JAFCO 2010 Annual Report
JAFCO's 2011 Newsletter including the 2010 Annual Report.
Annual Report 2010 JAFCO JOURNAL Spring/Summer 2011 ...because every child needs a safe and loving home The JAFCO Family Proudly Celebrates 18 Extraordinary Years of Lifesaving Work 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 YFour out of six group homes open at Village YDevelopmental Disabilities support program opens YChildren's Village census reaches 500 children YJAFCO receives International CARF accreditation YJAFCO Northeast office opens in Philadelphia Y$975,000 grant from APD for Respite & Family Resource Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities YVillage fully operational JAFCO celebrates its Bar Mitzvah year YVillage officially opens, first two group homes and shelter open for our children YConstruction begins at JAFCO's Children Village YChildrens Services Counsel awards grant for JAFCO MST Program YIndependent Living Program opens YMentoring/Forever Friends Program begins 2004 2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 2005 2003 2001 1999 1997 YJAFCO Children's Village grand opening YJAFCO Children's Village Groundbreaking Ceremony Y$1m Awarded from State of Florida for construction of JAFCO Jewish Children's Village YSenior Caregiver Program opens YFamily Preservation Program opens YJAFCO opens first 8' x 8' office in Plantation 1995 1992 1993 YJAFCO is licensed by the State to provide Foster Care and Adoption Services 1991 YJAFCO is "born" Thanks to you, we are celebrating our Chai (18th) Anniversary JAFCO is 18 Years Old� Chai � the Hebrew word for 18 and for life. Saving the life of a child. That is what JAFCO is about. In our 18 Years of saving lives�3,530 lives. What does that mean for our community? Emergency Shelter Program..... In our it means that 598 children age birth to 12 who were removed from their homes in the middle of the night, often by the police due to abuse and neglect after watching the arrest of their parents � were brought to the safety, warmth and love of the beautiful Marsh Children's Center � JAFCO's Emergency Shelter. Many were removed due to deplorable conditions, no lights, no running water, no food, no clean bed to sleep in, sometimes no bed at all. No shoes or clean clothes to go to school and so often they missed school for weeks at a time. No doctor's appointments or dental checkup, sometimes for years. Within 24 hours of arriving at JAFCO, all of that changes, and the smiles and the laughter returns. The children go to sleep each night with clean pajamas and sheets, with a full tummy from a great dinner topped off with a bedtime snack, with a loving JAFCO staff member awake and right outside their bedroom door all night, to keep the nightmares away. In our it means that 230 children ages birth to 18, have lived in a JAFCO foster home and 212 have been adopted through JAFCO's foster care and adoption program, experiencing the love and safety of a family for the very first time. JAFCO provides ongoing support to our adoptive families throughout the child's life, assisting the family wherever we can with emotional, behavioral and educational issues which are not uncommon with abused children. In our Family Preservation Program..... it means that over 2000 children age birth to 18 were able to remain with their families, who although fragile, were willing to accept the support of JAFCO to help strengthen the family unit and allow the child to remain at home with services wrapped around the family for safety and support-always our number one goal and with an 85% success rate in keeping families together. Foster Care and Adoption Program..... it means that 106 children have lived in one of the six group homes, some for as long as 5 years, children ages 6 to 21, children for whom there was no family member or foster or adoptive family. All were struggling to heal from the trauma they had suffered - the abuse, the neglect, the abandonment. 100% of children who turn 12 or 13 have joined generations before them in the ritual of Bar and Bat Mitzvah followed by the most fabulous party imaginable! 100% of the children were exposed to the arts at their first concert or theater production, experienced their first birthday party complete with a cake, presents and decorations, their first Chanukah wish list come true, their first family vacation, their first experience at summer day camp or overnight camp. 100% of the children who were of age graduated high school and went on to 4 year universities, community or vocational college, several are getting ready to graduate college in the coming year, planning their lives around careers that include medicine, finance, law enforcement, hospitality, music, social work, law and education. 100% received therapy and it is our hope that the cycle of abuse will end with them. Group Home Program..... JAFCO.....means safety, love and hope All of our children are alive, unlike the tragic fate of many children in our community who we have watched recently on the news. At JAFCO, they have had every opportunity that every child should have to live and grow with safety and love. At first the abuse and neglect they suffered affected them severely and they struggled with issues of trust and healthy choices. But with time, most have seen the beauty that life has to offer and they have embraced it with open arms and a full heart. JAFCO 2 JOURNAL 2010 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE EXPENSES Group Home Program .............................$ 1,680,000 Family Preservation Program ...................$ Children's Emergency Shelter ...................$ Administration ........................................$ Independent Living Program ....................$ Foster Care/Adoption Program................$ Developmental Disabilities Program .........$ 975,000 584,000 538,000 265,000 147,000 85,000 REVENUE Private Foundations/Grants .....................$ 1,654,000 Special Events, Fundraising ......................$ Government Funding ...............................$ General Contributions..............................$ Children's Services Council of Broward ....$ Jewish Federation of Broward County ......$ 860,000 636,000 600,000 437,000 55,000 TOTAL REVENUE .......................... $ 4,242,000 Net Revenue over Expenses................. $ (32,000) TOTAL EXPENSES ......................... $ 4,274,000 87 cents of every dollar you donate goes directly to the children. Children's Emergency Shelter 14% Administration 13% Group Home Program 39% Independent Living Program 6% Foster Care/ Adoption Program 3% Developmental Disabilities Program 2% Where does our funding come from? Family Preservation Program 23% Special Events, Fundraising 20% Government Funding 15% Private Contributions 14% Children's Services Council 11% Jewish Federation of Broward County 1% Private Foundations/ Grants 39% 2010 SERVICE PERFORMANCE Children from all over South Florida as well as other states in the country benefitted from JAFCO Services 762 children in our community are safer because their lives were touched in 2010 by one of the nine JAFCO programs. Family Preservation ............407 Foster Care & Adoption ........95 Emergency Shelter ................81 Developmental Disabilities ...53 Group Home ...........................34 Broward County 60% Palm Beach 20% Miami-Dade 15% Out of State 5% Independent Living................31 Senior Caregiver ....................26 Forever Friends/Mentoring ...17 JAFCO 3 JOURNAL 2010 Family Foundation, Corporate and Community Donor Honor Roll $400,000 and over ChildNet Children's Services Council of Broward County $100,000 - $399,999 Posnack Foundation of Hollywood State of Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities Capital Grant $50,000 - $99,999 Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County Child & Family Connections Jewish Federation of Broward Cnty $25,000 - $49,999 Julius & Helen Lipetz Foundation Manne Family Foundation Qwando Sunny & Abe Rosenberg Foundation Susan & Barry Tatelman Family Fdn $10,000 - $24,999 Bank of America Fdn The Louis Berkowitz Family Sam Berman Charitable Fdn BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. Norbert & Henry Bratt Charitable Trust Center for Family & Child Enrichment Community Foundation of Broward Equestrian Sport Productions Gordon Family Foundation Gulden Private Foundation Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation Adolph & Rose Levis Foundation Lieberman Schorr Family Fnd Roselyn Meyer Family Fnd Miller Family Foundation President's Fest in the Park The Roslyn & Michael Prevor Charitable Foundation Philip M. & Lee G. Schwartz Philanthropic Fnd Norman Shulevitz Foundation Staples Foundation For Learning Sun-Sentinel Children's Fund The Polo Club Of Boca Raton Toyota of Hollywood M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 BankUnited Brown Charity Foundation Goldman Sachs Greenspoon Marder, PA Hub International Northeast Limited Jewish Life/Jewish Federation of Grt. Ft. Laud. Ira & Elaine Katz Family Fdn Camp Lenny Foundation Harry Kramer Memorial Fund Lexus Southern Area Morris Family Foundation Phoenix Lodge Associates Publix Super Markets Charities Esther Ragosin Charitable Fdn Stephen L. Steinhart Foundation Arie A. Taykan & Company Lady Suzanna P Tweed & Carleton Tweed Charitable Foundation Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Jerome A. Yavitz Charitable Fdn $2,500 - $4,999 BankAtlantic Foundation The Chelminsky Family Fund I.L. Cohen Foundation The Colker Family Foundation FLS Omni LLLP Harold & Elaine Friedland Fdn Harold & Ruth Goldberg Fdn Maurice & Sylvia Gruber Special Purpose Fund IBM Employees Charity Contribution Fund Jordan David All Traction Footwear Kings Point Singles Club Pearlgreen Corporation Harry Rich Family Foundation Rotary Club of Weston George & Sara Stern Foundation United Way of Broward County Wachovia Wells Fargo Advisors $1,000 - $2,499 Aggressive Energy & Mechanical Group Akerman Senterfitt Aufzien Foundation Rosalind & Alfred Berger Fdn Best Apartments, Inc. Breitman Family Foundation Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation Continental Windows & Doors Inc Joan Dalianis Foundation, Inc. Alvin & Fern Davis Foundation Lloyd & Helen Dilworth Foundation Environ Travel The Fisher Family Foundation Anna & Nathan Flax Fdn Inc. Fox Rothschild, Attorneys at Law Irving & Sylvia Genet Philanthropic Fund Golden Slipper Camp Greater Miami Jewish Federation Heaven & Earth Salon & Spa, Inc. Horr, Novak, Skipp, P.A. JMA Consultants & Engineering K Restoration & Roofing Corp Kaplan Foundation Fund Kennesaw Fruit & Juice Company Kings Point Holiday Club Klurman Foundation Inc. Law Offices of Solowsky & Allen PL The Learning Annex George Zoltan Lefton Family Fdn Lippman Rose Schnurmacher Fund Lumina Pacifica Inc Magellan Behavioral Health Systems, LLC Make A Difference Foundation Mase, Lara & Eversole George & Ida Mestel Foundation NCJW - Palm Beach Section Network for Good Paradise Bank Patten Family Foundation Samuel & Rose Riemer Private Fdn Robert Saligman Middle School Bernard Rothfeld Children's Fdn Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Fdn Santos Automotive LLC The Bertram & Suzanne Schild Charitable Foundation Sidney Shneider Family Fdn Supreme Construction Temple Beth Am of Jupiter Erwin & Elaine Vasquez Family Foundation Warren Henry Automobile, Inc Website Development Services LLC Weinstein Mitzvah Foundation Inc. White Orchid Holdings Whole Foods Leonard Zedeck Charitable Fdn $500 - $999 American Express Foundation American Fence Corporation Assurant Bet Breira Samuel Or Olom Congregation Brefrank, Inc. Ruth E. Cohan Estate Cole Taylor Bank Congregation Or Ami Devcon Security Sevices Corp. Robert & Michelle Diener Fdn Doctor In The Family Emerald Financial Group Esposito Heating Contractors, Inc. FreshPoint South Florida Gerstin & Associates Barry & Alison Goodman Fdn Gutterman Warheit Hamilton & Miller, P.A. The Haverford Trust Company Hope For Families Adoption & Counseling Services Infinity Home Mortgage Co., Inc Insider News Jewish Community Foundation of Metrowest New Jersey Jewish Funeral Directors of America, Inc. Kindertransport Association, Inc. Dixie Kirsch Family Fdn Fund Knights of Pythias KVC Constructors, Inc. Lakeridge Greens Yiddish Club One Thousand Ocean Asher Pelkis Foundation Ponte Vecchio Yeddish Club Leo & Charlotte Rose Family Supporting Foundation Sanofi-Aventis The Norman & Barbara Seiden Fdn Smart Deals Inc. Larry & Elaine Smith Family Foundation Inc Suburban Geriatrics Temple Judea of Manhasset Venetian Isles Yiddish Club Village Reform Congregation Vista Financial $360 - $499 All American Therapy Inc AZPAC Bliss Salon Bloomingdales Dave & Mary Alper JCC Florida Center for Allergy & Asthma Garden Plaza Grand Realty of America Corp. Help A Little One Kappa Sigma Fraternity Katzman Family Foundation Morrison Brown Argiz and Farrah Olde Tyme Bingo Silver Builders Inc. Temple Beth Am of Kendall Young Israel of Pembroke Pines The Jacob S. Zweig Foundation $180 - $359 Angelides Healthcare for Women Avenue Productions Bank of America United Way Campaign Baron Messenger Service Beth Ahm Israel ECC Beth Torah Adath Yeshuron ECC Law Offices of Jonathan Bloom Boardroom Communications, Inc. Boca Lago Singles Club