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Agudath Israel of America Washington Office

1730 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Suite 504
Washington, DC 20036
202-835-0414
Fax: 202-835-0424
Director: Abba Cohen
[email protected]
Government relations office of national Orthodox Jewish organization; promotes Jewish religious and civil rights and interests of Jewish education; public policy advocate and liaison to federal executive, legislative and judicial branches.

Aish HaTorah Center for Jewish Learning

11418 Old Georgetown Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-9010
www.aishdc.com
Executive Director: Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum
[email protected]
Aish HaTorah is a Jewish Learning Center for Jews of all backgrounds, affiliations and levels of observance. Our mission is to assist Jews of all backgrounds to understand the depth and richness of Judaism and to inspire a love of being Jewish. We offer daily classes throughout the Greater Washington area on the full spectrum of Jewish topics and Shabbat morning services and classes for those beginning their Jewish journey or those looking to take their Jewish knowledge to the next level.


Alpha Omega International Jewish Dental Fraternity

50 W. Edmonston Dr., Suite 303
Rockville, MD 20852
301-738-6400
Contacts:
Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity
Heidi Weber
Website: www.ao.org
Alpha Omega Foundation
Ben Williamowsky
Website: www.aofus.org
Organization that, through its philanthropic arm, The Alpha Omega Foundation, supports and funds projects and programs in Israel, including two dental schools, and provides pro bono care for residents of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and for Holocaust survivors in need; it also reaches out to help with the needs for oral health, education, research and care throughout the world.

Amcha for Tsedakah

Jewish People for Righteous Giving
9800 Cherry Hill Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
301-937-2600
>www.dojustly.org
President: Beth Kramer
Raises money to support worthy, financially responsible organizations in the metropolitan Washington area, the U.S. and Israel. Assists Jewish immigrants; assists and protects Jewish children; promotes peace and justice; assists the elderly; addresses and combats physical and emotional abuse of women; enhances Jewish learning; preserves Jewish culture and history; opposes bigotry and promotes pluralism.

https://www.washingtonjewishweek.com/enewsletter/

Ameinu Washington-Baltimore Chapter (Formerly Labor Zionist Alliance)

Ameinu D.C. Chapter c/o Ameinu
114 W. 26th St.
New York, NY 10001
[email protected]
Co-chair: Judith Gelman, 202-841-5055
[email protected]
Co-chair: Haya Laufer
Secretary-treasurer: Daniel Mann
Develops multigenerational engagement of American Jews: explores the meaning, in the 21st century, of the unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and Israel; mobilizes American Jews around social and economic justice projects in Israel and the United States; builds support for a negotiated two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; sponsors the Labor Zionist youth movement, Habonim Dror North America and its summer camp, Moshava.

American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
2020 K St., N.W., 7th floor
Washington, DC 20006
202-775-0991
Fax: 202-828-0909
[email protected]
www.jewishlawyers.org
President: Alyza D. Lewin [email protected]
Treasurer: Avery Neumark
Washington, D.C. chapter chair:
Rhonda Lees, [email protected]
American affiliate of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. AAJLJ represents the American Jewish legal community, defending Jewish interests and human rights in the United States and abroad. Members of the AAJLJ enjoy a collegial relationship with Jewish lawyers and jurists in America and throughout the world.


American Friends of Lubavitch (chabad)
2110 Leroy Pl., N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
202-332-5600
Fax: 202-332-5642
www.afldc.org
Executive Vice President: Rabbi Levi Shemtov
Official representative entity in the nation’s capital of the international Chabad – Lubavitch movement, the world’s largest and fastest-growing network of Jewish educational and social services. Advocates for Jewish life in the U.S. and worldwide, and coordinates prominent activities on Capitol Hill and in the political, academic and diplomatic/international communities of Washington, D.C. – including the Capitol Jewish Forum, AURA Jewish Women, Center for International Affairs and Special Projects, Jewish Festival Awareness Center, Friendship Circle – Washington, D.C., and the Jewish Campus Support Center, which presents and coordinates national activities for Jewish students, and locally offers energetic programs at The George Washington (ChabadGW), American (ChabadAU) and Georgetown Universities.

American Jewish Committee
1156 15th St., N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
202-785-4200
Fax: 202-785-0390
[email protected]
www.ajc.org
Jewish advocacy and diplomacy organization that works to advance the cause of democratic pluralism in this country and abroad; has Project Interchange as an institute.

Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Community of greater washington
19520 Darnestown Rd.
Beallsville, MD 20839
301-349-2799
[email protected]
www.am-kolel.org
Director: Rabbi David Shneyer
Does outreach in the community to the nonaffiliated as well as provides resources and programs of a Jewish communal, cultural and spiritual nature to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations and institutions. Retreat Center available.

Anti-Defamation League
D.C./MD/VA/NC Regional Office
1100 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1020
Washington, DC 20036
202-452-8310
Fax: 202-296-2371
www.adl.org
Regional Director: David Friedman
Civil rights agency that strives to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens. Employs basic tools of education, community action, communication and law.

Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS)
2519 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-543-7500
Fax: 202-543-4090
www.ajas.org
AJAS is a unique association of not-for-profit community-based organizations, rooted in Jewish values, which promotes and supports the delivery of services to an aging population.

Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps
1816 12th St., N.W., 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20009
202-450-2837
D.C. Director: Miriam Surdin
Allows young Jews 21-26 to spend a year working on poverty issues as full-time employees in neighborhood-based organizations, while living together as a Jewish community in which they study, discuss, celebrate Shabbat and learn from one another.

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Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service
1529 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-777-3244
www.washingtondcjcc.org/volunteer
Contact: Randy Bacon
[email protected]
Skilled and unskilled volunteers meet year-round to help repair and renovate low-income housing, shelters, community centers and other nonprofit social service agencies. Ages 14 and older.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
P.O. Box 707
Silver Spring, MD 20918
202-331-4481
[email protected]
www.bikurcholimgw.org
Organized to provide for the needs of the ill in the Jewish community, assisting patients and their families by facilitating access to community resources, when needed, enhancing awareness of health care professionals about the particular needs of Jewish patients and educating the community in the mitzvah of bikur cholim. Services are available to patients who live in or travel to the Greater Washington area for medical treatment.

B’nai B’rith International
2020 K St., N.W., 7th floor
Washington, DC 20006
202-857-6600
www.bnaibrith.org
President: Allan J. Jacobs
Executive Vice President:
Daniel S. Mariaschin
B’nai B’rith International, the global voice of the Jewish community, is a Jewish humanitarian, human rights and advocacy organization. A national and global leader in the fight against intolerance, anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism, B’nai B’rith also advocates on issues of vital concern to seniors and their families. B’nai B’rith is the largest national Jewish sponsor of senior housing, provides disaster relief, helps communities in crisis, and promotes Jewish identity. Publishes B’nai B’rith Magazine.

B’nai B’rith International Chesapeake Bay Region
P.O. Box 4488
Silver Spring, MD 20914
301-340-8144
[email protected]
President: Jerold Jacobs
B’nai B’rith International has regional groups in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Montgomery/Prince George’s counties in suburban Maryland, and Greater Baltimore, Havre de Grace and Annapolis in Maryland. It is committed to linking Jewish people together by providing local community service and Jewish identity programs appealing to all age groups. The region provides abundant volunteer opportunities.

Brandeis National Committee – Greater Washington Chapter
Co-President: Sandy Pincus-Rush
301-816-9153
Co- President: Judy Blickstein
Raises funds locally through self-designed study guides which also include syllabi and brieflets authored by Brandeis University professors. Supports and maintains the research performed by faculty who are investigating and working on cures for neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Various fund-raising activities are implemented throughout the year.

Capital Camps & Retreat Center
Business Office:
11300 Rockville Pk., Suite 407
Rockville, MD 20852
301-468-2267
Toll Free:1-866-430-2267
Fax: 301-468-1719
[email protected]
www.capitalcamps.org
Camp Director: Sam Roberts
The official Jewish community summer camp and year-round retreat/conference center of the Greater Washington D.C., Montgomery County and Northern Virginia communities. Modern facility located one hour away in Waynesboro, Pa. See “Overnight Camps” for full program information. Retreat center has space for small or large groups, for weekends or longer. Leadership development/team-building services available. Glatt kosher facility (under Star-K). ACA accredited, JCCA member agency.

chaplain michael bloom
Jefferson’s Mishna, the American Jewish Travel Docent
P. O. Box 9806
Arlington, VA 22219
412-390-6242
[email protected]
Field lectures, trip planning, consultation, virtual travel programs, logistical advice, research, customized curricula and background materials for schools, organizations, JCC’s, synagogues, conventions, families and individuals.

