JFSA ready to get its game on for Super Sunday fundraiser

Shelly Silverman, chair of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona 2016 Community Campaign, left, with Super Sunday co-chairs Nina Isaacs and Julie Feldman at the Tucson Jewish Community Center on Jan. 31, 2016 (Martha Lochert)

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona will hold its Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Jan. 29 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. During the annual fundraising event, volunteers will reach out to members of the Jewish community for donations to the Federation’s 2017 Community Campaign, which supports humanitarian and educational programs in Southern Arizona, Israel and around the world.

The theme of this year’s campaign is Better Together: Repairing the World … Building Tomorrow.

“This is a very exciting year for Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of JFSA and watch the construction of the new building unfold. At Super Sunday we will have opportunities for all community members to get involved in various ways to help in our efforts in raising funds to support our community as we embark on the next 70 years,” says Amy Beyer, Super Sunday co-chair with Josh Silverman and Ilona Wolfman.

Volunteers can make calls or provide general support; shifts are 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The afternoon break will allow basketball fans to watch or listen uninterrupted as the University of Arizona Wildcats take on the University of Washington.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear their UA gear. Food and prizes will also contribute to a festive atmosphere.

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

To sign up as a volunteer, email, call 577-9393 or visit To save the Federation a call, make your tax-deductible gift by Jan. 15 at