Message from Gil

Reflections on a Powerful Journey

Reflections on a Powerful Journey

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This week, I had the privilege of participating in Federation’s Rabbinic and Communal Leadership Mission to Alabama. Federation is proud and honored to create experiences like these as part of Read more
On Remembering & Our Greatest Strength

On Remembering & Our Greatest Strength

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The recent spate of antisemitic incidents in our community feels particularly troubling against the backdrop of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But despite what may appear, at times, to be a troubling outlook, our community continues Read more
Relationships and the Power of Working Together

Relationships and the Power of Working Together

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Throughout my time working for and serving the Greater Washington Jewish community, I have become increasingly convinced of a core idea: we are more effective when we work together. I have found Read more
On Celebration & Change: Marking Israel at 75

On Celebration & Change: Marking Israel at 75

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Federation is proud to lead this year’s community celebration of Israel‘s milestone 75th year of independence alongside many incredible partners throughout Greater Washington. I encourage you to visit our new Israel at Read more
Remembering Paul Berger, z”l

Remembering Paul Berger, z”l

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On January 4th, our community lost a true giant: beloved friend, community leader, and Federation past president, Paul Berger, z”l. I was grateful and fortunate to call Paul my friend and Read more
Wishing You a Happy New Year

Wishing You a Happy New Year

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When I look back on 2022 — and ahead to 2023 — it is with deep pride in the community we’re building together. Despite the significant volatility and challenges, we’ve come together Read more
A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

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This Chanukah, the light of our candles and our community feels especially important. A few years ago, during another cold, dark Chanukah season, our late colleague and master teacher Avi Read more
Living Proudly Together

Living Proudly Together

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Federation's mission is to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world. To a certain extent, this is a very simple idea. Alongside our partners, we seek Read more
Glowing Brightly Together

Glowing Brightly Together

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As Federation partner Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital recently wrote on Facebook, “our lights glow brightest together.” This year, our Jewish community in Greater Washington truly Read more
Connecting with Purpose

Connecting with Purpose

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I have always believed that Judaism is counter cultural. Even when society might be focused on the individual, we recognize and insist that community is at the core of who Read more