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Federation announces fall phone-a-thon

Scottsdale, AZ (June 17, 2015) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix announces the date of its fall phone-a-thon, Oct. 11. The event will build on the success of the spring phone-a-thon which raised more than $86,000 for the Federation’s 2015 Annual Campaign, including $11,000 in new and increased gifts.

“I loved the team I worked with: Gail Ober, Amanda Garcia and the Schons putting the spring phone-a-thon together,” said Susan Farber who co-chaired the event with Gail Ober. “I jumped at the opportunity to work on the fall phone-a-thon. We are busy planning another successful event, to bring in even more dollars and raise more awareness of needs in our community. I am looking forward to bringing back the fun and hope everyone marks their calendars for October 11!”

The spring phone-a-thon brought a lot of fun and energy to the 70 volunteers who vied for prizes with a little friendly competition.

“We plan to keep that sense of fun with the fall event with more exciting prizes and really building a festive atmosphere to keep the volunteers energized,” Farber said.

Twenty-four-year-old Julie Farber helped her mom during the spring event. She is looking forward to the fall event as well.

“The best part [of the spring phone-a-thon] was so many people from the community came out to support the Jewish Federation,” said Julie Farber. “We had so much fun giving out gifts to the volunteers. I will definitely do it again!”

The phone-a-thons are part of the annual campaign which raises funds to help Jews in need and to build vibrant Jewish communities in Greater Phoenix, Israel and 70 countries throughout the world. Contributions to the Federation’s annual campaign can be made at

About the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix exists to strengthen and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community that enriches lives through Jewish values, innovation and stewardship. We embrace each generation across all walks of life, and provide funding to services and programs that help develop toddlers, engage children, motivate teens, challenge young adults, inspire adults, connect families and benefit the elderly. Our purpose is to ensure the long-term viability of our Jewish community by providing leadership, financial support, and synergy with other Jewish organizations in Greater Phoenix area, Israel and around the world.

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Laura Toussaint-Newkirk