2017-01-04 / Columns

Make this year a special one during Super Sunday and Super Week

FEDERATION 411
JENNIFER DUBROW WEISS
Jewish Federation CEO

Now that the holidays are behind us and the calendar has changed, it’s time to kick off 2017 right, and that means Super Sunday!

For those of you who don’t already know, Super Sunday is the Federation’s largest fundraising event. It brings all of our agencies, departments, and supporting organizations together with the goal of raising the necessary dollars we need in order to care for those in need, enhance Jewish life, and ensure the continuity of a vibrant Jewish community here, in Israel, and around the world.

Last year, Super Sunday raised over $1-million dollars, but I know our community can do even better this time around. That is why we need YOU and YOUR support. You can support Jewish South Jersey by MAKING the call as one of our volunteers on Super Sunday or during Super Week.

Don’t have time? Then, simply TAKE the call and pledge your support to this incredible family of hard-working individuals who impact this community on a daily basis. You can also help out by sponsoring this event and letting everyone know that you believe in the cause.

Everything we do here at the Jewish Federation and through our family of agencies boils down to five areas of impact—older adults, special needs, family and youth, Israel and overseas, and community engagement. Ninety cents of every dollar raised for our annual JFund campaign goes directly to the programming for each of these areas of impact— and touch individual lives in an important way.

We’re changing things up this year with a special Super Sunday kick-off event for our leadership on January 22. Kicking off the kick-off event is Rabbi Dan Smokler, Hillel International’ s chief innovation officer, and one of the amazing speakers we saw at this year’s GA in November. Then, leadership will have the opportunity to make the call and jumpstart this year’s Super Sunday campaign! Super Sunday itself is on January 29 and Super Week runs through February 2.

Since we know that not everyone answers their phone or has the time to chat, some of you might even see a text message from Jewish Federation to confirm your decision to continue supporting our Jewish South Jersey community with a pledge to JFund.

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor M. Rosenblatt Roofing Company, and to the Marvin Samson Foundation for its challenge grant! The Samson Foundation will match any new or increased pledge, doubling the impact of those gifts.

Registration is now open to volunteer for Super Sunday/Week! Phones are where we need volunteers the most. Just one call can feed a family. Connect generations. Take a stand for peace and harmony. Just one call can change a life. I invite you to come out and support Jewish Federation and our family of agencies and make the call on Super Sunday/Week.

Visit jewishsouthjersey.org/supersunday or call (856) 751- 9500, ext. 1117 to learn more.

jweiss@jfedsnj.org

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