Over 50 devices with almost 100 participants Zoomed into our Major Gifts event on Saturday, November 13th. This year our gathering kicked off the 2022 Annual Campaign.


We opened with a slideshow of Major Gifts from the past 20 years was created by Sharon Ball with pictures mostly taken by Gail Conklin. Federation Vice President Rissa Cutler weclomed the crowd.


Director Wendy Cedar introduced JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut, who spoke about security initiatives being created for Federations and synagogues across the world. He explained that our Federation and the 145 others around the world are there for our communities in good times and bad times.


Rabi Rebecca Shinder of  Temple Beth Shalom in Florida, NY welcomed Dani Rotstein, founder of JewishMajorca.com, who gave us insights about the island of Majorca, Spain and its deep Jewish history.


Steve Rubinsky, Federation Past President, introduced our honorees, Liz and Irv Kadesh, long time supporters of Federation. During this, the host lost internet and the recording was dropped until after the Kadeshes spoke, my apoligies.


Federation President Harvey Kallus thanked everyone for coming and after people schmoozed and congratulated Liz and Irv, we closed the window.


These screenshots were taken by the host, Sharon Ball and can be clicked on for a larger view. The recording can be watched from this page or on YouTube.


Row 1: Our guests, Wendy Cedar, Eric Fingerhut


Row 2: Rissa Cutler, Rabbi Rebecca Shinder, Dani Rotstein


Row 3: Steve Rubinsky, Liz and Irv Kadesh, Harvey Kallus 



Dear new friends at the Federation of Orange County - 

Thank you for traveling with us through time and space to Jewish Majorca! We hope you’ve enjoyed the tour with me as much as I enjoyed sharing the experience with you. 

On behalf of our team – myself, my wife Carla, and fellow community organizer Mariano – a very sincere GRACIAS, once again.

We always have something new and exciting in the works, so please review the links below and continue to visit our website and subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop. Here are a few things we think you’ll enjoy:

  • Should you wish to continue watching more of the short films I had shared you can do that ON DEMAND by clicking here.
  • Explore Jewish communities all around the WORLD – on our weekly Hot Air Zoom Balloon with expert local guides & community members in other corners of the globe. This month of November we are virtually visiting India, Iran, Iceland and Israel! Should you have missed a tour we can send the recording. Get your tickets here.
  • Here is a list of recommended reading on the Chuetas of Majorca

 We can’t wait to travel with you again soon!


All of us at Jewish Majorca

Email - jewishmajorca@gmail.com (Dani Rotstein) 

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Dani Rotstein
Founder & Owner, Jewish Majorca

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