The Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) affinity group hosted its ninth annual Legends and Leaders event on Oct. 15 at the Kimmel Center with a virtual livestream option.
“The energy at the event was so powerful and invigorating. It’s a sign that we are moving in the right direction and we are coming together as a community stronger than ever before,” said Jonathan Morgan, JFRE chair. “JFRE has remained resolute in its mission of bringing real estate and industry professionals together as well as providing philanthropic opportunities for our members. We look forward to having more of these events in person and building off of our momentum.”
After nearly 20 months of virtual programs, close to 300 community members attended the in-person event, eager to network and hear from business leaders. The JFRE event committee intentionally selected Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center to provide ample space for attendees to connect in person safely.
JFRE’s first large, in-person event since March 2020 was a big success: $325,500 in sponsorship was raised from 44 companies. The group granted $195,000 from the JFRE Fund to seven capital projects in Greater Philadelphia and Israel. These grants were directed to essential infrastructure needs to create safe, dignified and inspiring places in the community.
To learn more about how JFRE strengthens the real estate industry and Jewish communities, visit jewishphilly.org/jfre or contact Joel Schwarz, major gifts officer, at email@example.com or 215-832_0544.