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Hundreds cheer on teams at Community Shark Tank


Master of Ceremonies Aaron Krause (second from left), the daddy of Scrub Daddy and the most successful participant on ABC’s Shark Tank, with some of the winners from The Jewish Federation’s Community Shark Tank. The event, held at the Jewish Community Campus on Sunday, featured the 10 finalists in the competition designed to foster innovation and collaboration in the community. It follows up on the community needs learned through the recent POP Study. The winners, chosen by local business and philanthropic “sharks” Alan Blumenfeld, Sid Brown, Emily Gottschalk, Joanna Greenfield, Judy Love, Stan Middleman, Robert Pick, and representing JCF, Sydria Schaffer, were “The Navigator: Southern New Jersey’s Jewish Abilities Alliance,” an online information resource; “Café Connection—A Memory Café” for people with memory challenges; and “Shabbat Wok,” a community-wide teen Shabbat/Havdalah experience. Also slated to receive funding are “The Forum,” an evening of learning, being funded by “shark” Alan Blumenfeld; Aleph Home Care in Burlington County, which will receive funding from the Jewish Federation; and an additional “audience selection” which the Jewish Federation will help with a crowdfunding effort.

Master of Ceremonies Aaron Krause (second from left), the daddy of Scrub Daddy and the most successful participant on ABC’s Shark Tank, with some of the winners from The Jewish Federation’s Community Shark Tank. The event, held at the Jewish Community Campus on Sunday, featured the 10 finalists in the competition designed to foster innovation and collaboration in the community. It follows up on the community needs learned through the recent POP Study. The winners, chosen by local business and philanthropic “sharks” Alan Blumenfeld, Sid Brown, Emily Gottschalk, Joanna Greenfield, Judy Love, Stan Middleman, Robert Pick, and representing JCF, Sydria Schaffer, were “The Navigator: Southern New Jersey’s Jewish Abilities Alliance,” an online information resource; “Café Connection—A Memory Café” for people with memory challenges; and “Shabbat Wok,” a community-wide teen Shabbat/Havdalah experience. Also slated to receive funding are “The Forum,” an evening of learning, being funded by “shark” Alan Blumenfeld; Aleph Home Care in Burlington County, which will receive funding from the Jewish Federation; and an additional “audience selection” which the Jewish Federation will help with a crowdfunding effort.

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