News you can use from across Greater Washington
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Keeping Our Hearts Open: A Message from Our CEO
My wife and I joined our son, Yoni, for a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as part of his Jewish Day School class on Modern Jewish History. The framing for this visit asked him to consider the implications of the Holocaust as an American Jew today. What does it mean to him as an American? What does it mean to him as a Jew? What are the lessons and actions for today’s world that he might take from the Holocaust?
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One Family’s Wish for Overnight Camp
There’s a magic that happens at camp that ignites the spark of Jewish learning. Studies show that Jewish overnight camp has a profound impact on Jewish identity building and confidence. Local mom and Federation PJ Library® Manager, Sarah Rabin Spira, shares her personal story about the significant role summer camp has had on her family, and what she hopes to find in a summer camp experience for her children.  
Registration for summer camp is open! Learn about the many options in our area »

Meet the Changemakers Transforming Israeli Society
Thousands of ideologically-motivated young adults are moving to underdeveloped towns and cities in Israel’s periphery to build social, mission-driven communities. Through their dedication and hard work, neglected places are becoming communities of culture, opportunity and prosperity and, in doing so, rebranding Israel’s periphery as an innovative, vibrant and desirable place to live. On February 7, learn about this inspirational movement and meet Hadas Goldman and Yuval Bdolah, two of the pioneers who are challenging Israel’s status quo, at Federation’s Imagine Israel Changemakers Series.
Register to meet Changemakers Hadas and Yuval »

The Must-Attend Networking Event of the Year

Federation’s Network Event is the can’t-miss opportunity to connect with hundreds of top professionals and dedicated philanthropists from across Greater Washington who are making a difference locally, in Israel and overseas. This year’s event promises attendees the opportunity to grow their business and charitable networks, celebrate their shared impact and be inspired by Lior Raz, Israeli co-creator and star of the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Fauda.
Learn more and register now for The Network Event »

The Truth About Trees
On American Arbor Day, children hear about Johnny Appleseed. On the Jewish birthday of trees, known as Tu B’Shevat the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, which falls this year on January 31, Israeli children sing songs to the almond tree. The universal tradition is to plant trees. So, what might we learn as we prepare for our celebration? What truths do the trees teach us?
Get inspired by Federation’s Jewish Life & Learning Department »
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