May 25, 2018
Filled with caring, support and inspiration, dedicated local women philanthropists from across our Jewish community came together on April 30 for the annual installation of the Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The beautiful spring-styled brunch at the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton welcomed the incoming 2018-19 officers including new Chair, Jill Rose, as it wished a sincere farewell to the outgoing leaders and celebrated a most successful year.
May 22, 2018
Once again, a vibrant crowd of thousands from every corner of Jewish South Palm Beach County will come together in testament and celebration of the strength and joy of this remarkable, united Jewish community. They’ll gather for the fourth annual Jewish Unity Day event at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in the Carole & Barry Kaye auditorium at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. All Jewish South Florida is invited to this free event, but registration is required at jewishboca.org/unity.
May 14, 2018
With plenty to celebrate and confidence in the future, the theme rang true for more than 300 dedicated Federation and Jewish community leaders at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s 2018 Annual Meeting on April 24. In a packed Zinman Hall, the warmth and ruach, unity and commitment left no doubt: it’s been a year to celebrate, and the future is ours to imagine. During the meeting, Anne Jacobson passed the gavel to new Board Chair Arthur Goldberg.
May 7, 2018
Amid a sea of blue and white, nearly 3,500 local residents and leaders came together in solidarity, spirit and vibrant Jewish diversity to celebrate the 70th anniversary – and the miracles - of the modern State of Israel. The enthusiastic crowd was transported to the sights, sounds and tastes of Israel, right in Mizner Park Amphitheater on April 18, as Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) transitioned into Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day).
Apr 5, 2018
Whether they live down the street or across the country from their grandchildren, Jewish South Palm Beach County is full of active grandparents. Knowing that many cherish their role of l’dor v’dor (from generation to generation), PJ Library® offers opportunities to pass the values and traditions so dear to them on to the younger generation. Now, in addition to offering PJ activities all around town throughout the year, the program is reaching out in a new way. To kick off their initiative, PJ is hosting their Grandparents & Special Friends Celebration on Wednesday, May 2. All Grandparents and Special Friends are invited to delve into and celebrate their important Jewish grandparenting role over breakfast at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s west Boca campus. Dr. Leon Weissberg will discuss “The Etymology of L’Dor V’Dor - from Generation to Generation.”
Apr 5, 2018
From all across Jewish South Palm Beach County, men of all ages who care about premium time together as well as helping the community shared a special evening with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Men’s Division. They gathered at the Waterstone Resort in Boca Raton on March 28 for an Insider Briefing with Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, Former Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson for the Foreign Media, following cocktails and dinner.
Mar 29, 2018
The Jewish Women’s Foundation hosted its 2018 Granting Wishes Cocktail Reception on March 14 at Boca Rio Golf Club. More than160 guests from across the Jewish community were the first to learn about JWF’s $105,000 2018 grant awards to organizations in the local community and in Israel. They also enjoyed hearing from award-winning Jewish journalists Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, who co-founded The MOMS multi-platform lifestyle brand.
Mar 22, 2018
Young women from all across Jewish South Palm Beach County will be teaming up to turn baskets of mystery ingredients and cooking tools in the first-ever Incr”Edible” CHOPPED Competition on April 10, 2018. Before enthusiastic spectators, they’ll compete in a fast-paced battle to WOW the team of “celebrity” judges in Zinman Hall at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. The evening will begin with registration at 7:15 p.m., moving on to the program at 7:30. Guests will enjoy dinner, desserts and wine, with dietary laws observed.
Mar 22, 2018
Amid a sea of blue and white flags, banners and attire, on April 18, , several thousand local residents of all ages will once again come together on Israel Independence Day in solidarity and spirit at Mizner Park Amphitheater. Free of charge, this year’s Israel Fest will start at 6:00 p.m. with children’s activities and a fair to showcase Jewish community resources. The program onstage, including a concert by the international Jewish Fusion band, The Shuk, will start at 7:15 p.m. with a Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) ceremony before the Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day) festivities start at sundown.
Mar 15, 2018
On March 11, 180 volunteers made sure the phones rang out once again from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County throughout area. By the end of the amazing day of high community spirits, they had raised $584,578 from 511 donors – dollars that will help our Jewish family from down the street to Israel and across the globe, wherever our community is needed.
