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Investing in a Brighter Communal Future: A Message from Gil Preuss
Chanukah reminds us to persevere despite the odds and to stand up for what we believe in. It also reminds us that when we each contribute to a shared goal, we can accomplish great things. Here in Greater Washington, that means coming together to build a strong, vibrant, inclusive community that endures and adapts over time. The act of community building is multifaceted. It is the sum total of ordinary and extraordinary acts of caring, shared experiences, routines, important bonds, new friendships, the belief in a common purpose, and more.

Congratulations to a Rising Young Leader in
Our Community!
Allow us to kvell a bit over local teen leader, Andrew Kupfer, who has made an incredible impact in our community. Andrew has been part of Federation’s Jteen Philanthropy program for the past three years, and we are proud to have him represent Greater Washington in the Jewish Teen Funders Network’s Youth Ambassadors Council. We know Andrew will continue to accomplish great things!

Get to Know Shari Merrill, Federation’s New Chief Impact Officer!
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Shari Merrill to our professional team as our new Chief Impact Officer. We sat down with Shari to learn more about her background, and what she’s looking forward to accomplishing in her new role.

Broadcasting the Light of the Chanukah Miracle
Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is when we celebrate the miracle of the Jewish people overcoming tyranny in the Land of Israel. One of the central ideas of Chanukah is something called “pirsumei nisa,” which translates as “publicizing the miracle.” Along with lighting the menorah and reciting the blessings, this constitutes one of the core observances of Chanukah. We can see examples of pirsumei nisa in public menorah displays, proudly celebrating our festival alongside Christmas displays. However, the rabbis in ancient times taught that the most important place to publicly display our menorahs was not in public squares and parking lots, but in our own homes.

Explore Creative Chanukah Recipes with Federation’s Jewish Food Experience®
If a fried macaroni-and-cheese ball met a zeppoli and then converted to Judaism, their baby would be fried kugel balls. Tackle your fear of frying with this sweet, gooey, crunchy recipe that's sure to brighten your Chanukah celebration!
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