But Don't Say Kaddish Yet: As we shocked and saddened New MexiJews have come to realize, the days of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico have come to a painful end.
The Federation's Board has recently voted to dissolve the Jewish Federation as a New Mexico non-profit corporation, and is filing paperwork with the State to that effect.
And, as Abq Jew has previously reported (see Before the Law and Train Wreck at Federation), the Federation has no money and no employees. And - as of midnight - no directors and no 501(c)(3) operating insurance.
In short - the Federation is kaput.
Kaput (broken and useless; no longer working or effective) is, of course, a technical term. Lili von Shtupp put it - more, shall we say, colloquially - in Blazing Saddles. As we all remember.
Temporarily, for the next short period of time, while the State of New Mexico processes the paperwork and the Federation cleanly shuts down -
The Jewish Federation will both
continue to exist and cease to operate.
Sorta like Schrödinger's cat.
Jewish Community's singular moral voice
now that the Jewish Federation is kaput?
he will come only on the day after his arrival;
he will come, not on the last day, but on the very last.
- Franz Kafka -