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Volume 6 • Issue 1 • Wi nt e r 2010

2011 Campaign Ignites Community New Initiatives Power Up Giving

PRIDE, PASSION, POWER, PHILANTHROPY Our Federation’s Women

FEDSTOCK:

Two Days of Love and Nachas

What’s most important to you? Create Your Jewish Legacy

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Start-up Nation: Israel’s Economic Miracle’s Saul Singer and Tech Showcase Highlight Major Gifts “Evening of Power” 1

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elcome to the Winter edition of Chai Life, with news, photos and event listings to keep you connected to our Jewish community and your Federation family.

We’re proud to introduce our new glossy format with a fresher look and more reader-friendly format. While you’re exploring all the activity and innovations, don’t miss the Impact Report centerpiece ­— with the faces and places we touch every day through the generosity of our community.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 4

A New Season Ignites

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Fedstock: Two Days of Love and Nachas at Mizner Park Amphitheater December 18-19

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Major Gifts Evening of Power Event Showcases Israel’s Leading Edge

10 New Initiatives Power up Giving 13 Men Tee It Up Again at Boca Rio 14 Pride, Passion, Power, Philanthropy:

Opportunities for Every Woman

19 IMPACT 2011: The Power of Giving

From Feeding Neighbors to Lifelines Overseas

27 Find Your Passion to Create a Jewish Legacy

with the Jewish Community Foundation

30 Get Moving with Metro: The Perfect Vehicle for 20s-40s 33 Our Global Family: IOC & P2K 34 Federation in Action: Jewish Community Relations Council 35 Caring for All: Special Needs and Senior Services Updates 36 Strengthening Jewish Life through Learning 38 Synagogue ChaiLights 40 Corporate Sponsors


WEL C O M E TO C HAI LI F E This publication is produced by the Marketing & Communications Department of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

A WARM HELLO From Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, Chair of the Board We are part of a community that does not rest when others suffer. In the midst of the worst recession of our lifetime, our Federation made emergency grants to its beneficiary agencies so they did not have to turn their backs on our neighbors when they needed us most. And when we held food drives to supplement the local Forster Family Kosher Food Pantry, this community came through in flying colors— with an overwhelming response that exceeded all expectations. On behalf of the thousands of people

Help Victims of Israel's Wildfire

whose lives have improved because you care, all of us at Federation say THANK YOU.

values that donors have always supported, we have enhanced the ways in which you can participate. You will see them outlined in the pages that follow. From the new Pomegranate lebel for women, to Donor Choice and Adopt-a-Project initiatives, our Federation is moving

Please join us in providing relief for fire victims and their families. Make an emergency donation:

• Contribute online at www.jewishboca.org/israelwildfire • Mail a check to Donor Services c/o Israel Wildfire Relief, JFSPBC 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. Boca Raton, FL 33428 • Contact Donor Services directly at 561-852-3100 or donorservices@bocafed.org

forward—empowering and inspiring every Jew across South Palm Beach County to do the most good for those in need. We have the power to do good in our lifetime — and through our new Jewish Legacy program, we each have the power to improve life for future generations as well.

Chai Life Editor, Director of Public Relations Andrea Schuver Editorial Director/Senior Copywriter Patricia Como Creative Director Shanna Vinig Web & Multimedia Director Tom Sokolowski Senior Graphic Designer Alisha Riddle Production Specialist Paul Kranowitz

Chair Cindy Orbach Nimhauser Vice Chair, Financial Resource Development Ellen R. Sarnoff Vice Chair, Campaign Joseph Mishkin Vice Chair, Jewish Community Foundation David Pratt, Esq. Vice Chair, Women’s Philanthropy Meryl Gallatin Vice Chair, Planning & Allocations Stephen A. Mendelsohn, Esq. Treasurer David Kirschner Assistant Treasurer Al Gortz, Esq. Secretary Ted Struhl Assistant Secretary Debra Halperin

I believe we each DO have the power to change the world, life by life, day by day, donation by donation. And the best way I know how to do so is through our Federation. May we go forward from strength to strength.

Vice Chair Jill Deutch Vice Chair Wes Finch Vice Chair Carol Smokler President & CEO William S. Bernstein, MSW

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As the worst fire in Israel’s history raged and another blaze threatened our Sister City Kiryat Bialik, our Federation put out an immediate call for help.

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Downtown Boca Raton will be overflowing with love and nachas (pride) on December 18-19, at Fedstock, a groundbreaking, outdoor happening bringing the area’s Jewish community together as never before. Jewish Federations, synagogues, schools and organizations are collaborating to pack the beautiful Mizner Park Amphitheater for concerts with Matisyahu and Dudu Fisher, and a spirited festival day for all ages. “We’re thrilled to welcome all to two extraordinary days celebrating and showcasing our vibrant multi-faceted, multigenerational Jewish community,” said Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, Chair of Fedstock‘s presenter, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, which is proud to be partnering with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and the Jewish Federation of Broward County on the celebration.   Kicking off on Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m. will be Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed Matisyahu. A Billboard Top Ten Reggae Artist and composer of the 2010 Winter Olympics anthem, “One Day.” Matisyahu delivers bold, original performances inspired by universal and Jewish themes of peace and hope. Premium seats are $85; general admission is $35.

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PLATINUM SPONSOR

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 19, Fedstock will feature a free community festival, featuring local music, kosher food in the “Nosh Pit,” “Dr. W’s Kid Zone” Jewish-themed children’s activities; a lively “shuk” marketplace and a showcase of local synagogues, Jewish schools and agencies. Non-perishable food donations will be collected for distribution by the Forster Family Kosher Food Pantry of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, and children will be decorating the delivery truck.

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as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, Fisher’s repertoire includes traditional and contemporary Israeli tunes as well as Klezmer and Broadway offerings which play to sellout audiences around the world. Tickets are $100, $75, $55 and $35.

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Feel the love. Be part of the nachas. Everyone is invited! Concert tickets can be purchased at www.fedstock.com/tickets or by calling 1-866-571-2787. More information about Fedstock is available

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Power 2 011 MAJOR GI F TS E V ENT

FEATURING SAUL SINGER, CO-AUTHOR OF START-UP NATION: ISRAEL’S ECONOMIC MIRACLE

Innovation amid elegance awaits top donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County at this year’s Major Gifts Event, at St. Andrews Country Club on December 15th, 2010. The Evening of Power cocktail reception and dinner is the largest and most prestigious fundraising event of the Federation season. Saul Singer, co-author of Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, will provide an insider’s view of Israel’s global high-tech industry leadership. His book was lauded by Tom Brokaw as “. . . a playbook for every CEO who wants to develop the next generation of corporate leaders.” Israeli high-tech companies will also demonstrate their products in a “taste of entrepreneurship”. “We’re all aware and proud of Israel’s lead in technology, but our major donors are in for a unique view of the latest developments, their inside stories, and why Israel has the leading edge,” said Joseph Mishkin, Campaign Chair. “Israel’s rise to technological preeminence also provides us with critical lessons, courage and strength as we raise this year’s funds to meet more and greater needs.”

“We’ll explore and celebrate Israel’s latest accomplishments, as we honor and gain inspiration from our Federation families’ generations of generosity,” said Amy Ross. “The powerful combination of technology and tradition will make this a night to remember, and inspire our major donors as they work to address vital needs in our own community and beyond,” added Robin Rubin.

Gary & Robin Rubin, David & Amy Ross, Evening of Power Chairs

“As the economic climate continues to take its toll, even more people require our help with life-sustaining essential services,” added Ellen R. Sarnoff, Financial Resource Development Chair. “Our major donors’ compassion and generosity continue to inspire us all.” Chairing this innovative event are vibrant young leaders, Amy and David Ross, and Robin and Gary Rubin. Robin and Amy are daughters of Phyllis and Harvey Sandler, who have co-chaired the Major Gifts events’ highest giving level, the Prime Minister’s Council, since 2004. The event is also co-chaired by Pamela and Howard Kaye (Leadership Gifts), Mildred and Abner Levine (King David Society), Marissa and Jeff Hollander (Joshua Society), and Wendy and Robert Pressner (Crown of Judah Society). Making the night even more a family affair will be a Ketubah Society Hall of Fame display. This most esteemed new Society pays tribute to the individuals, couples and families who have made cumulative financial commitments of one million dollars or more during the Federation’s 31-year history.

Phyllis & Harvey Sandler, Prime Minister’s Council Co-chairs

Howard & Pamela Kaye, Leadership Gifts Co-chairs

Marissa & Jeff Hollander, Joshua Society Co-chairs; Wendy & Bob Pressner, Crown of Judah Co-chairs

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F E D E R AT I O N

CAMPAIGN

POWER UP!

Federation’s 2011 Campaign is Ready to Make an Impact. This year, our Federation has pulled out all the stops with inivative new ways to connect with longtime donors, while welcoming new members to our family. In the pages that follow, you will read about substantial changes to boost this year’s campaign to a whole new level of community involvement. We’ve also introduced a new tone for our messaging and the way we view fundraising. In a word it’s POWER— you have the power to feed, save, rescue, comfort, inspire, educate… change the world. We hope you will use your power this year to make our community and the world a better place to live. We can think of no better place to start than the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. It is time to rally!

Ellen R. Sarnoff, Financial Resource Development (FRD) Chair

Joseph Mishkin, Campaign Chair

POWER UP YOUR GIVING Four initiatives to strengthen your connection Our challenging economy and desire to appeal to a wider donor base has prompted our Federation to refresh, regroup and reenergize the annual campaign. While remaining steadfast to core values donors have always supported, we’ve enhanced the ways to inspire and empower you to do the most good for those in need, and to get the most fulfillment and meaning from your giving.

Donor Choice

Create a Jewish Legacy

You now have the opportunity to direct your annual campaign gift–or a supplemental gift–to one of three “impact centers”: Local Safety Net Services, Jewish Life and Learning, or Israel and our Global Family. Or, you can continue to give to our Traditional Campaign, which covers the full range of needs.

