If you find yourself or your family having to choose between paying for your child's medicine or the utility bill, OR, you're a senior and there's more money going out than coming in, OR, you cannot pay your mortgage?
THERE IS HELP!
Since the economic downturn of 2009, more than 1,500 Jews have faced joblessness, hunger, homelessness, unpaid bills and the mental and physical ills that come with poverty.
We, as the Jewish people, have a moral and religious obligation to try to help those among us regain their positions of strength where possible, and to assist those who, by virtue of illness or other problems, are unable to survive on their own. The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston has made a promise to help. The Promise of Hope appeal is the first local appeal specifically directed to addressing the issue of poverty in Houston’s Jewish community; today and going forward. Learn More about the Promise of Hope appeal and how you can help. CLICK HERE.
Please take a few minutes to read a poignant and timely article by Ambassador Arthur Schechter from the Nov. 21st edition of the Jewish Herald-Voice. HERE.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston is once again hosting the Cardozo Society dinner. The dinner will be held Tuesday, April 8, at the Westin Oaks, 5011 Westheimer, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Amy Karff Halevy and Mark Trachtenberg are the Cardozo Dinner Co-Chairs. Guest keynote speaker is Jeffrey Rosen, a bestselling author and leading expert on the Supreme Court and the judicial system.
Online registration is open. CLICK HERE
Through your gifts to the Federation’s Annual Campaign, you enable us to develop and support life-changing and life-sustaining programs. Our series, Being Jewish Matters features the various organizations and initiatives in Houston, Israel and around the world that receive Campaign funding. Each piece tells the stories about the people and places where you are making a difference. Learn why Being Jewish Matters. CLICK HERE.
An eight-year long dream has been realized. On August 27, 2013, the first KIPP-Inspired school opened in Kiryat Bialik, Israel. Today, the inaugural school was officially dedicated. Your gifts to the Annual Campaign helped this dream come true.
To read more about the Leo Baeck, KIPP-Inspired School dedication in Kiryat Bialik, Israel and to view the latest pictures from the school, CLICK HERE