News you can use from across Greater Washington
News you can use from across Greater Washington

Looking Ahead: The Next Chapter in Inclusion
A Message from Gil Preuss
Disability awareness and inclusion are priorities when it comes to how we function as a Federation and to the work we support. We are proud to work closely with organizations who are providing people with disabilities with everything from job training (nearly 50,000 hours in 2019) to an accessible Jewish education. In addition to this work, we are also thinking about how we can transform the way the Jewish community operates and embrace the practices and policies that will make for a truly inclusive and truly vibrant community. To that end, we are focused on helping people combine their efforts and work toward a more inclusive community together.

Federation Welcomes New Chief Endowment Officer June Marlin Falb
Federation and our United Jewish Endowment Fund (UJEF) are proud to announce that June Marlin Falb has joined the team as Federation’s Chief Endowment Officer. June brings 30 years of experience in fundraising, board management, and leadership development to the chief endowment officer role. In this capacity, she will help shape and guide the direction of UJEF, and lead efforts to develop the overall endowment, planned giving, and multi-generation philanthropy objectives for Federation, as well as broaden the scope of the UJEF to serve as a true philanthropic partner to so many donors passionate about strengthening Jewish life and the broader community in which we live.

Engaging Community Builders in Learning Through a Jewish Lens
When we began our partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America last year, our series dove into issues relating to Jewish identity and the American Jewish relationship with Israel. Last week marked a true highlight of our partnership, as we hosted eight different and thought-provoking sessions for community builders of varying backgrounds, underscoring our partnership's fierce commitment to providing all who are interested the chance to learn and grow together.

Travel with us on Israel YOUR Way 2021!
Federation's transformative mission to Israel returns in 2021 with five unique experiences to energize and inspire you. "We are thrilled to be chairing Israel YOUR Way 2021 and offer our community the opportunity to experience Israel and see the local impact of their support. A Federation mission like this provides unique access to people, places, and experiences while growing friendships—new and old—across generations," said Bruce & Karen Levenson, Israel YOUR Way co-chairs. Join us for an information session on Wednesday, February 5 to learn more about this wonderful opportunity to explore Israel’s culture, society, and innovation through the lens that reflects your passions.

IN THE NEWS: Local Jewish Leaders Talk Anti-Semitism and Hatred on NBC’s News 4 Your Sunday
Early risers across our community may have caught Federation CEO, Gil Preuss, and Greater Washington Regional Security Advisor, Robert Graves, on News 4 Your Sunday this past weekend. Their discussion with NBC’s Pat Lawson Muse focused on hatred and anti-Semitism. The episode also featured fellow local Jewish community leaders Rabbi Amy Schwartzman, Rabbi Shira Stutman, Jeff Dannick, and Ronald Halber.
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