Help make the calls that make a difference this Feb. 21 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Super Sunday 2016.
Help make the calls that make a difference this Feb. 21 at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Super Sunday 2016. Now in its 36th year, Super Sunday is the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community’s largest single day of fundraising. During the all-day event, chaired by Robin and Steven Katz and Sharon and Joel Freedman, hundreds of volunteers will make calls and write letters to raise vital funds to support the growing needs of our Jewish community here, in Israel and around the world.
“Super Sunday highlights the essence of both community-building and fundraising. Everyone can participate in whatever way they are comfortable, whether it’s writing letters, calling donors or learning about the incredible, life-changing work that our Jewish Federation does with the funds raised on Super Sunday and throughout the year,” says Jewish Federation Campaign Chair Gail Norry. “Everyone who comes to Super Sunday walks away feeling great about what they contributed. It absolutely shows that we are stronger together.”
Those new to the Philadelphia area, and those looking to learn more about the Jewish community, can enjoy the Community Showcase, where other Jewish communal organizations share their unique missions, services and volunteer opportunities. Child care and children’s programming will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and there will be plenty of food all day long, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. This year, Super Sunday will also have two great locations. In addition to Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, at 272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Bryn Mawr, the Bucks County Jewish Coalition will host a satellite Super Sunday at Shir Ami, 101 Richboro Newtown Road in Newtown.
“With a new location within the building for our rebranded Community Showcase, a reimagining of the phoning room and an expanded leadership cocktail hour, as well as the same delicious food Super Sunday callers have come to count on to sustain them throughout the day, we have a created a wonderful way for our Jewish community to help people in need, here in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and around the world,” says Robin Katz. “It’s a day not to be missed!”
The Jewish Federation and the 2016 Super Sunday chairs encourage all volunteers to bring along someone new. “Each person has the potential to bring us their friends, family or organization, who bring their own network,” says Katz. “The possibilities are endless!”
“Super Sunday provides an amazing opportunity to be part of a life-changing experience just by being there and participating in a day where our Jewish Federation shines and our commitment to tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) is strengthened,” notes Sharon Freedman. “Having one more person reaching out to fellow Jews in a personal way, while also having the opportunity to be among other energetic and passionate volunteers, on a day when we come together, is the truest sense of ‘community.’ You just can’t help but be inspired!”
“When volunteers participate in the Jewish Federation’s Super Sunday, they see first-hand the enthusiasm, dedication and sheer power of our Jewish community coming together to achieve our common goal – helping fellow Jews who truly need our support,” says Freedman.
To register for Super Sunday, visit jewishphilly.org/ssregister. Volunteer shifts are available at Barrack from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at Shir Ami from 9 a.m. to noon. Just a few hours of your time can make a big difference in our community. In case of snow, Super Sunday will take place on March 6.
For more information about Super Sunday, visit jewishphilly.org/supersunday or contact Adam Clements, Community Campaign Manager at the Jewish Federation, at 215.832.0684 or [email protected]