Mar 15, 2018
On March 11, 180 volunteers made sure the phones rang out once again from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County throughout area. By the end of the amazing day of high community spirits, they had raised $584,578 from 511 donors – dollars that will help our Jewish family from down the street to Israel and across the globe, wherever our community is needed.
Mar 13, 2018
Amid premium networking, a wide array of business leaders and professionals will have a unique opportunity to hear from startup mogul, philanthropist and author of the #1 new book for entrepreneurs, ALL IN: Real Life Business Lessons from Aspiring Entrepreneurs, William S. “Bill” Green. Known for presenting his straight talk and practical tools with humor and no holds barred, Green will keynote the Lewis Katz Industry Icon Series event on Tuesday morning, April 10, 2018 at the Jewish Federation campus in West Boca. Breakfast (dietary laws observed) and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Mar 2, 2018
Two thousand people had an incredible time together on Sunday, February 25, right on our Federation campus. Joyous, colorful Purim Carnivals have always been part of the holiday’s celebrations around town. But for South Palm Beach County, something exceptional happened this year. Fifteen local Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Chabad synagogues and organizations including the Levis JCC, JARC and PJ Library® changed it up and joined forces to create something phenomenal for everyone.
Mar 2, 2018
In the aftermath of the February 14th shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the impact of seventeen needless deaths and the wounds of survivors and families remain raw. As neighboring communities, we are deeply interconnected. The horrific dimensions of the Parkland tragedy compel us to speak out. Virtually unrestricted availability of semiautomatic assault weapons places our schoolchildren and their teachers in unacceptable jeopardy.
Mar 1, 2018
From all across Jewish South Palm Beach County and of all ages, men who care about premium time together as well as helping the community enjoy connecting through Federation’s Men’s Division. Next, they welcome men to join them on, March 28 for an Insider Briefing with Peter Lerner, Former IDF Spokesperson for the Foreign Media at the Waterstone Resort in Boca Raton. Cocktails and dinner start at 7:00 p.m. (dietary laws observed).
Feb 23, 2018
The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2018 Granting Wishes evening on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at the beautiful, just-updated Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton, guests will be first to learn about JWF’s 2018 grant awards. They’ll also hear from the award-winning Jewish journalists who co-founded The MOMS.
Feb 20, 2018
Siggy Flicker will headline a uniquely engaging and inspiring evening the women’s Spring Finale, at Woodfield Country Club on March 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m. Known for her role on the past two seasons of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Siggy used to call Boca Raton her home. She is a highly sought motivational speaker, relationship expert, TV personality, author and matchmaker. Born in Israel and the daughter of a renowned Holocaust survivor and scholar, Siggy is known for her messages of self-assurance and empowerment, her no-nonsense yet nurturing advice on love and life, and her inspiration to create a life doing what one loves. Guests will also hear from Alina Spaulding, whose parents struggled for years to leave the former Soviet Union and were successful when the worldwide Jewish community stepped forth.
Feb 16, 2018
On March 11, 2018, the phones will ring out once again from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County throughout the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach areas. Hundreds of volunteers will be making calls to connect with thousands of community members during the annual Super Sunday phone-a-thon. They’ll be offering everyone the opportunity to join in Federation’s incredible work of seeing that, whenever and wherever our Jewish family needs us – from down the street to Israel and all across the globe - our community is there to help. Volunteers are asked to sign up for lively shifts from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Feb 15, 2018
Our hearts and minds, our prayers and tears are with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community. Our own community reels with shock, with grief and with outrage at this senseless violence against our children and educators - in their school environment, where safety should be a given as young lives develop. We take this opportunity to assure you that the security, safety and well-being of the students and all those on our campus are, as always, our Federation’s utmost priority.
Feb 8, 2018
On January 18, twelve hundred people from all across Jewish South Palm Beach County were honored and blessed to hear from the renowned Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, one of the Jewish world’s most essential voices of our time. It came as no surprise that the event “sold out” within days. His topic for the evening, “Dignity of our Differences,” resonates deeply throughout the Jewish South Palm Beach County community, where Jewish leaders and community members strive to see that their differences do not create divisions. Rabbi Lord Sacks appeared free of charge at Boca Raton Synagogue in partnership with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Deborah and Larry D. Silver Center for Jewish Engagement.
