28 December 2018
JFAR Weekly Update from the Office
What's Happened
Thank you to Lynn Greenberg and her team of volunteers as well as to all those who gave so generously to make JFAR's Christmas at Our House possible. Residents had a delicious meal, musical entertainment (courtesy of Charlie Friedman), and there were Christmas stockings for all the children.
Mazel Tov to our Central Arkansas PJ Library Coordinator Ellyn Polsky and our PJ Bubbes. Ellyn has been invited by our national PJ engagement officer to submit her programming with the Bubbes to PJ Library's 2019 Marketplace for Successful Efforts.
We received a special update from our friends at the Red Mountain Therapeutic Riding Center in Israel about a special visit they had from members of Special in Uniform (see the photo above) , an innovative program that integrates youth with disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Click here to read more about our project with Red Mountain and how you can help.
In case you missed it, JFAR's Bridging Worlds: The 15th Annual Jane B. Mendel Tikkun Olam Awards event with Grand Honoree Capi Peck was featured last weekend in the High Profile section of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Read the article here.
What's Happening
JFAR's Executive Director Search Committee will begin full consideration of applications in January. You can download the job description here.
If you know a PJ Library or PJ Our Way family or you are a PJ family, you are warmly invited to join Ellyn and the Bubbes for a Pajama Dinner Party on Saturday evening, January 5th, at Congregation Agudath Achim, including a reading of an original story by PJ Bubbe Madelon Scallet.
JFAR's Caregiving and Aging Committee meets soon to continue work on the Friendly Visitor program (volunteers who attended the December training will be paired up soon with people to visit/help) and discuss how the program should prepare for the Executive Director transition.
Join us for Coffee, Cake, and Conversation on Tuesday, January 8th, at 11:30 am at Congregation B'nai Israel for a presentation by Jewish community member Eleanor Wolff on "George Wollf and the Holocaust." Sponsored by Congregation B'nai Israel and JFAR.
What's Going to Happen
Larger than Life Monthly Class for Women , Chabad of Northwest Arkansas
January 17th-19th: Nadav Eylon visits Central Arkansas from Israel. More information to follow.
David Bauman Bar Mitzvah , Congregation B'nai Israel