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Federation Welcomes Shari Merrill as New Chief Impact Officer

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WASHINGTON, DC (October 15, 2018)—The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to announce that Shari Merrill will become its first Chief Impact Officer. Merrill will officially begin her new role on October 29. Gil Preuss, CEO of The Jewish Federation, noted, “We are very pleased to welcome Shari Merrill as the newest member of

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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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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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