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

Looking Ahead: The Next Chapter in Inclusion A Message from Gil Preuss

This is part of a series of messages about the way we are thinking about our work in 2020 and beyond. At The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, we are motivated by a clear and compelling vision of what Jewish life can be. Our team of professionals and volunteers are inspired to do this work

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Engaging Community Builders in Learning Through a Jewish Lens

When we began our partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America last year, our series dove into issues relating to Jewish identity and the American Jewish relationship with Israel. In our second year, we continue to touch on these themes and take a closer look at Jewish tradition and modern Jewish debates. Last Read more

Looking Ahead: Shining a Spotlight on Seniors

A Message from Gil Preuss This is part of a series of messages about the way we are thinking about our work in 2020 and beyond.   To describe Jewish Greater Washington’s seniors is to describe a cohort of people actively engaged in Jewish life and with causes that matter most to them and to the wellbeing of our community. Representing one-fifth of Read more

Looking Ahead: Engaging Millennials at a New Life Stage

This is the first in a series of messages about the way we are thinking about our work in 2020 and beyond. It was the poet Mark Strand who said, “The future is always beginning now.” As one transformative decade ends and a new one begins, our team at Federation is stepping into 2020 with

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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

Ora DC: January 2020

Join us to hear from Dr. Sara Imershein, a Mohelet (a person who performs ritual circumcisions) and an obstetrician/gynecologist who is dedicating her retirement to circumcision, abortion, and advocacy. Dr. Imershein will share her personal journey and how her Jewish values guide her work and commitment to empowering women to create the families they wish

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Ora Northern Virginia: January 2020

Join us at Total Wine & More in McLean to learn the five S’s of wine tasting and approaches to food pairing with Federation’s shlicha (Israeli Emissary) and wine expert, Talia Gerber. Hear about wine’s place in Jewish tradition and heritage with Debra Beland Ackerman, Director of Education & Youth Activities at Olam Tikvah. Discover

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