Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 19 Nisan 5774

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We Promise...
 
Those of you who know me even slightly are aware of my passion for dogs. While I love all dogs, I am particularly devoted to (wild about) my own, William, our 10-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Nellie, our two-year-old West Highland White Terrier. While Will has been the companion of kings, Nellie is the Cesar commercial dog; the adorable little white dog who makes all sorts of promises. She promises to: “be there when you wake,” “to always be your co-pilot,” “to take on the world with you.” Well, my opinion is that dogs are heaven’s perfect creatures; they keep their promises, they take on the world with you, every hour of every day. They deliver. And I have learned from the loyalty and constancy of my beloved dogs that there is nothing more important than keeping a promise.
When my time as president of the Federation is ended, I pray that I will leave a legacy of trust in our word and our work, along with an understanding that the Federation keeps its promises; that we deliver. The first task that the Visioning Committee accomplished, after many weeks of work, was the creation of a new mission statement (WHAT we do) and a clear declaration of our priorities and values (WHY we do what we do).
 
OUR MISSION: Why We Exist
 
To enrich Jewish living through connection, education and compassion.
 
OUR VALUES: Why We Do What We Do
 
~COMMUNITY
 
Committed to connecting our Jewish community to one another, Israel and the people of the world
 
~LOVING KINDNESS
 
Committed to caring for our Jewish elders and those among us who are least able to care forthemselves
 
~L’DOR VA DOR
 
Committed to honoring all generations, remembering our Jewish past, while welcoming our Jewish future
 
~HATIKVAH
 
Committed to bringing hope and support to Israel and the world’s citizens who face disaster,oppression and persecution
 
~INTEGRITY
 
Committed to transparent communication, ethical practices and stewardship of our community’s trust
 
Shalom,
Barb Hirsch-Giller, President

Mission and Values

OUR MISSION: Why We Exist
 
To enrich Jewish living through connection, education and compassion.
 
OUR VALUES: Why We Do What We Do
 
~COMMUNITY
 
Committed to connecting our Jewish community to one another, Israel and the people of the world
 
~LOVING KINDNESS
 
Committed to caring for our Jewish elders and those among us who are least able to care forthemselves
 
~L’DOR VA DOR
 
Committed to honoring all generations, remembering our Jewish past, while welcoming our Jewish future
 
~HATIKVAH
 
Committed to bringing hope and support to Israel and the world’s citizens who face disaster,oppression and persecution
 
~INTEGRITY
 
Committed to transparent communication, ethical practices and stewardship of our community’s trust
 
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