Books & Books of Coral Gables, Inc. Colonial Auto Group Congregation B'nai Israel Congregation Etz Chaim Congregation Kol Tikvah Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Flamingo Oil Co GL Homes of Florida Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec & Hoff, Ltd. Michael & Lola Goodstein Charitable Foundation Trust Jewish Heritage Club of Valencia Isle Esther G. & Albert E. Kaufman Foundation King David Bikers of South Florida Linda's Last Call Mak Advertising & Promotions Inc Manheim Palm Beach National Mah Jongg League Inc. Morris M. Rand Memorial Fdn. Saks, Inc. Schechter & Brucker Sids Motorcycle World Jesse & George Siegel Foundation The Simsbury Bank Daniel Solomon Foundation State of Israel Bonds Stoneman Douglas High School Tamuz Investments, LLC Temple Bat Yam of East Fort Lauderdale Temple Beth El of Hollywood Temple Beth Moshe Temple Emeth Temple Judea Coral Gables Temple Sholom Temple Solel Truist Women's League of Temple Beth Samuel Thank You! JAFCO 4 JOURNAL 2010 Individual & Family Donor Honor Roll $400,000 and over Stephen & Helene Weicholz $100,000 - $399,999 Paul & Sandra Goldner Elizabeth Lakie Miller Estate $50,000 - $99,999 Samuel & Adele Borger Selma Brenner Estate Dr. Steve & Marla Halegua Robert & Sandi Morris Lenore Rothman Estate Dave & Ethel Sommer Lucille Wiedman Estate $25,000 - $49,999 Richard & Louise Allen Albert Perlman Franklin & Leslie Sands Ronald & Denise Simon Steven & Vicki Stolberg Edward & Bernice Wenger $10,000 - $24,999 Herb & Gloria Barker Barry & Myra Cohen Abraham & Annie David Marny Dixon Daniel & Judy Dobin Steven Feder Roger & Dale Gandall Ken & Marion Golen Gerald & Ellen Greenspoon Perry & Tami Isenberg Harvey & Jessica Jacobson Leslie & Kimberly Kaminoff Jeff & Kandy Kramer Adele Stone & Jesse Diner Jonathan & Jill Weiner $5,000 - $9,999 Joan Baxt Joyce Bloch David & Naomi Braka Andrew Bresler Don & Linda Brodie Nancy Bryant & Jerry Taylor Phyllis Butters Ralph & Anita Byer Mark & Norma David Cathy Distelburger Henry & Lindsay Ellenbogen Graham & Linda Fell Richard & Susan Finkelstein Larry & Micki Fletcher Mark & Barbara Gardner Brian & Darrah Gilderman Lewis & Lori Gold Jerome & Flora Heilweil Lee & Linda Hertz Milton Hesslein Judith Hirsch David & Julie Kirschner David & Liz Kofsky Michael & Ronnie Levine Delsie Lipton & Artie Weinstock Steve & Nancy Mendelow Arthur & Madeline Millman Eric & Deborah Nemiroff Larry Phillips Charles & Sandra Simon Lawrence Stolz Howard & Julie Talenfeld Rosa Terner Thomas Trosclair Scott Weicholz $2,500 - $4,999 Irene Abel Ben & Millicent Bauer Alan & Cindy Behar Peter & Nancy Brown Bradley & Gail Cohen Philip & Marcia Cohen Ira & Jill Coleman Leslie David Corwin Bob & Janet Fabricant Leon & Linda Finver Kenneth & Marge Flanz Lee & Lanee Friedel Mortimer Geisler Jeffrey & Dorinne Gerstin Ronald & Wendy Glantz Dr. Mel & Mara Gober Susan Goldstein Leonard & Phyllis Grand Irwin & Linda Gross David & Maty Herschthal Jeffrey & Jane Hill Gerald & Anita Hoffer Barry & Renee Honig John & Barbara Jaffe Linda Kaplan Alfred & Nancy Katzin Paul & Loretta Kemsley David & Susan Kentoff Ronald & Carole Korn Howard & Stephanie Krass Barry & Elyssa Kupferberg Jeff & Marcia Langley Alan & Marsha Levy William & Susan Matz Paul & Carol Miller Steve Mutchnick & Cindy Niad Hannah Frank & Marie Occhigrossi Donald & Lisa Pliner Maurice & Marjorie Plough, Jr. Phillip & JoAnne Procacci Stuart & Gayle Rader Jules & Barbara Reich Derek & Elise Repath Andrew & Marcelle Rosen Jamie & Bonnie Schaefer Barry & Dana Schechter Larry & Patti Share Marvin & Marilyn Shreiar Shirley Siegel Warren & Judy Silverman Milt & Carol Sirota Lisa Sirota & Douglas Weiner Susan Stark Andrew & Ana Maria Waldman Jeffery & Lourdes Weiner Stephen & Sharon Wender Steve & Carol Winig David & Randi Winter Marty & Cindy Zackowitz $1,000 - $2,499 Richard & Margo Absher Leonard & Ellie Adelman Annie Adler Ira & Marjorie Albert Charles Antell Ronald & Judith Aronson Melvin & Martha Aronson Philip & Judy Averbuch Phyllis Axelrod Marc & Cathy Backal Craig & Susan Bagon Amy Joy Barker Michael & Heidi Baumann Steven & Abbe Becker Michael & Sherry Bell Michael & Andrea Berenson Melissa Berenson Beverly Berman Douglas & Jodi Berman Stephen & Nanci Beyer Kenneth & Cathy Bierman Harvey & Diane Birdman Darran Blake Bruce Borger Karen Borger Michael & Ellen Braun Dougals & Renee Burns Mark & Marcie Butters Kenneth & Brenda Carmel Howard & Amy Chafetz Kukie & Tripta Chawla Ruth Citrin Henry & Silvana Clayman Michael & Hara Cohen Michael & Lou Anne Colodny Stephen & Andrea Corn Bill & Sheila Danzig Jan Davidson David Davis Carl & Deborah DelPrete Bernard & Ruth Drucker Ariel & Susie Edelsburg Robert & Gail Edelstein Donald & Janet Eisenstein Anne Ellman Harold & Joyce Escott Billy Etkin Maya Ezratti Rosenblum Anna Ezratti Peter & Jenn Fain Art & Marcy Falcone Joel & Susan Fass Rose Feder Roy & Barbara Feifer Mark & Alison Feiler Allen & Barbara Feinberg Robert & Harriet Feinberg Barry & Minerva Feinberg Warren & Eileen Feldman Richard & Wendy Fenton Jason & Shoshana Feuer Laura Feuer Ted & Jeanette Fine Marvin & Hinda Finston Norman & Susan Fixel John & Sandi Flint Alan & Fran Foont Eli & Phyllis Footer Mr. & Mrs. Jay Foreman Jordan & Marion Fox Gary & Vicki Freed Israel & Gertrude Freedman Jon & Bonnie Freeman Ana Friedman Daniel & Holly Friedman Darren & Kara Friedman Madeline Friedman Arthur & Jessica Frischman Scott & Jaimi Rathmill Yori & Jill Galel Benjamin & Terri Garfinkle Warren & Beverly Geisler Charlotte Gershaw Drs. Mark & Sharon Gilbert Larry & Stephanie Gilderman Malcolm & Magda Ginnis Marc & Shelly Glazer Joseph & Shirley* Gleich Ira Gober Robert & Madelyn Goldner Gale Goldstein Tucker Bruce & Rivka Goldstein Sylvia Gordon Michael & Simone Grandonico Joyce Green Bruce Greenberg Robert Greenberg Stewart Greenberg Mario & Melissa Grosfeld Alan & Beth Gross Richard & Sheila Gruber Sharon & Melvyn Gutkin Nathan & Pearl Halegua Charlie & Rhea Hallinan Jeff & Jodie Harkavy Jan Hart & Alan Jacobson Simon & Michele Hassine Steven & Cathy Haubenstock Paul & Joan Hauser Jonathon & Susan Held Scott & Lisa Herman Leonard & Ursula Hess Jack & Phyllis Hirsch Leona Hirschkorn & Marvin Silverman Joel & Marcia Hochberg Andrew & Erica Holborn Lois Hollander & Steven Schlosser Steven & Iris Horowitz Mitchell & Gilda Howell Scot & Barbara Hunter Anne Hutner Joseph & Esta Izhakoff Celia Jacobs Stephen & Cindy Jacobs David & Barbara Jay Esther Kadoch Sylvia Kahana Stephen & Lois Kaufman Steve & Diana Kauppinen 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Marcia Gelband Harris & Deborah Gellman Thomas & Suzanne Gerard Stuart & Nancy Germansky David Geronemus Alan Gershon Randall & Heather Gilbert Michael Glatt Barbara Glickman Sharon Glickman Sybil Gloss Phyllis Glukstad Elliot & Marilyn Godel Bill & Myrna Godfrey Kenneth & Deborah Golden Stephen & Renee Goldenberg Mark & Elissa Goldner Alan & Ellen Goldner Dorothy Goldsmith Bernard & Carol Goldstein Herman Goldstein Penny-Lynn Goldstein Selig & Shirley Golen Morrie Golick Steven & Linda Goodstein Natasha Gordon Michael & Marlene Goss Josh Gottlieb Robert & Rosalie Grass Susan Green Leonard & Barbara Greenberg Louis & Donna Greenberg Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Greenfield Philip Greenfield Rose Greenfield Robert & Sheila Grenitz Mark Grimes Sean & Candace Grosman Zev & Hannah Gross Kenneth Gross Kristine Gross David & Lauren Grossman Arnold & Ellen Gruber Kenneth & Jennifer Grunfeld John & Meryl Guerrero Julius Guttman Al & Beverly Hacker Thelma Hall April Halle Robert & Loretta Harris Harry & Marilyn Hartman Paul Hartman Ellen Heimberger Marc & Janis Hein Abe & Marlene Heinig Neal & Barbara Henschel Nina Hersch & Joseph Bogart Nelson & Anne Hershman Murray & Florence Herstik Michael & Jacqueline Horowitz Lori Janow Alice Jay & Michael Block Scott & Shari Jernstrom Mr. & Mrs. Brian Joselowitz David & Loren Kaiserman David & Miriam Kamin Alan & Barbara Kaplan Vivian Kaplan Lucy Karadbil JAFCO 7 JOURNAL 2010 Individual & Family Donor Honor Roll Neil & Donna Katz Loeb & Natalie Katz Marty & Vicki Katz Abraham & Lucy Katzman Harriet Keir-Klein Trevor & Michelle Keyes Jennifer Kirkhoff David & Ellen Kirsch Karen Kirsner Steven & Rachel Klein Robert & Carol Ann Kleiner Roberta Kleinman Barry & Vickie Kligerman Michael Kline Thomas & Rhona Kochman Gary & Judi Krasna Estelle Kreitzer Lenore Krugman Alvin & Phyllis Kublin Helen Kurtz Todd & Jamie Lasky Sonya Lederer Kuanhui Lee Michael & Elaine Leeds Calvin & Elaine Leibovitz Renee Leibowitz Nauma Levin Kenneth & Linda Levine Jeffrey & Marsha Levine Melvin & Sophie Levine Alan & Audrey Levinson Madyson Levinson Jeffrey & Amy Levy Leon & Frances Levy Richard & Paula Lewis Jorge & Jessica Linkewer Alan & Lisa Lips Joyce Lipshitz Roy Lipton Gerald & Eleanor Lisansky Jeffrey & Rachelle Litt Carole Lorber Cynthia Love Phyllis Luber & Phillip Feinstein Renee Lucania Erik Ludwig Marion Lust-Cohen Bradford & Robin Magaro John Malkin Rhoda Mann Frank & Marilyn Marcellino Buzz & Ronnie Marcus Mitchell Margolies Glenn & Alana Markus Saul & Lois Marmelstein Rick & Alison Mars Ed & Karen Martin Michael & Karen Matluck Richard Mayeron Jacob Meisel Deborah Menten Rosalind Merritt Jerome & Gloria Meyer Michael & Maria Mikolajczak Alexander & Christine Miller Mark & Stacy Milrot Sydelle Mitchell Victor & Tiffany Mogell Jorj Morgan Norman & Lois Morse Alan & Susan Moses Michael & Linda Moskowitz Jerome Muchnick Richele Mullaney & Melvyn Rosenberg Barbara Munic Alicia & Russell Munves William & Harriet Murphy Robert & Robbin Reiff Samuel & Dolores Newman Robert & Helene Newman Martin Newman Lisa Nicholsberg Daniella Niss Leonard & Melissa Novick Leif & Aliza Novie Anita Nuel Ron & Jill Olster Sean & Heather Oppen Allan & Merrilie Orlins Michael & Norma Orovitz Stephanie Owitz Joan Papadakis Michelle Patron Mitchell & Connie Pearl Kenneth & Kathy Pelton Jared & Lucianna Perlin Mr. & Mrs. Seymour Perlmutter Bob & Gayle Pifer David & Lesley Pincus Sharon Pinkeson Joseph Weiss David & Elsie Pinosky Cecelia Platnick Herb & Cecile Pogoda Renee Pollack Joseph & Carol Pomerantz Richard & Lorena Powell Sharon Presby Allen & Jewel Prince Paul & Laura Radensky Nancy Rafaelov Michael & Michelle Ramer Carol Randman Sanford & Carmen Reinhard Fern Resnick Barry & Francine Richter Robert & Jill Rickel Jerry & Judith Rifkin Jeremy & Sharon Ring Angela Ritter Gregory & Karen Ritter Norman & Corinne Rivkin Lee Ann Robbins Alex Robins Paul & Sally Yelin Lewis & Ellyn Robinson Jeffrey & Harriet Robinson Judi Roseberg Jeffrey & Barbara Rosenberg Todd & Caroline Rosenberg Stanley & Sandra Rosenow Scott & Lisa Rosenstein Renee Rosomoff Michelle Ross Barry & Michelle Ross Gail Roth Danny & Kelly Rothschild Beny & Marta Rub Joseph & Susan Sachs Steve & Cathy Sakers Lillian Salomon Ronald & Eileen Saltzman Pauline Salzer Leo & Edythe Satz Mr. & Mrs. D.R. Schaeffer Brad & Joy Schandler Allan & Alaine Scharf Richard & Eileen Schechter James & Ita Schenkel Neil & Robyn Schiller Joshua & Liz Schneider Steve & Laura Scholl Paul & Lori Schrier Joel & Marsha Schuler Jay & Freddie Schwartz Scott & Joanna Segal Oliver & Ina Shaevitz Joanie Shagrin Lior & Susan Shalev Ernest & Elaine Shapiro Howard & Gail Shapiro Sherman & Rita Shapiro Bill & Ellen Shaw Joseph & Rochelle Sher Alan & Muriel Sherr Teri Shinder Bernard & Deborah Shlossman Lisa Shub Herman & Florence Siegel Howard & Ruthie Silber Hal & Susan Silberman Stephen & Barrie Silk Don & Donna Silver Marvin & Gertrude Silvergold Rick & Abby Silverman Richard & Nancy Silverman Walter & Glenda Simon Lainie Simon & Andrew Gross Michael Simon Michael & Michelle Simon Jan & Stephanie Simon Marilyn Singer Howard & Sharon Sklar Neal & Elaine Slansky Linda Slavin Marv & Trudee Smith Melvin & Debra Sobel Peter & Jennifer Solnick Don & Joanne Solomon David & Rhonda Sommer Samuel & Susan Spatzer Robert & Jandy Spiegelman Stacey Spitalnick David & Aliana Spungen Clarita Sredni Moshe & Jodi Stav Terry & Anita Steen Richard & Ludmila Steinman Peter Stephenson Princeton Stephenson Raymond & Beth Sterling Stanley & Gail Stern Scott & Maria Sterrenberg Jane Storms Patrick Strasburger Phyllis Struhl Donald & Rochelle Studley Lenny & Cari Sukienik Robin Supler Salomon & Lisa Susi Stanley & Louise Swersky Jeff & Karen Taragano Paul & Jodi Tartell Stanley & Joni Tate Stuart & Michele Taub Rywka Taykan Deborah Taylor Jamie & Jessica Telchin Sandra Terman Sheldon Terman Ilene Tessler & Geoffrey Weisbaum Myron & Myrna Thomas Nisim & Esther Toledano Jackie & Rachel Tripp Albert & Sydell Udelson Joseph & Roberta Unger Scott & Lori Vetstein Jack & Lorraine Volk Frank & Barbara Voudy David & Jamie Wainland Stuart & Corina Waldman Jeffrey Waldner Stephen Waldner Steven & Wendy Walin Charles & Ileene Wallace Janice Wallach Randall & Kim Waltuch Barry & Glenda Wasserstrom Harold & Anita Watsky Enid Weinberg Mel & Kathy Weinberg Brad & Diane Weinbrum Ira & Dee Weiner Sanford & Joan Weintraub Andy & Debra Weisman Harold & Barbara Weiss Helene Weiss Max & Ina Ellen Wendler Mr. & Mrs. Werner Werner Lillian West Gregg & Linda Wexler Leon & Maria Wildstein Phyllis Wirtschafter Alan & Susan Wishneff Robert Harris & Barbara Wolf Sandy Wolf William & Acey Wolgin Marcia Workman Howard & Carol