Always looking for new and innovative programming to keep our Federation in sync with larger Federations in the U.S., the Federation’s 2017 UJA Campaign opened in partnership with the University of Scranton’s Department of Theology and Religion and presented a one-day Jewish Film Festival on Sunday, August 20, 2016 at the Moskovitz Theater in the DeNaples Center.

The afternoon featured the Academy Award-winning foreign language film “Son of Saul” as well as the documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine.” The evening’s double-feature included the films “Dough” and “Remember.”

Our Campaign major donors were invited to a buffet dinner reception in Brennan Hall before the beginning of the evening performances. Colfax Avenue Caterers didn’t disappoint.

2017 UJA Campaign Co-Chairs Alan Smertz and Susie Connors were at both the films and the reception as was our 2017 UJA Campaign Community Division Chairman (and former Scranton Mayor) Jim Connors.

Our thanks is extended to the volunteers who were involved in the various aspects of this new and large undertaking. They included Esther Adelman, Sandra Alfonsi, Jim and Susie Connors, Mark and Joan Davis, David and Rhonda Fallk, Dolores Gruber, Mary Ann Mistysyn, Jennifer Novak, Tony Stefano and Jay and Tova Weiss.

Afternoon volunteers at the ticket table
left to right: Rhonda Fallk, David Fallk, Dolores Gruber, Mary Ann
Mistysyn, Esther Adelman

The 2017 UJA Campaign schedule continues with phone solicitations on Super Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Nivert Metal & Supply in Throop, PA.  If you are interested in volunteering on Super Sunday, please contact us at 570-961-2300.