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Turning Hope into Action

Turning Hope into Action

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“Optimism is the belief that the world is changing for the better; hope is the belief that, together, we can make the world better. The Hebrew Bible is not an Read more
Rebirth and Renewal

Rebirth and Renewal

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This past Tuesday marked Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. At a time of increased antisemitism in our community and across the country, Yom HaShoah reminds us not only to Read more
A Community that Cares for Each Other

A Community that Cares for Each Other

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In Greater Washington, thousands of people face a daily struggle to meet basic needs. As a Jewish community, it is our sacred obligation to care for them. At Federation, we Read more
Confronting & Combating Antisemitism

Confronting & Combating Antisemitism

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Yesterday, our partners at the ADL released their Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2022, revealing deeply troubling national and local numbers. In Northern Virginia, incidents of anti-Jewish hate and bias increased Read more
Our Voice in this Defining Moment

Our Voice in this Defining Moment

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Federation believes that Israel must be a democratic state for all of its citizens and, simultaneously, a homeland for the global Jewish people. We remain committed to continuing to strengthen Read more
Remembering Judy Heumann, z”l

Remembering Judy Heumann, z”l

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Like thousands of others in our community and around the world, I've spent this week thinking about Judy Heumann, z”l, a trailblazer of the disability rights movement. For more than Read more
In Pursuit of a More Inclusive Jewish Community

In Pursuit of a More Inclusive Jewish Community

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Last month, our community came together to recognize Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month, or JDAIM, as we do each February. Federation prioritizes this work year-round in partnership with Read more
A Critical Moment for Engagement with Israel

A Critical Moment for Engagement with Israel

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Today, we mark one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and with your generous support, our community continues to care for those in need in the region. To learn more Read more
Continuing Our Work in and for Ukraine

Continuing Our Work in and for Ukraine

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Next Friday will mark one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. And though the news cycle frequently shifts to focus on other issues, the needs of Ukrainians have compounded, worsening with Read more
Supporting Earthquake Survivors in Turkey & Syria

Supporting Earthquake Survivors in Turkey & Syria

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In just the past few years, our community has come together to respond to a pandemic, war in Ukraine, multiple refugee crises, and needs throughout Jewish Greater Washington. In each Read more