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

Weekly Reflection: Good Deeds Year

  Friends,  Throughout the Passover break, I found myself standing in my backyard thinking of all the things I had meant to accomplish during quarantine. I had ambitions of constructing raised flower beds. Of planting vegetables. Of becoming a tried-and-true gardener. This, as you might guess, did not happen.   Of course, kicking myself for not being more committed to my would-be hobbies, or not exercising more, led me


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Agents of Hope: A Message from Gil Preuss

  Friends, To me, Passover is a ritual with the perfect blend of continuity and innovation. Indeed, many of us find comfort in Passover’s familiar structure. Every year, Jews around the world gather with loved ones to relive the Passover story and relish in traditional texts, songs, and flavors. And though we celebrate in our


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Ways to Give

6 critical areas of need.
52 partner agencies.
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Join us to build an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community.


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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

Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Presents: Cosmetics & Cocktails

Join the Pomegranates for an evening with local beauty expert, Emily Goldberg of Emily Cosmetics. Emily will share her branded make-up tutorial, Quarantine Eyes, with tips and tricks to enhance our eyes and help us feel beautiful and confident as we wear our masks in public.

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Yom Ha’Atzamaut Musical Masterclass with Federation’s Community Shlichim

This April, popular Israeli hip-hop band Jimbo J invites you to be a guest artist for their special Yom Ha’Atzamaut Musical Masterclass. Celebrate Israel with other music lovers for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn with rising star, lead vocalist and writer, Jimbo, as he breaks down the process of writing and composing some of his most Read More