You might have already heard about the “Friends of Lisa” campaign to bring Cool Jew to Limmud Hungary. It’s the first time a survey of Jewish pop culture in the west will hit Budapest — and any former communist country!

We’ve raised $387 in just a few days toward our $1,000 goal.
Now, we only have four days left to earn a 5% bonus from IndieGoGo if we “fill the mug” all the way up! Donations will cover one coach ticket to Budapest to bring Cool Jew’s poignant, fun and inspiring message of Jewish affiliation to Limmud Hungary.

Limmud is strictly volunteer. I’m very happy to donate my presentation. With slides, music, personal anecdotes, and stories of my father’s survival of Buchenwald and his impact on my Jewish identity, there’s nothing else quite like it! I’ll also lead other sessions, including a panel discussion inviting other fabulous Heebsters from around the world to share how to use public programs like these to make a difference.

After presenting all across the U.S., Europe and Canada, I have been told again and again that this work leaves audiences with a lasting impression of strength and pride and fun about being Jewish — and that has the power to open the door to so much more along the path of learning and living and loving to be a part of our Tribe. (And yes, Virginia, this might sound a bit corny, but it’s true!)

It’s a modest ask: if just another 125 people would give just $5, or of course, a larger donation or a slew of mileage points, we’d meet the goal in a jiffy. So if you can “spare a latte” and know of anyone else who might be interested in supporting the cause, please click below and share the love by help to spread the word even further.

Please take a minute to help make a difference.

Thank you so so much for your assistance in making this a reality.

Wishing you a Shana Tova U’metukah — a good, sweet and blessed New Year!

Lisa and the FOLs

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Lisa Klug

Wordie. Foodie. Jewie. Nerdie. Ashkefardic keyboard addict. Visit me at, on my travels and in the pages of my books, "Hot Mamalah: The Ultimate Guide for Every Woman of the Tribe," and "Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe."