Federation Leads Rabbis Mission to Israel
This week, several of Greater Washington’s rabbis from a cross section of denominations are in Israel with Federation’s CEO Gil Preuss and Rabbi Sarah Tasman on Federation’s Rabbis Mission to Israel. The group is exploring the diverse, exciting, and sometimes challenging country building a modern, Jewish, democratic state for all its citizens and for the global Jewish community. Follow Federation on shalomdc.org and on social media for their reflections, photos, and more!
Follow their journey
Meet Rabbi Sarah Tasman, Federation’s Director of Jewish Journeys and Engagement
A long-time engagement professional in the Jewish communal world, Rabbi Sarah Tasman brings a multitude of experiences and perspectives into her work, integrating creativity, healing, and spiritual practice into her work. A native of Louisville, KY, Rabbi Tasman is making an impact in Jewish Greater Washington and beyond. This week, Rabbi Tasman is traveling alongside Federation CEO, Gil Preuss, and several of Greater Washington’s local rabbis as a leader of Federation’s Rabbis Mission to Israel.
Learn more about Rabbi Tasman
COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Family Hike, Israeli Style
Federation’s Community Shlichim (Israeli emissaries), Next Gen, and PJ Library
Join us at Little Bennet Regional Park for a self-guided family hike with an Israeli twist! The hike is approximately two miles with stops at “education stations” led by our community shlichim. After hiking, join other local families for a festive picnic! (Snacks and drinks provided; you are welcome to bring lunch.)
» Sunday, June 12 | Various time slots
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
Become a Jewish Changemaker
The Jewish Federations of North America
Are you an undergraduate student between 20 and 24, and looking to gain valuable leadership experience? Apply now for the Jewish Changemakers Fellowship, a three-week virtual leadership development experience focused on career development, connecting with peers, and making a difference in your community. Applications close on
Learn more and apply
» Session 1: Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 30
Jewish College Bound
Do you have or know an incoming college freshman? Let Hillel International know where they will be attending school this fall and Hillel will send them a free graduation gift. Your student will also be connected to current undergrads along with Hillel staff, and be entered to win one of five $500 Amazon gift cards!
Get connected with Hillel
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. The survey will remain open through May 22nd.
Take the survey
Welcome in Action: Jewish Community Support for Ukrainian Newcomers
Join Federation partner, HIAS, to learn more about the different avenues for support that HIAS is designing in partnership with other national Jewish and refugee agencies to support Ukrainian refugees. Learn about the HIAS Welcome Circles for Ukrainians, the ways that Jewish Federations, JCRCs, and social service agencies are engaging with Ukrainians, and how individuals, synagogues, and other Jewish communal groups can play key roles.
» Monday, May 23 | 4:00 PM
Jewish Views on Reproductive Choice
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC)
Join Federation partner, JCRC, for a discussion featuring Jewish perspectives from clergy of our local Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform communities.
» Tuesday, May 24 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Montgomery County Executive Candidate Forum
Join Congregation Beth El for a live forum with candidates running for Montgomery County Executive. All primary election candidates have been invited to participate. David Blair, Marc Elrich, Peter James, Hans Riemer, Shelly Skolnick, and Reardon Sullivan have agreed to appear. Dessert reception to follow.
» Tuesday, May 24 | 7:30 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Volunteer with Federation partner EDCJCC and A Wider Circle
Join Federation partner EDCJCC for a morning of volunteering to support A Wider Circle's Essential Support program on Sunday, May 22nd, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. This program focuses on providing basic need items for the home to our neighbors seeking to rise out of poverty. Volunteers help us to sort donations and stock the showrooms A Wider Circle clients select from.
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