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Reflection from Aviva Walls, Gesher Jewish Day School

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“Darkness does not drive out darkness, only light can do that.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr This past week, I embarked on a mission with the Jewish Federation of Greater

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Federation’s Rabbinic and Communal Leadership Mission to Alabama

Federation’s Rabbinic and Communal Leadership Mission to Alabama

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January 30 – February 2, 2023, Federation led a Rabbinic and Communal Leadership Mission to Alabama, traveling to Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham, AL to learn about America’s Civil Rights Movement. Read more

Start a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

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Share your support of Federation and make an even bigger impact by starting a peer-to-peer fundraiser. Read more
Reflections from Federation’s Jewish Community Leadership Program Visit to Alabama

Reflections from Federation’s Jewish Community Leadership Program Visit to Alabama

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From February 28 – March 2, participants of Federation’s Community Leadership program traveled to Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA, to learn about America’s Civil Rights Movement. Through Read more

Meet Natalia Straus, Director of Donor Engagement, Women’s Philanthropy

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Federation is pleased to welcome Natalia Straus as our new Director of Donor Engagement, Women’s Philanthropy. Natalia is a highly experienced philanthropy professional with a long history of working with Read more
Five Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Preschool

Five Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Preschool

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By: Sharon Sherry, Director of Jewish Education Initiatives, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Choosing a preschool program for your child can be an exciting and intimidating process. There are Read more

Convening, Collaborating, and Innovating to Bring an Outdoor Holiday Indoors

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Sarah Rabin Spira, Manager, PJ Library In a typical year, Lag B’Omer (the 33rd Day of the Omer) is celebrated outdoors with picnics, bonfires, and hiking. It is a fun

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Tisha B’Av: From Bad Calendar Luck to Creative Jewish Renewal

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A reflection from Avi West, Master Teacher of Federation’s Jewish Education Department This year, Tisha B’Av, the Ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av which commemorates Jewish national tragedies,

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Statement on Shabbat Shooting at Chabad of Poway, CA

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and our Greater Washington Jewish community are angry and horrified by yet another senseless, violent, antisemitic attack

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