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Laurence “Larry” Blair is New Chair of Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

May 23, 2017

Laurence “Larry” Blair is New Chair of Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

Laurence “Larry” Blair has just become chair of Federation’s Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation, after chairing its Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). The Foundation now has assets of nearly $85 million, and granted almost $4 million in the past year.

A Young Adult Comedy Night Live with Serious Impact

May 22, 2017

A Young Adult Comedy Night Live with Serious Impact

With a nationally acclaimed comedian, live DJ and more, on Saturday, June 10, young adults from across the Jewish community will once again demonstrate what a great time can be had while helping the community. Starting at 9:30 p.m., they’ll head into Pavilion Grille in east Boca for a night to remember, and to benefit recipients of the many programs supported by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Comedian Jon Fisch has appeared on Last Comic Standing and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Local Synagogues, Organizations, Schools Celebrate $57+ Million in Legacy Gifts Received Over Just Two Years

May 22, 2017

Local Synagogues, Organizations, Schools Celebrate $57+ Million in Legacy Gifts Received Over Just Two Years

More than 130 lay and professional leaders, rabbis and legacy donors from eleven South Palm Beach County Jewish agencies, schools, synagogues and Federation were feted at a warm, elegant evening event on May 9. Together, they celebrated their remarkable individual and collective successes as part of the local Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL) program with a reception, live music, a keynote speaker, photo and video booths, and awards in Zinman Hall on the Federation’s west Boca Raton campus.

Generous Gift Creates Judi and Allan Schuman Center for Israel Engagement at Federation

May 16, 2017

Generous Gift Creates Judi and Allan Schuman Center for Israel Engagement at Federation

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County President and CEO, Matthew C. Levin, has announced a gift of $1 million from Boca Raton residents and philanthropists Judi and Allan Schuman. The visionary gift has created the Judi and Allan Schuman Center for Israel Engagement at the Federation, which will bring our community to Israel and Israel to our community by supporting missions, study and volunteering, expanding Israel programming, and more.

Our Federation. Our Community. Our World: Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting

May 5, 2017

Our Federation. Our Community. Our World: Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting

When the lights went down and a live feed from Poland appeared onscreen, the theme of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s 2017 Annual Meeting came alive. As larger than life greetings from three members of our March of the Living delegation, Marla Weiss Egers, Rabbi Josh Broide and Hal Klein, infused a packed Zinman Hall on April 25, there could be no doubt: we are, indeed, Our Federation. Our Community. Our World.

Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences Celebrates Opening of "Health Care Center" on Federation Campus

May 2, 2017

Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences Celebrates Opening of "Health Care Center" on Federation Campus

The Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton, the community’s newest and luxurious Life Plan (also called Continuing Care Retirement) Community, celebrated the opening of its 125,860-square-foot Health Care Center last week. Located on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, at 21044 95th Avenue South, the Health Care Center serves the non-profit Sinai Residences’ independent living residents, and is open to the South Florida community at large. The Health Care Center also offers the first state-of-the-art skilled nursing center to open in Boca Raton in the last 20 years.

JCRC Free Program on May 22: “Insights from Washington Insiders: Reflections and Perspectives from Former White House Jewish Liaisons”

Apr 27, 2017

JCRC Free Program on May 22: “Insights from Washington Insiders: Reflections and Perspectives from Former White House Jewish Liaisons”

Members of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community are invited to a free, informative program featuring two former White House Jewish Liaisons. Noam Neusner, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Speechwriting during the George W. Bush Administration; and Matt Nosanchuk, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama Administration, will speak on May 22, 2017 at B’nai Torah Congregation, 6261 SW 18th Street, Boca Raton. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and the program will start at 7:30 p.m.

Women of Intention Install 2017-18 Officers and Celebrate Year

Apr 19, 2017

Women of Intention Install 2017-18 Officers and Celebrate Year

Filled with caring, support and inspiration, dedicated local women philanthropists from across the local Jewish community came together on April 4, 2017 for the annual installation of the Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Led by Women’s Philanthropy Board Member Jeanne Fibus, the brunch program in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus was also a celebration of their 2016-17 season.

“Food for Thought” with Acclaimed Author to Headline Women’s Spring Education Day

Apr 13, 2017

“Food for Thought” with Acclaimed Author to Headline Women’s Spring Education Day

Women of all ages from throughout the Jewish community are invited to a unique opportunity for an engaging and inspirational morning with national bestselling and award-winning author Jessica Fechtor on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Taking place in Zinman Hall on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus west of Boca Raton, Women’s Spring Education Day: Food for Thought will begin at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast (dietary laws observed).

Let’s Talk Super Sunday/Good Deeds Day Success: $576,758 and 20,000 Meals

Apr 6, 2017

Let’s Talk Super Sunday/Good Deeds Day Success: $576,758 and 20,000 Meals

On April 2, hundreds of volunteers made sure the phones rang out once again from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County throughout the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach areas. And hundreds more assembled kosher meal kits for distribution to neighbors in need as part of the international Good Deeds Day. By the end of the amazing day of community spirit chaired by Talia and Hal Klein, this vibrant, diverse Jewish community had raised $576,758 from 570 donors, and packaged 20,000 wholesome, easily prepared meals kits.

