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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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Good Deeds Day 2018 Projects

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You Are Part of the Purim Miracle

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By Avi West and Federation’s Department of Jewish Life and Learning Last night marked the beginning of the holiday of Purim. This “Feast of Lots” is an important reminder that life can seem like a lottery, with ups, downs and all manner of twists – a humbling way to appreciate each moment. This Purim, perhaps

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The Honorable Menschen of President’s Day

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February may be a short month, but what it lacks in length it makes up for by honoring a diverse set of people. From Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) to Valentine’s Day, President’s Day to Black History Month, there are a plethora of opportunities to commemorate the honorable “menschen” who deserve honorable mentions.

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About Lior Raz

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Lior Raz is the lead actor and co-creator of the critically acclaimed Netflix drama series, FAUDA (Arabic for “chaos”).  The series was created by Raz and Avi Issacharoff and is based on their real-life experiences serving in the Israeli Defense Force’s special forces unit. The Israeli drama, which Netflix picked up in 2016, stars Raz as

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Welcome Malki Karkowsky, Federation’s New Director of Women’s Philanthropy!

Welcome Malki Karkowsky, Federation’s New Director of Women’s Philanthropy!

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Malki Karkowsky to our professional team as our new Director of Women’s Philanthropy. We sat down with Malki 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

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A Romantic Getaway with Meaning and Community

A Romantic Getaway with Meaning and Community

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By Kendra Rubinfeld On January 11, twenty couples from the Washington, DC area will embark on a trip to Israel. My husband, Travis Hare, and I will be one of them. This special opportunity comes by way of a national organization called Honeymoon Israel, which is supported locally by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Read more
Four Easy Ways to Spread Your Light in our Community

Four Easy Ways to Spread Your Light in our Community

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Together we are having a positive impact on many, locally and overseas!  To ensure that critical needs continue to be met with compassion and kindness, and that our community’s future is strong, please consider making a gift to Federation’s Annual Campaign by December 31. (This year’s strong stock market performance offers a great opportunity to

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Amplify Federation’s reach on #GivingTuesday!

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Giving Tuesday is here!  On November 28, Giving Tuesday will kick the charitable season into high gear! With less than six weeks left in our campaign, we have an opportunity to create excitement and encourage our community to participate in this annual celebration of giving back.  This is the time when our generous donors, who

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A Rosh Hashanah Message from Federation’s CEO, Gil Preuss

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As the new CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. It seems fitting to be starting this role in such an important community as we begin the new year. This past year, we have faced a variety of challenges. The rise of anti-Semitism, hatred and racism in this country, and recent natural disasters in Read more