Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix celebrates 75th anniversary

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix hosts its 75th Anniversary Kickoff & Awards Celebration 7 p.m. March 9.

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The event is expected to attract more than 300 guests to the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus to kick off a yearlong celebration of 75 years of gratitude, giving and giving back.

The federation closed a successful year with $5.4 million in total fundraising, including the 2015 $3.5 million annual campaign under the leadership of Campaign Chairs Don and Esther Schon.

David Weiner, 2016 campaign chair, looks forward to building on that success.

“We are continuing the momentum of our campaign with the formation of a diverse, broad-based campaign cabinet. These leaders are committed to ensuring the services we fund and the support we provide continues to make a positive impact on the lives of Jews in the Valley and around the world,” said Mr. Weiner.

“Our success depends on engaging as many members of our community as possible and sharing our story with them.”

In addition to the campaign kickoff, the federation celebrates its founding in 1941, and the years of service made possible through the generosity of its supporters.

The evening’s highlights include the presentation of the federation’s service awards, including its Medal of Honor and Belle Latchman Community Service Awards.

A dessert reception immediately follows the program.  The event is open to the community.

There is no charge to attend and there is no solicitation at the event. For information and to register, contact Joan Hosey, 480-634-4900, Ext. 1136 or, or online at

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