Monthly Community News from 
the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary
May 2019
NC Hillel @ NC State
The Growth of the Wolfpack
JFS Friends Appeal 2019
PJ Library Raleigh-Cary Receives
National Recognition
PJ Library Raleigh-Cary currently has 594 subscriptions, and has mailed out over 8500 books to date.
The PJ Library International conference was at the beginning of April. It was a wonderful few days of professional development and networking. Based on the success of Raleigh-Cary's PJ Library program, Program Manager Tina Schultz was invited by PJ National to write up two pieces to be included in the Engagement Marketplace at the PJ Library International Conference. The Engagement Marketplace is resource center for PJ Program Professionals to use to gain ideas on how to grow and/or manage their communities. Her articles were “Out of the Woodwork: Reaching New Families” and “Filling the Gaps: Creating Shabbat and Holiday Programming to Build Community.”
In mid-April, PJ Library Raleigh-Cary hosted its first Story Walk at their “Last Chametz Hurrah” Passover breakfast. The Story Walk was based on the PJ Library game “The River Ride” and brought families a hands-on, multi-sensory experience about the Passover story. They had 14 families sign up, and everyone had a great time walking through the story, tasting different types of maror, making artwork with radishes and parsley, and designing aluminum foil rafts to float Baby Moses (pennies) down the river. Everyone had a great time!
Committee Members Wanted
The purpose of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is to define and advance the values, interests, and priorities of the organized Jewish community of the Capitol Region of North Carolina in the public square.

To achieve our shared values effectively, JCRC and the Greater Raleigh Jewish community work toward a strong infrastructure of community relations, articulated through building our community's connection and commitment to civil society, developing the next generation of Jewish leaders, weaving a strong network of Jewish organizations, and investing in deep ties with those serving as elected officials and staff of the local, county, state and federal offices.

The Council is actively seeking new committee members for the following sub-committees:
  • Government Affairs
  • Education/Schools
  • Holocaust Awareness
  • Israel Engagement
  • College Relations

Each will be represented on our new Council’s Board. A Council meeting is being scheduled before the end of May. If you have an interest in getting involved, please contact the JCRC Chair, Eugene Barlaz, at .  
Aquatic Membership Special!

First time members can contact Leslie at the JCC or visit today to get a “POOL ONLY” Aquatics Membership for $250. This special is running for the month of May only. Don’t miss your chance to have a fun summer at the pool.
Thank You, Amy Bush!

We would like to thank Keller Williams Commercial Raleigh/ Amy Bush for becoming our first Restaurateur Sponsor for Federation Feeds! To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE .
Jewish Federations of
North America (JFNA) News

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sends a letter thanking Diaspora Jews for their contributions to Israeli society; read letter here . Pittsburgh's Federation President and CEO will represent the Diaspora at Israel’s Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. The head of Federations’ Secure Community Network (SCN) says organizations should take a “holistic approach” to security, strengthening themselves physically, mentally and spiritually.

Mazel tov to Maimonides Society Chair Mike Ross and his wife, Elizabeth, on the marriage of their daughter Emily to Michael Mims. We wish them a lifetime of health and happiness!
Kol ha'kavod to Federation Grants Manager Jorie Slodki! Her production of the short play "The (Dog) Park" won the Best Production Award in the Cary Playwrights Forum Radio Play Contest! To listen to the play, CLICK HERE.

Do you know about a recent wedding, engagement, birth, or professional accomplishment that needs to be shared? To share your news, CLICK HERE .
Upcoming Events
Cardozo Society Luncheon
Wednesday, May 15th
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe/
Raleigh Brewery
505 W. Jones Street, Raleigh

Topic: "The Regulation of Industrial Hemp"

Jewish Realtors Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, May 28th
Player's Retreat
105 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

Topic: Wake County Economic Development

Chagall Society Musician
Happy Hour & Jam Session
Thursday, May 30th
300 S. McDowell St., Raleigh

Table Tennis Tournament Fundraiser
Sunday, June 2nd
Triangle Table Tennis
2900 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 200

Federation Feeds
Sunday, August 4th
Market Hall
215 Wolfe Street, Raleigh

Tzofim Friendship Caravan
Thursday, August 8th
Beth Meyer Synagogue

David R. Kahn Community Campus
Dedication & Ribbon Cutting
Sunday, September 22nd

More Information to Come
Triangle Newcomers

Have you recently moved to Wake County? Is there a new Jewish family on your block? 

Let us know so that we can send information about community resources. 
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Raleigh-Cary Congregation News

Click the links below to see the upcoming events across the community!

Miriam's Tent is now available by mail!

Some of our community members have requested a paper copy of Miriam's Tent be mailed to them as well.  Click here  if you would like to be added to that list. There will be a $36 annual fee. 
No matter your stage in life,
the Federation has a way for you to find your crowd.
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