Federation’s 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

Providing accessible and affordable Jewish education to build and strengthen the Jewish community.

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Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable Populations

Expanding services to the most vulnerable among us to meet the growing needs of at-risk populations locally, in Israel and around the world.

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Israel and Overseas

Israel and Overseas

Offering unwavering support for and education about Israel and 70 other Jewish communities around the world.

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Responding swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals and communities in crisis by delivering support, respite and relief.

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Inclusion

Inclusion

Building a welcoming and inclusive community for all by growing the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.

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Jewish Identity

Jewish Identity

Increasing opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life to offer members of our community a multitude of ways to embark on their Jewish journey.

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News & Updates

Thanksgiving’s Jewish Roots and Wings: A Message from Federation CEO Gil Preuss

As Thanksgiving draws near, you may be planning for the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie …. but have you considered preparing four questions for table talk?  The idea has been on my mind for the past few weeks, as I’ve considered celebrating the quintessential American holiday and its connection to Jewish tradition and

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An Ethiopian Jew Makes Aliyah A Second Time

Federation’s former Senior Shlicha (emissary), Pnina Agenyahu shares a personal recount of her return to Israel after four years with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. “In November 1984 my mother left Ethiopia with me on her back, walking for 14 days and 15 nights through Sudan to travel to Israel. This summer, after four

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Celebrate Our Local Teacher-Treasures at ROUTES

By Avi West In a commentary on the Song of Songs, tradition maintains that “Teachers and students are society’s most beautiful ornaments!”  On November 5th, a sample of sacred Jewish jewels will be on display at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. On that day, in a Federation program of adult Jewish learning called ROUTES,

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A Message from Federation’s CEO: Israel YOUR Way 2017

I have just returned from Federation’s Israel YOUR Way Mission to Israel, alongside nearly one hundred of our passionate and dedicated Greater Washington community members. Throughout our journey, we saw many of the miracles of Israel and what it has created over the past 70 years. We also heard many of the ongoing challenges that

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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

Israel Engagement Fellowship

The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is an eight-part program that teaches teen leaders to explore their connection with Israel in a meaningful way. Fellows will learn about the importance of the State of Israel within Jewish history, and graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to develop their own Israel story. This Learn more

Talk Israel

Get Ready to build stronger connections to Israel. Get Set to explore campus activism. Come with your friends to Talk Israel in a safe space. Talk Israel is a one-day conference that teaches teens about Israel advocacy and engagement. A variety of workshops and activities throughout the day will educate teens about all things Israel,

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