Feb 8, 2018
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. But this year, an array of synagogues and other Jewish organizations have joined forces to create something bigger for everyone! The first CommUNITY-Wide Purim Carnival will be happening on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County West Boca campus.
Jan 26, 2018
Local estate planning professionals committed to philanthropic giving and the future of the Jewish community will once again honor their own. This year’s Irving Eckhardt Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. on February 20, 2018. The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Federation’s Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation (JJCF) invite colleagues, friends and others to join them at Waterstone Resort & Marina in Boca Raton for cocktails and dinner in tribute to 2018 Mitzvah Society Honoree Michael J. Shapiro.
Jan 25, 2018
More than 450 of the community’s most compassionate, generous women came together on January 10 for the most awaited local event in women’s philanthropy: The Lion of Judah Luncheon. Their 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 advancing Jewish life. Inspiring and elegant, the beautiful gathering was led by Honorary Chair, Judy Levis Markhoff, and Event Chair Elyssa Kupferberg, and headlined by two-time Emmy© Award winner, Inside Edition anchor and best-selling author, Deborah Norville.
Dec 19, 2017
With profound sadness and the deepest respect we share with you news of the passing of Richard “Dick” Siemens on Sunday, December 17, at the age of 82. Richard was absolutely instrumental in developing our community and in building our Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus as its thriving central address, and a home to the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA), Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC) and Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services.
Dec 18, 2017
Join hundreds of volunteers of all ages from our Jewish community on January 15, 2018 to make a difference for those in need. There are 27 diverse hands-on projects waiting for you on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the second annual Jewish CommUNITY in Action Day, including preparing food for the hungry, wrapping gifts, gardening, playing games with children or seniors, and much more.
Dec 8, 2017
PJ Library not only brings Jewish books into local homes – it also brings the young Jewish community together and helps them engage in Jewish life. Now, South Palm Beach County’s young Jewish families are getting even more opportunities to get involved and meet new friends. Through a recent grant, PJ has engaged three PJ moms as part-time Community Connectors are reaching out to parents around the community for playdates, programs and more.
Dec 7, 2017
Nearly 600 people enjoyed a unique opportunity to explore Israel’s contributions to the high-tech revolution with an insider’s view of some of its latest innovations at Imagination Israel. Five leading entrepreneurs and scientists traveled to the Olympic Heights High School Theater in Boca Raton on November 30, 2017, to showcase groundbreaking new products that hold wide scale benefits.
Dec 6, 2017
Today, the U.S. administration announced a plan to move the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, honoring a bipartisan commitment made over 20 years ago in the Jerusalem Embassy Act. The U.S. administration also proclaimed its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jewish Federations of North America welcomes this decision, as it upholds our long-standing policy. We also welcome the affirmation of a two-state future negotiated between the parties in which Israelis and Palestinians live side by side, with secure and recognized borders.
Dec 5, 2017
Hundreds of generous, committed members of the “pride” of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County will once again gather to rededicate and celebrate, at the Lion of Judah Luncheon on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Part of an international sisterhood 17,500 strong, the local Lion contingent of nearly 700 is among the largest in the country. With Honorary Chair Judy Levis Markhoff and Event Chair Elyssa Kupferberg, South Palm Beach County’s Lions will be roaring with two-time Emmy© Award winner and best-selling author Deborah Norville as their keynote speaker. For more than twenty years, Norville has anchored Inside Edition on CBS, the country’s top-rated and most honored syndicated news magazine, and she previously co-hosted NBC’s Today.
Dec 1, 2017
Melton CEO Judy Mars Kupchan presented the 2018 Florence Melton Award to the Florence Melton School of B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, FL. She presented the award to Penina Bredoff, Director of Melton at B’nai Torah Congregation on the opening day of the 23rd Annual International Directors Conference, held Jan. 15-20, 2018, in Jerusalem.