Touch, Change & Save Lives Every Day

Jewish Greater Washington is vibrant, diverse and passionate. You can ensure we continue to grow and thrive. Explore the many ways you can connect with Jews locally, in Israel and around the world, and see how you can make a difference for those in need through Federation.

Jewish Identity

Whether your Jewish journey began years ago or yesterday, discover how Federation can empower you to deepen your connection to Jewish community, values, culture and tradition.

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17,000

college students from 11 Hillels are supported by our community through Jewish resources, holiday celebrations and community building.

20,000

members of our community have established a stronger connection to Israel through their relationship with Federation’s Congregational Shlichim.

$43,000+

in grants were awarded to families enabling their children to experience Jewish overnight camp for the first time.

Inclusive Community

Our community is built on the diverse voices of every individual. Explore how Federation’s commitment to inclusion emphasizes every community member’s unique value, dignity and capabilities.

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106

adults with disabilities live in 23 group homes throughout MD, DC and VA.

7,000+

people from Greater Washington’s LGBTQ Jewish community participate in welcoming, inclusive community programs and events.

5,880

interfaith individuals received a book from PJ Library, infusing Jewish values, education and culture in their homes.

Jewish Education

Our Jewish future begins with accessible and affordable education. It continues with engaged, passionate leaders. See how your investment in Jewish education for all ages and abilities advances our collective community.

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$2,000,000+

invested in our community’s Jewish education system.

6,600+

children are enrolled in Greater Washington Jewish preschools, full day centers and day schools.

3,275

people learned about the history of the Jewish community in Greater Washington through book talks, walking tours, concerts and lectures.

Emergency Response

Our enduring commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) implores us to swiftly meet the needs of those in crisis, wherever they may be. Learn how together, we are transforming – and saving – lives around the world.

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20,000

pounds of medicine, medical supplies and hygiene kits were distributed in Haitian communities hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.

$1,000,000+

in relief funds has been raised to support the Houston Jewish community impacted by flooding in Houston, TX.

150

families with homes rendered unlivable by wildfires in Israel received financial support to get back on their feet.

Vulnerable Populations

The foundation of a community lies in how it cares for its most vulnerable. In Greater Washington, we compassionately address the immediate and long-term needs of those who may not be able to advocate or provide for themselves.

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4,000

Israeli students in under-resourced communities receive high-quality after-school supplemental STEM education.

29,000

Jewish children and their family members across Eastern Europe receive assistance with hunger relief, medication and other essential services.

305

victims of domestic abuse have accessed free counseling and supportive services.

Israel & Overseas

Connect with Israel and Jewish communities overseas and learn just how far your impact can reach.

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$3,000,000+

allocated to 97 Jewish institutions in 36 countries to improve security.

22,000

new immigrants to Israel received help adjusting to Israeli society, including assistance with learning Hebrew, finding employment and creating new social networks.

350

parents and children attend Olameinu Mishpacha Baltic Jewish Family camp for an unforgettable summer camp experience.

 

Together with our partners and donors, we are strengthening our local and global Jewish community by addressing its critical needs. Thank you for helping us touch, change and save lives.