Shalom Chaverim (Dear Friends),
MEGA 2018 is here and I personally invite you to join us for our premiere fundraising event and 2018 campaign kickoff! It is certain to be an amazing evening as we recognize Irwin Kanefsky with our highest award, the Medal of Honor and present Jonathan & Rachel Hoffer with our inaugural Harold z”l & Jean Grossman Award.
The evening also features remarks by JFNA President & CEO Jerry Silverman and keynote by television journalist and author David Gregory. You may remember him from his 20+ years at NBC, including as host of Meet the Press. Many thanks to our event co-chairs Ben & Sasha Ellis and Jerome & Anita Gutkin; VIP dinner co-chairs Lanny & Marlene Lahr and Michael & Nichole Arko; as well as our table captains and sponsors.
The event starts at 7 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 15 and is held at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, so register today while there are some seats available, mega2018.org.
This week’s Torah portion is Mishpatim (laws) in the book of Exodus. In it, the Israelites accept G-d’s offer to be his chosen people by declaring Na’aseh v’nishmah (we will do and we will hear). In other words, we are putting our faith in you, Adonai.
Flash forward to the Valley of the Sun in February of 2018 and the topic of David Gregory’s keynote – faith. Coincidence? I think not.
Chief Executive Officer