Jewish Community Partners President and CEO Laura Linder, or a special guest writer, sits down most Friday mornings to write a personal and timely letter to our beloved Memphis Jewish community.

June 11- Longing for an Ordinary Day (by Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein)

May 14- We Stand with Israel, Now and Forever

March 25- (Above) Knowing the Way

March 12- Be Inspiring

February 19- Perserverence- A Perfect Landing

February 12- (Above) My Long-Lost Shovel

January 29- When Facing a Problem, Show Up with Solutions

January 22- Don’t End Up in the Shredder

January 15- To Those Who Inspire, Thank You

January 1- (Above) How Much is Enough?

December 25- Amazing Gifts

December 11- Modern Hanukkah Miracles

December 4- This Hanukkah, Share Your Light

November 27- (Above) Eavesdropping in My Daughter- By Bluma Zuckerbrot-Finkelstein

November 13- As Our Parents Planted for Us…

October 23- JFNA’s GA: Global Connections

October 16- Cindy Finestone: New Connections on the Pickleball Court

October 9- Guest Shabbat Message: Foundation Board Chair Anthony Morrison

September 25- (Above) Guest Shabbat Message: Federation Board Chair Cindy Finestone

September 18- Guest Shabbat Message: JCP Board Chair Ken Steinberg

September 11- Rosh Hashanah: A Time of Transition

August 28- A Hurricane By Any Other Name

August 21- The Question that Changed My Life

August 7- It’s Who You Know

July 24- (Above) A Beautiful Gift

July 10- 20 Years Ago We Returned to Memphis to Raise Our Children

July 2- The Summer I Turned 17, I Visited Israel for the First Time

June 26- My Grandmother’s Recipe: Following their Footsteps, Our Way

June 12- (Above) The First Shabbat of Summer Camp

June 5- Solidarity in the Face of Oppression

May 28- Laura’s Special Shavuot Message

May 22- (Above) Strong Leaders Shape Strong Communities

May 15- Maybe We’re On To Something…

May 8- Our Community Cocoon

May 1- (Above) The Old Shall Dream Dreams

April 24- It Takes Darkness to See the Stars

April 17- (Passover) Heroes Among Us

April 8- (Passover) I Love This Card

April 3- Yesterday, I participated in a Zoom call, led by our Federation, with our partnership city in Israel, Shoham

March 27- Over the past two weeks I’ve seen the best of our community

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Every Tuesday, we’ll share a story that spotlights the work of the Wendy and Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service at the Memphis Jewish Community Center with News From the Heart. Browse these stories here.

July 29- Shalom Shuttle: Always at Your Service

April 28- (Above) Debra and Alex Saharovoch Commit to Community

February 5- Cindy and Mark Finestone Continue Generation Philanthropic Traditions

December 17- Hallie, z”l, and Jay Cohen’s Gift to Support the Wendy & Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service

November 19- (Above) Baby Pantry Launches with Help from Federation’s Lions

November 5- Judy & Larry Moss: Supporting FJFS Means Giving Back to Community

October 15- Susan Nieman: How Fogelman Jewish Family Service Shaped My Life

October 1- Shabbat Sholom Program Offers Seniors A High Holiday Treat

September 11- (Above) Donors Like Lisa Menuskin and Neil Gibson Help FJFS Meet Needs in Jewish Memphis

August 26- FJFS Collaborates with Community to Help Parents Navigate Return to School

August 20- Clients Benefit from Strong Relationships with Staff

August 13- Donors Keep Kosher Food Pantry Stocked During Pandemic

July 28- We’re Here for You: A Message from Director of Social Services Mary Elizabeth Jones

July 22- Volunteer Callers Connect isolated Seniors to Community

July 14- (Above) A Healthy Bounty for Hungry Seniors

July 7- A Friendly Voice and Open Years

July 1- Education is Key

June 25- Working Together to Serve the Most Vulnerable

June 16- (Above) Special Needs Support Amid Pandemic

June 9- In Times of Financial Emergency, FJFS is Here for You

June 2- Shalom Shuttle Returns to Normal Schedule

May 27- (Above) Volunteers Adapt During Pandemic

May 19- Mindful of Mental Wellness

May 12- FJFS Staff Continues to Connect with Memphis Jewish Seniors Despite COVID-19 Barriers

May 5- (Above) School Counselor Offers Comforting Advice for Students and Parents During Covid-19 Crisis

April 28- Wendy and Avron B. Fogelman Jewish Family Service Continues to Keep our Community Safe and Connected

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The mission of the Jewish Foundation of Memphis is to encourage charitable giving, support agency endowment development, and build and sustain a vibrant Jewish community.

This archive of stories shows how Jewish Memphis remains DonorStrong across the generations.

July 22- Geo Poor: Anyone Can Leave a Legacy

June 24- Sheri Gadberry: 20 Years at Jewish Foundation of Memphis, Where Her Work is ‘More Than a Job’

June 4- Jason Salomon to Receive Foundation’s Raymond Shainberg Award

April 16- (Above) Elise Mendelson: Inspiring the Next Generation

March 5- Corporate Partner Spotlight: Kelman-Lazarov, Inc.

