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New PJ Library® Community Connectors Bring Local Families to Jewish Life

Dec 8, 2017

New PJ Library® Community Connectors Bring Local Families to Jewish Life

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.

Imagination Israel Celebrates Cutting Edge

Dec 7, 2017

Imagination Israel Celebrates Cutting Edge

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.

Statement from Jewish Federations of North America

Dec 6, 2017

Statement from Jewish Federations of North America

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.

Emmy Award© Winner Deborah Norville of Inside Edition and Today to Headline Lion Luncheon

Dec 5, 2017

Emmy Award© Winner Deborah Norville of Inside Edition and Today to Headline Lion Luncheon

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.
Melton School at B’nai Torah Congregation Receives the Florence Melton Award

Dec 1, 2017

Melton School at B’nai Torah Congregation Receives the Florence Melton Award

Melton CEO Judy Mars Kupchan presented the 2018 Florence Melton Award to the Florence Melton School of B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, FL. She presented the award to Penina Bredoff, Director of Melton at B’nai Torah Congregation on the opening day of the 23rd Annual International Directors Conference, held Jan. 15-20, 2018, in Jerusalem.

All Ages to Light up 8th Night of Chanukah at Boca Center with PJ Library®

Nov 21, 2017

All Ages to Light up 8th Night of Chanukah at Boca Center with PJ Library®

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.
World-Renowned Architect Daniel Libeskind to Headline Sandler Family Major Gifts Event in Boca

Nov 6, 2017

World-Renowned Architect Daniel Libeskind to Headline Sandler Family Major Gifts Event in Boca

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.

Israel’s Cutting-Edge, High-Tech Innovative Side Coming to Boca at IMAGINATION ISRAEL

Nov 3, 2017

Israel’s Cutting-Edge, High-Tech Innovative Side Coming to Boca at IMAGINATION ISRAEL

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

Celebrate Our Jewish Community at THE Opening EVENT

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.

SPBC Rebbitzens to the Rescue Cook for Sukkot in the Keys

Oct 10, 2017

SPBC Rebbitzens to the Rescue Cook for Sukkot in the Keys

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.

With Rakes, Saws and More, DKJA and KYHS Teens Help Hands-On in Key West

Oct 2, 2017

With Rakes, Saws and More, DKJA and KYHS Teens Help Hands-On in Key West

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.

16th Annual Kristallnacht Film Forum to Feature Loving Henri, and Honor Mark & Joan Mendel

Sep 29, 2017

16th Annual Kristallnacht Film Forum to Feature Loving Henri, and Honor Mark & Joan Mendel

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.
PARTNERSHIP 2GETHER – Builds Family and Community with Israel

Sep 28, 2017

PARTNERSHIP 2GETHER – Builds Family and Community with Israel

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.

Federation Family Keeps Growing with More New Programs in Israel

Sep 28, 2017

Federation Family Keeps Growing with More New Programs in Israel

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.

National Young Leadership Cabinet Cadre Bodes Well for Community

Sep 28, 2017

National Young Leadership Cabinet Cadre Bodes Well for Community

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.

Local Leaders L'Dor V'Dor

Sep 28, 2017

Local Leaders L'Dor V'Dor

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.

Moishe House Makes an Impact for Local Young Adults

Sep 28, 2017

Moishe House Makes an Impact for Local Young Adults

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.

Our Campus is Growing!

Sep 28, 2017

Our Campus is Growing!

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.

Lighting a Path to Philanthropy

Sep 28, 2017

Lighting a Path to Philanthropy

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.

One Day. Two Opportunities to Get Inspired and Kick Off the Women’s Season

Sep 14, 2017

One Day. Two Opportunities to Get Inspired and Kick Off the Women’s Season

Women of all ages from throughout the Jewish community are invited to hear inspirational author, speaker and marketer Allison Nazarian’s story of love, life and legacy, as they open the women’s season for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County on October 9. To accommodate their varied schedules, women may attend a 9:30 a.m. morning breakfast program or a 7:00 p.m. dessert reception, both at Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton.