News you can use from across Greater Washington
News you can use from across Greater Washington
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The Conversations We Need to Be Having: A Message from Our CEO
This is conference season in the Jewish community. Many organizations will be holding major events and meetings, and important business will get done. I’ve attended hundreds of these gatherings and learned a great deal from them, but I can’t shake the sense that when we meet, we don’t really talk about what is truly important… It’s not the content that’s missing. It’s the conversation itself.
Read Gil’s full message »

How Will You Celebrate Read Across America Day?
In honor of the National Education Association's Read Across America Day, Sarah Rabin Spira, Federation’s Manager of PJ Library©, has compiled some great tips and book recommendations for parents who want to help their children become independent readers, learn deeper concepts and develop a life-long love of reading.
Check out Sarah’s advice in Washington Parent for how to make reading together fun »

Are You Ready for Federation’s Sara & Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day?

Be the GOOD you want to see in the world. On Sunday, April 29, join thousands of volunteers from around the world for this annual day of service. Jessica Sher, Co-Chair of Good Deeds Day 2018, notes that, “Good Deeds Day is about individual people doing small things to make a difference and, when you put it all together, it makes a huge difference.” Visit to see a full list of participating organizations from across Greater Washington, or download the materials for organizers if you’re inspired to lead a service project.
Learn more about Good Deeds Day 2017 from this segment on NBC 4 »

The Masks We Wear
Federation’s Senior Shaliach (emissary), Tzachi Levy finds inspiration in the Purim tradition of wearing costumes, and reflects on how these masks may serve as a metaphor for the ongoing conversation about Israel and diaspora Jewry.
Read Tzachi’s thoughtful op-ed in Kol Habirah »

Greater Washington’s Jewish Community is Booming
Our local Jewish community has grown to nearly 300,000 people, according to a new demographic study of the region’s Jews, which paints a complex picture of Jews’ involvement in religious institutions and activities.
Explore the recent news coverage of the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study, funded by The Morningstar Foundation in The Washington Post, eJewishPhilanthropy and JTA
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