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

A Message from Our CEO Gil Preuss
In the United States, and especially in Washington, DC, we tell our stories through statues and monuments. In part, we use these statues to honor individuals or commemorate moments in history. Those who design these fixtures of our national remembrances do so to define our past, and perhaps more importantly, to create a common narrative for the future.
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Thank You for Touching, Changing and Saving Lives
As we begin a new year, The Jewish Federation is grateful for the profound and extraordinary generosity of our donors and your dedication to helping Jewish Greater Washington flourish. Because of your gifts to Federation’s 2017 Annual Campaign, 2018 will be a year of dignity, safety and joy for those in need locally, in Israel and around the world.  
Watch our thank you video »

A Romantic Getaway with Meaning and Community
On January 11, locals Kendra and Travis will travel with 19 other couples from Greater Washington on Honeymoon Israel, an enriching, provocative and fun experience for young professional couples (ages 25-40) who have been married five years or less, for whom at least one partner is Jewish. Kendra and Travis have traveled extensively throughout their relationship, but Travis has never been to Israel. Both are very excited to experience Israel through each other’s eyes and to connect with a new community of other couples. But before embarking on this journey, they have a lot of questions – so we connected them with newly returned HMI couple, Elan and Janeace.
Honeymoon Israel is supported locally by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington in partnership with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. 
Read Kendra and Travis’ interview with Elan and Janeace »

Meet the New Pioneers Working to Improve Life for all Israelis

Thousands of ideologically motivated young adults are moving to underdeveloped towns and cities in Israel’s periphery to build innovative, mission-driven communities. On February 7, Federation’s Imagine Israel Changemakers Series will host two Israeli urban influencers who are dedicating their lives to close social gaps in areas such as education, housing, culture and civic engagement. Meet these dynamic agents of change as they share unique ideas that challenge Israel’s status quo and affect social change in Israeli society.
Register for Federation’s Imagine Israel Changemakers
Series »

Welcome Malki Karkowsky, Federation’s New Director of Women’s Philanthropy!
Malki has spent more than a decade in the Jewish communal field including Hillel International, The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, BBYO in New England and Hillels at the University of North Carolina and George Washington University. As Director of Women’s Philanthropy, she looks forward to strengthening the role of women philanthropists in Greater Washington.
Get to know Malki »
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