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2011 Annual Report

– Elie Wiesel


Compassion is...


...Building a Stronger Community Together

We are pleased to present our 2010-2011 Annual Report to our community prior to beginning our 50th anniversary year. As we move towards this major milestone, we reaffirm our mission to strengthen Jewish identity, energize the relationship with Israel, and meet human needs that are uniquely the obligation of the Jewish community. We work every day to create a caring, open and vibrant Jewish community...a community that is respectful of the diversity of our members...a community that is proud of our religious and cultural heritage...a community that lives and breathes Jewish values, and is connected to Israel and the Jewish people. As Jews, we are called upon to be a light unto the nations, and we’re proud to be able to say that over the past year we have done that in many ways, great and small. We attempt to ground all of our actions on four core values which form the bedrock of who we are as a people: gemilut Hasadim – caring for and supporting Jewish people, everywhere; tzedek – social justice; tikkun olam – the repair of the world for all humankind; and limud torah – Jewish learning. These values, so inherent in our past, important to our present and vital to our future, will continue to inform the heart and soul of our community and its members, embodying the strength of the Jewish people as we journey together into the future. Last year we accomplished achievements that demonstrate our values in action. We funded local partner agencies, and their programs and services that fed the hungry, assisted our frail elderly, helped the unemployed, connected people to Jewish life

and supported families with special needs. We funded Jewish education, local social service programs, dynamic teen programs, and Israel and overseas initiatives, and responded to human crises. We comforted...we inspired...we rescued.

But we need to do

better.

As Federation is poised to begin its next 50 years, we must reach out even further to extend our network of caring to more of those in need, engage the next generation in Jewish life, better facilitate bringing together our people and give a voice to every member of our extended Jewish family, so that no one is ever turned away. With your help we can capitalize on the progress seen in 2010–2011, and move our community-building vision into the strong, vibrant future we all want for our children and grandchildren. Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary year in 2012. Help us work to fulfill our mission. Help us build a strong foundation for the future. Help us continue to be a light unto the nations.

Together

we can fulfill our vision.

Mark F. Levy President

Jeffrey L. Klein Chief Executive Officer

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Federation is...

…at the heart of community-building, with passionate volunteers and professional leadership who are focused on creating a rich, vibrant, engaged and connected Jewish future.

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We are the place where

conversations are started, ideas are formulated, and actions – for the betterment

of Jewish life – begin.

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Federation Does... ‌the important job of working to make our community and the world a better place by acting on our shared Jewish values of compassion, philanthropy and responsibility to care for those less fortunate.

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We reach

out

and engage the Jewish community – at home and around the world. Last year: ■ The Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI) offered a variety of community-wide social events and service learning projects for local middle and high schools students. - College Caravan, a 48-hour tour, gave high school students an overview of Florida universities from a Jewish perspective. - Jewish Student Union clubs, official, student-run public school clubs, each with a faculty advisor and slate of elected officers, helped local Jewish teens find each other and themselves. - Our four-week Gesher Hai (Hebrew for living bridge) program provided local teens with a chance to touch – and be touched by – the land and people of Israel. - The week-long Young Ambassadors Program connected teens, grades 9-12, from the greater Palm Beaches and our partnered communities in Israel’s Tzahar Region, creating new friendships and lifelong memories. -

Teens participated in the Bonim Fellows Youth Leadership Mission to Israel, a 10-day trip providing volunteer and leadership opportunities to local teens, selected in a competetive process, in our partnered communities in the Tzahar Region, returning inspired and engaged.

- “Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing!” used Judaism to enrich the lives of 56 girls, drawing on Jewish tradition to give them a place to feel safe, articulate their questions and concerns, have fun and be “real” with their peers. ■ The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Planned Giving & Endowments department’s inaugural mission to Israel showcased the good works of Federation funding, and connected local business people to Israel – and each other. Professionals experienced Ramla, Tel Aviv, our Partnership 2Gether region and Jerusalem on this week-long Israel experience. ■ The Ewa & Dan Abraham Project broadened the scope of Jewish education and outreach in the greater Palm Beaches with innovative programs and classes on Israel, Jewish history, family life, holidays, current events, culture and spirituality for all ages and interest levels. ■

The Volunteer Shlicha (emissary), in our community from her native Israel as an ambassador to bridge the Jewish communities of the greater Palm Beaches and Israel, shared her love and knowledge of Israeli culture, accomplishments, history and geography with all age groups, resulting in stronger Jewish identity and a more vibrant connection with Israel and Israelis.

