Friedman impresses with his unique routine as Federation's annual Campaign Kickoff is a hit

 

BY MATT FRANZBLAU
Federation Communications Director
mattf@jewishjacksonville.org

 

                Mentalist to the stars, Sidney Friedman treated audience members with interesting and seemingly impossible feats of the mind at the Federation's annual Campaign Kickoff. The event, which was held at Congregation Ahavath Chesed - The Temple in mid-November, brought in upwards of 250 attendees who saw the much acclaimed guest of honor, guess a range of topics such as thoughts and songs in people's minds to what a volunteer drew on a piece of paper before the show. The event wrapped up with his grand finale, where audience members were lined up at random with envelopes that spelled out 'Jewish Federation of Jacksonville'. Before Friedman took the stage , Nicole Sena Brown was presented with the 'Irene Sari Selevan Young Leadership Award', by Federation President Sandy Zimmerman and Max 'Mickey' Block was honored posthumously with the Joe P. Safer Community Service Award.