Legacy giving has always been one of the smartest, most effective ways to leave a lasting gift for the causes you care about. Your legacy can reflect everything most important to you. (more on page 27).

Adopt-a-Project This is an excellent opportunity for country club communities and other groups to bring to life a specific project that may otherwise go unfunded. Ask a Federation representative for a brochure listing projects in need of supplemental funding.

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Pomegranate: A new level of giving for women The new Pomegranate level and pin have been specially created for women who give a minimum annual campaign gift of $1,800. (more on page 17)


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Seventy-five key campaign leaders from throughout the Federation community sparked the 2011 season on November 15. Chaired by Arthur Goldberg and Barry Podolsky, Campaign Ignition inspired and educated them to face unprecedented needs and challenges, and prepared them with knowledge, skills and updated tools to be Federation Ambassadors. Our leaders learned with top experts Vicki Agron, former Senior VP of Development for JFNA; Misha Galperin CEO and President, Jewish Agency, International Development; and Amir Shaviv, Assistant Executive VP for American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); as well as Federation Executive VP Irv Geffen. They also took home a brand new Campaign Handbook to help keep the energy rising. Emotional, motivational and informative, this invigorating day – the first such event in seven years, put us all on track for a most promising fundraising year.

L-R: Arthur Goldberg, Campaign Ignition Co-chair; Joe Mishkin; Barry Podolosky, Campaign Ignition Co-chair

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invitation to Men:

Play at BocaRio Golf Club Tee it Up Again for a Great Cause

Men are again invited to enjoy the most exclusive local golf experience while helping to meet vital community needs, as the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County proudly presents the Third Annual Invitational Men’s Golf Classic at Boca Rio Golf Club. Event chairs Michael Block, David Kreisman, and Michael Lipton ensure that an extraordinary day awaits.

Monday, January 24, 2011 11:00 am Boca Rio Golf Club 22041 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton Couvert: $400 per person includes lunch, cocktails, dinner and awards reception A minimum men’s gift to the 2011 UJA/Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign is required to attend: $2,500 gift entitles one player $5,000 gift entitles player and a guest $10,000 gift entitles player and two guests $20,000+ gift entitles player and three guests Event Chairs: Michael Block, David Kreisman, and Michael Lipton 2011 Presenting Sponsor: Ronald A. & Evie Krancer 2011 Signature Sponsor: Ellen R. Sarnoff Steve Bedowitz Memorial Trophy Sponsor: Ron & Meryl Gallatin Corporate Sponsors: Gateway Insurance ISC Services Levitt Capital Management The Bedowitz Cup, donated by Ron and Meryl Gallatin in memory of Steve Bedowitz

Exclusive Media Sponsor: Boca Raton Observer

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For more information, please contact Jennifer Koenig at 561-852-3129 or jenniferk@bocafed.org

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D O R O T H Y S E A M A N D E PA RT M E N T O F

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY Pride, Passion, Power, Philanthropy – Our Federation’s Women As this year’s Women’s Philanthropy Chair, I am committed to extending our rich history of educating, engaging and inspiring others to enable human services that meet vital needs locally and overseas.

It is our obligation to help our women engage in Tikkun Olam and the mitzvah of giving. And that we do! Through outreach and education events, women discover their own giving capacity and the satisfaction of helping – and then give with pride and passion. Here at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Women’s Philanthropy raises more than 50% of our campaign dollars. Crown of Judah, Lion of Judah, Pomegranate and Community gifts allow us to make profound differences for so many, bringing hope of a better day, a better life. We are the “power of the collective.” We are fresh and innovative, and generous with time and dollars. Join us. Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy is Generously Sponsored by

Meryl Gallatin, Women’s Philanthropy Chair

Our Lions Roar Loudest at International Conference

More than 70 South Palm Beach County Lions headed to New Orleans for the International Lion of Judah Conference on November 7-11 – the LARGEST delegation at ILOJC! Chaired by Barbara Feingold, our delegation also enjoyed a special activities itinerary. Ellen R. Sarnoff received the prestigious Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award for Leadership.

Ellen R. Samoff surrounded by Lion sisters after receiving her award

(L-R): Barbara Feingold, Meryl Gallatin

(L-R): Jill Rose, Ilene Wohlgemuth, Cindy Orbach Nimhauser

(L-R): Emily Grabelsky, Amy Ross. Lions from all over the world brought and read books at schools restored after Hurricane Katrina

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Crown of Judah

Alan Dershowitz Continues the Conversation

LUNCHEON

Members of the Crown of Judah Luncheon Committee include: (Front Row L-R) Beth Mishkin; Wendy Pressner, Women’s Major Gifts Vice Chair; Amy Ross; Emily Grabelsky; Women’s Campaign Chair; (Back Row L-R) Phyllis Rosenstock; Kinnie Gorelick; Meryl Gallatin, Women’s Philanthropy Chair; Marleen Forkas; Phyllis Seresky; Shirley Solomon; Ruth Taubman; Barbara Wolk

In a beautiful tented garden overlooking a sparkling lake, one of the country’s most lauded speakers will continue a profound discussion with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s most philanthropic women on January 26, 2011. This year’s Crown of Judah Luncheon, at the home of M. L. Bedowitz, brings back Alan Dershowitz, a most distinguished Harvard law professor, defender of individual liberties and Jewish causes, author and media personality. “We’re excited and privileged to build on the great success of last year’s first Crown of Judah Luncheon just for women,” said Wendy Pressner, Women’s Philanthropy Major Gifts Vice Chair. “We can’t wait to continue the conversation we began there with Professor Dershowitz, on today’s most critical Jewish concerns.” “We’re also continuing the warmth and welcome of holding this exceptional event at an extremely elegant private home,” continued Pressner. “Last year’s luncheon sold out quickly at 120 guests, so those invited will want to RSVP early.” Professor Alan M. Dershowitz has been called “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s single most visible defender – the Jewish state’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion.” Upon presenting Dershowitz with the ADL’s William O. Douglas First Amendment Award, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel said, “If there had been a few people like Alan Dershowitz during the 1930s and 1940s, the history of European Jewry might have been different.”

The Crown of Judah recognizes women who contribute at the $10,000 level or above to the UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign. For more information about the event or the Crown distinction, contact Dina Burg at 561-852-5015 or dinab@bocafed.org. Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the generous sponsor of the Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy. Brown’s Interior Design, Ivan & Co. and Oppenheimer are the Luncheon’s generous sponsors. The Boca Raton Observer is Exclusive Media Sponsor.

Leona Brauser is First Clarice Pressner Crown of Judah Awardee

Leona Brauser

The first Clarice Pressner Crown of Judah Award will be presented to Leona Brauser at the luncheon. Named for the “professional volunteer” who founded the Crown of Judah Division 20 years ago, this award will recognize seasoned leaders whose enduring efforts have helped build Women’s Philanthropy into a powerful force at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. 15


Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy

Lion of Judah LUNCHEON

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s “pride” will celebrate the power of women’s philanthropy at the season’s much-awaited annual Lion in-gathering. Chaired by Dale Pratt and Judi Schuman, the Lions will come together at the Polo Club of Boca Raton, on Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. ­ Nancy Lublin, one of the nonprofit world’s most connected and globally-respected leaders, will share “Things Her Bubbe Taught Her.” Nancy is CEO of DoSomething.org, founder of Dress for Success, and author of Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business. The featured speaker has been generously underwritten by the Marleen Forkas Chair of Contemporary Jewish Issues. The luncheon couvert is $65, with dietary laws observed. A Lion level gift of $5,000 or above to the 2011 UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign is required to attend. Contact 561-852-6059 or christyn@bocafed.org. Online RSVP is available to www.jewishboca.org/lionluncheon

L-R: Judi Schuman and Dale Pratt, Lion of Judah Luncheon Co-chairs

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is the generous sponsor of the Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy. Brown’s Interior Design, Ivan & Co. and Oppenheimer are the Luncheon’s generous sponsors. The Boca Raton Observer is Exclusive Media Sponsor. Dorothy seaman department of women’s philanthropy

Discover the Powerful Roar

Enjoy a Special Time with Your Neighbors at the 2010-11 Lion of Judah Outreach Events Co-chairs: Lori Berman & Roz Silver For more details or to RSVP, contact 561-852-6090 or staceys@bocafed.org Boca Grove Lion of Judah Outreach January 10 • 10:00 am

Delaire Lion of Judah Outreach January 11 • 1:30 pm

Addison Reserve Lion of Judah Outreach January 10 • 11:00 am

Boca Pointe Lion of Judah Outreach January 11 • 3:00 pm

Bocaire Lion of Judah Outreach January 10 • 3:00 pm

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Gold Coast Lion of Judah Outreach January 11 • 10:00 am

Polo Club Lion of Judah Outreach January 12 • 10:00 am St. Andrews Lion of Judah Outreach January 12 • 10:00 am

Woodfield & Greater Boca Lion of Judah Outreach January 13 • 10:00 am Broken Sound/Mizner Country Club/Stonebridge January 14 • 10:00 am Boca West Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Outreach January 13 • 3:30 pm


The Pomegranate — a whole new level of giving The new Pomegranate level and the pin worn by it’s members have been specially created for women who help the Jewish community with an individual minimum gift of $1,800 to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Annual Campaign. The pomegranate, one of the seven fruits named in the Bible, is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the mitzvot or commandments found in the Torah. The ancient symbol was carved in the entranceways of the earliest synagogues, woven into fabrics, and hammered into silver and gold. The intricate covers for the handles of the Torah scrolls are called “rimonim” or pomegranates. Each woman making an $1,800 annual commitment may purchase the beautiful sterling silver pin for $150. By wearing this symbol, we are reminded of the Jewish lives we have improved, rescued and renewed. But, even more, it reminds us of the work that is yet to be done. For more information about the Pomegranate level, contact Eliza Prince Atias, Assistant Director Women’s Philanthropy, at elizap@bocafed.org or 561.852.3113.

