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"Eshet Chayil," the Women of Valor Around Us

Sep 7, 2012

"Eshet Chayil," the Women of Valor Around Us

Next week, I’ll be headed to New York City with 65 of our community’s brightest, most caring and dedicated women. So you might be surprised to learn just how at home I am as the only man among the largest delegation (outside the NYC area) to the biennial International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC) – unless you’ve met my mother or my wife. And the accomplished women in my family are hardly an exception. Throughout Jewish and secular life, and at the very core of our Federation, we are beholden to Jewish women for their vision and contributions.

A New Year, a New Generation

Sep 7, 2012

A New Year, a New Generation

This week, my work began with joy and ruach at my first visit to Torah Academy of Boca Raton. Our Jewish community is blessed with four vibrant, diverse (Federation beneficiary) day schools that provide outstanding preparation for Jewish life, as well as a wealth of other opportunities for high quality Jewish education and experiences. It’s no wonder that menchlichkeit abounds here. Yet, it is upon us as a community to extend - to far more Jewish families - these opportunities that will enrich their lives as they secure our Jewish future.

Disagreement Without Dislike: A Light Unto Our Community

Aug 31, 2012

Disagreement Without Dislike: A Light Unto Our Community

Especially at election season and on topics that arouse our deepest passions as caring Jews, respectful discourse is essential to our strength and well-being as a community and as a people. Diversity of opinion is a cornerstone of Jewish tradition, and the need for civility in our Jewish community goes far beyond elections and public discourse. To fulfill our essential communal responsibility to take care of our people, it is upon us – as institutions and as individuals - to learn to live together in a more genteel manner. Let each of us be a light unto this community.

PAC Cocktail Reception & Membership Drive to Kick off Season at Woodfield CC

Aug 29, 2012

PAC Cocktail Reception & Membership Drive to Kick off Season at Woodfield CC

Local estate professionals will share much more than congenial company, prime networking, and a lavish cocktail reception at the Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) Kickoff & Membership Drive Cocktail Reception. Gathered at Woodfield Country Club on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm, they’ll also share a deep commitment to helping the Jewish community in a most significant way.

PAC Cocktail Reception & Membership Drive to Kick off Season at Woodfield CC

Aug 29, 2012

PAC Cocktail Reception & Membership Drive to Kick off Season at Woodfield CC

Local estate professionals will share much more than congenial company, prime networking, and a lavish cocktail reception at the Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) Kickoff & Membership Drive Cocktail Reception. Gathered at Woodfield Country Club on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm, they’ll also share a deep commitment to helping the Jewish community in a most significant way.

Home Is Where the Heart Is: On Our Campus

Aug 24, 2012

Home Is Where the Heart Is: On Our Campus

As I settle into my new home at Federation with a fresh perspective, I keep finding myself in awe as I arrive each day on our truly astounding Jewish campus. At 100 acres with 300,000 square feet of building space, our Richard and Carole Siemens Jewish Campus west of the City of Boca Raton is the largest in the country. At the heart of our Jewish community, our Federation campus is home to dozens of programs and services, schools and residential facilities that care for and educate thousands throughout the lifespan.

Be Part of Our Caring Jewish Community: "Like" Us on Facebook

Aug 17, 2012

Be Part of Our Caring Jewish Community: "Like" Us on Facebook

This week, we saw the conclusion of the 2012 Olympics in London. While symbolizing the ideal of international cooperation, harmony and human dignity, these Games represented the 40th anniversary of the massacre of 11 Israeli team members in Munich. While the International Olympic Committee unconscionably refused to commemorate this horrific moment in Olympic history, athletes from France, Italy, the United States and other nations bravely stood up for these victims of terror. With support from members of the media and many world leaders, and a petition signed by more than 100,000 people, the Munich 11 indisputably did return to the forefront of global consciousness. We are reminded once again how terrorism remains a threat to peace-loving people everywhere.

Women's Philanthropy Welcomes New Leaders & Honors Their Outstanding

May 31, 2012

Women's Philanthropy Welcomes New Leaders & Honors Their Outstanding

Fifty caring, generous women gathered in Zinman Hall on Federation campus recently for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Women's Philanthropy Installation Celebration. At the spring celebration chaired by Margie Marlowe and Shirley Solomon, the women welcomed their new leadership including Emily Grabelsky as Women's Philanthropy Chair.

Caring Estate Planning Professionals to Honor Donald R. Tescher, Esq. at Mitzvah Society Reception on March 27

Mar 4, 2012

Caring Estate Planning Professionals to Honor Donald R. Tescher, Esq. at Mitzvah Society Reception on March 27

Local estate planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving and the future of the Jewish community will honor their own at the Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, March 27at 6:00 pm. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Anne and Norman Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation of South Palm Beach County invites colleagues, friends and others who care to join them at St. Andrews Country Club in paying tribute to 2012 Mitzvah Society Honoree Donald R. Tescher, Esq.