Israel War

Fighting Antisemitism on Campus, Accelerating Gender-Based Giving Post-October 7th, and More . It’s Friday.

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This time of year, you can feel the energy throughout our community. It’s marked by warmer weather, graduations, the countdown to summer camp, and my personal favorite – tending to Read more

Updates from Mexico City, Remembrance and Celebration, and More. It’s Friday.

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I write today from Mexico City, where I am traveling with Federation’s Jewish Community Leaders Program to explore this vibrant Jewish community. Though the mission has been wonderful, today’s news from Israel was sobering: Read more

When You Don’t Know What to Do, Do What You Know

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A reflection from Avi Eisen, Federation Shaliach (Israeli emissary) to Beth Sholom Congregation In my initial month as a ship commander in the navy, facing my first major challenge wasn't Read more

Campus Protests, Israel Aid Package, Yom HaShoah

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It’s Friday, and like so many in our community, I have been closely watching the alarming pro-Palestinian protests that erupted on way too many college campuses this past week, including Read more

Mi’Shoah Le’Tkuma: From the Dark Days of the Holocaust We are Reborn

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A reflection from Snir Holtzman, Federation Shaliach (Israeli emissary) to Temple Emanuel “This joy mixed with sadness, is, in a way, the essence of Israeli life.” Time moves faster than Read more

On Yom Hazikaron

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A reflection from Avia Halevi, Federation's Educational Engagement Shlicha (Israeli emissary) Yom Hazikaron (Israeli National Remembrance Day), 2019. I’m in the Chabad house in Delhi, India. I had just gotten Read more

The Day I Started Wearing my Magen David

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A reflection from Dean Bagdadi, Federation Shaliach (Israeli emissary) to Pozez JCC of Northern VA Until now, I’ve never worn a Jewish symbol in public. I don’t wear a Kippah; Read more

About Peoplehood and Resilience

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A reflection from Abraham Belilty, Federation Shaliach (Israeli emissary) to Shaare Torah As we approach the time to commemorate the lives lost on Yom Hazikaron (Israeli National Remembrance Day) and Read more

Iran, Rising Antisemitism, Passover Traditions. It’s Friday.

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It’s Friday, and I want to share a few thoughts from the week. As news reports began to spread late last night that Israel had attacked Iran in response to Read more

Your Impact: Aiding Displaced Israeli Families

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Shortly following October 7th, Federation Israel Crisis Relief Fund supported organizations providing emergency response throughout Israel. Part of our community’s support provided funds to Dror Israel to aid evacuation efforts Read more