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Annual Report The Jewish Federation OF GREATER WASHINGTON


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Exploring Jewish Life

Creating Connections

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Enhancing Jewish Identity

12 14 16 19 Enriching Lives

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Welcoming Community

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20 22 24 26 Providing Support

MultiGenerational

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30 31 Agency List

Boad of Directors

Financials


Dear Friends, This past year, The Jewish Federation renewed its pledge to build a more innovative, inclusive and welcoming Jewish community. Today, that vision is closer to becoming a reality. We are helping to create a community where families, neighbors and friends come together to celebrate Jewish life, learn about our culture and heritage and gain a deeper, more meaningful understanding of our history. Our accomplishments moved us closer to the community we envision for our children and grandchildren. For the first time in four years, we celebrated an increased Annual Campaign, raising one million dollars more than the year before. Along with increased directed giving, capital and endowment funds, we raised $40 million in total resources. We are grateful to generous donors and a committed community who made it possible. Programs like the Jewish Food Experience and PJ Library introduced new audiences to the benefits of integrating Jewish culture into their lives through the lens of food or a monthly Jewish book for children. We continued successful programming through Create a Jewish Legacy, Good Deeds Day and the ConnectGens Fellowship. Each engages individuals in our community by offering opportunities to make a difference in the world around them through philanthropy, volunteerism and innovative thinking. In the coming year, we look forward to moving into The Federation’s new home at 6101 Executive Blvd. in Rockville, MD. This expanded space will enable us to convene and host community forums, thought-provoking conversations and meaningful events with and for the community. We are grateful to the generous donors who made this move possible and look forward to welcoming you to our new site in early 2014. It is your partnership that enables us to deliver on our commitment to the community. We need—and are grateful for—your ideas, assistance and passion for our Jewish community, here, in Israel and around the world. We look back on the past year with tremendous pride and gratitude and look forward to the coming year with enormous hope. Very truly yours,

Stuart S. Kurlander President 2011-13

Liza Levy President 2013-15

Steven A. Rakitt Chief Executive Officer

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Exploring Jewish How do you live your Jewish life? Send your child to a day school or congregational school? Belong to a Jewish Community Center? Attend an Israeli or Jewish-sponsored event now and then? At Federation, we celebrate and embrace our Jewish community, no matter where you reside or what kind of Jewish life you choose to live. In Greater Washington, every Jew can learn and explore during their lifelong Jewish journey.

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JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS

The ruach of a Jewish summer camp memory can serve as a pivotal experience in shaping one’s longterm Jewish identity. Last year, Federation provided 77 local children with $1,000 incentive grants that enabled each of them to attend a Jewish overnight camp for the first time. Through these grants, another generation of children was given the opportunity to develop a strong foundation of Jewish life that will shape their Jewish identity now and throughout their journey into adulthood.

A place to call your “Jewish home” is around every corner in Greater Washington. From DC to Maryland to Northern Virginia, our three Jewish Community Centers create a warm, welcoming space for community members to share, learn, play and enjoy Jewish life together. Regardless of where you live, your age or religious affiliation, these centers celebrate the diversity of our culture by offering a variety of programs that nourish our minds and feed our souls.

ISRAEL CELEBRATIONS Traveling to Israel by Metro? That is exactly what 10,000 community members did on June 9, 2013 in honor of Israel’s 65th birthday. This free celebration, held at Union Market in Washington, DC, engaged our community in all things Israeli— music, culture, dancing, beer and wine, food and so much more. Celebrations like Israel@65, make it possible for the entire community to join together and connect to something that is a critical cornerstone of our culture.

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JEWISH EDUCATION Lifelong Jewish learning often starts with the singing of the aleph bet in a Jewish preschool program. Local day schools and congregational schools continue to carry the torch of Jewish education by encouraging young people to look at our world through a Jewish lens. Also, Jewish life for college students is enhanced by the many programs offeredat one of eleven local Hillels on campus. Be it formal Jewish education or informal educational opportunities, our community’s commitment to Jewish education encourages all to seek greater knowledge and wisdom from the teachings of our forefathers.

REVERSE MIFGASH During Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, participants from Greater Washington share the experience with Israeli counterparts, who travel on the buses with them. They share stories about Jewish life and learn from each other for 10 very special days. Every other year, Federation, funded by young adults in the community, brings the Israeli bus participants to our community for a 10-day immersive experience. Visits to schools, local agencies, homes and sightseeing offer our Israeli friends a sampling of Jewish life in America. This year’s program brought out more than 320 of this community’s Birthright alumni and young adults reigniting their passion for Israel.


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Exploring Jewish Life in the Ukraine

alex Whether you are beginning your first day of Jewish camp with a song or participating in Israeli dancing at Israel@65, you can celebrate Jewish life in Greater Washington with Federation.

Born and raised in Cherkassy, Ukraine, Alex did not grow up with a strong sense of Jewish identity although he was aware that he came from a Jewish family. “My parents never told me about the traditions,” he says. Rather, it was his grandparents who informed him that he was Jewish. He also found out about the Jewish Agency for Israel through his grandparents, who now live in Haifa. “They helped my grandparents get to Israel,” Alex explains. After encourangement from his grandparents, he began attending events at the Jewish youth center in his hometown, where he learned about customs and holidays.

The Jewish Federation l supports 43 congregationa schools, 6 day schools and 3 Jewish Community Centers.

“Without the youth center, it would be tough for me to keep in touch with my peers, keep up with all the events in Israel, all the traditions and celebrations of Jewish holidays.” “I have come to love this life, these traditions,” Alex says. “To feel this, you have to start taking part in all the activities and meetings, and when you get to talk to people, you start understanding all those feelings and you feel like you are brothers and sisters.” Thanks to support from Federation, Alex was able to explore Jewish life in the Ukraine and begin his Jewish journey.


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65 Happy Birthday Israel! Israel@65: A Food, Wine and Music Festival is just one of the many ways The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington connects the Jewish community to both one another and to Israel.