Wulfson Ronald & Michelle Yellin Herbert Young Bruce & Lesley Zafran Joseph & Marilyn Zager Howard & Sandra Zavodnick Debra Zebersky Matthew & Arline Zucker Bob & Judy Zucker Edward & Elaine Zukerman Robert & Caroline Zuritsky JAFCO BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP CIRCLE The JAFCO Business Partnership Circle provides your company the opportunity to highlight your work on the JAFCO Website. For more information, please call Gail Marlow, Director of Development 954-749-7230, Ext 137. JAFCO 8 JOURNAL 2010 Charitable Gifts of Goods and Services 4 Forks A Suite Salon Accents Ace Music Studios Adanelle Addison Addison Reserve Country Club Aficionada's Premium Cigars & Wine After the Stork of Boynton Beach Alchemist Aldo Cleaners Alecbradley Cigars Alejandro's Salon Alene's Boutique All Service Refuse Allenby & Associates Ambler Ymca Ampros Trophy Kings, Florida, Inc. AMS Salon & Lounge Anthony's Coal Fried Pizza Antoine Amrani Chocolates Aroma Kosher Market Arts United Ashley Nails Astoria Deli Subs Atomic Style Agency AuPairCare Live-In Childcare Aventura Chabad Religious School Aventura Tennis Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Sisterhood Aversa Bakery B. Dazzled Baby Isaac The Bagel Cove Bags N Bangles Bamboo Noahs Barbara Katz Sportswear Barbara Palacios Store Weston Barnsley Gardens Resort Bash Wine Cafe & Catering Basil Garden Restaurant John & Nellie Bastien Memorial Foundation Baumann Cosmetic & Research Institute The Beauty Spot Bedazzled Boutique Bella Luna Bella Luna Restaurant Bellissimo Medical Spa & Salon Ben and Irv's Ben's Kosher Deli LifeStyles Inc. Best Kept Secret In Ambler Temple Beth Ahm Israel Beth David Congregation Gordon Day School Betsy Cakes Big Time Restaurant Group BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. Bloomingdales Blue Moon Fish Co. B'nai Aviv Bob Lappin & The Palm Beach Pops Boca Ballet Theatre Boca Raton Museum of Art Bogart's Bar & Grill Dr. Steve Bogdanoff Bonefish Grill Boss Pet Bra Lady & More Bradford Brauser Maimonides Academy Brick Yard NYC Broward Performing Arts Foundation Inc. Buckhead Life Restaurant Group Buffalo's BB Designs Busch Gardens By The Strand Cabana El Rey Restaurant Cafe Avanti Cafe Bella Sera Cafe Emunah Campania of Weston Capital Grille Car Wash Palace Casel's Supermarket Cecile's Gourmet Ices Century Village Cultural Arts Club Chabad of Parkland Cheese Course Chef Vola Children's Medical Association Chuckle Patch City Furniture City Nails on the Square City of Hope - Cynthia Friedman Chapter City of Sunrise CNF Corporate Office The Collection Color Me Mine in Coral Springs Dr. Bruce Conan The Concierge Shopper Congregation B'nai Israel Congregation Shaarei Kodesh Tom Connick Consign Design Interiors Conte Salon Coral Springs Car Wash Cosmetic Depot Cosmopolitan Skin Care Cravings Frozen Yogurt Creative Nails Creme Brulee Cushman School Cutting Edge Fitness Dalsimer Atlas Florist Daniel David's Salon & Medi-Spa Danielle's Coffee Shop Danny Mizrahi Day Spa & Salon Danielle's Coffee Shop David Posnack Hebrew Day School Dazzling Diva / Eileen Jewelry Decon Worldwide Inc Denny's Childrens Wear Destiny Bodywear Diva Hair Studio DWS Clothing E & R Designs East City Grill Edible Arrangements EJ Jewelry Elie's Fine Art Judica Elies Fine Art Judaica & Jewelry En Vogue Salon Esthetica Salon & Spa We would like to thank the following Professionals, Businesses, Temples, Schools and Community Organizations for their gifts of goods and services in 2010. Evelyn & Arthur Eventricity Eye Site Vision Center Falls Golf & Country Club Family Bakery Fannie's Finds Fashion Icons Joel Fass Feel The Hugs Field & Lurie DMD, PA Fit 2 Be Tied Fleet Feet Sports Florida Green Landscaping Florida Panthers Fox's Ladies Apparel Frank Prine Salon Fran's Follies French Woods Camp Fresh Market General Auto Center Glam Rock Watches Glamour Hair GOL The Taste of Brazil Gold Coast Quilt Guild Golden Slipper Camp & Charities GolfTEC Gordon Food Service Grand Luxe Cafe Grand Oaks Golf Club Grazie Italian Cuisine Green Tea Nails Green Valley Country Club Greenfield Day School Gregory's Fine Jewelry Hadassah - Anne Frank Hadassah - Bnot Shalom Hadassah Tamara of Palm Isles Hair by Scott & Co HAIRbender Salon The Halle Law Firm, PA Hannah G's Cafe Harolds New York Deli Hawks Landing Club Helium Comedy Club The Helping Hand Henrys Heron Lakes Soref JCC Hillel Community Day School Hillel Day Upper School of Boca Raton Hue Hair I Salon Infinity Ladies Apparel The Inlet Isaac's Fine Jewelry Ivan & Co. Jewelers Inc. Jacob's Classic Market Law Office of Linda M. Jaffe Jazz Framing Jazzi Hair Salon JCC of Coral Springs Jewelry By Lana Jewelry by Marsha Jewish Federation of Broward County Jewish War Veterans Aux 682 Joe Allen Restaurant JoJo Designs Cheesecake Factory Juice & Java Natural Food Cafe Jules Pizza Jungle Queen Juste Gold Creations Kabooms Amusement Center Kennedy Space Center Key Largo Hilton Hotel Kitchen Bar Kroll Ontrack Camp Lenny Foundation Inc. La Bonne Femmes La Goulue Lady Burd Cosmetics Lalush Laser Event Inc Laura's Ultimate Pilates L'Boutique, Inc. Le Castagne Ristorante Leave It To Lesley Travel Levinson Jewelers Levis JCC Linda's Last Call Linda's Loft Lion Country Safari Little Gym of Springhouse Lou Marchiano for Men Love Nails Lucille's American Cafe Mandarin Oriental Maple Glen Cards and Gifts Maple Glen Pizza Marian's Marine Corps League #755 Mario Pucci Boutique Mark's Center Court Tennis Marolo's Restaurant Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Miami Dolphins Miami MetroZoo Miami Mosaic Academy Miami Prime Grill Miami Seaquarium Michael Ann Russel JCC Midtown Athletic Club Mira Custom Design Jewelry Mizner Country Club Moda Salon Regency Modern Zen Mom's Unique Boutique Mootz's Italian Ice Morrison Brown Argiz and Farrah Moshiach Center Mythos Taverna Neiman Marcus New Vibe Entertainment Inc. Newman's Own, Inc. No Fuss Meals North Shore Synagogue A Nose For Clothes Ocean Prime Aventura Ocean Reef Club Olive Garden Olympia Gym Omphoy Ocean Resort On My Own Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Educaton Oxygene/Bal Harbour Outback Steakhouse P & A Associates Pajama Program Palm Beach County Chapter Palm Beach Shores Resort JAFCO 9 JOURNAL 2010 Charitable gifts of goods and services Palm Caterers of Hollywood Palm Restaurant Palms At Weston Pamper Me Perfect Park Row Printing Party Perfect Patrick Taleb Salon Payless ShoeSource Peter Coppola Salon Phillips Frankel Carol Phillips Estate Jewelry Philmont CC Photo Confection Pill Box Pharmacy of Weston Pita Pan Bakery Platinum Gold Entertainment Inc Posnack JCC Pro Image PRP Wine International, Inc. Publix Supermarkets Queen Nails Stuart Rader Randolph Rose Collection The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. RCI Painting Red Ginger Asian Bistro Regency Collection Rinaldi Shoes Ristorante Italiano Acquolina Riverglades Elementary Romel Cometics Inc Ronnie's Clothing Rosnov's Royal Caribbean International Runyon's Restaurant S & A Jewelers Sage Restaurant Sagemont Lower School Saks Fifth Avenue Salomon Roofing And Construction Salon Blu Salon Etro Salon Oasis Salon Savvy Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort Sasha Alcorta At Yogurtland Sasha-Krelan Corp. Sawgrass Lanes Haddasah Outreach Sea World Sharers Sewing Group of Lauderdale Shelah's Simply Chic Dr. Lisa Sirota-Weiner Skin Apeal Day Spa SOFIA Soref JCC South Beach Residences Spa Cosmetica Spa Laser Special E LLC Sportsman Seafood Starbucks Steiner Steve and Cookies Strikers Studio 19 Fine Art Studio Z Sunrise Cinemas Synergy Tennis Academy Ta Boo Table Top Car Racing Target Taste Encounters Tavolino Della Nonna Ristorante Arie A. Taykan & Company Temple Beth Emet Temple Beth Orr Temple Kol Tikvah Temple Shaarei Shalom Temple Sinai Religious School Temple Solel The Shoe Bar Ticketmaster Tierra Mia Organic Nail Spa Tiffany & Company Tiffanys Trinkets To Di For Too Jay's Gourmet Deli Total Wine & More Touch of Elegance Jewelry Touched By Nature Toyota of Hollywood TPC Eagle Trace TrialGraphix, Inc. Tunie's Turnstyle Twin Salon Udder Delight Uncle Julio's University School of NSU Builder's Club Upholstery Source V and Mi Nails & Spa Van's Veev Spirits LLC Virginia A. Boone Highland Oaks Elementary Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Walgreens Andrew H. Weinstein M.D. West Avenue Grille Westgate Resorts Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa Weston Friends of The Library Weston Hills Country Club Westview Country Club Whale Restaurant Whole Foods Market Wild Hare Salon & Spa Will & Emma's Closet Woodhouse Day Spa Young Israel of Ft. Lauderdale Young Israel of Kendall Zachary's Smile Inc Zippy Lube Zuckerello's JAFCO appreciates all of our donors and donations of any amount. While they could not all be listed due to limited space, we thank you on behalf of the children for your 2010 donations. If you enjoy receiving this "members only" newsletter, please be sure to keep your JAFCO membership current with a 2011 gift. Please let us know if you are receiving duplicate mailings or none at all. We truly apologize for any errors or omissions. Please call or email email@example.com so we may correct our error and recognize your gift in the next issue. YOUR GIFT MAY BE MADE IN MANY WAYS: Cash Gifts - Gifts of Stocks & Bonds - Gifts of Real Estate - Gifts of Insurance Gail Marlow, Director of Development 954-749-7230 ext 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org THE MIRACLE OF CHANUKAH CONTINUES... THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR GENEROUS CHANUKAH DONORS This Chanukah was nothing short of miraculous for OVER 400 CHILDREN in our community who had the most beautiful holiday of their lives � thanks to each of you who filled their Chanukah wish lists personally, with friends and family and with your children. The list of all of our generous Chanukah donors has been placed on our new JAFCO website: www.jafco.org/chanukah From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. With Love, The Children of JAFCO p.s. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the JAFCO office and it would be our pleasure to mail the list to you. Gertrude Ackerman,Selma Brenner, Samuel Butters, Daniel Cantor, Ruth Cohan, Dave Davis, Sunny Erens, Shirley Gleich, Dr. Arnold Goodman, Milton Hesslein, Beatrice Josephson, Gail Kolodny, Selma Levin, Anne Miller,Lakie Miller, Anne Morris, Doraothea Morris, Rany Moss, Betty Mullen, Stanley Reimer, Sheila Reinitz, Sara Rosenberg, Simon Sapirstein, Charles Sher, Sylvia Solinsky, Danny Steinberg, Brenda Wallach, Marvin Wallach, Nathan Warmflash, Irwin Weintraub, Lucille Wiedman, Donald Workman JAFCO 10 JOURNAL IN LOVING MEMORY JAFCO respectfully and sadly acknowledges the loss of the following members of the JAFCO Family. They will not be forgotten. The Best Investment You Can Make is in the Life of a Child "It is the responsibility of every adult... to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them and that they are not alone." Marian Wright Edelman Endowments Please help JAFCO secure the future of our children � saving the life of a child is the best investment you can make. You may place your family name on one of the following endowments needed to secure the future of JAFCO. All endowments are restricted to the purpose for which they were created and only the earned interest is used, allowing the endowment and your family name to continue saving the lives of children in perpetuity. To discuss naming one of the following endowments and payment terms, please call our Director of Development, Gail Marlow @ 954-749-7230, ext 137. Endowment Opportunities JAFCO Endowment Name ........................ $25,000,000 Developmental Disabilities Endowment ......... $10,000,000 JAFCO Children's Village Endowment .......... $10,000,000 JAFCO Emergency Shelter Endowment ...........$5,000,000 College Endowment ..................................$3,000,000 Medical Endowment ...................................$2,000,000 Summer Camp Endowment ..........................$2,000,000 Therapy Endowment ...................................$2,000,000 Adoption Endowment .................................$1,000,000 Senior/Relative Caregiver Endowment ............$1,000,000 Family Preservation Endowment ....................$1,000,000 The Paul & Sandra Goldner MENSCH Endowment - $1,000,000 - created to ensure that every JAFCO child has the same opportunity as their children and grandchildren to receive an excellent education and mentoring that will help them become a "Mensch". Foster Care Endowment ..............................$1,000,000 Hebrew School and Holiday Endowment ..........$1,000,000 Independent Living Endowment ....................$1,000,000 JAFCO Transportation Endowment ...............$1,000,000 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Endowment ......................... $500,000 Summer Vacation Experience Endowment .......... $360,000 Birthday Endowment .................................... $250,000 Technology Endowment................................ $250,000 Forever Friends Mentoring Endowment ............. $100,000 Endowed Godparent ...................................... $72,000 Existing Named Endowments Vicki & Steven Stolberg College Scholarship Award - $125,000 - created to provide college or vocational school experiences to the children of JAFCO who are working hard to succeed in life, beginning in their senior year and following them to college graduation. The Barry & Myra Cohen Cultural Arts & Music Endowment - $100,000 - created to enhance the cultural and musical experiences of the children of JAFCO who might not otherwise have the opportunities to experience these life enriching opportunities. With a minimum gift of $25,000 (payable over five years) you can establish your own family fund or you can contribute to an existing fund with a gift of any amount. As the donor you can decide how the funds are to be used, either for current operations or as an endowment for the future where only earned interest is used. Norman & Stephanie Altman Cultural Arts Fund created to provide cultural arts experiences for the children of JAFCO that will lift their spirits and touch their soul in a meaningful way by providing music lessons, tickets to concerts and theater performances. Sam & Adele Borger Birthday Fund created by their children in honor of Sam and Adele Borger to provide the children of JAFCO a memorable birthday party, often their first. Chelminsky Family Hebrew School Fund created to enrich the lives of the children of JAFCO by exposing them to the beauty of Judaism by providing holiday celebrations, Hebrew school and Bar and Bat mitzvahs for the children of JAFCO. Jesse Diner & Adele Stone New Beginnings Educational Fund created in honor of Ellyn and Steve Bogdanoff and Anita and Ralph Byer who have both opened their homes as JAFCO foster parents, this fund will enhance the lives of JAFCO's college age children by providing them with higher educational opportunities in order to break the cycle of abuse and neglect. Michelle Herman Goldstein Emergency Fund created by her family in loving memory of Michelle who was senselessly killed on 9-11, provides emergency funds for our JAFCO Shelter: food, clothing, medical attention and therapy for the most vulnerable infants and children who come to us in the middle of the night. Jeffrey Gruber Recreational Fund created by Sheila and Richard Gruber in loving memory of their son Jeffrey. This fund provides happy experiences for the children in keeping with Jeffrey's beautiful smile and spirit. Peri & Tami Isenberg Bar/Bat Mitzvah Fund created to ensure that every JAFCO child has the opportunity to have a beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvah by being called to the Torah for the most special and holy ritual of our Jewish heritage followed by a wonderful celebration. Lederman-Wolfe March of the Living Fund created by Jacquie and Marty Lederman in order to create a living bridge from the past to the present so we will never forget. This fund will provide the opportunity for JAFCO children to travel to Poland to participate in the March of the Living where they will first gain an understanding of the darkness of the Holocaust followed by our bright future in Israel. Eric & Debbie Nemiroff Music Education Fund created to spread the love that they share as a family with their son Sam for music and the arts with the children of JAFCO by providing them with drama and music experiences. Roslyn Prevor College Scholarship Fund created by Roz's children Abbe and Barry Prevor on the occasion of their son Harrison's Bar Mitzvah to provide spending money to the children in JAFCO's Independent Living Program who are attending college. Lawrence S. & Helene Price Family Fund created by their children in their honor to provide ongoing support throughout the years for all of the children of JAFCO. Andy Schultz Scholarship Fund created by Iris Raderman in loving memory of her son Andy to provide scholarships to JAFCO children who wish to pursue the study of art or film which was Andy's love. Dr. Abraham & Dorothy Shapiro Family Fund created to provide emergency medical care for the children at the JAFCO Jewish Children's Village through an annual Yom Kippur Book of Remembrance created by the Boca Lago Congregation. Special Purpose Funds JAFCO 11 JOURNAL Presenting the JAFCO Godparent Circle To be asked to be the Godparent for a child is one of the greatest honors in life. The children of JAFCO are asking you to become their Godparent. JAFCO Godparents spiritually adopt an abused child to ensure that they have everything they need. As a Godparent you welcome the child to the beauty of the world and to Judaism. The JAFCO Godparent Circle has been created to ensure that every JAFCO child will have a wonderful life filled with every opportunity that our own children have. JAFCO Godparents make a commitment to support the children of JAFCO for ten years with a gift of less than $5 a day or $1,800 a year. Two special gold pins have been created featuring the JAFCO logo which symbolizes our mission - a child swinging joyously on the tree of life. The woman's pin features a moveable swing with either a boy or a girl on the swing and can also be worn on a necklace. The man's lapel pin is black onyx with gold inlay. Godparents recommitting for a second ten years receive a silver candle holder created exclusively for JAFCO by world renowned artist Yaacov Heller. Becoming a Godparent - it is about saving the lives of an entire generation of children who need your protection. Since it is the perfect birthday or anniversary gift, you can become a Godparent at any time of the year and it would be our honor to pin you at one of our JAFCO events. Your name will join our wall of honor at the JAFCO Jewish Children's Village. Irene Abel Richard & Margo Absher Ira & Marjorie Albert Richard & Louise AllenHV Ronald & Margie Alter Flora Aranson & Michael Zadoff Linda Aronson Melvin & Martha AronsonHV Alan & Noni Aufzien Phyllis Axelrod Marc & Cathy Backal Craig & Susan Bagon Amy Joy Barker Herb & Gloria BarkerHV Didier & Muriel Baroukh Edward & Patti Barrocas Ben & Millicent Bauer Michael & Heidi Baumann Joan Baxt Steven & Abbe Becker Michael & Caryn Bedzow Alan & Cindy Behar Ike & Regina Behar Michael & Sherry Bell Gilbert Benhamou Ilse Bergmann Lilyan Berkowitz Phil* & Beverly Berman Stephen & Nanci Beyer Kenneth & Cathy Bierman Joyce Bloch Jonathan & Nel Bloom Marni Bloomster Steven Bogdanoff & St. Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff Sylvia Boklan* Bruce Borger Karen Borger Samuel & Adele Borger Michael & Ellen Braun William & Amy Brennan Don & Linda Brodie Norman & Bonnie Brooks Martin & Nancy Brounstein Peter & Nancy Brown Judith Bukaitz Douglas & Renee Burns Malcolm & Anne Butters Mark & Marcie Butters Samuel* & Phyllis Butters Daniel* & Erhla Cantor Kenneth & Brenda Carmel Allen & Gila Chelminsky Ruth Citrin Barry & Myra Cohen Bradley & Gail Cohen Guy Cohen & Lee Moran Isaac & Noreils Cohen Louis & Becky Cohen Michael & Hara Cohen Michael & Lou Ann Colodny Stuart & Gail Corenblum Bill & Sheila Danzig Greg & Rachel Danzig Abraham & Annie David Mark & Norma David Janice Davidson Alvin & Fern Davis David*& Minerva* DavisHV Marny Dixon Daniel & Judy Dobin Bernard & Ruth Drucker Judith Edelman Ariel & Susie Edelsburg Jay & Joan Eichel Donald & Janet Eisenstein Henry & Lindsay Ellenbogen Anne Ellman Harold & Joyce Escott Anna Ezratti Robert & Janet Fabricant Peter & Jennifer Fain Art & Marcy Falcone Joel & Susan Fass Barry & Minerva Feinberg JAFCO Richard & Wendy Fenton Jane Fina Ted & Jeanette Fine Lawrence & Janet Fine Richard & Susan Finkelstein Leon & Linda Finver Steven & Charlotte Finver Norman & Susan Fixel Kenneth & Marge Flanz Alan & Fran Foont Eli & Phyllis Footer Jordan & Marion Fox Gary & Vicki Freed Israel & Gertrude Freedman Shirley Freedman Lee & Lanee Friedel Harold & Elaine Friedland Daniel & Holly Friedman Madeline Friedman Nomee Furman* Yori & Jill Galel Roger & Dale Gandall Stephen & Renee Gans Lee & Barbara Garfield Benjamin & Terri Garfinkle David & Marla Garfinkle Mortimer Geisler Warren & Beverly Geisler Charlotte Gershaw Jeffrey & Dorinne GerstinHV Mark & Sharon Gilbert Malcolm & Magda Ginnis Ronald & Wendy Glantz Marc & Shelly Glazer Joseph & Shirley* Gleich Ira Gober Mel & Mara GoberHV Lewis & Lori Gold Annette Goldberg Fran Golden Paul & Sandra Goldner Robert & Madelyn Goldner Bruce & Rivka Goldstein 12 JOURNAL Ken & Marion Golen Sylvia Gordon Leonard & Phyllis Grand Bruce Greenberg Robert Greenberg Stewart Greenberg Wendy Greenberg Stewart & Marlene GreenebaumHV Gerald & Ellen GreenspoonHV Alan & Beth Gross Irwin & Linda Gross Maurice* & Sylvia* Gruber Richard & Sheila Gruber Nathan & Pearl Halegua Charlie & Rhea Hallinan Cindy Niad Hannah & Steve MutchnickHV Jan Hart & Alan Jacobson Eric Hecht Flora & Jerome Heilweil Neal & Barbara Henschel Scott & Lisa Herman David & Maty Herschthal Leonard & Ursula Hess Lee & Linda Hertz Leona Hirschkorn & Marvin Silverman Neal & Cheryl Hochberg Bernard Hoffman Lois Hollander & Steven Schlosser family of Stephanie Hollander Steven & Iris Horowitz Mitchell & Gilda Howell Scot & Barbara Hunter Anne Hutner Perry & Tami Isenberg Harvey & Jessica Jacobson Robert & Ingrid Jaffe David & Barbara Jay Sylvia Kahana & Arie TaykanHV Leslie & Kimberly Kaminoff Repairing the World One Child at a Time Edward & Carol Kaplan Linda Kaplan Alfred & Nancy KatzinHV Stephen & Lois Kaufman Steve & Diana Kauppinen Matthew & Jennifer Kay Shlomo & Sarah Khoudari Janice Klein Jerry & Sue Kline Martin* & Jean Knobel Marc & Helene Kovens Jeff & Kandy Kramer Gary & Linda Krat David & Fran KrathenHV Vanessa Krelstein Ronald & Glenda Krongold Helen Kuriansky* Barry & Stacey Labell Jeffrey & Marcia Langley Mildred Langsam & Barnet Wallitzer Jeffrey & Sara Lapidus Marilyn Lazar Martin & Jacqueline Lederman Carol Leeds Richard & Patti Leiner Lewis & Bonita Lepene Gregg & Lauren Leslie Alvin* & Josephine Levine Laura Levine & Morry Rubin Jordan & Brandi Levinson Mark & Robin Levinson Alan & Marsha Levy Alan & Victoria Levy Eyal Levy Sid & Sandra Levy Rhonda Linet Steven & Marcy Lippman Alan & Lisa Lips Delsie Lipton & Arthur Weinstock Felice Lipton* Michael & Corinne London Richard & Barbara MacKenzie Arthur & Sandra Mandell Leonard & Natalia Mandor Jason & Michelle Mankoff Stan & Fern Lentini Manne Gerald & Claire Manowitz Paul & Judith Markhoff Darren & Caryn Marsh Robert & Mary Matthews William & Susan Matz Rhona Maulano Nicolette Mayer David & Miri Mazor Steve & Nancy Mendelow Elliott & Lisa Messing Rita Messner Donald & Sharon Mester Eugene & Charlotte Milgram Paul & Carol Miller Sam & Elayne Millman Arthur & Madelyn Millman Monroe & Judy Milstein Jeff & Lauren Morris Robert & Sandi Morris Florence Moss Jeff & Candy Munchick Monte & June NathansonHV Eric & Deborah Nemiroff Bernard* & Ruth Nussdorf Frank & Marie Occhigrossi Richard & Phyllis Odle James & Andrea Orleans David & Nancy Ortiz Claire Oshry* Stephanie Owitz Michael & Carmela Paul Mona Pearl Michael & Judy Perlin Rick & Jonina Pitchman Louis & Carol Pleeter Maurice & Marjorie Plough Jr. Willard & Donna Poires Samuel & Suzanne Pollack Mitchell & Gail Pollak Robert & Ellen Pomerantz Jeffrey & Susan Postal David & Dale Pratt James & Debra Prevor Michael & Roslyn Prevor Amnon Pri-Hadash Phillip & Joanne Procacci Stuart & Gayle Rader Iris Raderman Neil & Marilyn Ramo Steven & Marcia Rayman Jules & Barbara Reich Derek & Elise Repath Doug & Cori Rice David & Sandy Rogol Matthew & Jodie Roseberg Andrew & Marcelle Rosen Arnold* & Muriel Rosen Susan Rosenberg Albert & Fran Rothman Ruthanne Rubin Fred & Roberta Sachs Beth Salter Michael & Linda Salzberg Avi Samuels & Dorit Arad Harvey & Phyllis Sandler Veronika Sandor JAFCO Franklin & Leslie Sands Jan Savarick Scott & Rishona Savin Jamie & Bonnie Schaefer Benjamin* & Fannie Schatz Ralph & Doris Schelin Bertram & Suzanne Schild Jeremy & Lauren Schneider Neil & Kerstin Schneider Robert & Susan Schneider Josh & Dana Schrager Mel & Fran Schwartz Samuel & Barbara Schwartz Michael & Liza Schwarzberg Joanie Shagrin Yariv & Chava Shaked Larry & Patti ShareHV Robert & Linda Shelley Stacy Sherman Suzanne Shneider Marvin & Marilyn Shreiar Arthur* & Shirley Siegel Robert & Sherry Silk Larry & Deborah Silver Martin & Marlene Silver Bruce & Elissa Simberg Charles & Sandra SimonHV Ronald & Denise Simon Sally Simon* Stanley & Nancy Singer Renee Singer Milt & Carol Sirota Morris* & Dorothy Small Allan & Lorraine Smargon Michael & Annette Smith Kenneth & Debbie Sobel Harold & Sylvia Solinsky* Leonard & Sandi Solomon Dave & Ethel Sommer Joel & Irene Spalter Sam & Simone Spiegel Jane Spindel Elissa Spiro Billy & Carole Stamps Barry & Irene Stark Maurine Starr* Gary & Randy Stein Martin & Edith Stein Mervyn & Leslie Sternberg Ed & Wendy Sternlieb Roger & Linda Stewart Steven & Vicki Stolberg Daniel & Susan Stone Anne Sullivan Deborah Sumner & Kenneth Goulet Salomon & Lisa Susi Howard & Julie Talenfeld 13 JOURNAL Robyn Tauber Barry & Susan Tatelman Ilene Tessler & Geoffrey Weisbaum Jack & Amy Tobin Joseph & Jackie Trobman Gale Goldstein Tucker Abraham & Lynne Turk Lori Udelsman Carol Ullman & Ira Licht Steven & Darlene Wagner Andrew & Ana Maria Waldman Wallace & Laurelle Waldman Steven & Wendy Walin Adam & Haley Walker Mark & Ronni Walker Scott Weicholz Stephen & Helene WeicholzHV Todd & Kimberly Weicholz Donald & Julie Weidenfeld Ernest & Doris Weilheimer Bruce & Carla Weiner Jeffrey & Lourdes Weiner Jonathan & Jill