Dec 19, 2017
With profound sadness and the deepest respect we share with you news of the passing of Richard “Dick” Siemens on Sunday, December 17, at the age of 82. Richard was absolutely instrumental in developing our community and in building our Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus as its thriving central address, and a home to the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA), Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) and Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services.
Dec 18, 2017
Join hundreds of volunteers of all ages from our Jewish community on January 15, 2018 to make a difference for those in need. There are 27 diverse hands-on projects waiting for you on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the second annual Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day, including preparing food for the hungry, wrapping gifts, gardening, playing games with children or seniors, and much more.
Dec 8, 2017
PJ Library not only brings Jewish books into local homes – it also brings the young Jewish community together and helps them engage in Jewish life. Now, South Palm Beach County’s young Jewish families are getting even more opportunities to get involved and meet new friends. Through a recent grant, PJ has engaged three PJ moms as part-time Community Connectors are reaching out to parents around the community for playdates, programs and more.
Dec 7, 2017
Nearly 600 people enjoyed a unique opportunity to explore Israel’s contributions to the high-tech revolution with an insider’s view of some of its latest innovations at Imagination Israel. Five leading entrepreneurs and scientists traveled to the Olympic Heights High School Theater in Boca Raton on November 30, 2017, to showcase groundbreaking new products that hold wide scale benefits.
Dec 6, 2017
Today, the U.S. administration announced a plan to move the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, honoring a bipartisan commitment made over 20 years ago in the Jerusalem Embassy Act. The U.S. administration also proclaimed its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jewish Federations of North America welcomes this decision, as it upholds our long-standing policy. We also welcome the affirmation of a two-state future negotiated between the parties in which Israelis and Palestinians live side by side, with secure and recognized borders.
Dec 5, 2017
Hundreds of generous, committed members of the “pride” of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County will once again gather to rededicate and celebrate, at the Lion of Judah Luncheon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Part of an international sisterhood 17,500 strong, the local Lion contingent of nearly 700 is among the largest in the country. With Honorary Chair Judy Levis Markhoff and Event Chair Elyssa Kupferberg, South Palm Beach County’s Lions will be roaring with two-time Emmy© Award winner and best-selling author Deborah Norville as their keynote speaker. For more than twenty years, Norville has anchored Inside Edition on CBS, the country’s top-rated and most honored syndicated news magazine, and she previously co-hosted NBC’s Today.
Nov 21, 2017
Latkes, gelt, live music, stories, prizes and more are in store for all ages at a free community celebration on the 8th night of Chanukah - Tuesday evening, December 19. Everyone is invited to get into the fun and bask in the holiday warmth and glow of a giant menorah in the amphitheater at The Shops at Boca Center. The festivities will begin with crafts and story time at 5:30 p.m. before the candle lighting and musical entertainment at 6:00 p.m. Local synagogues, day schools and Jewish organizations will display the vibrant diversity of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community. This special community event is presented by PJ Library® – South Palm Beach County and PJ Our WayTM, free family engagement programs that inspire a love of Judaism and reading from the very start for families and children from infancy to age eleven.
Nov 6, 2017
An elegant evening of inspiration is planned for hundreds of prominent Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County donors at this year’s Sandler Family Major Gifts Event. They’ll gather at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at The Polo Club in Boca Raton for a cocktail reception, dinner and a moving keynote address from Daniel Libeskind, celebrated architect, artist, professor and set designer. Celebrating major donors to the Federation’s 2018 Annual Campaign, the longstanding premier event in local Jewish philanthropy is named for Phyllis & Harvey Sandler and family.
Nov 3, 2017
South Palm Beach County will have a unique opportunity leading up to Israel’s 70th anniversary of statehood, by celebrating the country’s contributions to the high-tech revolution with an insiders’ view of some of its cutting-edge innovations. Open to the public, IMAGINATION ISRAEL will bring the community together for exciting and informative live demonstrations of five high-tech innovations. The program, which is offered free of charge, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on November 30.
Oct 11, 2017
From across the vibrant local Jewish community, adults of all ages who support our Federation will gather once again for a great time celebrating all the good they do together. This year, more than 500 strong are expected at THE Opening EVENT at Boca West Country Club on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Festivities will kick off at 6:30 pm with heavy hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. The evening will also include a performance by Turnstiles, the acclaimed Billy Joel Tribute Band.
Oct 10, 2017
As preparations for Sukkot got underway in South Palm Beach County, Jewish residents eagerly anticipated celebrating with families and friends. That’s when concern for another community was raised by a caring group of high school students. This led to a whole new local effort to help a Jewish community ravaged by Hurricane Irma - as more than a dozen local Rebbitzens committed to cook hundreds of meals for Sukkot to be sent to Key West.
Oct 2, 2017
Among the South Palm Beach County Jewish community’s extensive Hurricane Relief efforts was an eye-opening, heartwarming, hands-on experience in Key West for twenty-two high school students from Rosenblatt High School at Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA), and Katz Yeshiva High School (KYHS). They took off at 6:00 am on Tuesday, September 26, ready for a long day of clearing debris and cleaning, in a charter bus loaded with supplies and equipment. But they encountered and accomplished more than they’d imagined before arriving home after 10:30 pm that night.
Sep 29, 2017
In commemoration of the 79th anniversary of the event considered the start of the Holocaust, the 16th Annual Kristallnacht Film Forum (KFF) will once again showcase a compelling Holocaust-related feature. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the March of the Living, Loving Henri will be screened on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 12:30 and 6:00 p.m. in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus.
Sep 28, 2017
Federation’s new Partnership 2Gether (P2G) Israeli Sister City, Zichron Yaakov, may just be getting started across the globe. But we’re already establishing warm multigenerational relationships through an array of community visits there as we plan how to strengthen the beautiful living bridge that will enrich both our communities.
Sep 28, 2017
A year ago, our Federation proudly announced the addition of eleven innovative programs to our roster of Israel beneficiaries. Now, we’re excited to introduce you to our latest three newly-funded projects! They will continue to increase our impact in Israel, by serving diverse populations and addressing current issues in unique and creative ways.
Sep 28, 2017
Our community’s deeply committed seven members of the JFNA National Young Leadership Cabinet are among 300 dedicated young Jewish philanthropists and leaders ages 30-45 from across the U.S. and Canada preparing to strengthen our community and our people now and for generations to come.
Sep 28, 2017
Far from its proverbial snowbird roots, our Jewish community has grown and matured into one that a full range of generations proudly call home. We’ve become a place where our young adults return after college to multigenerational families and where young professionals move for our high quality of life. Meet some of our young people who have been inspired to follow their families into local Jewish leadership and philanthropy.
Sep 28, 2017
Strengthening Jewish engagement is vital to Federation’s mission, and the newly opened Moishe House in South Palm Beach County is aiming to do exactly that, thanks to generous support from local philanthropists Michael and Andrea Leven, and programmatic support and funding from our Federation.
Sep 28, 2017
Gardens on our Federation campus are enriching body, mind and spirit. Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA), Katz Hillel Day School (KHDS), Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC), and the Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences are teeming with green thumbs nurturing the soil and the soul.
Sep 28, 2017
A memorable 1982 mission to Israel with MetroWest New Jersey Federation sparked Adele’s lifelong passion for philanthropy and Jewish leadership, changing her life and starting her on the path she has continued to blaze in South Palm Beach County and beyond.