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

An Interactive Look at Our Communal Accomplishments

Friends, 2021 hasn’t been easy, as we all know. Many in our community have faced significant challenges. And yet, 2021 also highlighted our community’s strength, resilience, and compassion. I encourage you to take a few moments to peruse Federation’s just-released 2021 Annual Report—a fully digital, immersive, and interactive showcase of our work over the past year ...

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The Power of Listening

Dear Friends, I recently watched Worth, the biopic about DC attorney Kenneth Feinberg and his administration of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. I first met Ken through his wife, Dede Feinberg, former president of Federation and a longtime Jewish communal leader locally, nationally, and overseas. When Worth was released, I was eager to see Hollywood’s take on how Ken approached an unthinkable ...

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Ways to Give

6 critical areas of need.
52 partner agencies.
One Federation.

Join us to build an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community.


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Reach influential, connected and engaged community members looking to support companies who care. Make an impact today.

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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

in the Greater Washington Area

Women's Philanthropy Pomegranate Circle

Women, Wine & Wisdom

Join Federation's Pomegranates for an afternoon of wine tasting! Learn about wine tasting from Brett Drucker, sommelier at Own Your Palate, learn about wine's special place in Jewish tradition with Debra Beland Ackerman, Director of Education & Youth Activities at Olam Tikvah, and meet Talia Garber, one of Federation's Community Shlichim. Sunday, October 24 | Read More
Federation’s Roots Society

Roots Society Appreciation Event

In appreciation of your dedication, generous donations, and indelible impact on our community for the past 20+ years, we invite you to join us for our inaugural Roots Society* Appreciation Event, featuring a conversation with three local community leaders. Rabbi Aderet Drucker of the Den Collective, Rachel Gildiner of GatherDC, and Rabbi Daniel Novick of George Mason Read More