Oh, what a week!

Oh, what a week!

Time flies when you’re having fun and this week has flown by faster than a speeding bullet. There certainly hasn’t been any time to wallow in winter doldrums.

This past Sunday, 300 of you gathered at Punchbowl Social for our Super Funday. It was such a thrill to see so many young families join long-time Federation volunteers; playing games, enjoying each other’s company, and celebrating the joy of giving. We will certainly use the incredible energy generated Sunday as we move into our concerted campaign season. The needs of the community are great, but the community’s spirit is greater.

If that wasn’t enough to make Sunday special, I have two words for you: Minneapolis Miracle! There is nothing like one of the most exciting game endings in NFL history to keep a community feeling good.

And today, to round out the week, Federation is moving! The weather is indeed cooperating as we head to our new location. When we re-open the office on Tuesday, we will be ready to hit the ground running and continue our important work. As I have mentioned in previous communications, our ultimate goal is to move to the Barry Family Campus, but for the next few years, Cheshire Lane* in Minnetonka will be our home. We will be announcing the date for a community open house soon.

Moving into our new, albeit temporary digs reminds me about the significance of the mezuzah. Tradition dictates the mezuzah symbolizes, amongst other things, G-d’s watchful care over us. I have certainly felt that care and steady hand this week.

Shabbat Shalom and SKOL Vikings,


*Our new address will be:


111 Cheshire Lane, Suite 50
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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