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May 17, 2019 - 12 Iyar 5779
Light Candles - 7:54 PM
CEO message to the community
Friend!

Good morning.

On Monday evening I attended the Siegel JCC's Create A Jewish Legacy Happy Hour to thank members of the community who have left or intend to leave a legacy gift and secure the future of the Jewish community.

I attended the Jewish Agency for Israel's Ofek Supervisors webinar on Tuesday afternoon along with colleagues from around the country who supervise shlichim . We are very fortunate to have Daniella and Noam in Delaware who connect us to Israel every day. In the evening our Jewish Fund for the Future Board of Trustees met under the leadership of Chair, Jack Blumenfeld. The JFF is the planned giving and endowment arm of the Federation with total managed assets exceeding $27 million.

On Wednesday our Women of Wisdom (WOW) Luncheon attracted more than 120 women to support Federation and hear from Janice Kaplan, author of The Gratitude Diaries . We learned how to live gratefully and when you find gratitude, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Thank you to our co-chairs; Sue Komins, Elisa Komins Morris and Debbie Komins Ross, the WOW Committee and Federation staff, Wendy Berger and Nicole Terranova, for their leadership and support.

Federation in collaboration with our campus beneficiary agencies, the Siegel JCC, Jewish Family Services of Delaware and Albert Einstein Academy, coordinated the first of two Violent Intruder Preparedness & Response (VIPR) Training facilitated by Delaware State Police Detective, Tim Kerstetter. A second training is scheduled on May 21st at 6:00pm in the Siegel JCC auditorium for those who were unable to attend Wednesday's session.

On Thursday morning, Federation's Wendy Berger and Shari Dym attended the Women Give Breakfast that focused on how to achieve social impact. The program was sponsored by Philanthropy Delaware and featured Kat Rosqueta, Executive Director of The Center for High Impact Philanthropy at University of Pennsylvania.

Last night was our final Allocations Committee meeting where we finalized recommendations that will be subsequently made to the Federation Board of Directors on May 22nd. We thank the Committee and Co-Chairs, Russ Silberglied and Mitch Steinberg, for their guidance and counsel throughout this important process.

We Grow Stronger TOGETHER.

Shabbat Shalom ,
Seth J. Katzen
Chief Executive Officer
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Upcoming Federation Events
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING WOW!

PJ Our Way Sharing Is Caring
MAY 19TH 1:15 PM AT DuPont Children's Hospital Lobby & 2:00 PM AT Ronald McDonald House

PJ Our Way FREE Event! Ages 8.5-12 years old. Parents will need to stay at event. 1:15 PM distribute toys to kids at AI. 2:00 PM pack meal kits for families at Ronald McDonald House. RSVP Required. For more information, contact Jamye@shalomdel.org or call (302) 427-2100.
Jewish Social Justice In Our Times
MAY 28TH AT 7 PM
Siegel JCC Kehillah Lounge

Join CONNECT for a free and open program about Jewish Social Justice in our times: Illuminating a path in the darkness with Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz. To RSVP please email Daniella@ShalomDel.org or call (302)427-2100.
JFD 84th Annual Meeting
JUNE 6TH AT 7 PM
Siegel JCC Auditorium

Please join Jewish Federation of Delaware in celebrating 84 years of committed service at our Annual Meeting. The meeting will include the installation of our 2019-2020 Officers and Board of Directors. Wine and dessert reception following the meeting. Cost is FREE to attend but please RSVP by May 31 st at # or call (302)427-2100. For more information contact Wendy@ShalomDel.org
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Trip
JUNE 25TH

Please join us for a day at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Explore the museum and learn about various programs and materials that are available for teachers and students. A member of the Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Committee will attend the trip to provide historical background and provide information. Registration deadline is Friday, May 10, 2019. Open to Delaware and Pennsylvania classroom educators. BONUS: $50 dollar voucher which can be used at the museum bookstore will be provided. For more information, please contact Gina@ShalomDel.org or call (302) 427-2100.
Upcoming Community
Events and Programs
Teen Scavenger Hunt

MAY 18TH FROM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Siegel JCC Main Lobby

Hunt for photo ops and video'd craziness in this wacky scavenger hunt across North Wilmington. Cost: $25/Member, $30/Non-member. For more information, contact Becky Stahl at (302) 478-5660.
Jewish Community Security Seminar

MAY 21ST FROM 6:00-8:00 PM
Siegel JCC Auditorium

Violent intruder preparedness and response training facilitated by Det. Timothy Kerstetter, Delaware State Police Terrorism Liaison Officer and coordinated by Jewish Federation of Delaware, Siegel JCC, Jewish Family Services of Delaware and Albert Einstein Academy.

Training topics include: FBI Active Shooter Study, Bomb Threats & Improvised Explosive Devices, Terror Threats & Hate Crimes, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Enhancing Vigilance and Readiness Levels.

This event is free and open to the community. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Got to tinyurl.com/vipr19 to register. For questions, contact KristinaBeard@siegeljcc.org .
Lag B'Omer Celebration & BBQ

MAY 23RD AT 5:00 PM
Chabad of Delaware

Featuring live music, frisbee, basketball and roasted marshmellows. Admission, bonfire and moonbounce - FREE, Food will be sold. Sponsor for $120. To RSVP go to ChabadDE.com/register .
Summer Pool Party

MAY 31ST AT 5:00 PM
Siegel JCC Auditorium

End the year with a party on the pool deck! Join us in celebration of the beginning of summer with a Pool Party! Kids will enjoy evening swimming in the outdoor pool, music, games, hot dogs, slushies, and more! The Snack Bar will be open with additional snacks available for purchase. To register, click here . For more information, contact Becky Stahl at BeckyStahl@siegeljcc.org or call (302)478-5660.
Parsha and Pizza

Wednesday Evenings 6 PM - 7 PM
1801 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802

Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth and Congregation Beth Shalom invites the community to an interactive parsha discussion with pizza. All are welcome to attend and join our lively discussion! For more information call 302-762-2705 or email office@AKSE.org .  
Musical Celebration of Israel and Jerusalem

JUNE 2ND AT 6:30 PM
Siegel JCC

Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth invites the community to Café Tamar, a musical celebration of Yom Yerushalayim and of the 71 st anniversary of Israel’s independence. Featured performers from throughout the community include violinist Eliezer Gutman, violist Juliana Castillo, pianists Lotus Cheng and Peter Popper, and soloists Cindy Goldstein, Talia Goren, and Noam Gliksman. Enjoy performances by the AKSE dance group, the Albert Einstein Academy Dancers, the AKSE Klezmer Band, and the Tamar Singers. Adult admission is $10 paid in advance by May 30, $12 at the door, and children under 12, $5. For reservations and information call 302-762-2705 or email office@AKSE.org .  
Siegel JCC Annual Meeting

JUNE 4TH AT 7:00 PM
Siegel JCC

You are cordially invited to the Siegel JCC's 85th Annual Meeting. Please join us as we elect our new Board of Directors, reflect on the past year's accomplishments, and honor our award recipients. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to AnnaSaul@SiegelJCC.org .
Jewish Family Services Annual Meeting

JUNE 13TH AT 6:30 PM
Dory Zatuchni Village Garden (JFS Wilmington)

Save the Date! Please join Jewish Family Services of Delaware as we celebrate the valiant and superlative service of our Board Chair, Regina Kerr Alonzo. We are grateful for this opportunity to gather with our community to share successes and updates from this past year, including a sneak peak at our new Play Therapy room! Dinner will be served.
FREE to attend; RSVP by June 3 rd at www.jfsdelaware.org/valor
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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