As we ushered in year 5779, I became acutely aware (and particularly proud) of the work we do at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix year round. It is our mission to strengthen and engage a vibrant Jewish community while providing for Jews in need here in the Valley, in Israel and around the world. We actualize this mission through our four core impact areas: engaging the next generation, enriching senior lives, caring for Jews in need and building vibrant Jewish communities.
The real beauty of our mission is that we could not be successful without our generous donors who make the mission possible and our strategic partners whose hands perform the work of serving our Jewish families every single day. It’s our school partners who provide Jewish education so we can “teach our children well” and ensure the next generation of Jews. It’s our Israel and overseas partners, our congregations and even the informal relationships we have with Jewish and non-Jewish organizations throughout our Valley, that ensure a more vibrant quality of life for Jews around the world and here in our community.
What a privilege it is to be a part of such an inspired and active Jewish community, with donors and volunteers who give of their time, their talent and their treasure. To each of you, your families and all those you love, I wish you a G’mar Chaitma Tova. May you all be inscribed in the Book of Life and for a good year.
Marty Haberer is CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix