With Warm Wishes for a Shana Tova from Federation

At this very moment, United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan, and Darien is supporting, sustaining, and protecting Jewish life – as we have done here for 50 years! For half a century, we have been convening our local Jewish community to care for one another and ensure that our neighborhoods are filled with vibrant and welcoming Jewish life.

Because of compassionate donors like you, we’re here for life’s most important moments. We’re here when a child safely attends high holiday services to hear the shofar. We're here providing a hot kosher meal for a senior who cannot make it to family festivities. And we’re here as college students taste the sweetness of an apple dipped in honey.

Rosh Hashana and milestone anniversary celebrations don’t only offer opportunities to look back – they also call on us to look forward, to make commitments for the year ahead, and to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that we will be called upon to address.

There is so much that calls for our attention, and we at Federation cannot do it alone. That is why we are asking you to join us by making a gift to UJF today.

UJF is the only organization in our area that has the ability to address ALL of these needs and more, in the year ahead. UJF works strategically and comprehensively across our community to educate and uplift those around us. We need your partnership to carry out this essential and lifesaving work. Please, give generously today by completing the enclosed card or visiting UJF.org/give today.

The last 50 years have brought countless moments of both joy and heartbreak. They were filled with days of celebration and days of mourning. We at UJF have reliably and consistently met longstanding needs, while also mobilizing when confronted by crises.

Our remarkable Jewish community continues to grow in numbers and spirit, and we are determined to do the same for the next 50 years. While we cannot predict the specific circumstances we will face, we can be certain that with your support, UJF will be here – with compassion, expertise, and inclusivity – to support and enrich our community, and care for all those who turn to us for help.

May the coming year bring us all health, happiness, and fulfillment, and may we all be blessed with the privilege of using our shared values to transform the lives of others.

Thank you for your continued generosity and compassion.

Shana Tova,

Michael Schlessinger, President

Diane Sloyer, Chief Executive Officer