Happy New Year and thank you for seeing our Jewish community into 2024! The Jewish Federation is grateful to all who gave generously through our 2023 Annual Campaign. Your support strengthens and sustains our community, meeting today’s critical needs and building a vibrant Jewish future.
Learn more about what we continue to accomplish together.
In this issue of Together & Connected, Federation’s weekly newsletter:
Updates from Federation: an exciting leadership opportunity and meeting pressing needs in Israel.
- Upcoming ways to engage come together.
- Community events and resources.
Calling all 20s & 30s: Applications are Open for Federation's NEXUS!
NEXUS 2024 is a seven-session program designed for rising Jewish leaders in their 20s and 30s who seek to build community, explore Jewish values and philanthropy, and gain exclusive access to Federation's network of established community builders and resources. Become an active leader and make a real impact in the community with NEXUS! Applications close on Tuesday, January 9th.
Learn more and apply here
Your Generosity at Work
Federation’s Israel Crisis Relief Fund grants to date now total $5.6 million. Together, we're addressing the well-documented and widespread trauma experienced by both Israeli soldiers and civilians since the onset of the war.
Learn more about our response
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage volunteering and civic engagement. Join Federation partners across Greater Washington for opportunities to make a difference for our community and honor Dr. King’s legacy. Together, we can act as a force for good in the world.
Explore Volunteer Opportunities
» Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15
Shabbat of Love
Now is the time to feel the joy of being Jewish and experience the sacred joy of Shabbat. Join Jewish community members of all ages, backgrounds, and identities as we come together with family, friends, and supportive neighbors for the largest Shabbat dinner celebration in North American history.
Sign up to participate and spread the love
» Friday, January 19
COMMUNITY EVENTS & RESOURCES
Tu B'Shevat in the Greenhouse
Join Federation partner, Pozez JCC's Growing Jewish Families, for an early Tu B'Shevat (New Year of the Trees) celebration at the George Mason University Greenhouse. Learn how plants grow, how greenhouses help plants, and more!
» Sunday, January 7 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Can we Chat? Navigating Conversations During the Israel-Hamas War
Jewish teens today are struggling with how to engage in conversation about the Israel-Hamas war. Join Federation partner, the Jewish Community Relations Council, for an opportunity to understand the historical context of the war and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, gain the knowledge to address common questions, and walk away with the ability to confront disinformation. Open to all 9-12th graders. An additional in-person session will be held on Sunday, January 21st in Northern VA (details forthcoming).
» Sunday, January 7 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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