From the CEO

Gregorian Calendar

Rosh Hashana is never early nor late, but falls every year on the first and second of Tishrei on the Hebrew calendar. Having said that, most of us in the United States are bound to the Gregorian calendar and the first day of Rosh Hashana 2021 will fall on September 7, the day after Labor Day…

These are the Days

To paraphrase the Mary Hopkins 1968 hit—These are the days my friends.
 
During the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot, while we are busy counting the Omer, several special days pop up and, as always, Jewish Federation is here to promote their commemoration or celebration.
 
Th…

Holiday Greetings - Happy Passover!

My Rosh Hashanah machzor (prayer book) spells out the following at the conclusion of the evening prayer service: “After the services it is customary to greet friends with the following greeting: L’Shana tova…” A greetings cheat sheet – I love it.

Judaism offers many greeting oppor…

Super Sunday – Part II – The Thank You Edition

Thank you!

We just enjoyed the best Super Sunday in years.

- More people picked up their phones and responded “yes” than in the past several years.

- We raised more funds than in several previous years.

- More people increased their gifts this year over the previous year.

- Perhaps …

Super Sunday

For a long time, Jewish Federations were known almost exclusively as fundraising organizations. In fact, Federations’ fundraising prowess is the butt of several jokes to include the infamous punchline, “Don’t worry, they’ll find us. We haven’t made our UJA pledge yet this year.” …