Monthly Bulletin

August, 2020

Thank you to all of our members who attended the Annual Meeting on July 12th! We have included a recap of the meeting below for those who were unable to attend.


Upcoming Events

In true spirit of our mission to serve Jewish communities around the world, the NLJF is proud to be sponsoring 3 events in August with the organization Qesher! Qesher's unique model brings Jewish experts from around the world to your computer screen on Zoom. These 90 minute conversations take place with a maximum of 25 participants from around the world, and the proceeds go directly to the speaker's community!

We are sponsoring 10 spots at each of these three events, allowing you to attend for FREE! Registration is first-come-first-served, so register for your spot today!


Mark Your Calendars

The premiere of the film “Unexpected Modernism: The Wiener Brother’s Story” has been rescheduled for September 10th, 2020. In an at attempt to keep people as safe as possible, there will now be 2 screenings: a premiere at 5:30pm and an encore performance at 8:00pm. ...Learn More

**These details are subject to change as the pandemic and the city's response to it continues to change.**

Be on the lookout for a renewed partnership between NLFJ and the Robinson Film Center! We are working to put together a schedule of Jewish films to be screened at the Robinson.

We're going to Israel! When it is safe to do so... we are currently in the early stages of planning a community trip to the Jewish homeland: Israel! For obvious reasons we do not yet have a set date, but we will keep you updated as details progress. In the meantime - start getting excited!


Annual Meeting Recap

Rabbi Jana De Benedetti (B'nai Zion) offered an opening d'var, followed by reports from the outgoing President Jodi Hutto, our Executive Director Bethany Sorkey, Program Director Rabbi Feivel Rubinstein, and Treasurer Ricky Murov. Additionally, Helaine & Bill Braunig and Ricky Murov shared their experiences in Israel while attending the 2018 North America General Assembly in Tel Aviv, Israel. Our meeting was closed with a prayer from Rabbi Sydni Rubinstein (Agudath Achim).

Thank You Outgoing Board!

We are so appreciative for the contributions and service from our outgoing President, Jodi Hutto and board members Sanford Katz and Ben Sour, Jr.

Welcome New Board!

We are thrilled to welcome to the board Joe Badt, Jr. and Leigh Anne Evensky as members at large, and excited to have at the helm our new Board President David Brainis!

*For a complete list of our board members, please click here.


Past Events

Thank you to those who participated in our really incredible talk with Dr. Michael Berenbaum on July 12th. His very powerful conversation on Antisemitism had a great crowd and addressed some very difficult realities. For those who were unable to join us, a full recording of the event can be found on the NLJF YouTube page.


We're Here For You

Times are particularly tough for many of us right now and Federation is here to help. If you or someone you know needs assistance during these difficult times, please reach out to our Executive Director, Bethany Sorkey by calling the office to see how we can be of support: (318) 868-1200