News you can use from across Greater Washington
News you can use from across Greater Washington
Federation 5: News you can use from across Greater Washington

Raising the Game on Conversation: A Message from Gil Preuss
Political evolution. Moral responsibility. Mutual obligation. These are topics at the heart of so many important conversations underway in our community and in our country. They also lie at the heart of the new program we are launching in partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America: Our Values, Our Aspirations: A Jewish Communal Conversation.
Read more about the upcoming conversations »

Planting the Seeds of Who We Are and What We Value
Whether or not we have the stories of our immediate ancestors to tell, so many of us can feel the connections between the generations of our people. These connections call us to preserve our traditions, values and hopes for future generations. But we all know that our modern world is so different from that of our ancestors, or even that of our childhood. Younger generations face a barrage of narratives and ideas through social media and the internet. How can we best ensure that the chain of our generations, and the world our people have longed for, will continue in this crazy modern world?
Read the full reflection by Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, Federation’s Scholar-in-Residence »

Celebrate and Volunteer: Impact DC
Calling all those in their 20s and 30s: you’re invited to network, celebrate and make a meaningful difference! Join Federation's Young Leadership on Thursday, October 18 for an evening to celebrate philanthropy with dancing and schmoozing, while supporting the extraordinary work of The Jewish Federation. Then, on Sunday, October 21, roll up your sleeves to volunteer with friends and family to help those in need in our community with six meaningful service projects throughout Greater Washington.
Register for a night of dancing and one of six meaningful volunteer projects »

Federation Grants Nearly $100,000 to First-time Overnight Campers
One Happy Camper shares Federation’s belief that children with pivotal Jewish camp experiences are more likely to become adults who value their Jewish heritage, support Jewish causes and take on leadership roles in their communities. That’s why, for the past eight years, Federation has partnered with One Happy Camper, a program that facilitates 100% Federation-funded grant distribution for first-year Jewish overnight campers. This year, Federation increased its One Happy Camper allocation from $47,000 to $97,000, providing $50,000 in additional funding for our Northern Virginia families.
Learn more about One Happy Camper grants and apply »

Welcome Michelle Wachtel, Federation’s New Senior Campaign Director!
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is pleased to welcome Michelle Wachtel to our professional team as our new Senior Campaign Director. We sat down with Michelle to learn more about her background and why she’s passionate about working in the Jewish communal world.
Get to know Michelle »
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