FREE trip to Israel, FREE coffee, VOLUNTEER opps around town!!

The entry point for young adults to become involved in the Greater Washington Jewish Community


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In one year, The Jewish Federation provides 200 Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line with critical services to help them live their remaining years with dignity.

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Sign up here to meet a member of the Young Leadership team for coffee or frozen yogurt to find out how you can learn more, get involved or just get to know us. We love meeting new people! For questions, feel free to email[email protected].

 NeXus: Where You and Jewish Community Converge

February – April, 2015! Register now!
Looking for a way to get more involved and meet new people in the local Jewish community? Take the next step on your Jewish journey with NeXus, a unique, interactive learning opportunity to expand your Jewish leadership skills, explore your Jewish identity and engage with leaders in our community. Click here to email Dena Cohen and learn more about NeXus.

Shabbat Hoppin’ with NOVA Tribe Series
Friday, January 30 Register Here
Join Shabbat Hoppin’ in partnership with the NOVA Tribe Series as we bring together Birthright Israel alumni and their friends from all over the Greater Washington area to celebrate Shabbat. Dine on delicious food, enjoy great company and hear some unforgettable inspiration for the New Year.

*Shabbat Hoppin’ is a program sponsored by NEXT DC (the DC-area Birthright alumni network) and Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for those in their 20s and 30s, both Birthright alumni and non-Birthright alumni, to experience different Shabbat celebrations in the DC community.

Sayin’ Thanks
Sunday, January 25
Spend Sunday, January 25th with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington as we take to the phones to say “thanks” to our incredible community supporters. Join us as we call to express gratitude to those whose gifts make it possible for us to create an immeasurable impact on the Jewish community at home, in Israel and around the world.

Birthright Israel: DC Community Trips
Registration Opens February 3
Are you a Jewish young adult, ages 22 to 26, living in the Greater Washington area? If so, you are invited to experience the ultimate adventure on a Birthright Israel: DC Community Trip with Shorashim. On this trip, you will travel with peers from Israel and the DC area for a 10 day trip-of-a-lifetime. With flights departing locally, it’s easier than ever to go to Israel for free!

General registration for Summer 2015 opens February 3rd.Email Rachel Barton or call (301) 230-7266 for more information.

Get Your SOUP ON!
Sunday, February 1
This Superbowl Sunday, “Get Your Soup On” before the big game as you volunteer with friends to prepare and serve food to local women in need. The Jewish Food Experience will head to N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for low income women, to make soup and salad for residents. Spoiler alert: everyone wins. RSVP here.

The Network Event
Thursday, February 26
Join The Federation for an evening of networking with a diverse and influential group of professionals, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across the Greater Washington Jewish community. Featuring ESPN’s Mike Greenberg, host of Mike & Mike. There will be a special pre-reception for Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) members with Mike Greenberg. No minimum gift required.Register now.

Birthday Shout-outs
Ross Abramowitz\ Rachel Arenstein\ Vered Asta\ Jordan Baker\ Cara Baldari\ Ariel Bashi\ Karen Ben-Shlaush\ Hannah Bock\ Rachel Feldman\ Caryn Friedman\ Andrew Friedson\ Dena Greenblum\ Amy Greener\ Michael Groban\ Kate Hansen\ Francine Harris\ Jordan Hassin\ Nicole Hollander\ Tova Jacobovits\ Natan Jourabchi\ Jeff Klasson\ Ricki Kleinman\ Cipora Klionsky\ Alana Kuhn\ Daniel Legum\ Robyn Loube\ Michael Marks\ Avi Meyerstein\ Whitney Mixter\ Rafaela Moncheck\ Michelle Moses\ Yasha Moz\ Jamie Poslosky\ Sarah Posner\ Jessica Robertson\ Alison Rose\ Jonathan Sachs\ Nicole Salzman\ Kerri Sarembock\ David Schnitzer\ Marc Shapiro\ Adam Simon\ Karen Slachetka\ Hannah Stonebraker\ Sharon Sulami\ Stuart Tipograph\ Brenda Tobin\ Benjamin Wacks\ Yaffa Wagschal\ Rebecca Wasserstein\ Eric Werner

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