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Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While many countries have their own Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th is a day for the entire world to take pause and honor the memories of those who perished, learn from those who have shared their stories of survival, and reflect on how we can ensure such an atrocity never happens again.

A Statement Regarding the Events at the U.S. Capitol

A Statement Regarding the Events at the U.S. Capitol

The events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 deeply distress the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton community.  Violence is never acceptable, regardless of political inclinations.  We join with our many friends in disappointment and apprehension at the recent hostility and unrest evident throughout our nation.

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – Actions Beyond Words

As a leader, I am constantly asking myself in any difficult situation, “What is the right thing to do?” When considering the painful events from yesterday I feel we must act with the Jewish community in mind, using Tikkun Olam as our guiding star.

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – A Virtual Visit

Recently I was talking to a community member, and the topic turned to our programming throughout the pandemic. They raved about what we have provided virtually, and how it has kept the community together during this crazy year. One comment this person made, though, really meant a lot. They said, “You couldn’t have done a better job.”

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – Twice As Nice

Admittedly, inspiration doesn’t always come to me on a regular basis. And, on a rare occasion, I have two things that simultaneously inspire me. This is one of those occasions.

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – A Lasting Impact

This past week, our world lost two important people. Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l, Emeritus Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, passed away from cancer at age 72 on Saturday, November 7th. On Sunday, November 8th, notable Jeopardy host Alex Trebek z”l passed away from cancer at age 80. While both men had incredibly different lives, they each made important impacts in our world.

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – Missed The General Assembly? No Problem!

Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly (JFNA GA) took place this past Sunday and Monday. The GA is typically held in person. It was supposed to take place in Chicago this year. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, JFNA decided to move the conference to a virtual platform.

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – An Incredible FREE Opportunity

It’s that time of year again, when Federations from all across North America and Israel gather together for the General Assembly (GA). This program cultivates inspiration, innovative ideas, and growth for both professionals and lay leaders.

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