COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Surviving Hostage Situations
Secure Community Network (SCN)
One year after the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, join Federation partner, SCN, to learn practical steps to take at the onset, duration, and resolution of a hostage situation. Panelists will include a Colleyville survivor and security professionals with backgrounds in crisis negotiations.
» Thursday, January 19 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Join us for a Community Webinar on Antisemitism
Federation and the Shalom Hartman Institute
Join Gil Preuss, Federation CEO, and Dr. James Loeffler, Senior Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, to understand the factors shaping the growth of antisemitism and consider a range of societal and communal responses.
Learn more and register
» Tuesday, January 24 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Celebrate Israel at 75!
From January - June 2023, Federation’s extended Israel at 75 community celebration will highlight a variety of Israel-focused opportunities (in-person and virtual) to connect community members of all ages and backgrounds. Stay tuned for opportunities to learn, engage, and celebrate Israel’s milestone 75th year of independence!
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Register for Federation's Israel YOUR Way Mission 2023
Celebrate the magic of Israel at 75 and stimulate your sense of adventure and curiosity on Federation's signature, multi-generational mission to Israel. Connect with Israel's beauty and complexity, while building community with fellow passionate Washingtonians on one of three unique tracks. Plus, enhance your experience with a truly unique, optional pre-trip to the United Arab Emirates.
MLK DAY OF SERVICE EVENTS
Join Federation and our partners for MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities from January 13th – 16th. Together, we can make a powerful difference across our community.
MLK Day of Service: Undies for Everyone
Beth El Congregation
Volunteer with Beth El to package underwear for children in our community, recognizing the importance of a small basic need as part of a child's increased chances for long-term success.
» Sunday, January 15 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
MLK Day of Service: Snack Bags
Join Federation partner, Bender JCC, to help make snack bags for So What Else, which aims to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs. This project is suitable for all ages.
» Monday, January 16 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
MLK Day of Service: Activity Kits
Federation partner, Tzedek DC, is looking for volunteers to assemble activity kits to help keep children occupied while their parents attend in-person appointments for social and legal services. Supplies for the kits will be provided to volunteers.
» Monday, January 16 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
JEWISH LEARNING & JOURNEYS
Introducing Tehom: A Unique Leadership Journey
Federation presents Tehom, a fellowship for personal growth and an unparalleled leadership journey. Tehom is designed for individuals or couples between their 30s - 60s who seek to deepen their connection and personal relationship with Judaism, and serve as catalysts for change in the Jewish community and the greater world.
Watch the video and learn more
Honeymoon Israel Applications are Now Open!
Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is open to couples of all cultural, racial, religious, gender, and sexual identities within the early years of their lifelong committed partnership who are looking to create and deepen their connection with each other and to Jewish life. Curious to learn if HMI is right for you? Join HMI for upcoming in-person and virtual info sessions.
Learn more here
» In-Person: Thursday, January 11 | 7:00 PM
» Virtual: Monday, January 30 | 7:00 PM
FEDERATION & JSSA ARE HERE FOR YOU
Need Support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line
Call (703) J-CARING (703-522-7464) to connect with a professional ready to assist you. Serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern VA, support is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All calls are confidential. Federation, JSSA, and our network of human service organizations are here for you.
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