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

In Awe of Awe

Friends, One of the most memorable experiences from my childhood came when I was on a family vacation as a teenager at Yosemite National Park. Going on a hike and turning a corner, I encountered an extraordinary waterfall. The sound, the volume of water, the light, and the rainbows were all in front of me. ...

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On Gratitude and Giving

Friends, Last Thanksgiving, we were presented with difficult questions amid the pandemic. A time usually reserved for us to slow down and gather with loved ones instead brought on feelings of stress and tremendous loss for many of us. This year, I’m thankful to be able to return to a sense of normalcy—even if it’s ...

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Ways to Give

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52 partner agencies.
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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

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Virtually Limitless: A Monthly Book and Author Series

Our Shared Shelf Season 2: National Women’s Philanthropy Monthly Book & Author Series Explore The Wagamama Bride: A Jewish Family Saga Made in Japan by Liane Grunberg Wakabayashi Even if you don't have time to read the book first...we want to see you online!  Register Open to all female-identifying donors of The Jewish Federation of Read More
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Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Puppet Show and Playdate

The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo is premiering Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins by Eric Kimmel, and we want your family to join us! Sunday, December 12th | 3:45 PM Please join us on the playground at 3:45 pm, and then enjoy the 4:30 show. The Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Read More