Weiner Dona Weinraub Robert & Pamela Weinroth Dodie Weinstein & Bob Goldberg Stan & Rita Weinstein Irwin & Liz Weiser Barton & Shirley Weisman Stephen & Sharon Wender Edward & Bernice Wenger Lawrence & Deanna Werrick Steve & Carol Winig David & Randi Winter Allan & Barbara Wolk Marty & Cindy Zackowitz Michael & Bari Zahalsky Fred & Arlene Zilker Craig & Martine Zinn David & Marilyn Zinn Peter & Elsa Zoberg Tamir & Karen Zury Robert & Sally Zveibil As of April 1, 2011 *of blessed memory re-committed Godparents HV second generation JAFCO Respite And Family Resource Center For Children With Developmental Disabilities Sam And Adele Borger Campus David Posnack Jewish Children's Center Steve And Helene Weicholz Children's Lodge Project Update Our capital campaign now stands at $8 million. Naming opportunities are available and your support is urgently needed to allow us to complete this project as soon as possible. Over the next 3-6 months we will be hiring a general contractor to begin the first phase of construction. Our developmental disabilities family preservation program is in its second year of operation providing in-home counseling, support groups case management and referral and 24 hour on call emergency support to 50 families. The Need The number of children being diagnosed with a developmental disability (1 in 10 children) is growing steadily, but this is not true of the support available to families who often feel alone as they face the sometimes overwhelming challenge of raising a child with a developmental disability including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Intellectual Disability, Spina Bifida and Prader Willi. Autism numbers are rising as well with some reports claiming one out of every 100 children will be diagnosed with Autism. Couples raising a special needs child are facing overwhelming stressors that can threaten their marriage. While the cause of many of these disabilities remains unknown, JAFCO, in keeping with our commitment to support families in our community, is building a new exciting state-of-the- art center - The JAFCO Respite and Family Resource Center, the first of its kind in the country. Front Entrance Children's Socialization, Recreation and Therapeutic Activities Beginning with that frightening and often devastating moment of diagnosis, JAFCO social workers and therapists will be available around the clock to guide families every step of the way with case management and referrals for medical care, education and all possible therapies including speech, physical, occupational, play, art, music and biofeedback therapy. Our Fitness and Fun Gym, Computer Wiz Lab, Music and Drama Studio and Creative Arts Studio will provide a safe and fun indoor experience for the children. Outdoors, our Splash Zone Playground, Basketball Court, Nature Trail, Petting Zoo, Butterfly and Hummingbird and Organic Vegetable Gardens will be available to enhance the lives of the children in a safe, protective environment. To learn to become more independent, children will learn to cook, do laundry, shop at the lodge store in our Daily Living Skills Training Environment. Family Support/Extended Respite Care As the children get more comfortable with the center and staff over time, they will then feel more comfortable coming for their two week "vacation" at the lodge in one of the three beautiful 5,000 square foot guest homes, thereby allowing parents to take a long overdue cruise, vacation or maybe attend a family wedding or other function that might not otherwise be possible. On-site weekend family trainings will also take place in the guest homes with experts coming on site to train parents in the newest research based behavior management techniques that have been proven to work with children with developmental disabilities. Play Zone JAFCO 14 JOURNAL D Sam & Adele Borger Campus ............................................. $1,000,000 SOL D David Posnack Jewish Children's Center ........................... $1,000,000 SOL D Stephen & Helene Weicholz Children's Lodge .................... $1,000,000 SOLD Sandi & Leonard Solomon Grand Ballroom ........................ $1,000,000 SOL Boys Guest House............................................................... $1,000,000 Girls Guest House ............................................................... $1,000,000 Family Guest House ............................................................ $1,000,000 Fitness & Fun Gym .............................................................. $1,000,000 Conference Center .............................................................. $1,000,000 DD Research & Training Wing............................................. $1,000,000 Children's Treatment Wing .................................................. $1,000,000 Entry Sculpture Garden .......................................................... $720,000 Bubbie's Kosher Kitchen ........................................................ $720,000 Parents Caf�........................................................................... $720,000 Conference Center Lobby ...................................................... $540,000 Reception Courtyard............................................................... $540,000 Reception Lobby..................................................................... $540,000 Multi Sensory Environment..................................................... $360,000 Maurice D. & Marge Plough Jr. Main Gate Entry Circle .........OLD $360,000 S Welcome Fountain.................................................................. $360,000 Creative Arts Studio ................................................................ $360,000 Performance Stage................................................................. $360,000 Splash-Zone Playground ........................................................ $360,000 Sounds of Silence Nature Trail ............................................... $360,000 Conference Center Meeting Room (3) ................................... $360,000 Generator ............................................................................... $360,000 Daily Living Skills Environment............................................... $252,000 Family Resource Library......................................................... $252,000 Precious Pets Petting Zoo ...................................................... $252,000 Welcome Gate House ............................................................ $252,000 Therapy Lobby........................................................................ $252,000 Irving & Cherna Moskowitz Holy Ark ......................................OLD S $198,000 Parent Observation Overlook (3) ............................................ $180,000 Professional Wing................................................................... $180,000 Family Consultation Suite ....................................................... $180,000 Lodge Reception Desk ........................................................... $180,000 Computer Wiz Lab .................................................................. $180,000 Lodge General Store .............................................................. $180,000 Elevator .................................................................................. $180,000 JAFCO Capital Gift Naming Opportunities Donation Center ..................................................................... $180,000 D Ron & Deni Simon Marketing & Development Center ............ $154,000 SOL D Lilyan Berkowitz Lodge Care Office ....................................... $125,000 SOL D Dave & Ethel Sommer Intergenerational Bridge..................... $108,000 SOL Computer Wiz Lab .................................................................. $108,000 Picnic & BBQ Area.................................................................. $108,000 Ralph & Anita Byer Music & Drama Studio ..............................OLD S $72,000 Daniel & Judy Dobin Pediatrician's Office ................................OLD $72,000 S D Judy Levis Markhoff Bio Feedback Environment .....................OL S $72,000 Perry & Tami Isenberg Play Therapy Environment ..................OLD S $72,000 Occupational Therapy Environment ......................................... $72,000 Speech Therapy Environment .................................................. $72,000 Guided Relaxation Room (6) .................................................... $72,000 Classroom ................................................................................ $72,000 Backstage Dressing Room ....................................................... $72,000 Vegetable Garden Gazebo ....................................................... $72,000 Basketball Court ....................................................................... $72,000 Lodge Laundry Room ............................................................... $54,000 Guest House Screened Patio (3).............................................. $54,000 Abe & Annie David Program Director Office.............................OLD $36,000 S Richard & Susan Finkelstein Pet Therapy Environment...........OLD $36,000 S Guest House Bedroom (17)...................................................... $36,000 Arthur* & Shirley Siegel Guest House Bedroom ......................OLD S $36,000 Guest House Laundry Room (3)............................................... $36,000 Guest House Kitchen................................................................ $36,000 Richard & Louise Allen Guest House Kitchen ..........................OLD $36,000 S The Krass & Ellenbogen Guest House Kitchen ........................ $36,000 D SOL Guest House Living Room (2) .................................................. $36,000 Philip & Lee Schwartz Family Fdn Guest House Living Room OLD S $36,000 Staff Relaxation Environment ................................................... $36,000 Mel & Mara Gober Clinical Director's Office .............................OLD S $36,000 Staff Office (10) ........................................................................ $36,000 Sam* & Phyllis Butters Vegetable Garden ...............................OLD S $36,000 Butterfly & Hummingbird Gardens ........................................... $36,000 Mazie Golin Ford Butterfly Garden ...........................................OLD S $36,000 Lenore Rothman* Hummingbird Garden ..................................OLD S $36,000 Charles & Sandi Simon Hummingbird Garden .........................OLD $36,000 S David & Ethel Sommer Hummingbird Garden ..........................OLD S $36,000 Alan & Betsy Weiner Hummingbird Garden .............................OLD $36,000 *of blessed memory S Y All naming opportunities have been calculated based upon tradition in multiples of $18 which symbolizes Chai or life, representing the multiple lives that will be affected by your gift. Y All gift amounts and naming opportunities are subject to change. All pledges may be paid in one to five installments. Y For more information and to check availability of the naming opportunity please contact JAFCO Children's Foundation Board Member and Capital Campaign Chair, Stewart Greenberg at 305-992-7000 or Gail Marlow, Director of Development at 1-866-JAFCO-KIDS. Y All monies received will be held in a restricted account to be used for the development and construction of the JAFCO Respite and Family Resource Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities. Up to 50% of each gift may be used to fund Special Needs program operations. JAFCO 15 JOURNAL The JAFCO Art in Motion Gala Makes a Big Splash Below: Delsie Lipton, a committed Raising $340,000 board member and JAFCO Godparent Above: Jacob's Ladder Honorees Kim & Leslie Kaminoff are members of both the JAFCO Founders and Godparent Circles and Leslie is a new member of the Board of Trustees of the JAFCO Children's Foundation. The Kaminoff's have been committed, generous supporters of JAFCO since 2001 and believe that the blessing of abundance is meaningless unless it can be used to help others. They have passed the torch of philanthropy onto their three children who have already shared their hearts with the children of JAFCO who are so blessed to have the love and support of this beautiful family. humbly accepted the Jacob's Ladder Art in Motion Gala Sponsors Award surrounded by the love of dozens Grand Patron of the Arts of friends and family members. She Robert & Sandi Morris has been the chair of the successful Gold Patron of the Arts JAFCO Andy Shultz Golf Classic Craig & Martine Zinn Tournament in Miami for the last four The Westin Beach Resort,Fort Lauderdale years where she has pinned a dozen Silver Patron of the Arts new JAFCO godparents. In the Lipton AKAM Living Services - Leslie & Kim Kaminoff tradition, Delsie's 3 children have also BankUnited been generous supporters of JAFCO. Dave & Ethel Sommer We thank the entire Lipton family for Bronze Patron of the Arts their love and commitment to benefit Joan Baxt the children of JAFCO. Greenberg Traurig, PA - Les Corwin & Marcia Langley Left: Martine & Craig Zinn have been JAFCO Godparents and supporters for over a decade. By supporting JAFCO, it gives them the opportunity to change the lives of young children who need their love and protection. The