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Federation fall phone-a-thon hopes to score big with $118K goal on Super Sunday

By August 13, 2015May 10th, 2017Press Releases

Scottsdale, AZ (August 13, 2015) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix hopes to score big with a goal to raise $118,000 during its Super Sunday Fall Phone-A-Thon on Oct. 11.

“Team spirit is contagious; we did great with the spring phone-a-thon and now we have even more people participating and activities planned for Super Sunday,” said Susan Farber, who co-chairs the event with Gail Ober. “This will be a fun day for the whole community—children, parents, singles—everyone!”

The duo also co-chaired the spring phone-a-thon which raised more than $86,000 for the Federation’s annual campaign, including $11,000 in new and increased gifts.

In addition to their goal of raising $118,000 during the fall phone-a-thon, the committee hopes to have more than 118 volunteers.

Blaine Light, 25, was one of five young men who volunteered from Moishe House during the spring phone-a-thon. He plans to participate again on Oct. 11.

“I loved being part of the phone-a-thon,” said Light. “It felt great to connect and engage with the Jewish community and I cannot wait to do it again!”

The community is encouraged to expect a call on Oct. 11 and to “Answer the Call.”

“Game day is Oct. 11 and we need the community to answer the call between nine and one to help us fund Jewish programming,” said Ober. “Volunteers and donors are needed to join our winning team to help us score a touchdown and reach our goal!”

The Super Sunday Fall Phone-A-Thon is part of the Federation’s 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. The campaign is co-chaired by Don and Esther Schon. 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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