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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Weekly Reflection: On Pausing to Read

  Friends, I started writing this reflection two weeks ago. After watching what unfolded on January 6, however, I chose to set this draft aside and focus on the historic and heartbreaking events at the U.S. Capitol. This original topic, however, now strikes me as even more relevant—and that is the value of spending time


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Weekly Reflection: The Words I Will Remember

  Friends,   The poet Adrienne Rich described the power of language as the power to define “our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.” She might agree that when it comes to leadership, language matters. The way in which leaders choose to communicate can shape the ideas of a nation and have monumental impact


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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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Listen. Learn. Create: A Series on Race & Relations; Part 2

Explore the experience of Black Jews and Jews of Color in Greater Washington Monday, January 25, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Those who had an opportunity to participate in our first program, heard from Reverend Tim Warner and his family about the life of a Black middle class family living in a dominant White society. We Read More
Engage, Educate & Elevate: Child Development Tips During the Pandemic

Engage, Educate & Elevate: Tips for Engaging Kids During the Pandemic

Are you parenting a preschooler while working from home…during a global pandemic? The juggle is real. We are here to help! Join The Jewish Federation and early childhood education experts, Ora Cohen Rosenfeld and Miryam Buchler, for an engaging seminar about creating a positive learning environment during the pandemic. They will share tips to: Support Read More