A Message from Jennifer Korach
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When I reflect back on my earliest childhood memories, I ALWAYS remember feeling extremely proud of my Jewish heritage and identity. I derive immense pleasure celebrating the rituals and life cycle events of our faith and relish in preparing a holiday meal for a houseful of family and friends. To my husband Randy and me, raising our two children (Natalie, age 16 and Quinn, age 12) with strong Jewish values is the most important endeavor we have undertaken as parents. Yet, for both of us, Judaism is not something that happens exclusively in the confines of our home or synagogue. Being a part of a global Jewish community has compelled us both to engage in Jewish philanthropy and acts of chesed (acts of kindness), and more importantly pass the importance of giving to others onto our children. “Kol Yisrael arevim zeh la-zeh.” ALL Jews (or all the people of Israel) are responsible for one another.
I am honored to be stepping into the role as Women's Philanthropy Chair. The women in our community that have served in this role are the most impressive bunch of ‘rock stars’ I have ever met. They are smart, compassionate, and dedicated to tikkun olam (repairing the world). I am humbled to follow in their footsteps. My goal is to continue along the strong leadership path they set before me.
Our local Jewish Federation is the single most important agency that strives to leave no community member left behind in Cleveland, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the globe. Always staying true to the mission, the Federation creates a strong and safe community for all of us today while striving to ensure a promising Jewish future for the generations that will come after us. How blessed I am to volunteer for an organization with such purpose!
The goal of Women's Philanthropy is to encourage our female community to develop leadership skills, engage in meaningful direct service volunteerism, and stand up and be counted by making a meaningful donation in your own name. I believe there is a place at our table for each and every one of you and hope you will consider attending one of our Power of Women (POW!) events or our annual Spring Luncheon and learn more about the compelling work we do to repair the world.
I wish I could meet each and every Jewish woman in our community since you all have much to offer to me in this role and our community at large. With that being said, please know that I welcome your ideas, input, and involvement on any level meaningful to you. Don't hesitate to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell at 216-225-4100.
I look forward to embarking on this important journey with you!