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Aug 6, 2019

Celebrate National Grandparents Day on September 8 with PJ Library® in Boca

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!

Taking on “Never Again” Together

Jul 16, 2019

Taking on “Never Again” Together

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.

Jewish Federation & JCRC of South PBC Call for Further Action on Spanish River High School Principal Holocaust Comments

Jul 9, 2019

Jewish Federation & JCRC of South PBC Call for Further Action on Spanish River High School Principal Holocaust Comments

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.

Rick Recht to Kick Off Summer with PJ Library® Family Concert

May 24, 2019

Rick Recht to Kick Off Summer with PJ Library® Family Concert

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.

Standing Strong with San Diego and Against Hatred

Apr 30, 2019

Standing Strong with San Diego and Against Hatred

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.

Growing. Evolving. Thriving: Federation’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Apr 25, 2019

Growing. Evolving. Thriving: Federation’s 2019 Annual Meeting

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.

Israel’s Cutting-Edge, High-Tech Innovative Side Coming to Boca at IMAGINATION ISRAEL on Eve of Israel Independence Day

Apr 22, 2019

Israel’s Cutting-Edge, High-Tech Innovative Side Coming to Boca at IMAGINATION ISRAEL on Eve of Israel Independence Day

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.

Thousands Unite in South PBC for 2nd Community-Wide Purim Carnival

Mar 20, 2019

Thousands Unite in South PBC for 2nd Community-Wide Purim Carnival

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.

$100,000 in Grants to Local and Israeli Projects Announced by Local Jewish Women’s Foundation at Reception

Mar 19, 2019

$100,000 in Grants to Local and Israeli Projects Announced by Local Jewish Women’s Foundation at Reception

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.

We Stand with New Zealand Against Religious Hatred

Mar 18, 2019

We Stand with New Zealand Against Religious Hatred

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.

ONE DAY for All: Super Sunday, Volunteer Projects & Chocolate Family Seders

Mar 12, 2019

ONE DAY for All: Super Sunday, Volunteer Projects & Chocolate Family Seders

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.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Celebrates 40 Years

Mar 12, 2019

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Celebrates 40 Years

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.

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

Mar 11, 2019

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 26, 2019 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.

Federation Mourns Passing of William Newman, Paragon of Real Estate and Philanthropy

Feb 26, 2019

Federation Mourns Passing of William Newman, Paragon of Real Estate and Philanthropy

With profound sadness and the deepest respect we share with you news of the passing of William “Bill” Newman on Sunday, February 24, at the age of 92. The son of Ukrainian and Russian immigrants, Bill became a towering figure in real estate and in philanthropy, including his overwhelming generosity to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

B&P Industry Icon Event to Feature Former Claire’s Stores, Inc. Co-CEO & Co-Chair Marla Schaefer

Feb 14, 2019

B&P Industry Icon Event to Feature Former Claire’s Stores, Inc. Co-CEO & Co-Chair Marla Schaefer

Amid premium networking, business leaders and professionals will hear from Marla Schaefer, the former Co-CEO and Co-Chair of the Board of Claire's Stores, Inc., the largest accessory retailer in the world, which she sold to private equity in 2007. Schaefer will keynote the season’s second Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series event on Thursday evening, March 14, 2019 at the Federation. Networking will begin at 6:00 pm over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres (dietary laws observed), and the program will start at 6:30 pm.

Feb 13, 2019

Lions Roar with Pulitzer Prize-winning #MeToo Journalist Jodi Kantor

About 430 of the community’s most compassionate, generous women came together on February 6 for our Federation’s annual Lion of Judah Luncheon. The roar from the ingathering at The Polo Club resounded throughout the community and across the globe where, every day, our Lions’ efforts are saving lives and strengthening Jewish life. Chaired by Diane Feldman and Barbara Werner, the inspiring, elegant gathering was headlined by Jodi Kantor, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author whose work helped spark the #MeToo movement.

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce 2019 Grants at Cocktail Reception Honoring Alice Kemper

Feb 5, 2019

Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce 2019 Grants at Cocktail Reception Honoring Alice Kemper

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2019 Granting Wishes evening on Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at the beautiful Boca Rio Golf Club, , their guests will be first to learn about JWF’s 2019 grant awards. They’ll also honor Alice Kemper for her extraordinary six years of strategic leadership as JWF Chair, and welcome Randee Rubenstein as rising Chair. And they’ll hear from noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur, Barbara Greenspan Shaiman.

Huge 2nd Annual Community-Wide Purim Carnival March 10 at Federation

Jan 31, 2019

Huge 2nd Annual Community-Wide Purim Carnival March 10 at Federation

Every year around the world, joyous, colorful Purim Carnivals are part of this holiday’s lively celebrations. South Palm Beach County has been no exception, with carnivals held by many individual synagogues. Now, for a second year, an array of local synagogues and other Jewish organizations have joined forces to create something bigger and more exciting for everyone! The second CommUNITY-Wide Purim Carnival will be happening on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus in West Boca.

Families Flock to Bedner’s Farm with PJ Library® for Tu B’Shevat

Jan 28, 2019

Families Flock to Bedner’s Farm with PJ Library® for Tu B’Shevat

School may have been out but PJ Library® was most certainly in session! More than 400 children, parents and grandparents gathered together on Tu B’Shevat. Monday, January 21 for a morning of fun with PJ Library in South Palm Beach County at Bedner’s Farm. The cool, crisp morning included a captivating enactment of the PJ Library story of Tu B’Shevat, Birthday of the Trees from Amy Weissman (Miss Amy), music and dancing with Rock n’ Roll Rabbi David Paskin, a hayride through the farm and even tomato picking!

Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Reception to Honor Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq.

Jan 9, 2019

Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Reception to Honor Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq.

Local estate planning professionals committed to the Jewish community’s future will celebrate their 2019 Honoree, Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq., at the annual Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on February 4, 2019. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and the evening’s co-chairs, Tom Katz Esq., and Jerry Wolf, Esq., invite colleagues, friends and others to honor Baskies at the Wyndham Hotel Grand Ballroom in Boca Raton at 5:30 pm for cocktails and dinner (dietary laws observed). Over the past 15 years, the Mitzvah Society has inaugurated 76 professionals who, like Baskies, have guided their clients to establish charitable legacies through the JJCF. They comprise 78% of our Professional Advisory Committee.


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