News you can use from across Greater Washington
News you can use from across Greater Washington
Federation 5: News you can use from across Greater Washington

A Message from Federation’s CEO Gil Preuss
This year’s High Holiday season arrived during a particularly tumultuous time. It is difficult to know how to cope when faced with what has felt like an endless series of catastrophic events – disasters, both natural and man-made. As our public consciousness seems to shift all too quickly from one tragedy to the next, as a Jewish community, we must brace ourselves against becoming numb to the trauma and instead, channel our emotions into a meaningful communal response.  
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Meet Greater Washington’s Teacher of the Week at ROUTES
Aaron Bregman is a history teacher by day and hardcore Big Lebowski fan by night. Profiled this week by our friends at GatherDC, Aaron is also one of the talented educators teaching at Federation’s ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning on November 5 at George Mason University. Wondering what ROUTES is really like? As Aaron shares, “You show up, pick four learning sessions, have lunch, meet new people and leave with at least one new piece of life wisdom. There’s tons to choose from… rebranding Judaism, creating a sustainable kitchen, using media to talk about Israel, Jewish women making an impact and more. And if you’re a history buff – you better sign up for my session!” 
Get to know Aaron »

Everything Jewish in Greater Washington
Looking for a directory of Jewish Day Schools? A calendar of events especially designed for people with disabilities? A listing of local Shabbat events for tonight? Look no further than Federation’s Jconnect, your source for everything Jewish across Greater Washington. And be on the lookout for the Jconnect Events Roundup, coming to your inbox later this month.  
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The Shabbat Project Comes to Greater Washington

The Shabbat Project is a global, grassroots movement that brings Jews from across the world together around our shared heritage of Shabbat. Take a deep breath and join an anticipated million-plus participants – in more than 1,000 cities around the world – for the fourth annual International Shabbat Project, as we mark the Jewish day of rest together as a community. Local challah bakes and Shabbat meals will take place across Greater Washington from October 22-28.  
Find your local Shabbat Project events »

Nesiyah Tovah (have a good trip) to Greater Washington’s Israel YOUR Way 2017 Mission Cohort
This Monday, nearly 100 community members will gather in Israel for Federation’s Israel YOUR Way mission—a unique, one-of-a-kind, multi-generational journey with customizable excursions—to experience Israel’s natural beauty, food, art and entrepreneurial achievements. Follow #IsraelYOURWay on social media to keep up with their adventures. Hope to see you on the 2019 mission!  
Learn more about Federation’s missions »
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