In the general community, Super Sunday means a championship football game, time with friends and family, snack foods and lots of fun with the result of one team being crowned champion.
In the Jewish community, Super Sunday also means a championship game, time to talk with family and friends, lots of good food and snacks and plenty of fun, but the results of this game are dollars raised to support Jewish education, Jewish Family & Career Services, Chavurat Shalom, Hillel, the Jewish Community Relations Council, JCC Summer Camp scholarships and the Yachad inclusion program, BBYO and much more, as well as Israel and Jewish communities at risk around the world.
In the Jewish community, Super Sunday means the Annual Federation Campaign Telethon and the ultimate winner is the Jewish community. The time talking with family and friends, is the time volunteers spend making calls and discussing community needs with donors.
This year, they also have a special opportunity to discuss. You can double your impact this year when you make a new gift to the 2016 Federation Campaign or when you increase your gift over what you gave last year. Thanks to a generous Double Your Impact Challenge from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, all donations that exceed what each donor gave last year will be matched up to $200,000, demonstrating that as a community, we are Stronger Together.
So on Sunday, January 31, when a volunteer calls, give generously to the 2016 Federation Campaign and help the community meet the $200,000 Double Your Impact Challenge. Or don’t wait for the call and make your gift today at www.jewishlouisville.org/federation/donate/ or by calling 502-238-2763.
More volunteers are needed to make calls and help in other capacities. The atmosphere is fun, there are prizes to be won, T-shirts for all, plenty of food and the great feeling you get when you know you have made a difference for good.
Choose the shift that works best for you, 9 a.m.-noon or noon-3 p.m. The Federation will even have coaches on the field to offer training during the first half hour of each shift and to field your questions and provide guidance and support through the day.
To volunteer, contact Kristy Benefield, 238-2739 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leon Wahba is chair of the 2016 Federation Campaign.