Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Federation Gives more than $230,000 in Supplemental Grants

During Chanukah your Federation was able to make more than $232,000 in supplemental grants thanks to our donors’ generosity in the 2012 campaign exceeding our estimates and because we controlled spending in that same period.  Lisa Haney, Director of Community Planning and Innovation, wrote to inform our great partners that we would be providing additional funding to their programs. Today, we'd like to share some of their wonderful responses, below:

San Diego Jewish Academy

Dear Lisa,

What a lovely and unexpected email! Thank you for thinking of SDJA and for all of the tremendous work that you and everyone else is doing to build up community and create a true Kehillat San Diego. May every campaign exceed our goals.

In the spirit of how we would celebrate Hanukkah in Israel, Nes Gadol Haya Po.(A great miracle happened here...)

On behalf of SDJA, thank you.
Chaim Heller, Head of School


Chabad Hebrew Academy


Thank you to the entire Federation leadership for this tremendous Chanukah gift. We are most appreciative that you have made Jewish education a vital and recognized priority.

Thank you for revitalizing and reinvigorating San Diego Jewish leadership.

Chanukah Sameach,
Rabbi Josef Fradkin Head of School


Torah High School of San Diego

Dear Lisa,

Thank you very much. It is a wonderful Chanukah present. As always, we greatly appreciate everything you do for Torah High and for San Diego.

Happy Chanukah and have a wonderful Shabbos.

Sincerely yours,
Rabbi Michoel Peikes


Southern California Yeshiva High School

Hi, Lisa.

We are so happy that the campaign was so successful, and we are very appreciative to the Board for thinking of us.

Happy Chanukah!

All the best,
Rabbi Moishe Adatto


Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, Mayor

Dear Lisa,

Mayor Alon Schuster
Thank you for the great news; I am glad for the success of the campaign and, of course, for upgrading our grant. We accept your idea for splitting the supplemental grant as indicated in the chart.

Please, send our thanks and appreciations to our friends in the board of the Federation.

I wish to meet you all very soon,
Alon Schuster רטסוש†ןולא


Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, Resource Development Director

Dear Lisa,

Thank you so much for increasing your support for our programs I really appreciate the efforts you are making to help us. We are now marking 4 weeks since the cease fire was signed between Israel and the Hamas. Only days will tell if the quiet will remain or we will be forced to suffer another difficult security operation in the near future. We are doing all we can to maintain a "regular routine" and pray that one day peace will return to the region. We got remarkable achievements thanks to wonderful people who believed in our vision and full partners in the long road we did. The SD federation is an integral part of Shaar Hanegev Regional council through all those challenged years and we are very proud of this important friendship

Thank you so much for your time and consideration
Varda Goldstein ורדה†גולדשטיין†


Jewish Federations of North America

Fabulous. Thank you so much.

William C. Daroff, Vice President for Public Policy & Director of the Washington office


Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Dear Lisa,

What a beautiful and timely gift this 5th night of Chanukah! On behalf of all of us at Seacrest, I want to thank you for this additional funding to support the charitable care needs of our residents. Happy Chanukah to you and yours.

Pam Ferris


Ken Jewish Community

We will review but wanted to thank you immediately for your support and generosity.

Leonardo Simpser


Moishe House

Wow! Wonderful news, thank you. We will certainly put it to good use in building strong Jewish community for young adults in San Diego.

An early Shabbat Shalom,
David Cygielman


Jewish Family Service

Hi Lisa,

Thank you! It really does help as the needs for services doesn't ever seem to become less. Enjoy your weekend.

Shabbat Shalom.
Michael Hopkins



This is wonderful news! Thank you for sharing this and for providing the supplemental funding. I am very happy to hear the campaign closed higher than expected. That bodes well for our community.

I am excited to share this with our board.
Michael Rabkin


Birthright Israel Foundation/SD

Dear Lisa,

Birthright San Diego 2012
Please accept my sincerest thank you for this supplemental donation to Birthright Israel due to your campaign closing higher than projected. That is fabulous news for us and your board must be so pleased to have such a successful campaign.

May I ask that you thank the board, and Michael Sonduck, on our behalf for their graciousness and support in 2012?

It has been a pleasure working with Michael and I am grateful for his kindness and that of your entire board.

Wishing the San Diego Federation a most successful 2013 and I look forward to our continued collaboration.

My best,
Harriett Zeitlin


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