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

Present in the Garden

Friends, Last week, our Federation professional team came together at a local taproom. It was the first in-person gathering we’ve had in a year and a half. There was no agenda, no goal setting, no work talk (well, maybe a little)—just a few hours of purely social time to enjoy each other’s company and confirm ...

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Living With Ambiguity

Friends, Last Sunday, we observed Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av. This fast day commemorates five historic calamities, including the destruction of the first and second Temples. The day is a sad one, but interestingly, it’s also said the Messiah will be born on Tisha B’Av. That belief may be ...

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Ways to Give

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

Join us to build an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community.


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

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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

in the Greater Washington Area

Sweet Summer Series with PJ Library®

Join PJ Library and our partners for playtime and popsicles at your local playground! We’ll gather with other families to socialize while social distancing. Check the schedule for one near you! Not ready for gathering outside yet? We will also have an online option! SEE THE SCHEDULE & REGISTER Good for all ages but most Read More
JFNA General Assembly

JFNA’s 2021 General Assembly

AT THE 2021 GENERAL ASSEMBLY, LEADERS OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY WILL SET THE COURSE FOR THE YEAR AHEAD. GA 2021 participants will review the current state of these issues and provide important input and direction for the coming year. We will consider pressing current events, but also look at long-term trends of Jewish equity, diversity Read More