Donations still being tallied—and accepted— from super successful Super Sunday

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Other News

The 2017 Super Sunday Tidewater Jewish community phone-a-thon on January 22 raised more than $118,000 for a variety of programs helping Jews locally and around the world.

One hundred volunteers of all ages attended the four-hour event at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family campus. Nearly 300 people made generous donations that day—over the phone, in person, or online at

The giving has not stopped, according to Leah Abrams, director of the Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. Abrams guided a dedicated group of young Jewish leaders who volunteered to serve on the Super Sunday Steering Committee. They planned and helped ensure the success of the 36th annual event.

The committee and other volunteer callers unexpectedly are continuing their work on behalf of UJFT’s Annual Campaign, which counts Super Sunday as its biggest fundraising day of the year.

Abrams says donors are responding to voice messages left during the phone-a-thon, and volunteers have been receiving calls back with pledges of donations. This is a new development for Super Sunday, and serves to extend the success of the event and exceed all goals and expectations. The incoming gifts and numbers of donors will be tallied in the coming week. The next edition of Jewish News will report the final total, along with more photos from Super Sunday.

Didn’t get a call or lost the callback number? Super Sunday contributions are still being accepted online,, by phone— call Patty at 757-965-6115, or can be dropped off in person or in the mail to United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, 5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462. To preview some of the photos taken for social media on Super Sunday, visit www. and click on the photos tab.