Well, we made it through the High Holy Days, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Now we are moving into the winter holiday time, and this year gives us the rare treat of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah starting on the same day! It last happened in1888 and some say it won’t happen again for 77,798 years. You do the math. Here at the Jewish Federation of San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, we’re just going to enjoy the celebrations.
And there’s a lot to celebrate. The 15th Annual Jewish Book Festival is in full swing. Each of the author events scheduled are not to be missed! And of course there are special Hanukkah festivals and events happening all over, starting November 24 and going into the first week of December. Plus, you’ll want to keep your eyes and ears out for the 6th Annual Festival of Jewish Music on December 15. It’s going to be a merry time all around.
Meanwhile, if YOU have a Jewish event coming up, let us know and we’ll include it in our calendar here at the Jewish Federation SGPV website. We’re the hub of all things Jewish east of the 5 freeway. You can stay informed about all of the wonderful things taking place in our community by visiting the Events and Calendar page.If you’re in need of help, be it medical, financial, legal or something else, explore our Community Directory and you’re likely to find the organization and assistance you are looking for.
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Jason Moss, MSW, MAJCS
EMERGENCY TYPHOON RELIEF
The Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys has opened a Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund to raise money for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan and the aftermath.
“An entire nation has been affected by the horrendous devastation of Typhoon Haiyan,” said Jewish Federation Executive Director Jason Moss. “The Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys’ Jewish community is ready to respond to provide support to those most in need, and our thoughts and prayers go to all of those whose lives have been greatly affected by this devastating typhoon.”
Community members wishing to make contributions for this cause can do so in one of two ways. The first is to mail, call or drop-off contributions at the Jewish Federation (Attn: Typhoon Haiyan Relief, 550 S. Second Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006 or 626.445.0810). Or, you may donate to Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) online at https://secure-fedweb.jewishfederations.org/page/contribute/phillipines.
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