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.
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.
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.
Connect with Israel and Jewish communities overseas and learn just how far your impact can reach.
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.
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.
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.
“How strange we are in the world, and how presumptuous our doings! Only one response can maintain us: gratefulness for witnessing the wonder, for the gift of our unearned right to serve, to adore, and to fulfill. It is gratefulness which makes the soul great.”- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel This has been a challenging season.Read more
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (JFGW) and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) are horrified and heartbroken by the despicable murderous attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood that took place this morning during Shabbat services. Words are insufficient to convey our community’s profound pain atRead more
WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2018)—The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to announce that Shari Merrill will become its first Chief Impact Officer. Merrill will officially begin her new role on October 29. Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation, noted, “We are very pleased to welcome Shari Merrill as the newest member ofRead more
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