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

Molly Gravholt Named New Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

WASHINGTON, DC (February 25, 2021)—The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to announce that Molly Gravholt will become its first Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. Gravholt will officially begin her new role on March 1. Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation, noted, “We are very pleased to welcome Molly Gravholt as the newest ...

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Meet Molly Gravholt, Federation’s New Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Molly Gravholt to our professional team as our Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. Learn more about Molly’s background, what excites her about her new role, and her outlook on the greatest opportunities for Federation. Read the press release to learn more about Molly's professional experience. ...

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Directed Giving

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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.

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From Election and Beyond: Jewish Identity and Civic Responsibility


The global Jewish community has faced significant challenges and shifts over the past year including the COVID-19 pandemic, deep economic recession, the 2020 U.S. election, the Abraham Accords, increased polarization, rising anti-Semitism, and challenges to Jewish institutions. What impact will these critical developments have on Jewish identity, Jewish civic engagement, Jewish peoplehood, and collective healing? Read More
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Passover Virtual Cooking Demonstration with Chef Michael Solomonov

Join hundreds across our Jewish community on March 16 at 8:00 PM to enjoy a FREE virtual Passover cooking demonstration with famed Chef Michael Solomonov! The James Beard Foundation award-winning chef will demonstrate how to cook the perfect Passover meal, from charoset to mina (Sephardic pie), just in time for the holiday. Register for free today! Tuesday, March 16 | Read More