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CEO message to the community


Friend!

Good morning. This past Sunday morning, Community Shlicha, Daniella Buchshtaber and UD Hillel Israel Fellow, Noam Gliksman, visited the Seaside Jewish Community Hebrew School in Rehoboth Beach. I also gave a presentation on Sunday morning to Congregation Beth Emeth's 7th Grade Hebrew School about Federation and philanthropy.

On Monday morning our JCRC leadership met with Senator Chris Coons as part of our ongoing relationship-building efforts. We sincerely appreciate the Senator's continued support of our advocacy efforts as well as his unwavering support of Israel.

Daniella Buchshtaber and I were virtually introduced to our new Partnership2Gether Coordinator, Reut Bendet didi on Tuesday. Reut will be assisting Delaware in continuing our 20+ year relationship with Arad. In the evening Federation in collaboration with the Siegel JCC brought national recording artist, Distant Cousins, to Delaware as part of their mini-East Coast Tour. More than 75 attendees enjoyed the band's folk/pop music in a wonderful setting at Wilmington Brew Works. Special thanks to the Danielle Rose Paikin Foundation for their generous support in making this vision become a reality.

I hope to see many of you this evening at Chabad of Delaware to celebrate Shabbat and learn from guest speaker, Ari Sacher, who was born in Wilmington and was the primary engineer for the Israeli Iron Dome Missile Defense system. You can also learn from Tova Sacher, Midrashic scholar and Doctoral Fellow at Haifa University, at Chabad of Delaware on Saturday at 12:30pm.

Please also be reminded of our next program in collaboration with Hagley on Thursday, March 7th at 7pm for an Author Talk with Hasia Diner, author of " Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World" , from Sears Executive to Passionate Philanthropist.

We Grow Stronger TOGETHER.

Shabbat Shalom ,
Seth J. Katzen
Chief Executive Officer
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Upcoming Federation Events

ROCKY THE MOVIE
MARCH 10TH at 4 PM
Siegel JCC Auditorium • $10/person
Presented by Jewish Federation of Delaware Jewish Teen Philanthropy Initiative. Popcorn and snacks provided. More Information: Shari@shalomdel.org or (302)427-2100

LAUREN BELFER
MARCH 10TH at 7 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom • Free

The book will be available for purchase with an opportunity to have it signed. The presentation will be followed by a dessert reception.Presented by the Rabbi Jacob Kraft Educational Foundation of Congregation Beth Shalom More Information: Gary Harad at g27harad@hotmail.com or (302)547-5665

Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival
MARCH 13TH-17th

Jewish Federation of Delaware will once again be the Premiere Sponsor of the 2019 Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival. Click here to view trailers of the twelve films that will be screened during the festival.

RBJFF Federation Encore! Series
MARCH 31st-APRIL 2nd
We are also pleased to be collaborating with the Rehoboth Beach Film Society to present the Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival Federation Encore! Series from March 31st-April 2nd, screening three films in New Castle County.
Stay tuned for more details...

PJOW HAMATASCHEN WARS
MARCH 17th
University of Delaware Hillel

Come join us for an afternoon learning about working in the hospitality/food industry, having a friendly game of Hamantaschen Wars with your PJOW friends and get an introduction to Hillel while we are there!

WOMEN IN ISRAEL
APRIL 9TH at 8:30 AM
JFD Boardroom

Idith is a practicing Attorney who focuses on Mediation and Women's Right. Bagels and coffee will be served. This even is FREE and OPEN to the public.

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS EVENT
APRIL 15TH AT 8 AM
Siegel JCC Auditorium • $18/person by April 1, $25/after

A great opportunity to network with professionals engaged as philanthropists and leaders in our community. Continental breakfast provided. More Information: Wendy Berger at Wendy@shalomdel.org or (302)427-2100
Upcoming Community
Events and Programs
Hagley Author Talks

MARCH 7th at 7 PM
Hagley Soda House Auditorium
Adult Swim Classes

Siegel JCC
Youth Swim Classes

Siegel JCC
The Great Hamantash Bake

MARCH 10th at 12:45 PM
Chabad of Delaware

$10/child. $54/Sponsor.
MUSIC CONCERT

MARCH 31ST at 3:00 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom

Concert is free and open to the public. Please register by calling (302)654-4462. Sponsorship's available for $90 and $180.
FILM SCREENING: BEN GURION, EPILOGUE

APRIL 14TH at 3:00 PM
Siegel JCC Auditorium

"A Taste of Israel" Reception at 3:00 PM, Program at 4:00 PM. To watch the trailer online click here . RSVP by April 10th to the AABGU Office (215)884-4510 or Dana Warwick  (302)427-2100
Today, Tomorrow, and TOGETHER
Federation Strengthens Community
TODAY... 
The Annual Campaign

  • Addresses the most pressing needs
  • Feeds the hungry
  • Helps the unemployed
  • Supports families with special needs
  • Funds Jewish education


Wendy Berger
Senior Philanthropy Director 302.427.2100 or  Wendy@ShalomDel.org.
TOMORROW...
Create A Jewish Legacy

  • A legacy allows individuals and families to support the Jewish causes they care so deeply about.
  • An endowment ensures that tomorrow's needs will be met through perpetual funding.

To learn more about
Creating A Jewish Legacy.

Shari Dym
CJL Program Manager
302.427.2100 or  Shari@ShalomDel.org.
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