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.
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.
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.
Connect with Israel and Jewish communities overseas and learn just how far your impact can reach.
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.
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.
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.
For the past eight years, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has partnered with The Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper, a program that facilitates 100% Federation-funded grant distribution for first-year Jewish overnight campers. In 2018, Federation increased our One Happy Camper allocation from $54,000 to $104,000, providing $50,000 in additional grant funding forRead more
When I was a little kid, I used to make my parents crazy because I liked to break my toys open. Sure, I played with my toys. But I inevitably became more curious about what was inside the toy than in actually playing with it in a conventional sense. I’d venture to guess that kids likeRead more
The topics of community and responsibility come up often in my conversations and have been at the forefront of our work in defining the role Federation can and should play in the Greater Washington area. This seems especially pertinent as we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July. Growing up, July 4th was alwaysRead more
By Sarah Rabin Spira, Manager, PJ Library Glitter and drag queens and family Havdalah service—oh my! The recent Drag Queen Story Time and Havdalah embodies The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s values of inclusion, education and meaningful ritual. It also represents what can happen when community organizations work together to promote purposeful social and religiousRead more
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Join us for this annual, end-of-summer celebration when the Washington Nationals take on the Miami Marlins. More than 1,500 Jewish community members will come out to the ballgame to celebrate our city’s love of baseball, the Nationals and the Jewish community. Receive a free, limited edition Nationals hat when you buy your tickets with Federation! EnsureLearn more
Join Federation’s Young Leadership on Hawthorne’s rooftop as we welcome our eleven cultural and educational shlichim (Israeli emissaries) to DC. Your ticket includes one free drink and an amazing opportunity to meet a unique group of cultural ambassadors who have moved here to work in our local synagogues and schools to enhance our connection toLearn more