Monthly Community News from 
the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary
February 2019
Registration Open for Camp JCC!

Is your child ready for their best summer ever? Then Camp J is the place for them. We are celebrating our 25th summer with 9 weeks that will be filled with friendship, fun and adventure. 

Be sure to check out our Last Blast specialty camps on August 12-16 and our  Sayarim Aleph  (rising 5th-6th) and  Sayarim Bet  (rising 7th-9th) travel schedules. 

The Raleigh-Cary JCC strives to create an atmosphere of support 
and community engagement at all of our programs. More information about the JCC and upcoming programs can be found at
Chagall Society of NC

Visual Artists Happy Hour

Calling all Jewish visual artists in Wake County! Join us at our inaugural event for the Chagall Society of North Carolina. Our mission is to provide a space where Jewish artists can support each other as they create their work.

February 21st
The Outpost
306 E. Hargett St., Raleigh

Mingle at a happy hour with fellow creative Jews and learn more about this new opportunity to combine your heritage and the visual arts.  

What counts as a visual art? Painting, sculpting, mixed media, fiber and textile arts, woodworking, metalwork, jewelry-making . . . and many things we haven't thought of yet!

[Are you in music, theatre, or dance? Stay tuned for information about future events!]

This event is open to people who create art--whether you are doing it as your day job, or as a passionate hobby. This event is FREE to attend (snacks provided, alcohol and soft drinks available for purchase), but please register by clicking the button below to provide us with a headcount.
Interested in learning more? Contact Jorie Slodki or Laura Sokol-Meade !
Jewish Real Estate Professionals
Division Networking Event

The Jewish Real Estate Professionals Division (JREP) is a new affinity group of the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary. The mission of JREP is to strengthen relationships among Jewish real estate professionals and advocate for the Jewish community by bringing together both commercial and residential real estate professionals in the Triangle Area.

JREP provides networking opportunities through unique professional gatherings, educational and philanthropic activities, and social events while deepening our connection and commitment to make a difference in and for our local Jewish community.

Join us for our first networking event!

Tuesday, March 7th
The Overture
4408 Marriott Drive, Raleigh

Snacks and adult beverages will be provided. Remember to bring plenty of business cards for networking!

To receive an EVITE invitation to the event, please e-mail  Laura Sokol-Meade  at 
Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services has been providing compassionate and affordable professional social services to our Jewish community for over 30 years. As our community grows, its needs change. JFS is committed to meeting those changing needs, continuing its commitment to serve all who need support in a Jewish context.
We need your help in learning about the current needs of our community members. Please complete the 2019 JFS Community Needs Survey and help us better serve our Jewish community.
Canned Food Drive

J oin Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services, along with many other Triangle organizations, in this annual interfaith food drive, sponsored by The Light House Project and benefiting Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
February 1 through March 2, 2019
For more information,
and food drive drop off locations,
click HERE
JFRC Marketing & Communications Manager
Full-time, Salaried

The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary is seeking a full-time Marketing & Communications Manager.  This person is responsible for supporting marketing and communications efforts in storytelling, audience outreach, and brand management.

For the complete job description and qualifications, click HERE
JFS Program Coordinator
Part-time (15 - 20 hours/week)

JFS is seeking a part-time program development professional. Reporting to the Director of Clinical & Social Services, the JFS Program Coordinator is responsible for initiating, planning, and implementing social and human services programs appropriate to a wide demographic range of community members. 

For the complete job description and qualifications, click HERE
PJ Library®  program provides a free gift of a high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish book or CD mailed to the home every month. 

PJ Library was brought to Wake County with generous funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and our  PJ Library Benefactor Circle.

-Susan and Steven Reinhard
-Jane Pinsky and Richard Adelman, in memory of Ellen Adelman 
-Stacy and Craig Becher 
-Sarah Fuerst, in memory of Bob Fuerst
-Ann and George Tosky
-Carole Guld
-The Jewish Federation Lions of Judah

Want to be a part of PJ Library? Want to get the PJ Newsletter?  Sign up here . 'Like' our  PJ Library Facebook  page to get news of PJ Library programs in the community. Interested in becoming a member of the PJ Library Benefactor Circle?  Contact Tina Schultz
Israel Interest Survey

The Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary and Voice4Israel NC are interested in hearing your thoughts as they plan upcoming Israel programs. To voice your opinions, take their survey by clicking the button below.
NCMA presents

I ♥ Purim: Saturday Night Fever

Get your groove on and practice the hustle, because we’re celebrating Purim circa the late 1970s and Studio 54. Slide into those platform shoes and shimmering satin, slip into that polyester suit and fly collar, and we’ll meet you under the disco ball. (But leave the roller skates at home!)

Saturday, March 16th
North Carolina Museum of Art
West Building

We’ll have music and dancing, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and flip-side cocktails (as in “Catch you on the flip side”). Dress to impress in disco glamorous attire, though costumes are not required.

Proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Fund. For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities call Mary Blake: (919) 664-6807.

$65 per person
$45 Young professional (under age 40)
Proceeds benefit the Judaic Art Fund
2019 Raleigh Women's Seder

Share in ritual, ruach, friendship, and dinner at a special inter-generational Passover seder for women and girls. Explore the Haggadah with an emphasis on the role of women.

Sunday, March 31st
Beth Shalom of Wake County

A traditional Passover dinner will be served.

Final deadline for registration is Sunday, March 10, 2019.
Space is limited!

Sponsored by Temple Beth Or Sisterhood, Beth Meyer Sisterhood, Beth Shalom Sisterhood, Raleigh Hadassah, and Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services.
Congratulations to the honorable Judge Mark Davis! He was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow at the Rotary Club of Raleigh.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Triangle Chicken Soup Cookoff-- Genny Spiliopolous, Susan Aizenkait, Felice Bogus, Liz Taylor, and JFS Director Limor Schwartz!
If you have a bissel news, contact
to be added to the Jews In the News Section of our next newsletter.

Chagall Society
Visual Artists Happy Hour
Thursday, February 21st
The Outpost (306 E. Hargett St, Raleigh)

Jewish Real Estate Professionals
Division Networking Event
Thursday, March 7th
The Overture (4408 Marriott Drive, Raleigh)

I ♥ Purim: Saturday Night Fever
Saturday, March 16th
North Carolina Museum of Art
West Building

Raleigh Women's Seder
Sunday, March 31st
Beth Shalom of Wake County

LGBTQ Mission to Israel
June 6th-13th
Triangle Newcomers

Have you recently moved to Wake County? Is there a new Jewish family on your block? 

Let us know so that we can send information about community resources. 
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Raleigh-Cary Congregation News

Click the links below to see the upcoming events across the community!

Miriam's Tent is now available by mail!

Some of our community members have requested a paper copy of Miriam's Tent be mailed to them as well.  Click here  if you would like to be added to that list. There will be a $36 annual fee. 
No matter your stage in life,
the Federation has a way for you to find your crowd.
To see our calendar of upcoming events, click here: