Ties with Israel
Washington’s Jews maintain close ties with Israel and add their voices to the debate about her present and future….
2003: On the 55th anniversary of the State of Israel, more than 100 Washingtonians joined 5,000 delegates from around the world at the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities in Israel. Here, Washingtonians Susie Gelman (far left) and Michael Gelman (fourth from left), Co-Chairs of the General Assembly, lead a mile-long march through Jerusalem.
Photograph by Robert A. Cumins. Courtesy of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
2002: American and Israeli teens gather at the Western Wall during an Ambassador for Tolerance trip to Israel. As part of the program sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Partnership 2000, Washington teens learned about religious pluralism, tolerance and diversity with Israeli peers. Pictured here are Lawrence Burka, Andrea Waghelstein, Ben Friedmann, Josh Stanton, Ami Snyder, and Roniel Tessler.
Courtesy of the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning.