Federation “Tourists” Explore “Best-Kept Secret in Boca”

About the Event
From across the community, a large group of enthusiastic young adults to seniors spent the morning of January 12 learning hands-on about the Federation and its beneficiary agencies with tour of the 100-acre west Boca campus. For many, this largest Jewish campus in the country had been very much a hidden gem until their visit.

They heard from Federation and agency leaders about all the good being done every day, seeing for themselves a wide range of Federation-supported agencies, schools and services that are vital to sustaining and strengthening Jewish life in our community.

They began in the Holocaust Pavilion with an overview of the Federation, its Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation, and Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. With a short walk to the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Zale Early Childhood Center and Fitness Center, they learned about the JCC’s array of programs for all ages.

Then a quick drive took them to the Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, one of the schools located on the campus. Another short drive took them to Jewish Association for Residential Care, to tour a supported-living apartment and the training center and learn about JARC’s programs for those with special needs. Returning to the Federation, the group heard from Campaign Chair, Larry Feldman.

Many “tourists” were overwhelmed by how much Federation and its beneficiary agencies do for the nearly 131,000 Jewish residents in the community, and were grateful to be able to see some of the programs in action. But everyone can find out for themselves, and help ensure that the Federation campus is no longer the best-kept secret in Boca.

The next tour is coming up on February 8, 2017, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and more dates are available. Learn more at jewishboca.org/campustours. To RSVP, call 561.852.3121 or email Campustours@bocafed.org.