Shep Englander — Federation Journal
There at Every Stage of Life: Happy New Year from the Jewish Federation
For many of us, this year the world around us has often felt fractured and polarized. This makes it only more valuable to have traditions that ground us and give us perspective and community that connects us as people.
Cincinnati 2020 connects us to a shared vision of an engaged and empowered Jewish community. We want to share our traditions and sense of community with our children and grandchildren. And we want the best for our aging parents.
A community means being there for each other at every stage of life.
This year, our community launched AgeWell Cincinnati to make it easier for older adults and their caregivers to find whatever resources they need. And we are coordinating the new Aging 2.0 strategy to provide paths for older adults to remain independent and connected as long as possible.
Just a few weeks ago, we launched a website and app called “Cincinnati Vine” to connect Jewish young adults with each other and our community—their way. More than 250 young people participated!
These innovative initiatives are possible because of you and your generosity.
Each New Year begs a reflection of the last. As I take a look back, I am proud of how we have transformed our community over the last decade. I am grateful for all the people, through their gifts of time and treasure, who made it possible. And I look forward to working with you to tackle the new challenges our community will face in the next decade.
On behalf of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, L’shana Tova. Wishing you and your family a sweet new year.