Rebecca Appelbaum, inaugural Pomegranate Chair

Betty Apple, inaugural Pomegranate member

Marcy Robbins, inaugural Pomegranate member

Monica Goldstein received her Pomegranate pin on the P2K Mission to Israel 17


More than 80 women enjoyed an outstanding morning of fashion, friendship, spirituality and helping the community at Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton at Town Center on October 12, 2010. They heard from Rabbi Marci Bloch, viewed a style show and shopped with experts.

Women Strengthen Style & Spirit At Bloomingdale’s Morning

The Spirit and Spice outreach morning was the Rabbi Marci Bloch; Kim Greenbaum and Dawn Pollay, Spirit first event of the exciting and powerful season and Spice Event Co-chairs ahead for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy. It was also the first event of the 4th annual Spirit and Spice series, chaired by Kim Greenbaum and Dawn Pollay. Spirit and Spice returns to Bloomingdale’s on April 5th with a Passover cooking demonstration and tasting. For more information about getting involved with Federation women’s activities, call Dina Burg, Cantor Lori Shapiro; Monica Goldstein Associate Vice President of Women’s Philanthropy at 561-852-5015 or Eliza Prince Atias, Assistant Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy is Generously Sponsored by Director Women’s Philanthropy at 561-852-3113.

Wendy Pressner, Vice Chair, Women’s Philanthropy Major Gifts; Rebecca Appelbaum, Vice Chair, Pomegranate; Emily Grabelsky, Vice Chair, Women’s Philanthropy Campaign; Meryl Gallatin, Women’s Philanthropy Chair; Kathy Green, Vice Chair, Women’s Philanthropy Outreach

Kim Greenbaum and Dawn Pollay, Spirit and Spice Event Co-chairs; Jan Savarick, Boca Raton Community Hospital, Women’s Philanthropy Sponsor

, , Stacey Berger Debbie Appleton ’s Time Out om M Loren Szmiga, Co-chairs

Mom’s Time Out: New. Fun. Renewing. Sisterhood. Federation’s women’s programming has something brand new - just for mothers with children newborn to elementary school age to get together and carve out some time for themselves. Chaired by Debbie Appleton, Stacey Berger and Loren Szmiga, Mom’s Time Out’s first year offers five fun and engaging experiences. Bethany B

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The moms appreciated Finding Balance on October 13. On November 10, they made fabulous floral Chanukah centerpieces with help from Dalsimer Atlas Events and met with Yves St. Laurent make-up artists from Saks Fifth Avenue. Next, the moms head to the Red Tent for an evening of spiritual retreat on January 12. For more information, call Eliza Prince Atias, Assistant Director Women’s Philanthropy Department at 561-852-3113, email elizap@bocafed.org or visit www.jewishboca.org/mom.


The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

From feeding neighbors to enhancing Jewish life in our community to providing a lifeline for those in dire need, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County brightens lives with every donation. Find out just how much good is made possible through the generosity of donors throughout Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach. Flip through the pages of our latest Impact Report, get inspired— and get a glimpse of all of the faces and places we touch every day.

CONTENTS: Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs

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Local Safety Net Services

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Jewish Life & Learning

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Israel & Our Global Family

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nt books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he deserves • give a fellow Jew i ossible for a single working mother to send her children to day care • speak out against anti-Semitism • help to ensure that Iran does dicine every month • give a child with learning disabilities the summer camp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Jews in Yemen a eive critical home health visits every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help families m a war-torn community • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brig h a disability employment training • make it possible for a local family to give their child a Jewish education • give an elderly resident a a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Forme 1979, our Federation has raised distributed funds for not those a single working mother to send her children to daycare Since • speak out against anti-Semitism • helpand to ensure that Iran does secure nuc in need in our community, in Israel and in 70 countries throughout the nth • give a child with learning disabilities the summer camp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Jews in Yemen and Kyrgyzstan kno world. Thisahas always accomplished our traditional alth visits every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send young adult been on Birthright Israel • through help families rebuild after a hur Campaign fund. Recently, introduced “Donor mmunity • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certainAnnual that every local senior is invited to ahowever, Seder on we Passover • brighten our Jewish Choice,” which gives donors with a passion for a particular humaniployment training • make it possible for a local family to give their child a Jewish education • give an elderly resident a ride to the doc tarian need the optionhetodeserves direct their gifta to oneJew of in three areas of o is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare • give fellow the Former Soviet Un rking mother to send her children to daycare • speak outchoice. againstOf anti-Semitism help to and ensure that Iran does notstill secure nuclear course, all•donors prospective givers have the weap e a child with learning disabilities the summer camp experience of continue a lifetime to • give maketosure Jews in Yemen andCampaign, Kyrgyzstan but know that th option to thethe “traditional” Annual s every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send young adult Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or nowa everyone hasonthe power to choose. gnite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Je ning • make it possible for a local family to give their child a Jewish • give Centers an elderly rideprograms, to the doctors’ Following areeducation the three Giving andresident each ofatheir all of office • d • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he deserves • give a Annual fellow Jew in the Former Soviet Union a hot meal which make up our traditional Campaign. end her children to daycare • speak out against anti-Semitism • help to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weapons • make it po rning disabilities the summer camp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Jews in Yemen and Kyrgyzstan know that they do not stand ive a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • ke e for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere k ossible for a local family to give their child a Jewish education • give an elderly resident a ride to the doctors’ office • provide immedia ocal Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Former Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blank daycare • speak out against anti-Semitism • help to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Je summer camp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Local Jews in Emergency Yemen and Kyrgyzstan know that they do not stand alone • rescue a bo Assistance hma an inhaler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Than ke certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a Kosher Konnection: This hot kosher meal program for needy seniors every al family to give their child a Jewish education • give an elderly resident a ride to the doctors’ office • provide immediate aid to victims o weekday also offers much-needed opportunities for socializing. Up to 70 vivor receives the homecare he deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Former Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blanket • provide po seniors are served each day by about 29 volunteers. In partnership with the ak out against anti-Semitism • help to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn m Maeand Volen Center, The Jewish South alone Palm Beach County andin Tunisia mp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Jews in Yemen Kyrgyzstan know that Federation they do notofstand • rescue a boy Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. aler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving com every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, foreve Direct Financial Assistance: assistance aid is provided forof families e their child a Jewish education • give an elderly resident a ride to the doctors’ office •Emergency provide immediate to victims terror • he andFormer individuals financial who • areprovide having post traumat eives the homecare he deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Sovietexperiencing Union a hotameal andhardship a properand blanket difficulty paying for their basic itneeds including mortgage/rent, utility bills, ainst anti-Semitism • help to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weapons • make possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his h health aides and provisions In fiscal year 2009- p a lifetime • make sure the Jews in Yemen and Kyrgyzstanmedication, know that home they do not stand alone • rescuefora children. boy in Tunisia from desperate ng adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane earthquake keep the annualassistance, Thanksgiving community dinner fo 2010, 1,200orlocal residents•received financial an increase of 351 ior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed from the previous year. A program of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. ewish education • give an elderly resident a ride to the doctors’ office • provide immediate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Former Soviet UnionForster a hot meal and Kosher a properFood blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome cou Family Pantry: The Kosher Food Pantry delivers elp to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weaponsnon-perishable • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a items, as well as frozen Shabbat dinners, fresh fruit and challah ke sure the Jews in Yemen and Kyrgyzstan know that theyevery do not stand alone • rescue a boyisolated in Tunisia poverty • help a other week to families in need, andfrom poordesperate elderly, unemployed hright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors g adults and immigrants. The pantry delivers to 525 households (representing a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline 765 individuals), an increase of over 100 homes since last year. A program of

JEWISH FEDERATION ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Meets Three Areas of Vital Need.

LOCAL SAFETY NET SERVICES

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service.

More than 1,200 neighbors received urgent financial assistance from Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service in 20092010, many of whom lost their jobs and fell on hard times after the economic downturn in 2008. 20

Local Vulnerable Populations Director of Community Special Needs: A professional works with agencies, congregations and schools to obtain and enhance services for children and adults with disabilities; and to provide training and resources to help families become better advocates for their needs. Last year, more than 300 people and families received vital resources to address their individual challenges. A program of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.


