11 January 2019
JFAR Weekly Update from the Office
What's Happened
Thanks to Central AR PJ Library Administrator Ellyn Polsky and the PJ Bubbes for a fabulous Havdalah program last week with 19 PJ kids + families in attendance.
JFAR's Campaign Committee is getting ready for the 2019 annual campaign. Thank you to Annabelle Imber Tuck for chairing the campaign again this year and to Silvana Berlinski and Ellyn Polsky for serving as co-chairs.
JFAR's Executive Director Search Committee has narrowed down a group of finalists with whom they will hold video interviews over the next few weeks.
JFAR's Caregiving and Aging Committee met last week. Kelsey provided an update on her work; the committee reviewed Friendly Visitor assignments and welcomed a new committee member, social worker Lucy Towbin.
What's Happening
JFAR's Board meets on Monday. Board members may RSVP here for the meeting.
JFAR's monthly Caregiver Support Group meets on Monday. Contact Kelsey if you wish to attend.
Nadav Eylon, Chief Security Officer for the Central Arava Regional Council in Israel visits Central Arkansas next week. You are all i nvited to a reception with Nadav on Thursday evening, hosted by Anne and Larry Miller. Nadav will spend Shabbat at Congregation House of Israel in Hot Springs.
Do you know any Arkansas Jewish community members affected by the government shutdown? Are you yourself affected? JFAR is there to help with any difficulties during this time. For anything from financial assistance to a hot meal and a cup of coffee, please contact Kelsey.
What's Going to Happen
David Bauman Bar Mitzvah , Congregation B'nai Israel
Sisterhood Tu'Bishvat, Congregation Agudath Achim