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
Our Greater Washington Jewish community will head into Shabbat with heavy hearts tonight, in the wake of yet another tragic and horrifying shooting that took the lives of 17 innocent people this week.
As we continue to process this incomprehensible act, and try once again to focus on what can be done to prevent this from ever happening again, our thoughts are focused first and foremost on the family members, friends and community of the victims. We send our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Alyssa, Scott, Martin, Nicholas, Aaron, Jaime, Chris, Luke, Cara, Gina, Joaquin, Alaina, Meadow, Helena, Alex, Carmen and Peter. May their memories be for a blessing and bring comfort to all who knew them.
This Shabbat, join us as we remember these men, women and children whose lives were cut far too short. In their honor and memory, learn more about them.

Announcing the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study
I am pleased and proud to share with you the results of the 2017 Greater Washington Jewish Community Demographic Study, funded by The Morningstar Foundation. The study comes at a pivotal time for our Jewish community – one of the fastest growing Jewish communities in the United States.
Read Gil’s full message »

Meet Jacob, Federation’s Inspirational Intern
In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, Federation’s Disability Inclusion Specialist Lisa Handelman sat down with our colleague Jacob Werbin, a member of the Federation team whose life has not only been affected by inclusive programming in our community, but who has helped shape the future of inclusion in Greater Washington.
Learn more about Jacob »

The Honorable “Menschen” of President’s Day

February may be a short month, but what it lacks in length it makes up for by honoring a diverse set of people. From Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) to Valentine’s Day, President’s Day to Black History Month, there are a plethora of opportunities to commemorate the honorable “menschen” who deserve honorable mentions.
Get inspired by Federation’s Department of Jewish Life & Learning »

Meet Tzachi Levy, Federation’s Senior shaliach (Israeli emissary)
Tzachi Levy is in his first year as The Jewish Agency Senior Shaliach (Israeli emissary) to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Before coming to our community, he served as Director for The Jewish Agency’s Shinshinim Shlichut Program. As a 13th-generation Israeli, Tzachi’s strong family roots and Zionist youth movement education serve as his motivation and energy for working at Federation and in the Jewish world. Tzachi’s aim is to strengthen the conversation between American and Israeli Jews, and help our communities engage more deeply with each other.
Learn about Tzachi’s background and his love for barbecue »

Get ready for Purim with Federation’s Jewish Food Experience®!
Marcia Friedman, cookbook author of Meatballs and Matzaballs, explores the rich Jewish heritage of America’s bourbon industry and incorporates this elegant spirit into her sweet pastry and topping hamentashen recipe. The result is a sophisticated, grown up dessert befitting the spirit of Purim. No time to make your own Purim treats? Our friends at Cafe Sunflower have you covered!
Rev up your Purim with Marcia’s sophisticated Hamentashen recipe »
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