COMMUNITY NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Remembering Barry Krasner: Master Educator, Cherished Colleague
Local Jewish educator and former Federation professional, Barry Krasner, z"l, passed away on July 4th at age 79. Our Federation team and Barry's friends, family, and colleagues across the community remember him fondly. As Louis Nagel, education director of Beth Shalom in Columbia, MD, eulogized, "Barry Krasner had an enormous, positive influence...on the quality of Jewish education in this vast region.” May Barry's memory be for a blessing.
Learn more about Barry's indelible impact
In the News: Capital Chai Honoree Marissa Ditkowsky
In June, Federation was thrilled to honor our Capital Chai: 18 incredible local Jewish leaders under 40. Honoree Marissa Ditkowsky recently spoke to the Washington Jewish Week about life as a staff attorney at Federation partner agency, Tzedek DC, where she leads the disabilities community project. Living with a disability herself, Ditkowsky is uniquely positioned to understand and advocate for the disabled community.
Get to know Marissa
Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park
Join Federation and community members from across Jewish Greater Washington at Nationals Park as the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds. $5 from every ticket sold will benefit Federation’s work to meet critical needs locally and around the world. The first 500 fans who purchase a ticket through this offer will receive a Nationals-themed Jewish Community Day hat. (Group blocks for 20 or more tickets available.)
Get your tickets – and your hat!
» Sunday, August 28 | 1:35 PM
Taste of Camp: Capital Camps
Federation Partner Capital Camps is offering two opportunities for prospective families to visit camp this summer! Join them for lunch, a tour of the facility, and a few favorite camp activities to offer your child a “taste” of the camp experience.
» Sunday, July 31 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Our Stories, Our Bodies, Our Torah: Coming Together as a Community After Dobbs
Svivah, Hadar, Maharat, The Covenant Foundation, and the Jewish Women’s Archive
In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v Jackson, this program will offer a space where personal stories of those directly connected to the abortion experience are centered alongside pastoral voices bringing people together in compassion, holiness, and care.
» Tuesday, August 2 | 7:45 PM – 9:45 PM
Growing Jewish Families and Pozez JCCNV
Join Federation partner Pozez JCCNV and Growing Jewish Families for a series of park playdates across Northern Virginia: Fairfax Station (July 28th), and Springfield (July 31st) at various times.
Sign up today
Stop the Bleed™ Training
Federation, Secure Community Network, and Pozez JCCNV
Sign up today for this important, life-saving training in controlling bleeding from accidents or injuries. Choose from one of three sessions.
» Sunday, July 31 | Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Session 2: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, and Session 3: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VOLUNTEER & BE A FORCE FOR GOOD!
Volunteer Night at Capital Area Food Bank
Join Federation partner Edlavitch DCJCC for an evening of volunteering to support DMV residents. Volunteers will help pack and sort donated food items as part of the Food Bank's distribution process. (Registration required)
» Monday, August 22 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Capital Kosher Food Pantry
The Capital Kosher Pantry, a project of Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington, provides free kosher groceries to 50 local households every week. Support the Pantry’s Food Drive by donating items on their list.
Our friends at the Washington Jewish Week are offering members of our community a free, one-year subscription. Sign up today!
Need Support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line
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