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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.

Survivors and Students Observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Plaque Dedication at Federation

Feb 6, 2017

Survivors and Students Observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Plaque Dedication at Federation

With poignant tears, wistful smiles and powerful words, about 150 local Holocaust survivors, their loved ones and students from Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) gathered with profound respect on January 27, 2017, for a vital purpose. Together, in the Entin Holocaust Pavilion at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, they observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a program, “Remember to Remember.” They also unveiled and dedicated the new Plaques of Remembrance recently mounted in the Pavilion, that feature photos of local survivors.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council Stand Against Intolerance

Feb 3, 2017

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council Stand Against Intolerance

As Jews we are compelled by our ethics, values and history to speak out against bigotry and exclusion. The Executive Committee of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the Jewish Community Relations Council join with Jewish communities across the globe in condemning the shooting last weekend at a mosque in Quebec City, and the accelerating anti-Islam acts in our own country.

Lions Roar with Filmmaker and Philanthropist Nancy Spielberg at Annual Luncheon

Jan 18, 2017

Lions Roar with Filmmaker and Philanthropist Nancy Spielberg at Annual Luncheon

The Lion’s pride roared loud with 430 compassionate, generous women at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s annual Lion of Judah Luncheon at the Polo Club on Wednesday, January 11. Inspiring and elegant, the celebration of their philanthropy and its impact was headlined by accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser, philanthropist and documentary filmmaker Nancy Spielberg, and chaired by Wendy Koolik and Carole Sue Lebbin-Spector.

Laurence I. “Larry” Blair to Be Honored at Mitzvah Society Reception

Jan 12, 2017

Laurence I. “Larry” Blair to Be Honored at Mitzvah Society Reception

Local estate planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving, the community and the Jewish future will once again honor their own at the Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception at 5:30 pm on February 22, 2017. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) invites colleagues, friends and others to join them at Woodfield Country Club for cocktails and dinner in tribute to 2017 Mitzvah Society Honoree Laurence “Larry” I. Blair.

Arthur Adler, Pro Sports Marketing Icon and Local Philanthropic Leader, to Headline B&P Industry Icon Breakfast

Dec 29, 2016

Arthur Adler, Pro Sports Marketing Icon and Local Philanthropic Leader, to Headline B&P Industry Icon Breakfast

Amid premium networking, business leaders and professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from professional sports marketing icon Arthur Adler, who also served as Co-President of the New York Yankees and produced albums for recording legends at Columbia Records. Adler, also locally prominent for founding the Boca West Charitable Foundation, which he now chairs, will keynote the season’s second Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series event on Wednesday morning, January 25, 2017.

Federation Family Mourns Ellen R. Sarnoff, Past Board Chair and Philanthropist

Dec 27, 2016

Federation Family Mourns Ellen R. Sarnoff, Past Board Chair and Philanthropist

With heavy hearts, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County family joins in mourning the loss of Ellen Rosenthal Sarnoff, longtime local leader and philanthropist who chaired our Board from 2011 to 2014. Ellen passed away at home following a long illness on December 23, 2016, at the age of 85.

400+ Volunteers at 17 Projects Make a Difference on Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day

Dec 20, 2016

400+ Volunteers at 17 Projects Make a Difference on Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day

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 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. 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.