COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Israel Goes to the Polls, Again: Election Results & Analysis
Jewish Community Relations Council
Following Israel's fifth election in three years, join Federation partner, JCRC, for a political update with Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, to analyze the Israeli election and its results, what they mean for a future Israeli government, and implications on internal and international issues.
» Wednesday, November 2 | 2:00 PM
Order from Sunflower Bakery's Thanksgiving Menu
Sweeten your Thanksgiving with traditional pies, tarts, and new sweets from Federation partner, Sunflower Bakery. The Thanksgiving pre-order deadline is Thursday, November 17th at noon, with special order pickup locations throughout the DMV area November 20th – 23rd. Advance online ordering is recommended.
Browse the Thanksgiving menu here
Welcoming the Jewish Fertility Foundation to Greater Washington
Federation is proud to support the Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF)'s expansion to Greater Washington! JFF provides financial assistance, emotional support, and educational programming to individuals with medical infertility. JFF-DC is the nonprofit’s sixth location, and we are thrilled to welcome them and their essential work to our community.
Learn more here
Jewish Identity and the American Public Square
Federation and Shalom Hartman Institute
Drawing on the Jewish tradition, this session will explore different frameworks for thinking about who Jews want to be in America. Join Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Emily Tamkin, author of Bad Jews: A History of American Jewish Politics and Identities and senior U.S. editor of the New Statesman, in conversation with Gil Preuss, Federation CEO, for a critical and timely conversation on the role of Jewish identity in the American public square.
» Monday, November 28 | 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
The Lessans Family Book Festival
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Join Federation partner, Bender JCC, to spread the joy of Jewish reading during the Lessans Family Book Festival. The festival highlights seven Jewish authors and features a live Q&A (in person or virtually) with the writers. Find the full festival schedule at the link below.
Buy your tickets here
» Tuesday, November 1 – Sunday, November 6
November Happy Hour
Are you looking for a way to start your month off right? Federation partner, GatherDC, is back with another happy hour for Jewish community members in their 20s and 30s! Join Gather at Dacha Navy Yard for a night of connection and fun.
» Wednesday, November 2 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Everything But the Turkey
Edlavitch DCJCC, DC Central Kitchen, Federation's Next Gen, and PJ Library
Join Federation partner Edlavitch DCJCC, DC Central Kitchen, and hundreds of volunteers from the community to chop, mix, grate, and prepare thousands of servings of festive Thanksgiving dishes for people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness in the DC area. No cooking experience necessary. Attend the community-wide program or choose a timeslot with PJ Library or Federation’s Next Gen (young professionals). This year’s program will be held entirely indoors.
» Sunday, November 20 – Monday, November 21
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
November Book Drive
Kehillat Pardes – The Rock Creek Synagogue
Not sure how to properly dispose of your Jewish/Hebrew books? Drop them off at Berman Hebrew Academy (13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD) during this community book drive to ensure they are properly recycled, buried, or find a new owner.
Learn more here
» Tuesday, November 1 – Wednesday, November 30
Handmade for the Homeless
Join other community members to knit and crochet in person at the EDCJCC. Bring snacks (if you want them), and your crafting supplies. Yarn will be provided.
Learn more here
» Sunday, November 6 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Support Veterans on Veterans Day
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Volunteer to assemble care packages, and make cards and thank you notes for hospitalized veterans. Items needed for the care packages are assorted toiletries, games, puzzles, books, and new packaged socks, underwear, and non-skid slippers.
» Friday, November 11 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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