We know it’s been a dark few months, but the brightness of Chanukah is here! Known as the Festival of Lights, Chanukah is a time when we gather with dear family and close friends to share stories, celebrate miracles, and rededicate ourselves to bringing light onto the world through acts of lovingkindness. During a Chanukah like no other, we’ve got you covered with recipes, Chanukah events (virtual and in-person) from around the community, family-friendly activities to engage the kids in meaningful rituals, and more to brighten your holiday celebration.

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Connecting with Purpose—Even When We Cannot Connect in Person

Whether you’re looking for a way to engage with ritual or spiritual content; resources to share with your family; entertainment, virtual volunteering, or learning opportunities; our Jewish community has you covered.

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Federation’s Jconnections—Caring for Each Other

Looking to help others? Jconnections features easily-accessible resources, curated volunteer opportunities, and tools and support to create and mobilize your own grassroots volunteer group in acts of loving kindness.

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703-J-CARING The Jewish Community Support Line—Serving DC, MD, and Northern VA

Feeling overwhelmed? If you live in DC, MD, or Northern VA, call 703-J-CARING today. With one call to the Jewish Community Support Line, case managers will quickly and warmly connect you with the right resources for you.

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Upcoming Events

JCA Virtual 50+ Employment Expo

Friday, December 4, 2020 - Friday, May 7, 2021 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Community Webinar

State of the Community: A Webinar with Federation CEO Gil Preuss

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

JCA Virtual 50+ Employment Expo

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Virtual Havdalah

Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Congregation Etz Hayim Reads Together: Book Group

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Make Room for Latkes

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Winter Course: The Book of Judges, Trimester #2

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Chanukah Hoopla with Berman Hebrew Academy

Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Together & Connected, a new version of our weekly events roundup, is designed to keep you connected, engaged, and entertained during these unprecedented times.  Sign up for your weekly delivery of virtual events, useful resources, and volunteer opportunities from organizations, synagogues, and other institutions across DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and beyond.

Looking to engage with ritual or spiritual content; emergency resources; activities for kids; options for entertainment, virtual volunteering, learning, or more? Our Jewish community has you covered.

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