Federation’s Jconnect Career Center
Jconnect
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-348-7356
703-286-1022
Fax: 301-230-7260
[email protected]
www.jconnect.org
www.shalomdc.org
The online Career Center at Jconnect.org lists jobs available in Jewish organizations in the Greater Washington, D.C., area. Jewish organizations list job opportunities at no cost. Jconnect is a community service program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Federation’s Jconnect.org Community Events Calendar
Jconnect
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
1-888-246-1818
Fax: 301-230-7260
[email protected]
www.jconnect.org
A robust website of all Jewish community events and resources in the Greater Washington area. Post and view events at no cost. Jconnect is a community service program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

friends of revitz house
6111 Montrose Rd.
P. O. Box 1003
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-7400
Organization of friends and families dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents at Revitz House.

Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
800 Yamato Rd., Suite 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431
800-9-MARROW
561-982-2900
Coordinating Center Fax: 561-982-2901
Donor Services Fax: 561-982-2902
www.giftoflife.org
Facilitates bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants for children and adults.

Greater Washington Jewish Community Foundation
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-230-7200
Fax: 301-230-7265
President: Ralph S. Dweck
Capital fund-raising arm of the Jewish community.

Hadassah Greater Washington area Chapter
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 130
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-8203
Fax: 301-881-8209
www.dc.hadassah.org
www.Facebook.com/gwac.hadassah
President: Iris Tishkoff
Director: Lisa Zelermyer
The Greater Washington Area Chapter of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is a women’s volunteer group that motivates and inspires its members to: strengthen their partnership with Israel by supporting pace setting health care, education, youth institutes, and land development; ensure Jewish continuity through education and support of its Young Judaea youth programs; advocate health awareness through education; act as a force on social issues that impact upon us as American Jewish women and promote personal growth through enrichment opportunities and education.

Hadassah Northern Virginia Chapter
Answer line: 703-284-4513
[email protected]
A diverse group of more than 800 women of all ages. Engage in a variety of programs. Connect young children to Judaism with Training Wheels program. Make your voice heard in Richmond and on Capitol Hill. Enjoy friendship and fun while supporting Hadassah’s lifesaving work in the United States and Israel. Meetings held at several locations in Northern Virginia.

Hadassah – Potomac Chapter of Northern Virginia
[email protected]
With members in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, is part of Hadassah, the largest women’s Zionist organization in the U.S. In Israel, it initiates and supports pace-setting healthcare, education and youth institutions, and land development to meet the country’s changing needs. In the U.S., it enhances the quality of American and Jewish life.

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
1775 K St., N.W., Suite 320
Washington, DC 20006
202-212-6020
Fax: 202-212-6001
www.hias.org
HIAS’ Washington office plays a crucial role in implementing the agency’s refugee and immigrant protection agenda. This work involves both special concern for Jewish migrants, as well as application of Jewish values in the broader immigrant and refugee policy
arena. Educates and advocates HIAS’ positions to Washington policy makers. Also participates actively in Jewish and non-Jewish coalitions concerned with immigration and refugee affairs and related concerns to develop and implement advocacy strategies.

Hillel: The Foundation
for Jewish Campus Life
Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center
See listing in the Camps to Campus
section.

JProDC Jewish Professionals
of the Nation’s Capital
[email protected]
www.jcsana.org (click local groups and JProDC)
JProDC Leadership: Marissa Neuman and Shelley Rood
JProDC is the association of Jewish communal service professionals in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. JProDC strives to provide networking opportunities for our colleagues working in the Jewish community; promotes continuing professional development and Jewish education, enhances the status of professionals in the Jewish communal field, explores issues that affect all Jewish communal professionals. The local affiliate of Jewish Communal Service Association of North America, JProDC is open to all professionals working at a Jewish non-profit organization or wishing to work at a Jewish agency operating in the Greater Washington, D.C., area. Members include educators, fundraisers, directors, rabbis, social workers, volunteer coordinators, youth workers and more.

Federation’s Jconnect
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
1-888-246-1818
Fax: 301-230-7260
[email protected]
www.jconnect.org
Jconnect is a low-barrier, online gateway for connection and engagement to the Jewish community through information/resources, volunteering, community events and programs. Jconnect is a community service program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Jewish American Society
for Historic Preservation
16405 Equestrian Ln.
Rockville, MD 20855
www.JASHP.org
Contact: Jerry Klinger
Nonprofit, volunteer organization identifies and recognizes sites of American Jewish historical interest. Society sponsors and promotes programs of local and national historic interest.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW)
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100
Fax: 301-881-5512
www.jccgw.org
President: Brad Stillman
Chief Executive Officer: Michael Feinstein
Discover Your Center — JCCGW Preschool, Camp JCC, Health & Fitness, Arts & Culture, Lifelong Learning and Community. The JCCGW creates a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. The Center inspires individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV)
8900 Little River Tnpk.
Fairfax, VA 22031
703-323-0880
Fax: 703-323-1993
www.jccnv.org
President: Connie Pesachowitz
Executive Director: Jeff Dannick

