Plans are underway for Memphis Jewish Federation’s (MJF) 2018 Annual Community Campaign Super Sunday on February 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual phone-a-thon is a community-wide effort to raise additional funds to help so many Jews in Memphis, Israel and around the world. The event will be held in the Memphis Jewish Community Center’s Social Hall, and volunteers of all ages are needed.

“Super Sunday has been a Memphis Jewish community tradition for decades,” said JCP President and Chief Executive Officer Laura Linder. “Our unique theme, “Reach Chai-er” in 2018, captures what we hope to achieve this year – to reach above and beyond our campaign goal to better serve our Jewish communities.” Every gift makes a difference! All new and increased gifts will be generously matched by the Plough Foundation.

JCP Staff member and all-around best young adult solicitor Isabella Gadberry.


“In keeping with theme “Reach Chai-er” and to raise the additional funding for our growing needs, we’re asking for increases in increments of Chai ($18 or more),” explained event chair Eileen Posner.

Reaching Chai-er, now and in the future, is essential for our community to sustain the important funding to Jewish communal organizations and synagogues in support of early childhood, youth, young adults, special needs and seniors. The entire Memphis Jewish community is touched, or receives a benefit in some form, through campaign dollars.

A dedicated Super Sunday committee is working on the details and currently recruiting Volunteer Solicitors who will reach out by phone, text and email to past donors, and prospective donors who have been recipients of Federation-sponsored programming.

Superstar solicitor Yoni Freiden with son, and Lisa Barden.

There are many other volunteer opportunities available. To be a part of Super Sunday’s Reach Chai-er campaign, visit, call the office at 901.767.7100, or click here and see how you can get involved .

Every member of the community is encouraged to participate by becoming a volunteer on Super Sunday or on follow-up call nights, Monday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 8, and by making a donation to the campaign.

Super Sunday volunteers will have the opportunity to win prizes solicited from local merchants and agencies. Raffle tickets will be distributed at check-in. Youth volunteers will earn community service hours.

Memphis-area youth (1st through 12th grade) will have the opportunity to support the annual community campaign through a “Jump Chai-er” challenge. Community members will sponsor YOUTH JUMPERS with a minimum gift of $18 plus $1 for every inch jumped. Sponsorship forms are available at the Jewish Community Partners office, 6560 Poplar Avenue, in schools or at