We are lucky to be part of a community that is focused on collective strength and Jewish values. Jewish Baltimore breaks down barriers in religious denomination, age and affiliation as we often gather for common good. Whether it is volunteerism, neighborhood stabilization, sustainability, our care for the needy or community innovation – we thrive on the many opportunities to work together and pass our values onto the next generation.
Several times a year, THE ASSOCIATED Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore hosts community-wide programs that reinforce our traditions of tikun olam and tzedakah and enable us to make a tangible difference in the lives of our Jewish brothers and sisters in Baltimore, in Israel and around the world. Super Sunday is one example.
“I remember when my parents first brought me as a kid to Super Sunday. My brother and I had an important job – we ran all the donor cards back to home base so the pledges could be collected,” Evan Goldman, Super Sunday recounts.
Evan is now a father himself. Along with his Co-chair, Dara Schnee, Evan is bringing his entire family and rallying his friends and colleagues to get involved this Super Sunday, September 25, 2011.
Dara is involved in Jewish Volunteer Connections’ Mitzvah Makers program. She has seen friends come through every door of THE ASSOCIATED – volunteerism, loan assistance, board positions.
“I believe THE ASSOCIATED is the backbone of Jewish Baltimore. Friends, who never thought they would need help, have had a place to turn. Those that just wanted to connect to something Jewish found their opportunities with THE ASSOCIATED. Super Sunday gives our community the fundraising boost we need at the beginning of the year. I am grateful for the opportunity to help in this role because if we don’t help our fellow Jew, who will?” Dara says.
This year, every community member is asked to come make the call at Super Sunday.
“It’s one Jew, calling another Jew, asking to help a third Jew,” the chairs say. “It’s what our community is about.”