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Our Washington office promotes the interests and concerns of The Jewish Federations of North America, the umbrella organization uniting 153 Jewish Federations and 300 independent communities, to members of Congress and the Administration. The Jewish Federations of North America's Washington office works to ensure that the voice of the Jewish federations is a prominent force in health and human service policy decisions. 

Our Public Policy Priorities 
Our Washington office advocates on issues of concern to the Jewish federations, including long-term care and prescription drug benefits for Jewish elderly, assistance to Jewish families at risk and strengthening the capacity of the not-for-profit sector.  Following are just some example of how The Jewish Federations of North America's Washington office promotes the interests of the Jewish Federation movement in Washington, D.C. 
View our public policy priorities


Advocacy in Washington

Every year The Jewish Federations of North America's Washington office brings hundreds of volunteer and professional leaders from across the country to Washington, D.C. Participants of The Jewish Federations of North America's Washington Missions Program come from far and near to tell their representatives about concerns facing their local communities.

Contact The Jewish Federations of North America's Washington Office at 202-785-5900 if you have any questions about our advocacy work or drop us a line to receive policy updates and action alerts. To read the biography of William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington Office, click here.

 Jewish Federations of North America Health & Long-Term Care Resource Center

This resource center can assist you in educating, engaging, and empowering your Jewish federation or partner agency in moving forward with our public policy agenda geared toward health and long-term care.  It will provide you with the vital tools that you will need as you strengthen your Jewish community’s efforts to deliver a high standard of care to those who are most in need of services.


Four Key Elements of Inclusion

JFNA’s Human Services and Public Policy Disability Committee has drafted Four Key Elements of Inclusion, a document that provides communities with guidance on the core elements of what makes an inclusive community for people with disabilities and their families.  The document also contains talking points on issues of inclusion for professional and lay leaders who wish to discuss these issues with other community leaders, as well as specific opportunities to enhance and embody the Four Key Elements in their organizations and agencies.