International Women’s Day was held on March 8 and celebrated to honor the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It’s an official day to recognize women who have impacted and inspired us, and commemorate the movement for women’s rights.
I remember getting my first phone call from Federation asking for a gift to the annual Campaign for Jewish Needs. I was in high school and remember thinking “Why are they asking ME?” I told my parents about the call, expecting them to wonder, like me, why they would be calling a high school student. Instead, they told me “Anytime that Federation calls you, you have to give whatever you can.” The next time they called, they had my pledge.