As the Jewish year 5777 comes to a close, I very much look forward to a great one ahead. The year started with political storms and ended with two hurricanes. And as 5778 starts, another hurricane is on its way. Let that be the last one, passing with as little damage as possible. It seems that the winds -- measured in hundred-plus miles per hour -- are a metaphor for all that is fast paced around us. I plan (and hope everyone else will as well) for a few days (heck even hours), as we welcome the new year, to slow down a bit, reflect, enjoy, and celebrate all that is great around us. Friends, family, tradition, and food.
Yes, there has to be food. As a Jewish Federation we made a difference in the world last year and we will continue to do the same in the coming year. I want to thank all of you because it is your support and commitment that makes it possible for us to be there for those in need -- locally and worldwide. In the coming weeks we will officially kick off our annual campaign and continue with programs and opportunities for the community. On October 27th we will have a lunchtime event (yes, it is on a Friday -- no mistake) to launch the 2017-18 campaign when we host our guest from Beit Singer... [Continue reading>>>