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             Honoring Children

             from the Holocaust
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                                                                                             The Jewish Federation

                                                                                                OF SARASOTA-MANATEE

                                                                                                 THE LARRY & MARY GREENSPON
                                                                                                FAMILY CAMPUS FOR JEWISH LIFE

 50  Years  January 2021 - Tevet/Shevat 5781                                                    Volume 51, Number 1

          INSIDE THIS                     Meet the leaders behind
                ISSUE:                    the Federation’s Campus Project

        23A  LIFE & LEGACY™               By Howard Tevlowitz, Chief Executive Officer
        27A  Community Focus              “We achieve greatness by handing our   a Jewish future for all individuals who   tion team that shares the Federation’s
                                          values  on to  the  next  generation  and
                                                                                reside in our area. These roles are more
                                                                                                                      Board of Director’s dream for a bright
        33A  Jewish Interest              empowering them to go and build the   than just focusing on business as usual,   and vibrant Jewish future in Sarasota-
        39A  Commentary                   future.” – Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks  hosting events, programs or speakers,   Manatee.
                                                                                                                          Over the course of the next few
        43A  Focus on Youth                   t is a leader’s responsibility to en-  or issuing statements. There needs to be   months in The Jewish News, I will in-
                                              sure values are handed down to the
                                                                                clarity about what we stand for, a drive
        47A  Life Cycle                   Inext generation. From Moses to       to encourage positive change, and the   troduce you to our Federation’s vision
           1B  Jewish Happenings          Maimonides,  from Herzl  to Heschel,   ability to take concrete actions to move   for a Jewish future and to individuals
                                          Jewish leaders in every generation
                                                                                forward. For this to happen, we need to
                                                                                                                      who are making the dream come alive.
                                          have  risen  to  secure  the  present  and   be prepared and nimble…and have the   With over $18 million in secured
                                          build a future for those to come.     best possible team in place.          pledges thus far, and a scheduled open-
                                              Two  key  leadership  roles  that     The  team  behind  the  re-imagina-  ing date in early 2022, all 33 acres on
                                          The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-    tion of The Larry & Mary Greenspon    the Federation’s current McIntosh Road
                                          Manatee  plays in  our region is to   Family Campus for Jewish Life could   site will be utilized for this dream. (See
                                          ensure the  well-being  of our Jewish     not be better. We are blessed to have   image below.)
                                 3A       communal organizations and to secure   a highly skilled  campus construc-                 continued on page 2A

      Jonathan & Michelle Mitchell:
      Putting out the welcome mat


      Where your dollars go:              Federation elects new board members
      Federation’s fire trucks            and officers
      keep Israelis safe
                                          By Kim Adler, Chief Operating Officer, and Michael Ritter, Nominating Committee Chair

                                                 ach year, the Immediate  Past   ceptional job of selecting the following   her first child. She is currently a real
                                                 President of the Federation has   four new directors, each  for a  three-  estate agent with Michael Saunders &
                                          Ethe pleasure of serving as the       year term, for our 2021 board:        Co. Prior to that, Mary worked in the
                                          Chair  of  the  Nominating  Committee.    Mary  Collier has a passion for   human resources field.
                                          One of the key responsibilities of the   pursuing issues of social justice and   Julie Wright Halbert has a wealth
                                46A       Nominating Committee is to consider   promoting  understanding  of the  local   of Federation  experience  dating  back

      The Gan at Temple Sinai             and nominate the slate of new directors   Jewish community in her current role   over a decade to National Young Lead-
                                                                                                                      ership Cabinet and multiple terms on
                                                                                as Chair of the Heller  Community
                                          and officers for the coming year. The
      teaches and excites kids            committee, comprised of members of    Relations  Committee  (CRC). Mary’s   the board and Executive  Committee
      at the new Gan Science Lab          the Executive  Committee,  the board   Federation involvement dates back to   of  The  Jewish  Federation  of  Greater
                                          and the general community, did an ex-  2008 with PJ Library after the birth of            continued on page 2A

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