PO Box 8590
Aspen, CO 81612
Ski to Live
Our Mission Statement
"Supporting Jewish life in the Roaring Fork Valley, Israel, and around the world through philanthropy, education, and leadership"
A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
After a four year hiatus, I am once again president of UJA, Aspen Valley Community campaign. Together with our new vice president/campaign chair, Julie Puchkoff, and great Board of long term members and newcomers, I am happy to get this year's campaign started. We have already (since the start of 2014) sent out our Jewish summer camp scholarship funds which together with Aspen Jewish Congregation, is helping to send eight children of local families to camp this summer.
My goal for this coming year is to engage new donors for our projects here in the valley and abroad, and also to get more involvement and overall participation. Additionally it is my goal for our community at large to understand UJA's commitment to the Roaring Fork Valley and to the social needs of Jews in Israel and throughout the diaspora.
I hope you will share with me any ideas you have and consider increasing your own involvement in 2014
Stop the Sirens Campaign
We want to let you know that UJA Aspen Valley is participating in the JFNA Emergency Campaign "Stop the Sirens." While we can't stop the barrage of rockets targeting Israel, we can help mitigate their impact on innocent civilians. The disabled, elderly and children are particularly vulnerable and JFNA has authorized $5 million in initial humanitarian support. Large and small Federations throughout the country are now being mobilized to raise additional dollars. The estimated immediate needs total $13.2 million. Some of these include:
Providing one day of respite for the more than 40,000 children who are living under constant rocket attacks.
Enabling an array of caseworkers to bring food, medicine and comfort to thousands of home bound seniors.
Offering trauma support to those who are enduring continual rocket attacks.
Over the years our Jewish community has been there for Israel in times of greatest need and we're asking for your help again. Please make your contribution to UJA Aspen Valley for the JFNA Stop the Sirens Campaign. For those who want greater detail on how the emergency dollars will be spent, we're including a background piece from JFNA. Please know that 100% all of these donations are for urgent social service needs and that no dollars will be used for military purposes. There will be no administrative fees!
On behalf of our fellow Jews in Israel, we deeply appreciate your continuing support.
UJA Aspen Valley Board of Directors
Why the Federation is in need? Why Now? (click JFNA image below)
If you are interested in supporting our relief efforts
Please make Donation Checks Payable to:
United Jewish Appeal Aspen Valley
JFNA Stop the Sirens Campaign
P.O. Box 8590
Aspen, CO 81612
UJA Aspen Valley secures and enriches a bright Jewish future in the Roaring Fork Valley, Israel and around the world. Our work is informed and inspired by our commitment to the values of Chesed (caring and compassion), Torah (Jewish learning), Tikkun Olam (repair the world), Tzedaka (social justice), and Klal Yisrael (coming together).
In the Roaring Fork Valley, we support 3 Hebrew Schools and fund scholarships for kids to attend Jewish summer camp. We provide free books and music to children through the PJ Library program, which is generously underwritten by Alan Franco. We also support
Golshim L’Chaim, which helps
rehabilitate and empower injured
Israel soldiers through skiing and
In Israel and around the world,
your donations enable us to provide
life-saving and life-enhancing
services for those in need. This
includes giving trauma counseling
and financial assistance to families
in southern Israel who have
suffered from rocket attacks
rescuing Jews from countries of distress and providing relief to thousands of our poor, elderly brethren in the FSU. It also includes funding training and educational programs to break the cycle of poverty, supporting absorption centers to help new immigrants successfully integrate into Israeli society and offering mentoring programs for at-risk teenage girls through Jump Start. It also includes funding training and educational programs to break the cycle of poverty, supporting absorption centers to help new immigrants successfully integrate into Israeli society and offering mentoring programs for at- risk teenage girls through Jump Start
2014 Golshim L'Chaim Group