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.

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

Weekly Reflection – October 27, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Friends, Today, we remember the eleven people killed during the October 27, 2018 attack in Pittsburgh. I know the pain and horror of that day still feel very real. As Jews, we had to contend with layers of tragedy, including heartbreaking loss of life, anti-Semitism made manifest, and an atrocious display of hate. Two years


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Weekly Reflection – October 23, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Friends, Many of us will spend time in the next two weeks voting and volunteering, donating and discussing, all so that we might have an impact on the future of our country. Indeed, the role of citizen has taken on new significance in this era of civic uncertainty and change. We are reminded, as we


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Ways to Give

6 critical areas of need.
52 partner agencies.
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Join us to build an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community.


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Directed Giving

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

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Planned Giving

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

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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

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Not Your Grandma's Estate & Financial Planning

Not Your Grandma’s Estate & Financial Planning

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington invites you to an exclusive opportunity to learn—and ask questions—from tax, legal, or financial experts in our community. Join Marcie L. Brecher, Esq., of West & Feinberg, P.C., and Brad Sherman, Founder and President of Sherman Wealth Management, for an engaging presentation on the many options available to help secure your Read More