400+ Volunteers at 17 Projects Make a Difference on Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day
About the Event
More than 400 volunteers of all ages from throughout South Palm Beach County’s Jewish community fanned out across the area on Sunday, December 18, 2016 to make a difference for those in need at 17 hands-on projects. Whether the volunteers prepared food for the hungry, wrapped gifts, gardened, played games or did crafts with children or seniors, or much more, all were inspired and energized by joining with the full vibrant diversity of their Jewish community in helping their less fortunate neighbors.
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Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day was presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement (CJE). Boca Raton City Council Member Robert Weinroth and his wife, Pam, were the day’s Honorary Co-Chairs.
The day closed with a joyous recap and concert at the Federation, featuring Josh Nelson, one of the most popular performers and composers in current Jewish music and his band. Nelson and his band’s high-energy, captivating and deeply moving music made good on its promise of building community in a most fitting cap to the extraordinary day. The concert crowd in Zinman Hall also heard about how much good is done by the Federation and its community partners every day, from Matthew C. Levin, Federation President & CEO, and Rabbi Josh Broide, who directs the CJE.
Jewish CommUNITY Day in Action is an innovative local extension of Jewish Unity Day, the global phenomenon that emerged to continue and strengthen the overwhelming sense of unity experienced by the Jewish world in coming together over the kidnapping and murder of three boys, Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, on their way home from school in Israel during the summer of 2014.