COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Say Hello to Makom!
Mazel tov to Federation partner, Jewish Foundation of Group Homes (JFGH), on their new name: Makom! For 40+ years, Makom has supported and empowered people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve the quality of life to which they aspire to have. Join us in congratulating our partners on their growth and evolution!
Learn more about Makom
Couples & Conversation: Parenting Edition
Temple Emanuel, PJ Library, and 18Doors
Being part of an interfaith/Jew-ish/multi-faith/however-you-define-yourself couple and raising a family can be challenging, but you don’t need to find the answers alone. This workshop offers a safe environment to work on creating religious/cultural lives for yourselves and your children. This program is intended for expecting Jewish/interfaith couples and those with children under six in Greater Washington. $54 to participate.
» Sundays, May 1, 8, 15, and 22 | 11:00 AM − 12:00 PM
Webinar: Towards a Community of Belonging
Federation and the Shalom Hartman Institute
Explore the complexities involved in building a vibrant Jewish community of belonging and how we can create the community in which we aspire to live. Dr. Mijal Bitton, Shalom Hartman Institute Scholar in Residence, and Yolanda Savage-Narva, Union for Reform Judaism Director of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, will come together for this important and lively conversation, moderated by Gil Preuss, Federation CEO.
» Monday, May 9 | 12:00 PM − 1:15 PM
Holocaust Remembrance Day: Voices of History, Lessons for Today
Sixth & I with 3GDC and support from Federation partner Jewish Community Relations Council
During Holocaust Remembrance Day service, come together in music, prayer, and a candle lighting ceremony to commemorate those who perished. Hear from Holocaust survivor Manny Mandel, 3GDC Founder and President, Elana Rosenfield, and other members of the 3G community.
» Wednesday, April 27 | 7:00 PM
Faces of the Resistance: Women in the Holocaust
Bender JCC of Greater Washington and JSSA
In honor of Yom HaShoah, Federation partners Bender JCC of Greater Washington and JSSA, in partnership with Hashomer Hatzair, present a powerful exhibition showcasing the untold stories of 20 women who stood up to Nazi persecution during the Holocaust.
» Now – Sunday, May 1
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Capital Kosher Food Pantry
The Capital Kosher Pantry, a project of Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington, provides free kosher groceries to 50 local households every week. Support the Pantry’s Food Drive by donating items on their list.
Community Cares Night with Federation partner EDCJCC and Housing Up
On Thursday, April 28th from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, join Housing Up, new partner of the EDCJCC, to spend an evening playing games, doing arts & crafts, and leading programs for children and parents living at a Housing Up apartment complex. Volunteers will work with Housing Up staff to run activities and build relationships with the apartment residents.
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