Dec 13, 2012
Young adults from throughout Palm Beach County will be celebrating Hanukkah in a new way designed just for them, at “The Blue & White Party” on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The seasonal festivities begin at 7:00 pm at The Omphoy Ocean Resort in Palm Beach. With a mix of tradition and today, the event will feature latkes (potato pancakes), hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and free raffle drawing.
Dec 12, 2012
Don't miss the exciting first event of Federation's new Business & Professional Division! Business leaders and professionals from throughout the area will have a unique opportunity to hear from financial analyst and philanthropist Leon G. Cooperman amid premium networking, on November 8 from 8:00-10:00 am.
Oct 26, 2012
The joy and reflection of the holidays renews our awareness of how many people, from our neighborhoods to our global Jewish family, depend on us to sweeten their lives. At the Federation, there’s a palpable buzz in the air as we rev up to kick our 2013 Annual Campaign into high gear. We’ll be reaching out as never before to build on our long track record, engaging our community in caring for each other. Could there be a better theme for our Annual Campaign? TOGETHER WE DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS!
Sep 7, 2012
Next week, I’ll be headed to New York City with 65 of our community’s brightest, most caring and dedicated women. So you might be surprised to learn just how at home I am as the only man among the largest delegation (outside the NYC area) to the biennial International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC) – unless you’ve met my mother or my wife. And the accomplished women in my family are hardly an exception. Throughout Jewish and secular life, and at the very core of our Federation, we are beholden to Jewish women for their vision and contributions.
Sep 7, 2012
This week, my work began with joy and ruach at my first visit to Torah Academy of Boca Raton. Our Jewish community is blessed with four vibrant, diverse (Federation beneficiary) day schools that provide outstanding preparation for Jewish life, as well as a wealth of other opportunities for high quality Jewish education and experiences. It’s no wonder that menchlichkeit abounds here. Yet, it is upon us as a community to extend - to far more Jewish families - these opportunities that will enrich their lives as they secure our Jewish future.
Aug 31, 2012
Especially at election season and on topics that arouse our deepest passions as caring Jews, respectful discourse is essential to our strength and well-being as a community and as a people. Diversity of opinion is a cornerstone of Jewish tradition, and the need for civility in our Jewish community goes far beyond elections and public discourse. To fulfill our essential communal responsibility to take care of our people, it is upon us – as institutions and as individuals - to learn to live together in a more genteel manner. Let each of us be a light unto this community.
Aug 24, 2012
As I settle into my new home at Federation with a fresh perspective, I keep finding myself in awe as I arrive each day on our truly astounding Jewish campus. At 100 acres with 300,000 square feet of building space, our Richard and Carole Siemens Jewish Campus west of the City of Boca Raton is the largest in the country. At the heart of our Jewish community, our Federation campus is home to dozens of programs and services, schools and residential facilities that care for and educate thousands throughout the lifespan.
Aug 17, 2012
This week, we saw the conclusion of the 2012 Olympics in London. While symbolizing the ideal of international cooperation, harmony and human dignity, these Games represented the 40th anniversary of the massacre of 11 Israeli team members in Munich. While the International Olympic Committee unconscionably refused to commemorate this horrific moment in Olympic history, athletes from France, Italy, the United States and other nations bravely stood up for these victims of terror. With support from members of the media and many world leaders, and a petition signed by more than 100,000 people, the Munich 11 indisputably did return to the forefront of global consciousness. We are reminded once again how terrorism remains a threat to peace-loving people everywhere.
May 31, 2012
Fifty caring, generous women gathered in Zinman Hall on Federation campus recently for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Women's Philanthropy Installation Celebration. At the spring celebration chaired by Margie Marlowe and Shirley Solomon, the women welcomed their new leadership including Emily Grabelsky as Women's Philanthropy Chair.
Mar 4, 2012
Local estate planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving and the future of the Jewish community will honor their own at the Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, March 27at 6:00 pm. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Anne and Norman Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation of South Palm Beach County invites colleagues, friends and others who care to join them at St. Andrews Country Club in paying tribute to 2012 Mitzvah Society Honoree Donald R. Tescher, Esq.