Updates from Israel

Helping Terror Victims in Israel’s South

We are deeply proud of our continued partnership with The Jewish Agency for Israel. Together, we are meeting the pressing needs of those on the ground in Israel, including those in the south impacted by the most recent outbreak of violence. Watch JAFI's new video to learn more about the crucial efforts our community supports.

Where We Go From Here: A Webinar on Federation’s Rabbinic Mission to Israel (Recording)

Thank you to those who joined us for the webinar on Federation’s Rabbinic Mission to Israel, featuring participants Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Maharat Ruth Friedman, Rabbi Shira Stutman, and Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, in conversation with Federation CEO, Gil Preuss. Watch the recording

Sharing the Latest from on the Ground: A Message from Shari Merrill

I am proud to share the latest from our Federation Rabbinic Mission to Israel, which concludes today following a whirlwind 57 hours on the ground. Our CEO, Gil Preuss, and eight local Greater Washington rabbis and spiritual leaders witnessed the devastation from the recent violence throughout the region, and engaged in dialogue and learning about

Rabbi Nissan Antine of Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah

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Rabbi Greg Harris of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County

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Rabbi Hyim Shafner of Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue

This week I am in Israel on a trip with eight rabbis from the Washington area and the president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The purpose of the trip is to deepen our own education regarding the situation in Israel and to offer solidarity to its citizens.

Rabbi Michael Safra of B’nai Israel

I can’t believe I’m doing this. 6,000 miles each way to spend two-and-a-half days in Israel. I met up with our group—8 rabbis and the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington—in the Newark Airport.

Federation’s Rabbinic Mission to Israel: A Message from Zach Briton

I am proud to share with you that last night, our CEO, Gil Preuss, and a cohort of rabbis and spiritual leaders from congregations across Greater Washington embarked on a very special Federation Rabbinic Mission to Israel.

Responding to Needs in Israel

As the region begins to recover from the most dramatic escalation of violence in more than a decade, The Jewish Federation remains committed to helping those struggling in its wake.