Vision For Our Community

An open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community that cares for each other, fosters Jewish learning and journeys, embraces Jewish peoplehood and Israel, and acts as a force for good in the world.

Our Mission

To inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world by mobilizing our community in common purpose, intentional innovation, and effective action.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington transforms shared resources into Richer Lives and aStronger Community

We bring people and financial resources together to advance
our three-part mission:

  • To care for those in need
  • To deepen engagement in Jewish life and
    strengthen Jewish identity
  • To create connections among Jews locally,
    in Israel and around the world

In the Greater Washington area, Federation provides funds to
partner agencies:

  • 40 local beneficiary agencies
  • Area Jewish Schools
  • Youth groups
  • Community service programs
These Programs Serve 110,000 Jewish Households and 270,000 people in DC

Federation also partners with 21 national and international organizations, including the Jewish Agency for IsraelAmerican Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Ethiopian National Project and World ORT, to help provide rescue, relief and resettlement to Jews anywhere in the world.

Our success is due to the extraordinary partnership and trust with our stakeholders:

  • Donors
  • Volunteers
  • Partner Agencies (local, national, and international)
  • Professional Staff

Federation’s work is imbued with the Jewish values of:

Mutual responsibility
Tikkun Olam
Repairing the world
Gemilut Hasadim
Acts of loving kindness
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientation

Our History