■ The Emerging leadership Project (ELP), an innovative program designed to inspire and develop the next generation, graduated its first class of future leaders of our community.

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We make an indelible imprint on the face of the Jewish community, and create meaningful community agendas, activities and opportunities for advocacy. In 2010-2011: ■ The Business & Professions Division (B&P) engaged members of the business community, provided opportunities for professionals to make valuable connections and build relationships, and raised funds for Federation. - A series of Friday Networking breakfasts, each hosted by a specific B&P division – attorneys/legal, financial services, healthcare or business/industry – were held, with canned food items brought by participants donated to the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service kosher food pantry. ■ Our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) served as lobbying firm, bridge builder and social activist on several issues, including: - -

Working for the passage of the state’s Scrutinized Companies law, which prohibits companies from getting contracts in Florida if they had more than $1 million worth of business with Iran; Hosting a special Seder with the African-American community to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in the U.S.

We work to build community every day, bringing dignity, hope and comfort to people’s lives. During the past year: ■ More than 49,000 Meals-on-Wheels were provided. ■ The Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches (JWF) funded Issue-Awareness and Signature Grants to improve the status of Jewish women and girls here at home and overseas. Funding recipients included those whose programs will help build skills in problem-solving and leadership, empower and spread respect, open and foster conversations on healthy relationships, and create change and promote fair practices for Israeli women. They also responded to the need for a single resource for seniors by funding “Living Well: The Essential Guide to Senior Services in Palm Beach County,” a publication that contains 33 service category listings to help the country’s 300,000 seniors – and those who care for them – find the help they need from providers. ■ 440 volunteers enhanced the reading skills of 3,700 elementary school students in more than 40 area schools through the Anne & Sam Klein Jewish Coalition for Literacy.

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■ Client subsidies were provided through partner agencies so frail elderly with limited means were able to access a wide variety of aging-in-place services, including home health care, case management, adult day care, bath visits, medication management and counseling. ■ The Chaplaincy program fulfilled the spiritual needs of our community by visiting hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, prisons and facilities for the disabled.

We care for people in need, and

fund Israel and overseas initiatives. Last year: ■ In our partnered community of St. Petersburg, Russia, Adain Lo kindergartens offered top-quality education with a Jewish curriculum; its summer camps provided the opportunity for city-based children – primarily from lower socio-economic backgrounds – to spend two to six weeks in the countryside, developing Jewish identity. ■

A total of 675 children in the Tzahar Region, 6-18 years old, participated and experienced the benefits of Youth Futures, developing motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence, improving scholastic achievements and strengthening their abilities to finish school and take matriculation exams.

The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah developed activities around the study of Jewish mysticism in a very broad and international context, promoting the recognition of Tzfat as its world capital. Its educational programs attracted 30,000 visitors, including delegations from Palm Beach County. Additionally, a dozen programs for hundreds of participants throughout Palm Beach County, with different audiences at various venues – business professionals at a downtown office building, retirees at synagogues and the JCC, and college students on campus – were presented by the center’s director during his visit to the greater Palm Beaches.

■ Comprehensive early childhood services were provided to more than 350 Ethiopian-Israeli children, birth to six years old, participated in the Parents and Children Together (PACT) program, providing educational and social services; another 415 from second to sixth graders were involved in PACT Plus, which reinforces literacy and math skills. Federation also supported after-school programming and outreach centers for middle- and high school-age Ethiopian-Israeli teens in partnership with the Ethiopian National Project. ■ Jewish children with special needs in St. Petersburg, Russia received medical assistance, reduced-cost medications and loans of medical equipment.

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We nurture and sustain our Jewish community, providing gateways to the Jewish future.

In 2010-2011: ■ The Synagogue Institute helped strengthen synagogues as gateway institutions of Jewish life in our community, working with a number of local intergenerational synagogues, their clergy, and professional and lay leaders to present new and innovative ways of building a sense of belonging and purpose. ■ Federation supported Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Florida, strengthening Jewish identity for more than 38,000 Jewish college students in our state. ■ Our commitment to strengthen synagogues as critical aspects of life in Palm Beach County was expanded through a new grant program – Shabbat2 – that asked applicants to submit proposals focusing on enhancing programs for people marginally affiliated and unaffiliated. Five grants were awarded – to Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Israel, Temple Shaarei Shalom, and Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach – in recognition of their ability to deepen the level of engagement between synagogues and Federation, including: - “The Grand Shabbat,” a community-wide event integrating an intergenerational synagogue service followed by multiple simultaneous dinners for groups of 6-20 people at 30 host homes. - “Shabbat With a Twist,” which combined prayer, music, inspiration, culture and fun via a traditional Kabbalat Shabbat with full band, and a post-service ice cream oneg.

We plan for the ongoing and future

needs of the Jewish community.

During the past year: ■ Our Women’s Philanthropy division introduced the Women’s Legacy Society; a shining light for others to follow. Creating a lasting legacy – with a bequest/trust, life insurance, IRA/other retirement plan asset or life income plan – ensures that the Jewish charitable issues women care about will have enduring support in their lifetime and after. ■ The outcome of Federation’s Strategic Initiatives process resulted in a plan that identified priorities for moving our Jewish community forward to maintain a vibrant Jewish future, including outreach and engagement of the next generation, strengthening synagogues, Israel and overseas engagement, social services, marketing and leadership engagement.

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We are passionate about ensuring that

the Jewish traditions we have enjoyed for centuries are preserved for future generations. Last year: ■ Children in the Tzahar Region, Federation’s partnered communities in Israel, made Rosh Hashana cards and clay stars of David that brightened the holidays of seniors who received holiday meals as part of MorseLife’s Homebound Mitzvah program. ■ More than 100 children received incentives or scholarships to attend a Jewish overnight camp. ■ The PJ Library® for the Greater Palm Beaches, a program implemented by the Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, was selected as one of seven U.S. communities to pilot “PJ Goes to School,” a project that distributes Jewish-content books and resources, and trains teachers of 3- and 4-year-old classrooms in early Jewish childhood learning centers throughout the community. Additionally, PJ Library® children and alumni living between Boynton Beach and Martin County were offered a $500 voucher for tuition to the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, our Jewish community day school. ■ More than 43% of the students at our local Jewish day school receive tuition assistance, making a Jewish education accessible and affordable. ■ 40 dedicated and trained volunteers visited Jewish residents and conducted Shabbat services in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. ■ The JCC’s Camp Shalom in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens was attended by more than 625 children ages 5 to 13.

Our work is essential for the future of the Jewish community. Jewish identity and advancing Jewish peoplehood, core issues in the worldwide Jewish community, are very important to us. We take our mission very seriously and everything we did as an organization reflected our purpose.

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Federation has made so much possible… …but there is still much we need to do to ensure our Jewish future. Looking ahead, we need to ask ourselves, “Why Federation?” For us, the answer is clear: Because we are still the only institution in Jewish life dedicated to the totality of Jewish needs. We are at the heart of the expression of Jewish Peoplehood and mutual responsibility. There are still many Jewish visions yet to be realized...and together we can realize them. Together, we can build a bold new vision of the future…pulling, growing and dreaming. Together...we can fulfill our mission.

Together, anything is possible.

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Annual Campaign Report

Linda Cortell Benjamin

Amy Jonas

Jim Baldinger

David Lickstein

Hal Danenberg

Hal Danenberg 2011 Annual Campaign Chair The theme of Campaign 2011 was “A New Beginning,” with a goal to move forward with renewed spirit and energy…to work together, focus on the most important issues, collaborate with our partner agencies, and promote and reinforce our collective responsibility to care for one another. We welcomed new donors, solicitors and participants. In our shared effort to repair the world, we listened, we learned and we tried new things. The work we did together transformed lives – here at home, in Israel and across the world. We knew the journey wouldn’t be easy, but the trip felt less difficult because we weren’t alone. Together, we persevered, kept moving forward and achieved an unrestricted Annual Campaign of $18.5 million. Additionally, we raised $4.6 million in designated funds for our local and overseas partners, bringing us a total financial resource achievement of more than $23.1 million. As Benjamin Disraeli said, “the secret to success is constancy to purpose” – and we were right on target, despite a continued difficult economic climate. Women’s Philanthropy (WP), under the leadership of President Linda Cortell Benjamin, and Campaign Chair Amy Jonas, reached $8.6 million. The division utilized new initiatives, such as inviting northern Lions to the Pride of our Lions event, and a renewed commitment to engage women at a minimum $365 community campaign level. It is important to note that WP accounts for 48% of the total Annual Campaign from more than 3,100 gifts, including 438 increased gifts, 20 field-ofinterest endowments created through the Women’s

