Investing in a Jewish Homeland for All Jews
Our Greater Washington Jewish community is committed to strengthening Israel’s dual identities as a democratic country for all its citizens and as the homeland for ALL Jewish people. As we celebrate Israel’s milestone 75th year of independence, we must also grapple with the knowledge that these core ideas are under threat in Israel.
Today, Greater Washington synagogues of all denominations are partnering with The Jewish Federation to raise crucial funds to support organizations in Israel working to further religious freedom for all Jews, and to ensure that all Jewish Israelis can practice their faith in ways meaningful to them.
Federation will match individual gifts up to $500 from a $150,000 matching funds pool. Together, we can help ensure Israel continues to represent the true diversity of the Jewish people.
Why should I invest in this effort?
When Israel declared independence 75 years ago, its founders envisioned a homeland for all Jews, wherever they are and however they may practice their Judaism. Today, we know that a strong, vibrant Israel creates a strong, vibrant Jewish community worldwide. Our collective investment in religious freedom across Israeli society is also an investment in the strength, growth, and perpetuity of the global Jewish people.
Where will the money go?
All gifts including the match will be divided amongst organizations in Israel working to further religious freedom for all Jews and ensure access to options for religious practice across Israel. These organizations include Itim, Masorti, and Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.
Questions? Contact [email protected].