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

I Am Thankful for You: A Message from Gil Preuss

“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.

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A Message from Our CEO Gil Preuss: United in the Face of Hatred

On Monday, October 29, The Jewish Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Council hosted a communal service at Adas Israel Congregation to honor the victims of the attack in Pittsburgh. Below are the remarks shared by our CEO, Gil Preuss. Click here for the recording of the event. The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in North Read more

Statement on Shabbat Mass Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

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 at

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Federation Welcomes Shari Merrill as New Chief Impact Officer

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 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

Dancing falafel balls

Falafel Frenzy

This Christmas Eve, boogie on down for a night of dancing and mingling with hundreds of young adults from Greater Washington’s Jewish community. Enjoy drink specials and an amazing DJ all night! 100% of proceeds will go to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s continued efforts to build a stronger Jewish future locally, in Israel

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Federation’s Main Event

Join us to celebrate our community’s generosity and the impact you’ve had on strengthening the Jewish community locally, in Israel and overseas. Thursday, March 14, 2019 6:30 p.m. Washington, DC For questions and sponsorship information, please contact Ned Konin, Director of The Network, at ned.konin@shalomdc.org or 301-301-230-7224.  

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