Every year we listen to the retelling of the story of Purim, and every year there is something new to learn or to take with you. Maybe it’s the steadfast leadership of Mordechai, or the power and strength of Vashti to stand up to the king. Maybe it’s the reminder to find joy in life, or the belief that united we are more powerful than divided. There are so many lessons to be learned from this story, but today we reflect on Queen Esther.
At a time of great importance, Esther was faced with a decision, to either risk her life and status to protect herself and her people, or stay silent. Queen Esther decided to use her time, power, and status to protect the Jewish people. She decided what was important in her life and answered the call.
Today, this message means more to us because you are our Esther. You have given your time, voice, and resources to help Jewfolk build upon our mission. A mission to inform, connect, engage, and inspire Jewish adults in order to connect people and deepen personal relationships; build awareness about Jewish efforts; and strengthen Jewish communities. You read articles, listened to podcasts, interacted in our micro-communities, wrote for us, donated money and time, and so much more. Thank you for standing with us and believing in the work that we are doing. None of this would be possible without you. We are excited to continue on this journey of growth and learning beside each of you.
During this joyous celebration we are proud to report the exciting growth and success of Jewfolk in the past year. Thanks again to your support, we are reaching and surpassing the goals we set. Take a look at our 2022 Impact Report to see the exciting changes from 2022 and how each and every one of you made this possible.
From all of us here at Jewfolk, we thank you again for your continued support and hope you have a holiday filled with joy and pride in knowing you stood up for your community this year, just like Esther did so many years ago.
Chag Purim Sameach,
Libby, Lonny, Lev, Carli, Genevieve, Izzy, Emma, Dana, Lisa, Miri