2020 Community Report


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Jewish Identity

Establishing a Jewish identity is a lifelong journey. Discover how Federation invigorates Jewish life for all community members, offering a multitude of opportunities for connection and for discovering how they can live a life infused with Jewish meaning.

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


teens enjoy Jewish programming and leadership development through local youth groups.


in grants enable local children to experience Jewish overnight camp for the first time.

Inclusive Community

Deepening our understanding of who we are begins with listening to each distinct voice that makes up our Jewish Greater Washington community. Explore how Federation’s commitment to advancing and fostering inclusion is ensuring that everyone feels invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.

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annual hours of job training empower individuals with differing abilities to join the workforce.


of PJ Library® book recipients are interfaith families, relying on PJ to help infuse their lives with Jewish values.


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

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Jewish Education

As we grow in Jewish knowledge, we become more curious and engaged members of our family and community. See how your investment in Jewish learning is enabling Jewish Washingtonians to connect to their heritage and find meaning through diverse Jewish learning opportunities.

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invested in our community’s Jewish education system.


local early childhood Jewish educators attend Federation’s annual Early Childhood Education Conference to study acclaimed educational approaches and plan yearly curricula.


children are enrolled in local Jewish preschools, day schools, and congregational schools.

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


is addressing the needs of natural disaster victims, including those recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey


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

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Vulnerable Populations

The foundation of a community lies in how it cares for its most vulnerable members. Explore how Federation and our partners are addressing the immediate and long-term needs of those who may not be able to advocate or provide for themselves.

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annual hours of homecare are provided to local Holocaust survivors.


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


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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girls attend Jewish educational institutions in Tunisia, where education for girls is a newer endeavor.


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


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


Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, committed leaders, professional staff, generous donors, corporate sponsors, and community members.