Message from Gil

Weekly Reflection – January 31, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – January 31, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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For many people (though certainly not all), growing up Jewish meant being a passive consumer of something that felt beyond our grasp. Knowledge of Jewish texts, history, and tradition remained Read more
Looking Ahead: The Next Chapter in Inclusion

Looking Ahead: The Next Chapter in Inclusion

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This is part of a series of messages about the way we are thinking about our work in 2020 and beyond. At The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, we are Read more
Looking Ahead: Shining a Spotlight on Seniors

Looking Ahead: Shining a Spotlight on Seniors

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This is part of a series of messages about the way we are thinking about our work in 2020 and beyond.   To describe Jewish Greater Washington’s seniors is to describe a cohort Read more
Weekly Reflection – January 3, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – January 3, 2020: A Message from Gil Preuss

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It feels odd to start the new year speaking of anger and frustration, but I know that is what many of us are feeling in light of the recent anti-Semitic Read more
Looking Ahead: Engaging Millennials at a New Life Stage

Looking Ahead: Engaging Millennials at a New Life Stage

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This is the first in a series of messages about the way we are thinking about our work in 2020 and beyond. It was the poet Mark Strand who said, Read more
Our Added Value

Our Added Value

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I often meet with potential donors as part of my capacity as CEO. During both informal and formal meetings, I do my best to communicate the unique role Federation plays Read more
Weekly Reflection – December 6, 2019: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – December 6, 2019: A Message from Gil Preuss

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Jewish tradition is known for its multitude of opinions and its complex, consequential, and utterly fascinating debates. For thousands of years, our ability to disagree with each other has been Read more
Weekly Reflection – December 20, 2019: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – December 20, 2019: A Message from Gil Preuss

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We continue to see a frightening pattern of anti-Semitic violence nationally and globally. From Williamsburg to Berlin, campus quads to synagogues to halls of power, we have watched with grief Read more
Carrying the Torch of Jewish Community

Carrying the Torch of Jewish Community

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As my family prepares for Thanksgiving and my kids prepare to journey home from their various posts, I have been thinking a lot about what it means to pass on Read more
Weekly Reflection – November 22, 2019: A Message from Gil Preuss

Weekly Reflection – November 22, 2019: A Message from Gil Preuss

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the many ways you have helped guide our community and our organization this year. Read more