Tzachi’s Reflections

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Tzachi Levy is in his first year as The Jewish Agency Senior Shaliach (Israeli emissary) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Most recently, he served as Director for The Jewish Agency’s Shinshinim Shlichut Program. Tzachi has a B.A. from Beit Berl College in Informal Education and History, and a M.A. in Public Administration from Sapir College. Prior shlichut opportunities have allowed Tzachi to serve as an emissary to Pittsburgh, PA and to South Africa. As a 13th-generation Israeli, Tzachi’s strong family roots and Zionist youth movement education serve as his motivation and energy for working at Federation and in the Jewish world.

Reflections

Celebrating Our Communal Agencies

As I wrote this reflection, I learned of the passing of one of my personal heroes, Dr Amitai Etzioni, z”l. Dr Etzioni was an academic who challenged ideas about humanity

Filling Our Communal Glass

On the final day of Federation’s Israel YOUR Way mission, our group of community members from across Greater Washington had the chance to meet with Dr. Tal Becker, Senior Fellow

Our Dual Responsibilities in Israel

This week, I am writing to you from Federation's Israel YOUR Way Mission. Since our arrival, our group of Federation professionals and community members from across Greater Washington have explored

Investing in Each Other

This past week, I read an important article by United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, about the effect of increasing loneliness and isolation on our mental and physical

Turning Hope into Action

“Optimism is the belief that the world is changing for the better; hope is the belief that, together, we can make the world better. The Hebrew Bible is not an

Rebirth and Renewal

This past Tuesday marked Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. At a time of increased antisemitism in our community and across the country, Yom HaShoah reminds us not only to

A Statement On Solidarity and Justice

Over the course of many months, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers have

A Community that Cares for Each Other

In Greater Washington, thousands of people face a daily struggle to meet basic needs. As a Jewish community, it is our sacred obligation to care for them. At Federation, we

Confronting & Combating Antisemitism

Yesterday, our partners at the ADL released their Audit of Antisemitic Incidents 2022, revealing deeply troubling national and local numbers. In Northern Virginia, incidents of anti-Jewish hate and bias increased

About Stephen Weiss

Stephen Weiss was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is married to his wife of 38+ years, Jill. He have two sons, Zachary who is 31 years old, and