COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Nominate a Remarkable Leader under 40 for Federation’s Capital Chai Award!
Nominations are now open for Federation’s inaugural Capital Chai Awards. We’re looking for the philanthropists, thought leaders, innovators, creators, volunteers, activists, and more who are making a difference guided by their Jewish values, locally and beyond. Plus, save the date for Capital Chai: Celebrating the Next Generation at Federation’s Annual Meeting on June 16th, to honor these inspiring leaders.
Submit your nominations by April 25th!
(Self-nominations welcome and encouraged)
The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel
JxJ, Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues, Federation, Edlavitch DCJCC, and other co-presenting organizations
The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel returns to @JxJFest this year! Join a screening of Cinema Sabaya, followed by a conversation with director, Orit Fouks Rotem, and lead actor, Joanna Said, about the contemporary experience of Arab women in Israel and the role of the arts in bridging societal, religious, and political divides.
» Sunday, May 15 | 2:30 PM
Pozez JCC Distinguished Speaker Series: The State Department & Antisemitism – A Unique Perspective
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
Join Federation partner Pozez JCCNV with guests Gillian Apfel, Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State, Una Chapman Cox Foundation Sabbatical Fellow, and Founder of Project FLAME (Focused Learning about Antisemitism through Meaningful Engagement), to hear about the history of antisemitism in the State Department from WWII and the Holocaust to the present. In addition, Apfel will discuss combating antisemitism, modern-day Holocaust issues, and interreligious religious freedom.
» Monday, April 18 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PASSOVER EVENTS AND RESOURCES
GatherDC Passover Guide
Looking for ways to celebrate Passover with other young professionals? Check out GatherDC’s Passover Guide for events, recipes, and volunteer opportunities. Festivities, food, fun — Passover has it all!
Find an opportunity
Level Up-A Passover Family Event
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
Take your Pesach to the next level and join a fun-filled family event. Play games on 55" screens with consoles from PlayStation, XBox One, and Nintendo Switch! All games will be rated E for Everyone. A kosher l'pesach (kosher for Passover) BBQ dinner will be served.
» Monday, April 18 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Let My People Flow: A Passover Yoga Class
Sixth & I
In celebration of Passover, liberate your mind and body with a gentle yoga flow and guided meditation led by Jewish mindfulness teacher Alison Waldman. All levels of experience with yoga are welcome. Mats will be provided.
» Monday, April 18 | 7:00 PM
Making Matzah: A Passover Program for Jews of Color and their Families
Join Federation partner EDCJCC and community members Jordan Bookey and Heather Capell Bramble to celebrate Passover with other Jews of Color and their families. Make matzah from scratch, create toiletry kits for folks in need, and sing the songs of our ancestors with our spiritual leader and teacher, Sabrina Sojourner. A light kosher-for-Passover dinner will also be served.
» Tuesday, April 19 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
URGENT: Donate to Food for Others
Our friends at Food for Others need help to cover a shortage in their Power Pack Program (P3). P3 provides elementary school students experiencing food insecurity in our area with a pack of food that they can eat at home over the weekend. Due to an expanded program and supply chain delays, they need 20,000 meals to cover food for children over the next three weekends.
Our friends at the Washington Jewish Week are offering members of our community a free, one-year subscription. Sign up today!
Need Support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line
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