Washington DCJCC
1529 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-518-9400
Fax: 202-518-9420
www.washingondcjcc.org
President: Rose Cohen
Chief Executive Officer:
Carole R. Zawatsky
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
6101 Montrose Rd., Suite 205
Rockville, MD 20852
301-770-0881
www.jcouncil.org
President: Joe Sandler
Executive Director: Ron Halber
[email protected]
Central community relations agency representing more than 100 affiliated Jewish organizations and congregations in the Greater Washington area.

Jewish Community Services – Baltimore
5750 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
410-466-9200
[email protected]
www.jcsbaltimore.org
Comprehensive human services agency serving the Greater Baltimore community. Also offers information about Jewish community resources.

Jewish Council for Public Affairs-Washington Office
1775 K St., N.W., Suite 320
Washington, DC 20006
202-212-6036
Fax: 202-212-6002
www.jewishpublicaffairs.org
Director: Jared Feldman
Serves as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field. Works to safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world; is dedicated to the safety and security of the state of Israel; works to protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, interethnic interracial and other intergroup relations.

The Jewish Federation
of Greater Washington
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-230-7200
Fax: 301-230-7265
www.ShalomDC.org
President: Liza Levy
Chief Executive Officer: Steven A. Rakitt
Strives to create an inclusive and welcoming community, and acts as a catalyst to build community-wide efforts that care for those in need, deepens engagement in Jewish life and strengthens the bonds among Jews in the Washington area, in Israel and around the world. Raises and allocates funds that support human service projects for Jews of all ages and means at more than 43 local beneficiary agencies, schools, youth groups and community service programs, at more than 60 synagogues and at more than 12 national and international agencies. The local Washington Federation is one of 155 similar volunteer-driven organizations in the United States and Canada committed to building the Jewish community and strengthening the Jewish people. It covers the entire Washington metropolitan area, including suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington – Northern Virginia Regional Office
8900 Little River Tnpk.
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-286-1039
Fax: 703-978-5413
www.ShalomDC.org
President: Liza Levy
CEO: Steve Rakitt
For information email
[email protected]
Provides a welcoming gateway for people in Northern Virginia to become more involved in Jewish life and Jewish community in the region. Cultivates and manages community resources, provides leadership development and volunteer opportunities and raises funds for programs that help ensure a high quality Jewish life in Northern Virginia, in Israel and around the world. Look for ShalomNoVA on Facebook.

The Jewish Federation
of Howard County
Century Plaza, Suite 400
10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy.
Columbia, MD 21044
410-730-4976
www.jewishhowardcounty.org
Executive Director: Michelle Ostroff
The vision of the Jewish Federation of Howard County is to meet the human needs of the local Jewish community and of fellow Jews in Israel and world-wide. In addition, the Federation works to promote Jewish identity, involve and build the Jewish community in Howard County, and strengthen ties with the broader local community. Our Annual Campaign supports agencies, services, and programs to meet these goals. Jewish Community Services (JCS), an agency supported by The Federation, provides a broad range of social services in Howard County, including individual counseling, grief counseling, a county chaplain, and a hospice rabbi. To build stronger ties with Israel, we also provide Israel Experience Youth Scholarships to teens wishing to immerse themselves in Israel’s rich history and culture.

The Jewish Federations
of North America
Washington Office
1720 I St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
202-785-5900
Fax: 202-785-4937
www.jewishfederations.org
Formerly United Jewish Communities, JFNA represents 154 Jewish federations and more than 300 independent communities across North America — one of the world’s largest networks of social services providers and programs, meeting the needs of all people, Jews and non-Jews, wherever they live. Established through the merger of United Jewish Appeal (UJA), the Council of Jewish Federations and the United Israel Appeal.

The Jewish Federations of North America – Washington Missions Program
1720 I St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
202-736-5878
Fax: 202-207-2169
Missions Manager: Lauren Frishman
Sponsors programs for federations around the country to visit Washington to advocate on behalf of JFNA’s public policy priorities.

Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
301-330-3882
www.jewishgen.org/jgsgw
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jgsgw
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington has been connecting families with their histories for over 33 years. With guest lectures, workshops and large Jewish genealogy library. JGSGW can help you better understand your family’s story. The society also has a Speakers Bureau for free programs for synagogues and clubs.

Jewish Policy Center
50 F St., N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
202-638-2411
Fax: 202-638-6694
www.jewishpolicycenter.org
Policy Director: Matthew RJ Brodsky
Senior Director: Shoshana Bryen
Provides scholarly, conservative perspectives on foreign and domestic policies that affect the Jewish community in the United States and the broader American public.
Jewish Residents of Leisure World
15115 Interlachen Dr., #603
Silver Spring, MD 20906
240-242-3742
President: Morton A. Davis
Religious, cultural, educational and social services for the Leisure World community.

Jewish Vegetarians of North America
For information on Jewish vegetarianism, visit JewishVeg.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or G+. To receive email newsletter, free DVD of A Sacred Duty, or other materials, write to [email protected]

Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. – National Headquarters
1811 R St., N.W
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-6280
Fax: 202-234-5662
www.jwv.org
Executive Director: Herb Rosenbleeth
National Commander: Sheldon Ohren
Founded in 1896 to promote Americanism, fight anti-Semitism, combat bigotry, support efforts on behalf of veterans and their families, and preserve the memories and records of patriotic American Jews. JWV maintains service officers throughout the nation and provides a voice on Capitol Hill for veterans legislation and issues of concern to the American Jewish community. JWV Posts are located in almost every community in America and maintain Boy Scout programs, raise funds to provide services to hospitalized veterans, decorate the graves of American Jews who died in combat, provide scholarships, solicit money for disaster relief, and take action against hate crimes in their areas, along with many other programs.

Jewish War Veterans Post 58 Department of District of Columbia
301-468-6124
Contact: Jack Macfadden
Local department of Jewish War Veterans of the United States, encompasses D.C. and Northern Virginia.
Jewish War Veterans of the U.S. – Lt. Harold E. Greenberg Post 692
301-572-6168
Contact: Sheldon A. Goldberg
Meets at Ring House, 1801 E. Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20852, the first Sunday of every month — except July and August — at 10:30 a.m.

Jewish War Veterans of the U.S. – Charles P. Krieger Post 567
301-438-8131
President: Danny Bass
Meets at Leisure World once a month.

Jewish Women International
1129 20th St., N.W., Suite 801
Washington, DC 20036
202-857-1300
202-857-1380
www.jwi.org
Executive Director: Lori Weinstein
Jewish Women International is the leading Jewish organization empowering women and girls through economic literacy, community training, healthy relationships education, and the proliferation of women’s leadership.

Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)
1633 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 3rd Floor
Washington, DC, 20009
202-408-1423
Fax: 202-408-1429
[email protected]
www.jufj.org
Director: Jacob Feinspan
Board President: Roberta Ritvo
Leads Washington area Jews to act on shared values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community. Recent campaigns include progressive taxation, LGBTQ marriage equality, immigrant rights, affordable housing, domestic worker rights and D.C. voting rights.

National Center
to Encourage Judaism
1109 Ruppert Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20903
301-593-2319
www.ncejudaism.org
President: Ash Gerecht
Provides grants to synagogues, consortia or organizations nationwide for Introduction to Judaism-type courses and outreach Shabbat advertisements in secular media. Publishes a newsletter, “The Jewish Proclaimer,” several times a year.

National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. – Montgomery County Section
www.ncjw.org
Community service projects in Montgomery County; social, educational, political and fund-raising programs.

National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. – Northern Virginia Section
www.ncjw.org
Monthly activities with an emphasis on advocacy, community affairs and networking. All are welcome.

National Council of Jewish Women – Washington Office
1707 L St., N.W., Suite 950
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-2588
Fax: 202-331-7792
[email protected]
www.ncjw.org
Director: Sammie Moshenberg
NCJW is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progresive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

NCSJ – Advocates on Behalf
of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia Washington Office
2020 K St., N.W., Suite 7800
Washington, DC 20006
202-898-2500
Fax: 202-898-0822
[email protected]
www.ncsj.org
Executive Director: Mark B. Levin
NCSJ is the mandated central coordinating agency of the organized American Jewish community for policy and activities on behalf of the estimated 1.5 million Jews in Russia and Eurasia.

