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Super Sunday Was Better Together

Yesterday’s Super Sunday was a big success! We brought together volunteers from the entire Jewish community, in a single location for the first time, in support of our Federation’s life-changing work. More than 300 came out to the Skirball Cultural Center with their cell phones in hand, smiles on their faces, and passion in their hearts. Together, we raised $1,300,900 from 1,568 donors! 

It was a tremendous day for our community, but we weren’t only making phone calls.  Throughout Los Angeles, we had over 100 volunteers doing their part to make our city a better place for all as part of our Federation’s Community Service Day activities which included: assembling 100 customized care packages for people enrolled in the Assisted Living Waiver Program through Jewish Family Service;  harvesting over 2,100 pounds of fresh fruit from local trees with Food Forward that will be donated to Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, beautifying the campus of Friendship Circle of Los Angeles for children and teenagers with special needs in celebration of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, and protecting the fragile ocean environment by clearing away trash on the beach in Santa Monica as part of Heal the Bay’s Adopt-A-Beach program.

Check out pictures of our community in action:

We want to give a special thanks to our Super Sunday Co-Chairs Aaron Leff, David Melnick, and Sheilah Miller for their time, energy and commitment! Throughout the day, our phoners won prizes, were well fed and had a good time connecting with one another. While we are proud of the amount we raised, it was gratifying that we were able to personally reach and thank donors for their generous support – including those who came in to make the calls!  In some instances, it was a way for our volunteers to refer people to much-needed community resources.

We were pleased to be joined by many of our elected officials and community supporters including L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer, L.A. City Controller Ron Galperin, L.A. City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield, Mike Bonin, Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian; State Senator Holly Mitchell; State Assemblymember Richard Bloom; West Hollywood City Councilmember Jeffrey Prang; and L.A. Community College Board Trustees Scott Svonkin and Steve Veres.

In conjunction with Super Sunday, over 150 teens participated in service projects at Skirball through Federation partner Shalom Institute’s Sherut L’Olam program. Plus, nearly 100 PJ Library families came together for special activities and a kid-friendly concert.

If we missed you on Super Sunday, you can still make a donation now!

Thank you to everyone who made Super Sunday so very special this year. Whether you made calls, volunteered at one of our service projects, worked behind the scenes or generously answered our call with a donation – it’s because of you that we were able to do so much on behalf of our community. Together, we accomplish the extraordinary!