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The Network Event Reaching great heights! At this year’s The Network event, Alison Levine inspired attendees with the leadership lessons she learned on her expeditions to the summit of Mt. Everest.

ConnectGens Fellowship

Training sessions with proven entrepreneurs give ConnectGens Fellows the skills and confidence needed to launch their own social ventures.

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Creating Connectio Young or old, gay or straight, business professional or retiree, each of us looks for ways to create meaningful connections to others with whom we share common interests and values. The Jewish Federation is a catalyst for developing meaningful connections among community members. Once established, these relationships foster networking opportunities, create new friendships and inspire collaboration between neighbors and colleagues.

THE NETWORK POWER LUNCH & EXECUTIVE FORUMS Add a Jewish twist to your professional networking! Throughout the year, Federation’s The Network provided exclusive opportunities for business leaders to meet with like-minded professionals and discuss both philanthropic issues facing our community and innovative business ventures. Mixing business with philanthropy allowed professionals in our community to leverage their skills and interests in order to take an active role in improving our community as well as their businesses.

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JEWISH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (JLI) For some, embracing a leadership role in the Jewish community is a tradition passed down through their family. For others, it’s a new way of giving back or becoming involved. JLI’s programs and courses have helped hundreds of community leaders and professionals strengthen their leadership skills. By giving participants a better understanding of the community’s needs and a stronger foundation of leadership skills, they are able to make a greater impact in our community.

“Federation’s The Network has given me the opportunity to connect with other business professionals who share common Jewish values and philanthropic ideals. We often get together to exchange ideas and learn from each other, all the while supporting our community.”


Creating Connections through Innovative Programs

ons Whether you networked with other business professionals, young leaders or women dedicated to philanthropy, Federation bridged those connections with programming and events throughout the year.

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY No matter your age or life stage, every woman can make a difference as a port of Women’s Philanthropy. Exploring a new stage in life can be a lonely and scary experience. However, Transitions, a program co-sponsored by JLI and Women’s Philanthropy, gathered women ages 50-75 in various life transitions (empty nest, retirement, career changes) over the past year to provide a supportive network of friends and peers. While bonding over commonalities, participants created a strong camaraderie and a deeper connection to the Jewish community. This opportunity for thoughtful engagement encouraged many to seize opportunities to positively impact their own direction and that of the larger Jewish community.

NEXUS What does it mean to be involved? How do you tell your story? There are many paths young adults can take during their Jewish journey. As young adults explore what role they want their Jewish heritage and values to play in their lives, they have a resource to teach them what Federation is and how it can be a part of their lives, now and for the future. Federation’s NeXus interactive program educated 30 young adults about Federation’s impact, developed their leadership skills, introduced them to what the Greater Washington Jewish community has to offer and provided them with all of the tools that they needed to create a meaningful connection to our community.

Ayelet Ayelet “Ellie” Lichtash was already an accomplished “founder” and leader, when she was chosen to be one of the 2013 ConnectGens Fellows. However, she credits the Fellowship with giving her the toolkit needed to take her local project and turn it into an international venture. When Ellie founded Alef Bet Montessori (and two US-based Montessori associations), she says she had to independently seek out information, support and mentors—not to mention network—through trial and error. Now that she is expanding her local Jewish Montessori efforts to create an Israel Montessori Association (IMA), the Fellowship provided her with a procedural track to realize her dream.

“IMA’s goal is to transform Israeli—as well as American—Jewish education.” According to Ellie, The collaboration with her mentor, coach and the other fellows has provided her with additional avenues of ideas, inspiration, energy and reinforcements that, “feed off each other and propel me forward.” Thanks to support from Federation and the ConnectGens Fellowship, Ellie established the business and education partners who will help her actualize the IMA. The ConnectGens Fellowship, powered by PresenTense, provides a global training and mentorship to innovative social entrepreneurs, helping turn their dreams and ideas into ventures that can impact the Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world.


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Forging Bonds wit Since its inception, the bonds between the United States and Israel have been rooted in common values, beliefs and visions for the future. Since 1996, the Jewish community of Greater Washington and its partnership region, Mateh Yehudah-Beit Shemesh, have used community forums, people-to-people exchanges and educational workshops to build a solid bridge between our two communities and their people. The vast array of Israeli programming available to Washingtonians strengthens our connection to our homeland and its citizens.

MASA ISRAEL JOURNEY

In the past year, more than 2,000 young adults traveled to Israel on Taglit-Birthrig ht Israel trips. Thousands of young adul ts have engaged with Israel and our Jewish community through Federation sponso red programs.

Long-term immersive experiences in Israel have the unique ability to connect a person to Israel in an unmatched way. In the past year, Masa Israel helped young adults from Greater Washington identify suitable immersive programs in Israel, which they also helped to fund. With the addition of a Masa Israel Regional Representative and the newly created Alumni Board, the number of local Jewish young adults traveling on a Masa Israel experiences increased by 28 percent. By developing deep, personal connections to Israel and Jewish life, Masa Israel creates Jewish leaders and lifelong advocates for the country.

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Fewer and fewer adolescents engage in any form of Jewish life beyond their bar/bat mitzvah. Grants from the United Jewish Endowment Fund’s Israel Quest program afforded more than 1,200 local high school students an opportunity to travel to Israel. Research shows that a single Israel travel experience solidifies a stronger connection between Jewish teens and their long-term Jewish identity.

NEXT DC ALUMNI LEADERSHIP MISSION Former Birthright participants looking to improve the landscape of the Jewish community have their chance as participants on the NEXT DC Alumni Leadership Mission. During this journey back to Israel, 25 committed young adults explored what it meant to be a leader in Greater Washington, identifying ways to positively influence our community through their involvement with Federation. Upon their return, participants applied what they have learned through the development of impact projects which will allow them to take an active role in shaping the future of our Jewish community.

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Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip Creates a Community Leader

Jeff Jeff was a local entrepreneur without a strong connection to the Jewish community until his Taglit-Brithright Israel experience. “It was everything I had hoped for and so much more,” he says of his trip.

