BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo held its 30th annual Super Sunday phonathon today to raise money for the United Jewish Fund Campaign.
Volunteers made phone calls throughout the day asking people to help them reach their goal of $150,000, a goal that will contribute to the Campaign's entire goal of $2.6 million raised by June.
Volunteers included Buffalo's Mayor Byron Brown, New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt, New York State Senators Michael Ranzenhofer and Antoine Thompson, Erie County Legislators Maria Whyte and Ed Rath, Amherst Town Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein, and Amherst Town board members Jay Anderson and Steve Sanders.
The phonathon has a history of drawing hundreds of volunteer members from the Jewish community to help, and many anonymous donors have committed to a challenge grant. All monetary increases of 10% or more and new gifts will be matched up to $40,000.
The United Jewish Fund Campaign depends on its community members, supporting the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, the Bureau of Jewish Education, The Weinberg Campus, the Holocaust Resource Center, Yad b'Yad, Kadimag School, Hillel, Chabad House and the Jewish Heritage School, as well as programs and services for Jews in Israel and 59 other countries around the world.