Addressing Rising Antisemitism
Federation’s response to rising antisemitism and hatred includes increasing awareness of its impact and dangers, locally and around the world. Our CEO, Gil Preuss, continues to speak with the press on the subject. This week, he joined several local and international outlets to discuss the recent hateful graffiti in Loudoun County, VA and how Federation and our partners continue to combat antisemitism and secure our community.
Explore Federation's latest news coverage on WTOP, the DMV Download podcast, Inside NoVA, Jerusalem Post, DC News Now, and Jewish News Syndicate
Four Easy Ways to Brighten our Community
This holiday season, let's come together and rededicate ourselves to uplifting our community, caring compassionately for those in need, and ensuring a vibrant Jewish future. As you finalize your end-of-year charitable giving decisions, please consider making or fulfilling your gift to Federation.
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Open a Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
When you open your DAF with the Jewish Community Foundation (formerly Federation's United Jewish Endowment Fund), you will access our particular expertise on social issues in the Jewish community and the broader world. Your DAF allows you to make charitable gifts to your fund when most convenient for your tax or financial planning and distribute anytime to the qualified 501c3 charities or causes you care about in the Jewish community and beyond.
Open your DAF here
Save the Date for Israel at 75!
Starting in January 2023, Federation’s extended Israel at 75 community celebration will highlight a variety of Israel-focused opportunities, in-person and online, to connect community members of all ages and backgrounds. Stay tuned for opportunities to learn, engage, and celebrate Israel's milestone 75th birthday!
The Award Committee and the West Family look forward to sharing the name of the inaugural award recipient early in 2023.
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First-time campers are eligible for up to $1,000 through Federation and Foundation for Jewish Camp.
EVENTS, RESOURCES, AND VOLUNTEERING
The Rosenwald Schools with Andrew Feiler and Brent Leggs
Join The Architects Foundation, author Andrew Feiler, and historian Brent Leggs for the inaugural conversation in the series titled, "Revealing Parallel Histories Hidden in Plain Sight." The discussion will center on Feiler's book on the Rosenwald Schools, A Better Life for Their Children: Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the 4,978 Schools that Changed America.
Purchase tickets here
» Wednesday, December 7 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Schmooze and Nosh
Join Federation partner, JCRC, to meet federal, state, and local officials, including Maryland governor-elect, Wes Moore, and lieutenant governor-elect, Aruna Miller, in person and discuss legislative priorities.
Learn more and register here
» Friday, December 9 | 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Holiday Donation Drive
Sixth & I
Before Chanukah, join Sixth & I to assemble holiday care-kit gift bags for residents at transitional housing shelters provided by New Endeavors by Women (NEW). If you can’t attend but want to support NEW, you can donate through the wish list.
» Wednesday, December 14 | 6:00 PM
Annual Holiday Fundraiser
Join Federation partner, Pozez JCC, for their 6th Annual Holiday Fundraiser Showcasing the Arts & Gifts of Individuals with Disabilities and/or Mental Illness. Shop in person on select days, or online throughout December.
Learn more here
FEDERATION IS HERE FOR YOU
Need Support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line
Call (703) J-CARING (703-522-7464) to connect with a professional ready to assist you. Serving residents of DC, MD, and Northern VA, support is available Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. All calls are confidential. Federation, JSSA, and our network of human service organizations are here for you.
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