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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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Today in the News: Shooting Attacks in Israel and in Oregon

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THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER WASHINGTON ARE OUTRAGED BY THE DEADLY SHOOTING ATTACKS IN ISRAEL AND IN OREGON

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Let’s talk about Spiritual Journeys

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The Torah readings on Simchat Torah, which begins at sundown on Monday, begin with the final portion in the Torah – V’Zot Haberacha (“and this is the blessing”) – in which Moses blesses each of the Tribes of Israel before he passes away.

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Today in the News: ATTACK AT JERUSALEM’S GAY PRIDE PARADE

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THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER WASHINGTON ARE APPALLED BY TODAY’S HATE CRIME AT JERUSALEM’S GAY PRIDE PARADE

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Today in the News: IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Today in the News: IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

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The Greater Washington Jewish Community thanks President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for their important efforts to safeguard America’s national security interests and those of its allies in an effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. If a deal is announced, we look forward to learning the details and to the comprehensive

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News from Nepal: HELP EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

News from Nepal: HELP EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS

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THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON RESPONDS WITH IMMEDIATE SUPPORT FOR CRITICAL NEEDS IN NEPAL

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