Message from Gil

VIDEO – State of the Community: A Webinar with Federation CEO Gil Preuss

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An engaging and encouraging discussion about the state of our community and Federation's work, with Federation CEO Gil Preuss and Heather Moran, CEO & Executive Director of Sixth & I. Read more
A Thanksgiving Message from Our CEO, Gil Preuss

A Thanksgiving Message from Our CEO, Gil Preuss

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Thanksgiving 2020 is going to feel very different, regardless of what our plans may look like. Even if we can safely see a few family members or friends, others will Read more
Weekly Reflection – November 6, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – November 6, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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As I write this, the results of the presidential election are crystallizing but remain unclear. We do not yet have an official call about the path our country will travel. Read more
Weekly Reflection – October 27, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – October 27, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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Today, we remember the eleven people killed during the October 27, 2018 attack in Pittsburgh. I know the pain and horror of that day still feel very real. As Jews, Read more
Weekly Reflection – October 23, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – October 23, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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Many of us will spend time in the next two weeks voting and volunteering, donating and discussing, all so that we might have an impact on the future of our Read more
Weekly Reflection – October 16, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – October 16, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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This has been a season of tending to immediate and short-term needs. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have joined with the Greater Washington Jewish community in raising and Read more
Weekly Reflection – October 9, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – October 9, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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The pandemic may have put some security issues on hold but, unfortunately, it has not decreased the need to remain proactive and vigilant against those who would do us harm. Read more
Weekly Reflection – October 2, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – October 2, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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We made it through the first-ever “remote” Yom Kippur. Some, like my daughter in Colorado, joined socially-distanced in-person services, but most of us observed the day at home, online. I Read more
Weekly Reflection – September 25, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – September 25, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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The Jewish people are a people of memory. As teacher and thinker Avraham Infeld describes, the Jewish experience is characterized not simply by history—learning about and recounting past events—but by Read more
Weekly Reflection – September 17, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – September 17, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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Tomorrow, Jews around the world will pause our busy lives to greet the new Jewish year. Rosh Hashanah is a holiday layered with meaning, but at its core, it is Read more