Judy (right) seated at Adas Israel Congregation in May 2015 when President Barack Obama delivered remarks in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month. Judy is sitting next to friend and Federation Board Member, Vivian Bass. Photo courtesy of Vivian Bass.
Remembering Judy Heumann, z"l: Champion of the Disability Rights Movement
Federation is deeply saddened by the passing of Judith "Judy" Heumann, z"l, widely regarded as the mother of the disability rights movement, on March 4th at the age of 75. Judy had an immense impact on the local and national disability community, leading the way for the passage of national disability rights legislation, founding international disability advocacy organizations, and serving in senior federal government positions. Her dedication to disability advocacy will serve as a model for generations to come. May Judy’s family, friends, and loved ones be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, and may her memory be for a blessing.
Read more about Judy Heumann's life and legacy
Wishing you a very happy Purim! Share your celebrations with the community. Tag Federation in your photos to be featured in our Purim across Greater Washington social media highlight!
Donor Appreciation Week 2023
Last week, Federation celebrated four of our community’s caring and generous donors who make our work possible. We invite you to read their stories and learn about what these incredible individuals do to create a stronger, safer, and more vibrant Jewish community locally, in Israel, and around the world.
Read our donors’ stories
Save the Date: Good Deeds Week is Almost Here!
From March 26th – April 2nd, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Week will once again bring together 60+ community partners and thousands of participants across DC, MD, and Northern VA to address pressing needs across our region. Explore the many ways you can do good and care for others.
Find volunteer opportunities here
Have you explored the Israel at 75 website? Whether you connect best by learning, celebrating, eating, traveling, or all of the above, find the Israel at 75 opportunity for you!
Visit shalomdc.org/israelat75 to find your ways to engage.
Israel Food & Wine Week Begins Tomorrow!
From March 8th – 15th, join Federation and food lovers across the region to celebrate Israel through the language of food and wine during Israel Food & Wine Week, one of many ways our community is marking Israel’s 75th year of independence. Make a reservation, place a takeout order, or plan a meetup with friends and family at any of the participating establishments for special deals, meals, or other Israel at 75-themed offerings!
Learn more here
» Wednesday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 15
Register Now for Session 2 of the Israel at 75 Virtual Book Series
Explore Israel through its novelists and poets. Join Federation and Moment Magazine for a five-session virtual book series exploring today's Israel through the eyes of its beloved writers. Register for session 2 on March 23rd at 12:00 PM, when we’ll discuss Suddenly, a Knock on the Door: Stories, by award-winning writer, Etgar Keret.
» Thursday, March 23 | 12:00 PM
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