Legacy Society ($10,000+) and 34 designated gifts. To date, there are 119 Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) gifts. Our Business & Professions Division (B&P), under the direction of Chair Jim Baldinger and Vice Chair & Campaign Chair David Lickstein, saw considerable growth, focusing its activities on engaging new donors at all levels, increasing sponsorship revenue, and adding a service component to all division events. The B&P campaign reached more than $1 million from more than 500 donors – a significant contribution to our campaign results – with more than one-third of the total from increased, new and recaptured gifts. Our gated communities and country club campaigns continued to be at the forefront of our efforts, conducting face-to-face solicitations, events and programs to educate and foster community involvement. My deep appreciation and thanks to the members of the Campaign Management Team serving with me, who inspired me with their commitment, dedication and extraordinary support. I could not have done it without them. My gratitude extends to our dedicated Federation staff, our partners in everything that we do, as well as to the countless volunteers who worked tirelessly on behalf of our community. But my greatest thanks goes to you, our generous, esteemed donors, who stood beside us every step of the way. Everything we do, we are able to do because you care.

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PG&E Report Sanford M. Baklor Planned Giving & Endowments Chair Sometimes words speak louder than numbers. Although our total endowment and special fund asset base, including expectancies, increased from 2009-2010 ($117.8 million to $128.9 million), it doesn’t tell the whole story. The Jewish community of the greater Palm Beaches faces a daunting challenge over the next three to five years. Many of our – and those of our partner agencies’ – most loyal supporters are over the age of 80, very few of whom have put charitable plans in place that include Federation, its partner agencies or area synagogues. That is why we’re all joining hands in a collaborative effort to develop permanent philanthropic resources that will help secure the Over the past year, the Federation, through its various endowments, donor advised funds and supporting foundations, distributed more than $6.5 million. Of that amount, 72% of all charitable distributions went to Federation, its partner agencies or other programs and projects in Israel. The remainder was distributed to other charitble organizations that qualify for grants under the Federation’s guidelines.

future. If you are one of the few who has put Federation and/or one of its partner agencies into your estate plans, please let us know so you can be properly recognized during your lifetime. If you have not yet made these arrangements, let the professionals in the Planned Giving & Endowments department work with you and your professional advisors to help you create your personal Jewish legacy. PG&E helps donors maximize their tax and philanthropic benefits while developing permanent endowment resources to ensure the continuity of important programs and services for Jews everywhere.

Grant Distributions Federation, partner agencies, overseas partners and Federation projects – 72% Other Jewish organizations – 15%

Miscellaneous programs – 13%

Endowment and Special Fund Assets Description..................................................................................................................................................................... In Millions Philanthropic Funds..................................................................................................................................................................$29.9 Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts...........................................................................................................................................0.2 Charitable Remainder Unitrusts...................................................................................................................................................3.7 Designated Funds......................................................................................................................................................................34.0 Annual Campaign Endowments (ACE)/Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) Funds....................................................................13.3 Charitable Gift Annuities...............................................................................................................................................................6.6 Community Trust Funds.............................................................................................................................................................11.0 Supporting Foundations...............................................................................................................................................................1.4 Insurance Policies at Face Value.................................................................................................................................................4.8 ACE/LOJE and Other Known Expectancies...............................................................................................................................24.0 Total Asset Base...................................................................................................................................................................$128.9

