Dear MAJF Community,
Mobile’s Jewish history and community is a rich tapestry woven with the strands of the many people who have made our area their home. While each one of us in the MAJF family comes from different strands, our goal is the same: building a strong, vibrant Jewish community. MAJF is the weaver who brings those strands together, whether in celebration, remembrance or in the interest of education. For whatever purposes we gather, the important thing is that we come together.
As is the case for Jewish Federations all over the country, we have a duty to support Jews in need in our home communities, but also around the world. Our Federation provides the sole support for our local Jewish Family Services. We also support the Jewish Children’s Regional Services in New Orleans, Gan Shalom preschool here in Mobile, and the Hillel chapters at both Alabama and Auburn Universities.
To have the biggest impact in Israel and around the world, we work with the JFNA, Jewish Federations of North America. They help us to reach Jews whose lives are in danger solely because they are Jewish, to help feed those who are hungry, sick and alone in the world and to ensure that Mobile and Baldwin Counties always have a vehicle to connect us with our extended Jewish family.
Mobile has been fortunate to have strong leaders in our long history who have stepped up, set the course and accepted the responsibilities therein. It is our responsibility to ensure their investment pays dividends. We must continue their good work and build the next generation of leaders. This is YOUR Jewish Federation and it is our goal and our duty to represent your interests and meet your needs.
Thank you for your past support of MAJF, and if you have never been involved – we invite you to dive in now!
Susan Sass, Larry Voit, Jonathan Fratkin & Ken Bloch
MAJF Board Officers
Immediate Past President
Susan Mayer Sass
Board of Directors
Priscilla Gold Darby
Saundra S. Grace
Rabbi Steven Silberman, Ahavas Chesed
Rabbi Yosef Goldwasser, Chabad of Mobile
Deborah Gurt, President Ahavas Chesed
Gil Laden, President Springhill Temple
Patricia Silverman, Jewish Family Services
Iris F. Klein