News Flash: U.S.Vetoes Anti Israel UN Resolution
Just as this newsletter was being sent the United States vetoed the United Nations Security Council resolution calling Israel settlements illegal.
Congresswoman Berkley: "US Must Veto UN Resolution Attacking Israel."
The canard of anti-Israel sentiment continues unabated at the United Nations. One would think that with all of the turmoil in the Middle East the UN would have far better things to do than try to focus world attention on biased resolutions directed against Israel. I am very grateful and proud that our Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley, continues to be a strong, passionate and committed voice in Congress on behalf of Israel and the US/Israel strategic relationship. Congresswoman Berkley issued a statement this past week urging the United States to veto a resolution in the United Nations that is unfairly directed towards Israel. To read Congresswoman’s statement please click here .
Senator Ensign Supports US Veto
Senator John Ensign has also come out with a strong statement urging the United States to veto the anti Israel resolution in the U.N. Click here to read Senator Ensign’s statement .
US Aid Worker Held In Cuba
Last October, I had the privilege to lead our Jewish Federation’s Mission to Cuba and visited the Jewish community in Havana. At that time, we inquired as to the status of US aid worker, Alan Gross, who had been jailed by Cuban authorities for undisclosed charges. Since the fall, Gross continues to be held in prison and is now facing trial and a possible 20-year sentence on alleged charges. At that time, I asked Congresswoman Berkley to inquire with the US State Department as to Gross’ situation and conditions. The Congresswoman recently sent another letter, together with several other Congressional representatives, to Secretary of State Clinton on Gross’ behalf. Please click here to read the Congressional letter .
2011 Campaign Events
Our 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign is in full swing! Volunteers are needed to help with our efforts to raise funds on behalf of our Jewish community. If you would like to assist, (no experience necessary!) please let me know by calling me at 732-0556 or by email at Elliot@jewishlasvegas.com .
Super Sunday will be Sunday, April 3 at the Greenspun Media Center in Henderson. It is a fun-filled day and an important element of this year’s 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign. Plan to join us for at least one shift if not more! It is a mitzvah and you will feel great knowing that you helped our Jewish Federation to raise the funds necessary to provide services to our elderly, children, college students, families and many others in our community! To sign up and register for Super Sunday please call Rob Festenstein at 732-0556 or email him at Rob@jewishlasvegas.com . Or you can register on line by clicking here .
Join us for our Major Gifts Reception on March 3 featuring guest speaker Dennis Prager. For details or reservations, please click here or contact Dana@jewishlasvegas.com .
You will not want to miss our Business & Professional program, Sports Talk , featuring guest speakers Bob Arum, Founder of Top Rank and Mark Wilf, Owner of the Minnesota Vikings on March 7. Click here for details and to make your reservation.
Moreover, do not forget this year’s Women’s United Luncheon on March 24 at the Aria Hotel featuring Brooke Burke of Dancing With The Stars. The fun-filled and exciting silent auction, fashion show and program…all in support of the 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign…is the premier event of the year that you will not want to miss. Please click here for more information and to make your reservation.
The days are counting down to the start of TribeFest , the National Young Leadership Conference sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America and hosted by our community at the Mandalay Bay March 6-8. Our JewEL Young Leadership program has a delegation of nearly 50 young Jewish adults attending the exciting conference program…and there are still some spots open for you to register. If you are between the ages of 22 and 45…TribeFest is the place to be. To learn more and to make your reservation please click here .
Women’s Philanthropy Features Kosher Sex
Yes…that’s right! Our Women’s Philanthropy Council is sponsoring a special outreach program featuring therapist Dr. Nili Sachs this coming week. The program is certain to be “standing room only” and will feature an introduction to the important and wonderful works of our Jewish Federation. To learn more and to make a reservation please click here .
JFNA CEO Visits Las Vegas
Jerry Silverman, President & CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, will be in Las Vegas for the exciting TribeFest conference. On Sunday, March 6 Silverman will be meeting with Jewish Federation and Jewish community leadership for a briefing on current world events and the Jewish Federation movement’s involvement as well as an assessment of other Jewish Federation priorities. For more information or if you would like to join us for this special leadership briefing please contact Dana Yavitz at 732-0556 or Dana@jewishlasvegas.com or click here now .
Federation Goes Twitter
Everyone is doing it and so is the Jewish Federation! Social networking. In an effort to remain on the “cutting edge” of communication, the Jewish Federation has launched its own Twitter account in an effort to reach out and touch many more members of our Las Vegas Jewish community and to bring them news and information about exciting Jewish Federation programs, events and services.
The Jewish Federation is looking forward to building a strong following and social network through Twitter that will help spread the word of our programs and services to the Las Vegas community.
Everyone today is staying connected using social networking and now it is time for the Jewish Federation to do so as well. Whether it is an upcoming program for our Women’s Philanthropy group or a gathering of Young Jewish professionals you can follow the Jewish Federation on Twitter . We not only think our loyal and generous contributors and volunteers will be following our tweets but that by using social networking we will be reaching out and engaging many who have not previously been connected to our Jewish Federation and Jewish community.
Those who are already a part of Twitter can follow the Jewish Federation by logging on to http://twitter.com/JewishFedLV and become a part of rapidly expanding base of followers in Las Vegas and beyond. Twitter users can also get text message updates from the Jewish Federation by texting “follow JewishFedLV” to 40404 in the United States.
March Into March
This coming month will be very busy. As noted above our Jewish Federation will be hosting TribeFest , holding our annual Major Gifts Reception and Women’s United Luncheon along with an exciting B&P program . Our community will also play host to the annual meeting of both the Campaign Directors Institute and Small Cities Executives Institutes sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America. At the end of the month, the annual Rabbinical Assembly Convention will visit Las Vegas as more than 400 Conservative Rabbis from all over the world meet in our community. To all of our guests and friends…Bruchim Habayim…Welcome to Las Vegas!
There is plenty going on at our Jewish Federation. Join us! Participate! Volunteer! Contribute!
Most importantly…thank you very much for your generous support to our 2011 Jewish Federation Campaign.