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 that have shown a commitment to philanthropy for generations.
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Susan C. Nieman is a public relations/marketing professional who stumbled into publishing after spending more than 20 years in non-profit and corporate communications. In addition to writing, editing and publishing Jewish Scene Magazine for the last 16 years, Susan purchased Memphis' 96-year-old, weekly Jewish newspaper, The Hebrew Watchman in January. 2021. In the middle of a pandemic! She and her husband, Larry, have their work cut out for them. "Some people think I'm a little crazy taking on such an endeavor at a time when most would retire." But we love to work while traveling at leisure and enjoy our summers relaxing in our backyard oasis. A closet writer as a teenager, Susan believes she might be famous after her death when her children discover her notebooks and diaries stashed in her night table and attic.