National Jewish
Democratic Council
P.O. Box 65683
Washington, DC 20006
202-216-9060
Fax: 202-216-9061
[email protected]
www.njdc.org
Interim Executive Director: Aaron J. Keyak
NJDC maximizes Jewish support for Democrats at the federal and state levels of government. NJDC also educates Democratic elected officials and candidates to increase support for Jewish domestic and foreign policy priorities. We do this to promote both social justice in America and a secure, democratic Jewish state of Israel.

National Jewish Health Central East Coast Region
910 N. Washington St., Suite 510
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-519-5760
800-743-3551
Lung Line: 800-222-LUNG
Fax: 703-519-5762
www.nationaljewish.org
Raises funds for medical center exclusively devoted to research, patient care and education for respiratory, allergic and immune system diseases.

National Ladies Auxiliary Jewish War Veterans
of the U.S.A.
1811 R St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-9061
Fax: 202-667-6689
[email protected]
Female relatives of Jewish war veterans. Provides service to hospitalized veterans, sends gifts to service personnel overseas, supports Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Israel, provides scholarships to children of veterans, conducts youth programs, presents humanity awards annually to all four military academies. Also works with the JWV to promote national goals.

The Panim Institute for Jewish Leadership and Values, A Division of BBYO
2020 K St., N.W., 7th floor
Washington, DC 20006
202-857-6551
[email protected]
www.panim.org
Director: Rachel Meytin
Educates, inspires and empowers Jewish youth to a lifetime of activism, leadership and service to the Jewish people and the world at large through the integration of Jewish learning, values and social responsibility. Programs include Panim el Panim, J-Serve, Summer of Impact and professional development programs for Jewish educators, communal workers and lay leaders.

Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning
240-283-6200
Fax: 240-283-6201
[email protected]
www.pjll.org
Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning has been leading a way forward for the Jewish community with a new vision for education. Nationally recognized professionals work with hundreds of local groups to provide learning opportunities for people of all ages who want to explore their Jewish identity and culture. The Partnership’s initiatives balance innovation with tradition, connecting action with meaning. Programs include compelling learning opportunities for busy adults to rediscover their Jewish identity; award-winning philanthropy education for teens; transformative early childhood programs to engage families in their homes, public spaces, and on the web; Congregational Education for the 21st Century to reinvent learning for member families in the Greater Washington area; ground-breaking professional development for educators to enrich and guide learning for our entire community; unique online and library resources to add meaning to daily life; and strong partnerships with JCCs, schools and social service agencies to expand and deepen their reach.

Republican Jewish Coalition
50 F St., N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
202-638-6688
Fax: 202-638-6694
www.rjchq.org
Executive Director: Matt Brooks
Lobbying grassroots organization of Jewish Republicans; acts as bridge between the American Jewish community and Republican elected officials and party leaders, nationally and in D.C.

rockville chamber of commerce
1 Research Ct., Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850
301-424-9300
[email protected]
www.rockvillechamber.org
Andrea Jolly, President and CEO
*Paid advertiser

Jconnect – New to the Area
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
1-888-246-1818
[email protected]
www.jconnect.org
Welcomes newcomers to the Greater Washington area with a booklet or pdf full of information and resources to help you settle in. Jconnect is a community service program of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Simon E. Sobeloff
Law Society
P.O. Box 1312
Rockville, MD 20849
[email protected]
www.sobeloff.org
President: Brian D. Sadur
Provides social vehicle to network, build camaraderie and encourage civility among attorneys while celebrating Jewish heritage and Jewish values in law.

Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington
6101 Montrose Rd., 2nd floor
Rockville, MD 20852
301-348-7376
Director: Sara Rose Gorfinkel
Chair: Carol Feder
www.towf.org
An independent grant-making organization dedicated to creating social change for women and girls. Rooted in Jewish values, the foundation empowers women to be philanthropists, decision makers and advocates on behalf of women of all ages.
United Jewish Endowment Fund
6101 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
301-230-7230
TTY: 301-230-7260
Fax: 301-230-7273
www.shalomdc.org
President: Mark A. Levitt
Director: Eileen Frazier
The United Jewish Endowment Fund (UJEF) is the endowment and planned giving arm of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. UJEF connects philanthropists with opportunities to meet Jewish needs and to engage in tikkun olam – the repair of the world. Together, we strengthen and advance Jewish life in the Greater Washington area and around the world.

Washington Society
of Jewish Deaf
8400 Jeb Stuart Rd.
Potomac, MD 20854
TTY: 301-762-4845
Fax: 301-762-0221
Advocates for the cultural, education, religious and social

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