Building a bridge from Greater Washington to Israel; through Federation supported programs, young adults take an active role in creating their Jewish identity, which includes a strong connection to Israel.

PARTNERSHIP 2GETHER Each year Partnership 2Gether provides personal ways for our community to connect to the land and people of Israel through volunteer, travel and educational opportunities in our partnership region of Mateh Yehuda-Beit Shemesh. School twinning, themed delegation visits, special events and educational forums were held locally in Greater Washington. With each meaningful connection between our community members and Israel, we strengthened the bonds between our two communities.

SHLICHIM Personal interactions and dialogues with Israelis create stronger connections between American Jews and Israel. Our community is lucky to have more than a dozen shlichim (Israeli emissaries) throughout the area creating a deeper and more meaningful connections to Israel for all. Through a variety of programs at schools, synagogues and local agencies, community members gained a better understanding of Israel and Israeli culture thanks to the schlihim who shared what life is really like in Israel.

Anton Goodman was recently awarded with the “Shaliach of Excellence Award,” this prestigious award presented by the Jewish Agency for Israel is given to only one Federation-based shaliach in North America and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to be paired with him. This award recognizes the groundbreaking work that Goodman has accomplished during his three years in Greater Washington.

He quickly realized that his 10-day trip to Israel was much more than a vacation, “but also entrée into a warm and welcoming Jewish community.” After the trip, inspired to lead and give the same gift to others, Jeff co-chaired the 2012 Reverse Mifgash, participated in the NeXus program and is currently an active member of the NEXT DC (Birthright Alumni) advisory board. He will lead a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip this August and looks forward to joining the Alumni Mission later this year.

“My trip leaders inspired me to take action, become involved and help lead the community. I hope to inspire others the same way.” Jeff says, “It is incredibly meaningful to know that there are individuals in the community who make opportunities such as TaglitBirthright Israel possible and I look forward to following their lead and providing these opportunities to others in the future.” Thanks to support from Federation, Jeff not only created a bond with Israel, but also with our Greater Washington Jewish Community.


event gallery Women’s Philanthropy

Whether you attend a Mitzvah Mavens, Lion of Judah or Pomegranite event, Women’s Philanthropy connected women through shared values of philanthropy, social action and education.

Scotch and Impact DC Wine Community members became Scotch, Wine and Federation connoisseurs at the 3rd annual Scotch and Wine Tasting at the Embassy of Israel in DC.

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Taglit-Birthright Israel/NEXT DC Alumni Leadership Mission The NEXT DC Alumni Leadership Mission offers participants an opportunity to return to Israel and take a more in-depth look at the country while focusing on developing their leadership skills.

As they spend time volunteering to beautify Israel, hiking mountains with ancient stories and celebrating their Judaism through a Shabbat meal, Taglit-Birthright Israel participants create 10 days of inspiring memories.

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More than 350 of DC’s most savvy young adults hit the Howard Theatre for Federation’s 2nd Annual Impact DC to celebrate their commitment to strengthening the community locally, in Israel and around the world.

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Jewish Life Overse No matter where they live, Jews the world over, even in the most remote parts of the globe, are connected to a network of compassionate citizens concerned for their well-being. For example, relief and rescue efforts free many from persecution. Hillels and other community conveners make it possible for young people who didn’t know they were Jewish to explore a vibrant Jewish life. Health, welfare and social services support those living in dire circumstances. In times of trouble and in times of hope, The Jewish Federation and our global partners are there to ensure the safety and well-being of our worldwide Jewish community.

ETHIOPIAN TEEN CENTER OPENING The transformation of an unused bomb shelter into a colorful, welcoming and thriving Youth Outreach Center is more than just a physical improvement in our partnership region of Mateh YehudaBeit Shemesh. The new Ethiopian Teen Center is a safe haven for more than 100 Ethiopian-Israeli teenagers, and the impact is tangible. Teens use The Center as a place to study, hang out and dialogue about needs they want to address in the community. The Ethiopian-Israeli population of 120,000 has the highest rate of poverty of any social group in Israel, with 49 percent of Ethiopian-Israeli children living below the poverty line. Thanks to Federation and UJEF, The Youth Center provides teenagers with a variety of creative and empowering extra-curricular activities, in addition to education enrichment and emotional support, so that all Ethiopian-Israeli teens can succeed academically and socially in Israeli society.

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TOLERANCE PROJECTS IN PARTNERSHIP REGIONS This year, Federation’s partnership community of Mateh Yehuda-Beit Shemesh served as the location for controversial stories of intolerance and religious radicalism. In response, Partnership 2Gether, a program of the Jewish Agency for Israel and The Jewish Federation, announced grants to support four new initiatives that would enhance religious tolerance and promote mutual respect. Over the past year, Beit Shemesh Round Table, Shalom B’Beit Shemesh, Wonderful Women Film Project and Women’s Council Dialogue Project opened up the lines of communication across a variety of communities, from women to children and from secular to Haredi.


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DANIELA Daniela is a quiet 16 year old from Kiryat Gat. She is a natural-born leader, which is why she was recently chosen to participate in the Jump-Off-Line program, which aims to develop leadership among teenagers from Israel’s geographic and socio-economic peripheries.

CARING FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE JEWS IN THE WORLD For many elderly Jews living in the Former Soviet Union, lives of isolation and dispair are all too commonplace. In partnership with The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), life-sustaining food packages, medical care, home care and winter relief reach, 160,000 impoverished elderly Jews across seven time zones. We are a lifeline to these needy Jews 365 days a year.

PROMOTING JEWISH STUDENT LIFE IN THE FSU Today, nearly 30 Hillel Student Centers across the Former Soviet Union (FSU) offer more than 10,000 young adults the opportunity to socialize in supportive Jewish environments and learn more about their Jewish heritage. New programming models, such as “student outreach coordinators” bring excitement, energy and cross-organization cooperation to expand the reach of Jewish programming on college campuses.