Federation Men Offer a Night Out with Lane Kiffin, New FAU Head Football Coach

Apr 5, 2017

Federation Men Offer a Night Out with Lane Kiffin, New FAU Head Football Coach

It’s time for men of all ages who care about sports and the best times together as well as the community to go all-in for an all-out blitz on May 16. They’ll hear from Lane Kiffin, FAU’s new head football coach, in the Delray Acura Club at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. Starting at 6:00 p.m., they’ll also enjoy an open bar and dinner together at this Men’s Night Out.

$100,000 in Grant Awards Announced by Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County at Reception

Apr 5, 2017

$100,000 in Grant Awards Announced by Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County at Reception

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County announced their 2017 grant awards at their annual Granting Wishes Cocktail Reception on March 15, 2017 at Boca Rio Golf Club. More than 100 guests from throughout the Jewish community gathered for the announcement of $100,000 in this year’s grants, heard stories of those whose lives have been changed through JWF support, and shared an evening with award-winning author, Ellen Brazer.

Law Enforcement Officials Lauded for Arrest in Bomb Threats at JCCs and Other Jewish Institutions

Mar 23, 2017

Law Enforcement Officials Lauded for Arrest in Bomb Threats at JCCs and Other Jewish Institutions

Today we join with Jewish and other communities and individuals throughout the world in welcoming the announcement by Israeli police that they have arrested the primary suspect for the majority of bomb threats that have been called into Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions in 40 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. The suspect is an 18-year-old man with dual Israel-U.S. citizenship.

500+ Charge up Community with Hollywood’s Brett Ratner at THE EVENT 2.0

Mar 13, 2017

500+ Charge up Community with Hollywood’s Brett Ratner at THE EVENT 2.0

As soon as the lights went down, the energy spiked way up – and that’s where it stayed throughout the night at Boca West Country Club on March 1, 2017. THE EVENT 2.0 may have been called Federation Unplugged, but the night ran on the spirit and power of the more than 500 adults of all ages who came together to celebrate our remarkable Jewish community’s commitment and generosity.

After Perfect PJ Day at Bedner’s Farm, More Ahead for Tweens & Parents

Mar 9, 2017

After Perfect PJ Day at Bedner’s Farm, More Ahead for Tweens & Parents

School was out, but PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County was in for 450 guests at Bedner’s Farm on President’s Day, February 20. From babies to grandparents, they spent the morning enjoying PJ Storytime with Miss Amy and craft activities before heading into the fields for strawberry picking and festive hayrides. Now ages 8-11 are invited to a PJ Our WayTM “Meet the Author” event on March 26 and the next PJ parents activity is also coming up.
Howard Greenberg, Former Sun Sentinel Media Group Publisher & CEO, to Headline B&P Industry Icon Breakfast

Mar 8, 2017

Howard Greenberg, Former Sun Sentinel Media Group Publisher & CEO, to Headline B&P Industry Icon Breakfast

Amid premium networking, business leaders and professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from Howard Greenberg, former publisher & CEO, Sun Sentinel Media Group, at the third Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series event on Wednesday morning, April 5, 2017. They’ll gather once again in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus at 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. in Boca Raton. Breakfast (dietary laws observed) and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the program will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. The couvert for the morning is $36 per person.

Let’s Talk Super Sunday & Good Deeds Day – April 2 at Federation

Feb 28, 2017

Let’s Talk Super Sunday & Good Deeds Day – April 2 at Federation

On April 2, the phones will ring out once again from the Federation throughout the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach areas. “Let’s Talk Super Sunday” offers opportunities for all to be part of what everyone’s talking about: how whenever and wherever our Jewish family needs us, our Federation is there. And, for a third year, Super Sunday is inviting volunteers not only to make calls, but also to join an upbeat, hands-on helping project as part of the international “Good Deeds Day.” Volunteers of all ages will be assembling ingredients into packages for 20,000+ easily prepared kosher meals.

THE EVENT 2.0: Celebrating Community with Blockbuster Filmmaker Brett Ratner

Feb 9, 2017

THE EVENT 2.0: Celebrating Community with Blockbuster Filmmaker Brett Ratner

From across South Palm Beach County’s vibrant, diverse Jewish community, and from longtimers to newcomers, adults of all ages who support Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County will come together once again for a very special annual evening - to acknowledge and celebrate all the good we do together. More than 500 strong, they’ll also enjoy hearing from the renowned Brett Ratner, a native of South Florida who’s gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. THE EVENT 2.0: FEDERATION UNPLUGGED will take place at Boca West Country Club on March 1. Festivities will kick off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

JCRC Hosts Beneficiary Briefings at Legislative Sendoff

Feb 8, 2017

JCRC Hosts Beneficiary Briefings at Legislative Sendoff

As part of its ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of the community and the Jewish people, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County invited State Senators, Representatives and their staff to meet with Jewish community leaders in advance of this year’s legislative session in Tallahassee. They gathered on January 31 at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center for the JCRC’s annual Legislative Sendoff to learn about needs of vulnerable local residents and funding priorities of some Jewish agencies that serve them. Joining the legislators were professional and lay leaders from the Federation, JCRC and beneficiary agencies.

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce Grants at Reception with Acclaimed Jewish Author

Feb 7, 2017

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce Grants at Reception with Acclaimed Jewish Author

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2017 Granting Wishes evening on Wednesday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at the beautiful Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton, guests will be first to learn about JWF’s 2017 grant awards. They’ll also hear from an award-winning Jewish author.