COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Federation's Sixth Annual #ShalomDCGivingWeek!
Giving Week celebrates YOU: the donors and community builders who care for Jewish Greater Washington in times of calm and of crisis. Your support strengthens and sustains our community, meets today’s critical needs, and helps to build a vibrant Jewish future. All new or increased gifts made by May 6th will be matched!
Support our Jewish community
» Sunday, May 1 − Friday, May 6
Join our Shlichim for Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'Atzmaut
Join Federation's Community Shlichim (Israeli emissaries) to commemorate Yom HaZikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) and celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel's Independence Day). Explore the many events and learning opportunities across Greater Washington. Yom HaZikaron begins tonight at sundown on May 3rd and continues into the day on May 4th. Yom HaAtzmaut begins at sundown on May 4th and continues into the day on May 5th.
The 2022 JxJ Jewish Film and Music Festival
JxJ, Federation partner Edlavitch DCJCC, and Federation
JxJ returns with an all-new lineup of international films, concerts, and artist conversations, presented throughout DC, Bethesda, and Silver Spring! The 2022 slate includes 60 films from 15 countries, ranging from comedies to documentaries and period dramas alongside 10 concerts with musicians hailing from Israel, Canada, Ethiopia, and the United States. Book your tickets and passes today and enjoy a discounted rate when you bring a group of 10 or more!
» Thursday, May 12 − Sunday, May 22 | Various times
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.
» Thursday, June 16 | 6:30 PM
Share Your Thoughts on NOVA Kosher Restaurants
Would you support kosher restaurants in Northern Virginia? Restaurateurs and related businesses have taken note of the Jewish community’s growth in NOVA, and are seeking additional insights on the potential market for kosher establishments. Take the brief Market Survey for NOVA Kosher Restaurants to share your thoughts! Contact email@example.com with any questions.
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Performance of Shards: Putting the Pieces Together by Dr. Cantor Evan Kent at Temple Emanuel
Join Temple Emanuel for the one-man show by the inspiring performer, Dr. Cantor Evan Kent. In his self-written musical, “Shards: Putting the Pieces Together,” Evan Kent brings a Broadway voice and a cantor’s soul to his life’s story, from his grandparents fleeing Eastern Europe to settling in New York’s Lower East Side, to his aliyah (immigration to Israel). Proceeds from the evening will go to Ukraine emergency relief and other global mitzvah projects.
» Saturday, May 7 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 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
Celebrate Sunflower Bakery's 2022 Graduates and the Unsung Heroes
We join our partners at Sunflower Bakery in congratulating their Pastry Arts & Hospitality program graduates and recognizing their unsung heroes, Sara Portman Milner, Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman and Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue, and Adventist Healthcare, Shady Grove! Sunflower is the only inclusive training program in Maryland that trains young adults with learning differences for employment success in pastry arts, baking, or related industries. Join the virtual appreciation and graduation to celebrate with them.
Learn more and register
» Sunday, May 22 | 7:30 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
HIAS Letter Writing
Join Federation partner HIAS on Monday, May 9th from 6:30– 8:30 PM to write letters of compassion and solidarity to people in immigration detention. Plus, participate in a short learning session that reflects on issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers.
Hunger Action at the EDCJCC
On Monday, May 9th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, join Federation partner EDCJCC to prepare dinner for the residents of Dorothy Day Place, a transitional housing program for men and women living in Montgomery County that provides a crucial bridge between homelessness and permanent housing.
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