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A Season of Programs with a Purpose

When you hear the Hebrew phrase, Tikkun Olam, what initially comes to mind? Most folks think of this Jewish value as healing, repairing, or rebuilding the world. Their call to action is typically in the form of physically doing something such as lending a helping...

Past, Present, and Future Programming

That's a Wrap! The 2021-2022 season is in the books – and once again, our Federation’s program department provided a range of meaningful engagement opportunities to meet our community members “where they were at” with “hybrid” events allowing for both in-person and...

The Power of Women’s Philanthropy

The Power of Women’s Philanthropy

When high profile women like Mackenzie Bezos and Melinda Gates make news for their charitable giving, they bring the issue of women and philanthropy into the mainstream. In the Jewish Federation world, though, women philanthropists have been making history for at...

Giving Together for Safe, Secure Future

Each of us yearns to be involved with someone, something, outside of ourselves. Philanthropy provides that linchpin to our humanity. We recently announced an exciting matching challenge for security. Inspired by both our Safe SRQ Guardians initiative and the Live...

One Day, One Community, One Mission

One Day, One Community, One Mission

This year marked another tremendous day for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota—Manatee. From April 26 to 27,  we took part in a 24 hour community philanthropy event—The Giving Challenge 2022. Presented by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Federation...

Federation’s Work in Israel and Poland

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I never felt that more than I did in July, when I joined Jewish Federation leaders from our community and 20 other communities for an up-close look at the impact that the Jewish Federation system is having in Israel and...

Learn, Reflect, Grow in Memorial Garden

The heavy equipment I can see from my office window is moving us toward the much  anticipated opening of our Larry & Mary Greenspon Campus for Jewish Life. The campus will be an oasis of learning, celebration, remembrance, and respectful exchange, where all are...

How Hurricane Ian Tested Us

Whether it’s a security threat, antisemitic vandalism or a natural disaster, emergencies are frightening, disorienting and isolating. They test the strength of a community. You may not think of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee as an emergency response...

Special Campus Update

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