Message from Gil

On Gratitude for our Community

On Gratitude for our Community

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Over the past several years, our community has faced and overcome many challenges together. And, of course, we continue to live in uncertain and difficult times. Rising antisemitism, widespread economic insecurity, Read more
What We Do Now: A Message on Antisemitism

What We Do Now: A Message on Antisemitism

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Yesterday, overt antisemitism touched our community once again. As children waited for their school bus in Bethesda, they faced horrifying messages threatening our community. Simultaneously, residents in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood Read more
Supporting Ongoing Needs in Ukraine

Supporting Ongoing Needs in Ukraine

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Ten months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the American news cycle has shifted with other pressing situations frequently grasping our attention. What hasn’t changed, however, is the crisis facing those within Read more
Our Work in this Moment

Our Work in this Moment

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“Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has Read more
Engagement for a Collective Future

Engagement for a Collective Future

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This past Tuesday, I was proud to represent The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as we helped sponsor and host President of Israel Isaac Herzog’s visit to Washington, DC as Read more
Amplifying our Collective Impact

Amplifying our Collective Impact

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It’s understandable to question how we can make a significant difference and affect change amid constant evolution and many concurrent crises. How can I support those in need in the Read more
On the Season of Our Rejoicing

On the Season of Our Rejoicing

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As we settle into another year of our collective journey, the news cycle and the world around us remain intense. Our community continues to experience rising hatred and antisemitism shared Read more
Our Enduring Commitment

Our Enduring Commitment

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As we observed Yom Kippur this week, many of our hearts, thoughts, and prayers were with those still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Ian. Whole communities were wiped out Read more
Building a Vibrant & Secure Community

Building a Vibrant & Secure Community

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I hope that your Rosh Hashanah celebrations were meaningful and joyous. During these semi-quiet moments between High Holidays, I’ve been thinking a lot about what enables our Jewish community to Read more
Celebrating Those Who Make a Difference

Celebrating Those Who Make a Difference

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On Sunday evening, we welcome Rosh Hashanah. Upon looking forward to a year filled with promise, I have also been reflecting on the accomplishments spurring us on. As our latest Read more