The weather was cold and a burst pipe forced the JCC to close the building on Friday, January 24.
When it came time for the 2014 Federation Campaign’s Super Sunday telethon on January 26, Jewish Family & Career Services opened their doors and welcomed the Super Sunday volunteers to their Boardroom. Using their own cell phones, volunteers called donors across the community and the donors responded generously.
The entire community pulled together on Super Sunday and raised $150,000.
Many thanks to all those who helped make Super Sunday a success, including JFCS who rearranged classes so the Federation could use the Boardroom, volunteers, sponsors and staff members.
Super Sunday Committee members Chris Cullip, Barbara Franklin, Sarah Harlan and Kate Kastenbaum helped plan, prepare and volunteer for the telethon.
Other Super Sunday volunteers were Karen Abrams, Keren Benabou, Alan Friedman, David Fuchs, Linda Fuchs, Tracy Geller, Lance Gilbert, Jeff Glazer, Steve Goldstein, Doug Gordon, Ralph Green, Fred Gross, Bailey Haskell, Matthew Haskell, Brett Kalmes, Jay Klempner, Jake Latts, Kate Latts, Shmully Litvin, Craig Lustig, Paul Margulis, Rhonda Reskin, Eileen Rowe, Louis Rowe, Ben Vaughan and Leon Wahba.
Special thanks to photographer Ted Wirth.
Community sponsors who provided gifts were Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baxter Avenue Theatres (APEX), Derby Dinner Playhouse, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Kentucky Center for the Arts, the Louisville Bats, Sam’s Club, The Temple Gift Shop, Tumbleweed, Vincenzo’s, Wild Eggs and the Jewish Community Center’s Health and Wellness Department.
Nancy’s Bagels and Stevens and Stevens donated some of the food for the volunteers that day.
Federation Development Director Tzivia Levin Kalmes and Chief Development Officer and Campaign Director Stew Bromberg coordinated Super Sunday. Other Federation and JCC staff members who helped with Super Sunday were Kristy Benefield, Paula DeWeese, Matt Goldberg, Ben Goldenberg, Frankye Gordon, Ed Hickerson, Angie Hiland, Rachel Lipkin, Kathy Luxemburger, Linda McDonald, Lenae Price, Diane Sadle, Stu Silberman, Mary Jean Timmel and Shiela Steinman Wallace.
Super Sunday 2014 Photo Gallery