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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.

New Shaare Zedek Medical Center Leader to Headline Industry Icon Event

Nov 11, 2019

New Shaare Zedek Medical Center Leader to Headline Industry Icon Event

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).

18th Kristallnacht Film Forum to Commemorate, Honor Shirley & Allan Solomon and Survivors, Raise Funds for March of the Living

Nov 7, 2019

18th Kristallnacht Film Forum to Commemorate, Honor Shirley & Allan Solomon and Survivors, Raise Funds for March of the Living

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.

Passing of Marvin Zale, Federation Leader and Philanthropist

Oct 17, 2019

Passing of Marvin Zale, Federation Leader and Philanthropist

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.

Federation to Kick off 2020 Annual Campaign at “Live Your Passion” Opening Event Featuring Jesse Itzler and David Moore

Sep 25, 2019

Federation to Kick off 2020 Annual Campaign at “Live Your Passion” Opening Event Featuring Jesse Itzler and David Moore

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.

New Grant Helps PJ Library® Build Russian-Speaking Jewish Community in South Palm Beach County – Special Author Event Helps Kick Off New Programming

Aug 30, 2019

New Grant Helps PJ Library® Build Russian-Speaking Jewish Community in South Palm Beach County – Special Author Event Helps Kick Off New Programming

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

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.


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