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2010/2011 Heritage Endowment Society and Lion of Judah Endowment Members $1,000,000+ Iris Barrel & Carl Apfel Arlene Kaufman & Sanford Baklor Arlene & Victor Belson Joan Davis Chorney Sophie* & Leonard* Davis Sheila & Alec Engelstein Geraldyne O.* & James B.* Gaynor Linda & Ray Golden Adrienne & Samuel W.* Jacobs Irene Sacks Kornhauser*  Margaret S.* & Eugene W.* Kramer Claire & Melvin Levine Ceil N. & Robert S. Levy Erna & Sam Liebovich Marie & Earl* Lipnick Vicki & Arthur S. Loring Beatrice* & Hyman* Messing Suzanne & Joseph S. Michaan Morris Morchan* Martha Richman*  Babette & Benedict* Rosenberg Vivian & Seymore* Scharer Alfred Scheer*

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Betty* & Murray* Byck Kenneth Case* Greta & Alvin Chaiken Leona F. & Marcy* Chanin Barbara Danenberg Sheryl Davidoff Rosalee Davison  Elsie Dekelboum* Sylvia & Robert Dillon Gertrude Dorson* Mildred & Maurice* Drees Shirley Duhl Edith Easton Rose* & Roman* Englander George Epstein* Joan F.* & Sidney* Faber Esther Feldberg Maggie Feldman Lionel Fendell Marjorie Fink  Selene Fishkin Miriam & Alec Flamm Elaine Fleisher Eleanor Frank Selma Freudenberg* Pearl R*. Fried Beulah* & Jack* Friedman June & Benham Fuhrman Rose F. & Gabriel Galperin Elma Gilbert Jaye & Harold Gillet Elaine Gimelstob Fay Glassman* Lillian* & Selig* Glick Benjamin Glickman* Lucille Goldberg Sandra E. Goldberg Simone S. & Norman Goldblum Doris Pearlman Goldenberg Adele* & Irving* Goldfarb Sally Goldman Shirley S.* & Meyer* Goldstein

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Campaign Allocations – 2011/2012 Local Community Services The Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches*1 – Lore and Eric F. Ross JCC and JCC North – Providing, promoting and developing Jewish traditions, culture and identity....................$2,136,532 Academy of Continuing Education (Ross JCC, Boynton Beach) Adult Programs – Spiritual, social, wellness, health and cultural programs that bring our community’s adults together. Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt Camp Shalom and Leonard and Sophie Davis Camp Shalom – Jewish camp experiences for children ages 3 to 16. Center for Jewish Spirituality (JCC North, Palm Beach Gardens) Chaverim Children’s Centers – Warm and nurturing Jewish after-school environments and enrichment activities for elementary-age children. Claire and Emanuel G. Rosenblatt Early Childhood (West Palm Beach) Community Outreach Programs Cultural Arts Programs – Community-wide annual Book Festival and Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival.

Edward and Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Center (Ross JCC, Boynton Beach) Holiday Programs and Celebrations JCC Maccabi Games Delegation to Israel Recreation and Wellness Programs Ruth and Stanley Granat Athletic Center Senior social, recreational and wellness activities in a Jewish environment. Special Events Programs – Holiday and cultural programming that celebrates our heritage and encourages participation. Teen Programs Youth Recreation Leagues – Hundreds of youth participating in social and recreational leagues to stay fit and healthy in a Jewish environment.

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy* – Offering individualized education and Hebrew language immersion, Judaism, music, fine arts and sports programs in a state-of-the-art facility for students in kindergarten through eighth grade............................................................................... $1,102,192 Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education*2 – Providing superior Jewish educational experiences, resources and tools to schools, synagogues, organizations and individuals......... $549,206 Center for Teacher Excellence – Training teachers and promoting Jewish schools of excellence using specific teaching methods in an interactive environment of reflective practice that result in student achievement. Conversations with Jewish Women Writers – A program in which participants, nationally renowned authors and scholars discuss book content and relevance under the guidance of Dr. Shula Reinharz, founder of the Hadassah Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. Florence Melton Adult Mini-School – Providing a franchise of Hebrew University in the largest pluralistic, adult Jewish education network in the world, featuring an interactive, premier curriculum with expertly trained instructors. Israel Educators’ Exchange – Shared communications, curricula and projects between Palm Beach County area Jewish schools and Tzahar Region schools in Israel. Jewish Family Life Department – Facilitating the PJ Library® for the Greater Palm Beaches program, which delivers age-appropriate Jewish content books to 1,200 Jewish children ages 6 months to 6 years each month; serving as a resource to over 1,000 Jewish families with young children for programs, a network of services with local synagogues and events; and providing the Grandparents Circle Program of the Jewish Outreach Institute as part of its mission to connect young families to Jewish living and learning. Professional Networks – Coordinating leadership networks for educators in our community by sponsoring ongoing forums for early childhood directors, synagogue school principals, and synagogue lay and professional leadership.

