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Happy is he who performs a good deed: for he may tip the scales for himself and the world.
     – Talmud, Kiddushin

Photo of Steven Sisskind, JCC board president, and Marci Erlebacher, JCC executive director.Dear Friends,

We at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center have a lot to be thankful for. A wonderful community where we live and work. Awesome members and families whom we serve. And excellent, caring employees and board members. We count our blessings every day because earlier this year we went through some pretty challenging times.

During the waves of threats made against many Jewish organizations at the start of this year, our campus was targeted three times. Thankfully, the threats were not credible and no one was harmed. However, our bottom line was bruised as several families left our childcare programs. But we did not let this diminish our spirit or our commitment to the community.

We came out swinging, figuratively, and clawed our way back to some sort of normalcy. The financials slowly started to come around. We ended the school year still a bit wary but happy with our progress. Our summer camp season was excellent, which further boosted our confidence and determination. And after completing our new secure lobby entrance this fall, we feel like we’ve come full circle with our enhanced safety and security measures.

Which brings us to where we are now. As the end of this year rapidly approaches, we are grateful for everyone in our community who has stood with us through such trying times. Despite the uncertainty, we continued to support hundreds of local working families with quality childcare and area seniors with our kosher meal program. Your past contributions to our end-of-year campaign have enabled us to meet the needs of our members and neighbors. We once again look to your generosity as we seek to maintain our key place within the community. Please remember that when you give to the JCC you provide a gift that will last throughout the year.

Help us continue our long tradition of serving the diverse needs of those in our community. Your generous donation will positively impact many lives. Please make a tax-deductible contribution to the JCC today. Your end-of-year gift will help ensure that our essential programming and services continue moving forward throughout the coming year.


Marci Erlebacher
Executive Director

Steven Sisskind
Board President

P.S. For your convenience, please download and complete this form (PDF, 333 KB) to submit your tax-deductible JCC contribution today! Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360.