Our Shared Impact

At Federation, we identify, evaluate and address these priorities with unparalleled commitment, passion and sensitivity. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that needs are met to create a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community and to foster and strengthen our connection with Jews in Israel and around the world.

Jewish Education

Jewish Education

Our Jewish future begins with accessible and affordable education. It continues with engaged, passionate leaders. See how your investment in Jewish education for all ages and abilities advances our collective community.

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Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable Populations

The foundation of a community lies in how it cares for its most vulnerable. In Greater Washington, we compassionately address the immediate and long-term needs of those who may not be able to advocate or provide for themselves.

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Israel and Overseas

Israel and Overseas

Connect with Israel and Jewish communities overseas and learn just how far your impact can reach.

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Our enduring commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) implores us to swiftly meet the needs of those in crisis, wherever they may be. Learn how together, we are transforming – and saving – lives around the world.

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Inclusive Community

Inclusive Community

Our community is built on the diverse voices of every individual. Explore how Federation’s commitment to inclusion emphasizes every community member’s unique value, dignity and capabilities.

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Jewish Identity

Jewish Identity

Whether your Jewish journey began years ago or yesterday, discover how Federation can empower you to deepen your connection to Jewish community, values, culture and tradition.

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News & Updates

A Stone of Hope: A Message from Our CEO Gil Preuss

  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ”To be a Jew is to help heal a broken world.” – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks In the United States, and especially in Washington, DC, we tell our stories through statues and monuments. In part, we use these statues to

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A New Year’s Message from Gil Preuss

As we approach the end of December, I am writing to thank you for all that you have done this past year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help another person. Thank you to everyone who responded positively when asked. Thank you to those who provided time, wisdom, creativity, passion and much more to

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The New Tax Law and Charitable Giving

  Chances are, you’re wondering about the effects of the new tax law or how the stock market will do next year. One thing is for sure: Things are going to be different in 2018. If the passage of the new tax law has inspired you to adjust or accelerate your year-end giving before 2018,

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Investing in our Future: A Message from Federation CEO Gil Preuss

As CEO of The Jewish Federation, I have the unique opportunity to connect with many of the talented and committed people who lead and sustain Jewish Greater Washington through their work on behalf of our local agencies and congregations. Last week, I was honored to address the annual gathering of more than 700 educators from

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Ways to Give

6 critical areas of need.
52 partner agencies.
One Federation.

Join us in making a measurable impact
with immeasurable heart.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Reach influential, connected and engaged community members looking to support companies who care. Make an impact today.

Directed Giving

Directed Giving

A direct gift will support the programs and partners most meaningful to you. Give to your passion.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Ensure that the programs you care about most remain vibrant and strong for generations to come.  Leave your legacy.

Emergency Campaigns

Emergency Campaigns

In times of crisis, respond to the critical needs of individuals and communities facing hardship. Be there for those in need.

Upcoming Events

in the Greater Washington Area

Doing Good with PJ Our Way at a Pet Adoption Event

  CALLING ALL DOG LOVERS: PJ Our Way is teaming up with Friends of Homeless Animals to comfort the dogs currently living at the shelter. Join the volunteer efforts to make dog toys, read to the dogs and learn about how you can help homeless animals. Sunday, January 21 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. JCC

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Israel Engagement Fellowship

The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is an eight-part program that teaches teen leaders to explore their connection with Israel in a meaningful way. Alongside friends, participants will examine the centrality of Israel in Jewish History, discover the many facets of Israel, examine the Israeli-Arab conflict, learn from differing narratives and develop Learn more