Message from Gil

To Better Days Ahead, With Thanks

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Over the last year, the Jewish community has seen horrors we no longer thought possible. We have seen hatred arise that many believed was disappearing. And through it all, you Read more

Continuing Our Vital Work

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It is no secret that the war in Israel has significantly impacted Jewish communities around the world, including our own, with ripple effects both predictable and previously unthinkable. The resulting Read more

Building a Stronger Community Together

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In one of my first reflections of 2023, I wrote about the power of community and how we find the most success when we harness our unique experiences, understandings, and Read more

On Increasing the Light

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“How are you?” This seemingly innocent question has become difficult for many in the Jewish community to answer since October 7th. At times, there’s a slight hesitation or a heavy Read more

Our Continued Solidarity with Israel

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As we are approaching almost 60 days since Hamas attacked Israel and murdered over 1,200 Israelis, this moment carries a lot of uncertainty and tension. We rejoice at the return Read more

With Gratitude

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This past Tuesday, nearly 300,000 people came together on the National Mall for the March for Israel. I had the honor of serving on the organizing committee for this event Read more
Will you join me on Tuesday?

Will you join me on Tuesday?

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Friends, The Jewish community has united at critical moments throughout history to demand action from national leaders. As we mark one month since Hamas’s attacks on Israel and the ripple Read more
Reminders for a New Time in Jewish History

Reminders for a New Time in Jewish History

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Friends, I write at a challenging time for the American Jewish community. As we collectively confront simultaneous challenges in Jewish Greater Washington and abroad, the safety and place of Jews Read more

Bearing Witness: Video Reflections on my Visit to Israel

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Today marks 20 days since Hamas attacked Israel, murdering 1,400 and kidnapping 228 Israelis, including babies, children, young adults, and Holocaust survivors. As the war continues, I’ve drawn strength from Read more
Video: Israel Crisis Update – A Report from the Ground from Federation’s CEO

Video: Israel Crisis Update – A Report from the Ground from Federation’s CEO

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On Sunday, October 22nd, Federation CEO, Gil Preuss, joined our community live from Israel to provide updates on the quickly evolving situation, emerging needs, and how our local community is Read more