Men discuss commitment at luncheon

by | Oct 10, 2013 | Other News

Arnold Leon, Bob Josephberg, and Aaron Peck.

Arnold Leon, Bob Josephberg, and Aaron Peck.

In what has become an annual United Jewish Federation of Tidewater tradition, men from the community gathered to enjoy lunch, be inspired and take part in a truly extraordinary event.

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the week following a great Annual Campaign kick-off, 32 men who all make significant gifts to the Federation each year, attended lunch at the Sandler Family Campus.

The men heard from community members who had participated in three of the four missions the Federation sponsored this past year: David and Nichole Kushner, who took part in the Thomas Hofhiemer Young Adult Mission to Israel; Barbara Dudley, who went on the mission to Budapest and Prague; and Janet Mercadante, who was part of the women’s mission to Cuba. All spoke about how these trips opened their eyes to the good performed by UJFT, saying that they saw firsthand how the funds raised in Tidewater make a difference to the individuals and communities UJFT helps support.

After lunch, in a spirit of camaraderie, friendship and a shared sense of purpose, the men discussed the Tidewater Jewish community, its importance to them and their families, and shared why they give and why they work on behalf of the community. This conversation enabled each of the participants to gain a new perspective on the importance of their Jewish involvement in Tidewater and in communities around the globe.

by Alex Pomerantz