Zinns have hosted several fabulous JAFCO events at their Toyota and Lexus dealerships, most recently "The Night in the Fast Lane" event which was a tremendous success to benefit the children! Congratulations to Jacob's Ladder Honorees Craig & Martine Zinn. Hub International Pearlgreen Corporation - Larry Greenberg Florida State Senator Nan & David Rich Copper Patron of the Arts Aggressive Energy, LLC - Francine & Bill Jebaily Agree2Disagree Mediation & Arbitration Cindy Niad Hannah Akerman Senterfitt - Robert Zinn Continental Glass Systems - Mark Wisner Horr, Novak & Skipp, PA - David Horr Maltzman Foreman, PA - Darren Friedman Mase, Lara, Eversole, PA Bill & Susan Matz Dr. Ron & Deni Simon Solowsky & Allen - Richard & Louise Allen Towncare Dental - Dr. Mel & Mara Gober Warren Henry Automobiles Stephen & Helene Weicholz Patron of The Arts Michael & Andrea Berenson, Allen & Gila Chelminsky, Barry & Myra Cohen, JMA Consultants, Fred & Nancy Katzin, Hal & Rita Leeds, Maurice D. & Margie Plough, Jr., Charles & Sandra Simon Art in Motion Gala Underwriters Wine & Spirits Underwriter Family of Delsie Lipton Artist In Motion Underwriter Herb & Gloria Barker Band Underwriter Paul & Sandra Goldner Journal Underwriter David & Julie Kirschner Living Art Underwriters Bradley & Gail Cohen Arie A. Taykan & Company, Certified Public Accountants Right: Adam Goldstein, Royal Carribbean President & CEO was honored as the 2010 Corporate Recipient of the Jacob's Ladder Award. JAFCO is grateful for the support that Royal Caribbean has given us over the years and we were so honored to be selected as a recipient for the RCI's annual 2010 G.I.V.E. Day where 150 of their employees volunteered their time to give a welcomed painting and landscaping facelift to the JAFCO Children's Village. Left: Gala co-chairs Cindy Niad Hannah and Iris Raderman honored with roses for the beautiful night they created on behalf of the children of JAFCO. JAFCO 16 JOURNAL Photography Underwriter Roger & Dale Gandall Silent Auction Underwriter Edward & Bernice Wenger Fire Under the Stars Rooftop After-Party Delsie Lipton & Artie Weinstock Sweet Treats Underwriter Linda Kaplan Media Sponsor Lifestyles Magazine - Jim & Candy Norton 18 New Families Join the JAFCO Godparent Circle Below: It was standing room only during the Godparent pinning at the JAFCO Gala. (in alphabetical order, not all Godparents are pictured): Irene Abel, Bonnie & Norman Brooks, Susan & Norman Fixel, Phyllis & Eli Footer, Tami & Perry Isenberg, Bonita & Lewis Lepene, Maria & Frank Occhigrossi, Phyllis & Richard Odle, Susan & Jeffrey Postal, Elissa Spiro, Lorraine & Allan Smargon, Ilene Tessler & Geoffrey Weisbaum, Wendy & Steve Walin, Lourdes & Jeffery Weiner, Pam & Robert Weinroth, Bari & Michael Zahalsky, Marilyn & David Zinn and Karen & Tamir Zury. Exisiting Godparents who recommitted for another ten years were Stewart & Marlene Greenebaum and Steve Mutchnick & Cindy Niad Hannah who recommitted to be JAFCO Godparents for life. Candle of Hope Above: (L-R) Honored with the emotional JAFCO tradition, the lighting of the Candle of Hope, a four wick candle lit in memory of the 4 children who die each day in our nation at the hands of child abuse are JAFCO Godparents Stewart & Marlene Greenebaum, Bob & Sandi Morris, Susan and Joel Fass and Gayle and Stuart Rader. JAFCO 17 JOURNAL Honoring the JAFCO Founders Circle Lifetime Commitment of $100,000 or more Stephen & Helene Weicholz The David Posnack Foundation $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 Paul & Sandra Goldner Sam & Adele Borger $250,000-$999,000 $2,000,000 and up Edward Goldstein (in memory of Michelle Herman Goldstein) Gordon Family FoundationGary & Linda KratLouis J. & Helen Kuriansky Foundation Martin & Dina MahlerRobert & Sandi MorrisBenjamin & Fannie Schatz Larry & Deborah SilverCharles & Sandi Simon/Ron & Deni Simon Harold & Sylvia Solinsky David & Ethel SommerMitchell & Liz Taylor/Jack Taylor FoundationRalph Wohlgemuth $100,000-$249,000 Alan & Noni AufzienHerb & Gloria BarkerLilyan BerkowitzRalph & Anita Byer Daniel & Erhla CantorBarry & Myra CohenAbraham & Annie DavidMark & Norma David David & Minerva Davis Lieberman Schorr Family Foundation/Marny & Seth Dixon Daniel & Judy DobinJoseph & Shirley GleichPerry & Tami IsenbergLeslie & Kim Kaminoff Jerry & Claire Manowitz/Morris Family FoundationJudith Levis MarkhoffWilliam & Susan Matz Jim Moran FoundationIrving I. Moskowitz FoundationMaurice D. & Marjorie Plough, Jr. Harvey & Phyllis SandlerSteven & Vicki StolbergBarry & Susan Tatelman Arie A. Taykan CompanyJonathan & Jill WeinerEdward & Bernice Wenger JAFCO welcomes Tami & Perry Isenberg, Jill & Jonathan Weiner and Arie A Taykan Company to the Founders Circle! of blessed memory Annie Adler* Rabbi Solomon & Gloria Rothstein Estate of Ann Jacobs* Julia Atkins Estate* Evelin Rubin Charles* & Ruth Barbash Martin & Sara Sager Eli & Mona Habib Stanley & Amy Baumwald Simon Sapirstein Louis, Julia & Sheldon Haffner* Phil* & Beverly Berman George & Marjorie Schachter Tillie Hamelstein Estate* Eugene Blond* Sol & Mildred Schaikowitz Helen Holzer* Herbert* & Helen Borger Eileen Schary Alexander Janow* Samuel & Adele Borger Benjamin* & Fannie Schatz Lori Janow Celia Bradburg Lester & Susan Scher Beatrice Josephson Selma Brenner* Eugene Scheck Irwin* & Lila Kirschman Daniel* & Erhla Cantor Arthur* & Shirley Siegel Iris Klein Estate* Edward Carr Yale Estate* Gary & Linda Krat Charles & Sandra Simon Ruth E. Cohan Estate* Judith Kravitz Patricia Simon Philip & Marcia Cohen Nathan Singer Louis J. & Helen Kuriansky Foundation* Lillian Dash Estate* Frank Levine Estate* Harold & Sylvia Solinsky* Abraham & Annie David Leonard & Sandi Solomon Joseph & Arlene Makler David & Minerva Davis* Jerry & Claire Manowitz David & Ethel Sommer Daniel & Judy Dobin Ray & Kathe Mark Andrew Starr Estate* Anita Dritell Rita Messner Martin & Edith Stein Robert & Janet Fabricant Anna Miller Estate* Daniel & Susan Stone David & Sandra Feldman Lakie Miller Estate* Ruth Stroheim Estate* Dorothy Frankel Arie A. Taykan Roslyn Moinester Diane Friedman Bob & Marcia Neiman Mollie Waldman Estate* Phyllis Fure Arnold Nestel Estate* Norton & Anita Waltuch Nomee Furman* Randall & Kim Waltuch Abraham Samuel Obstbaum Mortimer Geisler Maurice D. & Marjorie Plough, Jr. Stephen & Helene Weicholz Charlotte Glassberg* Ruth K. Price Estate* Lucille Wiedman* Ruth Goldberg Enid Weinberg Edward Rickmann Trust* Irving & Vivian Golden Samuel & Rose Riemer* Armin Weiss Gulden Private Foundation William Rosenberg Estate* Joseph Weiss Gale Goldstein Tucker Sandra Rosenow Abraham & Fay* Zalcberg Maurice & Sylvia Gruber Estate* Lenore Rothman* If you have named JAFCO in your estate, please contact Gail Marlow, Director of Development, so that we may honor you as part of the JAFCO Legacy Circle. *of blessed memory JAFCO Legacy Circle JAFCO 18 JOURNAL Chapter Events and Happenings CHAPTER PRESIDENTS Palm Beach County Chapters South Palm Beach Judi Bukaitz 561-995-6954 North Palm Beach Marjorie Greenspan 561-741-0199 Janis Lax 561-744-9447 Florida Events Wednesday April 27, 2011 Plantation/Davie/Cooper City Chapter Broward County Chapters Century Village/Pembroke Pines Lois Marmelstein 954-450-0331 Davie/Plantation/Cooper City Sharon Wender 954-258-1904 East Ft. Lauderdale Joan Kaplan 954-522-4821 Marsha Levy 954-328-4295 Laurelle Waldman 954-472-2767 Hollywood Ellen Greenspoon 954-981-9482 Inverrary Annette Youngentob 954-486-8881 Kings Point Tamarac Sandy Richman 954-722-6286 Parkland/Coral Springs Symara Feldman 954-325-4453 Weston/West Broward Jennifer Alman 954-328-8052 Mara Gober 954-384-6691 Woodmont/Woodlands Carol Sirota 954-721-1114 Wynmoor Elaine Margolis 954-971-1979 Young Philanthropists Jessica Cohen 954-557-1923 Elizabeth Resnick 954-261-5095 Glamour Luncheon featuring guest speaker Jeff Tasker from Laura Mercier Where: Grande Oaks Golf Club, Davie Time: 10:00 am Cost: $50.00 pp Vicki Stolberg: 305-790-0633 Thursday May 5, 2011 South Palm Beach County Chapter Aventura/North Miami Chapter "Night in the Fast Lane" at Lexus of North Miami 9th Annual Mother's Day Luncheon Honoring Helene Weicholz, Caryn Marsh & Kim Weicholz Where: The Polo Club, Boca Raton Time: 10:00 am Cost: $90.00 pp Gail Marlow: 954-749-7230 ext. 137 Wednesday May 11, 2011 JAFCO Children's Village Tour Time: 10:00 am Rebecca Solomon: 954-749-7230 ext. 144 or email@example.com Thursday May 19, 2011 Century Village/Pembroke Pines Chapter Above: The amazing "Night in the Fast Lane" Committee hosted a fabulous evening of poker, scotch & cigars, boutique, stunning fashion show by "On My Own", and delicious food provided by Executive Caterers. The event hosted by Lexus of North Miami raised over $97,000 for the JAFCO Children's Village. (L-R) Arielle Biscayart, Aventura/N Miami Chapter President Miri Mazor, Vicki Stolberg, Monica Egozi, Grand Sponsor Steve Feder, Melissa Grosfeld, Gayle Egozi. Lunch & Card Party Where: Cafe on the Green, Village Reform Congregarion, Pembroke Pines Time: Noon Cost: $12.00 pp Lois Marmelstein 954-450-0331 Thursday June 9, 2011 Wynmoor Chapter Dade County Chapters North Miami-Dade/Aventura Miri Mazor 305-792-7530 Miami Beach/South Dade Glenda Krongold 305-534-0557 Luncheon & Card Party Where: Deerfield Country Club, Deerfield Beach Time: 10:00 am Cost: $25.00 pp Norma Ben-Rubi: 954-973-7712 Above: Sarah Franco, JAFCO Executive Director, and event host Martine Zinn welcome guests to enjoy a glamorous "Night in the Fast Lane". Founders Circle Reception Hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Steve Halegua of Coral Gables Dr. Steve Halegua and his wife Marla (center) are honored with the Motzi surrounded by the entire Simon family, JAFCO's founding family. They inviting the members of the JAFCO Founders Circle (lifetime giving of over $100,000), the JAFCO Board of Trustees, The JAFCO Children's Foundation Board of Trustees and JAFCO Chapter Presidents to be their guests for dinner at an intimate reception at the beautiful Mar a Lago Club in Palm Beach. Guests shared in the lighting of the Chanukah menorah on the last night of Chanukah celebrating the continuation of miracles in the lives of the children of JAFCO. JAFCO 19 JOURNAL Chapter Events and Happenings Below: The Wynmoor Chapter arranged for a very special event for members to view the Costume World Broadway Collection. The collection represents the creative artistry of the theater's most gifted designers and artisans featuring costumes from some of the world's most beloved stage shows. Chapter members enjoyed an interactive tour and presentation from Curator, Marilyn Wick (not pictured). Wynmoor Chapter Council: Phyllis Peck, Vivan Golden, Norma Benrubi, Council Chairwoman Elaine Margolis. Above: Bari Schanerman and Sarah Franco pinning new godparent, Darlene Wagner at the Aventura/North Miami Chapter's Annual Chanukah Miracles Luncheon at Zuckerello's Restaurant which raised $10,000 to help fulfill the holiday wishes of the children of JAFCO. Above: The 2011 King's Point Chapter elected officers were installed by JAFCO Executive Director Sarah Franco at a beautiful luncheon held at the Jacaranda Country Club. Back Row- Claire Weiner, Phyllis Schnitzer, Ilene Licht, Judy Becher, Charlotte Friedman, Sandy Richman, JAFCO Executive Director Sarah Franco; Front Row- Ellen Bernstein, Helen Kravetzky, Elaine Cohen. Above: The Davie/ Plantation/ Cooper City Chapter hosted a Dorm Shower at Hawk's Landing to collect much needed items for the 4 JAFCO children who will be graduating this May and beginning college in the Fall. Guests generously donated over $2,000 in gift cards so the children can shop for their college needs. Shower guests also had the unique opportunity to hear from guest speaker and well known OB-GYN, Dr. Corina Waldman. Below:The North Palm Beach County Chapter began the new year with the fun-filled 2nd Annual Jupiter Card and Mah Jongg Party to benefit the beautiful children of JAFCO. (L-R) CoPresident Janis Lax, Event Chair Ellen Brounstein, Co-President Margery Greenspan. Above: Radio personality and guest speaker Joyce Kaufman shares a special moment with South Palm Beach County Chapter Co-President Judy Bukaitz who hosted the dynamic evening at her beautiful home to benefit the JAFCO Children's Village. Below: Weston Chapter Co-President and Board of Trustee Mara Gober (2nd from left) pins new Goparents Susan Fixel, Marion Golen and Linda Salzberg at the "Annual Spirit of Life Luncheon" created in loving memory of Michelle Herman Goldstein to benefit the beautiful children of JAFCO. Above: Plantation's Heaven & Earth Salon raised over $3,000 in a Spa Day dedicated to JAFCO! Salon Owner Larissa Kline (pictured R with with Davie/Plantation/Cooper City Chapter Co-President Vicki Stolberg) and her loving staff donated their entire earnings for the day to the children of JAFCO. JAFCO 20 JOURNAL Above: Hostesses at the sold-out Annual Parkland Progressive Dinner help raise much needed funds and awareness for JAFCO as the delicious event moved from home to home throughout the neighborhood. (L-R) Lori Vetstein, Freida Goldstein, Susie Ankari, Karen Ritter, Symara Feldman, Robin Magaro, Fran Krasne, Lara Kreiger, Jandy Spiegelman (Not pictured: Mindy Schneiderman). Chapter Events and Happenings Below: