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

Community and Collective Memory: A Message from Gil Preuss

On October 27, we will mark one year since the horrifying attack on the congregations at the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh. It is a moment that will live on in the American Jewish story as both painful and historic. The often-abstract concepts of rising hate and anti-Semitism became all too real that day. Read more

Flash Philanthropy: Dinner, Drinks, and Doing Good!

Eva Davis Julien Guttman On Thursday, November 7, a passionate group of Jewish 20s & 30s from across the DMV will gather for Federation's Flash Philanthropy: a one-night-only giving circle experience. Presented by Federation’s Young Leadership, and co-chaired by Eva Davis and Julien Guttman, this unique opportunity will bring local young leaders together to discover Read more

Aspiring to Perfection and Embracing Brokenness

A Reflection from Avi West, Master Teacher of Federation’s Jewish Education Department Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is marked with penitential prayers and fasting, all focused on repairing our relationship with our fellow human beings and with our Creator. We gather to publicly acknowledge our failings and pledge to be better in the coming

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The Power of Cabinet: A Reflection by Matthew Berger

From the moment I walked into the hotel lobby in Toronto, I felt engulfed in community. Hugs from friends old and new. Excitement about the time we were about to spend together. The slightly nervous energy of those joining us for the first time. Four years ago, when I first joined The Jewish Federations of

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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

Ora: A Conversation About Fighting Anti-Semitism

Last month we began an engaging conversation about fighting anti-Semitism in our community. Please help us further the discussion we started. In this session, we will be joined by Meredith R. Weisel, Esq. Director, Maryland Government and Community Relations of Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), about anti-Semitism and its impact on our families and community. Learn more

The Network’s Roundtable on Impact Investing

Please join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The Network’s Roundtable for an exclusive panel conversation about Impact Investing through a Jewish lens, moderated by Todd Rich of Declaration Partners, LP. Our distinguished panel includes leading experts in the field who will share their investment strategies and perspectives on the social impact and financial Learn more