Federation is tackling the challenges of Jewish life around the world one project at a time; From painting a new mural in an unused bomb shelter to transform it into a place of celebration and joy to bringing a delegation to our area to share their inspiration about promoting tolerance and respect.

One might be surprised that Daniela comes from a low-income family; her father is disabled and unemployed and she is one of seven. When she needs to do research or submit homework online she has to borrow a computer from one of her friends. As part of World ORT’s distance learning program that helped students in the south of Israel continue their studies during Operation Pillar of Defense, laptop computers were distributed to 98 select students, including Daniela, who could not afford their own personal computers at home and who had academic potential, personal motivation and character. The laptop computer given to her by World ORT and Federation has helped her excel further in her studies. Without the computers, Daniela, would not have been able to receive homework assignments via email or to participate socially online, especially important during times of war and terror when young people cannot leave their homes or go to school. Thanks to support form Federation, Daniela has the tools she need to make real difference to her life ,which has pushed her to excel even further in her studies.


photo gallery Homeland Revisited Taglit-Birthright Israel doesn’t end when participants return home. At Day 11: Homeland Revisited, participants learned from local Israeli shlichim and listened to the sounds of Michael Greilsammer and his band.

Reverse Mifgash

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Good Deeds Day Good Deeds Day 2012 was such a huge success, thanks to more than 3,500 volunteers who joined together to make a meaningful impact thoughout Greater Washington. Join us next year on April 6, 2014.

Mitzvah Mavens

Super Sunday Touchdown for Greater Washington! Hundreds of volunteers made calls from sites in DC, Maryland and Virginia to support The Federation’s Annual Campaign.

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Enriching Lives What does it take to live a full Jewish life? At The Jewish Federation, we believe that a full Jewish life is attained through seamless and accessible connections to programs, services, events, information and support. Opportunities to socialize and celebrate, learn and grow are part of what makes Greater Washington a vibrant and rich Jewish community to live in.

JCONNECT No matter what information you are looking for: a kosher restaurant, preschool for your child, a place to donate goods or an assisted living facility for your parents, Federation’s Jconnect is your online resource for everything Jewish in Greater Washington. For more than 35,000 unique visitors, Jconnect.org has provided valuable information in an easy and accessible place. Isn’t it time you had a look?

MITZVAH MAVENS Creating a package of birthday decorations for a child to have a party at the Ethiopian-Israeli Youth Outreach Center in Mateh Yehuda-Beit Shemesh; a bedroom decoration kit for at-risk youth in Afula; coffee and conversation with a Holocaust survivor; or a chat with a senior living in the Chevy Chase House. Each of these acts fulfills the true meaning of tikkun olam, repairing the world, one deed, act or project at a time. Through Mitzvah Mavens, local women created ways to be more active in affecting positive change and repairing our community one project at a time.

MITZVAH HOPPIN’ Who says you can’t have a good time while doing good? This past year, Mitzvah Hoppin’ allowed young adults to do just that. By creating opportunities for young adults to socialize with their peers while giving back to our local community, Federation is enriching the lives of our volunteers as well as the lives of those in need with our community.

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Good Deeds Day Whether you danced the day away with senior citizens, prepared and served lunch to the homeless, helped unite dogs with a new home or cleaned up a local park, you were the best gift anyone could ask for! Good Deeds Day, an annual celebration of doing good—where all around the world hundreds of thousands volunteer to help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good to improve the lives of others and change the world. On Good Deeds Day, we gave ourselves as a gift to the community. More than 3,500 volunteers came together on March 10 to make a difference at more than 88 volunteer project sites.

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“Anyone can do a good deed. It is so simple. On Good Deeds Day, you can help others in any way closest to your heart and according to your own skill: paint homes of senior citizens, clean up parks and beaches, renovate centers for children at risk, create public gardens, distribute food baskets, and more.” —Shari Arison, Founder of GDD

“Good Deeds Day is so important to our community and helps us empower the city with the nutrients it needs!” —Inna Dexter, DC co-chair

“Good Deeds Day was perfect. It was the right event to engage both my congregation and the public. Federation’s vision, direction, and marketing department gave us the support to be successful. Looking forward to next year.” —Rabbi Michael Ragozin of Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Leesburg, VA

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Welcoming Commu The Jewish Federation fosters a welcoming community where all Jews, no matter their level of religious observance, geography, and level of ability or sexual orientation can be a part of something. We encourage participation in Jewish life through hands-on volunteer projects, promotion of social action, formal and informal Jewish education and more. There are a variety of ways for individuals to get involved, become leaders, act on innovative ideas, care for others and make a difference in the world around them. We meet people where they are and support them in their Jewish journey, whatever path they choose to follow.

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JEWISH FOOD EXPERIENCE

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PJ LIBRARY Nothing is sweeter than the moments we share with our children before bed, snuggling up and sharing a good book. The PJ Library program encourages this time-honored tradition with the distribution of free Jewish books or CDs to families with children ages 6 months to 8 years old. Expanding this year from 500 to 2,868 families (with a goal of 6,000) throughout the entire Greater Washington area, PJ Library enables families to create meaningful Jewish connections in the comfort of their own home. The children’s books introduce basic Jewish concepts with an emphasis on fun, while adult-level texts included in the monthly package focus on building a framework of Jewish customs and traditions. Families are also invited to connect with each other through community programs offered by PJ Library.


GLOE and Inclusivity Statement Make all Feel Welcome

unity Reading a book to your children and freshly baked rugelach are symbols of a warm and welcoming home, which is the kind of community that Federation is creating in Greater Washington.

Yoni Like many in the Jewish Community, Yoni Bock is a thirty-something who moved to DC for his career. However, not everyone has their wedding featured in the Washington Post, New York Times and countless Jewish publications; as Yoni did when he and Ron Kaplan were married at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. When Stuart S. Kurlander created the Kurlander Program for Gay and Lesbian Outreach & Engagement (GLOE) at the DCJCC, Yoni was drawn to participate, because, he says, “It was important that the new program really address how what they were doing was going to be Jewish and also to meld the Jewish calendar with one that is oriented towards LGBT issues and social justice.” GLOE created a pro-active LGBT outreach at the DCJCC, something that had been lacking, Yoni says. “Sometimes people think ‘We’re already inclusive, why do we need to say it?’ GLOE was showing what was known: The DCJCC is inclusive, open and welcoming.”

