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October 7, 2016  RSS feed
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New ‘homey’ Campaign look; new date for Super Sunday

The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties will open its 2017 Annual Campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in a new way: a regional event held at multiple private homes.

Called “At Home with Federation,” the grassroots — you might say in Yiddish, haimishe — event is a first for the organization.

Another first for the Federation will be holding Super Sunday on Nov. 6 instead of its traditional date in late January or February.

“The typical Federation Campaign Kick-off event has historically been in a venue and featured a speaker, requiring our community members to drive an inconvenient amount of time,” said Emilie Socash, executive director of the Federation. “With ‘At Home,’ community members far and wide will be able to experience the warmth and camaraderie of a Federation event in their own neighborhood.”

The goal, said Federation President Steve Klein, is to offer personal and social connections that only stem from being at home, together.

“The Federation is positioned to be that connector, to create clusters of neighbors, and to offer a sense of what’s going on across our entire Jewish community,” he said.

The Federation anticipates having at least one dozen locations across Pinellas and Pasco Counties.

Each location will be less than 15 minutes from community members’ homes.

While the evening will unfold in multiple locations, the event will convey a shared sense of community and a unified message, consistent across all participating homes. The program will start with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and then a brief update on Federation activities and an invitation to participate in the campaign.

“We’ve also opted to move Super Sunday earlier in the year, to get the chance to reach out personally to more of our donors. This will give our volunteers plenty of people to call, and will reach more of our community earlier in the year,” said Elana Gootson, Federation director of development.

There are more than 1,000 Federation donors expected to be reached on that day.

For information about “At Home with Federation” locations, or to volunteer for Super Sunday, contact the Federation at (727) 530-3223 or visit www.jewishpinellas.org.


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