Celebrate with our community at the Jewish Federation Annual Meeting – Jewish Community Voice

Posted By on May 18, 2022

Jewish tradition teaches us that being part of a kehillaha communityrequires thoughtful responsibilities and actions.

All Jews are responsible for one another (Babylonian Talmud, Shevuot 39a).

The wicked son [at the Passover Seder is so designated because he] excludes himself from the community (Mekhilta commenting on Exodus 13:8).

If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? (Pirkei Avot 1:14).

To live Jewishly includes being with other members of the Jewish community. Helping to make a minyan so that mourners kaddish and other prayers may be recited; celebrating life cycle ceremonies; observing holidays; and studying Jewish texts and traditions require us to be with each other. One of the positives of the horrible impact of the pandemic is how Jewish organizations learned to quickly onboard new (at least to many of us) technology which allowed us to be together virtually. We adapted to be able to show up for those who needed us for a shiva minyan, a Pesah Seder, for Shabbat services and in so many other ways.

We need each other to live Jewishly. We have a responsibility to take care of each other, to celebrate together, to mourn together and to enjoy life together.

Community building happens when we all opt in to make decisions for the wellbeing not just of ourselves or our loved ones, but for all members of the community. Our Jewish Federation is honored to work with all of the Jewish organizations throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties to help build and support our Jewish community. Our communitys incredibly successful LIFE & LEGACY efforts are a great example of how we have all worked together to ensure the financial viability of our Jewish organizations for generations to come. We are proud of the fact that our communitys efforts were recognized as one of the top performing communities of the Harold Grinspoon Foundations (HGF) national LIFE & LEGACY program. The Legacy program provides Jewish Federation with the resources and tools to bridge gaps among community institutions, strengthen our culture of philanthropy, and make after-lifetime giving normative behavior.

We have much to be proud of, and the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation invite you to come celebrate with us at our Annual Meeting and LIFE & LEGACY Year 4 Celebration on Wednesday, June 15, 6 p.m., at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC. Join us as we celebrate the great work the Jewish Federation is doing at home and around the world; to honor our 2022 award recipients; Year 4 of LIFE & LEGACY and our communitys 267 Legacy Society donors; and to honor Rebecca Taylor for 17 years of service to the Jewish Federation.

The Jewish Federation is pleased to honor individuals and organizations being presented with the following awards at our Annual Meeting:

Harry Cassman Award Eric Share, immediate past president of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC and Board member of the Jewish Federation and Seashore Gardens.

Jack I. Fox Leadership AwardMary Sluzenski, finance director, Jewish Federation.

One Jewish Community: Beron Jewish Older Adult Services of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Inc.

Young Leadership Award: David Kratchman, co-chair of NextGenAC and Jewish Federation Board member.

We will have plentiful kosher hors doeuvres, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, as we celebrate our kehillahour sacred community.

Our celebration is free to attend, but pre-registration is required for attendance. If you have not done so already, please take a moment to confirm your attendance by registering via jfedannual.eventbrite.com.

Please reach out to Rachel Waldman, assistant director, at rachel@jewishbytheshore.org or (609) 822-4404, ext. 145, or me roberta@jewishbytheshore.org or (609) 822-4404, ext. 150, with any questions you have about the Jewish Federations Annual Meeting.

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