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“Well-meaning people used to say that a Jewish state would be an answer to all Jewish questions. In truth, however, the State of Israel is a challenge to many of our answers. To be involved in the life of Israel is to be in labor.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel, Israel: An Echo of Eternity AsRead more
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and our Greater Washington Jewish community are angry and horrified by yet another senseless, violent, antisemitic attack on an American synagogue, this time at the Chabad in Poway, California. One person has been killed and three others, including a child, have beenRead more
A Reflection from Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath, Senior Program Officer, Federation’s Jewish Education Department On Sunday, April 10, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) hosted the graduation ceremony for the 10th and 11th cohorts of the Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship (IEF). IEF is one of TheRead more
Secure Community Network Partnership Enhances Security at Area Synagogues, Day Schools and other Facilities To better protect the 300,000 members of the Jewish community who worship and attend area synagogues, day schools and other facilities in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington announced today it has established a new partnershipRead more
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Celebrate Israel@71 with the J and your community: Celebrating Israeli Innovations Sunday, June 2 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. The JC of Northern Virginia 8900 Little River Turnpike Fairfax, VA Contact: Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, 703.537.3064 Highlights include: Performance by the Tzofim Friendship Caravan Hands-on activities “Masada” Rock Wall Food for purchase in Jerusalem Café Moon bounce and inflatable fun EntertainmentLearn more