“The Jewish community of Greater Washington is large and diverse. We’re proud to have found such a welcoming and embracing home for our family in Federation.”

Yoni has found the same open and welcoming atmosphere in the larger community and through Federation involvement. Like the DCJCC, the inclusivity was known, Yoni says. However, Federation’s Inclusivity Statement, championed by Kurlander, the first openly gay JFGW president, matters, “It is something that feels so insignificant when you’re on the inside; but when you’re on the outside, it makes all the difference; especially when you’re on the outside looking to move in.”

“LGBT families can enter fully into the DC Jewish world. Just the fact that there isn’t an issue speaks volumes about how far we’ve come.” Yoni and his husband continue to enjoy their involvement in The Jewish Federation community. “What’s most remarkable is how unremarkable we are treated,” he says. Thanks to support from Federation, LGBT families know that they are welcomed and treated like everyone else, from the start.


event gallery Intimate cooking experiences a robust interactive website and delicious programming draws together Jews from all over Greater Washington with the Jewish Food Experience.

Interfaith Summit

An engaging dialogue with Interfaith community members explored ways to create an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community for all.

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Thank you for your generous support Building a strong & vibrant community here & around the world

Your support enables us to sustain programs & a job well done! services Your support contributed to our success in reversing a 4 year decline in giving.

The Jewish Federation OF GREATER WASHINGTON

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Providing Support Our tradition tells us that gemilut hasadim (loving kindness) is one of the most coveted values in our culture. The Jewish Federation and our partner agencies proudly support programs and services to ensure that the frail, elderly, families at-risk, those with disabilities and special needs, and the jobless have a place to turn for assistance and support. We are honored by our responsibility to care for those in need and know that together we will ensure the necessary attention to the vulnerable among us.

SENIORS They cared for us when we were young and supported us as we grew from teens into young adults and into parents ourselves. Now they have aged and we must in turn care for them. These individuals are the elders of our community and they deserve to age in place with dignity, remaining connected to a community and a support system at the ready when they need it. Social services, housing assistance, health and wellness programs and transportation are just a few of the services we provide to maintain a viable and meaningful life for our community’s seniors.

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HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS They lived through one of the worst atrocities of our lifetime. They witnessed horrors we could never imagine. They are our parents and grandparents and they have been left to live on less than $700 a month. Often times, these frail seniors find themselves having to choose between buying food and filling prescriptions. Thanks to the new Holocaust Survivors Community Fund, Holocaust survivors in the community will no longer have to make those tough choices. The fund will fulfill critical support services including emergency financial assistance, counseling, claims assistance and personal and social work services. All are needed to sustain their everyday basic needs, keep their history alive and provide them with the honor and dignity they deserve.

“The national Jewish community has almost 1 million individuals over the age of 65 and a network of 150 homes and housing facilities for seniors and the disabled.�


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Federation and our partner agencies seek out ways to include all populations in our community.

SPECIAL NEEDS Every person deserves to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, despite developmental, and physical disabilities. The Federation and our partners provide caring and safe environments for people with disabilities. We provide programs that integrate children with disabilities alongside their siblings, neighbors and friends at schools and camps. We support group homes that provide residential, transitional, youth and social programs that enhance the dignity and independence of individuals with disabilities. And we offer training courses for professionals and families who work or live with children with disabilities to help teach the entire community how to be more inclusive.

EMERGENCY RELIEF During times of unexpected crisis, the Jewish community is always there to quickly respond. We take seriously our responsibility to care for those in need, swiftly raising funds to respond to the immediate needs of those on the ground. But we don’t stop there. Following any crisis, we stand with local partners to address both short and long term needs resulting from the tragedy. We do what we can to help return a community to a safe and stable place where its citizens can once again live rewarding lives.

Ashkelon, Israel, is a city in a constant state of emergency due to ongoing rocket attacks. Moshe and Yocheved and many other State of Israel founders and Holocaust survivors also call it home. Both Moshe and Yocheved arrived in Israel from Romania; their families destroyed by the Holocaust. Relocation to protected housing would lead to losing their friends and community, they say. “No, no! We don’t want to move under any circumstance,” Yocheved says. “You feel the best at home.”

“The program is built around keeping in touch” And that they do. Yocheved and Moshe belong to a Supportive Community. “The program is built around keeping in touch,” explains Peter, Yocheved and Moshe’s community father. Community parents assist with basic household needs and can also save lives. They know when something is wrong and can act immediately. Moshe stumbled and broke his hip and hand. The Supportive Community call button summoned Peter, who made sure Moshe got the care he needed. The Supportive Community organizes guided tours, classes and social events. “Everybody participates!” says Yocheved. “People who stay at home alone lose their vitality,” Peter says, “and one of the things that Supportive Community does is help people feel more vital, feel needed.”


Planning for the F The future can be uncertain. During a lifetime, individuals closely nurture those things they care for most. After their passing, unexpected circumstances often make it impossible for these programs and services to continue. Through the United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation, individuals and families can provide long-term sustainability for the priorities they’ve cared for over their lifetime. Through thoughtful planning, a legacy commitment ensures the strength and viability of our community for our children and grandchildren for many years to come.