Guests at the Weston Annual Wine & Roses Progressive Dinner enjoyed a nite of fundraising, food, and friends. Generous hosts opened their homes for dinner guests who learned more about the full continuum of child care offered by JAFCO for 350 children in the community. Liz Schneider, Event Chair Sandy Rizzo Weiner, Weston Chapter Co-President Jennifer Alman, Evelyn Beddow. Above: Villaggio event committee (Fran Schultz, Ingrid Jaffe, Shellie Bergman, Ellen Rutner and Robin Schwartz) hosted another sold out card party at Villaggio to benefit the children of JAFCO. Pictured L-R are guests Marion Taub, Fran Schultz, Carol Taub, Gail Weinstein, Thelma Gerstein enjoying a thrilling game. Annual JAFCO Golf Tournament Raises Over $32,000 "Fore the Kids" Golf Tournament Sponsor Jon & Jill Weiner Helping Hand Fnd Above: Century Village Chapter Board Members sponsored the Oneg Shabbat on Friday evening, March 11th at the Village Reform Congregation, Pembroke Pines Florida. (L-R) Ceil Katz, Marilyn Singer, Billie Zierler, Elaine Berman, Lois Marmelstein (President), Flo Altfield, Phyllis Weisbrot, Sheila Gruber and Frieda Meldtzer. (Not pictured: Selma Goldberg) Below: New Godparent Wendy Sternleib (R) joins South Palm Beach County Chapter Event Chair Flora Aranson at the "Live Your Best Life Luncheon". Guests enjoyed a lovely boutique and luncheon while learning about the fascinating life and career of Oprah Winfrey. Favor Sponsor Delsie Lipton & Artie Weinstock Silver Sponsor Richard & Louise Allen Solowsky & Allen, PL Putting Contest Underwriter Roger & Dale Gandall Driving Range Underwriter Jeffery & Lourdes Weiner Corporate Sponsors Flora Schnell-Upwingers Miller Family Foundation Bronze Sponsors Hal & Rita Leeds Lewis & Ellyn Robinson Golf Ball Sponsor Salomon & Lisa Susi Above: Annual Tournament Sponsor Jon Weiner of The Helping Hand Foundation and foursome Eric Weinsier, Jeffery Weiner, and Roger White enjoy a day on the green followed by an evening of cocktails, dinner, and entertainment at the 17th Annual JAFCO Golf Tournament. Salomon Roofing Below: JAFCO Young Philanthropist Chapter Co-President Jessica Cohen (R) enjoys a fun evening with JAFCO children's therapist Stephanie Farbman. The Hollywood event brought together several dozen young professionals in their 20's and 30's for an evening of philanthropy, networking and fun!. Above: Boca West Community Foundation Chair Arthur Adler presents JAFCO Executive Director Sarah Franco with a generous donation of $17,500 to sponsor two upcoming Bar Mitzvah's and a beautiful Passover Seder for the Children at the JAFCO Village. JAFCO 21 JOURNAL Above: Event Chairs Marcie Langley and Chris Miler host a fun Day of Beauty at Neiman Marcus for the South Palm Beach County Chapter. Faces and Places Below: Gail Marlow, JAFCO Director of Development celebrates with the fabulous 2011 Great Charity Challenge Equestrian Sponsor � the Spy Coast Farm Riding Team. JAFCO was one of thirty charities selected and came home with $18,500 in winnings thanks to the talented riders! Above: Whole Foods Market of Coral Springs Marketing & Community Specialist Jonny Rose and Store Team Leader John Evans presented Rebecca Salus, JAFCO Grants Specialist, with a check from the store's 5% Day during which over $1800 was donated to JAFCO. Above: As she became a Bat Mitzvah, Queenie Rich made it her mission to increase awareness and muchneeded funds for the JAFCO Village and children that so deeply touched her heart. Queenie's friends and family embraced her efforts and donated over $2200 in her honor to the JAFCO Bar and Bat Mitzvah Fund so that the children of JAFCO can also experience such a special simcha. Mazel Tov ! Below: At Temple Beth Emet's Annual Mitzvah Day families donated pillows and other needed supplies for the JAFCO Children's Emergency Shelter which provides a safe and loving environment for children who have been a victim of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Mitzvah Day Coordinator Donna Ruhl and JAFCO Assistant Director of Development Rebecca Solomon. Above: Aliza Novie and Linda Kaner, joined by friend Kerri Olinick, delivered hundreds of gifts donated by the Weston chapter to help the children of JAFCO have a bright and miraculous Chanukah. Each year this very special group works tirelessly to make sure the wishes of these precious children come true. Thank you for keeping the miracle of Chanukah alive! Above: Karen & Alan Feldstein, owners of After the Stork of Boynton Beach receive a JAFCO Certificate of Appreciation for their generous donations of brand new baby clothes needed for the newborn infants that arrive in the middle of the night at the JAFCO Children's Emergency Shelter. Right: On behalf of the children of JAFCO, thank you to the Sossin Family who lovingly donate tickets to multiple sporting events and other special outings throughout the year to the children living at the JAFCO Children's Village. Mazel Tov to parents Andrew & Samantha and big brother Jacob on their newest addition to the family, Judah! JAFCO 22 JOURNAL Above: Art With A Purpose Boutique & Gallery focuses its efforts on not only being a platform for local artists and designers but also creating cultural arts experiences for children. The Fashion Showcase & cocktail reception held at the Bal Harbour Shops was dedicated to helping fulfill the needs of the children of JAFCO. Rebecca Solomon, JAFCO Assistant Director of Development (L) and Art With A Purpose Boutique owner, Cristina Lama. Congratulations to the young adults who have been admitted to the JAFCO Bar and Bat Mitzvah Circle and to our other Mizvah Children! Emily Levine Madelyn's Mitzvah Kids Children Helping Children Below: For her Mitzvah project Emily Levine combined her love for dance with her philanthropic spirit. Emily reached out to friends and family asking them to join her for a dance-a-thon hosted by a Weston restaurant raising over $1200. After hearing about the JAFCO program for children with Developmental Disabilities, Emily chose to honor her cousin who has autism with her Bat Mitzvah project. Arielle Stein Above: For her Bat Mitzvah project, Arielle Stein, of Merrick, Long Island created and sold beautiful handmade note cards showing love, health, peace and happiness, all of the things she wishes her donation of $600 will help to provide for the children of JAFCO. Mazel Tov Arielle! Bryce Bloom & Hannah Cohen Above: These adorable first cousins had a joint birthday party and selflessly asked their guests to bring gift cards for JAFCO children for Chanukah instead of birthday gifts for themselves! They collected many gift cards to the stores that were on the JAFCO children's wish lists. These two young adults have certainly embraced the mitzvah of giving back to their community! Rebecca Joseph & Arielle Tetro Noah Barrick Stephen Berkner Garret Cohen Marshall Feingold Sam & Alex Friedman Tyler Grossman Hannah Hermansky Alex Kahn Hailey Karten Olivia Katz Scott Lazeroff Ryan Lockenbach Marlene Maloff Ben Marks Samantha Reisman Rachel Ross Aaron Scherr Ean Schwartz David Shub Jacob Snider Kayla Spiegelman Noah Srour Jonathan Wagner Zachary Wolfe Jonathan Zobel More Bar & Bat Mitzvah Circle Kids..... as of April 1, 2011 When Rebecca Joseph and Arielle Tetro of PA learned that their congregation, Temple Sinai, was putting on the production of "Annie", they decided that this was the perfect audience to reach out to for support of their Bat Mitzvah project which included 4-nights of selling flowers, balloons and more for the cast of the play. All the proceeds from the sales totaling over $700 went directly to help the children of JAFCO. All gifts directly benefit the children of JAFCO. All "Mitzvah Kids" and their families are invited for a private meeting at the JAFCO Village where they are presented with a framed certificate honoring them for helping save the life of an abused child. To plan your JAFCO Mitzvah project contact JAFCO Assistant Director of Development, Rebecca Solomon at Rsolomon@jafco.org. YThis page is dedicated to the late Madelyn Weil a wonderful human being and JAFCO Board Member who dedicated herself to helping the children of JAFCO. The thought of children helping other children touched her heart.Y JAFCO 23 JOURNAL You Can Help Us in the Northeast We invite your to help change the world for our children! Y Become a member of the JAFCO Speakers Bureau to help JAFCO educate our community about child abuse, raise awareness about the children of JAFCO and our expansion efforts in the Northeast. Y Make an annual membership gift to one of the chapters in your community to support the children's needs including food, clothing, therapy, medical care, education, recreation and any other needs they may have. Y Host a Parlor Meeting or Baby Shower in your home to make your friends aware of the work that JAFCO does in the community. You provide the guest list and the refreshments and JAFCO will take care of the rest. Y Become a Godparent by making a financial commitment of $1,800 per year for ten years and join the exclusive JAFCO Godparent Circle. Godparents are pinned with a beautiful custom made 14kt gold pin for men and women. Y Sponsor a Northeast JAFCO event including the NE Golf Classic, Special Women in our Lives Luncheon or any other event in NJ, PA, or NY. Y Underwrite the cost of a child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah or birthday party, a Shabbat dinner or a trip to Disney World. Y Create an endowment in your family name to ensure that JAFCO will be here to save the lives of generations of children to come. Y Make a planned gift - remember the JAFCO children when you are planning your legacy and leave a gift to JAFCO in your will with a gift of cash, stocks or real estate. Contact Director of Northeast Development, Rana Bell 610-397-8688 or Rana@jafco.org. Left: David Jay Jewelers opened their doors to introduce JAFCO to their customers at an evening of Chocolate, Champagne and Diamonds raising $1,100 to benefit the precious children that JAFCO serves. Pictured are (L-R) Ray Slobotkin, Scott Stein, Scott Slobotkin, Director of Northeast Development Rana Bell, Jay Slobotkin, and Rachael Schwartz. Thank you David Jay Jewelers! Below: Stacey Spitalnick, Dorine Wulwick, Susan Lipper, Long Island Chapter President Pearl Halegua and Linda Moskowitz joined 55 ladies as they enjoyed a day of "Fun in the Sun" that consisted of food, friends, Pilates, Mahjong and Canasta for the Long Island chapter of JAFCO. This Back to School event provided over $3,100 and school supplies to send the children of JAFCO back to school in style. Above: (Top to Bottom L-R) Friends Carol Sussman, Hostess Jennifer Toren, Debbie Dall, Dara Aronow, Susan Span, Dayna Horwitz, Jessica Greene, Roni Jaffe and Ari Jaffe came together to shower the babies of JAFCO with love at Jennifer's beautiful Baby Shower Brunch in Ambler, PA raising over $750 in addition to gift cards and baby supplies. Thank you Jen for this beautiful day for our babies! Above: Ruthi and Ben Cohen are already passing on the value of philanthropy to their daughter Eve who shared her 2nd birthday with the children of JAFCO, having friends and family donate gift cards to the JAFCO Children in lieu of gifts. Thank you to the Cohen Family for this special Mitzvah! JAFCO 24 JOURNAL For information regarding any of the Northeast events and fundraising, please contact Rana Bell, Director of Northeast Development at 610-397-8688 or visit www.jafco.org Northeast Events and Happenings Below: Over 50 ladies gathered in the home of Beverly Victor, of Northeast Philadelphia, for her "Fabulous Fall Luncheon" to learn about the children of JAFCO and raised over $5500 to support the children's ongoing needs. L-R: Michelle Simon, Terry Auerbach, Beverly Victor, Director of Northeast Development Rana Bell and Wendy Ruden. Above: 40 beautiful ladies took shelter from the winter cold at a heartwarming afternoon Tea Party at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia to benefit the children of JAFCO and Golden Slipper Camp by raising awareness and gift cards for summer camp supplies. CHAPTER PRESIDENTS Young Philanthropist New York City Amy Goffin 917-532-6670 Long Island/New York Pearl Halegua 516-319-0769 Philadelphia Rana Bell 610-397-8688 UPCOMING EVENTS Sunday, May 15, 2011 Philadelphia Chapter Below: West Hampton Synagogue members were introduced to the lifesaving work of JAFCO at a Sunday morning brunch. Rana Bell, JAFCO Director of Northeast Development thanks brunch sponsors Itchy and Helene Adelson for helping to raise awareness about JAFCO's efforts in the Northeast. Above: Rana Bell presents members of The Merrick Jewish Centre Sisterhood with a certificate of appreciation for their generous collection of gift cards and gift items for the children of JAFCO. Spring Into Summer Luncheon "Honoring the Special Women in Your Life" Green Valley Country Club, Lafayette Hill, PA Time: 10:30 am- 2pm Shopping Boutique, Raffles , Silent Auction and Keynote Speaker Philadelphia Native and JAFCO Foster & Adoptive Parent Deborah Tomaras Rana Bell 610-397-8688 Thursday May 19, 2011 NYC Chapter Skyline Soiree 5 Penn Plaza, 23rd Floor, Manhattan, NY Time: 6:30pm-9pm Cost: $75 pp Alexis Kaminoff at 917-468-9734 Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Philadelphia Chapter Below: Rana Bell, JAFCO Director of Northeast Development proudly places the beautiful JAFCO Godparent pin close to the heart of Cathy Backal of Voorhees, NJ. Cathy hosted a beautiful Sunday Morning Brunch for family and friends at her home to benefit the 350 children of JAFCO who are now officially her "Godchildren". 