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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

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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

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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

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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 Read more

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

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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. Read more

Rabbi David Kalender

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Rabbi Kalender grew up in an active Conservative congregation in Kansas City and has been part of Olam Tikvah since 1998. Over the years, he developed a love of all

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Between Us: Let’s talk about keeping the home fires burning

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This week’s parasha – Tzav – is read on Shabbat Hagadol, immediately preceding Pesach. Tzav means “command,” and Aaron is commanded to carry out very specific types of sacrificial offerings on behalf of the Children of Israel. One commentator

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Why and What to Read Aloud with Your Child

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By Sarah Rabin Spira, Manager, PJ Library®, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington National Reading Day is celebrated on January 23rd, but in a perfect world—every day would be National

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Weekly Wisdom: Miracle

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As Chanukah ends, we can appreciate the constructive and creative use of fire and light. But recent events in Israel and the U.S. remind us of the destructive force of

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