in the Former Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome counseling to an IDF soldier • ma not secure nuclear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a300 widow in Kingspoint Through "HEAP," local seniorsdiabe and Kyrgyzstan know that they do not stand alone • rescue a boy in Tunisia from receive desperate Federation poverty • help funding a bedridden forwoman case-in Tbi s rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue workers who connect them to vitala fam ghten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed athat neighbor whothem lost herremain job • giveinan ad services help ride to the doctors’ office • provide immediate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start a new life in Israel • provide large-print boo their homes with dignity and safety. er Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome counseling to an IDF soldier • make it possib clear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine eve ow that they do not stand alone • rescue a boy in Tunisia from desperate poverty • help a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical ho rricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war-to future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor who lost her job • give an adult with a disabi ctors’ office • provide immediate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start a new life in Israel • provide large-print books for a ch nion Donna a hot meal andJewish a proper blanketSun • provide syndrome counseling to Assistance: an IDF soldierHolocaust • make survivors it possible for a sin Survivor Klein Academy Centerpost (Yadtraumatic b'Yad): stress Holocaust pons Yad • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine receive life-sustaining support, including personal care, every month B’Yad helps the growing number of students whose needs hey exceed do not stand alone • rescueavailable a boy ininTunisia from desperate poverty • helpmeal a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical home hea shopping, preparation and transportation for essential the accommodations a regular classroom. earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war-torn commun needs. Currently, 120 local households receive assistance Formal and informal requests are received in the SUN Center ews for everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor who lost her job • give an adult with a disability through caring, sensitive providers. A program of Ruth Rales employm approximately 100 students each year. In addition to • provide immediate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start a new lifeFamily in Israel • provide large-print books for a child who is goi Jewish Service. participation in the Yad B’Yad program, several families also andneed a proper blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome counseling to an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mot support services outside of school, such as speech and ossible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every month • give a child w Federation Transportation Services: 41,000 trips language therapy, OT, PT and social skills groups that place alone • rescue a boy in Tunisia from desperate poverty • help a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical home health visits every we per year are provided for the elderly and those with disabilities. an added financial burden on the family. eep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war-torn community • ignite a chil A trusted driver in a comfortable minibus brings them to doctor’s know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor who lost her job • give an adult with a disability employment training • ma Hillel Day School ETGAR Program: Etgar provides intensive the grocery other essential sites. This• make su ate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start a new life in Israel •appointments, provide large-print booksstore for aand child who is going blind intervention and services for children with moderate learning vital•service thefor elderly to continue live on to their ket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome counseling to an IDF soldier make itenables possible a single workingtomother send her child disabilities. Limited to eight full-time and 10 part-time students, 12 of own with dignity while providing individuals opportunities for disabilit ew to learn more about his heritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every month • give a child with learning whom receive essential financial assistance through Federation. socialization. A program the Jewish of • South oy in Tunisia from desperate poverty • help a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical homeofhealth visitsFederation every week give a child w Palm Beach nksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from aCounty. war-torn community • ignite a child’s love for Judaism Jewish Association for Residential Carelost (JARC) a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor who her job • give an adult with a disability employment training • make it possible fo Financial Assistance: Families with limited Subsidized Housing on Federation Campus: of terror • help immigrants start a newand life individuals in Israel • provide large-print books for a child who is the going blind • make sure aBoth local Holoca financialstress resources receivecounseling aid to participate in residential the Harry Weinberg Housetoand theher Shirley H. Gould ost traumatic syndrome to an IDF soldier • make it possible for&aJeanette single working mother send children to daycare vocational programs offered to adults with developmental more and about his heritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every • givesubsidized a child with learning disabilities the summ House offermonth government housing for 212 low-income a fromdisabilities. desperateNearly poverty • help a bedridden woman in Tbilisi criticaland home health visits weekor•disabilities give a child with asthma 40% of JARC’s residential clients (living in receiveseniors individuals with every handicaps who meet mmunity dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war-torn community • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certa either group or apartment settings) require this support. Currently, specific requirements. Residents do not receive funding from er lifeline • feed a neighbor lost herwho jobreceive • givevocational an adult with a Federation, disability employment make itbenefits possible forbeing a local family 26 JARC residents and 12 who individuals rather they training indirectly•receive from elp immigrants start a new life in Israel • provide large-print books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survi training benefit from Federation funding. located on the Federation campus. tic stress syndrome counseling to an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to daycare • speak heritage • Kavod: give a widow Kingspoint diabetes every monthCounseling/Vocational • give a child with learning disabilities Camp Highlyinqualified, nurturing staffmedicine ensure that Servicesthe summer camp experien poverty • help a teens bedridden woman in Tbilisi critical home health visits every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send children and with special needs enjoyreceive a successful camp or 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war-torn • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every lo experience through a myriad of activities on the Federation community Individuals and Families in Crisis: Professional counseling d a neighbor who lost her job • give an adult with a disability employment training • make it possible for a local family to give their ch campus and in community settings. Last year, nearly 100 is provided by an experienced staff of licensed clinical social a new life in Israel • provide large-print books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homeca children participated in the summer and winter/spring programs. workers and psychologists for children and adults. Individual or unseling to an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to daycare • speak out against anti-Semiti A program of Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center. grouplearning counseling, crisis intervention a program for those widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every month • give a child with disabilities the summerand camp experience of a lifetime with persistent mental illness are offered. A program of Ruth Ralesadult a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical home health visits every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young Adolph & Rose Levis Alzheimer & Adult Day Care: This full-time, Jewish Family Service. going strong • rescue a family from a war-torn community • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invit Monday through Friday program serves those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. A caring staff leads about 30 daily participants in enriching mental and physical activities and provides stimulating entertainment. Breakfast and lunch are served. A support groups is also offered for caregivers. Program of the Mae Volen Center.

Helping Elders Age in Place (HEAP): This program provides caseworkers (who often serve as advocates) to assist frail seniors in connecting with programs and services that can be of benefit. The goal is to help our elders age with dignity and safety in their homes. Currently HEAP serves approximately 300 elders through Federation funding. A program of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service.

Volunteer services/neighbor first: Over 300 volunteers provide transportation, telephone reassurance, home visits, food delivery and support to local people in need amounting to more than 30,000 volunteer hours per year. In addition to providing vital help, this program helps spread a deep sense of community and caring across South Palm Beach County. A program of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. Federation Volunteer Resource Center: Matches volunteers in our community with local agencies and programs of their choosing. Can be accessed at www.jewishboca.org/volunteers

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• help immigrants start a new life in Israel • provide large-print books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust surv • provide post traumatic stress syndrome counseling to an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to or a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every month • give a child with learn do not stand alone • rescue a boy in Tunisia from desperate poverty • help a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical home health vis a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor who lost her job • give a give an elderly resident a ride to the doctors’ office • provide immediate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start a new life in Israe e deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Former Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome against anti-Semitism • help to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more abo ummer camp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Jews in Yemen and Kyrgyzstan know that they do not stand alone • rescue a bo give a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • ke • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local seniorB’nai is invited a Seder on Passover •(BBYO): brighten our Jewish future • B’rithtoYouth Organization BBYO disability employment training • make it possible for a local family to give their child a Jewish education • give an elderly provides a place for teens to meet and learn important resident a rid arge-print books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he deserves • give a fello skills such as public speaking, event planning and time, o an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to daycare • speak out against anti-Semitism • help project and budget management. 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summer camp and pre-school financial aid, providing much-needed relief for parents who need extra assistance.

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play and interact with peers as they create memories to last a lifetime. Often, this aid is a true lifeline to families who need a safe and nurturing place for their children during work hours. Scholarships provided for Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center programs.


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and Kyrgyzstan know that they do not stand ek • giveBroward a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane and Palm Beach Counties. unity • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten with a disability training • make it possible for a local family to give their child a Jewish education • give an JEWISHemployment COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL (JCRC) rovide large-print books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he A Department of the Jewish Federation of South Palm seling to an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to daycare • speak out against Beach County eritage • give a widow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every month • give a child with learning disabilities the summer nisia from desperate poverty • help a bedridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical home health visits every week • give a Government Officials Advocacy: annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescue a family from a war-torn community • ignite Promotes relations with government everywhere know and they maintains have a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor who lost her job • give an adult with a disability officials and community leaders in order Currently, on large-print Campus keeps doctors’ office • provide immediate aid to victimstoofadvocate terror • help immigrants start a new life in IsraelHillel • provide for government funding, promote U.S.-Israel relations, life alive andto well the Former Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blanket • provide post traumatic Jewish stress syndrome counseling an IDFfor 6,000 to not safeguard Jewish community from terrorism. e that Iranand does secure the nuclear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • a college students acrossgive Broward and Each year, the JCRC secures government support for the make sure the Jews in Yemen and Kyrgyzstan know that they do not stand alone • rescue boy in Tunisia from desperate PalmaBeach counties. and its beneficiary agencies. a youngFederation adult on Birthright Israel • help families rebuild after a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know Iran Strategic Initiative: A well-coordinated, communitybased, comprehensive strategy that mobilizes both the Jewish and general communities in matters relating to Iran. Community Forums: On-going forums for members of the Jewish community to voice their opinions and have a dialog about relevant Jewish issues and those that affect our local community. 23


a new life in Israel • provide large-print books for a child who is going blind • make sure a local Holocaust survivor receives the home nseling to an IDF soldier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to daycare • speak out against anti-Semitis idow in Kingspoint diabetes medicine every month • give a child with learning disabilities the summer camp experience of a lifetime • edridden woman in Tbilisi receive critical home health visits every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young adult on ng strong • rescue a family from a war-torn community • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invited her job • give an adult with a disability employment training • make it possible for a local family to give their child a Jewish education • Jewish federations ofblind north america rovide large-print books for a child who is going • make sure(JFNA) a local Holocaust survivor receives the homecare he deserves • giv dier • make it possible for a single working mother to send her children to daycare • speak out against anti-Semitism • help to ensure tha The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances betes medicine every month • give a child with learning disabilities the summer camp experience of a lifetime • make sure the Jews in the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity isi receive critical home health visits every week • give a child with asthma an inhaler • send a young adult on Birthright Israel • help fa and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning). This structure helps allocate, evaluate and/or review national ily from a war-torn community • ignite a child’s love for Judaism • make certain that every local senior is invited to a Seder on Passover

ISRAEL & OUR GLOBAL FAMILY

agencies that seek funding.

The Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI)- core funding: For 80 years, the Jewish Agency for Israel has rescued Jews at risk and resettled them in Israel. Initially, JAFI’s role was paramount in setting up an economic and cultural infrastructure for the country which was still struggling for survival. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the Jewish Agency has facilitated the absorption of over one million new immigrants. Today core funding continues to provide a lifeline to Jews around the world with assistance including: absorption and resettlement of new immigrants, establishing global partnerships to strengthen communities in Israel, empowering at-risk Israeli youth, educational assistance and scholarships, business loans to create employment opportunities, counseling for soldiers and civilians suffering from post-traumatic stress and immediate aid for victims of terror. Our Federation also supports the following JAFI “elective” programs: P2K-Kiryat Bialik: Partnership 2000 (P2K) links the people and communal organizations in South Palm Beach County with Kiryat Bialik, a city in northern Israel (“our sister city”). The Partnership creates mutually beneficial relationships via the exchange of ideas, cooperation and participation in projects. Summer Camps in FSU: Tens of thousands of youngsters are introduced to their Jewish heritage, connecting them to an Israel experience and a sense of belonging. From a peak of 15,000 participants in 2003, that number dropped to 5,000 in 2009, a decrease of 65% due to the economic recession. This year, our Federation’s funding will allow about 170 children from Georgia to participate in a seven-day summer camp session which is supported almost exclusively through elective funding. MASA Israel Journey: MASA seeks to establish a new norm in the Jewish community – to send large numbers of college graduates and young professionals to Israel for a longterm Israel experience (4-10 months) – indelibly impacting the future of Jewish life, the structure of Jewish communities around the world, and the connection between the next generation of young Jews and Israel. This flagship educational program seeks to recruit thousands of young Jews from abroad into one of 160 long-term programs in Israel. Ben Yakir Youth Aliyah Village: Provides a warm, religiously-oriented home and school environment more than 120 boys at-risk— the majority of whom are Ethiopian immigrants ages 12-18. They are given food, shelter, clothing, medical care, as well as educational and therapeutic services. All activities are designed to foster selfconfidence, academic achievement and leadership skills with the goal of successfully integrating these youngsters into Israeli society.

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Nativ Immigrant Soldier Identity Program: A comprehensive educational program that bolsters immigrant soldiers’ sense of connection with Israel and their Jewish heritage. Many of these soldiers are not recognized as Jews by the governmental and rabbinic agencies of Israel. This seven-week program enriches their knowledge of Jewish history and tradition. An extension is available to help those interested to prepare for formal conversion to Judaism.


ecare he deserves • give a fellow Jew in the Former Soviet Union a hot meal and a proper blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndro sm • help to ensure that Iran does not secure nuclear weapons • make it possible for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • g The sure American Jewish Jointand Distribution • make the Jews in Yemen KyrgyzstanCommittee know that they do not stand alone • rescue a boy in Tunisia from desperate poverty • h (JDC) - core For 95rebuild years, after the JDC has n Birthright Israel funding: • help families a hurricane or earthquake • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 sen exemplified the principle that all Jewish people are to a Seder on Passover • brighten our Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline • feed a neighbor w responsible forresident one another. more than 70 • provide immediate aid to victims of terror • help immigrants start a new life in Is • give an elderly a rideActive to theindoctors’ office theinJDC its partners work to Jewish ve acountries, fellow Jew the and Former Soviet Union a rescue hot meal and a proper blanket • provide post traumatic stress syndrome counseling to an lives at risk, to Jews in need, bonds for a fellow Jew to learn more about his heritage • give a widow in Kingsp at Iran does not bring securerelief nuclear weapons • renew make itlost possible Yemen and Kyrgyzstan thatand theyhelp do Israel not stand alone • rescue a boy in Tunisia from desperate poverty • help a bedridden woma to Jewish identity andknow culture, overcome amilies rebuildchallenges after a hurricane or vulnerable earthquakecitizens, • keep the annual Thanksgiving community dinner for 500 seniors going strong • rescu the social of its most both r • brighten our non-Jewish. Jewish future • let Jews everywhere know they have a critical, forever lifeline Jewish and Our Federation also supports thE following JDC “elective” programs: PACT (Parents and Children Together) – Kiryat Yam: With no government agency responsible for the welfare of children in the early childhood age range, PACT addresses this need. Through interventions such as healthcare, after school programs, and at-home visits, PACT aims to close the educational and social gaps among children, and increase parental involvement. PACT typically supports about 135 Ethiopian-Israeli preschoolers, and 90 parents who are actively engaged. FSU Welfare Relief for Elderly and Children in Georgia: The JDC provides humanitarian aid – food packages, medical care, hot meals, fresh food, home care, winter relief and more – to supplement the inadequate pensions of needy elderly, especially for many elderly Jews not eligible for restitution funds because they are not considered victims of Nazi persecution. Currently, 171 JDC-sponsored Hesed Welfare Centers provide a crucial link for 168,000 poor elderly Jews across the FSU. Additionally, approximately 860 Jewish children with serious material, educational, developmental and/or familial hardships are reached through JDC relief programs. additional elective programs Ethiopian National Project – SPACE (School Performance and Community Empowerment): Ethiopian-Israeli youth in Kiryat Bialik receive assistance to help achieve equal opportunity and enable them to reach their full potential. Since 2007, our funds have been earmarked for scholastic assistance activities (72 students) and a Youth Outreach Center (80 students). CHAMAH: Humanitarian aid including medical and food assistance is provided to the elderly and homebound in the FSU. JDC Supports the Hesed programs run by CHAMAH. Our funding supplements their support allowing non-Holocast survivors to received aid. Program services include: soup kitchens, meals on wheels, supermarket food packages, food stamps and adult diapers.

“Many recipients of Hesed services in the Former Soviet Union are people with college degrees, doctors, lawyers, and engineers who spent their lives working for the government and today cannot live on their meager pension and must depend on the mercy of others. So please convey a message to your donors that they are literally saving lives.” CHAMAH President Rabbi Hillel Zaltzman

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TO CHANGE THE WORLD. Join nearly 10,000 do-gooders across South Palm Beach County by contributing your time or money to our Federation today.

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JEWISH COMMUNITY

FOUNDATION

Message from Foundation Leadership

For 30 years, the professionals and volunteers of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) have helped donors identify their areas of charitable interest and have provided the structure to ensure that each gift has maximum impact. Today, the Foundation has become the gateway for Jewish philanthropy in South Palm Beach County, the place where the charity-minded can find a partner to guide them. In 2011, we are reaching out to the community with our new Create a Jewish Legacy initiative, chaired by David Katzman, CPA; and Norman and Anne Jacobson, Honorary Co-chairs. The act of creating a Legacy empowers you to complete the work of your heart, and enjoy the peace that it brings. Whether it is a simple gift or one that requires sophisticated planning, we have the knowledge to help make every act of generosity count. Please call the Foundation at (561) 852-5020 to discuss your charitable interests. We want to help you accomplish your philanthropic goals. Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

David Pratt JCF Chair

Elyssa Kupferberg JCF Vice Chair

What’s most important to you? Create a Legacy that reflects it. If you look around our community you will see the legacy of caring Jews everywhere: the beautiful synagogues dedicated to every stream of Judaism; the 110-acre Richard and Carole Siemens Jewish Campus (which is home to our Federation, Jewish day schools, senior living homes, beneficiary agencies, etc.); and Jewish cultural and learning centers of all kinds. We are David Katzman, Chair, fortunate to live in such an enriching Jewish Create a Jewish Legacy community, and we owe the lion’s share of thanks to those of blessed memory who left a lasting legacy. The best news is you don’t have to give anything today to create your Jewish Legacy. A simple bequest or other gift at your death can make miracles happen! Jewish tradition teaches that one of our key responsibilities is to make the world a better place for future generations. One of the smartest, most effective and impactful ways to do this is through legacy planning. In fact, your legacy can reflect everything that is most important to you. The legacy planning process can bring about heartfelt conversations with your family and build deep bonds with peers, neighbors and fellow Jews. It brings us even closer together as a community that is dedicated to the idea that all Jews are responsible one for another.

The act of creating a legacy empowers you to complete the work of your heart and enjoy the peace that it brings. When you create a legacy through the Jewish Community Foundation, you ensure a bright and vibrant future for generations of Jews to come. Whether you are passionate about feeding the hungry, caring for the elderly, helping those with disabilities, supporting Jewish education, or providing a lifeline to Israel and our global Jewish family, you can leave a lasting testament to your generosity through a legacy gift. Ways to create a Jewish Legacy • Endow your Annual Campaign Gift • Create an unrestricted fund to provide for unforeseen needs and community emergencies • Direct your Legacy to an affiliated agency or a field of charitable interest for which you have a passion (for example: Local Safety Net Services, Jewish Life and Learning, Israel and our Global Family, etc.) • Combine approaches and endow more than one charitable interest Call for a free consultation Whether you are 35 or 95, you can create a permanent Jewish legacy at a much lower net cost than you thought possible. Charitable Planning Specialists at the Jewish Community Foundation are dedicated to making your philanthropic dreams come true. Make an appointment today. Call (561) 852-5020. 27


PAC Kicks Off The Year At Woodfield Country Club More than 100 local estate planners from varied disciplines gathered at Woodfield Country Club recently to launch another active year for the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). PAC Kickoff & Membership Drive Cocktail Reception Cochairs Linda Melcer and Seth A. Marmor, Esq. shared the podium with Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, Federation Chair; Marjorie A. Horwin, CPA, PAC Chair; and David Pratt, Esq., Jewish Community Foundation Chair. Together, they brought longtime members and many newcomers up to date on the ways PAC encourages and educates its clients about charitable giving through the establishment of new endowment funds, trusts, bequests, life insurance policies and IRAs on behalf of their clients. PAC is generously sponsored by Kaufman Lynn and One Thousand Ocean.

(L-R): Tom Katz, Esq.; Cindy Nimhauser, Federation Chair; Al Gortz, Esq.

(L-R): Seth A. Marmor, Esq. and Linda Melcer, PAC Kickoff Co-Chairs; Marjorie Horwin, CPA, PAC Chair; Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq., PAC Vice Chair

PAC Offers Valuable Services to All Current and Prospective Contributors It is with great honor and pride that we serve as the 2010-11 Chairs of the Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Committee (PAC). These legal, accounting and financial experts work to educate and assist local residents and professionals with planned giving. PAC members are available to speak with prospective donors about the most tax-efficient methods of planned giving, while taking into consideration each person’s desired financial goals. The charitable donations that result from this process benefit the Jewish Community Foundation, the Jewish Federation, its agencies and other charitable organizations. Properly structured planned giving results in enhanced income and estate tax savings. It is also a personally rewarding way to support the causes that speak to one’s heart. Best wishes for a happy new year.

