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Top 10 Moments from 5773

Year in Review

The Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark the transition from the previous year to the new Jewish year.

Before we say goodbye to the Jewish year 5773, we thought we would send it off in style with the


10. Volunteers came together at a co-op near 14th Street, NW to help low-income residents maintain their building amidst development pressures in the neighborhood.

9. NOVA Tribe and Jnet volunteers came together with Yachad and Homestretch of Northern Virginia.

8. Yachad’s Our City Film Festival rocked it as part of the INTERSECTIONS Festival at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

7. Synagogues from all over the DC, MD and VA area participated in Sukkot in Spring, transforming homes and families.

6. Yachad United, Yachad’s young professional group, acted like kids and raised money for a great cause for Yachad’s Grown-Up Field Day.

5. Yachad welcomed new Faith to Faith partners, Zion Baptist Church and Majid Muhammad Mosque.

4. Yachad introduced their Neighbor to Neighbor Initiative and had an overwhelming response from JBG Companies, Washington Fine Properties, Forest City Enterprises, Bernstein Management Corporation, and many more.

3. Teenagers gave back to other teenagers. Whether it was Georgetown Day School, CES Jewish Day School, bat mitzvah girl, Selah Bickel, or Ramp it Up! teens saving the day, adolescents certainly made an impact with Yachad.

2. Interns come to our rescue! This year we had three amazing interns including Michael Abrams, Isabel Nathan and Dina Goodman.

1. Yachad’s Homeowner Education Workshop (sponsored in large part by the Howard Stanfield Memorial Fund) was a great success. Adding 9 hours of in-class instruction, mandatory curriculum and a private meeting with a Certified Financial Planner, all of our partnering homeowners were empowered with the knowledge and resources to keep up the repairs on their home.

Join our young professionals, Yachad United, for a fall repair project. Click here to sign up today!

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