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Good morning. I hope everyone had a meaningful Memorial Day this past Monday.

On Tuesday, Federation held a Create A Jewish Legacy dinner and training session for our CJL partners and teams. Our CONNECT:Young Adult Network also coordinated an evening program with Rabbi Dr. Smuly Yanklowitz on the topic of, " Jewish Social Justice In Our Times ." Special thanks to JCRC Co-Chair, Jenn Steinberg, for coordinating this interactive discussion.

Community Shlicha , Daniella Buchshtaber discussed Israeli politics and pluralism at Temple Beth El on Thursday evening. As Israel is set to hold new elections in September, the conversation was lively and engaging.

A reminder to please join us for Federation's 84th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 6th at 7:00pm in the Siegel JCC auditorium. We will install incoming President Richard A. Levine and our new Board of Directors, we will recognize Steven J. Rothschild Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Robin Kauffman Saran, and our Andrea Dobkin Rogosin Levine Woman of Valor recipient, Hedy Mintz. John Elzufon will also be honored for his years of service as chair of the Jewish Community Relations Committee.

We Grow Stronger TOGETHER.

Shabbat Shalom ,
Seth J. Katzen
Chief Executive Officer
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Upcoming Federation Events
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. We will also honor Robin Kauffman Saran with the Steven J. Rothschild Volunteer of the Year Award and Hedy Mintz with the Andrea Dobkin Rogosin Levine Woman of Valor Award. 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
Parsha and Pizza

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

Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth and Congregation Beth Shalom invite 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. Admission at the door: adults, $12; children under 12, $5. For information call 302-475-8351.
27th Annual Siegel JCC Sports Classic

JUNE 3RD
Wilmington Country Club

Our annual tournament brings together Delaware’s top business, professional, and community leaders for a day of golf, tennis, and pickleball, as well as networking, community building, and fun. The Sports Classic is the primary fundraiser for the Siegel JCC. The event enables the JCC to offer programs for our youth and elderly that would not otherwise have been possible. To register, CLICK HERE . For more information, contact Anna Saul at AnnaSaul@Siegeljcc.org or call (302)478-5660.
Art Space

JUNE 4TH 5 - 7 PM
Siegel JCC Main Lobby

Join us for a reception to meet the artists that will be featured in ArtSpace through the end of August. In the ArtSpace: The Loper Legacy: Paintings by Artists Influenced by Ed Loper, Sr. In the Showcase: Sculpture and Photography by the Kavanagh Sisters. Wine and refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public! Please stay for the Siegel JCC Annual Meeting immediately following the reception. For more information, contact Katie Glazier at KatieGlazier@SiegelJCC.org or call (302)478-5660.
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 .
JFS Memory Cafe

JUNE 5TH AT 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Congregation Beth Emeth

A social gathering for people experiencing memory changes and their caregivers. Open to ALL. For more information or to RSVP, contact Karen Commeret at (302)478-9411 or Kcommeret@jfsdelaware.org . If you're interested in volunteering with the Memory Cafe, contact Joyce Griffith at (302)478-9411 or jgriffith@jfsdelaware.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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