Marjorie A. Horwin, CPA Jeffrey A. Baskies, Esq. PAC Chair PAC Vice Chair

Mitzvah Society

Cocktail Reception Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 Time: 5:30 p.m. Location: St. Andrews Country Club

(L-R): Thomas R. Kaplan; Richard Steinberg; Cindy Nimhauser, David Pratt, Esq., David A. Katzman, CPA, Create A Jewish Legacy Chair

Honoring David Pratt, Esq.

Co-chairs: Donald R. Tescher, Esq. Albert Gortz, Esq.

Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception is Generously Sponsored by: David A. Kirschner

PAC is Generously Sponsored by:

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(L-R): Eliot S. Popper; Craig Rubinstein; Michael Kaufman, PAC Sponsor, Kaufman Lynn General Contractors

For more information, visit www.jewishboca.org/mitzvah society


More Ways for Women to Continue The Work of Their Hearts South Palm Beach County has long led the nation in Lion of Judah Endowments (LOJE). In acknowledgement and appreciation of Jewish women’s growing, vital roles in philanthropy, the Federation has introduced the new Planned Giving and Endowment for Women’s Philanthropy Program. Building on LOJE, these expanded, diverse legacy-building opportunities empower women to complete the work of their own hearts and insure the survival and well-being of our larger Jewish family for future generations.

GUARANTEED INCOME FOR LIFE As Much as Double the Rates of CDs – or More!

It’s true. Through a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) with the Jewish Community Foundation, you can have a guaranteed stream of retirement income for life, derive substantial tax benefits and make a meaningful gift to the Jewish community. A minimum gift of $10,000 is required to participate in the program.

Family Turns Passions Into Legacies From building schools, to a new playground in sister city Kiryat Bialik, and far more, June and Monte Nathanson, their daughter Gail Greenspoon and her husband Warren, and their other family members are shining examples of philanthropy as a way of life that transmits L-R: Dr. Gail Greenspoon and mother June Nathanson: a to the next generation – and legacy of generosity back again. Gail’s endowment of her Lion gift inspired June to join her. By endowing her own gift, June will continue to support Israel and the local community beyond her lifetime and turn her passion into a legacy. Learn more about creating your legacy from Sheila Kushner-Sitkoff at 561-852-3120 or sheilak@bocafed.org.

Jewish Women’s Foundation Seeks Grant Applications and New Trustees

L-R: Ann Kelman, Marlene Silver; JWF Co-chairs

JWF of South Palm Beach County is accepting grant applications until December 31 for its 2011 cycle. Nonprofit groups may apply for support to address root causes of challenges faced by Jewish women and girls both locally and overseas. Priority areas are: Preventing Abuse, Leveraging Education, and Promoting Health & Research for medical concerns of Jewish women and girls, with emphasis on cancer.

SOME THINGS DO GET BETTER WITH AGE: Age/Rate Chart 65 - 5.3% 70 - 5.7% 75 - 6.3% 80 - 7.1% 85 - 8.1% 90 - 9.5%

Benefits of a Charitable Gift Annuity from the Jewish Community Foundation: • Receive guaranteed payments for life that are unaffected by interest rates and stock prices • Receive a tax deduction when you make your gift • Benefit from reduced taxes on your CGA income • Help ensure the continuity of Jewish life, vital programs and services!

To find out what your rate would be, please call the Jewish Community Foundation at 561-852-5020

Marjorie A. Horwin, CPA Partner

Leif Novie, CPA, JD Partner

Edward F. Smith III, JD Director

Michele P. Ferrara, CPA Director

JWF allocated more than $60,000 in 2010, and nearly $250,000 over the past five years. The group holds $350,000 accumulated assets and $590,000 in total commitments. Newcomers are welcome to join JWF’s approximately 50 hands-on Trustees, who have equal say in selecting and supporting programs that address their most passionate concerns with their collective resources. JWF has also approved a new Junior Trustees initiative for younger women. Grants will be announced on March 16, 2011 at JWF’s Granting Wishes Reception. Contact 561-852-6069 or maureenm@bocafed. org, or visit www.jewishboca.org/jwf

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DIVISION Welcome to Metro’s New Destinations Metro is the perfect vehicle for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s – individuals with ideas and energy looking to make meaningful Jewish connections. Whether you’re on the fast track to professional success, seeking to make an impact on our Jewish community, or just looking to get on board with like-minded peers, you’ve come to the right place. I’m proud and excited about Metro’s expanded opportunities. Together we’re networking and learning from experts, growing businesses and enriching family life, developing leadership and forging meaningful friendships – all while strengthening our Jewish community, and learning about and helping our larger Jewish family. Explore Metro’s three tracks: Metro Business, Metro Community and Ben Gurion Society. Whether your South Palm Beach County ties are decades old or newly established, whether you’re new to Federation, ready become more active or looking to renew your connection – make your plans to come to at least one great event this year. Get involved with YOUR community. It’s OUR time! Welcome aboard to new destinations for OUR generation! Metro Division is Generously Sponsored by

Pam Cohen Metro Division Chair

Young Adults Reach New Destinations at Metro Kick-Off Nearly 120 members of our vibrant 20s to 40s Jewish community were on the move making new connections as Metro Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County kicked off a season of dynamic programming on September 21. The guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, great company and networking at THE LOFT at Congress, a brand new Boca Raton event space. They also heard learned about Metro’s expanded offerings in the season ahead, from Bryan Drowos, as well as Ken Pritzker - who chaired the evening with his wife, Michele.

2011 Metro Division – Save The Dates

JANUARY

APRIL

“TUESDAY SCHMOOZE DAY” Metro Family Event

Tuesday, January 11, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Tentative; Sunday, April 3 www.jewishboca.org/metrofamily www.jewishboca.org/metroAsia

FEBRUARY

“Tuesday Schmooze Day”

Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

“Tuesday Schmooze Day” www.jewishboca.org/metroAsia

Tuesday, February 8, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. www.jewishboca.org/metroAsia

Michele and Ken Pritzker, Metro Kick-off Chairs

Bryan Drowos, BGS Event Co-chair; Gadi Soued, Vice Chair Metro Community; Pam Cohen, Metro Division Chair; Dan Levine, Vice Chair Metro Business

MARCH Metro business NETWORKING series*

MAY Ben gurion society event*

Tentative; Thursday, May 12 www.jewishboca.org/bgs

Thursday, March 10, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. www.jewishboca.org/networking * Minimum Gift Required

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Linda Schwartzman, Metro Family Event Co-chair


On Your Mark. Get Set. Connect. Metro Business Speed Networking Young local business professionals made fast connections via Metro Business with an evening of cutting edge SPEED networking on November 10. After a reception in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus, they moved through rapid rotations of several minutes each with new colleagues – thanks to Chair Devon Cohen, who chaired the evening, and the donated services of FastNetworker.com. For more about getting moving with Metro Business, contact 561-852-3109 or jessicar@bocafed.org. Metro Division is generously sponsored by The Sandelman Foundation. Metro Business is generously sponsored by CM Graphics, ISC and TD Bank.

(L-R): Dan Gudema; Devon Cohen, Speed Networking Event Chair; Stu Taub, Metro Business Sponsor, ISC Services

(L-R): Glen Golish, Logan Mondshein

Tuesday BUSINESS

METRO BUSINESS NETWORKING LOCATION:

7600 West Camino Real

2010 - 2011 SCHEDULE DECEMBER 14 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

COUVERT:

JANUARY 11 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

$10 per event for all Ben Gurion Society and Tikkun Olam Society Donors

FEBRUARY 8 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

$15 per event for non-donors or donors that give less than $365 to the 2011UJA/Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Annual Campaign.

Couvert includes wine, beer and sake, as well as delicious light Asian fare. • Asia is ORB certified.

APRIL 11

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by visiting

www.jewishboca.org/metroAsia For more information, contact Jessica Roof at 852-3109 or jessicar@bocafed.org

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BOWLING AFTERNOON LAUNCHES METRO FAMILY PROGRAMMING Across 40 bowling lanes, 160 family members of all ages from throughout the Jewish community reunited with old friends while making new ones at Metro’s Family Bowling event on Sunday, October 17. Chaired by Linda Schwartzman and Rachel Rudensky, the afternoon at Strikes Bowling Alley in Boca Raton launched the Federation’s Metro season family activities. They enjoyed bowling, kosher food, and quality family time. They also heard from Gadi Soued, Metro Community Vice Chair, about how families can help those in need, from our neighbors to our larger family across the globe. “We were delighted to see Jewish residents from diverse backgrounds, neighborhoods and denominations all together as a unified community,” said Soued. “This is a true reflection of the Jewish Federation as an organization Jews from all streams coming together to help Jews all over the world.” Metro Division is generously sponsored by The Sandelman Foundation. For more information about Metro opportunities for young adults and families, contact 561-852-3109 or jessicar@bocafed.org.

(L-R): Gadi, Sophia and Sara Soued; Hal Klein, Elliot Koolik and Neil Meisel; Jeffrey, Josie & Dalia Fixler; The Meisel Family

FEDERATION’S YOUNG DONORS VIEW DOLPHINS IN LUXURY A real summer treat was in store at Sun Life Stadium for members of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Metro Division’s Ben Gurion Society Donors. The Dolphins’ generosity provided a fitting thank you to these young, generous donors and leaders, who watched the preseason action with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from a posh executive suite. They thoroughly enjoyed meeting and mingling, with great food, drinks and, of course, Dolphins football! (L-R): Dan Levine, Gadi Soued, Hal Klein

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(L-R): Greg and Nancy Gefen

(L-R): Hal Klein, Congressman Ted Deutch


IOC & P2K IOC: Israel & Overseas Committee Led by Chair Betty Kane and Vice Chair Carlos Romero, the IOC Committee coordinates the Federation’s activities and funding for Israel and Jewish communities around the world.

