Jewish Federation announces spring phone-a-thon fundraiser

Phones may have changed through the years, but the mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix has not — which is the theme as the federation announces the date of its spring phone-a-thon, May 1.

This year's phone-a-thon co-chars are Lily Behbood and Gail Ober.

This year’s phone-a-thon co-chars are Lily Behboodi and Gail Ober.

The federation has been impacting Jewish lives in the Valley and around the world for 75 years and the semi-annual phone-a-thons help raise funds that support the work of federation and its partners locally and overseas.

“The phone-a-thon is an important part of our campaign, allowing nearly 100 volunteers to reach out to donors and members of the community. Sharing our story with these people and asking them to make a difference has a huge impact on our family around the world,” said 2016 Annual Campaign Chair David Weiner.

The spring phone-a-thon celebrates the milestone anniversary of the Jewish Federation in Greater Phoenix and features lots of fun and prizes for volunteers.

“This is my third phone-a-thon as a co-chair and I’m thrilled to co-chair with Lily Behboodi,” said Gail Ober. “We plan to make it a fun event for the volunteers and stress the importance of the community’s support. We hope people will be ready to answer the call and to impact and enhance Jewish life here and around the world.”

Members of the community are encouraged to sign up to help on May 1 at

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Visit or call 480-634-4900.

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