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

What Brings Us Together: A Message from Gil Preuss
Since last August, when I began as CEO of The Jewish Federation, I have enjoyed getting to know hundreds and hundreds of people across DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. The dedication and passion I’ve witnessed for the future of Jewish Greater Washington is truly awe-inspiring. When I meet someone new, I like to ask them to share what they see as the best of the Jewish community with just one word. It’s a tough question to answer, and I’ve certainly struggled to answer it myself – there’s a lot to say! But when pushed to answer with just one word, people in our community are amazingly consistent.
Read Gil’s full message »

Thank you for Making Giving Week a Success!
Last week, during #ShalomdDCGivingWeek, 385 donors in our community gave $141,780, expressing their commitment to make a real impact on real people locally, in Israel and in Jewish communities abroad. Your extraordinary generosity makes a tangible difference for thousands.
Learn more about the people you help »

Know a Jewish student heading to college?
You can help them connect to Jewish life on campus! One of the biggest challenges about starting college is finding a place to make connections and meet new friends, and Hillel eases that transition. If you know an incoming, Jewish first year college student, share this online form or fill it out on their behalf to connect them with the Hillel on their campus before they arrive in the fall. They’ll receive a warm welcome from Hillel staff and the opportunity to experience Jewish life from the day they set foot on campus.
Ease the transition from high school to college »

Get Ready for Israel@70 – the Biggest Birthday Party of the Summer!
Celebrate with thousands of people from across the DMV as we come together on June 3 for Federation’s Israel@70: A Musical Celebration on the Plaza at Tysons Corner! Bring the whole family to celebrate Israel with exciting outdoor activities, food, games and live music from Israeli artists, featuring internationally renowned headliner, Golden Boy (Nadav Guedj). Visit to register for your chance to win more than 50 giveaways, and learn Golden Boy's legendary moves so that you can dance with the artist himself!
Learn more and get ready to celebrate »

Make Your Voice Heard with Federation’s Community Survey
How would you describe our Jewish community? Take Federation’s community survey to share your hopes, vision and aspirations for the future of our community. Your input is a vital part of Federation’s strategic planning process as it plans how to best position our vibrant and growing Jewish community for the future. Complete the survey by June 1 and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card as a thank you from The Jewish Federation.
Take Federation’s community survey by June 1 »
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