UNITED JEWISH ENDOWMENT FUND (UJEF) Imagine sitting down to a hearty meal with good friends and family. Your child or grandchild is fidgeting under the dining room table. Reading her new book from PJ Library. She just couldn’t wait to read it and now she’s hanging around at the table, waiting until you bring out the new dessert you replicated from the Jewish Food Experience website. UJEF funds award seed money to new and innovative initiatives, bringing exciting programs, such as PJ Library and Jewish Food Experience, to our community. Last year, UJEF funds distributed more than $8.5 million to benefit programs in the Greater Washington area, in Israel, and around the world. In fact, UJEF manages more than $165 million on behalf of trusted fund holders, which is used to help create a vibrant Jewish Community today and for the future! In the last year, we’ve streamlined and upgraded our online Donor Web platform for Donor Advised Funds, allowing advisors to view their fund balances, make grant distributions and print statements in an easy to use interface. 24 | ANNUAL REPORT 2012

CREATE A JEWISH LEGACY (CJL)

MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILY PHILANTHROPY

What do you hope to pass onto your children and your grandchildren? You may think it is too early to plan for the future. However, in order to secure a future vibrant Jewish community, we must all take steps to plan for it now. Create a Jewish Legacy convenes local Jewish organizations and synagogues to assist in a community-wide effort to build permanent endowments and create a culture of endowment giving that permeates the community. In the first two years of the program, more than 120 trained CJL leaders across 30 synagogues, agencies and day schools have initiated hundreds of conversations, resulting in more than 100 legacy commitments with an estimated value of more than $6 million.

As my ancestors planted for me, so I plant for my children.” From your family’s tzedakah box, to online “friendraising,” to planned endowment giving, Federation offers each generation an opportunity to take part in philanthropy. Through our involvement in an innovative Multigenerational Family Philanthropy Program, Federation is engaging multiple generations of families by facilitating discussions on Jewish values and philanthropic planning. Through programs and personal consultations, we help our donors, their children and grandchildren, and their parents and grandparents explore and implement their philanthropic dreams. By building opportunities to engage multiple generations in developing their own visions for our community, we help our donors establish their families’ legacies, securing a vibrant Jewish future and creating a tradition of giving.


Future

Giving Back to the Community

Tauber family

The One Happy Camper scholarship provided the catalyst needed to send the three Tauber children to Jewish summer camp for the first time. That decision has taken their family on quite an adventure into a warm and generous community. Stuart says, “Jewish camping was the key entry point for our kids to build their Jewish identity and sense of community.” The kids can sing Birkat Hamazon (Grace after meals) and know many of the tunes in synagogue. Karyn sees her kids’ camp friendships and experiences guiding them through life. They also enjoy Israeli culture through the Israeli counselors at camp.

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Since Jewish camp was such a formative experience for their family, Karyn and Stuart want to provide opportunities for other Jewish children and adults to find their own entry point into Jewish life. They also want their children to understand and appreciate the Jewish value of Tzedakah by creating a Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment (PACE) and introducing the concept of philanthropy to their children and making it a part of their family’s legacy. This will ensure that the needs of the Jewish community will be met for generations to come. Stuart says

“Since the Jewish community is relatively small, we depend on fellow Jews to provide for those less fortunate.” Thanks to the support from Federation and the United Jewish Endowment Fund Jews have the opportunity to find their entry point to build their Jewish identity upon.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Purchases New Building to Serve As Organization Headquarters

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington completed the purchase of a new building at 6101 Executive Blvd located in Rockville, MD. This location will serve as the organization’s headquarters. A move is expected in 2014. “We are thrilled,” said Stuart S. Kurlander, Federation President. “We are especially grateful to the donors who have made this purchase a reality and look forward to creating a warm and welcoming environment for the community in the new building.” The new building is located within a half-mile of the current building and a short walk from the White Flint Metro station. This attractive facility will provide an inviting home for stakeholders, staff and community members. It will include a state-of-the-art, 4,000 square-foot conference space that will be available for use by local Jewish agencies and other Jewish organizations. The more modern facility will help The Jewish Federation better serve its constituents and partners with increased parking and improved amenities and technology upgrades. Over the long-term, this purchase enables The Jewish Federation to reduce building operating expenses as compared to current building expenses.

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Philanthropic Leadership

From a night out with Shakespeare to viewing a private art collection, Federation’s Philanthropic Leaders come together to share stories and views about the importance of investing in our community and ensuring a vibrant Jewish future.


Missions From Poland to Ethiopia and back to Israel, travel with Federation to see firsthand the impact that your contribution makes in improving the lives of Jewish people across the globe.

Charles E. Smith Leadership Retreat

What is your next chapter in our shared Jewish story? That is the question that attendees of the Charles E. Smith Leadership Retreat were asked at the conclusion of this multigenerational weekend devoted to leadership, community and philanthropy.

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Financials The Jewish Federation Funding & Allocation Financial Snapshot

Total Resources Raised By The Federation & United Jewish Endowment Fund

United Jewish Endowment Fund

$8,864,600

Unrestricted Annual & Special Campaigns

$25,714,500

Direct Gifts & Government Grants

$5,425,500

Total Resources

$40,004,600 Thanks to the generosity of many, The Jewish Federation and United Jewish Endowment Fund raised a  total of $40,004,600. A large portion of which was allocated to programs and services locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

10%

National

34%

Israel & Overseas

56% Local

Allocations by Geography of $24,327,200

Through your generosity, $24,327,200 will be distributed from The Federation’s annual campaign ($22.1 million) and the United Jewish Endowment Fund grants process ($2.3 million) to programs and services locally, in Israel and around the world. An additional $5,425,500 will be distributed from generous directed gifts and government grants enabling a total of $29,752,700 to go into the community to help those in need as well as build strong Jewish connections for members of our community.

