Thank you for your unwavering support
Dear Hillels of Memphis supporters,
We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. As you know, we had planned for the theme of this year’s Yiddishe Cup to be “My Hillel Story” to highlight the important role Hillel has played in developing Jewish leaders, role models and philanthropists in the Memphis Jewish community.
While we always anticipate the possibility of rain at the event, we could have never anticipated the current health crisis we are facing. As difficult as this time has been for all of us, it is surely a moment in our Hillel Story that we will never forget as the leaders of tomorrow – our current college students, whom you generously support – are shaped by the example of resilience and dedication they are witnessing from around the Memphis Jewish Community. While many Hillels around the world are suffering as a result of this crisis, Hillels of Memphis is securely positioned to carry on fueling Jewish life on campus, both physically and virtually.
Even though we were unable to hold the Yiddishe Cup in person this year, your generous support will still benefit Hillels of Memphis.
Proceeds from the Yiddishe Cup – Hillels of Memphis’s primary fundraiser – benefit students at University of Memphis and Rhodes College through educational programs, social events, Shabbat meals and much more. While we won’t be able to celebrate the successes of Hillel together in person this year, we are honored to have your unwavering generosity during a time when students most need to feel supported.
Sophie Bloch – Director, Hillels of Memphis
Carolyn Schrier- Yiddishe Cup Co-Chair
Daniel Snyder- Yiddishe Cup Co-Chair
Wendy Rotter- Advisory Board Chair, Rhodes Hillel
Hal Fogelman- Advisory Board Chair, U of M Hillel