Author: Susan Nieman

Impacting Seniors Through Collaborative Programming

Pictured above ~ Memphis Jewish Federation’s Jewish Activities Coordinator Hilly Safier, second from right, visits Jewish residents at Town Village at Audubon Park with youth volunteers. Memphis Jewish community’s Senior Services Collaborative brings Judaism and its traditions to seniors wherever they live. Formed after Memphis Jewish Federation’s Community Needs Assessment Study identified the challenge of connecting local seniors to a meaningful Jewish life, this group of professionals and volunteers from local agencies has made big moves to expand programs and services, helping seniors find a place in this community that fits their lifestyle. Jewish Activities Coordinator Hilly Safier has significantly...

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Hadassah’s Platform Invigorates a Young, Diverse Generation

Sarah Dufrechou, Faith Ruch and Eleanor Steinberg present Hadassah’s platform to a diverse group of women and men at a recent free event at a local pancake shop. When close friends Eleanor Tallie Steinberg and Faith Ruch, attended Memphis Hadassah’s Centennial Celebration in the fall of 2018, neither realized that they would soon become two of Memphis Hadassah’s biggest advocates. Eleanor was invited as entertainment to the group of 90 men and women who’d come to pay homage to those who have carried on the organization’s mission for the past 100 years. “I didn’t really know anything about Hadassah at the time...

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Fay’s Future Was Crystal Clear

Photos Courtesy of The Scout Guide Memphis and Shardz, Inc. and Pat Brown Exceeding so well in your career could be a detriment. Fay Miller realized that after years of being a marketing and communications executive who was constantly moving up the corporate ladder. “I started my career as a paste-up artist,” (see side bar) said the 76-year-old who is happiest when shaping her exquisite glass pieces in her California studio. “I designed trade-show booths, created advertising campaigns and kept moving further up into management positions where I had people working for me. I wasn’t doing the one thing...

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