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JELF Loans Aid More Jewish College Students in Uncertain Times

Oct 13, 2020

JELF Loans Aid More Jewish College Students in Uncertain Times

In any year, some of our college students find it financially difficult to pursue their educational goals and career dreams. And, the COVID-19 economy has made affording higher education more challenging for many local students and their parents – amid all the other stresses of college attendance.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Leaders Hail Abraham Accords Signing

Aug 21, 2020

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Leaders Hail Abraham Accords Signing

As leaders of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County heading into the New Year, we hail the sweet and hopeful news of today’s historic signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT—COMMUNITY SECURITY DIRECTOR HIRED

Aug 21, 2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT—COMMUNITY SECURITY DIRECTOR HIRED

As we prepare for a new year of Jewish life in South Palm Beach County, we know we will rise to meet the challenges of 5781 together. We are proud to announce that our Federation enters this year with a major step to address a most critical challenge for all of us: securing our community against the dramatic rise in anti-Semitic attacks and incidents.

Join PJ Library® to Help Feed Our Community’s Hungry Safely - Drop Off at the Food Pantry at JFS on May 21

May 19, 2020

Join PJ Library® to Help Feed Our Community’s Hungry Safely - Drop Off at the Food Pantry at JFS on May 21

In this time of social distancing, PJ Library® of South Palm Beach County has been and continues to present great virtual programming for children and families. But nothing really replaces hands-on opportunities to make a difference for those in need.

GIVING TUESDAY NOW AT JFSPBC: Enjoy Ten Great Virtual Programs and a Way to Safely Aid Those Struggling

May 1, 2020

GIVING TUESDAY NOW AT JFSPBC: Enjoy Ten Great Virtual Programs and a Way to Safely Aid Those Struggling

On GIVING TUESDAY NOW, May 5, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is bringing the community together with ten top quality free virtual programs and an important, totally safe opportunity to aid the growing numbers among us who are struggling with income loss, family stress, profound isolation and more during the Coronavirus crisis

6th Annual Jewish Unity Day to Bring South PBC Jewish Community Together – Virtually  With a Lively, Inspiring Multimedia Zoom Event on July 7

May 1, 2020

6th Annual Jewish Unity Day to Bring South PBC Jewish Community Together – Virtually With a Lively, Inspiring Multimedia Zoom Event on July 7

Once again, a vibrant crowd from every corner of Jewish South Palm Beach County will come together in testament and celebration of the strength and joy of their remarkable, united Jewish community. And while this year’s local 6th Annual Jewish Unity Day event will be virtual, it promises to be no less exciting, entertaining and inspirational. World class musical entertainment, videos, sketches, behind-the-scenes looks at our work together to meet the coronavirus crisis from rabbis and other Jewish community leaders, and more are in store - in a Tonight Show meets Saturday Night Live format

Amazing CommUNITY Food Project Eases Passover for Neighbors in Need

Mar 27, 2020

Amazing CommUNITY Food Project Eases Passover for Neighbors in Need

What an incredible Jewish community we have here in South Palm Beach County! When a sudden opportunity to donate many truckloads of Kosher for Passover food to our neighbors in need arose, there was no doubt we would make it happen. Our Jewish Federation, its Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement and Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, Hands On Tzedakah (HOT), and all of our incredible rabbis and synagogues stepped right up with their support.

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce 2020 with Acclaimed Activist and Author Talia Carner

Mar 3, 2020

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce 2020 with Acclaimed Activist and Author Talia Carner

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2020 Granting Wishes evening on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, their guests from all across the Jewish community will be first to learn about JWF’s 2020 grant awards. They’ll also hear from master storyteller, former publisher of Savvy Woman Magazine and accomplished author Talia Carner, whose most recent historical novel, The Third Daughter, about a shameful chapter in Jewish history, was named Finalist in the 2019 National Jewish Book Council Award’s Jewish Book Club category, and is spurring readers to activism against human trafficking.

Super Sunday and PJ Library® LEGO Family Mitzvah Project on March 15

Feb 18, 2020

Super Sunday and PJ Library® LEGO Family Mitzvah Project on March 15

Caring volunteers and families will get into the spirit of Good Deeds Day a couple weeks early this year at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, with two great ways to make a difference on March 15. Volunteers will be making calls in the annual Super Sunday Phone-a-thon, and families will join PJ Library® for a LEGO Mitzvah Project. By participating, they’ll all be part of the millions of Good Deeds Day volunteers from 108 countries around the world doing good deeds to improve lives and the world.

