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Yizkor, Remember: A Message From Our President & CEO

Yizkor... Remember...

This High Holiday season has been especially poignant for me as it also coincided with the 20th anniversary of 9/11. I remember I was teaching an international group of consultants in Paris, France, when information and photos of the first tower being struck by an airl…

Achrayut, Taking Responsibility: A Message From Our President & CEO

Achrayut… Responsibility…

I decided to write about the middah of taking responsibility this week after reading and listening to reports on the rise in the number of cases of the Delta variant. This news has been, and continues to be, alarming and frightening. I began pondering on my res…

Sasone, the program for children with special needs, hires new director

Sasone, a community-wide program that provides support for Jewish children with special needs, has named a new director. Lindsey Lipsky has taken over the role from Perry Hilvitz, who served in the position for 13 years.

Sasone, which is the Hebrew word for “joy,” was founded in 1995 …

Another successful allocations year!

The local allocations process is an intensive, deep dive into our local programs that are requesting financial support from the Federation. The financial contributions made to the annual campaign support this venture. We contemplate local allocations once a year to support all the impactful …

Bitachon, Trust, Confidence & Security: A Message From Our President & CEO

As the world has opened up, I find myself thinking about trust – Who can I trust? What information should I listen to? Am I safe to go outside without a mask? Can I safely be in large groups? Can I trust that others are taking safety precautions? I am sure you’re wondering the same thing…