JCRC and Temple Beth El to Host Candidates Forum

As the Tuesday, November 6 election date draws closer, prospective voters are once again invited to hear candidates for office at the biennial Candidates Forum co-sponsored by Temple Beth El of Boca Raton and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

On October 28, 2018, beginning at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth El’s Schaefer Family Campus, community members interested in knowing the issues, choosing our leaders and making an impact with their informed votes will hear from candidates in person. The temple’s Schaefer Family Campus is located at 333 SW 4th Avenue, Boca Raton.

Candidates for Florida Governor and elected Cabinet positions, as well as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Florida Senate and House, and Palm Beach County Commission have been invited to attend and respond to questions prepared for each office. In addition, written material explaining the ballot amendments will be available. The Facebook event page will be updated as candidates commit to participate in the Forum.

The Candidates Forum Leadership Committee: (Back row L-R) Aline Fisher, Wendi Walin, Jan Fine, Marissa Trowbridge; (Front row L-R) Suzanne Bring, Rabbi Greg Weisman, Stuart Silver; (Not pictured: Bill Gralnick, Tracy Kawa, Fred Schwartz)

“Temple Beth El is proud to once again host this important Candidates Forum in partnership with the JCRC,” said Rabbi Greg Weisman of Temple Beth El. “For decades, we have collaborated to offer this opportunity to engage with our civic leaders and express our needs and concerns.”

“Our tradition teaches us the importance of adding our voices when it comes to choosing our leaders, and this Forum gives the South Palm Beach County Jewish community a platform to do so,” continued Rabbi Weisman. “We have already received commitments from candidates for federal, state, and local office that they plan to participate this year. We expect a large crowd on the evening of October 28 and an evening of engaging civic discourse.”

“As the public policy arm of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, the JCRC is pleased to once again invite our community to meet our candidates for federal, state and county offices, and learn firsthand their positions on vital issues,” said JCRC Vice Chair, Tracy Kawa. “Don’t miss this opportunity to join hundreds of other concerned residents at Temple Beth El to become informed for the November 6 election.”

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The Candidates Forum is free and open to the public. The event will also be live-streamed on the temple’s website.

For more information, contact Temple Beth El of Boca Raton at 561-391-8900.

The sponsors of this Candidates Forum are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. As such, they neither support nor oppose any candidate for political office.