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

Safety and Security Awareness Update

  Over the past week, there have been several unrelated incidents of concern in our community – a noncredible threat at a JCC, anti-Semitic graffiti at a synagogue, and a suspicious person trying to access a synagogue. We are monitoring these situations closely in partnership with those institutions and with local and Federal law enforcement.

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Broadening Our Thanksgiving Horizon

A reflection from Avi West, Master Teacher of Federation’s Jewish Education Department The Jewish Fall Festivals took us on a journey, turning us “inside out.” Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement focused our attention inwardly, examining our deeds and our quest to be better individual human beings. Then, Sukkot took us outside in booths and

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Carrying the Torch of Jewish Community: A Message from Gil Preuss

As my family prepares for Thanksgiving and my kids prepare to journey home from their various posts, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to pass on wisdom and tradition from one generation to the next. My deep connection to the Jewish people and Israel has had a profound impact on my

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Get to Know Robert Graves, Our Regional Director of Security for Greater Washington

Federation is pleased to introduce Robert Graves, our community’s Regional Director of Security with Secure Community Network (SCN), the official security and safety organization of the American Jewish community. We sat down with Robert to learn more about his role and the efforts he’s overseeing to keep our community secure. Tell us a bit about Read more

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

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Falafel Frenzy 2019

Boogie on Down at Falafel Frenzy! On December 24, join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Young Leadership for a night of dancing and mingling with hundreds of young adults from our local Jewish community. Enjoy drink specials and an amazing DJ all night! Tuesday, December 24 8:30 p.m. – close Mission Dupont 1606 20th Learn more

DC Jewish Preschool Fair

Wondering where to begin your search for the right Jewish preschool? Find answers and options for your family at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s DC Jewish Preschool Fair. Meet representatives from Jewish preschools in Washington, DC, and bring your little ones for story and music time! WHEN: Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:00 a.m. – Learn more