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Spin & Schmooze with Young Women's Coalition

Enjoy an energizing and inspiring 50-minute spin class with Federation's Young Women's Coalition (YWC)

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Grand Slam Sunday

Come out to the ballgame for Federation’s third annual Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park. Join more than 1,500 community members at Grand Slam Sunday and watch the Nationals take on the Mets!

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Steven A. Rakitt


This week’s parasha, Shelach, contains the famous story of the 12 scouts sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. They return, and all but Joshua and Caleb have dire warnings, including the famous line that the inhabitants of Canaan “were like giants…and we looked like grasshoppers to ourselves, and so we must have looked to them.