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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
Meet Manny Menchel, Federation’s New Chief Impact Officer

Meet Manny Menchel, Federation’s New Chief Impact Officer

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Manny Menchel to our professional team as our new Chief Impact Officer. We sat down with Manny to learn more Read more
On Gratitude for our Community

On Gratitude for our Community

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Over the past several years, our community has faced and overcome many challenges together. And, of course, we continue to live in uncertain and difficult times. Rising antisemitism, widespread economic insecurity, Read more
What We Do Now: A Message on Antisemitism

What We Do Now: A Message on Antisemitism

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Yesterday, overt antisemitism touched our community once again. As children waited for their school bus in Bethesda, they faced horrifying messages threatening our community. Simultaneously, residents in DC’s Kalorama neighborhood Read more
Supporting Ongoing Needs in Ukraine

Supporting Ongoing Needs in Ukraine

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Ten months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the American news cycle has shifted with other pressing situations frequently grasping our attention. What hasn’t changed, however, is the crisis facing those within Read more
Our Work in this Moment

Our Work in this Moment

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“Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has Read more
Engagement for a Collective Future

Engagement for a Collective Future

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This past Tuesday, I was proud to represent The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as we helped sponsor and host President of Israel Isaac Herzog’s visit to Washington, DC as Read more
Amplifying our Collective Impact

Amplifying our Collective Impact

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It’s understandable to question how we can make a significant difference and affect change amid constant evolution and many concurrent crises. How can I support those in need in the Read more
On the Season of Our Rejoicing

On the Season of Our Rejoicing

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As we settle into another year of our collective journey, the news cycle and the world around us remain intense. Our community continues to experience rising hatred and antisemitism shared Read more