P2K: Partnershp 2000 Though 6,500 miles away, our Federation’s Sister City, Kiryat Bialik, keeps getting closer through bonds of friendship, collaboration and understanding. Since 2002, our P2K program has been building and fortifying this “Living Bridge” through professional, women’s and student exchanges. Driven by volunteers in both communities, P2K is chaired locally by Ann Kelman and Yossi Ende.

P2K Gift of Bomb Shelter Dedicated in Kiryat Bialik From creating a playground to opening a new bomb shelter and far more in between, through Partnership 2000 South Palm Beach County shares meaningfully in the broad spectrum of (L-R): Yossi Ende; Mayor Dukorski; Gidi Shilo, KB P2K Co-chair unveiled life in Kiryat Bialik. the dedication plaque On a summer visit, P2K Co-chair Yossi Ende and IOC Director Dana Vizner were on hand to dedicate the bomb shelter donated by our Federation for KB’s new city building. KB Mayor Eli Dukorski expressed profound gratitude, citing “a true partnership of personal encounters.”

Sisters across the Globe During a remarkable week in October, women from our Federation visited and traveled in Israel with sisters from Kiryat Bialik in this year’s P2K Women to Women Exchange. Mission chair Rebecca Appelbaum, Rabbi Jessica Brockman, Monica Goldstein, Melissa Romero and Dina Schwartz were joined by new Assistant Director of Women’s Philanthropy, Eliza Prince Atias. Their trip highlights included an audiovisual night show at the David Tower, cooking lunch with Ethiopian olim and participating in Israel’s first Susan G. Komen Walk to End Breast Cancer. The Kiryat Bialik women visited our community during Purim.

Government Leaders Join Israel Independence Day Event Planning Elected officials and their staff from federal, state, county and city governments gathered with Jewish Community Relations Council leadership on December 3 in a planning meeting for a May 9, 2011 Israel Independence Day community event. (L-R): Seated: Susan Whelchel, Mayor of Boca Raton; Burt Aaronson, PBC Commissioner; Aaron Nevins, (State Sen. Bogdanoff). Standing: Tara Laxer and Stuart Silver, JCRC staff; Melissa Williams, (Rep. Pafford); Rabbi David Steinhardt, JCRC Chair; Rep. Steve Perman; Wendi Lipsich, (Cong. Deutch); Eli Brill (Rep. Abruzzo); Al Jacquet, (Rep. Bernard); Danny Rogers ( Rep. Perman); Mark Katz (Cong. West); Lewis Goldberg (Cong. Hastings) 33


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ADVOCACY Jewish Community Relations Council As the Federation’s community relations, public policy and advocacy voice, the JCRC educates the public, engages government officials and fosters advocacy on issues from world affairs and Jewish security to vital community needs. The JCRC is a member agency of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community. The JCRC is chaired by Rabbi David Steinhardt.

Rabbi David Steinhardt

“Standing Room Only” at Candidates Forum

Congressman Ron Klein

Congressman Elect Allen West

Jewish voters crowded Temple Beth El on the evening of Oct. 19 to hear from candidates seeking federal, state and county offices on November 2, and to learn about referendum issues. The nonpartisan biennial event was again co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its JCRC, along with National Council of Jewish Women and four Boca Raton-based synagogues. Congressional candidates U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, U.S. Rep. Ron Klein and challengers Joe Budd and Allen West engaged in spirited exchanges. They were joined by others seeking State Senate, State Representative and school board positions. Topics of interest to the Jewish community covered the economy, health care, taxes and social security, and particularly Israel.

Bruce Brodsky, Co-Chair, Candidates Forum; Rabbi Jessica Brockman; Stuart Silver, Esq, JCRC; Fred Schwartz, Esq.; and David Robbe asked the candidates carefully prepared questions.

JCRC Hosts Israel’s First Bedouin Diplomat Ishmael Khaldi, Policy Advisor to the Foreign Minister of the State of Israel Avignor Liberman, spoke with leaders of South Palm Beach County’s Jewish community at a JCRC briefing on October 29. Khaldi provided a unique perspective on Israeli issues, as a Muslim and as Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat. In a message primarily of hope and unity, he conveyed his belief that differences in people’s cultures and religious beliefs cannot stand in the way of the “Israeli family.” “Israel isn’t a perfect country and its strength is in the human spirit that combines myriad ethnic minorities and backgrounds that make the country great,” said Khaldi. He further stated that particularly now when Israel, their country, is facing many challenges such as delegitimization efforts, Iran, Stuart Silver, Esq., JCRC Director; Ishmael Khaldi; Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, Chair, Jewish Federation etc., Israeli Arabs have a shared responsibility to stand up and to speak up for the State of Israel. of South Palm Beach County; Rabbi David Steinhardt, Chair, JCRC 34


Federation Joins National Campaign to Fight Efforts to Delegitimize Israel Through the Federation’s efforts, the Jewish communities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach, Florida are proudly joining an unprecedented campaign to fight back against growing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has become a co-sponsor of the Israel Action Network, an initiative of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in cooperation with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). The Israel Action Network is a major continental initiative to protect Israel against a vicious campaign that seeks to isolate the Jewish state in the international arena, and which utilizes boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) as its principal tools. The Israel Action Network, in concert with the JFNA and the JCPA, will help prepare communities address urgent situations, and to develop long-term strategies to promote a fair and balanced understanding of Israel and Middle East issues. “Our Federation board has enthusiastically endorsed and committed funds to support this new JFNA program to counter assaults on Israel’s legitimacy,” said Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “This

initiative will provide powerful resources to maximize our effectiveness and impact. A unified voice and broad coordinated efforts are vital to combat negative messages and activities, and to build and maintain support for Israel at this time.” “Delegitimization of the State of Israel is one of the most serious and critical challenges facing the Jewish state and its supporters today,” said Kathy Manning and Jerry Silverman, chair and president/CEO, respectively, of JFNA. “The anti-Israel activists and groups may be transitioning their focus away from the battlefield to the boardroom, but their ultimate goal remains the same – the destruction of Israel. This is not simply about criticizing particular Israeli policies. It is existential. We cannot allow them to continue to bear false witness against Israel.” “Our advantage in this effort is our ability to leverage the Federations’ and JCRCs’ unique community-based infrastructure and relationships throughout the broader society,” said Dr. Conrad Giles and Rabbi Steve Gutow, chair and president, respectively, of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. “We will be able to mobilize and affirmatively lead the conversation, exposing the real goal of the anti-Israel activists.”

Department of Special Needs

2nd Annual Family Day Sunday, February 13 , 2011 Disabilities know no economic or administrative boundaries and neither should their responses. To this end, The Department of Special Needs at the Jewish Federation of SPBC has been a community pioneer in establishing innovative approaches to significant problems through the development of new knowledge, the advancement of new partnerships and the support of programs that bring together different agencies and organizations. One exciting upcoming event is the 2nd Annual Special Needs Family Day on Sunday, February 13th featuring food, speakers, a resource fair, children’s activities and more! Participants will have an opportunity to learn what educational, vocational, social, recreational, and housing resources are available in our community and network with other families and professionals. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Dr. Michelle LaRocque at michellel@bocafed.org or 561-8523175.

Senior Services Two years ago, our Federation created a Senior Services Advisory Committee to identify and meet the needs of the most “senior” Jewish population in the country. The 2009 Senior Services Study publicized these needs along with comprehensive recommendations to address them. One recommendation, a user-friendly guide to area senior services, is now a reality. Our Federation collaborated with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and its Jewish Women’s Foundation to produce a directory of service providers throughout Palm Beach County, known as Living Well: The Essential Guide to Senior Services.

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EDUCATION Steven Schauder Named Director of Federation’s New Jewish Education Department The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has welcomed Steven Schauder to the new position of Director of Jewish Education. A leader in Jewish education for youth, adults, families and professionals for more than two decades, Schauder was selected to continue the Federation’s long-standing active commitment to local Jewish learning and continuity.  Schauder most recently served as Executive Director of the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches. Among the highlights of his eight years at the Commission, he engaged the community in many diverse new initiatives including innovative outreach programs designed to help families with young children and teenagers better connect to the Jewish community; creative methodologies for improving the quality of Jewish education and teacher training in synagogue schools; and new uses of social media to link local learners to Jewish learning.  ”With Steve’s tremendous experience, dedication, creativity and proven leadership, we have much to look forward to,” said Cindy Orbach Nimhauser, Federation Chair. “Jewish education is sure to grow and thrive even further in South Palm Beach County.”

Congregational Teachers Explore “Changing the Landscape of Learning: Using Technology” Technology has radically changed the way we live, and education must adapt accordingly to effectively reach and teach our students. On October 24, “Changing the Landscape of Learning: Using Technology” offered South Palm Beach congregational school teachers professional development workshops on digital technologies such as presentation applications, social networking, Hebrew goes digital, Web 2.0 tools and creating class websites.

Local Day School Leaders Among 1,000 At National Conference On Excellence And Affordability (Front Row L-R): Hilary Arenstein, DKJA Director of Admissions; Suzanne Rice, HDS Director of Development; Sharon Kamber, DKJA Associate Head of School for Institutional Advancement; Jennifer Miller Morse, DKJA Board; Lesley Zafran, DKJA Board of Trustees President; Mark Shaffer, DKJA CFO/Business Manager. (Back Row L-R): Jane Neubauer, DKJA Director of Communications; Karen Feller, DKJA Head of School; Rabbi Perry Tirschwell, WYHS Head of School; Shimmie Kaminetsky, WYHS Executive Director; Steven Schauder, Director of Jewish Education, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County; Daniel Katz, HDS Board President; Rabbi Samuel J. Levine, HDS Head of School 36

Thirteen professional and lay Jewish education leaders from South Palm Beach County joined more than 1,000 representatives of the day school movement in Baltimore for the 2010 Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education Assembly on October 24-26. From Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA), Hillel Day School (HDS), and Weinbaum Yeshiva High School (WYHS), they returned with tools and ideas in many areas, with emphasis on furthering their efforts toward excellence and affordability.

