From the Desk of the Federation President: In appreciation

It’s at times like this, when things seem difficult, that good people step up to the proverbial plate. I am so proud of our community: you met the challenge of our anonymous donor and we matched $10,000 to support the work of our Jewish Federation. 

More important than meeting the goal is the way everyone has reached out to “touch someone” whether by phone, e-mail, snail mail, or Zoom: our community has asked how others were doing, has provided assistance either through their own efforts or by reaching out to others, including through Jewish Family Service. Thank you. 

I know that the temples/synagogues/Chabad/Federation have made calls or offered assistance to check that needs are being met, even if that need is just a chance to chat. We’ve reached out to others who have unfortunately lost a loved one during these difficult times, and celebrated in one way or another with those who’ve had celebrations.

These are the definitions of community. I am so proud to be part of our community and to be president of the Federation. Thank you doesn’t seem to be enough, but it’s all I can say to all of you.