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

Preparing for a New Era of Impact: A Message from
Gil Preuss
Two weeks ago, our Federation Board of Directors approved a guiding strategic framework for 2019-2025. The plan stems directly from our 21st century mission to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world. At its best, Jewish life provides a vital sense of belonging, a purpose, a community of people, and a values-based perspective with which to view the world. It can be incredibly welcoming, empowering, and fulfilling. It can be modern, vibrant, and highly relevant. The potential is there. Our task is to help make it so.
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Shari Merrill Joins Federation as Chief Impact Officer
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Shari Merrill as the newest member of Federation’s executive leadership team. In her role, Shari will shape and guide the direction of Federation’s Department of Strategy and Planning, including human services, Jewish learning, Israel and Overseas, and community engagement.
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Know a Teen in Northern Virginia Who Wants to Change the World?
Federation’s flagship Jteen Philanthropy program continues to expand. This month, the 2018-19 session kicks off with three new cohorts of teen leaders, representing 22 synagogues/youth groups and 17 different high schools in Greater Washington. The participants will engage in hands-on philanthropy, while learning the Jewish values of tzedakah (justice), gemilut chasadim (acts of loving-kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). If you know a teen in Northern Virginia who is ready to make a direct impact on the world, encourage them to apply for the Northern Virginia cohort!
Register for the 2019 Northern Virginia Cohort »

Don’t Miss an Opportunity to Nourish Your Soul
You can wait two months for a reservation at award-winning Zahav in Philadelphia. Or, you can join Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy for Nourish Your Soul on Wednesday, November 14 to try delicious, Israeli-inspired creations from the duo behind the famed restaurant, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook. There is still time to register for this fun evening of delicious food, community and inspiring conversation. To tide you over in the meantime, read a review of Solomonov and Cook’s new cookbook, Israeli Soul, on Federation’s Jewish Food Experience© or try your hand at this nostalgic Sesame Candy recipe in the Washington Post’s Voraciously.
Nourish Your Soul on November 14 »

Reboot Your Jewish Learning as an Adult
One of the critical metrics for measuring the vitality and sustainability of a Jewish community is the number of adults engaged in learning. Beyond the value of children being educated in schools, often a compulsory activity, adults who continue their learning in multiple settings do so as a compelling activity, one that is responding to a more mature search for meaning, purpose in life, and to embark on a journey sparked by curiosity.
Get inspired by Federation’s Department of Jewish Life & Learning »
As the 2018 hurricane season continues to wreak havoc with powerful
winds and flooding, we’re still here—helping to make sure that the
urgent needs of those most severely impacted are met.

Help the Victims of 2018 Hurricanes

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