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October 2017

Israel Engagement Fellowship

October 15, 2017 - December 10, 2017

The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is an eight-part program that teaches teen leaders to explore their connection with Israel in a meaningful way. Fellows will learn about the importance of the State of Israel within Jewish history, and graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to develop their own Israel story. This program examines the special relationship the American Jewish community has with the State of Israel, teaches teens how to be savvy consumers of media and information, and…

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Israel YOUR Way 2017

October 22, 2017 - October 29, 2017

October 22-29, 2017 Register Today! Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on a journey through Israel – and optional trip add-on missions – like you have never experienced. Join us for one of our optional add-on missions:  Pre-Trip to Berlin Interfaith Mission to Israel First-Timers Mission to Israel Contact Ashley Appelman at or 301-348-7320 for more information. NEW & EXCITING ITINERARIES TO CHOOSE FROM Business Take an inside look at some of Israel’s most successful companies. Talk to their CEOs, hear from…

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Snacks with Your Sweeties: A Cooking Class for Kids

October 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

PJ Library® and Federation's Jewish Food Experience® invites you to a fun afternoon with a special child in your life. Together you’ll learn to prepare (and eat) healthy snacks with food and health expert, Natasha Nadel, as she teaches creative recipes and fun techniques for getting kids to eat healthy while incorporating Jewish traditions. REGISTER HERE When: Sunday, October 22 3:00-4:30 p.m. Where: Bender JCCGW 6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD Cost: $25 (1 adult and 1 child) *Kosher dietary laws…

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Doing Good with Mitzvah Mavens for Victims of Domestic Abuse

October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, 6101 Executive Boulevard
North Bethesda, MD 20852
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) invite you to join an inter-generational community of women who support and learn from one another, and share a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world). We will hear from Kira Doar, JCADA’s AWARE Program Manager, about their preventative work with teens and their recovery work with victims of domestic abuse. We will also create care packages for new JCADA clients to help them start their…

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November 2017

Breakfast with a Legend: Featuring Seth Goldman

November 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

As a valued member of Federation’s Ben-Gurion Society, we invite you to enjoy an exclusive Breakfast with a Legend, featuring Seth Goldman, co-founder of Honest® Tea. Hear how Goldman quenched the organic beverage market by creating the first healthy and delicious drink option that uses fair trade principles in production process. Goldman will share his inspiring story of how, alongside his former Yale professor, his organic idea grew into fruition as today’s top selling ready-to-drink organic bottled tea nationwide. WHEN:…

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Federation’s Changemakers Havdalah Under the Stars

November 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join The Jewish Federation’s Young Leadership at the Imagine Israel Changemakers Series 2017-2018 kick-off! We’re celebrating at sundown with renowned Israeli Changemaker, Rabbi Esteban Gottfried, Co-Founder & Director of Beit Tefilah Israeli. Rabbi Gottfried is internationally recognized for his Kabbalat Shabbat gatherings at the port of Tel Aviv, bringing together a multi-generational, inclusive community of passionate Israelis through prayer, song and celebration to shape the future of Judaism in Israel. REGISTER HERE Saturday, November 4 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.…

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ROUTES: A Day of Learning

November 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
George Mason University Fairfax, VA 22030 United States + Google Map

From ancient legacies to contemporary concepts, our rituals at home to our eternal homeland, join us at George Mason University for one day devoted to Jewish learning, with thought-provoking sessions designed to nourish your spiritual growth and stimulate your intellectual journey. View a full list of ROUTES program descriptions.  Featuring special guest speakers of national renown: Rabbi Esteban Gottfried, founder and director of Tel Aviv’s Bet Tefila Israeli, will highlight his groundbreaking projects and focus on spirituality and pluralism in Israel…

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Scotch, Wine & Cider

November 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Please join us for an exclusive opportunity to meet our new CEO, Gil Preuss, network with other Jewish professionals, and enjoy premier scotch, wine and cider. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ARENT FOX, LLP 1717 K Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 (Map) *COUVERT: $50 Premier scotch, wine and cider tastings and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Kosher dietary laws observed.   Hosted by Richard Gale, Partner, Arent Fox, LLP Presented by Federation’s Network and Ben-Gurion Society. *The couvert…

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JFNA’s General Assembly

November 12, 2017 - November 14, 2017

The GA brings together Federation volunteer leaders and professionals from across the continent, and those engaged in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the globe. At GA 2017, we’ll venture further into the future of Jewish education, philanthropy, and our community — taking The Federation Movement farther than ever before. Join us for this seminal event. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS You may know them from the big screen, but their rabbis know them from shul. Get to know the Jewish side…

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Paula Shoyer Book Signing & Recipe Tasting

November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® and Moti’s Market to discover a fresh, delicious take on traditional Jewish cooking. Award-winning cookbook author, Paula Shoyer will present her newest book, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen: Fresh, Contemporary Recipes for Every Occasion, offer a sampling of three of dishes from the book and she’ll be available to autograph copies. WHEN:  Sunday, November 19 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Q&A with Paula and Director of JFE®, Paul Entis WHERE:  Moti's Market 4860 Boiling Brook…

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