3rd Annual Northeast Golf Classic Talamore Country Club, Ambler, PA Time: 9:30 Shotgun Cost: $185 per golfer Rana Bell 610-397-8688 August 2011 New Jersey & Philadelphia Chapter Above: Jamie Lasky of Penn Valley, PA opened her heart and home to host a JAFCO Baby Shower to help raise awareness, gift cards and money to support our JAFCO babies who are placed in the Emergency Shelter. Pictured here (Bottom L-R) are Jamie Lasky, Marla Luterman, Lauren Ferst, Janie Ufberg, Jen Willner, Jodi Sandos, (Top L-R) Rachel Stein, Rachel Chadwin and Jody Woodbury. 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause Private Residence - NJ Shore Rana Bell 610-397-8688 August 2011 NYC Chapter 2nd Annual Fun in the Sun Day of Games Private Residence - Old Westbury, NY Rana Bell 610-397-8688 JAFCO 25 JOURNAL Adopting through JAFCO By Abbi Schorr, Jewish Journal Staff Writer A first smile, first crawl, first steps, and first words � these are all milestones that parents live for. For Wendy Berkowitz, these milestones meant something different. These moments were a long time in the making. A resident of Broward County, Berkowitz, 52 who divorced in her 30's longed to be a mother and didn't want the experience to pass her by, so she took matters into her own hands. Her mother, a member of the Kings Point Chapter of Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO), would constantly share the touching stories of the children of JAFCO. After much thought and consideration, Berkowitz decided she would become a foster mother. JAFCO holds a monthly introduction/ informational meeting for those who are interested in foster care and adoption. From there, potential foster/adoptive parents attend an intensive eight-week training program. The training identifies and trains participants on how to care for abused and neglected children. It also provides potential parents with all the necessary requirements needed to legally become a foster/adoptive parent. Some of these requirements include family consultations, criminal and financial background checks, home inspections, and physical and psychological examinations. Foster Care Licensing Specialist, Rebecca Salus said that out of the 25 initial participants, each step of the training process self-selects out more and more candidates until the ones who show the most commitment are left. For Berkowitz, her journey began in 2005, right when Hurricane Wilma hit, delaying her training until January 2006. After she turned in her paperwork, she was licensed in May of the same year and immediately become a foster parent to a baby girl. JAFCO's primary goal is to reunite children with their birth parents. This makes it bittersweet for a foster care parent. It is an achievement to have a child returned to their birth parent, but on the other hand foster parents are forced to part with a child they have bonded with. "It gets really tough because you become attached to the child. But at the end of the day you have to do what's best for the child, not what's best for you," said Berkowitz. In 2009 Berkowitz became a foster parent to a red-headed blue-eyed girl named Bree. "She was born in the back of a Winnebago while the mother was doing drugs," Berkowitz said. "She cried nonstop for six months of her life. It seemed like everything bothered her." With the support of her own mother, sister, friends and especially JAFCO, Berkowitz triumphed and finally adopted Bree in September. "JAFCO was my biggest supporter. The best part of JAFCO is the fact that I have met other parents who have been through the same process I have been through." JAFCO provides complete case management services for children and 24-hour on-call support to foster families. "Once the child is placed into a home, we don't close the case until the child is 18. We're in the home working with them supporting not only the parent, but the child as well," said Salus. For Berkowitz, the experience of being a mother was everything and more than she thought it would be. "It's scary; the unknown is scary. But you have to have faith that the right thing will happen," she said. Bree who is now two-and-a-half, is a happy little girl who enjoys "Dora the Explorer," birthday parties, reading and laughing; everything a toddler would enjoy. "Bree was the name given to her at birth. Her middle name is Victoria because she was victorious the day she was born, she's victorious now and the experience was victorious," Berkowitz said. For information on the adoption and foster care program, visit www.jafco. org. JAFCO Children Experience March of the Living and Birthright I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to be able to go to Israel on Birthright and connect with my Jewish Heritage. I was able to see everything I ever wanted to see. I had my Bat Mitzvah in a Kibbutz outside of Jerusalem, and met 40 incredible new friends during the trip. I am so proud to say that I actually climbed the infamous Masada, I floated in the Dead Sea, and rode a camel in the desert! Thank you so much 1,000 times! Love, Kayla JAFCO Courtesy of the Jacquie and Marty Lederman March of the Living Endowment 26 JOURNAL Going on the March of the Living was one of the most riveting and unforgettable experiences I have ever had the opportunity of participating in. This emotional two week journey gave me an inside perspective on my religious beliefs and who I am as a Jewish person today. Taking my first breath in Israel after visiting the devastation of the concentration camps was a moment I will not every forget. It completely changed my life and I'm very grateful to have gone on this trip. Love , Yoni JAFCO Board Member Mara Gober A native of Miami Beach and a "Beach High" alumna, Mara Hornreich Gober's passion has always been helping people that are less fortunate than she. As a child, Mara frequently would bring her classmates home for dinner when she learned that they were being raised by a single parent who worked long hours, late into the night. Not wanting them to be home alone and eating a sandwich for dinner, Mara would invite them to dinner where her father who was a big "kibbitzer" would make them laugh and feel comfortable. She knew at a young age that she was truly lucky to have the wonderful family she had and wanted to share the love and security that she felt in her home. Mara fondly recalls that one of her friends once described her as a "mender of broken wings", and that was certainly quite true. Mara's compassion for children led her to become an elementary school teacher and in that capacity she was devastated to learn that some of her students were being abused and neglected at home. In addition to teaching them academics, Mara worked extra hard with these students to not only improve their grades but also their self esteem, their self-respect and their self-worth. In 1995, Mara joined the JAFCO Board of Trustees, where today she is the Vice President. In addition she is the Co-President of the Weston Chapter of JAFCO, one of the largests chapter with hundreds of members. Mara's dedication to JAFCO keeps her busy all day long and several years ago she had a room in her Weston home converted into her personal "JAFCO home office". Mara has the full support of her wonderful husband Dr. Mel Gober, who is the owner of Towncare Dental & Main Street Dentistry with multiple offices located throughout the state of Florida. Mel is also deeply committed to JAFCO's mission and so proud of his wife's accomplishments. The Gobers have two adult children Dr. Shane Gober, already a JAFCO donor and planning to become a mentor to some of the children who are in college and interested in medicine. Their daughter JAFCO Board of Trustees Dr. Ronald D. Simon President Mara Gober Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Rabbi Bernhard Presler Alan Levy Richard L. Allen Allen Chelminsky Dr. Hyman Eisenstein Marge Flanz Vicki Freed Dorinne Gerstin Paul Goldner Alfred J. Katzin Delsie Lipton Jerry Manowitz Maurice D. Plough, Jr. Denise Simon Dr. Lisa Sirota-Weiner David Sommer Helene Weicholz Stephen Weicholz JAFCO Honorary Board Members Mara's passion has always been helping people that are less fortunate than she Haley and new son-in-law Adam followed in their philanthropic footsteps and became the second generation in the Gober family to become JAFCO Godparents, spiritually adopting all of the 350 children of JAFCO with a ten year pledge of $1,800 a year. In addition to their financial commitment to being JAFCO Godparents since 2000, Mel and Mara have a children's library named in their honor at the JAFCO Children's Emergency Shelter and recently made a second capital pledge to name the program director's office at the new JAFCO Respite and Family Resource Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities. "Mara has already introduced all of her family members and friends (from both Weston and South Beach) to JAFCO and after every vacation she is back at the JAFCO Village bringing in new people that she has just met", says Sarah Franco, JAFCO Executive Director. Prior to her involvement with JAFCO, Mara has served on the Board of Directors of CHAREE and she and her husband are proud supporters of AIPAC, Jewish Federation, IDF and many medical charities. The State of Israel is very important to her. It has been said that "it is when you give of yourself that you truly give" and Mara Gober has given so much of herself to JAFCO that words cannot express our gratitude to her. JAFCO 27 JOURNAL Madelyn Weil* Dave Davis Rabbi Michael Gold Fran Golden Claire Manowitz Ken Morris Benjamin* & Fannie Schatz Morris Small* State Rep. Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff Sandi Simon JAFCO Directors Sarah Franco, M.S. Executive Director Clinical Director Wendy Jenkins, L.C.S.W. Gail Marlow Director of Development Rebecca Solomon Rana Bell Assistant Director of Development Director of Northeast Development Yolande Wijtenburg Director of Communications & Office Operations *of blessed memory 4200 North University Drive Sunrise, FL 33351 NON-PROFIT ORG. U.S. POSTAGE PAID Ft. Lauderdale, FL PERMIT NO. 00513 for these exciting JAFCO Events SAVE THE DATE JAFCO 13th Annual Jacob's Ladder Award Gala December 3, 2011 Mar-A-Lago Club, Palm Beach, FL Annual Luncheon March 21, 2012 Jungle Island, Miami, FL Broward 954.749.7230 Dade 305.403.7015 Palm Beach 561.372.0103 Philadelphia/North East 610.397.8688 Fax 954.749.7231 Toll Free 1.866.jafco.kids www.jafco.org Time Sensitive Material Your Old Car Can Place a JAFCO Child on the Road to Independence As we help our children learn the critical skills they need to become independent, the last phase is helping them move into their own apartment or college dorm room. At this point, transportation becomes a critical factor, as our young adults must now figure out a way to get to school, work, doctor's appointments, therapy and to spend time with their friends. As part of our Independent Living Curriculum, the children do learn to take the bus, but the South Florida public transportation schedule can be limited and is not always safe late at night. Of course, our budget does not allow us to purchase cars for the children, but it does help so much when a car is donated! Cars that are donated for use by the children are deductible to the extent allowed by IRS Guidelines. So the next time your car dealer offers you a minimal trade in value on your car, please consider donating it to one of our children instead of selling it because..... To my JAFCO Family, For the last year and a half I have been living on my own and taking the bus to school and work, it hasn't been too bad except on rainy days I ended up soaked and sometimes at night it was a little scary being on the bus alone. The thought of having my own car would be a dream come true but I knew I would have to wait until a donated car came in and I also knew that a lot of other kids were waiting too. The other day I was sleeping and I got a picture message on my phone from Aunt Sarah. The picture was of a blue car and the message said: "congratulations on your new car!" I just could not believe it and blue is my favorite color. I immediately put it on my facebook page and my friends were so happy for me! They have been driving me everywhere and now I can return the favor. I feel so lucky and I am so very grateful to my JAFCO family for adding this to the long list of gifts you have given me in my life! xoxo K you may be the missing piece in a child's journey to independence. A copy of JAFCO's official non-profit registration and financial information may be obtained from the following state agencies; in Florida contact the Division of Consumer Services (registration #CH19241) at 1-800-HELP-FLA; in New York contact the State Department of Law Charities Bureau (registration #21-49-39) at 120 Broadway, N.Y., N.Y. 10271; in Pennsylvania contact the Department of State (registration #34017) at 1-800-732-0999.