Super Sunday to involve all ages

by | Oct 1, 2018 | What’s Happening

Make the call, take the call, donate – and make a difference in the lives of Jews at home and around the world

Sunday, October 21, 10 am-1 pm, Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus

Breakfast starts at 9:30 am for volunteer callers

To volunteer or to donate, visit

Get ready to “rise up” and be the secret ingredient in the 2019 Annual Campaign by participating in Super Sunday, the annual community phone-a-thon.

“Bring your family, your friends, and your cell phone to make those vital calls that raise funds for our one-of-a-kind programs here in Tidewater, abroad, and in Israel,” says Amie Harrell, Super Sunday vice chair.

Sponsored by Coastal Towne Mortgage, and organized and hosted by United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Young Adult Division, Super Sunday 2019 is taking place earlier than ever to assist Federation’s goal of accelerating this year’s campaign. The community’s biggest fundraising event, Super Sunday helps provide Federation’s Annual Campaign with vital and steady funding so that Jewish agencies across Tidewater, as well as those overseas, can deliver the essential programs and services on which so many rely.

It’s no surprise then that every gift, no matter how big or small, helps meet needs in Tidewater as well as in Jewish communities from Havana to Haifa; from Paris to Prague; and from Ukraine to Uruguay. Just one gift can truly make a global impact.

For example, a UJFT campaign donation supports Hillels and Jewish student unions at several of Virginia’s colleges and universities, as well as the Birthright Israel program, which sends young Jewish adults on free trips to Israel, allowing them to connect with their Jewish roots and form their own unique Jewish identities.

Campaign dollars also help Jewish Family Service, which provides top level home health care among its many services. Dollars also go to the award-winning Berger-Goldrich Home at Beth Sholom Village, which serves longer-term needs of the elderly.

Worried about the fate of Jews living in France who face a rising tide of anti-Semitism? Campaign gifts fund the Jewish Agency for Israel, which can lift Jews out of imminent danger and bring them to Israel at a moment’s notice. Want to help the Jewish communities in the Ukraine who have lived for years in a war zone, afraid to venture out for food or medicine? Campaign dollars help them as well, through the Federation’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), whose volunteers and professionals deliver food boxes and vital medicines to shut-ins across the former Soviet Union.

In addition to volunteer calling opportunities, this year’s Super Sunday will feature a variety of activities for the entire family, including:

• Family portrait workshops with Israeli artist Hanoch Piven

• Bounce house

• Community shuk (market), and

• Cookie Jar Project, where kids put treats in cookies jars to be sent to local Jewish partners.

Babysitting will be available.

For more information, contact YAD director Jasmine Amitay at  or 757-965-6138.