The Montgomery County Department of Police – 2nd District Patrol Investigations Unit is actively investigating two hate/bias vandalism incidents that occurred in 2022 and is asking the community for help. Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington have jointly funded a reward in the amount of $5,000 ($2,500 per incident) for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the individual(s) who vandalized the Bethesda Trolley Trail and Walt Whitman High School with antisemitic graffiti. Read more and learn how you can submit information.
REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST
On January 27th, we recognize the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Below are featured events to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Annual Congressional Holocaust Commemoration
Join Sephardic Heritage International DC, The Jewish Federations of North America, Temple Rodef Shalom, and congressional sponsors, Jamie Raskin and Ben Cardin, for a program featuring testimony from Holocaust survivors in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
» Thursday, January 26 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Where Our Roots Meet: Balkan Jewish Music
Join Federation partner, Pozez JCC, along with Trio Sefardi and the Elias Ladino Ensemble, for an evening of Sephardic music from the Balkans to honor the communities lost in the Shoah (Holocaust) and the people who kept their songs alive.
» Saturday, January 28 | 7:00 PM
FEATURED ISRAEL AT 75 EVENTS
The New Jew Episode 2 Watch Party
Join Federation Community Shlicha (Israeli emissary), Dean Bagdadi, and Pozez JCC for a screening of the second episode of The New Jew, a four-part mini-series produced by Israeli actor, Guri Alfi. The New Jew documents Guri’s experience as an Israeli Jew in America and strives to provide Israelis with a look at the diverse nature of American Jewry.
» Wednesday, January 25 | 2:00 PM
Reel Israel DC: More Than I Deserve
Join the Embassy of Israel and the Avalon Theatre for a screening of the award-winning Israeli film, More than I Deserve. The film follows Ukrainian immigrant, Pinchas, and his mother, Tamara, as they form a bond with Pinchas's Bar Mitzvah tutor, Shimon, and navigate love and Judaism.
Purchase tickets here
» Wednesday, January 25 | 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Screening of Space Torah
Join Federation partners, Edlavitch DCJCC and Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School, for a screening of Space Torah followed by a Q&A with the film’s creator, Rachel Raz, and a NASA expert. This is a story about inspiration, communities, and a man’s journey. A story of how family, educators, scientific, and religious communities achieve great things and bring our identity to new realms.
» Thursday, January 26 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Register for Federation's Israel YOUR Way Mission 2023
Celebrate the magic of Israel at 75 and stimulate your sense of adventure and curiosity on Federation's signature, multi-generational mission to Israel. Connect with Israel's beauty and complexity, while building community with fellow passionate Washingtonians on one of three unique tracks. Plus, enhance your experience with a truly unique, optional pre-trip to the United Arab Emirates.
COMMUNITY EVENTS, RESOURCES, & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
National Refugee Shabbat
Celebrate National Refugee Shabbat with Sixth & I at an inclusive service led by Rabbi Nora with music from Aaron Shneyer and Sarah Fredrick. To help support local refugees and resettlement efforts, please bring toothbrushes and full-sized tubes of toothpaste to donate.
» Friday, February 3 | 7:00 PM
Tu B’Shevat Family Park Cleanup
Meet with Federation partner, Edlavitch DC JCC, on the banks of the Anacostia River to learn about Tu B'Shevat (Jewish Arbor Day) and participate in a clean-up of Kingman and Heritage Islands.
» Sunday, February 5 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM
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