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Update on Coronavirus Preparedness in Greater Washington

The safety, health, and well-being of all community members continues to be a top priority for The Jewish Federation. The COVID-19 situation is changing daily, and we, like all of you, are continuing to adapt to shifting circumstances. It is more crucial than ever that we continue to connect with purpose—even when how we connect may look different than before.

The Jewish Federation remains committed to mobilizing people to address the most critical opportunities and challenges facing our diverse and growing Jewish community. Today, we are witnessing the vital importance of this work in real time. Though our team is working remotely, we are fully operational and committed to helping our community members and supporting our vital institutions.

Creating Community in a Time of Social Distancing
A Message from Gil Preuss
Today, coming together is off the table, at least in a physical sense. And so, as Jews, we face an unprecedented challenge: to create a strong and palpable sense of community from afar. This is not the first time we have had to innovate. From keeping our traditions in times of war to performing our rituals in times of scarcity, Jewish history is full of moments in which the Jewish people have overcome our circumstances with grace and ingenuity. The question is how will we rise to the occasion this time? What would the Jewish sages write about us and our efforts to be each other’s keeper in a time of quarantine and social distancing?

Connecting with Purpose—Even When We Cannot Connect in Person
During this season of uncertainty and social distancing, one constant that will sustain the Greater Washington Jewish community is our ability to connect with one another. When we make the effort to reach out to our friends, family, and neighbors—locally, in Israel, and around the world—we can continue to build and strengthen all that makes Jewish Greater Washington an incredible community. Whether you’re looking for a way to engage with ritual or spiritual content; resources to share with your family; entertainment, virtual volunteering, or learning opportunities; our Jewish community has you covered.

PJ Library® Offers Resources for Quarantined Families
As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. PJ Library has many ideas for ways to pass time with your little ones including reading PJ Library books, games, cooking, arts & crafts, learning languages, and more!

Online Self-Care, Israeli-Style
As we continue adjusting to a challenging new reality, the dedicated Israeli shlichim (emissaries) who work in our congregations, schools, and JCCs are offering support to our community in new and exciting ways. Through their new virtual education program, Life: Online, you can join the shlichim for a variety of learning opportunities, from arts & crafts to Jewish philosophy, cooking to Shabbat rituals, and more, all via Zoom.

Join Us for a Virtual Close Up Look at Anti-Semitism in 2020 and Beyond
As we continue to connect in new and different ways, Federation's online series The Close Up offers a deeper look at emerging trends, transformative ideas, and pressing issues from leaders and experts in our community—all from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Join us for the next edition on April 6, when Rabbi Shira Stutman and Robert Graves will discuss security for our Jewish community in 2020 and beyond.
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