Federation mourns the murder of a 79-year-old Israeli woman and the wounding of 17 others following the terrorist attack in Ra’anana on Monday. May her memory be for a blessing and we pray for the swift and complete recovery of the injured. Our community’s support for Israel is strong and unwavering in the face of those seeking to harm us.
In this issue of Together & Connected, Federation’s weekly newsletter:
- Updates from Federation: Marking 100 days since October 7th.
- Federation's newest initiative to combat antisemitism.
Community events and resources.
Marking 100 Days: Voices from October 7th
Join Congregation Beth El, the D.C. Hostages and Missing Families Forum, the Israeli American Council, and other local organizations to mark 100 days since the October 7th massacre. Hear from Senator Ben Cardin, hostage families, and others directly impacted by the horrific events on that day and continue to stand in solidarity with Israel. This event is co-sponsored by Federation.
» Wednesday, January 17 | 7:00 PM
Shabbat of Love
Now is the time to feel the joy of being Jewish and experience the sacred joy of Shabbat. Join family, friends, and supportive neighbors for Shabbat of Love, the largest Shabbat dinner celebration in North American history.
Sign up to participate and spread the love
» Friday, January 19 – Saturday, January 20
War in Israel – A Reflection from Federation Shlicha, Uriel
Sunday, January 14th marked 100 days of captivity for over 130 Israeli hostages. Read Federation Shlicha (Israeli emissary) to B'nai Israel Congregation, Uriel Lin's, reflection on this heartbreaking milestone to learn about an initiative driven by Rachel Goldberg, mother of hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin, to commemorate this solemn day.
Announcing Requests for Proposals for Addressing Antisemitism
In response to growing antisemitism in our community and across the country, Federation is launching a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new and innovative programs that reduce the prevalence of antisemitic activity and build the capacity for teenagers to respond to incidents of antisemitism. Please share this with your networks and any organizations that may have relevant programs and initiatives. Proposals are due by
March 1, 2024. To request the RFP, please contact Elisa at AntisemitismRFP@shalomdc.org.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES
Washington Wizards Jewish Heritage Night
Join the Washington Wizards for Jewish Heritage Night as they take on the LA Clippers. It will be a night filled with celebration of Jewish culture, including a National Anthem performance by Adas Israel's youth choir, a halftime performance by Yesodot Israeli Dance Troupe, and a post-game address from Israeli team member, Deni Avdija!
Buy tickets here
» Wednesday, January 31 | 7:00 PM
Summer Camp Grant Applications Are Open for 2024!
One Happy Camper grants for summer 2024 are still available! First-time campers are eligible for up to $1,000 from The Jewish Federation and the Foundation for Jewish Camp's One Happy Camper incentive grant program. If applying for a child who attends day school, your application must include a valid PJ Library Goes to Camp Code (for more information on this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Learn more here
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