The Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado will be sponsoring Super Sunday on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, 300 South Dahlia Street in Denver, and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Federation’s office, 300 South Dahlia Street in Denver. Chairs for the event are Rachel Allen, Melinda Blatt, Jesse Blum, Aaron Cohen, Elyana Feldman, Kenneth Gurrentz, Joanne Kleinstein, Bob & Robyn Loup, Yossi Manor, Esti Marcus, Lisa Mintz, Nikki Naiman, Jamie Sarche, Michele Roth Scharg, Melanie Siegel, Marc Spritzer, Susan Stern, Kelli Trotsky Pfaff, Hugo Weinberger, Debra Weinstein, Adam Zall.
Super Sunday is a day-long, community-wide phone-a-thon that gives people across the Denver/Boulder Jewish community an opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah by making a gift to our community’s 2012 Annual Campaign Flagship Fund. The Federation’s Young Adult Department will be sponsoring a “Tzedakah Happy Hour” in the evening chaired by Jesse Blum and Aaron Cohen.
Federation president and CEO Doug Seserman explains:
Our goal is to have every Jewish institution that serves our community—agencies, organizations, synagogues, day schools, youth groups, and other—take part in what we hope will be a very special day dedicated to the communal kupah, centralized giving. The Talmud tells us that giving to a centralized fund is the highest form of Tzedakah, not only because it expresses devotion to the entire Jewish people but also because it ensures a level of anonymity for both donor and recipient. This is a community tzedakah day because it is truly about our ‘community’—coming together to build and strengthen our very own back yard. It promises to be a great day.”
Federation’s Annual Campaign and Philanthropy Chair, Amy Toltz-Miller explained:
By involving the agencies that are directly impacted by Federation’s allocable funds, we help our community understand how their unrestricted gift to the Federation directly impacts the agencies we all know and respect. Additionally, new this year, the agency that closes the most gifts at Super Sunday will receive a bonus of $5,000. Federation raises funds not only for these organizations with local allocations, but also to help in crisis overseas. It’s a true partnership”
This is an incredibly vital Colorado Jewish fundraising initiative. I have personally witnessed first-hand the importance of the Federation at every stage of life and while ‘dialing-for-dollars’ might not be the most glamorous initiative – I understand how vital Super Sunday is to the greater Denver Jewish community. I can’t wait for us to make a huge impact this year.”
For more information about Super Sunday, including how to participate and/or volunteer, log onto http://SuperSunday.AJFColorado.org to register or contact Susan Weinberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.316.6481.