News & Updates

Moving Forward Together

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On the heels of Capital Chai: Federation’s 2022 Annual Meeting, I feel deeply connected to, and proud of, the Greater Washington Jewish community. And as we take steps forward in Read more

A Night to Remember

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Last night at Capital Chai: Federation’s 2022 Annual Meeting, I was grateful to connect with many of you. It was an honor to be together as we celebrated the unwavering Read more

Reuniting Ethiopian Jewry in Israel: An Interview with Laura Cutler

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As antisemitic incidents continue in our community and nationally, the safety and security of our Jewish community remains a top priority for Federation. I encourage you to join the June Read more

An Interview with Laura Cutler on Ethiopian Aliyah

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Recently, Laura Cutler, Federation Board Member and Managing Director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University, represented Jewish Greater Washington on an incomparable mission to Ethiopia and Israel Read more

Celebrating our Communal Leaders

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Today marks 100 days since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Federation continues to work closely with our partners on the ground in the region and collaborate with Read more

Moving Beyond Thoughts & Prayers

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I write to you today from a place of deep pain and frustration. I am shaken, not with surprise, but with the palpable devastation, anger, and heartbreak that have become Read more

Resilience, Challenge, and Change in Israel

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Pictured: (l to r) Rabbi Daniel Zemel, Gil Preuss, Rabbi David Spinrad, Rabbi Deborah Megdal, Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Rabbi Aaron Potek, Rabbi Mitch Berkowitz, Rabbi Uri Topolosky, and Rabbi Evan Read more
Meet Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Federation’s Director of Jewish Journeys and Engagement

Meet Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Federation’s Director of Jewish Journeys and Engagement

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A long-time engagement professional in the Jewish communal world, Rabbi Sarah Tasman brings a multitude of experiences and perspectives into her work, integrating creativity, healing, and spiritual practice. A native Read more

Creating a Community of Belonging

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In today’s social and political landscape, American society and the Jewish community are facing growing divisions on topics that define us – from politics to identity to core values and Read more

Embracing an Evolving Israel

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Those dedicated to Israel’s bright future will not be deterred by senseless violence, like the recent attack in Elad on Thursday night, during a Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration. As we mourn Read more