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On Wednesday evening, Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth organized a special virtual program, New Castle County's Response to the Coronavirus & Plan for a Vaccine Rollout that featured NCC Executive Matt Meyer. More than 300 members of the community were in attendance to get critical updates and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Immediately following the program, another virtual program was coordinated by the Delaware Council of Faith-based Partnerships who organized a Unity Service of Song & Prayer offering spiritual healing to the community after a day of such civil unrest. Members of the Delaware Rabbis and Cantors (DERECH) participated in this important program.

Last night Federation's Executive Committee met under the leadership of Board Chair, Richard Levine. Having their ongoing support is a vivid reminder that We Grow Stronger TOGETHER.

Shabbat Shalom,

Seth J. Katzen
President & CEO
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upcoming federation events
Bringing Israel Home
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13TH AT 8 PM
ONLINE

"Bringing Israel Home", a new digital series with a live-at-home cooking and Q&A component featuring 5-time James Beard award-winning chef/co-owner of Zahav, Michael Solomonov. It premieres Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00 pm EST and airs weekly on Wednesday nights at 8:00 p.m. through April 28th (free to watch). At the start of each episode, Solomonov visits with his friends and prominent Israelis, who share their awe-inspiring take on Israeli food culture. Then, live in his home kitchen, Solomonov cooks a mix of new and signature dishes that are centered on the gastronomic subject of the episode. 
T'B'Shvat Take Home Kit & Zoom
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH AT 11 AM
ONLINE

Celebrate the New Year of the Trees with Albert Einstein Academy and PJ Library. Bag pick up will be the week of January 17th. Zoom activity to be held on Sunday, January 24th at 11 am. To Register for your take home kit and for Zoom login information please email Philippa Miller at Philippa@shalomdel.org.
Virtual Super Sunday
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31ST AT 10 AM
Zoom Event

Join us for the first ever VIRTUAL Super Sunday! Support your Jewish Community by making your 2021 Annual Campaign pledge! Volunteer to call donors to thank them for their previous support for our Jewish Community. Volunteers may also write Thank You Cards. PJ Library will host special Silly Joe Concert at 11 AM – 11:45 AM. DERECH will hold a Community Unity Program from 1 PM – 1:45 PM. To volunteer, contact Nicole@shalomdel.org.
Super Sunday Silly Joe Concert
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31ST AT 11 AM
Zoom Event

PJ Library will host special Silly Joe Concert at 11 AM – 11:45 AM. DERECH will hold a Community Unity Program from 1 PM – 1:45 PM. For more information, contact Philippa Miller at Philippa@shalomdel.org.
Virtual Mission To Washington
MONDAY, FEB 1ST - TUESDAY, FEB 2ND
Online

The first-ever Virtual Mission to Washington is an opportunity for communities across the United States to join together virtually with political leaders and policymakers from both sides of the aisle, to advocate for the future of the Jewish community. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and advocate for laws that fight antisemitism, ensure a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and provide government resources to keep Jewish institutions flourishing.
Jscreen Jewish Genetic Testing
WEDNESDAY, FEB 3RD AT 7 PM
Via Zoom
Its more than just Tay-Sachs! Join us for a conversation with JScreen that debunks the myths around genetic testing and provides families with vital information that can help keep our next generation healthy. JScreen is a national non-profit public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. **This conversation is for all ages, all religious backgrounds (sefardic, ashekani, and not Jewish), and all stages of life (pre or post kids). For more information, contact Philippa Miller at Philippa@shalomdel.org.
upcoming community events
Community Game Night and Hot Drink Social
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH, 2021 AT 7 PM  
ZOOM Event
Join Delaware synagogues statewide for an evening of fun...trivia, bingo and more. RSVPs by January 5, 2021 can be made to representatives from each of the participating synagogues: Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth, Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Beth Sholom of Dover, Seaside Jewish Community, and Temple Beth El. The event zoom link and hot drink recipes will be sent out via email before the event. Click here for details and RSVP contacts. 
TUESDAY, JANUARY 12TH AT 8:30 AM  
ONLINE
FREE to attend. JFS' own Dr. Maria D'Souza, Medical Director for JFS COMPASS, is one of many esteemed guest lecturers for this virtual event, speaking about Alzheimer's and stigma. Please consider tuning in! Contact: Kristina Prendergast at kprendergast@alz.org. 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 16TH AT 5:45 PM, 7:30 PM OR 9:15 PM 
Via ZOOM
Our annual fall fundraiser is going virtual! Join us for a fun night of trivia for adults over Zoom. The theme of Quiz Bash is: Believe There is Good in the World / Be The Good. All event proceeds will go towards COVID relief for the J – supporting safety, wellness, education, food security, and more. Choose the time option that works best for you, and play as a household team! For more info, contact annasaul@sieglejcc.org.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19TH AT 3:30 PM  
Via ZOOM
Caring for a loved one with dementia? Meet the JFS COMPASS team to learn more about the program, common caregiver stressors & risks, and other JFS services and resources available to you. Additional upcoming dates: February 16 and March 23. Contact: Kate Gruber at kgruber@jfsdelaware.org or 302-478-9411.
One Book One Community: Georgia Hunter
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2021 AT 7 PM  
ZOOM Event
Georgia Hunter will speak on her book "We Were the Lucky Ones". New York Times Best-Seller Author, Georgia Hunter, at age 15, learned she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. She will share what the decade-long journey of unearthing and recording her family history entailed and how it influenced her book. "WE Were the Lucky Ones", has been translated into 13 languages and received numerous awards. For more information, contact Gary Harad at g27harad@hotmail.com.
Lead by Rabbi Jeremy Winaker, this series will explore one of the most pressing issues facing the Jewish world today - how we move from being a people with no home to one with two permanent homes. This program is free of charge. Donations are encouraged. Register by completing the form on event's website. For more information, contact Bryan Abramson at babramson@cbswilmde.org.
WEDNESDAYS AT 5 PM
ONLINE
FREE to attend. This support group for teens ages 14-17 provides an opportunity for participants to process recent changes and stressors with their friends and peers. Now a joint group for ALL teens (regardless of gender identity). Contact Susan at snakaweesa@jfsdelaware.org for more information or to get the secure ZOOM access link.
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 Vice President,
Financial Resource Development
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.

Click here to learn more about
Creating A Jewish Legacy.

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