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

Marking the Occasion: A Message from Gil Preuss
Thank you for being an integral part of our community. This year, Jewish Greater Washington welcomed new members with open arms and sustained those who call this area home. We helped create new relationships—linking community members to one another and to vital organizations, programs, and resources—and enabled others to find new meaning in Jewish life and wisdom. We provided critical services to those in need and helped build a more caring, connected, and vibrant Jewish community. In looking back on 2018, past the headlines and the news cycles, I see a community of people who are lifting each other up and strengthening Jewish life on a daily basis.

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JCC of Northern Virginia Leads the Way for Inclusion in our Community
Mazel tov to our partners, the JCCNV, on their recognition by the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board as a 2018 Martha Glennan Inclusion and Equality Award winner. The JCCNV was recognized for their exemplary work in ensuring that people with disabilities are fully included in the community. Each day, the JCCNV is advancing and fostering inclusion through programs and services that welcome, raise awareness, and advocate for the rights of all community members. We’re proud to congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.

When We “Show Up” for Others, Everything is Possible
In the Talmud, there’s a fascinating quote by the great sage Hillel, who lived before the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago. "If I am here, everything is here. And if I were not here who would be here?" What did Hillel mean? Did he think himself so important that if he weren’t there, nothing would be worth happening? Not likely. His teaching is really about the power of being present and what it means when it comes to nurturing relationships, building community and sharing simchas (celebrations).

Kick Off You New Year With A Jewish Communal Conversation
Federation is proud to announce the second public lecture of our innovative partnership with The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America: From Family to Consumer? New Models for the Relationship Between Israel and World Jewry, featuring Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman. The gap between American and Israeli Jews has been widening, and this challenge to Jewish Peoplehood is increasingly concerning. Join us on Monday, January 14, to explore how can we re-imagine this important relationship in light of today's growing tensions.
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