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
Shanah Tovah!

We wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy
and meaningful New Year!

Who We Want to Be: A Message from Gil Preuss
In a few days, we will have the opportunity to celebrate the start of a new year and once again reflect on the many ways we can narrow the gap between our actions and our values. Indeed, the High Holidays are a time to consider who we are and who we want to be. It is our chance to revisit what drives us—as individuals and as a community.
Read Gil’s full message »

The Edlavitch DCJCC Embarks on a 10-month Renovation of its Historic Building
This month, the Edlavitch DCJCC begins transforming its historic building to create a world-class facility that is a “town square” for everyone. The updates will enable the EDCJCC to do more of what it does best, while continuing to be a welcoming place for all. Programs will continue around town at cultural destinations and neighborhood venues throughout the city.
Explore the coming improvements at the Edlavitch DCJCC »

Choosing to Give of Ourselves in the New Year
You’re walking down a busy street. You’re late for an appointment. Suddenly you pass a homeless person who says, “Can you spare some change so that I can get something to eat?” What do you do? If you’re like most people when you’re late for an appointment, you probably keep walking. But what if, in that stressful moment of lateness, you chose to see that person’s humanity and were kind instead?
Read the full reflection by Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Federation’s Scholar-in-Residence »

Greater Washington’s Newest Movers & Shakers Explore Israel
On August 12, 34 young adults from Greater Washington embarked on Birthright Israel's first DC Movers & Shakers trip, designed specifically for young professionals working for or interested in government, NGOs or political, foreign policy and international security think tanks. The innovative trip offered an in-depth look at issues facing Israel's security, government, law, military and foreign policy. “Getting to experience an immersive, politics-centered trip was fascinating. I can't imagine a better way to understand the ever-shifting tectonic plates that make up Israel's political topography. I left this trip with more questions than answers[,] but I also left with an appetite to learn even more.” said participant, Justin G.
See photos from the trip »

New Traditions for a New Year with Federation's Jewish Food Experience®
Rich varieties of Jewish food traditions have long leant meaning and importance to Rosh Hashanah. Marcia Friedman, author of Meatballs and Matzah Balls: Recipes and Reflections from a Jewish and Italian Life, provides inspiration on how to incorporate new foods and recipes into your New Year’s celebration.
Mark your new beginning with these tips »
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