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Playing our role


I had the opportunity to watch my son Eli in his first middle school theatre production a few weeks ago.

Eli had caught the acting bug from his time at Camp Nah Jee Wah, his Jewish overnight summer camp. Of course, Eli was flawless and will soon be nominated for a Tony Award, as he played multiple small roles in the production.

As a parent, watching your child find their place and pursue their passion is always wonderful.

When I watched, I was reminded of how we all have a part to play in our world. As the students, both those who performed on stage and those behind the scenes, came out to accept their applause you could feel the joy that each had in knowing they played a key role in the successful production.

Strength of our Community

Much like the success of Eli’s show, the strength of our community relies on each of us playing our part.

Federation and our Jewish community each need to do our part, to give our time, treasure and talent to make it all work. In order to strengthen our local and overseas partners and create exciting and accessible pathways for Jewish connection and community we all need to play our part.

So, what role can you play?

Act 1 – Make your increased gift to the 2022 Annual Campaign. If you are under 45 we will even match any new gifts to the Campaign. And join us on December 5 to help us reach out to the community and reach more people.

Act 2 – Get involved by giving your time, attending an event, joining a Synagogue, the Weinstein JCC or volunteer at Federation or your favorite agency. You will be welcomed with open arms.

For an encore you can keep the production going forever by talking to our friends at Richmond Jewish Foundation about a Legacy Fund, Donor Advised Fund or other tax wise gift to leave a lasting legacy.

Looking forward to many more opening nights and grateful for the role each of us play in our Jewish community.


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