JFGH was one of the very first Jewish residential programs of its kind in the US and has become a model worldwide for organizations with similar missions.
JFGH abides by basic Jewish beliefs in promoting the respect and value of all human beings, while maintaining the highest quality of services. JFGH is dedicated to diversity in terms of race, religion, ethnic background, ability, socioeconomic background, and medical condition.
The Jewish Living Program is designed to train JFGH staff, residents and families on all aspects of Judaism.
Each year, the Jewish Living Program provides trainings, hands-on workshops, and coordinates logistics for our residents to attend High Holy Day, Shabbat, holiday and B’nai Mitzvah services, seders, and celebrations as well as cultural events within the fabric of the Jewish community.
The JFGH chaplian consults with the JFGH Board of Directors’ Jewish Living Committee; serves as a liaison with other Federation agencies; and is a resource to other Jewish living programs.
The Jewish Living Program is jointly funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Ina and Jack Kay Jewish Living Fund, the Wagner-Braunsberg Jewish Living Fund, the David and Diane Sykes Tree of Life Fund and the Kosher Kitchen Fund.