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United Jewish Endowment Fund Funding & Investment Snapshot

13%

4%

Fee Revenue and Other Sponsorships

Agency Investment Accounts

Funds Invested by Fund Type

12%

Total Resources Raised by United Jewish Endowment Fund $8,864,600

$19.4 mil

General Funds

$13.8 mil

Permanent Endowment Gifts

2%

Life Income & Planned Gifts including Trusts & Annuities

Field of Interest Funds

$20.9 mil

Perpetual Annual Campaign/ Lion of Judah Funds

$14.7 mil

Donor Directed Funds

69%

Non-Permanent Endowment GIfts

9%

Israel & Overseas

United Jewish Endowment Fund Distribution by Geography

$50.5 mil Donor Advised Funds

91% Local

$12.6 mil Charitable Gift Annuity/Trust

$31.5 mil

Agency Funds

TOTAL $163.4 million

12%

Non-Jewish Organizations

21%

Other Jewish Organizations

United Jewish Endowment Fund Donor-Advised Fund Distributions by Type of Recipient Organization

47%

Federation Annual Campaign

13%

Partner Agencies

7%

Programs & Sponsorships

The United Jewish Endowment Fund proudly supports over 180 donor advised funds of which more than 88% of the distributions go to Jewish causes locally, in Israel and around the world. ANNUAL REPORT 2012

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Financials

The Jewish Federation and United Jewish Endowment Funding & Allocation Financial Snapshot Allocations by Agency/Program

Annual Campaign

Donor Designated & Govt Grants

Campus Security

$

346,800

$

Campuses/Hillels

$

153,200

Capital Camps and Retreat Center (CCRC)

$

117,000

Coming of Age (COA) MD

$

Coming of Age (COA) VA Community Transporation Project

(rounded to the nearest 100)

UJEF Grants

Total

175,500

$

0

$

522,300

$

0

$

0

$

153,200

$

15,000

$

0

$

132,000

7,500

$

238,700

$

89,000

$

7,500

$

20,000

$

0

$

0

$

347,600

$

0

$

25,000

$

0

$

25,000

Day Schools

$ 1,320,100

$

40,500

$

0

$ 1,360,600

Designated to Non-Partners in Local Community

$

0

$

4,000

$

0

$

Government Grants

$

0

$ 2,085,000

$

0

$ 2,085,000

Initiative in Congregational Education

$

53,600

$

0

$

0

$

53,600

Israel @ 65

$

0

$

40,000

$

0

$

40,000

Israel Engagement (Israel in DC)

$

50,500

$

14,500

$

0

$

65,000

Israel Quest

$

20,400

$

0

$

86,600

$

107,000

Jconnect

$

231,000

$

0

$

0

$

231,000

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

$

29,100

$

10,500

$

0

$

39,600

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW)

$

753,600

$

62,500

$

14,600

$

830,700

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV)

$

319,300

$

0

$

0

$

319,300

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

$

571,300

$

7,300

$

0

$

578,600

Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)

$

291,800

$

500

$

0

$

292,300

Jewish Food Experience

$

0

$

0

$

250,000

$

250,000

4,000

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH)

$

184,100

$

13,500

$

0

$

197,600

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

$

7,600

$

0

$

0

$

7,700

Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)

$

924,600

$

10,700

$

12,500

$

947,800

Masa Israel Journey DC Recruitment

$

0

$

50,000

$

0

$

50,000

NEXT DC, the DC Birthright Alumni Network

$

0

$

171,100

$

0

$

171,100

One Happy Camper (Camperquest)

$

46,000

$

30,400

$

0

$

76,400

Partnership for Jewish Life & Learning (PJLL)

$

824,300

$

98,800

$

0

$

923,100

PJ Library

$

0

$

61,000

$

100,000

$

161,000

PresenTense

$

0

$

119,500

$

0

$

119,500

Sponsorships

$

0

$

229,500

$

0

$

229,500

Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center (WDCJCC)

$

389,000

$

22,500

$

31,000

$

442,500

Wexner Heritage Program

$

0

$

25,500

$

0

$

25,500

Youth Group Grants

$

32,400

$

0

$

0

$

32,400

TOTAL LOCAL ALLOCATIONS

$ 6,693,100

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$ 3,551,600

$ 583,700

$ 10,828,500


(rounded to the nearest 100)

Allocations by Agency/Program Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Annual Campaign $

0

Donor Designated & Govt Grants $

0

UJEF Grants $

3,100

Total $

3,100

Alnuhud

$

0

$

0

$

20,000

$

20,000

American Joint Distribution Committee

$

342,800

$

0

$

253,000

$

595,800

Ethiopian National Project

$

132,000

$

18,500

$

81,500

$

232,000

Israel Venture Network

$

0

$

0

$

67,000

$

67,000

IT Works

$

0

$

0

$

25,000

$

25,000

Jewish Agency for Israel

$

425,000

$ 1,493,100

$

77,500

$ 1,995,600

Mahut Center

$

0

$

0

$

12,000

$

12,000

Operation Pillar of Defense

$

162,000

$

0

$

0

$

162,000

Other Overseas Non-Partner

$

0

$

5,500

$

0

$

5,500

Overseas Core Allocation

$ 2,890,300

$

0

$

0

$ 2,890,300

World ORT

$

$

0

$

0

$

TOTAL ISRAEL & OVERSEAS ALLOCATIONS

$ 3,971,100

$ 1,517,100

$ 539,100

$ 6,027,400

Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues (JDC)

$

5,000

$

0

$

0

$

5,000

J DATA

$

5,500

$

0

$

0

$

5,500

Jewish Communal Service Association

$

2,000

$

0

$

0

$

2,000

Jewish Federations of North America

$

838,500

$

57,000

$

0

$ 1,402,400

Birthright Israel

$

207,000

$

133,600

Hurricane Sandy Relief

$

78,500

Completing the Journey

$

37,775

Social Venture Fund

$

50,000

19,000

19,000

Legislative Advocacy Greater Washington (JCRC)

$

18,000

$

0

$

0

$

18,000

National Alliance

$

137,700

$

0

$

0

$

137,700

Secure Community (new request)

$

30,000

$

0

$

0

$

30,000

TOTAL NATIONAL ALLOCATIONS

$ 1,243,700

$ 356,900

$

0

$ 1,600,600

FEDERATION SPONSORING PROGRAMMING & ADMINISTRATION

$ 3,550,400

$

0

$ 1,146,000

$ 4,696,400

TOTAL ALLOCATIONS BY AGENCY/PROGRAM

$ 22,058,400

$ 5,425,600

$ 2,268,800

$ 29,752,800

NEW FEDERATION BUILDING

$

$ 6,600,000

$

$ 6,600,000

0

0

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AGENCIES & PARTNERS LOCAL SERVICE NETWORK

JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS l

l

Capital Camps & Retreat Center l Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) l  Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington l Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia l Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington l Jewish Council for the Aging l Jewish Foundation for Group Homes l Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington l Jewish Social Service Agency l  Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning l Washington DC Jewish Community Center

l

l

l

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Coming of Age NEXT DC l Initiative in Congregational Education l Israel Engagement/Israel in DC l Jconnect l Jewish Chaplaincy Services l JLink l Israel Quest l One Happy Camper l Secure Community l PJ Library l PresenTense l Wexner Heritage Program l Community Transportation Project l Israel @ 65 l l

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Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Gesher Jewish Day School of Northern Virginia l  Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital l Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy l Torah School of Greater Washington l Yeshiva of Greater Washington

COLLEGE CAMPUSES & HILLELS American University College of William and Mary l Gallaudet University l George Mason University l George Washington University l Georgetown University l James Madison University l University of Maryland l University of Mary Washington l University of Virginia l Virginia Tech l l

LOCAL YOUTH GROUPS BBYO B’nei Akiva l Habonim Dror l National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) l  North American Federation of Temple Youth Mid-Atlantic Region (NFTY-MAR) l United Synagogue Youth (USY) l Tzofim-Israeli Scouts

NATIONAL AGENCIES Birthright Israel Foundation Inter Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues l J Data l Jewish Communal Service Association (JCSA) l  The Jewish Federations of North America National Funding Alliance n American Jewish World Service n Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Services n BBYO n Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society n Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life n JCC Association n Jewish Council on Public Affairs n Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) n National Conference on Soviet Jewry n National Foundation for Jewish Culture l Taglit-Birthright Israel

NATIONAL PROJECTS Completing the Journey JFNA Social Venture Fund

l  l 

l l

ISRAEL & OVERSEAS NETWORK American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee l Ethiopian National Project l Jewish Agency for Israel l World ORT l 


BOARD OF DIRECTORS Rabbi Bruce D. Aft Cherie B. Artz Miriam Berkowitz Michele Hymer Blitz A. Robert Bloom Nanci Bramson Fay-Ann Brodie Stuart L. Brown Gerald Charnoff Jonathan Charnoff Lyn Chasen Dr. Morris Cohen Scott Cohen Laura Cutler Eva M. Davis Behnam Dayanim Yvonne S. Distenfeld Adam F. Ducker Ralph S. Dweck David J. Farber Peter Federowicz Jennifer Margolius Fisher

Kevin Fishkind Rabbi Lyle Fishman Michael Flyer Orit Frenkel Andrew S. Friedlander Michael Friedman Rachel Cohen Gerrol Ronald R. Glancz Sarah Goldhirsch Norman Goldstein Janine Goodman Carol Gordon Helaine Greenfeld Marci Handler Rabbi Greg Harris Mindy Hecker Arnie Hiller Emily Hofmann Leslie Kaplan Sam Kaplan Julie Kass

Jocelyn B. Krifcher Allen Kronstadt Rochelle Kupfer Art Lerner Mark L. Lezell Robert E. London Rabbi Jack Luxemburg Louis Mayberg Manette Mayberg Lynn W. Morgan Marcia Nusgart Debra Panitch Irwin Panitch Michael Plostock Irwin Raij Steven Rosenbaum Meryl B. Rosenberg Rabbi Bill Rudolph Wendy Rudolph Joseph Sandler Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer

Raanan Shames Allon Shiff Ruth Vogel Silberg Sidney Silver Albert Small, Jr. Adam D. Steiner Charles M. Steiner Rabbi Gil Steinlauf Joshua Stevens Steven David Stone Mindy Strelitz Ilan Sussan Stuart Tauber David Topol Margo Volftsun Caryn Wechsler Robin Hettleman Weinberg Micha Weinblatt Rabbi Stuart G. Weinblatt Amy Wish Cindy Zitelman

PAST PRESIDENTS Dr. Seymour Alpert* Paul S. Berger Herschel W. Blumberg Joel Breslau Rabbi Isadore Breslau* David J. Butler Morris Cafritz* Joseph Cherner*

Melvin S. Cohen* Jerome J. Dick* Diane S. Feinberg Leopold V. Freudberg* Michael C. Gelman Susie Gelman Dr. Leon Gerber* The Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn

Hymen Goldman* Edward H. Kaplan Irene R. Kaplan Edmund I. Kaufmann* Joel S. Kaufmann* Abraham S. Kay* Jack Kay* Jac J. Lehrman*

Philip N. Margolius Phyllis G. Margolius Joseph Ottenstein* Morris Rodman* Ivan Michael Schaeffer Rabbi Matthew H. Simon Isador S. Turover*

HONORARY PRESIDENTS

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

N. M. Cohen* Charles E. Smith*

Seymour S. Abensohn* Norman Bernstein Richard England* Saul I. Stern* Bernard S. White* *Of Blessed Memory

See back cover for Executive Committee

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THANK YOU TO THE 2012– 2013 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

FRONT ROW Paul S. Berger Arnold & Porter LLP, Counsel

BACK ROW William Kreisberg Vice President for Israel and Overseas

NOT PICTURED Daniel J. Krifcher Secretary

Stuart S. Kurlander President

Ann Bennett Vice President for Leadership & Volunteer Development

Irene R. Kaplan Past President

Steven A. Rakitt Executive Vice President & CEO

Ronald A. Paul, M.D., President United Jewish Endowment Fund Susie Gelman Past President Robert E. Zahler Vice President for Community Planning & Allocations Marcella Cohen Vice President for Financial Resource Development Cathy Zacks Gildenhorn Vice President for Women’s Philanthropy Joshua Bernstein Vice President At Large Marc F. Solomon, Treasurer Liza Levy Vice President for Financial Resource Development

Gary C. Berman Presidential Appointee Deborah Ratner Salzberg Presidential Appointee

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