Contributed by Rabbi Mendy Greenberg
Three years ago, together with a small group, my wife and I established the only independent community center for Jewish life in the Valley. At the new Mat-Su Jewish Center- Chabad Lubavitch, we embraced a philosophy of education and proactive community involvement in an inviting and nonjudgmental environment.
Simply put, our mission is to reach out to others with acts of goodness and kindness. We’re a community-based nonprofit organization whose efforts are rooted in traditional Jewish values – and many of our programs help the entire Valley.
Our community services benefit people of all backgrounds and beliefs, whether it is a child or educator who is inspired to act from the Education & Sharing Day initiative, a teen who stopped at our State Fair booth, an adult in search of purpose at our accredited courses, or a senior citizen who needs a friend. We have holiday programs, like the giant menorahs all around town and the Chanukah celebration at the Depot. The booth at the fair is a great way to learn more about Jewish values for humanity, try some challah or chat with a visiting student rabbi. The adult education classes offer continuing education credits and insightful discussions on Talmudic law, mysticism, and ethics.
This is in addition to the various programs for the Jewish community; from Passover Seders and High Holiday services, to kids’ clubs, women’s programs, and Shabbat experiences. There’s something for everyone at the Mat-Su Jewish Center; we strive to be a home where we can connect through meaningful conversation and acts of kindness.
Now, we have a very exciting opportunity to purchase a beautiful building located in the heart of the Valley. On December 19, for only 36 hours, generous donors have agreed to triple all funds donated to the Mat-Su Jewish Center Capital Campaign Phase One.
YOU can build a center for adult, teen, and youth education. YOU can build a community. YOU can build a home where everyone participates meaningfully. YOU can be a founder of the new Jewish Center in Alaska’s fastest growing community.
YOU can build the future.
FUEL THE GROWTH NOW! Pre-donate and your donation will be multiplied by three on the day of the campaign. For more information, visit www.MatSuJewishCenter.org or call Rabbi Mendy at 907-350-1787.
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