By Stephanie Smartschan
JFLV Director of Community Development & Operations
Super Sunday, the Jewish Federation’s biggest fundraising and community service day of the year, is going virtual.
During a 3-hour livestream on Jan. 31, the Federation will be honoring essential workers for the superhero work they perform in our community. The livestream, which will be broadcast on YouTube and Facebook, will also highlight the Federation’s beneficiaries and feature performances, donor spotlights and special messages.
Dana Cohen and Naomi Schachter, Super Sunday co-chairs, will be emceeing the broadcast. Supporters will have the opportunity to text to give throughout the day.
While the livestream is underway, volunteers will be at home “making the call.” They’ll have the opportunity to pick up their volunteer kits at the JCC that morning between 9 and 11 a.m. before heading home to call, text and email donors, asking for their support of the 2021 Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs.
Also that morning, children can swing by the JCC to drop off their tzedakah and pick up PJ Library kits for a 3 p.m. event on Zoom. The event will also focus on essential workers and feature PJ parents sharing their stories, a game of bingo, a craft and a story.
The Federation will also be collecting a much-needed item for the Jewish Family Service Community Food Pantry – deodorant.
“While this Super Sunday will undoubtedly be different, we are excited for what we have in store,” said Aaron Gorodzinsky, director of campaign and security planning for the Jewish Federation.
To sign up to volunteer or for PJ Library, visit www.jewishlehighvalley.org/supersunday. To see the Livestream, beginning at 12 p.m, like the Jewish Federation on Facebook and YouTube.