Community Pledges $1.2 million During 60 Day Challenge

Donors stepped up to double their impact in October and November, contributing a total of $1.2 million to the 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs in just 60 days.

The money raised includes $40,000 from generous anonymous donors to match new gifts and increases, of which there were 311 out of 575 contributors.

“The community really stepped up to make this challenge another huge success,” said Iris Epstein, chairperson of the 2016 campaign. “We are so thankful for our volunteers and everyone who took the time to make a pledge and seize those additional dollars."

The money raised will help feed the hungry, comfort the elderly and promote Jewish life here in the Lehigh Valley and around the world. 

To celebrate the end of a successful challenge, community members gathered at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley on Day 60 on Dec. 1, which coincided with #GivingTuesday, to hear an exclusive performance from Israeli singer Hadar. Accompanied by her husband KJ McNeill on acoustic guitar, Hadar sang beautiful renditions of classic Israeli tunes.

The campaign will remain open until June 30, 2016, and if you have not yet had the opportunity to pledge, you still have plenty of time. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Thank you for taking the 60 Day Challenge. Because of you, we are there.



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