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Our Work

Our Federation has been — and will continue to be — the cornerstone of Jewish life in South Palm Beach County. As a community of doers, we never wait for our situation to get better. We make our situation better.

Our three guiding principles for lasting Jewish impact: respond, restore, respect.

To meet evolving needs, we work alongside our local and international partner agencies to make a bigger and better impact. Those efforts are only possible with your investment in Federation, which creates real impact and positive change. Today and tomorrow.

Together, we will continue to move the needle forward.

View our 2022-2023 Case for Giving

Safety Net Services

We are nourishing bodies and minds. Together, we reach out to the most vulnerable among us — from Holocaust survivors to families in crisis to young adults suffering from mental illness to neglected children — making sure that nobody in our community is left behind.

Those we support find sustenance on the shelves of local food pantries and in the hot meals delivered to their doors. They find hope in the faces of volunteers, counselors and caring professionals who offer helping hands in their hour of need.

When the strong are weakened by an unforeseen crisis — pandemic, natural disaster, unemployment, loss of a loved one — we are there.


Seniors received case management services, including 438 Holocaust survivors


Adults with development disabilities received financial assistance for residential care


Jewish adults in recovery participated in alcohol-free holiday and Shabbat celebrations

“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so patient, thorough and kind throughout this whole process. Finding out I’m a BRCA carrier has been a hard pill to swallow but you have made it more bearable and made me feel a lot better about it. Thank you so much again. You all saved my life!”— Recipient of JSCREEN (Jewish Genetic Education and Outreach) Services

Donate to the Sarah and Max Pechter Fund for Local Safety Net Services

Jewish Life and Learning

We live our values through action. Federation partner agencies and synagogues are preparing and supporting the next generation of Jewish change makers. With a commitment to educational and cultural experiences, we are empowering and sustaining the Jewish future — ensuring our children, grandchildren and all members of our community have a sense of pride in their Jewish heritage.

Investing in the Next Generation: Together with Jewish day schools, we provide educational excellence, giving children a substantive identity built on Jewish values. Furthermore, our young adults connect and learn through opportunities on college campuses, in Israel and right here in our local community.

Supporting our Educators: We prepare teachers and support staff by providing professional learning opportunities. We prioritize Holocaust education, ensuring teachers help students understand the consequences of prejudice, bigotry and all forms of hate.

Reaching out into the broad community: We support synagogue and agency programs that engage unaffiliated Jews in communal, religious and social affairs, ensuring that every Jew can find a connection in our Jewish community and institutions.


local young adults traveled to Israel for a 10-day Birthright Israel™ experience


teens developed leadership skills and built friendships in Jewish student life clubs


people participated in Jewish holiday programs across our community

“It was so nice to join my mother and young daughter at this PJ Library™ event. It brought the biggest smile to my mother’s face. She felt so special to be there with her granddaughter while they sang Jewish songs, made Jewish crafts and shared a snack together. It’s a memory all of us will keep close to our hearts.” — PJ Library™ Parent

Learn how donations to Jewish Life and Learning offer support.

Donate to Jewish Life and Learning

Special Needs

We believe that everyone deserves to live with dignity, regardless of ability. Together, we strive to promote an inclusive, spirited environment that celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of each member of our Jewish community.

Our Federation and partner agencies offer empowering programs to assist individuals who live with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, physical disability or chronic illness. Together, we make it possible for people of all skill levels and experiences to learn, grow and succeed together in one inclusive Jewish community.


adults with special needs received vocational training and developed life skills through JARC and Friendship Bakery


adults with special needs received vocational training and developed life skills through JARC and Friendship Bakery


adults participated in vocational training at JARC

“Reaching out to the Adolph and Rose Levis JCC and enrolling my son in Camp Kavod has been game changing for him. I don’t think he has ever felt as loved and accepted in his whole life.” — Camp Kavod Parent

Learn how donations to the Judi & Craig Donoff Fund for Special Needs support our life-changing programs.

You can be an ally, lifting the spirits of those with special needs and different abilities. Visit the Jewish Abilities Alliance Website.

Donate to Jewish Life and Learning

Israel & Our Global Family

Tens of thousands of elderly Jewish families around the world live in dire poverty. Together, we must ensure they never have to choose between essentials, like food and medicine. Our support expresses a steadfast truth: The most vulnerable community members are part of a global Jewish community that will always have their back. They will never be forgotten.

Our Federation, together with our partner agencies, warm the hearts and hands of tens of thousands of frail and elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union during the harsh winters. We reach out to troubled young Israelis, offering safety, security and hope. We strengthen the bonds with our sister community, Zichron Yaakov, in Israel. We create real opportunities for Ethiopian Jews to flourish. We rekindle the light of Judaism in Krakow, Poland and other growing Jewish communities across Europe and South America.

With your help, our Federation will continue to reach into every corner of the world, inspiring lifelong connections, breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to urgent needs.


refugees from Ukraine and Russia made aliyah with the support of The Jewish Agency for Israel


were impacted through life-saving medical responses in Zichron Yaakov, Israel by United Hatzalah


Jewish families in Argentina received humanitarian support through our partner agency, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

“The Onward Israel program has provided us with not only great internships and international work experiences, but memories that will last a lifetime.  Experiencing our homeland for the first time has been so special to us and the rest of our family!” — Siblings Amberley and Tyler, Onward Israel Alumni

Learn how donations to the Jane & Alan Cornell Fund for Israel & Our Global Family offer support.

Donate to the Jane & Alan Cornell Fund for Israel & Our Global Family

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Where We Work

34,000 people, in nearly 70 countries

Distance doesn’t diminish our care.

With your help, Federation will continue to reach into every corner of the Jewish community around the world, inspiring lifelong connections, breaking the cycle of poverty and responding to emergencies.

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