South Palm Beach Delegation Heads to DC for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

Feb 10, 2020

South Palm Beach Delegation Heads to DC for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day

A committed delegation from South Palm Beach County and Broward joined hundreds of diverse Jewish advocates from across the country in Washington DC on February 4, 2020 to participate in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD). The annual JDAD gathering on Capitol Hill is an important opportunity for advocates to learn from public policy experts, hear from members of Congress, and meet with their local representatives in support of timely pieces of legislation affecting people with disabilities.

Lions Roar with #1 NYT Bestselling Novelist Jennifer Weiner

Feb 4, 2020

Lions Roar with #1 NYT Bestselling Novelist Jennifer Weiner

More than 430 of the community’s most compassionate, generous women came together on January 30, 2020 at The Polo Club of Boca Raton for the most awaited annual event in local women’s philanthropy: The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Lion of Judah Luncheon. The roar from their annual ingathering at The Polo Club resounded throughout the community and across the globe, where every day their efforts are saving lives and strengthening Jewish life.

Night of Inspiration Lights Up Full Diversity of Jewish South Palm Beach County

Jan 21, 2020

Night of Inspiration Lights Up Full Diversity of Jewish South Palm Beach County

Amid a light show, videos, live music and standing ovations, the Night of Inspiration on January 13 fulfilled its promise of a transformative evening. Of all ages and spanning South Palm Beach County’s diverse Jewish community, 650 people packed the Olympic Heights Performing Arts Center to hear renowned international Jewish educator and Momentum trip leader, Adrienne Davis Gold, present “We Are All the Chosen One: What it Means to be a Light Unto the Nations.” They also celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Deborah & Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement (CJE), a division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County that presented the program.

Estate Professionals to Honor Marjorie A. Horwin at Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Reception

Jan 16, 2020

Estate Professionals to Honor Marjorie A. Horwin at Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Reception

Local estate planning professionals committed to the Jewish community’s future will celebrate their 2020 Honoree, Marjorie A. Horwin, CPA, at the annual Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on February 19, 2020. Over 16 years, the Mitzvah Society has inaugurated 78 professionals who have guided their clients to establish charitable legacies through the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

SHOCK AND GRIEF AT PASSING OF HARVEY SANDLER

Jan 9, 2020

SHOCK AND GRIEF AT PASSING OF HARVEY SANDLER

We are shocked and deeply saddened to share news of the untimely passing of Harvey Sandler on January 1. Harvey was a pillar of our Federation and the Jewish and wider South Palm Beach County community. The profound loss of this man whose compassion, kindness and generosity inspired his towering philanthropy, shakes our entire community.

#1 Best-selling Novelist & Acclaimed Speaker Jennifer Weiner to Headline Lion of Judah Luncheon in Boca Raton

Jan 2, 2020

#1 Best-selling Novelist & Acclaimed Speaker Jennifer Weiner to Headline Lion of Judah Luncheon in Boca Raton

Hundreds of generous, committed members of the Federation’s “pride” will once again gather to rededicate and celebrate, at the annual Lion of Judah Luncheon. Drawn by shared compassion and generosity, they’ll come together at The Polo Club on Thursday, January 30, 2020. This year, the Lions will be roaring with #1 New York Times best-selling novelist, Jennifer Weiner.

Night of Inspiration to Light Up, Empower with Adrienne Davis Gold

Dec 20, 2019

Night of Inspiration to Light Up, Empower with Adrienne Davis Gold

A transformative evening is in store at the Night of Inspiration on January 13 at 7:00 pm. Amid high-energy multimedia and music, Adrienne Gold Davis, a renowned international Jewish educator for the full spectrum of Jewish life and a cherished Momentum trip leader, will take the stage, presenting “We Are All the Chosen One: What it Means to be a Light Unto the Nations” at Olympic Heights Performing Arts Center.

STAND WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

Dec 18, 2019

STAND WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

Once again, our Jewish community is outraged and anguished, as we reel from the murders that took place at a kosher market in Jersey City, and the desecration of a synagogue in Beverly Hills. These are among the latest attacks in a chilling global escalation of anti-Semitic violence that cannot be tolerated.

Raising Nearly $78 Million in Legacy Commitments, South PBC Jewish Groups Celebrate with JJCF

Dec 5, 2019

Raising Nearly $78 Million in Legacy Commitments, South PBC Jewish Groups Celebrate with JJCF

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.

All Ages to Light up 2nd Night of Chanukah at Boca Center with PJ Library® on Dec. 23

Dec 3, 2019

All Ages to Light up 2nd Night of Chanukah at Boca Center with PJ Library® on Dec. 23

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.

Isaac Herzog to Inform, Inspire at Sandler Family Major Gifts Event

Nov 13, 2019

Isaac Herzog to Inform, Inspire at Sandler Family Major Gifts Event

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.


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