Leadership Updates

Celebrating Next Gen Leaders, Supporting Ukraine, and More: Federation Leadership Briefing

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As we continue to navigate a challenging start to 2022, I am thankful for the incredible leadership, generosity, and partnerships that keep Jewish Greater Washington strong. We could not have Read more

A Northern Virginia Update: The Power of Community

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Today, across Northern Virginia and throughout the Jewish world we celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim – a favorite of both children and adults. During Purim, we celebrate Jewish survival Read more

Our Impact in Ukraine: Federation Leadership Briefing

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When Russia first invaded Ukraine, we knew from our decades of work on the ground that the Jewish communal needs would be vast. Federation’s Ukraine Emergency Fund opened just hours Read more

Federation Leadership Briefing: 2021 Campaign Results and Updates on Security

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As Federation officially closes the book on 2021, I want to extend my gratitude to Jewish Greater Washington for another amazing year together. Guided by your leadership, partnership, and support,

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A Northern Virginia Update: Individual and Communal Safety and Security

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is committed to keeping our entire Greater Washington Jewish community safe and secure. Following the horrendous incident in Colleyville TX, Federation held a community Read more

A Northern Virginia Update: Cross-organizational collaboration strengthens our NOVA community

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It is amazing to continue meeting more and more community members across NOVA, including recently at the rebrand party for Moishe House Arlington (formerly Moishe House Northern Virginia).

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Federation Leadership Briefing: September-October 2021

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At Federation, our goal of building, sustaining, and growing vibrant Jewish life is multifaceted, and includes expanding access to Jewish life to every member of our community.

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On Safety and Security: Education, Vigilance, Funding, and a Look Ahead

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According to data from the ADL, 2020 was the third-highest year on record for antisemitic incidents since the organization began tracking them in 1979.

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A Northern Virginia Update: Looking Back and Forward at Jewish Life in NOVA

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As The Jewish Federation’s Field Manager for Northern Virginia (NOVA), I am grateful to the nearly 100 of you who met with me during my first few months in the role.

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Sharing the Latest from on the Ground: A Message from Shari Merrill

Sharing the Latest from on the Ground: A Message from Shari Merrill

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I am proud to share the latest from our Federation Rabbinic Mission to Israel, which concludes today following a whirlwind 57 hours on the ground.

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