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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News & Updates

Standing Strong & Secure

In an interview this past Monday, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker recounted the chilling hours when he and three of his congregants were held hostage in their synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel. I’ve been replaying his words in my mind. “Unfortunately, we’ve experienced great difficulty and challenge as a people,” he said. “At the same time, we’ve experienced ...

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A Force for Good

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to share feedback on my recent reflections. Your comments continue to be thought-provoking and inspiring, and I’m always grateful to hear your perspectives. As we approach Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and the national Day of Service inspired by his life, I’ve been thinking ...

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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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Lion of Judah Learning Cohorts

The Learning Cohorts are currently at capacity. Should anyone be unable to participate, we will reach out to women on the wait list. (Register for the waitlist) A four-part series from January – June 2022 From January through June 2022, the Lions of Judah will focus on creating stronger connections, furthering their understanding of the Read More
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Virtually Limitless: A Monthly Book and Author Series

Our Shared Shelf Season 2: National Women’s Philanthropy Monthly Book & Author Series Explore Anna's Dance: A Balkan Odyssey by Michele Levy Even if you don't have time to read the book first...we want to see you online!  Register Open to all female-identifying donors of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Zoom link provided upon Read More