By Steven Rosenberg
When we hear the words “Super” and “Sunday” together, many of us automatically think of football, friends and family, excitement and lots of good food. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers a different type of Super Sunday, a day that includes most of the same elements (except football), as well as the unique opportunity to make a real difference in others’ lives.
This year our Super Sunday will be held on Feb. 12 and will feature many exciting new changes. The Jewish Federation is thrilled to be partnering with our good friends at JRA. For the first time, Super Sunday will move to the JRA warehouse in Northeast Philadelphia to combine our largest day of philanthropy with the monthly JRA food distribution. One day, two amazing ways to “Carry the Light.”
In addition to our new location, Super Sunday will be going mobile. Please bring your own cell phone and charger to make your calls. We will have extra chargers on hand, and free Wi-Fi will be available. This allows for more people to make more calls in a much more comfortable environment. Of course, if mobile phones aren’t your thing, we will have old-fashioned phone lines available for you to sit and make your calls.
Between making calls and writing letters to community members to ask for their renewed support for our Jewish Federation, stop by our ninth annual Community Showcase from 2 to 5 p.m. The Community Showcase brings together many of the Jewish communal organizations we partner with to share the opportunities and expertise they offer. Additionally, activities will be available for children 5 and older from 1 to 5 p.m., so bring out the entire family and help make a difference in the lives of people here in Philadelphia, in Israel and around the world.
The funds you raise at Super Sunday will help our Jewish Federation carry the light for so many in need, here in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and around the world. Please make the time to help us continue to serve vulnerable populations, ensure vibrant Jewish life and learning, and bring together our diverse and dynamic Jewish community.
Super Sunday activities begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m., with great glatt kosher food available throughout the day and evening. There are three shifts: 1 to 3 p.m.; 3 to 5 p.m.; and 5 to 8 p.m. Bus service is available from many locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood, the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, Shir Ami in Bucks County, and the Jewish Community Services Building at 21st and Arch streets in Center City. We will also offer a shuttle from KleinLife to the JRA warehouse all day. If you are part of a group and want to make calls together, we will work with you to help make this happen.
It is incredibly exciting to be hosting Super Sunday in Northeast Philadelphia. This is a community rich in Jewish tradition and where many of our recipients live. To be able to sit in the JRA warehouse and raise these critical funds in an environment where so many receive assistance each and every month of the year is truly symbolic of all the good work of the Jewish Federation. I know how busy each and every one of you is, but I urge you to come out and join us at this important community event.
I hope you will join me on Feb. 12 at Super Sunday. For more information or to register, visit jewishphilly.org/supersunday or call 215-832-0630.
Steven Rosenberg is the chief marketing officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. He also serves as the publisher’s representative and general manager of the Jewish Exponent.