We had an incredible turnout of 96 devices at our virtual Major Gifts Celebration: A Night of Chocolates, Comedy, and Champagne!
It was truly an incredible evening, demonstrating the creativity of our community, finding a way for us to come together even in this time of social distance. Because that is what we do best--we bring our Jewish community together here in Orange County, in Israel, and around the world.
We want to wish one more hearty mazel tov to our incredible honorees, Nava & Joe Herzog and Cynthia & Joel Weintraub. They epitomize the very best of our community--commitment, dedication, perseverance, and unending compassion. Mazel tov on this well-deserved honor!
Mazel tov also to our Ner Tamid Society! Celebrating our supporters who have given to our Jewish Federation at any level for 18 years+, our Ner Tamid Society is the backbone of our Jewish Federation. To each and every member of our Ner Tamid Society--thank you for your constant support.
We know that for so many in our community this has been a year of hardship. We are committed to ensuring that our Jewish communities, our religious schools, camps, Israel trips, and more are accessible to every single Jewish family in Orange County.
To make this a reality, we need your help. From now through the end of the year, every single increased gift or pledge will be matched by 50%.
That means if you increase your pledge by $10 it becomes $15; $50 becomes $75; $100 becomes $150. That means 50% more dollars going right to our local Jewish community, so we can be there for every family and individual who needs us. We have $25,000 waiting for our Jewish community, but we need to raise $50,000 additional dollars to access it.
So far, we have raised $20,000 additional dollars, almost halfway to our goal. Help us access our entire matching fund by increasing your gift today. Every single dollar counts. This match is on both gifts and pledges for 2020 and 2021 as long as they are made before December 31, 2020.
To those who have already made and increased your 2021 pledge--THANK YOU!
Below are some screen shots taken at the event. Click on the thumbnail for a larger view.
Row 1: Two pages of windows Zooming in, Federation Vice President/Campaign Chair Rissa Cutler
Row 2: Josh Greenstein talks about the Israeli wine, Federation Executive Director Rabbi Rachel Rubenstein, JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut
Row 3: Hilarious comedian Joel Chasnoff, Raena Korenman introduces honorees Nava & Joe Herzog, Nava & Joe
Row 4: Former Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County Executive Director Marilyn Chandler introduces honorees Cynthia & Joel Weintraub, Cynthia & Joel, Federation President Harvey Kallus