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Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous 2013!

Flint Jewish Federation--The Smart and Meaningful Way to Give!
In This Issue
Save the Date--Scrambled and Dr. King Dinner
Annual Campaign Appeal
 
Year of Jewish Anniversaries, Flint Michigan
Year of Jewish Anniversaries, Flint Michigan
YEAR OF JEWISH ANNIVERSARIES SLIDE SHOW ON YOUTUBE

Click on the video or copy the link below into your browser to view the Year of Anniversaries Slide Show
"Embracing the Brotherhood of Mankind"--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Dinner
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 6pm
Sarvis Conference Center, 1231 E. Kearsley, Flint, Michigan
Plan to join Executive Director Steven Low and his wife Susan at the Federation's table next month as we honor Dr. King.  Jews played an important role, marching hand in hand with Dr. King and giving up their lives for the civil rights movement.  Tickets are only $30 and are going fast.  Please call Ashley at the Federation office (810) 767-5922 to reserve your place.
 
Scrambled by Beth Kander
January 10, 2013, 7:00 pm, Temple Beth El
5150 Calkins Road, Flint
 
Join us for a dramatic reading of the play Scrambled featuring a cast drawn from our own Sisterhood members.  It is the story of Sara and Neshama.  Sara is wisecracking, single, broke and secular.  Neshama is serious, married, infertile and Orthodox.  Brought together by Sara's Episcopalian roomate each must question what really matters.  Sara must consider donating her eggs and Neshama ponders accepting them.
 
Coffee and dessert will be served following the play.  No charge to attend but donations gratefully accepted.  Information?  Call Char Bruce at (810) 513-5021.
 
Presented by the TBE and CBI Sisterhoods with generous support by the Ravitz Fund and through special arrangement with Steele Spring Theatrical Licensing.
  

JFNA FACT OF THE WEEK

Jewish Federations Engage the Next Generation 

Jewish Federation-supported programs engage college students in Jewish life. According to a recent survey, in 2012, 48 percent of Jewish college students in the United States were involved in Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, an agency partner of Jewish Federations. That number is up significantly from just 34 percent in 2005.

  

How Can I Help?
Become a New Donor
All donations large and small add up to make a difference
  
Increase Your Contribution
Consider increasing your level of support, Step up to join our core of major donors
  
Volunteer Your Time
Serve on our Board or a committee, help with a program, assist with the campaign
  
Create a Legacy
Help ensure the future of our Jewish community
  
Spread the Word
Reach out to your friends and family. Let them know what Federation is all about and encourage them to join in!   
  

 

To donate now call 810 767-5922 or mail your donation to 619 Wallenberg St., Flint Michigan, 48502

 

Donations must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2012 to be tax deductible for the 2012 tax year.

 

We will be closing at 3 pm on December 31st. Credit card donations must be made by 10 am that day in order to be processed in time.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Only 10 Days remain to reach our goal.

The Annual Campaign is at $218,154--Our goal is $280,000.  Please help!

 

The Value and Dignity of Hope

Your donation to Federation reaches into every corner of the global Jewish community in more than 70 countries around the world, as well as locally.  Your gift inspires lifelong Jewish connections, breaks the cycle of poverty and responds to emergencies.

 

$19--a food package including rice, lentils, oil, sugar, coffee and other basics

 

$100--warm coats to get a needy couple through winter

 

$125--one month of medication for a poor Jewish senior

 

$180--an independent living skills workshop for a disabled Israeli

 

$400--lunches, transportation and security for one student for a year in a Kiev school

 

$500--a crib, high chair and stroller for one baby in a needy family in Latin America

 

$600-- a kibbutz based program to help a new immigrant adjust to life in Israel

 

$750--a scholarship to help local youth attend a Jewish camp or youth group conclave

 

$1800--an employment program to help an Israeli woman become independent

 

$2368--an enrichment program for an Ethiopian Israeli child

 

$4450--a year of absortion center services for one new Israeli immigrant

 

$10,000--fund to provide scholarships to local youth to attend Jewish camps, youth group conclaves and Israel programs

  

Please consider an increase of 10% over last year's gift.

 

Tributes and Memorials 

 

FJF General Endowment Fund

        In memory of Fred and Ann Roberts

            Morley Biesman

            Dr. Mel and Wendy Flamenbaum

 

Salimi Senior Fund

        In memory of Nosrat Salimi

            Gary and Carol Hurand

            Marvin Failer

            Jeff and Kim Himelhoch

            Dr. Bill and Ruth Bernard

            Steven and Susan Low