COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Donations Matched Dollar-For-Dollar All Month Long!
October is Federation’s Match Month, which means your donation will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, doubling your impact to ensure that kids, families, students, and seniors can live with dignity, hope, and safety. Join us and other generous supporters by giving to help those who need it most — and who rely on you to ensure a vibrant Jewish future.
How Many Elections Can Israel Handle? Challenges Facing Israel’s Democracy
American University's Center for Israel Studies, Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues, and Americans for Ben Gurion University
Join editor-in-chief of
Haaretz, Aluf Benn, Federation and Jewish Agency for Israel senior shlicha (Israeli emissary), Gadeer Kamal–Mreeh (pictured), and other top scholars of Israeli democracy for a series of panel discussions hosted by American University highlighting the fragile state of Israel's democracy. The conference will be offered both in-person and virtually.
» Sunday, November 13 – Monday, November 14
Washington's Jewish Ballplayers
Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
Join former Washington Senators and Washington Football stadium announcer, Phil Hochberg, for little-known stories of the Jewish ballplayers who played in our nation's capital. None of them were Hall of Famers, but many of them had interesting stories, including the “Clown Prince of Baseball” and a World War II U.S. spy. Join online or in-person at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, MD.
» Sunday, October 23 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Power of Partnerships: Outsmarting Today's Workforce Crisis
Join Federation partner JSSA's Employment Services team and other experts from around the region at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington for a robust conversation on why hiring people with disabilities is a unique solution to today’s workforce shortage. Network with other like-minded leaders and be part of this important conversation.
» Thursday, October 27 | 11:30 AM
Order from Sunflower Bakery's Thanksgiving Menu
The Sunflower kitchen is planning for Thanksgiving with traditional pies and tarts and new options, such as chocolate cinnamon rugelach. Thanksgiving ordering opens Tuesday, November 1st. The Thanksgiving pre-order deadline is Thursday, November 17th at noon. Special order pickup locations throughout the DMV area November 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Advance online ordering is recommended.
Browse the Thanksgiving menu here
» Thanksgiving ordering opens Tuesday, November 1
Jewish Heritage Night with the Washington Wizards
Join Jewish community members for Jewish Heritage Night as the Wizards take on the Oklahoma City Thunder. It will be a night filled with celebration of Jewish culture and will include a Halftime performance by local Israeli Dance Groups. Purchasers through this link will also have access to a post-game address from Israeli Wizards star Deni Avdija! For groups of 9+ or VIP all-inclusive seats, contact Eliza at email@example.com
Get your tickets here
» Wednesday, November 16 | 7:00 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Hunger Project Packing
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Join community members at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac, MD to make more than 10,000 meals for those battling hunger and food insecurity in our area. The Hunger Project is perfect for kids age 8+ and adults of all ages! Student Service Learning (SSL) hours are available. RSVP required.
» Sunday, October 23 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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