“Growing up, I had a complicated relationship with my Jewish identity. I was usually the only Jew in any given social setting, and often the only Jew my friends had ever met. j.family Ambassadors is giving me the foundation to instill a positive Jewish identity in my daughter, while strengthening my own.”
PARTICIPANT, J.FAMILY AMBASSADORS
Creating Community for Families with Young Children
Federation’s j.family Ambassadors connect new parents of children ages 0-3 to each other, the broader community, and to Jewish life. Through one-on-one meetings, programming, and co-sponsored events, they facilitate micro-communities that create strong relationships and Jewish connections.
After fully funding the successful Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia’s j.family Ambassadors program, Federation and its United Jewish Endowment Fund have expanded the program to include the Edlavitch DCJCC and Bender JCC of Greater Washington. Ambassadors now serve families across Northern Virginia, the District, and throughout Montgomery County, MD.