It’s the time of year for miracles and mitzvahs, when we remember Jews in need. After all, we are commanded to give tzedakah, justice and sharing, as part of our Jewish values.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s annual campaign answers the needs of our Jewish community and of our brothers and sisters who live here in Phoenix and those who live thousands of miles away. Through the campaign, we engage the next generation, enrich senior lives and support Jewish life here, in Israel and around the world. We build community. We rise to the occasion in crisis.

Together, there is so much more that we can do. We can provide more funding for camp scholarships, Birthright trips, senior transportation and NowGen programs. We can fund leadership development programs and Jewish cultural enrichment for the community.

It is my honor to ask Jews to do a mitzvah for other Jews. So please make a year-end gift to the Federation. Our campaign looks to the needs of the entire Jewish community. Fulfill the commandment for tzedakah. Light up someone’s life. Let’s do more and keep the miracles and mitzvahs going through 2018.

Julee Landau Shahon

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix Campaign Co-Chair