Message from Gil

I Am Thankful for You: A Message from Gil Preuss

I Am Thankful for You: A Message from Gil Preuss

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“How strange we are in the world, and how presumptuous our doings! Only one response can maintain us: gratefulness for witnessing the wonder, for the gift of our unearned right Read more
Who We Want to Be: A Message from Gil Preuss

Who We Want to Be: A Message from Gil Preuss

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In a few days, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the start of a new year and once again reflect on the many ways we can narrow the gap between our actions and our Read more
Building Community & Civic Life: A July 4th Message from Gil Preuss

Building Community & Civic Life: A July 4th Message from Gil Preuss

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The topics of community and responsibility come up often in my conversations and have been at the forefront of our work in defining the role Federation can and should play Read more
What Brings Us Together: A Message from Gil Preuss

What Brings Us Together: A Message from Gil Preuss

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Since last August, when I began as CEO of The Jewish Federation, I have enjoyed getting to know hundreds and hundreds of people across DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. The

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Making our Voices Heard: A Message from our CEO

Making our Voices Heard: A Message from our CEO

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It’s no secret that Greater Washington is home to thousands of committed, generous and passionate people – those who lead by example, who stand strong in their convictions and who Read more
Israel@70: A Personal Reflection from Our CEO

Israel@70: A Personal Reflection from Our CEO

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When I was a child growing up in Jerusalem in the early 1970s, Israel was a very different place than the one we know today. It was, in many ways, Read more
The Gift of the Passover Seder: A Message from Our CEO

The Gift of the Passover Seder: A Message from Our CEO

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As we prepare to begin our Passover celebrations this evening, I am reminded of a quote by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov that feels especially pertinent today. "The Exodus from Egypt,” Read more

Network Event: Remarks from CEO, Gill Preuss

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Good evening everyone and thank you for coming. Before moving on, Let’s pause for a moment and think about what we just saw….a Jewish preschool, teachers, classmates, and parents, all Read more

The Conversations We Need to Be Having: A Message from Our CEO

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This is conference season in the Jewish community. Many organizations will be holding major events and meetings, and important business will get done. I’ve attended hundreds of these gatherings and Read more
Announcing the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study

Announcing the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study

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“The mission of Jewish leaders in the 21st century should be how to ensure the continued, significant renaissance of the Jewish people, ensuring a sense of belonging by every Jew Read more