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
This week marked Yom HaShoah, the annual day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust, observed by Jewish communities worldwide. As we enter Shabbat this evening and turn our attentions to celebrating Israel’s Independence Day in the coming week, may we never forget the millions of lives lost during the horrors of the Holocaust. May their memories be for a blessing always.

70+ Ways to Engage with Israel@70!
Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, begins in the evening of April 18, marking Israel’s 70th year of independence. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington invites you to experience the many ways in which you can learn about, engage with and enhance your connection to the history and modern day culture of Israel through a collection of community events and multimedia resources. Encourage the kids in your life to submit their Israel-inspired artwork for our Israel@70 art contest, open now for students in grades Pre-K through 12! The submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 19.
Explore the Israel@70 website to deepen your connection to Israel »

Learn how one man turned his personal mission into Israel’s largest food rescue network
Join us on Wednesday, April 25 to learn the inspiration behind Joseph Gitler's incredible food recovery efforts. Hear how this Israeli Changemaker grew his one-man mission into Leket Israel: Israel’s largest food bank, which now feeds more than 200,000 impoverished Israelis every week.
Register for Federation’s Imagine Israel Changemakers
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Hope: Israel’s Greatest Export

On April 20, corresponding to the 5th of the Hebrew month of Iyar, the modern State of Israel will celebrate its 70th birthday. This benchmark is no longer considered “old” for humans, and it certainly is not considered old for a country. One may make the case that the Jewish State is just reaching its adolescence—with all that it implies. This milestone year is an appropriate time for Jews around the world to celebrate, but what connects American Jews to this foreign homeland? Perhaps one of the most important connecting factors is one of Israel’s most emblematic symbols and the message of its national anthem: Hatikvah, The Hope.
Get inspired by Federation’s Department of Jewish Life & Learning »

Changing the Game: The Power of Teens in Greater Washington
Saving lives by collecting bras to raise awareness and funds for BRCA gene mutation testing. Connecting young hospital patients with Shabbat celebrations. Teaching young children about Judaism through art. What do game-changing ideas like these have in common? They’ve been developed by some of the youngest leaders in Greater Washington, and thanks to Impact L’Atid, sponsored and run by BBYO and The Jewish Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund (UJEF), teenage visionaries are harnessing these innovative ideas into positive change for our whole community.
Learn about Impact L’Atid and meet the local teens bringing positive change to our community »

Make Your Voice Heard! An Invitation to Help Shape the Future of our Jewish Community
Greater Washington is home to 300,000 Jews living across 1,400 square miles and three states. As Federation embarks on our strategic planning process, working to identify the hopes, vision and aspirations of Jewish Greater Washington and to chart the future of Federation, we know that our success depends on hearing from the diverse voices who make up our rich community. To enable and encourage all community members to participate in this planning process, Federation will be launching a series of community forum opportunities, including Town Hall meetings led by CEO Gil Preuss in MD, DC and NoVA this May.
Learn more and make your voice heard »
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