Jewish Federation helped make dreams come true this summer

by Stew Bromberg, Vice President and CDO, Jewish Federation of Louisville

It is hard to believe that the summer of 2013 is coming to a quick end. As I write this, the temperature outside is barely above 70 degrees and it feels a lot like fall. The holidays, as we all know, are either early or late, never on time. This year they are here early adding to the perception that fall is here. So why am I rambling on about fall?

Actually, I am reflecting on what we were able to accomplish this summer. I am thrilled that we were able to help nine Jewish teens from Louisville participate in summer Jewish teen programs in Israel thanks to the generosity of numerous donors in the community.

Many thanks go out to other donors who helped us provide financial assistance for more than 35 families so their children could experience the many facets of Jewish overnight camps as they build lifelong memories that will enhance their Jewish lives forever. We were also able to provide assistance to families who needed a safe, nurturing environment for their children over the summer as they participated in a record breaking JCC summer camp season.

Two of our donors made it possible for us to hire Special Needs advocates for some of our campers who otherwise would have been unable to enjoy a summer camp experience. I am overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and generosity of many of the donors in our community. Louisville is not only a compassionate city; it is also a generous city that answers the call to support those who need our help.

What does fall really have to offer us this year? We have new programs, new opportunities for growth, new friends we have yet to meet, and a chance to show the world that the Jewish Community of Louisville is strong, vibrant, and ready for the future.

The Jewish Foundation of Louisville has helped dreams come true for teens who want to go to Israel, children who want to go to Jewish overnight camp, families with children in the JCC Summer Camp and donors who want to have an impact on the future. What is your dream? Let the Jewish Foundation of Louisville help you make your dreams come true. Together we do extraordinary things.

Shana Tova.


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