NEXUS Applications Are Open!
In your 20s or 30s and looking to develop your leadership skills? Applications are open for the next cohort of NEXUS! We're looking for Jewish young professionals with an interest in building leadership skills within and to the benefit of the Jewish community.
» Applications close Friday, March 3
Celebrate Purim with PJ Library
The holiday of Purim begins at sundown Monday, March 6th. Jews will celebrate by hearing the megillah (the Book of Esther, which tells the story of Purim), dressing up, sharing gifts of food with friends (mishloach manot), giving to those in need (matanot l’evyonim), and having a festive meal (seudah). Check out PJ Library’s Purim resources for recipes, book lists, costume ideas, and more.
Read the Purim guide here
DID YOU KNOW?
Over the past 10 years, Federation has connected families to Jewish life through PJ Library®, providing them with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and opportunities to engage. Last year, PJ Library in Greater Washington (implemented locally by Federation, and funded by Federation, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and generous local donors) sent 98,896 books to 6,460 families, enrolled 1,079 new families, and cosponsored 300 programs with 45 community partners.
Beer’a V’Shira Open Mic Karaoke Night
Join Congregation Shaare Torah for a night of Israeli music and beer! Sing along and learn about your favorite Israeli music and stories with Federation Community Shaliach (Israel emissary), Abraham Belilty, in honor of Israel at 75.
» Saturday, March 4 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Academic Conference: Jews from Arab Lands in Israel
The majority of Israelis today can trace back part or all of their ancestry to immigrants from the Arab world. This conference, co-hosted by the American University Center for Israel Studies and World Languages and Cultures Program, will explore Arab Jews' fights against discrimination and marginalization, their role in Israeli politics, and their search for identity.
» Monday, March 6 | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Save the Date! Israel Food & Wine Week
From March 8th – 15th, visit local dining and beverage establishments celebrating the beauty of Israel through the language of food and wine. Make a reservation, place a takeout order, or plan a meetup with friends and family at any of the participating establishments below during Israel Food & Wine Week for their special deals, meals, or other Israel at 75-themed offerings!
Learn more here
» Wednesday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 15
COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES
What’s happening across Jewish Greater Washington? Click the buttons below for featured events & resources or find the full event calendar at jconnect.org.
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