Join the Greater Washington Jewish community for our extended Israel at 75 celebration, from January – June 2023. Find the events or opportunities right for you, virtually or in person, all across DC, MD, and Northern VA.
Plus, engage online by sharing your experiences and reflections on Israel, signing Israel’s 75th birthday card, and connecting with us on social media!
As Israel reaches a milestone 75th year of independence, we’re reflecting on how the country — and our connections with Israel and Israelis — have evolved.
We invite community members of all ages to share your Israel memories, experiences, and reflections — check back to see them featured on our site!
*Note: By sharing your pictures and stories, you consent to your feature being shared on our website and social media pages. All submissions are subject to approval and editing for clarity before being shared with our community.
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Each year, The Jewish Federation’s Community Shlichim Program brings shlichim (emissaries) to Greater Washington. The program connects Israelis with our community and transforms how thousands of community members deepen their connection and relationship to Israel.
Through a program of The Jewish Agency for Israel and generous funding from Federation, our community will benefit from the nation’s largest-ever mishlachat (delegation) of community shlichim to serve in our community’s congregations and schools. The community shlichim are dedicated to the Jewish people, Jewish heritage, and to Israel. They are hand-picked from different parts of Israeli society and have diverse professional backgrounds.
In conjunction with their congregations and schools, the shlichim will develop projects surrounding a social impact issue, creating unique programming designed to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge, and pride, bridge the gap between Jews of different backgrounds and the state of Israel, and promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals both at their “home” institutions as well as for the larger community.
The shlichim, in turn, will discover the diverse and vibrant American Jewish community through their varied experiences in Greater Washington.
Learn more about their lives in Israel, what motivates their mission to educate around the world, and how they inspire others from their stories.
Join Federation in signing our Jewish community’s birthday card for Israel!
We’ll deliver your greetings and best wishes to our partners at The Jewish Agency for Israel on Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), April 26, 2023/5 Iyar 5783.