Did you know that the annual Federation Campaign supports Hillel chapters at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine University, offering Jewish students a place to connect with other Jewish students, celebrate Jewish holidays and support when they encounter problems because they are Jewish?

Did you know that the annual Federation Campaign provides funding for the Jewish Community Center’s Teen Connection and BBYO programs that together engage 150 middle schoolers and 110 high schoolers in Jewish activities?

Did you know that the annual Federation Campaign helps subsidize affordable hot kosher lunches for seniors and enables staff to provide program that keeps them physically active and mentally engaged?

Did you know that an allocation from the annual Federation Campaign goes to Jewish Family & Career Services to help them provide their counseling, career and senior services to those who need them on a sliding scale based on what each client can afford?

Did you know that from the annual Federation Campaign, support goes to Kivvunim, a program in Israel’s Western Galilee region that enables young adults with special needs to live as independently as possible?

Did you know that every donation to the annual Federation Campaign, no matter how large or small, helps fulfill the mitzvah of tikkun olam – the repair of the world?

To date, the 2014 Federation Campaign has raised $2,029,325? That preliminary number has been given to the Planning and Allocations Committee, which will decide how much funding will go to these and many other programs. The needs are greater than our resources.

If you have made your commitment to the 2014 Federation Campaign, thank you. If you have not yet done so or if you wish to increase your contribution, please make your pledge today at www.jewishlouisville.org or 238-2739. Together, we do extraordinary things.

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