Hineni reunion: a time to catch up and make new plans

by | Nov 24, 2019 | Other News

Jeff Werby, Steve Zuckerman and Eliot Weinstein.

Jeff Werby, Steve Zuckerman and Eliot Weinstein.

On a beautiful night in September, more than 40 people gathered at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club to see old friends and make new ones.

Some talked about children who recently celebrated their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, while others showed off pictures of infants. Everyone was there to celebrate one shared, profound experience. All in attendance completed the Hineni Leadership Training Program and have been on the Hineni Israel Mission.

Virtually anyone who has been on the Hineni Israel trip gets more involved in the Jewish community by either serving on a board, or by contributing to United Jewish Federation of Tidewater or another cause that is close to their hearts. Despite a commitment to stay in touch, many had not seen each other in far too long, and it was wonderful to catch up in this setting.

One of the primary reasons for the reunion was to spark excitement and ideas for new program initiatives. The Hineni alum want to reconnect more and engage Jewish adults who are not yet involved, but would like to be.

The group wants to start a new program that will gather together for fun events and pure entertainment, but that also fulfills their commitment to community service and fundraising.

For more information, contact Carly Glickman at cglickman@ujft.org.