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Small Moves, Big Dreams: A Message from Gil Preuss

Small Moves, Big Dreams: A Message from Gil Preuss

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  Last Wednesday, the building that will house the new Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum was wheeled down the block to its new home on 3rd and F Street, NW. The building has already known many lives. It was built in 1876 to house Adas Israel Congregation, making it the oldest synagogue in

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Making a Global Impact: A Message from Gil Preuss

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As Jews, our community extends well beyond our zip codes. We are part of a global family, one that reaches out to care for one another and build lasting, meaningful connections. At The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, we are proud to partner with organizations that are working to shrink the distance between us and

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Recipe: Matbucha

Recipe: Matbucha

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Moroccan Cooked Tomato and Pepper Salad Serves 4 Ingredients 1 red bell pepper 1 onion 3 garlic cloves 8 plum tomatoes (quartered) 1 tablespoon Kosher salt ¼ cup canola oil ½ lemon Olive oil for drizzling Cilantro (chopped) Preparation Core, seed, and finely chop a red bell pepper; chop onion. Thinly slice garlic cloves. Sauté Read more
Preparing for a New Era of Impact: A Message from Gil Preuss

Preparing for a New Era of Impact: A Message from Gil Preuss

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Two weeks ago, our board approved a guiding strategic framework for 2019-2025. The plan stems directly from our 21st century mission to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world. We can and must create more meaningful and accessible ways for everyone to connect with each other and with Jewish wisdom, tradition,

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Recipe: Turkish Salad

Recipe: Turkish Salad

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Serves 4 Ingredients 3 red bell peppers 2 onions 4 garlic cloves ¼ cup canola oil 1 tablespoon, plus extra pinch of kosher salt 4 – 6 scallions (green onions) 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons ground coriander ½ lemon Olive oil for drizzling Preparation Core, seed, and chop red Read more
Raising the Game on Conversation: A Message from Gil Preuss

Raising the Game on Conversation: A Message from Gil Preuss

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This month, Federation is hosting an evening discussion with renowned Jewish thought leader, Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. The title of his talk is “The Moral, the Political and the Partisan: Jewish Community and Jewish Values in an Era of Polarization.” Political evolution. Moral responsibility. Mutual obligation. These

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Welcome Michelle Wachtel, Federation’s New Campaign Director!

Welcome Michelle Wachtel, Federation’s New Campaign Director!

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Michelle Wachtel to our professional team as our new Campaign Director. We sat down with Michelle to learn more about her background and what she’s looking forward to accomplishing in her new role. Tell us about your background and what attracted you to the role

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Reflections on Year One: A Message from Gil Preuss

Reflections on Year One: A Message from Gil Preuss

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As I approach my one-year anniversary as the CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, I marvel at how lucky and honored I am to be in this role. Every day, I recognize the responsibility and the opportunity afforded to me. Moreover, I love this job and this community. I have met and worked

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Launches Innovative Partnership with Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Initiative set to elevate Jewish discourse in Greater Washington through new learning and leadership opportunities.   WASHINGTON, DC (June 28, 2018)— The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (SHI). Developed as a strategic response to the current challenges

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Passover’s Legacy of Civic Responsibility

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As Passover approaches, we prepare to celebrate the seder, that home ritual combining symbolic foods and behaviors that enliven the Haggadah script, telling the story of redemption from slavery. Ask most people what brought about that exodus from slavery to freedom and they may say God, ten plagues, the leadership of Moses/Aaron/Miriam or even the

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