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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.

JFNA Statement Regarding a New Bill in the Knesset

Dec 16, 2016

JFNA Statement Regarding a New Bill in the Knesset

Jewish Federations wholeheartedly endorse the strong statement issued earlier today by Natan Sharansky נתן שרנסקי, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, regarding the outrageous bill being advanced at the Knesset which aims to ban non-Orthodox services at the Kotel. This bill completely undermines the resolution that was negotiated in good faith and was resoundingly approved by the Government of Israel.

Sandler Family Major Gifts Event Features Former Canadian Prime Minister and Honors Coopermans

Dec 7, 2016

Sandler Family Major Gifts Event Features Former Canadian Prime Minister and Honors Coopermans

A record-breaking crowd of 400 of our Federation’s top donors filled the room at The Polo Club in Boca Raton on November 29 for a sophisticated evening of inspiration. At this season’s annual Sandler Family Major Gifts Event, they enjoyed a cocktail reception, an elegant dinner and two powerful speakers. The crowd was riveted as The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, discussed his outspoken support for Israel and how anti-Semitism is a threat to the world. JFNA President & CEO Jerry Silverman brought home the importance of Federation’s work and the major donors’ generosity.

Announcing Federation’s New Israel Partnership 2Gether Community

Dec 6, 2016

Announcing Federation’s New Israel Partnership 2Gether Community

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is proud to announce an exciting new relationship with the town of Zichron Yaakov in Israel. This community-to-community, person-to person-partnership is part of the highly successful Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) Partnership 2Gether (P2G) program to bring Jewish Diaspora and Israeli communities together in meaningful, ongoing connections through unique projects and growing personal relationships.

 Filmmaker and Philanthropist Nancy Spielberg Awaits at Lion of Judah Luncheon

Nov 29, 2016

Filmmaker and Philanthropist Nancy Spielberg Awaits at Lion of Judah Luncheon

Hundreds of generous, committed members of our Federation’s “pride” will once again gather to rededicate and celebrate, at the Lion of Judah Luncheon on January 11. Inspiring and informative, the elegant event will feature Nancy Spielberg, documentary film artist and philanthropist, and Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levy, as it celebrates the generous women who contribute $5,000 or more to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County 2017 annual campaign.

ISRAEL FIRE EMERGENCY: Join Our Community’s Response

Nov 28, 2016

ISRAEL FIRE EMERGENCY: Join Our Community’s Response

Join our community in a national Jewish response to the devastating fires in Israel. Nearly 100,000 people in Israel have been evacuated from their homes as more than 200 fires rage across the country, threatening populated as well as forested areas. Israelis from all segments of society have opened their hearts to assist one another. Federation’s partner agencies on the ground are assessing and responding to emergency needs such as opening psychological trauma centers in hospitals, emergency housing for seniors, and a 24 hour hotline for people with disabilities. Their efforts will be ongoing, as the impact of the fires on Israelis will be long-lasting. One hundred percent of all dollars contributed to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Israel Fire Emergency Fund will quickly provide critical assistance where it is most needed.

Calling All Volunteers for Jewish CommUNITY Day in Action & Josh Nelson Concert

Nov 18, 2016

Calling All Volunteers for Jewish CommUNITY Day in Action & Josh Nelson Concert

Hundreds of volunteers from throughout our Jewish community will fan out on December 18, 2016 to make a difference for those in need at 20 hands-on projects – followed by a concert with Josh Nelson! Our Federation and its Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement invite everyone to join in Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day! Whether they’re interested in preparing food for the hungry, wrapping gifts, gardening, playing games with children or seniors, or more, they’ll be surrounded by the inspiration and energy of joining their Jewish neighbors to help those less fortunate in the community.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Announces  $10 million Gift from Leon and Toby Cooperman

Nov 15, 2016

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Announces $10 million Gift from Leon and Toby Cooperman

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has announced a magnanimous endowment gift of $10 million from Boca Raton residents and philanthropists Toby and Leon Cooperman. This transformative gift to our community will provide significant income to meet vital Jewish needs locally, in Israel and overseas, through our Federation’s Annual Campaigns far into the future, and will support local PJ Library® family engagement programming. Federation is proud to be among the distinguished institutions through which Toby and Leon, renowned longtime leaders in Jewish philanthropy, have invested in the Jewish people. In honor of the couple’s generosity and commitment to South Palm Beach County, the new state-of-the-art luxury Continuing Care Retirement Community on Federation campus has been named the Toby and Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton.