Dec 5, 2019
Lay and professional leaders, rabbis and legacy donors from ten South Palm Beach County Jewish agencies, schools, synagogues, and the Federation, gathered for a warm, elegant evening event on November 19 at the Federation. Together, they celebrated their remarkable successes in collectively raising $78 million in 624 legacy commitments from 471 donors for their own and the entire Jewish community’s future as part of the our JJCF Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL) program.
Dec 3, 2019
Latkes, gelt, live music, stories, prizes and more are in store for all ages at a free community celebration on the 2nd night of Chanukah - Monday, December 23, 2019. Everyone is invited to get into the fun and bask in our community’s holiday warmth and the glow of a giant menorah in the amphitheater at The Shops at Boca Center. The festivities will begin with crafts and story time at 5:30 pm before the giant menorah lighting and musical entertainment at 6:00 pm.
Nov 13, 2019
Hundreds of prominent Jewish philanthropists will gather for an elegant and inspiring evening at the annual Sandler Family Major Gifts Event on December 5. This longstanding premier event in local Jewish philanthropy will begin at 6:30 pm at The Polo Club in Boca Raton. Keynoting the evening will be Jewish world leader Isaac Herzog, who succeeded Natan Sharansky as Chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2018 after fifteen years as a legendary member of the Knesset and several ministerial posts.
Nov 11, 2019
Amid premium networking, a full array of business leaders and professionals will have the unique opportunity to hear from Professor Ofer Merin, the new Director General of Shaare Zedek, the largest multi-disciplinary Medical Center in Jerusalem, a heart surgeon and an expert in emergency medicine and international disaster relief. Merin will headline the Industry Icon Series event on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019. Networking will begin at 8:00 am over breakfast (dietary laws observed), and the program will start at 8:30 am on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus west of Boca Raton. The couvert is $50 per person. The series is a program of the Federation’s Business & Professional Division (B&P).
Nov 7, 2019
In commemoration of the 81st anniversary of the event considered the start of the Holocaust, the 18th Annual Kristallnacht Film Forum (KFF) will once again showcase a powerful Holocaust-related feature. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the March of the Living, the Forum will screen Witness Theater on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. Following each screening, attendees will meet with local individuals who participated in the 2009 production of Witness Theater at the Federation.
Oct 17, 2019
Sent on behalf of Arthur Goldberg, Chair of the Board, and Matthew C. Levin, President & CEO: With deep sadness and great respect, we share with you news of the passing of Marvin Zale on October 10 at age 89. As our fourth President, from 1988 to 1991, his Federation leadership spanned a pivotal time of expansion to meet the needs of this rapidly expanding Jewish community, including planning for and building the Siemens campus that we occupy today.
Sep 25, 2019
Our Federation is kicking off the 2020 Annual Campaign with The Opening Event, “Live Your Passion,” at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. More than 600 vibrant, diverse supporters of all ages will celebrate all the good they do and get even more inspired and motivated for the year ahead with two dynamic, engaging and entertaining headliners - friends Jesse Itzler and David Moore, who truly live their passion throughout their lives.
Aug 30, 2019
An important group of South Palm Beach County families raising Jewish children now has exciting new opportunities to participate in Jewish life. Thanks to a grant recently awarded to PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County, an array of special activities for Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) engagement are in the works. Russian speaking adults and others are all invited to hear Soviet-born, acclaimed author Boris Fishman will speak about his book Savage Feast/A Memoir with Recipes on September 24.
Aug 6, 2019
In addition to offering family activities all around town throughout the year, PJ Library reaches out to grandparents with special activities - including the opportunity coming up to celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday, September 8 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. All Bubbes, Zaydes, Savtas, Grandmas, etc. are invited to bring their grandchildren to this afternoon of fun with crafts, stories and snacks, at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., in West Boca. In addition, PJ Library is now recruiting grandparent enrollment!
Jul 16, 2019
The Spanish River High School principal’s statements suggesting the Holocaust may be a “belief” rather than historical fact has garnered extensive attention from within our community and far beyond. We owe our gratitude to a brave mother from our midst who raised important questions regarding Spanish River High School’s Holocaust education curriculum and methodology.
Jul 9, 2019
We at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council call upon the School District of Palm Beach County Superintendent and Board to take further action against former Spanish River High School principal, William Latson.
May 24, 2019
A late afternoon of family fun is in store when nationally acclaimed “Jewish rock star” Rick Recht headlines the interactive, action-packed PJ Library® Kick Off into Summer Concert in Boca Raton on June 20. The fun starts at 4:00 pm, and the concert starts at 5:00 pm on the Federation campus in west Boca.
Apr 30, 2019
Once again, our community and our Jewish family stand together in grief, in fear and in outrage as we reel from the shooting at Chabad of Poway near San Diego. There is more than ample evidence that anti-Semitic and other hate-filled rhetoric and deeds based on religion have been sharply increasing in the U.S. and globally. Let us continue to bring our community together in the face of the real dangers and the existential threat they pose to our people and other vulnerable groups.
Apr 25, 2019
Nearly 300 dedicated Federation and Jewish community leaders celebrated Federation’s milestone 40th Anniversary with an inspiring look back, a review of the past year and a view toward the future at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Annual Meeting. With power, poignancy and inspiration, the theme “Growing. Evolving. Thriving.” came alive for them on April 10, in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus.
Apr 22, 2019
South Palm Beach County will have an exciting opportunity to celebrate Israel’s contributions to the high-tech revolution with an insiders’ view of some of its cutting-edge innovations – on May 8, 2019, the eve of Israel Independence Day. The program will begin at 7:00 pm, and doors will open at 6:00 pm. Open to the public, IMAGINATION ISRAEL is offered free of charge but pre-registration is required at jewishboca.org/imagination.
Mar 20, 2019
Nearly three thousand people from all across the local Jewish community had an incredible time together on the afternoon of Sunday, March 10, at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus in West Boca. Joyous, colorful Purim Carnivals have always been part of the community’s holiday celebrations. But for South Palm Beach County, something exceptional happened for a second year as local Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Chabad synagogues and organizations again joined forces to create something far bigger and more exciting for everyone.
Mar 19, 2019
The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County hosted its sixteenth annual Granting Wishes Cocktail Reception on March 12 at Boca Rio Golf Club. More than 160 guests from across the Jewish community were the first to learn about JWF’s $100,000 in 2019 grant awards to organizations in the local community and in Israel. The guests also heard from noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur, Barbara Greenspan Shaiman. They honored Alice Kemper for her extraordinary five years of strategic leadership as JWF Chair, and welcomed Randee Rubenstein as rising Chair.
Mar 18, 2019
We at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County are horrified and outraged by the horrific attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Forty-nine innocent Muslim worshipers have been murdered and others gravely injured at Friday prayers. Both mosques and synagogues are now shuttered across New Zealand. No person should ever have to fear for safety in their sacred space.
Mar 12, 2019
April 7 will be a most important ONE DAY for the Jewish community, with three great ways to get everyone involved through the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County! Every spring, Federation has a Super Sunday phone-a-thon where volunteers make calls to those living in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. This year, Federation has added Jewish Community in Action hands-on volunteer projects at local service organizations and two Chocolate Seder Pre-Passover Family Experiences.
Mar 12, 2019
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is celebrating 40 years since its incorporation in November, 1979. Considered the hub of the Jewish community for Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach, today the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County engages donors, supporters and community partners in addressing and planning for current and future needs of the Jewish community and the Jewish people.