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A Sukkot Message from Federation’s CEO Gil Preuss
When we take responsibility for ourselves and others, when we open our doors and remove barriers to entry, when our welcome mat leads to meaningful engagement with individuals whose contributions to the community enrich and strengthen it, the promise of peace inches closer to reality. 
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Federation Condemns Ongoing Gun Violence Following Las Vegas Shooting
We awoke Monday morning to the horrifying news of another mass shooting – this time in Las Vegas at a country music concert – that left 58 dead and more than 515 injured. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington extend our heartfelt sympathy to the victims and their families. In one despicable act, the lives of so many were ended and the lives of so many others changed forever. 
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Did you know? Doing Good Increases your Lifespan
Researchers from the University of Buffalo have found a link between giving, unselfishness and a lower risk of early death. Volunteers have greater longevity, less frequency of heart disease and may be at a lower risk for memory loss. Subjects who did good deeds for friends, family or even strangers, reported less stressful events and, consequently, had reduced mortality. 
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Impact L’Atid: Empowering Teens to Transform Greater Washington

Teens across Greater Washington are changing and shaping the future of our community. Impact L’Atid, sponsored and run by BBYO and Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund, gives teen gamechangers the opportunity to transform Jewish Greater Washington through social innovation. By equipping teens with design thinking and entrepreneurship training, Impact L’Atid is helping them turn their ideas into reality – and compete for funding through a “Shark Tank”-style Innovation Showcase.  
Meet Becca B, winner of the 2016-17 Innovation Showcase »

Embrace your Vulnerabilities by Embracing Others on Sukkot
Do the fall holidays have you going in circles? The High Holidays remind us of our personal life cycle, how we should embrace every day with appreciation and make the most of our time on earth. Then comes Sukkot, and the tradition of circling the synagogue with palm and citron, waving them in all directions searching for unity and salvation, and then taking meals in a very temporary structure. And on the eighth day we pray for rain, the key to successful harvest cycles. What is the takeaway for us, since mostly we are not farmers but live in a modern, high tech society?  
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