Super Sunday will be part of JFSA ‘100 Days’

Michael Shiner makes a call at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Jan. 29, 2017. Shiner is one of three Super Sunday co-chairs for 2018.

The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona will hold its annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Jan. 28, 2018 at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Volunteers will call members of the Tucson Jewish community seeking donations to the Federation’s 2018 Community Campaign.

This year’s campaign theme is “100 Days of Impact.” 

“With a desire to have a shorter, more condensed annual campaign and to educate the community about the programs of the Jewish Federation, we created ‘100 Days of Impact,’” says JFSA Senior Vice President Fran Katz. The campaign began Nov. 1 and will end Feb. 8.

Each week throughout the 100 days, Federation emails and other marketing materials have been highlighting the many humanitarian and education programs the Federation and its beneficiary agencies provide for people in Tucson, Israel and around the world. 

Week one, for example, “Federation Includes,” showed how support for the campaign ensures special needs programs at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Hebrew High and synagogue religious schools, encouraging people of all capabilities to take part in Jewish life.

Week four, “Federation Feeds and Shelters,” called attention to the Homer Davis Project, which supplies weekend and holiday meal kits for underserved schoolchildren; clothing collection drives for local homeless women; and to Jewish Family & Children’s Services, which provides relief for families in financial crisis.

Information on other impact areas, from “Federation Honors Our Elders” to “Federation Pursues Justice and Equality,” is available at jfsa.org/100-days.

“You can feel the momentum in our Jewish community right now,” says Aaron Rottenstein, who is co-chairing Super Sunday with Michael Shiner and Josh Silverman. “And this year, Super Sunday is a fantastic chance for all of us to keep that momentum going. Whether you’re making a pledge, or volunteering to help others do the same, Super Sunday gives all of us a chance to stand up, come together, and lend our own voice to Tucson’s Jewish community.”

There will be three volunteer shifts, 8:30-11:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-2p.m., and 1:30-4:30 p.m., with food and prizes. Volunteers can make calls or help with general support, and are encouraged to wear their favorite team’s colors to add to the team spirit.

To register for a Super Sunday volunteer shift, visit jfsa.org , email campaign@jfsa.org or call 577-9393.

The day also will include a Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and a Tu B’Shevat Family Celebration from noon-2 p.m.

Blood donors must be ages 17+ and blood drive volunteers must be at least 16.

To celebrate Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for the trees, parents and children can visit the Tucson J’s Sculpture Garden for a “Tree-Sure Hunt,” with activities such as a “Hug a Tree” photo opportunity and a seed matching game. Participants can complete all the activities for a special prize.