Today marks Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Together, we commemorate the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, honor the survivors, and pay tribute to the many who demonstrated courage and resilience in the face of extreme horror.
At a time of increased antisemitism in our community and across the country, Yom HaShoah reminds us of our crucial responsibility to continue to confront and combat hatred in all forms. Learn more about Federation’s efforts to do so here, and join our partners at JCRC this Sunday, April 23rd, at 1:00 PM for a poignant and meaningful tribute that brings together our entire community.
Federation is proud to partner with the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism on a national campaign to #StandUpToJewishHate. Join us and show your support by sharing, “Today, and every day, I stand against antisemitism. #StandUpToJewishHate #🟦."
Learn more here
Phyllis G. Margolius Impossible Dream Award Reception
Congratulations to Rachel Gildiner, the inaugural recipient of the Phyllis G. Margolius Impossible Dream Award! Join the Phyllis Margolius Family Foundation and Federation to honor Rachel as she receives her award. The event will feature a presentation from Congressman, Jamie Raskin, and a conversation with Dr. Erica Brown.
» Thursday, April 20 | 7:30 PM
Washington Hebrew Congregation Mitzvah Day 2023
In keeping with Judaism's teachings of tikkun olam (repairing the world), Washington Hebrew Congregation's Mitzvah Day inspires participants to pursue justice through social activism. Explore volunteer projects throughout DC and Maryland, or that you can do at home, to make a difference in the community.
Find volunteer opportunities here
» Sunday, April 23
Have you explored the Israel at 75 website? Whether you connect best by learning, celebrating, eating, traveling, or all of the above, find the Israel at 75 opportunity for you!
Visit shalomdc.org/israelat75 to find your ways to engage.
Start-Up Kitchen: An Evening of Israeli Innovation and Cuisine
Join Federation partner, Pozez JCC of Northern VA, for a program appreciating Israel’s largest contributions in food and innovation. Enjoy a delicious and insightful evening with Israeli-American author and entrepreneur, Avi Jorisch, and food from Israel Food & Wine Week partner, Shouk.
» Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Israel at 75 Shabbat
Celebrate Israel at 75 with Washington Hebrew Congregation and commemorate Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Remembrance Day), and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day).
» Friday, April 21 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration
Join Shaare Torah for a night of BBQ, arts and crafts, games, Israeli dancing, and other interactive ways for all ages to celebrate Israel on its 75th independence day.
» Wednesday, April 26 | 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
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