COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Explore Federation's 2022 Annual Report
We are thrilled to introduce our 2022 Annual Report, Building Vibrant Jewish Life Together, highlighting some of our proudest accomplishments from the last year. As you explore the report, we hope you find inspiration and encouragement in how you helped move our community forward. Please share it broadly – and proudly – with your networks.
Experience Federation's 2022 Annual Report
Elevate Your High Holiday Celebrations
Enrich your High Holiday celebrations with resources from Federation and across our community! Find recipes, listings for local High Holiday services and events, activities to engage children in meaningful rituals, and more.
Sound and Hear the Shofar Live
The Blast DC
Join a diverse, pluralistic community of Jews to celebrate the blowing of the shofar (the ram's horn blown at Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). The Blast is asking people to sound the shofar from their locations around the city right before Rosh Hashanah begins. Just walk outside house and sound the shofar as best or as loud as you can!
» Sunday, September 25 | 4:00 PM
Join a Virtual Cooking Demonstration with Famed Chef, Michael Solomonov!
The James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, Michael Solomonov, will demonstrate how to cook a delicious fall meal with seasonal ingredients, perfect for the cooler days ahead. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to wow your friends and family with new culinary skills, exclusively for the Jewish community of Greater Washington.
» Wednesday, October 19 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
CESJDS STEM Center’s Parking Lot Sukkah Family Design Challenge
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, PJ Library, Prizmah, and Harold Greenspoon Foundation
Get into the spirit of Sukkot (harvest festival) at Federation partner CESJDS' STEM Center's Parking Lot Sukkah (temporary hut built during Sukkot) Design Challenge! Children (preschool – 5th grade) will hear different PJ Library books read by engaging CESJDS students and faculty. Then, dive into designing and building a mini-Sukkah using recycled materials such as cardboard and newspaper.
» Sunday, October 2 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
UnPanic — Parenting in Uncertainty
PJ Library, Agudas Achim, and Pozez JCC
Parenting babies, toddlers, and young children during these uncertain times is difficult. Join PJ Library, Agudas Achim, and Federation partner, Pozez JCC, for a guided online conversation to alleviate your concerns, help you keep a sense of calm, answer your questions, and find support. There will also be three curated play dates, allowing your children to meet others their age in a controlled setting.
» Zoom Parenting Conversation: Monday, October 3 | 8:00 PM
» In-Person Playdates at Agudas Achim: Sundays, October 2, 16, 23 | 3:30 PM
Capital Jewish Food Festival
Capital Jewish Museum
Enjoy a wide variety of foods from local restaurants while learning about DC’s Jewish culinary scene and engaging with organizations fighting for food justice and sustainability at the Capital Jewish Food Festival, hosted by Federation partner, the Capital Jewish Museum. Highlights include tasting samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive workshops, headline speaker Michael Twitty, and more. General admission tickets available through Saturday, October 8th. Ages 5 and under are free.
Purchase tickets today
» Sunday, October 9 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Community Playhouse Build
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Create a team of eight and join Federation partner, Bender JCC’s Delivering Good Network, and Habitat for Humanity Maryland for a community-wide playhouse build! This Sukkot, help ensure our local children have a safe place to play. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Teams are required to raise a minimum of $2,400 to offset the cost of materials and supervision, and to benefit Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership programs and services.
Learn more and register here
» Sunday, October 16 | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Stop the Bleed™ Training
Federation, Secure Community Network, and Bender JCC
Sign up today for this important, life-saving training in controlling bleeding from accidents or injuries. Choose from one of two sessions.
» Sunday, October 30 | Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Session 2: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Congregation Olam Tikvah's High Holiday Food Drive Benefitting ECHO
Congregation Olam Tikvah
Congregation Olam Tikvah's High Holiday food drive will support Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO), which provides temporary and emergency assistance, including food, clothing, household items, transportation, and financial support to about 1,000 families every year. Drop off donations in Olam Tikvah's main lobby from now until Yom Kippur (October 4th).
» Now – Tuesday, October 4
Washington Hebrew Congregation's High Holiday Food Drive
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Washington Hebrew Congregation's annual High Holiday Food Drive will benefit Nourish Now and N Street Village to help those in our area struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Drop off donations before Yom Kippur (October 4th) on weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM at either Washington Hebrew Congregation or WHC's Julia Bindeman Suburban Center in Potomac.
» Now – Tuesday, October 4
Our friends at the Washington Jewish Week are offering members of our community a free, one-year subscription. Sign up today!
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