Our Two Shekels

Welcome Heidi Gantwerk


Dear Federation Family,

Last week, Federation President & CEO Michael Jeser made the difficult decision to step back from active involvement in the day-to-day business. As of today, Michael will take a leave of absence to focus on his health and family.

The mission of Federation is deeply…

I Stand With Israel


Friends, 

We hope you had a meaningful Shavuot, the holiday commemorating our receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai, a defining event for the Jewish people. Sadly, Shavuot this year followed a challenging time for our community. First, our CEO Michael Jeser delivered the difficult news that …

Important Health Update

Friends, 

This is difficult to write.

You may recall that in early March, I learned that there had been a recurrence of my cancer, and I have spent the last several months going through another round of chemotherapy. Last week, we learned that the chemo has not been effective, and foll…

My Two Shekels: Finding the Light

FEDERATION’S STRATEGIC IMPACT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER COVID; SECURING CRITICAL FUNDING TO MEET URGENT NEEDS

A Jewish proverb says, “A little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness.” This has been true for Jews throughout history. Turning toward the light is what has given our peop…

My Two Shekels: Cancer-Free

After 6 emergency surgeries in 10 days, to deal with complications arising from unexpected infections, I have returned to the land of the living and am well enough to pen this update.  I will keep it brief as it is exceedingly difficult to perform even the simplest task as I regain the abi…