Coalition Spotlight: How Will You Begin the New Calendar Year?

December 29, 2022

Believe it or not, 2023 will soon arrive. We will mark one year since the outbreak of war in Ukraine and three years since the onset of the pandemic. Nonetheless, the strides taken this year in the realm of bringing peace to communities worldwide and of persisting in raising awareness for the need to confront antisemitism continues to inspire people worldwide.

Here is a sampling of how the coalition has made a difference this week as well as how the coalition plans to begin the New Year:


JCC Krakow: In a memorable four-day experience, featuring a monumental bike ride from the gates of Birkenau to the JCC in Krakow, participants are offered the chance to immerse themselves in Krakow’s Jewish past, present, and future while raising money to support the resurgence of Jewish life in Poland. The registration form has opened for the 2023 Ride for the Living, join in the Ride this summer!

Learn more about the annual Ride here and register for the 2023 Ride here.


Upcoming Events

3GNY: To open the New Year and prioritize mental health awareness, join the “Self-Care Strategies for 3Gs: How Do We Take Care of Ourselves Going into 2023?” on January 5 at 8:30 pm ET via Zoom. 

Sign up and join here.

March of the Living: In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of MOTL, a special Gala will be held on January 10 in Miami, Florida, and you are invited! The program will include a special tribute to Rav Yisrael Meir Lau and will honor Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Ron and Rhoda Dermer.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.


Partner Achievements

Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago: In cooperation with 17 religious communities, the annual interfaith calendar is ready for 2023! In addition to being a great resource for businesses, schools, government facilities, and civic and religious organizations, each purchase includes a free download of the InterFaith Calendar App for iPhone or Android. Check and review the basic beliefs, practices, religious writings, art, and demographics for each community in the New Year.

Learn more and purchase here.


Partner Campaigns

ORT America: This year, ORT turned to Ukraine and focused on assisting Ukrainian refugees and immigrants to Israel by providing families essential needs while taking measures to keep them safe and continuing their children’s education. Help bridge the gap between aptitude and opportunity with ORT.

Learn more and support the campaign here.

Philos Project: In February of 2015, ISIS-affiliated militants brutally beheaded 21 men on a beach in Libya–20 of those men were Egyptian Coptic Christians, martyred for their faith in Christ. On a trip to Egypt in 2019, the Philos Project was privileged to meet with the families of these Coptic martyrs, to hear their stories and learn how we can support them. This community of heroic Christians communicated their one wish: to one day visit Jerusalem.

Learn more and support the campaign here.


Recommended Reading and Viewing

Brandeis Center: Chairman Kenneth L. Marcus had an op-ed titled “Will President Biden Follow Through on His Pledge to Combat Anti-Semitism?” featured in the Jewish Journal. Raising questions about the serious need for the Administration to address rampant antisemitism through policy and measures, Chairman Marcus poses important points that we all hope will be answered in the New Year.

Read more here.

CAMERA on Campus: Calling all college students! Become a CAMERA Fellow for the 2023 – 2024 academic year! The deadline to apply is March 1.

Learn more here.

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