Mar 13, 2018
Amid premium networking, a wide array of business leaders and professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from startup mogul, philanthropist and author of the #1 new book for entrepreneurs, ALL IN: Real Life Business Lessons from Aspiring Entrepreneurs, William S. “Bill” Green. Known for presenting his straight talk and practical tools with humor and no holds barred, Green will keynote the Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series event on Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018 at the Jewish Federation campus in West Boca. Breakfast (dietary laws observed) and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Mar 2, 2018
Two thousand people had an incredible time together on Sunday, February 25, right on our Federation campus. Joyous, colorful Purim Carnivals have always been part of the holiday’s celebrations around town. But for South Palm Beach County, something exceptional happened this year. Fifteen local Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Chabad synagogues and organizations including the Levis JCC, JARC and PJ Library® changed it up and joined forces to create something phenomenal for everyone.
Mar 2, 2018
In the aftermath of the February 14th shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the impact of seventeen needless deaths and the wounds of survivors and families remain raw. As neighboring communities, we are deeply interconnected. The horrific dimensions of the Parkland tragedy compel us to speak out. Virtually unrestricted availability of semiautomatic assault weapons places our schoolchildren and their teachers in unacceptable jeopardy.
Mar 1, 2018
From all across Jewish South Palm Beach County and of all ages, men who care about premium time together as well as helping the community enjoy connecting through Federation’s Men’s Division. Next, they welcome men to join them on, March 28 for an Insider Briefing with Peter Lerner, Former IDF Spokesperson for the Foreign Media at the Waterstone Resort in Boca Raton. Cocktails and dinner start at 7:00 p.m. (dietary laws observed).
Feb 23, 2018
The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2018 Granting Wishes evening on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at the beautiful, just-updated Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton, guests will be first to learn about JWF’s 2018 grant awards. They’ll also hear from the award-winning Jewish journalists who co-founded The MOMS.
Feb 20, 2018
Siggy Flicker will headline a uniquely engaging and inspiring evening the women’s Spring Finale, at Woodfield Country Club on March 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Known for her role on the past two seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Siggy used to call Boca Raton her home. She is a highly sought motivational speaker, relationship expert, TV personality, author and matchmaker. Born in Israel and the daughter of a renowned Holocaust survivor and scholar, Siggy is known for her messages of self-assurance and empowerment, her no-nonsense yet nurturing advice on love and life, and her inspiration to create a life doing what one loves. Guests will also hear from Alina Spaulding, whose parents struggled for years to leave the former Soviet Union and were successful when the worldwide Jewish community stepped forth.
Feb 16, 2018
On March 11, 2018, the phones will ring out once again from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County throughout the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach areas. Hundreds of volunteers will be making calls to connect with thousands of community members during the annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon. They’ll be offering everyone the opportunity to join in Federation’s incredible work of seeing that, whenever and wherever our Jewish family needs us – from down the street to Israel and all across the globe - our community is there to help. Volunteers are asked to sign up for lively shifts from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Feb 15, 2018
Our hearts and minds, our prayers and tears are with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community. Our own community reels with shock, with grief and with outrage at this senseless violence against our children and educators - in their school environment, where safety should be a given as young lives develop. We take this opportunity to assure you that the security, safety and well-being of the students and all those on our campus are, as always, our Federation’s utmost priority.
Feb 8, 2018
On January 18, twelve hundred people from all across Jewish South Palm Beach County were honored and blessed to hear from the renowned Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, one of the Jewish world’s most essential voices of our time. It came as no surprise that the event “sold out” within days. His topic for the evening, “Dignity of our Differences,” resonates deeply throughout the Jewish South Palm Beach County community, where Jewish leaders and community members strive to see that their differences do not create divisions. Rabbi Lord Sacks appeared free of charge at Boca Raton Synagogue in partnership with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement.
Feb 8, 2018
Every year around the world, joyous, colorful Purim Carnivals are part of this holiday’s lively celebrations. South Palm Beach County has been no exception, with carnivals held by many individual synagogues. But this year, an array of synagogues and other Jewish organizations have joined forces to create something bigger for everyone! The first CommUNITY-Wide Purim Carnival will be happening on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County West Boca campus.