Rosh Hashanah 2010

We all have dreams and hopes for the new year. CONSIDER THIS YOUR CALL TO ACTION. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur provide us with an opportunity for reflection on the previous year. But they year ahead is still an open book, full of opportunity to make the world a better place. Begin the New Year with an act of tzedakah. Volunteer. Donate. Make a difference.

We all dream of making the world a better place.

The High Holy days encourage us to dream big dreams. The year ahead is an open book, full of opportunities to repair the world with our acts of generosity and kindness.

It’s also a time for serious reflection on the past year. We think about our proudest accomplishments and about where we have fallen short–what we might have done differently, how we might have acted more thoughtfully or shown more patience.

At  the Jewish Community of Louisville, we’re proud of the work we do to make the world a better place, and aware that there is still so much more to be done.

Taking Care of Each Other

In the past year, we extended a hand to those who needed assistance with food, rent and utilities; employment counseling and vocational training; psychological and family counseling; and scholarships for Jewish day schools and camps.

Many in our community are facing another difficult year. Many will continue to struggle through the economic fallout of the recession. Many will not find work. They will turn to the Jewish Community of Louisville for help—and thanks to you, we will be there.

Just as our local community members look to us in difficult times, our extended Jewish family in Israel and around the world depends on us–and we will be there for them, too.

Our support helps fragile, elderly Jews make it through a very cold winter, and inspires young people who are discovering their Jewish identity. Each of these people is a member of our family, and when they need our help, we take action.

Working Together to Do More Good

Because we work together as a community, we can bring dignity, hope and joy to thousands of people every day. We have the opportunity to help a local family struggling with illness or unemployment, a young woman from Ethiopia starting a new life in Israel, and so many individuals who will face challenges this year. Their lives will be better because we stand with them.

The news from Israel has been troubling over the past few months. Our dreams for the year ahead include peace for Israel—and we are dedicated to helping fulfill that dream by expressing our steadfast support for the people of Israel.

As you look back at this past year, at all that you have done and all we have done together as a community, we urge you to look ahead as well. Take this opportunity today to begin the New Year with an act of tzedakah.

This Rosh Hashanah, please help the Jewish Community of Louisville help those in need here at home, in Israel and worldwide. Please make a generous gift to the 2011 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign—TODAY.

We all dream of making the world a better place. Consider this your call to action.

Our best wishes to you and your family for a happy and sweet New Year.

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