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As CEO of The Jewish Federation, I have the unique opportunity to connect with many of the talented and committed people who lead and sustain Jewish Greater Washington through their work on behalf of our local agencies and congregations. Last week, I was honored to address the annual gathering of more than 700 educators fromRead more
Living in Jerusalem as a young child after the six-day war, I was able to wander the streets, walk through the old city, visit the Kotel (Western Wall) and go to the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) with ease. I experienced a wondrous city that for the first time in many years appeared to be at peace.Read more
With Chanukah’s approach, I’ve been giving some thought to the true origins of the holiday, and how they mirror some of the challenges we face as a society today. The holiday hoopla of dreidels, jelly donuts, potato latkes and presents masks the dark secret of the holiday’s history. While it is true that the MaccabeesRead more
As Thanksgiving draws near, you may be planning for the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie …. but have you considered preparing four questions for table talk? The idea has been on my mind for the past few weeks, as I’ve considered celebrating the quintessential American holiday and its connection to Jewish tradition andRead more
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Meet Pamela Ehrenberg, author of the new PJ Library® book, The Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas. Join us for a special story time and book signing, followed by crafts and vegetarian Indian snacks. Your ticket gets you a copy of the book to get a personalized autograph from Pamela, as well as take-home goodies! QUESTIONS?Learn more
Join Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® and Commissary DC for our 4th annual Latke-Palooza! What better way to celebrate the story of Chanukah than with a “bottomless” latke and deep fried donut bar? Taste Commissary DC’s gourmet latkes, featuring traditional, sweet potato and brussel sprout latkes. Basic ticket ($22.00) includes entry to the event and access to theLearn more