Ways to Support our Jewish Friends & Jewish-Owned Eateries


Reading, seeing, and hearing about what is happening in Israel is completely heartbreaking. Kidnappings, killings, hostages, and innocent lives being taken is horrific. It’s hard to sit on the sidelines knowing how much pain people are going through. A friend said, “The Jewish community is so small that we area all one degree separated from someone who was killed or taken hostage.” Our hearts break with them. We have compiled a list of ways to show love to our Jewish friends and Jewish-owned eateries during this difficult time.

Ways to Support our Jewish Friends

We want to show our support knowing how much pain people are going through. Several of our friends know people on the first line of defense. Reach out to Jewish friends to let them know you are thinking about them. Support a Jewish-owned businesses and play at Gymboree in DC, which is owned by a local Rabbi. Get family photos taken by Danny Weiser Photography. Danny has also been a volunteer Moderator for our DC Area Moms & Families Group for years.

Donate to Support our Jewish Friends

Here are legitimate and vetted places to offer financial donation. Every bit matters and it’s important! We want our Jewish friends to know they are supported with funds to do the groundwork.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Israel Crisis Relief Fund This is a local organization

Magen David Adom This is the Israeli version of the Red Cross

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces 

Local DC Area Jewish-Owned Eateries to Support

Show support by dining at one of these amazing eateries!

  1. Baked by Yael | Woodley Park, DC *a part of our Favorite Things Guide 2023!
  2. Ben Yehuda Pizza | Silver Spring, MD
  3. Call Your Mother Deli | Various locations
  4. Char Bar | Foggy Bottom
  5. Dalia’s Falafel | Bethesda, MD
  6. Goldberg’s New York Bagels | Silver Spring, MD
  7. Holy Chow | Silver Spring, MD
  8. Ize’s Deli and Bagelry | Rockville, MD
  9. Loeb’s NY Deli | Downtown DC
  10. Medium Rare | Various locations
  11. Neal’s Bagels | Gaithersburg, MD
  12. Nut House Pizza | Silver Spring, MD (Kosher)
  13. OH Mama Grill | Adams Morgan, DC and Rockville, MD
  14. Parkway Deli | Silver Spring, MD
  15. Pastries by Randolph | Arlington, VA
  16. Sababa Uptown | Silver Spring, MD
  17. Shalom Kosher | Silver Spring, MD
  18. Shouk | Various locations
  19. Silver and Sons BBQ | Food trucks
  20. Sunflower Bakery | Rockville, MD (caring is their main ingredient)
  21. Tatte Bakery | Various locations
  22. Timber Pizza | Various locations
  23. The Chewish Deli | Old Town Alexandria, VA
  24. The Kosher Pastry Oven | Silver Spring, MD
  25. Velvel Breads | Various pick-up locations
  26. Windridge Vineyards BBQ | Darnestown, MD

If we mistakenly left an eatery off, please let us know in the comments! Share other ways to support our Jewish friends and local Jewish-owned businesses. We want to be a friend to our friends!

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Courtney Whittington
Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). They have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back in 2016. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but is constantly trying to figure out how to manage it all. She spends her days talking Star Wars, playing with legos, doing crafts, having tea parties, and chasing her toddler. Motherhood is wonderful and wild and in 2017 she banded together with other mothers to start DC Area Moms to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.