A Message from Shelley Hubal, Federation Director

Stolpersteine Project

Have you heard of the Stolpersteine Project?  Stolpersteine translates to stumbling stone.  It is a project that was first conceived by artist Gunter Demnig in Cologne, Germany, in 1992.  The goal of this project is to remember the victims of the Holocaust by installing small brass stones…

Community Gathering

On Thursday night, January 16 our community came together for a gathering of peace, pride and love.  It was heart-warming to see the more than 80 people that came out on this cold January night.  The community gathering was a response to recent attacks on Jewish people in New York City, Mo…

Hanukkah 2019

It has been a busy few months for everyone here at the Federation.  We are doing lots of planning for the New Year, including work on the film fest, a new user-friendly website, a L’ag B’Omer celebration and much more.  We also continue to attend to the details of the annual campaign.…

Campaign for 2020

I have never spearheaded a large fundraising campaign before.  Fundraising is a critical skill for the director of the Jewish Federation and, I must confess, my lack of experience did worry me before the 2020 campaign began at the end of October.  After hours of preparing and organizing, t…

Joy

Have you ever witnessed a moment of pure joy and wonder? Recently, as I walked through the Jewish Community Center lobby, I had the good fortune to witness such an instance. A beautiful, little preschool student, no more than 2 years old, made a small detour on her way to the gym. As her cla…