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During JDAIM, it’s personal

During JDAIM, it’s personal

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I have a disability. That doesn’t make me unusual, because 1 in 5 Americans have a disability. It doesn’t make me unusual, because as many of us age, our hearing, sight, mobility and memory may all be challenged. It’s only unusual, because it wasn’t until recently that I described myself this way.

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Pop-up Shabbat draws mixed families, unaffiliated – Washington Jewish Week

Pop-up Shabbat draws mixed families, unaffiliated – Washington Jewish Week

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Pop-ups are popping up across Washington — pop-up homes, a pop-up movie theater, pop-up eateries. So why not pop-up Shabbat? On Friday night, 60 people came to the Wonder Bread Factory in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest Washington for a dinner and service called City Jews: Pop-Up Shabbat. Sponsored by a number of Jewish organizations,

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#SnapforInclusion

#SnapforInclusion

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Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month Join Federation this February as we use social media to show the world how inclusive Greater Washington can be.

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Let’s talk about Chanukah

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Parashat Vayeshev begins with a brief sentence: “Jacob dwelt in the land of his father’s sojournings, the land of Canaan.”

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Matthew F.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Matthew F.

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How did you get involved with DC’s Jewish community? About six years ago, I was asked by my roommate to open up our apartment to an Israeli coming to DC as part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Reverse Mifgash program – this is a ten-day reverse Birthright Israel experience where Israeli alumni from

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#ModehMonth

#ModehMonth

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Your window into the teen experience in the Greater Washington Jewish community. Two weeks ago, we kicked off , the November thankfulness challenge that pushes us to think about the things that we’re thankful for every day, not just on Thanksgiving.

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Let’s Talk About Passion

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This week’s Torah reading is parashat Toldot: “Two nations are in your womb…One people shall be mightier than the other, And the older shall serve the younger.”  When her time to give birth was at hand, there were twins in her womb. The first one emerged red, like a hairy mantle all over; so they named him

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Let’s talk about life after death

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Although it is called Chayei Sarah (“the life of Sarah”), this week’s parasha is actually about her death. While grieving for his lifelong partner, Abraham purchases a burial site from the Hittites in a cave named Machpelah (located by Muslim and Jewish tradition in the city of Hebron). It is the first purchase of real estate by a Jew in what is today Israel. Following

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Young Leadership Spotlight: Nicole A.

Young Leadership Spotlight: Nicole A.

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Tell us about your new role as Young Leadership Associate and Social Innovation Coordinator. What will you be working on? My role is to engage young adults and help them find an outlet for meaningful involvement with Federation. I am also very excited to have the opportunity to coordinate the ConnectGens Fellowship, a program that

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Elad’s Story: A Message of Hope

Elad’s Story: A Message of Hope

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Today we had the opportunity to join The Jewish Federation’s Israel Your Way mission (a multi-generational journey through Israel on four unique tracks such as Business, Eco-Israel/ Outdoor Adventure, Food & Culture and Israel Insider). 

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