We are heartbroken and devastated by today’s shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. Our schools and communities should be safe havens, not places of trauma or despair. Our hearts and thoughts are with the families of the 14 children and the teacher murdered in this senseless act of violence, and remain with those still grieving from the horrific violence in Buffalo, NY. Please join us in praying for a swift and full recovery of the injured, and may the memories of those lost today be for a blessing.
COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Capital Chai: Federation's Annual Meeting 2022
You’ve never been to an Annual Meeting like this one! Bring your dancing shoes and come together with Greater Washington's Jewish community to celebrate the Capital Chai: 18 remarkable Jewish individuals under 40 who are making the world a better place. We’ll also elect and install another incredible group of leaders: Federation’s incoming Board of Directors. (Capital Chai honorees will be announced soon!)
» Thursday, June 16 | 6:30 PM
Federation Leads Rabbis Mission to Israel
Last week, Federation CEO, Gil Preuss, and Director, Jewish Journeys & Engagement, Rabbi Sarah Tasman, led Federation’s Rabbis Mission to Israel with eight rabbis representing a cross-section of denominations and spanning DC, MD, and Northern VA. On the mission, the cohort listened to the diverse voices shaping and leading Israeli society today, and learned from stories of resilience, challenge, and change from throughout the country.
Read reflections and learnings from those on the mission
Calling all Cox Cable Subscribers: Jewish Life Television/JLTV Now Available in Northern VA
Jewish Life Television/JLTV is the nation’s leading 24-7 English language, Jewish-themed television network, providing a robust, thought-provoking illustration of the Jewish cultural and religious experience in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. If you’re a subscriber in Northern VA, JLTV will be available on Channel 118 on Cox Communications’ Channel Lineup beginning May 31st.
Responsibility and Protest in Jewish Tradition
Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
How and when do we decide to act in today’s fast-paced and divided world? Join the Haberman Institute for this three-week mini course to examine how classical Jewish sources explore responsibility, protest, and decision-making in both public and private spaces. The ancient sages and Jewish wisdom will be a model for how we can more deeply think through our communal responsibility.
» Wednesdays, May 25, June 1, June 8 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day
American Battle Monuments Commission
Watch Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) at the Kennedy Center. The production tells the dramatic story of the final months of WWII in Europe through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway, photographer Robert Capa, Vogue model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young American soldier. Their journey and the valor of units like the all-Black, all-female 6888 Battalion come to life through top Broadway vocalists, a 58-piece orchestra, and vivid archival images.
Buy tickets today
» Saturday, June 4 | 7:30 PM
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Washington Hebrew Collects: Help Send Kids to Camp
Washington Hebrew Congregation is collecting supplies for Abram Simon School students to go to summer camp! This camp experience is designed to help young people from all backgrounds develop and grow by affording the opportunity of getting outdoors for adventure and fun. Please check the Amazon Wish List throughout the month of May to see what is needed.
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