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 2016 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 is committed to ensuring that every senior enjoys the highest quality of life possible and receives the highest quality of care. The center is open to seniors who are faced with cognitive challenges, and provides a safe, supervised environment for clients and their families.
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 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/
The FAU Center provides teacher professional development and resources to fulfill the state’s underfunded mandate for public school K-12 Holocaust education. The Center currently works with 550 teachers in southeastern Florida schools. Through those teachers, the program reaches thousands of students.
Chabad of East Boca Raton
Chabad is an educational organization dedicated to helping every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or personal level of observance, to increase their level of Jewish knowledge, enthusiasm, and commitment. Chabad invites Jews to explore the complex areas of Jewish religion, tradition, and practice in an open-minded and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Congregation B’nai Israel
2200 Yamato Road – Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.241.8118 | cbiboca.org
Congregation B’nai Israel exists to preserve and perpetuate Jewish values and traditions, inspiring growth through Torah, worship and acts of loving kindness.
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
19785 Hampton Dr. #4 – Boca Raton, FL 33434 561.852.6555 | shaareikodesh.org
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh is a multi-generational, fully egalitarian synagogue affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Congregation Torah Ohr
19146 Lyons Rd. – Boca Raton, FL 33434
561.479.4049 | torahohrboca.org
Located in Boca Raton’s Century Village, Congregation Torah Ohr is a vibrant, robust community of 600+ baby boomers and seniors meeting both the religious and social needs of a growing Orthodox Jewish population.
Donna Klein Jewish Academy – The Learning Center
Donna Klein Jewish Academy – The Learning Center recognizes that all children learn differently. Under that premise, The Learning Center works to meet the needs of all of our Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) students. The warm and nurturing setting provides support to students, families and teachers to address the wide range of academic, social, and emotional concerns that children experience. For students with documented learning needs, DKJA implements Individual Student Plans, which provide classroom accommodations to help them succeed within the school curriculum.
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 in response to the overwhelming demand in South Palm Beach County for transportation for frail or disabled individuals with restricted incomes, Federation Transportation Services offers its clients fixed-route, door-to-door and curbside service depending on their needs. The majority of its fleet of buses, vans and cars is wheelchair accessible. Last year, FTS provided more than 52,000 individual trips to help clients travel independently to medical and life-sustaining activities such as doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping and local congregate hot meal sites.
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.
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 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 and a training and resource center for adults with developmental disabilities. JARC, in partnership with the families of its residents, 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 Center of South Florida (JEC)
3600 NW 2nd Ct. – Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.544.2854 | jecsouthflorida.org
The JEC’s mission is to help every Jew reignite his or her Jewish connection by rediscovering the beauty, excitement and dynamic essence of Judaism.
Jewish Student Connection (JSC)
Jewish Student Connection exists to help high school students explore what “Jewish” means to them, inspiring proud personal connections with our culture, with our people, with Israel and with each other.
Katz Hillel Day School
Providing an education based on the latest technology while maintaining timeless traditions and values, the educational program at Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton is equally divided between general and Judaic studies for pre-K through eighth grade.
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.
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 committed to providing a safe space where teens can celebrate their Jewish heritage, embrace Torah and tradition, develop a positive Jewish identity, acquire invaluable leadership skills, connect with dedicated Jewish role models and learn to live passionately Jewish lives.
PJ Library® distributes free Jewish books, music CDs and resource materials to over 1,400 local homes for Jewish children ages six months to eight years.
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS)
21300 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd. – Boca Raton, FL 33428
561.852.3333 | ruthralesjfs.org
JFS works to meet the needs of families and individuals of all ages through a variety of human service programs. Services include individual, family and group counseling, a variety of support groups, kosher meals to the homebound and much more.
561.852.3165 | birthrightisrael.com
This program provides Jewish young adults, ages 18-26, with the 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.
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.
Yeshiva High School
7902 N Montoya Circle – Boca Raton, FL 33433
561.417.7422 | wyhs.net
Yeshiva High School seeks to empower students to develop their intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential in a unique Torah atmosphere.