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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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Condolences to the Family of Dr. Warren Weinstein

Condolences to the Family of Dr. Warren Weinstein

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THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER WASHINGTON & THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON OFFER CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF DR. WARREN WEINSTEIN

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Changing the Way we Teach

Changing the Way we Teach

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Changing the way we teach Students learn there’s no one way to be pro-Israel Published in Washington Jewish Week April 1, 2015 By David Holzel Senior Writer You would be hard pressed, 10 years ago, to find any mainstream Jewish organization including Palestinian narratives as part of its Israel education efforts. And yet, those perspectives

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On the Ground in Paris

On the Ground in Paris

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This week, seven people from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington spent two days in Paris on a national JFNA Solidarity Mission. Below are some reflections from Federation CEO, Steve Rakitt. Seven of us from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington are returning today from Paris, where we spent two days on a national JFNA

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FEAST on fruit, VOTE in the Zionist polls, REFLECT on overcoming darkness

FEAST on fruit, VOTE in the Zionist polls, REFLECT on overcoming darkness

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Good morning, When they were younger, our kids would ask that we leave a light on in the hallway so they could “sleep better.” Darkness for them – and for all of us – is unsettling, unnerving and even scary. This week’s parasha, Bo, continues the story of the plagues visited upon the Egyptians as Pharaoh defies

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Appalled by Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv

Appalled by Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington are Appalled by Today’s Terrorist Attack in Tel Aviv Washington, DC – The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) are outraged by the on-going terror which Israeli citizens endure, including the attack earlier today on a

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