The unsettling, fast-moving and unpredictable world of life with COVID-19 is upon us. As we’re all discovering, a worldwide pandemic disrupts everyone on an unprecedented scale. COVID-19 represents a challenge to all of us in varying degrees. For some, it is frustrating and a grave inconvenience. For others, it is life changing, scary and a very real threat. For all of us, it represents the opportunity to ensure that our community does what we do best—come together and support one another.
Stay updated on community resources at jewishatlanta.org/covid19-resources.
Federation and Atlanta Jewish Foundation have implemented a remote working plan, but our work never stops! Like so many of our communal organizations, we will just be working differently. Most importantly, we are working tirelessly to figure out how to best support our organizations who serve the most vulnerable and have no choice but to try to continue “business as usual”, our organizations who provide services that connect the community during these trying times, as well as our organizations that have had to make the tough decision not to continue to operate as usual. Learn more about the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund here.
Community partners are meeting on a regular basis to assess the ever-evolving needs, as well as how to best share resources. At this time of social distancing, let us commit to coming to together as a community to overcome the immense challenges that lie ahead.
Federation will also be putting significant effort into contacting those who have not yet made a gift to the 2020 Community Campaign. Now more than ever, these gifts will help support critical services for people in our community who are directly or indirectly impacted by this pandemic. A successful Campaign is essential to us upholding Federation’s role as Philanthropic Champions on behalf of the whole community. If you would like to donate to our annual Community Campaign, you can do so here.
We understand that for Jews, distancing feels unnatural and profoundly un-Jewish. So, as we all learn to live with school closures, the shut-down of services, and the social isolation that comes with it, let’s do all we can to be kind, connected, and caring. Thank you again for all you are doing to support our community during these times of uncertainty.