COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Elevate Your High Holiday Celebrations
Enrich your High Holiday celebrations with resources from Federation and across our community! Find recipes, listings for local High Holiday services and events, activities to engage children in meaningful rituals, and more.
Secure Community Network's Countering Active Threat Training hosted by Pozez JCC
The safety and security of our staff and community is our top priority. Join Federation partners Pozez JCC and Secure Community Network (SCN) for a virtual or in-person session of SCN’s Countering Active Threat Training. Anyone age 13 or older is welcome.
» Sunday, September 18 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
(at Pozez JCC) Register here
Monday, September 19 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
(via Zoom) Register here
Spotlight on Community Leader Paul S. Berger
For nearly six decades, Paul S. Berger has elevated Federation and our Greater Washington Jewish community with his invaluable leadership and partnership. Learn about the motivation behind Paul’s incomparable contributions, how his knowledge of law informs his communal work, and much more in his recent interview with the Washington Jewish Week.
Get to know Paul
DC Politics Crash Course 101: DC Government
Join the Jews United for Justice DC Council for a fast and furious session on the basics of politics in DC and how you can get involved. If you want to learn more about how your local government works, or if you've been looking for more information about DC to feel more confident diving into Jews United for Justice campaign work — this is for you!
» Wednesday, September 14 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Health and Harvest Fair
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Join Federation partner, Bender JCC, for the Health and Harvest fair. The event will be packed with services, healthy treats, and resources to help you live your healthiest life, including flu shots, preventive healthcare screenings, Yoga and mindfulness demonstrations, food trucks offering delicious food for purchase, farmers stands selling fall fruit and veggies, artisans, chocolate tastings, and more! (This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.)
» Thursday, September 15 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Kick off the High Holiday Season with EDCJCC's Annual Day of Awesome
Join Federation partner, EDCJCC, and their JFamily team in the EDCJCC parking lot for their annual Day of Awesome, featuring live music from children’s entertainer Auntie A, dancing, instruments, yoga, Rosh Hashanah-themed arts and crafts stations, story time featuring books about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and snacks and drinks. Note: This program is geared toward children under six, but all families are welcome. Admission: $10/family.
» Sunday, September 18 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
"The U.S. and the Holocaust" Film Premiere
Federation is proud to sponsor the WETA PBS premiere of "The U.S. and the Holocaust," a three-part, six-hour series directed by Ken Burns airing on PBS stations around the country. The film examines the tragic consequences of the indifference of the American public to the plight of European Jewry, even after the scale of the Holocaust became public knowledge.
» Sunday, September 18 | 8:00 PM
Capital Jewish Food Festival
Capital Jewish Museum
Enjoy a wide variety of foods from local restaurants while learning about DC’s Jewish culinary scene and engaging with organizations fighting for food justice and sustainability at the Capital Jewish Food Festival, hosted by Federation partner, the Capital Jewish Museum. Highlights include tasting samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive workshops, headline speaker Michael Twitty, and more. General admission tickets available through Saturday, October 8th. Ages 5 and under are free.
Purchase tickets today
» Sunday, October 9 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
Join Federation partner, EDCJCC, for a morning of volunteering with DC Central Kitchen, an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. Volunteers will work in the professional kitchen to chop vegetables, sort fresh produce, mix salads, portion meals, and more!
» Sunday, September 18 | 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Congregation Olam Tikvah's High Holiday Food Drive benefitting ECHO
Congregation Olam Tikvah
Congregation Olam Tikvah's High Holiday food drive will support Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), which provides temporary and emergency assistance, including food, clothing, household items, transportation, and financial support to about 1,000 families every year. Drop off donations in Olam Tikvah's main lobby from now until Yom Kippur (October 4th).
» Now – Tuesday, October 4
Washington Hebrew Congregation's High Holiday Food Drive
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Washington Hebrew Congregation's annual High Holiday Food Drive will benefit Nourish Now and N Street Village to help those in our area struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Drop off donations before Yom Kippur (October 4th) on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at either Washington Hebrew Congregation or WHC's Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac.
» Now – Tuesday, October 4
Our friends at the Washington Jewish Week are offering members of our community a free, one-year subscription. Sign up today!
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