I always love celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) with all of you. This year I'm especially excited because for the first time, we're holding a celebration of the anniversary, which we're calling "Israel in the Park," off-campus, at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel.
According to our 2017 Jewish Community Study, approximately 44% of our community (3,700 households), live north of core, and 60% of those households contain children ages 0-17, so we're thrilled to be bringing this family-friendly event to a public park in the area.
While a third of our community (3,100 households, many of whom are seniors) still live close by in our core area, 20 percent (1,700 households) live south of core. We know many of those homes are occupied by married couples without children. To cater to this group, we continue to host several NEXTGen young adult events, like happy hours and LGBTQ brunches, in Broad Ripple and downtown. We hope you can join us for an upcoming event.
Do you know people who don't get this magazine and should? Do you know anyone who wants to be connected to our community but isn't yet? Contrary to popular belief, we don't know everyone yet! Unless someone tells us, we don't know that someone new has moved to town or has never been connected to our Jewish community. We truly want to get to know more of the community, and we absolutely love new people, so give us a call at 317-726-5450, or visit our website at jewishindianapolis.org! The "Shalom Indy" webpage at jewishindianapolis.org/new-to-indy is an especially great gateway full of resources on Jewish Indianapolis, and there's even a form you can fill out to tell us more about yourself.
On a final note, I would like to thank all those who have already contributed to the 2019 Annual Campaign, before and during our annual kickoff on April 30. In order to keep growing and offer a variety of recreation for you, we need the support of the entire community. Gifts of any and all sizes are very much appreciated and make a difference!
If you haven't yet, you can make your 2019 Annual Campaign gift right now at jewishindianapolis.org/donate. Thank you!