Month: March 2017

Pillars of the Community-Memphis

In November 2016, Jewish Community Partners held a one-of-a-kind event celebrating the launch of their new recognition society, Pillars of the Community. Pillars represents the cumulative donors to Memphis Jewish Federation’s annual community campaign of $250,000 and above. The 41 families who make up the inaugural Pillars of the Community cohort have collectively contributed more than $50 million in support of families in need in Memphis, in Israel and around the world. The gala honoring was held in the new, state-of-the-art FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park, on National Giving Tuesday — a fitting day to honor families...

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Sharing Cultures Across Continents

Photos by Gruen Photo & Design (North Carolina)  & Courtesy Delbela Wedding Planning (China) Sometimes, a happy ending starts with being in the right place at the right time. That, plus a little go-getter attitude, was likely the case for Corey Cooper and his new bride, Bella. “Bella had just finished her Masters in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong – the same program I was about to start when I arrived in Hong Kong in 2013,” says Corey. “While still in Beijing when I was applying to the program, I saw on her Facebook profile that she...

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