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Joel Fischman

Joel Fischman

Joel joined the Board in 2013. He has chaired the Adas Israel Congregation Social Action Council since 2006, has been a member of the Adas Israel Board of Directors, and has served on the congregation’s transition, cantorial search and cantorial advisory committees. Joel retired from the U.S. Department of State in 2012 after a 49-year public diplomacy career with the State Department and the U.S. Information Agency.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

-Anne Frank

The housing need is increasing in DC. Anne's Place continues to provide permanent supportive housing.

  • The 2023 annual census of individuals experiencing homelessness saw an overall increase in DC from 2022.


  • Anne's Place provides stable housing.

    35+ years

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