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The Toledo Jewish News is funded in part through the generosity of our Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo Campaign donors. Sivan/Tammuz/Av 5773 • June/July 2013 Welcome Joel Marcovitch, CEO Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo at the JFGT ANNUAL MEETING Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Etz Chayim Page 12 Barry Greenblatt comes full circle, celebrates 40th anniversary The meeting includes installation of new board members of Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo and affiliated agencies, acknowledgements of outgoing board members, and recognition of Leadership Award winners! 2013 Leadership Awards High School Leadership Award Ben Yaffe, Jessica Horwitz Max Kaufman, Isaac Rubin Toledo Jewish Community Foundation National Endowment Achievement Award Paul Goldner Harry Levison Young Leadership Award Lauren Sachs Marjorie Siegel Jewish Communal Service Award of Excellence Hindea Markowicz JCC Sports Hall of Fame Richard Rusgo and Robert Rusgo Silver Circle Leadership Award Alix Greenblatt, Kathryn Gallon Inge Horowitz Bob Wick Community Service Award Bob Lubell and Stevie Grand, Grand Lubell Photography Spirit of Jewish Family Service Award Phyllis Diamond Department of Jewish Programs Program of the Year Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y Ruth and Ralph Delman JFGT allocates nearly $120,000 to Israel The Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo (JFGT) board of directors has approved an allocation of approximately $120,000 to Israel for JFGT’s fiscal year 2013/2014, nearly doubling the allocation of the previous fiscal year. Of this $120,000, $76,500 has been designated for use by PARTNERSHIP2GETHER Western Galilee (P2G)*, a significant increase to the $20,000 to $30,000 allocated to our Partnership in past years. The remaining portion is allocated to World ORT ($13,500), Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) ($19,335) and Birthright ($10,000). “I am so proud to let the community know that not only are their campaign dollars being used here but they are going to support those who need it most in Israel,” said Joel Marcovitch, JFGT Chief Executive Officer. “Our bond between our community, and especially to our Partnership region, and the rest of Israel is unbreakable. To almost double the allocation from last year is a strong statement of intent that Israel is a central component to the Jewish community of Toledo and that campaign dollars are going to worthwhile causes that people care about.” “There was a resounding agreement, to allocate this amount to Israel, particularly our Partnership region," added Tina Stieben, JFGT Chief Financial Officer. “Our community sees the beneficial programs that the organizations are supporting and feels that our dollars need to go to help these vital causes.” According to René Rusgo, Director, Department of Jewish Programs, the Pedal power at Gan Yeladim's 2013 Trike-a-Thon commitment to Israel, and specifically to P2G, is a deep rooted reflection of commitment to our greater community and family. “To know that we will be able to continue our work as a kehilla and bring together individuals from both sides of the ocean is amazing,” she said. “This lifelong connection grows stronger and stronger every day. I am humbled and honored to be a part of the team working with PARTNERSHIP2GETHER.” “We are so grateful for this wonderful allocation to our Partnership, and I cannot begin to tell you what it will do to enhance programming for the Western Galilee and our communities,” said Jan Goldstein, Central Area Consortium representative, P2G. “We know that Toledo’s involvement with the Partnership has always been a key part of the energy, which fuels our Central Region Consortium, and we look forward to doing even more because of this very significant allocation.” * In addition to this $76,500, an additional $5,000 of JFGT campaign dollars goes to sponsor local P2G programs. Page 24 Guest speaker discusses "Six-Word Memoir" <------LABEL GOES HERE------> Dr. Louis Ravin Memorial Emerging Leader Award Ian Katz Page 14

Toledo Jewish News June 2013

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