Wishing you a sunny and relaxing summer!
This July and August, Federation’s Together & Connected newsletter will arrive every other week. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for all the news and highlights in between, and look for community events at shalomdc.org/events.
COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
The Fall of Roe: How did we get here and what do we do next?
JCRC, AJC, The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, Federation's Next Gen Lawyers and Lawyers Divisions, and Tzedek DC
Join us at the next session in our Virtual Brown Bag Lunch Speakers' Series: The Fall of Roe: How did we get here and what do we do next? with speaker Helen Krasnoff, Vice President, Public Policy Litigation & Law at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
» Wednesday, July 13 | 12:30 PM
Dobbs v. Jackson: The Jewish Perspective
Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Join Jewish Federations for a conversation on the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Healthcare to overturn Roe v. Wade. Hear from accomplished speakers on Jewish law perspectives, as well as featured speakers from the National Women’s Law Center and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on state law developments and their potential impacts for women’s health and health providers, and from Jewish organizations on its impact.
Monday, July 18 | 1:00 PM
PJ Play Date: Mr. Popper’s Penguins
PJ Library, Federation, and Federation partners Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Edlavitch DCJCC, and Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
Join PJ Library families for a playdate at Imagination Stage! "Mr. Popper’s Penguins," based on the beloved children’s book, is a “musical play, featuring expert puppetry, depicts a wild and witty way to follow your dreams — and your convictions.” Connect with PJ Library before the show for a special gift! Best for ages 3-10.
» Sunday, July 31 | 1:30 PM
Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park
Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park is BACK! Join Federation and community members from across Jewish Greater Washington at Nationals Park as the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds. $5 from every ticket sold will benefit Federation’s work to meet critical needs locally and around the world. (Group blocks for 20 or more tickets available.)
Get your tickets
» Sunday, August 28 | 1:35 PM
In the News: Federation Board Member Susan Kristol
Federation Board member and Lion of Judah, Susan Kristol, had the “Last Word” in the Washington Jewish Week, reflecting on teaching, Federation, family, and more. We are grateful for Susan’s continued leadership of our community, including as 2020-2021 board president of Federation partner agency, Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.
Read the full article
Congratulations to Federation partner, GW Hillel, on receiving the 2021 Campus Award for their COVID vaccine sign-up project! This collaborative and innovative project between GW Hillel and Federation partner Edlavitch DCJCC, with funding from Federation, helped 545 local seniors navigate the complexities of scheduling vaccination appointments during the height of the pandemic.
Watch the announcement | Learn more about the project
Congratulations to local leader Matthew Berger, Executive Director of the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism and a Greater Washington National Young Leadership Cabinet member, on receiving JFNA’s prestigious Rabbi Herbert A. Friedman Cabinet Service Award! As Matt notes, “My Cabinet experience has truly helped shape the Jewish leader that I want to be in the years to come.”
Learn more about Matt and the award
Urge the Senate to Support Children, People with Disabilities, and Older Adults
This month, the Senate is negotiating a new economic bill and it is imperative that this package supports childcare, home-based supports for older adults, and people with disabilities while also strengthening the workforce who cares for them. Urge your senator to include the Murray-Kaine Child Care and Early Learning Proposal and make a major investment in Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in this economic package.
Bethesda Jewish Congregation Family Shabbat for Kids
Bethesda Jewish Congregation is holding a special early Shabbat service for families with young children! Come in jeans, come in jammies, come as you are! Bring the whole crew for a fun sing along Shabbat and meet their new Rabbi — Rabbi Eric L. Abbott! Pizza and cookies will be served afterwards.
» Friday, July 15 | 6:00 PM
Growing Jewish Families and Pozez JCCNV
Join Federation partner Pozez JCCNV and Growing Jewish Families for a series of park playdates across Northern Virginia: Herndon (July 17th), Alexandria (July 24th), Fairfax Station (July 28th), and Springfield (July 31st) at various times.
Sign up today
My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy
Hailed by The New York Times as "Distinctly original and powerfully poignant," this hysterical play tells the story of Brad Zimmerman, who worked as a waiter for nearly three decades in pursuit of his comedy dream, and his parents who suffered through that decision. Universal in its message about the journey to follow one’s dream, and the parents who SUFFER through it, you’ll be laughing through the whole show! Use promo code JFGW10 to save $10 when you order tickets by July 20th.
Get Your Tickets Now!
Stop the Bleed™ Training
Federation, Secure Community Network, and Pozez JCCNV
Sign up today for this important, life-saving training in controlling bleeding from accidents or injuries. Choose from one of three sessions.
» Sunday, July 31 | Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Session 2: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, and Session 3: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Capital Kosher Food Pantry
The Capital Kosher Pantry, a project of Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington, provides free kosher groceries to 50 local households every week. Support the Pantry’s Food Drive by donating items on their list.
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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