Our Work

The mission of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is to foster and sustain a strong, compassionate, and dynamic Jewish community. We have been and will continue to be a force for good for those in need.

With these four words, we can send a message of hope, unity, and the power of collective action: With You, We Can.

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. Only with your support, can we continue to make these investments in our communities.

With You, We Can.

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 formed deep friendships with other moms … realizing that I was not alone.” – Nancy, as she learned how to navigate life as a mom of a child with autism with help from Federation’s Disability and Inclusion liaison.

William K. & Naomi Kramer Fund for 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.


students received scholarships to local Jewish day schools, instilling a love of learning and Judaism.


children ages birth to 12 years old experience the joy of Jewish storytelling through PJ Library® and PJ Our Way in South Palm Beach County.


people participated in Jewish holiday programs across our community

“This year has been an incredible journey for me! It has been one of the most meaningful, fulfilling, and amazing experiences. I have met so many wonderful people in South Palm Beach County who will always have a place in my heart.” – Ella, a visiting emissary from Israel during 2022-23.

Learn how donations to William K. & Naomi Kramer Fund for Jewish Life and Learning offer support.

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.


individuals received financial assistance allowing them to receive 24/7/365 supportive assistance provided by JARC Florida’s inclusive and vibrant residential care program.


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.

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.


olim (immigrants) from 95 countries made Aliyah with assistance from our partner agency, the Jewish Agency for Israel.


elderly clients in the former Soviet Union (FSU) receive life-saving food, medical, and social support from our overseas partner agency JDC.


people a year are touched by World ORT’s educational programming, building Jewish identity and community in 34 countries where it is imperiled.

“I have always volunteered because it is something that I love to do. I was part of the Israeli Scouts, bringing myself to different communities, and being a Shinshin is another way to serve the community. I am doing good and feel good about it.”  -Rotem, a visiting emissary from Israel during 2022-23.

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

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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.