Get Involved

Get Involved

YOUNG LEADERSHIP

Young Leadership is the entry point for young adults to become involved in the Greater Washington Jewish community. We provide a social connection, networking opportunities, leadership development, philanthropic advancement and a deepening of Jewish knowledge in an effort to ensure that the communal values of one generation will be carried into the next.

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BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL: SHORASHIM – DC COMMUNITY TRIPS

On the DC Community trips, discover the awesome adventure of Israel from the inside, through the eyes and hearts of your new Israeli friends. Along with other young adults from the Greater Washington area, travel for 10 days with Israelis your age, who share the beauty, excitement and complexities of their country with you.

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JEWISH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

The Jewish Leadership Institute (JLI) offers lay leaders and professionals working in a Jewish setting opportunities to explore and develop their personal Jewish leadership skills and style. JLI is committed to Jewish leadership education, Jewish leadership opportunities, and leadership recognition. JLI offers classes, training, networking, placement, and web dialogue across the Jewish community.

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TEEN ENGAGEMENT

Our teen engagement opportunities provide teens in the Greater Washington Jewish community to explore their connections with the Jewish people, while connecting with other teens and participating in leadership development, Israel advocacy, philanthropy, and more. We partner directly with teens in order to co-create meaningful and innovative programs and initiatives.

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Julia B.

Julia B.

Jewish Day School

One of the greatest gifts I received from my day school education was the ability to weave together different parts of my identity to form a stronger me. The integration of Judaic and general studies at Berman Hebrew Academy prepared me to become an educated, informed and caring citizen of our community, our nation and of the world.

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY

Women’s Philanthropy increases support for the Jewish community locally and abroad by developing leadership and raising awareness about the needs in the Jewish community through our three pillars: philanthropy, social action and education. Being a part of Women’s Philanthropy is an affirmation of our connection to our families, our community and Jewish people everywhere.

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THE NETWORK

Take your networking to the next level with The Network of The Federation. Join Jewish business leaders from across Greater Washington and connect with like-minded business professionals. The Network offers exclusive opportunities to engage with government officials, top industry executives and peers from a variety of industries at one-of-a-kind programs. Let’s Network and explore together how to expand the reach of your philanthropic and business ventures.

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PJ LIBRARY®

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to offer PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) to our entire community! This program provides families raising Jewish children from 6 months–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Every month, families enrolled in PJ Library® receive one high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD as a gift from the community.

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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Federation’s department of Jewish Life & Learning (JLL) provides thought-leadership, educational resources and consultation that inspire new approaches to Jewish learning, engagement and culture. Through JLL, Federation delivers high-quality educational training, professional development, teen engagement programming, inclusion and disability expertise, early childhood educational resources and adult learning opportunities. The combined efforts of JLL support the Greater Washington community’s professional Jewish educators and promote Jewish living and learning through Israel engagement, philanthropy, family activities and community involvement.

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DOING GOOD

Federation’s Jconnect is our community’s website for the community calendar, volunteer opportunities and a database of everything Jewish in Greater Washington.

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JEWISH FOOD EXPERIENCE®

The Jewish Food Experience® (JFE) brings people together through the universal language of Jewish food, which is so much a part of Jewish culture, tradition and even religion. And food is a shared experience, so JFE also wants to help you make the most of times with families and friends.

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Disabilities & Inclusion

Advancing the ideal of disability inclusion and strengthening our community; connecting individuals and families to programs and service and providing the tools to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities.

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What the Money Does

800+

adults participate in the yearly Routes program, which offers 70 unique sessions during the community-wide day of Jewish learning.

2,653

children attended one of six Federation-supported Jewish day schools that provide educational excellence and give children a substantive Jewish identity built on a strong foundation of Jewish learning and values.

$53,000+

provided 32 area congregational schools with funding to support religious school activities as a catalyst for transforming educational programs.