“Many reasons to give and lots of ways to see your charitable contributions in action” As the 2021 calendar year draws to a close, with Chanukah behind us and with a winter of “unknowns” fast approaching, now is the time to gather with friends and community members to support the extraordinary Jewish community we love and call home.
There are many reasons that exist to support the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania. On any given day, one need only sit for a while in the Lantz Lounge in the Friedman Jewish Community Center to see the faces of those whose lives are richer, better, and more complete because of the work that takes place on our Weinberg campus.
Whether marveling at the young children in our growing Illumination Early Learning Center, or whether it is a group of senior adults sitting at a table enjoying a game of cards or chatting with friends after a Men’s Club meeting, Yiddish Class, or Book Club program or participating in one of Deb Grossman’s exercise class. Sit long enough and you might also see various community leaders race into the JCC for a discussion, breakfast, or conference. These diverse individuals and various activities comprise the fabric of our Jewish community. These folks and others are direct beneficiaries of the work of our Annual Campaign. And they are just the one’s we see.
In a day when anti semitism is on the rise and growing more virulent each day, the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA protects our community with heightened safety measures. There are many reasons to give. We may not even recognize the benefits we receive, living as we do, in a vibrant Jewish community which is backed by your contributions and assistance. There are many reasons to give, and one notably great vehicle for strengthening the community, the JCA’s Annual Fundraising Campaign.
I hope that you will consider answering the call in 2022 with a charitable gift to support the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA’s Annual Campaign.
Gary Bernstein Chief Executive Officer