Tzedakah Funday: Not your daddy’s phonathon

Posted on: December 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Save the date – Sunday, Feb. 11 – for the debut of Tzedakah Funday, a new approach to a time-honored tradition for the Jewish Federation of Nashville’s annual campaign.

This year, in addition to phoning opportunities, there will be hands-on projects so youngsters, their parents and everyone else can see how their donations to Federation provide real, concrete support to people locally and around the world.

Families can help to assemble 500 emergency kits that will be distributed to Jewish organizations in Nashville. These kits are designed as a preventative measure to help people get through disasters like Nashville’s 2010 floods. They will also have the opportunity to make tzedakah, spending and saving boxes, which they can take home to help manage their money with intention.

Volunteers on the phone will have the opportunity to thank donors for their past contributions and encourage others to join their community in helping to secure a better tomorrow.

Rachel Iroff, Mollie and Bobby Perry, Hayden Kornblut and Eric Mirowitz are chairing the event this year and are excited to help bring additional interactive opportunities to a program that already connects with so many people.

The annual February fundraiser accounts for about 20 percent of the annual pledges to the Federation’s annual campaign. As in past years, it takes place at the Gordon JCC. It starts at 10 a.m. and runs through 4:30 p.m. 

To volunteer, sign up online at, the Federation’s website, or contact Joel Abramson at (615) 354-1643 or •