School Leaders Discover “Service IS Learning” Heads-of-Schools, Principals and Directors gathered at the Federation campus on November 17 for a “Service Learning” workshop. Cathryn Berger-Kaye wove together civic responsibility, Judaic principles, student leadership, literacy, respectful school communities and effective teaching strategies for engaged youth while creating a dynamic classroom experience for students and teachers. Education in action, Service Learning moves students from “I have to” to “I want to,” and gives each child or teen a way to experience success. “Serve Them Pizza, They Will Come”: Federation Teams Up with Jewish Student Union (JSU)

Over the past three months, the JFSPBC has been working with the Jewish Student Union to help unaffiliated teens connect to the local Jewish community. With its motto of “Serve them pizza and they will come,” the Jewish Student Union (JSU) establishes clubs in local high schools where they come into contact with large numbers of teens not currently served by local synagogues or other youth groups.  The goal of JSU is to meet these teens where they are and help them move along a continuum of experiences so that they consider more significant ties o the Jewish community in adulthood.  Under the leadership of Rabbi Josh Broide and Daniel Mesa, JSU intends to connect with thousands of Jewish teens in South Palm Beach over the upcoming school year. 


2011 March of the Living Offers Adults Unforgettable 5-Star Journey

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Adults from Palm Beach County are being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in the 2011 March of the Living with a special Adult Bus trip. The unforgettable experience will include the annual March from Auschwitz to Birkenau, alongside thousands from all over the world on Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, and celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in the Jewish homeland. Rabbi David Steinhardt will lead this remarkable trip for the Southern Region of the March of the Living from April 27 to May 11, 2011, along with seasoned Holocaust educators from the March of the Living and the Melton Adult Mini School’s international offices.

On Sunday, November 7th, 400 Jewish communities from all around the world united in observing the Global Day of Jewish Learning. The day celebrated the completion of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s 45-year quest to translate the Talmud from the original Aramaic and ancient Hebrew into Modern Hebrew and English.

For more information, contact Jack Rosenbaum at 561-852-6045 or jackr@bocafed.org, or visit www.molsouth.org.

“New Israel-Diaspora Relationship” is Focus of Monthly Hartman Institute Sessions at Federation For a fourth year, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is providing intellectual enrichment and leadership development for local experienced and emerging leadership through a partnership with the Shalom Hartman Institute. There are still openings for this year’s program on “Engaging Israel: Paradigms for a New Israel-Diaspora Relationship.” The program, underwritten by Dorothy Seaman and Rabbi David Steinhardt, explores the complex and complicated relationship between Diaspora Jews and the Sate of Israel. Engaging Israel aims to equip participants with a Jewish values vocabulary, refining our skill to articulate why Israel and Zionism are fundamental to Judaism. Led by internationally renowned faculty of the Jerusalem-based institute, monthly sessions take place on Sunday mornings from 10:00 am to noon on the Federation campus. If you would like to attend on December 12, January 16, February 13, March 6, April 10, and May 15, contact Steven Schauder at stevens@bocafed.org or 561-852-3128.

Hundreds of South Palm Beach County residents participated in this historic event through opportunities coordinated by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and sponsored by Boca Raton Synagogue, B’nai Torah Congregation with the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh with Temple Emeth, Congregation Shirat Shalom, and Temple Beth El.

Melton Educator Honored at “Tea & Study Session” for 18 Years Over the past 18 years, more than 850 local adults L-R: Rabbi Morey Schwartz, Marion Hirschmann, have graduated from the Steven Schauder Federation’s Florence Melton Adult Mini-School (FMAMS). Many of them were fortunate to have learned with Marion Hirschmann, who was honored recently at a “Tea & Study Session” sponsored by the Federation’s Melton Alumni Association. Rabbi Morey Schwartz, International Melton Curriculum Coordinator based at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was on hand for the celebration. More than 150 South Palm Beach County students are currently enrolled in the acclaimed international 2-year program and post-graduate courses being held at B’nai Torah Congregation, Congregation B’nai Israel and at the Sandler Center on the Federation campus. Melton has also just introduced New Foundations, a one-hour Saturday morning class for young parents raising Jewish children. 37


2010-2011 SYNAGOGUE UPDATES Boca Raton Synagogue (O) 7900 Montoya Circle, Boca Raton (561) 394-5732 – www.brsonline.org The BRS Outreach Revolution: On November 12, Boca Raton Synagogue launched a fantastic new program called “Share One Shabbos.” In an effort to connect with unaffiliated Jews in our community, BRS members were encouraged to invite someone to Shabbat dinner. More than 200 families responded and hosted anywhere from one family to 15 people. The feedback from both hosts and guests has been incredible and plans are underway for the next program. For information on more of our FREE beginner programs for all ages, please visit www. MyJewishExperience.org. Inspire yourself to inspire others!

Rabbi David Englander and the Schneider Family

B’nai Torah Congregation (C) 6261 SW 18th Ave., Boca Raton (561) 392-8566 – www.bnai-torah.org Friday Night Live!: B’nai Torah Congregation’s first ever Friday Night Live was a smashing success. The congregation’s normally fantastic services were preceded by a Munch & Mingle where congregants and prospective members could get to know and schmooze with the clergy and lay leadership, and was followed by a festive “Create Your Own Pasta” Shabbat Dinner. More than 600 people attended services and more than 300 people attended the dinner. The next Friday Night Live will be January 28, 2011, 5:30 p.m. Congregation B’nai Israel (R) 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton (561) 241-8118 – www.cbiboca.org Annual “Feed The Hungry” Feast Serves Thousands: The charge of tikkun olam (repairing the world) is one that Congregation B’nai Israel commits to wholeheartedly. CBI’s Kantor Family Center for Justice sponsors programs like the annual “Lori Sklar Mitzvah Day,” a day dedicated to acts of lovingkindness such as monthly collections for Jewish military servicemen and women overseas.  At this year’s “Feed The Hungry” program on Tuesday, November 23, CBI staff members, congregants and volunteers partnered with  Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church to serve a Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings to more than 3,000 community members in need. It was an evening filled with food, fun and long-lasting memories. 

Congregation Shaarei Kodesh (C) 19785 Hampton Drive, Boca Raton (561) 852-6555 – http://shaareikodesh.org School Named for Ruth and Lewish Davis: Congregation Shaarei Kodesh will name their the 2010-11 religious school in a ceremony on Sunday, November 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the synagogue. The school will be named The Ruth and Lewis Davis Religious School in honor of the parents of member Judi Schneider. Judi’s mother, Ruth Davis, is also a congregation member. The celebration will start with a dedication followed by a short program by the religious school students. The families and board of directors of Shaarei Kodesh welcome the opportunity to show their appreciation to the Davis family for their commitment to the synagogue and its children.

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Congregation Shirat Shalom P.O. Box 971142, Boca Raton, FL 33497 Hebrew School Students Remember Kristallnacht: In remembrance of Kristallnacht, survivor Mr. Ernest Kan talked about his experiences with Hebrew School sixth and seventh graders. Rabbi David Degani explained to the students, “You are the last generation to have the privilege to hear firsthand accounts of the Holocaust. It is now your legacy to carry forward.”   Kol Ami Reconstructionist Congregation (RE) 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton  (561) 392-0696 - www.kolami-bocaraton.org One-Man Show Portrays Historic Friendship: Kol Ami is presenting “Eddie,” the story of the unlikely and historic friendship between Eddie Jacobson and Harry S. Truman, and the impact it may have had on the U.S. recognition of the state of Israel. This one-man show features Marvin Starkman as Eddie Jacobson. A single performance will be held on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Building. Tickets are $22 per person. Mail checks to Kol Ami, P.O. Box 810504, Boca Raton, FL 33481.  Temple Beth El of Boca Raton (R) 333 SW 4th Ave., Boca Raton (561) 391-8900 – www.tbeboca.org Torah Project Excites Temple Members: With the help of Sofer On Site Rabbis Moshe Druin and Menachem Bialo, Co-chairs Tracey Grossman and Aline Fisher held an informational meeting to help congregants get involved with Temple Beth El’s Torah Project. The project, which will officially kick off on January 30, 2011, will involve the writing of the temple’s new Torah scroll with members dedicating a part of the Torah that is meaningful to them.

Temple Emeth (C) 5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561) 498-3536 – http://temple-emeth.org Welcome to Cantor David Moses Presler: Temple Emeth is proud to announce the appointment of Cantor David Moses Presler who has served Conservative congregations in the New York area for the past 25 years. His wife, Shira Flam, is an actress, singer and star of the Yiddish Theater. David and Shira have been the featured entertainers for the Holocaust community in New York, Queens and Long Island. Cantor Presler has an extensive education in the field of music, a degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, and is a doctoral candidate at Yeshiva University in Jewish education and administration. Temple Sinai (R) 2475 W. Atlantic Blvd., Delray Beach (561) 276-6161 – www.templesinaipbc.org Kristallnacht Observed: On Tuesday, September 9, the Palm Beach County community was invited to attend a Commemoration of Kristallnacht at Temple Sinai. The program consisted of readings about Kristallnacht presented by Rabbi Greg Kanter and members of the congregation. Cantorial Soloist Margaret Schmitt, organist Dr. Keith Paulson-Thorp and the Temple Sinai Choir presented music appropriate to the theme. As part of the ceremony, Holocaust survivors were invited to light candles. Approximately 200 people from the community attended this commemoration.

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Chai Life - Winter 2010 Vol 6 Issue 1  

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (jewishboca.org) Chai Life Winter 2010 Vol 6 Issue 1

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