February 10- (Above) David Greenberg Maximizes Impact Through Jewish Foundation of Memphis

January 28- B’nai Tzedek Teens Inspired by Non-Profit Mentors

January 13- Sandy Lipman Leads with Passion and Heart

December 24- Year End is Great for Reviewing Your Financial Plan

December 15- End of Year Giving: The Season of Philanthropy

December 1- (Above) Cindy Shainberg: A Dime From Every Dollar

November 17- Memphis Newcomers Sue and Dr. Mitch Levine Have a Habit of Giving Back

October 28- Foundation’s B’nai Tzedek Welcomes Next Generation of Philanthropists

October 21- (Above) Mehler Family Says Foundation Donor Advised Fund is a No-Brainer

September 29- Plough Foundation Pledges Support for Memphis Jewish Community

September 24- Julie Goldstein: Foundation Donor Advised Funds Can Help Anyone Make an Impact

September 3- Paula Jacobson Helped Plant the Seed

August 25- (Above) L’Dor V’Dor: Julia Morrison’s Life of Tzedakah

August 24- Laura Kaplan Paller: B’nai Tzedek and Family Traditions Shaped Early Involvement in Jewish Memphis

August 19- Raymond Shainberg: A Life of Legacy

August 12 – Laurie Meskin: A Third Generation Lion of Judah

July 27- Howard Silver: Doing His Part to Strengthen Jewish Memphis

July 21- Lyda Parker and the Transformative Power of Memory

July 15- My Father’s Example

July 1- (Above) Your Act of Generosity, Our Longevity

June 24- Foundation CARES: Tax Impact of Cares Act

June 17- Creating a Lasting Legacy

June 3- Support Your Favorite Charities with a Gift from Your IRA

May 20- Susan Adler Thorp Sees Family Tradition in Philanthropy During Quarantine

May 13- B’nai Tzedek Teens Present Grant Awards Online

May 6- (Above) Dan Spector, z”l, and his Legacy of Philanthropy

April 29- Students in the Jewish Foundation of Memphis’ Teen Philanthropy Program Donate to Support Coronavirus Needs

April 22- Jason Salomon: Preparing Your Legacy

April 14- Jerry and Stacy Siegler: Meeting the Needs of Our Community

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StrongTogether features highlight the people who drive Federation’s Annual Community Campaign, from the donors who contribute to the people that benefit their generosity, from the volunteers who chip in to do the work to the agencies that thrive because of our collaboration. This blog page will serve as an archive for our StrongTogether stories.

August 11- Three Memphis Women Chosen For Prestigious National Cohort

July 28- FedLED’s 2021 Summer Clothing Sale

June 24- Sheri Gadberry’s 20 Years of Impact

June 1- (Above) Outgoing Board Chair Ken Steinberg Protected Our Most Vulnerable During Unpredictable Term

May 6- Aileen Cooper: Our Thriving Community

April 13- Federation, Foundation Earn 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

March 19- (Above) Jeri Moskovitz: Committed to Giving Back

March 11- Keri Unowsky: As My Ancestors Planted for Me, I Plant for My Descendants

February 16- Lion Behind the Pin: Dot Bilsky ‘s Commitment to Community

January 21- Careers in Jewish Memphis: Shaping Our Community, Together

January 4- (Above) JCP’s Top 20 of 2020

December 30- Myrna Halpern’s Gratitude in the Garden

December 24- PL Library Celebrates Hanukkah with Online Dance Party

December 8- (Above) Michelle Katz Shares Her Light

November 24- Lion Behind the Pin: Myrna Halpern’s Gratitude in the Garden

November 10- Hillel Students Support Federation Through Fundraising Internship

October 27- (Above) Now Online, Camp@HomeStrong Project Gallery Highlights Impact

October 13- PJ Library’s First Event of New Year a Resounding Success

October 2- Federation’s Senior Wellness Initiative Connects and Protects Jewish Memphis

September 25- Rosh Hashanah Gifts Bags Brighten Senior Holiday Celebrations

September 17- (Above) Lion of Judah: Breaking Bread to Repair the World

August 31- BBYO: A Shared Bond in Jewish Memphis

August 17- Jonathan Frisch and Jimmy Ringel Bring Expertise and Passion to Annual Community Campaign

August 10- (Above) Camp@HomeStrong: Saving Summer for Jewish Teens

August 3- Dear Memphis Jewish Community: A Letter from Jewish Healthcare Workers in Memphis

July 30- Emily Shipman Lennon’s Unique Viewpoint Benefits JCP

July 20- Jaclyn Marshall Brings Fresh Ideas to Leadership

July 15- Connecting Different People in Different Ways

July 6- (Above) Camp@HomeStrong Keeps Jewish Teens Engaged During Compromised Summer

June 29- Grants Committee Volunteers Drive Change to a Well-Tested Model

June 22- Supporting Our Global Jewish Community

June 15- Meeting the Needs of Jewish Memphis One Volunteer at a Time

June 8- Hillels of Memphis Adapts for Students in Compromised Semester

June 1- (Above) PJ Library Adapts to Keep Families Connected

May 26- Gifts From the Community Help Seniors Celebrate Shavuot

May 18- Senior Wellness Initiative Connects and Protects Jewish Memphis

May 11- Memphis Congregations Are Strong Together

May 7- Daily Check-in with Agency Executive Directors Creates Strong Bonds

May 4- Federation Awards Grant to Plough Towers to Meet Urgent COVID-19 Needs

April 30 – (Above) Federation Boosts Red Kramer Loan Program for Jewish Memphians in Need of Short-Term Assistance

April 27 – Federation Rallies the Community to Show Appreciation to MJH&R Staff

April 23 – Federation Helps Agencies Navigate Federal Assistance for Local Agencies

April 21 – Join Us for Yom HaShoah

April 13 – Federation Supports Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab Frontline Staff

April 6 – Plough Towers Residents

April 2 – Message from Laura Linder

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