Your Federation dollars are at work every day, everywhere. With our wide array of beneficiary partners, no gift goes further or touches more lives. Listed below are the local, regional and national partners through which your support of the 2019 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign makes a difference for thousands upon thousands in need. The Federation is proud to support particular programs and services of these agencies and organizations. Click here to view a list of our Overseas Partners.
Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
The JCC preserves, transmits and strengthens Jewish continuity by enriching personal, cultural, social and physical development. In addition to the Betty and Marvin Zale Early Childhood Learning Center, Helene and Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs/Marleen Forkas Camp Kavod and other programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities, the JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement provides programming to serve the needs of the aging and elderly population.
Adolph & Rose Levis Alzheimer and Adult Day Care at the Volen Center
Under the direction of the Volen Center Adult Day Health Care program, the Adolph & Rose Levis Alzheimer and Adult Day Care Center on the Federation campus is committed to every senior’s highest quality of life possible and the highest quality of care. The center provides a safe, supervised environment for seniors with cognitive challenges.
Anshei Emuna Congregation
Anshei Emuna is a warm, caring and compassionate Modern Orthodox congregation where year-round residents, snow birds, snowflakes, visitors and vacationers feel welcome.
B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – Gold Coast Region
5850 South Pine Island Rd. – Davie, FL 33328
954.252.1912 | bbyo.org/region/goldcoast/
BBYO provides opportunities for Jewish teens to develop their leadership potential, a positive Jewish identity and commitment to their personal development.
B’nai Torah Congregation
6261 SW 18th St. – Boca Raton, FL 33433
561.392.8566 | bnai-torah.org
B'nai Torah is an egalitarian, multi-generational, Conservative synagogue in which Jews can increase their knowledge, practice and faith.
Boca Jewish Center
21065 Powerline Rd. - Boca Raton, FL 33433
561.477.8872 | bocajewishcenter.org
Vibrant and growing Orthodox synagogue community nestled in the heart of Boca Raton.
Boca Raton Synagogue
Boca Raton Synagogue is a vibrant, multi-generational, Modern Orthodox synagogue serving the spiritual, educational and social needs of its diverse members. One of the largest Orthodox synagogues in the Southeast United States, BRS is also actively engaged in outreach, Israel advocacy, multi-level adult education and more.
Center for Holocaust & Human Rights Education (CHHRE)
College of Education, Room 494 – Florida Atlantic University – 777 Glades Rd. – Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.297.2929 | coe.fau.edu/centersandprograms/chhre/
Based at Florida Atlantic University, the CHHRE was established by the Florida Department of Education to support public schools implementation of the State’s Holocaust Education Mandate. Since 1996, it has provided area teachers and schools with training, consultation and an array of resources. The Holocaust center and the Federation JCRC have worked with the Palm Beach County School district to provide programs that allow students to learn first-hand from Holocaust survivors.
Chabad Israeli Center
Chabad of Central Boca
With a wide range of educational and spiritual opportunities for all ages, Chabad Central welcomes Jews of all backgrounds and levels of observance.
Chabad of East Boca Raton
Chabad of East Boca is the only Synagogue east of Federal Highway in the heart of Boca Raton, FL. More than a synagogue, Chabad of East Boca has reached thousands through its programming.
Chabad of East Delray
Chabad of West Boca
Chabad Student Center
935 NW 5th Avenue – Boca Raton, FL 33432
561.827.3175 | chabadstudentcenter.org
The Chabad Student Center brings the warmth and love of our Jewish heritage to all local Jewish college students through individual relationship development, small discussion groups, inspiring lectures, exciting programming and spiritual experiences.
Congregation B’nai Israel
2200 Yamato Road – Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.241.8118 | cbiboca.org
Congregation B’nai Israel is a multi-generational, egalitarian Reform synagogue dedicated to inspiring and connecting a diverse community of multiple generations
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
19785 Hampton Dr. #4 – Boca Raton, FL 33434
561.852.6555 | shaareikodesh.org
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh is a multi-generational, egalitarian Conservative synagogue located in West Boca.
Congregation Torah Ohr
19146 Lyons Rd. – Boca Raton, FL 33434
561.479.4049 | torahohrboca.org
Congregation Torah Ohr is located in Century Village of Boca Raton, a gated community for active adults 55 years and older. The Orthodox synagogue has grown to become a vibrant robust community meeting both the religious and social needs of over 900 seniors.
