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Your Dollars at Work!!!
Because of YOUR generous support in 2013, UJA Aspen Valley was  able to provide life-enhancing and life-saving services to those in need locally, in Israel, and around the world.

 $60,000 went to our 3 local Hebrew schools to help provide  quality Jewish education

                                $24,255 combined with funds from                                                      AJC, helped send 14 local children to                                                    Jewish summer camp

 $3,600 Allowed 85 children in the Roaring Fork Valley to receive  monthly Jewish books and music through the PJ Library program

 $207,250 went to our overseas partners, the Jewish Agency for  Israel(JAFI) and the American Joint Distribution Committee(JDC), to  help fund social service needs for Jews in Israel, the former Soviet  Union, Eastern and Central Europe, and around the world. 

 4 local teens redeemed Bar/Bat Mitzvah certificates($1000 each)  for first-time educational trips to Israel

 $15,000 given in partnership with JCC 
 to sponsor 13 injured Israeli soldiers to 
 participate in Golshim L' Chaim  

 Over $23,500 in humanitarian relief went to victims of the  Colorado floods

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Our Mission Statement
United Jewish Appeal 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).

​ 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. Also coming up February 25 -  March 4 is another local project, we are once again  supporting , Golshim L' Chaim /Ski to Live.

 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 and  beyond!


 Melinda Goldrich 

Upcoming Events

Join this year's annual group of Israeli disabled veterans here in Aspen between Tuesday February 25 and Tuesday March 4

Many activities are open and free to the community!


 Noon Lunch at Bumps(Buttermilk mtn):

 Wed-Fri 26,27,28 and Sun-Mon March 2-3

 Wednesday 2/26 at current Chabad JCC 
 location -435 Mill St 7:00

 Friday 2/28 Shabbat at Limelight Lodge 6:30

 Saturday 3/1 6:45 at Chabad JCC and/or bowling at El Jebowl in El Jebel

 Sunday 3/2 6:00 apres ski at the home of Peggy and Shlomo Ben-Hamoo (please RSVP to  shlo48@gmail.com )

 Monday 3/3 7:00 closing cocktail party at Chabad JCC

 Hope to see you there!

 For more detailed information check out www.jccaspen.com