The David Project
The David Project empowers student leaders to build mutually beneficial and enduring partnerships with diverse student organizations so that the pro-Israel community is integrated and valued on campus.
Donna Klein Jewish Academy
Donna Klein Jewish Academy is a diverse and close-knit community of families across the spectrum of Jewish denominations with a common commitment to Jewish identity, heritage and values. The school is located within the vibrant, 100-acre campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.
Family Promise helps homeless families with children become independent again. Their volunteers, along with those from two dozen local faith congregations, enable Family Promise to provide food, clothing, shelter, and support services to temporarily homeless families.
Federation’s Department of Jewish Education
9901 Donna Klein Blvd. – Boca Raton, FL 33428
561.852.3218 | jewishboca.org/education
By its collective efforts, the Department of Jewish Education develops strategies and provides educational enrichment opportunities for all segments of the Jewish community and its institutions. It creates a vibrant spirit to strengthen Jewish life in the community and to promote and support the future of a learning community.
Federation Transportation Services
9901 Donna Klein Blvd. – Boca Raton, FL 33428
Established in 1993 to respond to the overwhelming demand in South Palm Beach County for transportation services for the elderly and disabled in our community, FTS serves this population’s continuing and growing need for transportation to get to medical and other life-sustaining activities. Fixed-route, door-to-door or curbside service and financial assistance are available based on each client’s needs and eligibility.
Florida Association of Jewish Federations
The Association represents the Jewish Federations of Florida in their relationship with various branches of the state government. It monitors legislative and administrative activity, informs and alerts Jewish communities and, when appropriate, initiates actions on their behalf when health, education, religious, funding and community relations issues are being considered.
The Friendship Circle extends a helping hand to families who have children with autism and other special needs and involves them in a full range of Jewish and social experiences. The Circle's unique formula introduces teenage volunteers to the children and through shared experiences both are enriched.
Gift of Life
800 Yamato Road Suite 101 – Boca Raton, FL 33431
1.800.962.7769 | giftoflife.org
Gift of Life Marrow Registry is a bone marrow registry determined to cure blood cancer and inherited immune disorders through bone marrow and stem cell transplants. The organization is singularly passionate about engaging the public in providing cheek swabs that can match them with those in need of life-saving treatment.
Hebrew Free Loan Society
The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) fosters financial self-sufficiency and stability among New Yorkers in need through interest-free lending. HFLS loans make an immediate, concrete difference in the lives of our borrowers, enabling them to invest in their education, start a business, meet emergency expenses, and more.
Hillel of Broward & Palm Beach
Levine Weinberger Jewish Life Center – 777 Glades Road, Building LY-3A - Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.297.4100 | hillelcenter.org
Hillel of Broward & Palm Beach seeks to enrich the lives of the more than 8,000 local Jewish undergraduate and graduate students in a welcoming, pluralistic environment. Hillel promotes Jewish life, culture, values and peoplehood.
Hillel International manages the combined contributions of Florida’s Federations and distributes it to the Hillels on college campuses within the state. The various Hillel chapters foster growth, inspiration and dedication to Jewish life among Jewish undergraduate and graduate students. Students engage in Shabbat and holiday programs, Israel awareness/activism projects and social justice initiatives.
Israel Action Network
Israel Action Network is an initiative launched by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), primarily designed to counter efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. It offers programs and training to further the pro-Israel agenda of the JCRC, which is used to educate elected representatives and the Jewish community as a whole.
Jerusalem U is transforming Jewish and Israel education for the 21st century, creating original feature films, film-based classes and courses, and experiential and interactive learning, all with a special focus on training and cultivating future leaders.
Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) Group Home Program
Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) Group Home Program provides a safe and loving home to Jewish children in our community who have suffered abuse, neglect and abandonment in addition to a full array of programs and services to help children heal physically, emotionally and holistically from the trauma they have experienced. Beyond the children’s basic need for shelter, food, clothing, education and medical care, JAFCO provides additional programs and services which include education, tutoring, therapy, medical and dental care, recreation, Hebrew school, Shabbat and holiday celebrations, college and independent living training as well as life coaching to assist the children with their transition into adulthood.
Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC)
The Jewish Association for Residential Care provides group homes, apartments, community case management and employment training and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In partnership with the families of its clients, JARC promotes independence, dignity and self-respect to create more fulfilling lives.
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the public policy, community relations and advocacy arm of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The JCRC helps to unite, support and direct the organized Jewish community in the greater Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach areas. Rooted in Jewish values and informed by Jewish history, the JCRC also reflects the ideals of American democracy.
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)
1775 K St NW – Washington, DC 20006
JCPA is a national organization which speaks out on behalf of Federations throughout the country. It provides research and resources to support the advocacy work of JCRC.
Jewish Education Loan Fund
JELF provides interest-free loan funding program for young Jews pursuing undergraduate, graduate, vocational, and technical schools.
Jewish Recovery Center
The Jewish Recovery Center is a resource for Jewish addicts in recovery and their families.
Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project
The JWRP seeks to inspire women to transform themselves, transform their families, their communities, and the world through group trips to Israel.
800.684.3608 | jscreen.org
JScreen Genetic Screening and Education is a public health initiative that helps Jewish couples of reproductive age understand their genetic risks (including Tay-Sachs) and plan for the health of their future families.
Katz Hillel Day School
Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton is a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School whose mission is an ongoing commitment to excellence in providing each student with a synthesis of Jewish and general studies and striving for excellence in all areas.
Katz Yeshiva High School
20900 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd. – Boca Raton, FL 33428
561.417.7422 | yeshivahs.org
Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida serves male and female students from the local Jewish communities. All members of the school community are actively engaged in the lifelong process of learning and character development through excellent Judaic and General Studies programs and additional programs and activities.
Liumi – Israel Center for Jewish Life
Liumi seeks to be a platform for a broad base of Israel trips and local educational and social programs to deepen participants’ connection, understanding and commitment to Israel, Torah and community. Liumi Israel is a platform for a broad base of experiences, educational and spiritual programs that deepen participants’ connection, understanding and commitment to Israel, Jewish values and the Jewish people.
March of the Living
March of the Living is a two-week international program that annually brings 10,000 Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during WWII. The trip continues on to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day.
NCSY is a world-recognized organization that connects with Jewish teens through innovative, cutting-edge social and recreational programs to develop positive Jewish identities, leadership skills and Jewish lives.
PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County distributes free Jewish books, music CDs and resource materials to over 1,900 local homes for Jewish children ages six months to eight years. An additional 375+ South Palm Beach County children ages 9-11 receive books from PJ Our Way™, the next chapter of PJ Library, and thousands attend PJ Library family activities each year.
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS)
21300 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd. – Boca Raton, FL 33428
561.852.3333 | ralesjfs.org
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services works to meet the needs of families and individuals of all ages through its comprehensive range of programs and services. Its locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach offer food and financial assistance, an array of senior services, counseling and mental health care and other programs, as well as many volunteer opportunities.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization with local activities supporting young Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer. Its mission is to offer a community of support to women of all Jewish backgrounds diagnosed with breast cancer or at increased genetic risk, by fostering culturally-relevant individualized connections with networks of peers, health professionals, and related resources.
561.852.3165 | birthrightisrael.com
This program provides Jewish young adults, ages 18-32, with the life-changing opportunity to visit Israel. The cost is underwritten by donors in our community as well as the Birthright Israel Foundation.
Temple Beth El
333 SW 4th Ave. – Boca Raton, FL 33432
561.391.8900 | tbeboca.org
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton seeks to be a deeply compelling center of Reform Judaism, integrating the wisdom of Torah and tradition with the modern world in which we live. Its mission is to inspire a passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and spiritual growth.
Temple Beth Shalom
19140 Lyons Road – Boca Raton, FL 33434
Temple Beth Shalom is a Conservative congregation located in Boca Raton’s Century Village. Its adult education program aims to further lifelong Jewish education and helps participants become affiliated with a synagogue.
Torah Academy of Boca Raton
A yeshiva day school serving boys and girls from pre-school through eighth grade, Torah Academy provides each child with an exemplary Jewish and secular education in a nurturing Torah environment.
Zamir Choral Foundation
The Zamir Choral Foundation promotes choral music as a vehicle to inspire Jewish life, culture, and continuity.