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Special Needs Education Department – Providing the J.N. Somers YAD Hebrew School for Children with Special Needs, which instructs children, ages 5 to 18, in Hebrew language, prayer, holidays, lifecycle and ritual observance, so that they can become bar and bat mitzvah, as well as consultation services and training in special needs education to area Jewish schools. Teacher Education & School Services Department – Developing curriculum and teaching resources for teachers in Jewish schools, Jewish communal service providers, and youth group and camp leaders; providing educational tools and resources to Jewish educators, and leadership training to school principals, lay leaders and teachers; presenting workshops, seminars, classes and conferences for teachers and principals in Jewish preschools, synagogue schools, day schools and other Jewish educational programs; maintaining current statistical and demographic information of teachers, students and schools to plan for the future of Jewish education. Teen Education Department – Operating the weekly Hebrew High School of the Greater Palm Beaches for 8th to 12th graders; facilitating the four-day Winer Panim el Panim in Washington, D.C., a civics experience focusing on the application of Jewish values to contemporary social and political issues; preparing participants for March of the Living. Teen Tzedakah Project – Helping teens become civically responsible as they learn how to establish and manage a philanthropic fund, do service learning projects and become young leaders of the Jewish community.


Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service* – Strengthening individuals of all ages, their families and community, working to fulfill the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world), one person at a time....................................................................................................................................... $769,232 Ambassadors – Recruits and trains men and women living in senior communities to proactively combat isolation and connect neighbors to needed services. Children’s Services – Coordinates assessment and treatment services for children who are struggling with developmental, social, emotional, behavioral or academic difficulties. Includes on-site access to services for children attending the Meyer Academy, JCC preschools and other community locations. Community Directions – Professional social workers assess the needs of callers and make referrals internally or to other organizations. Counseling and Mental Health Services – Comprehensive professional psychotherapy treatment for children and adults. Emergency Financial Assistance Guardianship Program – Provides legal guardianship on a voluntary or court-mandated basis.

Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program Jewish Domestic Abuse Outreach and Support Program Kosher Food Pantry Medical Alert Systems Mentoring 4Kids – Matching children ages 6 to 14 living in single-parent families with adult mentors. Pooled Trust – Ensuring that financial resources are available to care for a person who is qualifying for Medicaid. Psychiatry Services for Children and Adults Sachs Career Resource Center – Offering skill-building, networking groups and individual career counseling. Support Groups – For bereavement, caregiving, visual impairment and survivors of suicide, among others.

Melvin J. and Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service – A subsidiary of the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service, offering a continuum of residential services for adults with developmental disabilities, chronic mental illness and learning difficulties.................................... $42,228 The Apartment Program – Adults living independently in a gated apartment community with on-site 24-hour staff support. Group Home – Seven adults with special needs living together in a group home setting with 24-hour staff in the home. LifePlanning Project – For families with adult disabled children to help them begin to enhance their fiscal and social planning.

Campus Capital Expenses*......................................................................................................................... $105,871 Jewish Campus Occupancy and Administration*..................................................................................... $184,445 Former West Palm Beach JCC Building3................................................................................................... $220,699 Senior Service Subsidies – Aiding elderly, financially needy clients of the community........................... $1,046,657 Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Case Management – To ensure that individuals can maximize independence and meet their full potential. Counseling Emergency Response Enhanced Companion – Provides seniors with in-home assistance by employing professionally supervised retirees. Psychiatric Evaluations Psychiatric Medical Reviews

Lola & Saul Kramer Senior Services Agency, Inc. Adult Day Health Center Chore Service – Heavy-duty, one-time cleaning for clients living in dire situations. Homebound Mitzvah Program for the High Holy Days and Passover Home Health Care Home Relief Kosher Meals-on-Wheels Medication Management

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Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship – Offering financial aid to families who are sending their children to summer camps throughout the country......................................................... $38,000 Taglit-Birthright Israel – Providing young adults the opportunity to experience Israel and connect to their Jewish roots............................................................................................................. $96,374 Jewish Community Relations Council – Representing the organized Jewish community to elected officials, and the Jewish and non-Jewish communities as Federation’s public affairs, advocacy, political and community relations arm, which is a consensus-based body..................................... $242,565 Anne & Sam Klein Jewish Coalition for Literacy – Recruits and trains volunteers to be reading partners in more than 40 area elementary public schools to improve students’ reading skills.

Israel and Security Affairs – Advocating on behalf of Israel and global Jewish security issues among public officials and community groups, and in the media.

Countering Messianic Activities – Reacts to local proselytizing programs and activities that mislead the public on the true nature of Judaism.

Public Affairs and Government Advocacy – Supporting legislation regarding the elderly, Holocaust survivors, the separation of religion and government, anti-discrimination laws, immigration reform, and other issues.

Interfaith Clergy Institute – Conducts monthly interfaith meetings that discuss issues of concern for the community and holds an annual interfaith program.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration – Hosts the annual Holocaust remembrance program.

Intergroup Relations – Creates programs and activities aimed at fostering relations with the African-American and Hispanic communities.

Strategic Initiatives – Implementation of Strategic Plan, including Outreach & Engagement strategies and re-branding the Federation.......................................................................................................$290,000 Chaplaincy Services...................................................................................................................................... $187,692 Administrative Service for the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis – The community chaplain serves as executive vice president for the board, which incorporates the entire county. Board Certification from the National Association of Jewish Chaplains – The chaplain provides nationally credentialed services. Chaplain Aides – Trained volunteers, under the direction of the chaplain, provide religious services for those who are unable to attend synagogue, visiting prison inmates, hospital and hospice patients, as well as nursing and retirement home residents. Client Referrals to Federation’s Partner Agencies – Providing assistance to residents seeking a variety of social and spiritual services.

Community Outreach for Emergency Organizations, including the American Red Cross, Federation Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office – Representing the Jewish community at government levels regarding spiritual services and disaster relief efforts. Religious and Holiday Services – Meeting the spiritual needs of the homebound and infirm. Services for the Special Needs Community – Providing resources and holiday celebrations for individuals and groups. Supervision of Community’s Jewish Indigent Burial Program

Jewish Teen Initiative – Creating social, cultural and educational programs specifically for Jewish pre-teens and teens in the greater Palm Beaches; enhancing and promoting existing programs for middle and high school-age students; and serving as a resource for local synagogue youth groups and Jewish agencies................................................................................................................. $277,688 Campership Incentive Grants and Overnight Camp Scholarship Program – Making a youth Jewish camp experience more affordable and available. Community-Wide Programs – Offering middle and high school students social and social action programs. Gesher Hai – An annual four-week summer program in Israel that connects local teens to Israeli teens in social, athletic and cultural activities. Israel Incentive Program – Needs-based scholarships and incentives for teens to travel to Israel.

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Jewish Student Unions – Bringing together teens at area schools to learn about Judaism in a comfortable environment. Leadership Programs – The Teen Outreach Council allows opportunities for teen leaders to participate in community-wide programs and develop leadership skills. Synagogue Partnerships – Partnering with six local synagogues and agencies to provide quality teen programs with trained staff. Teen Professional Network – Encourages networking and professional development for all youth workers in the community.


Community Planning & Allocations – Ensuring that allocated funds are utilized for maximum impact. Works with local partner agencies, Federation departments, and national and regional organizations to identify services and programs required for the maintenance, growth and development of the Jewish community of the greater Palm Beaches. Designs proposals with institutions for possible funders that will provide for innovative or strategic services aimed at engaging or assisting a greater share of the community..............................................................................$363,564 Community Missions – Planning, staffing and supporting Federation missions to Israel and Jewish communities throughout the world, such as Cuba, Argentina and Brazil.....................................$64,613 Focus, Federation’s Newsletter – Educating and informing donors on Federation’s activities, projects and initiatives..................................................................................................................... $25,000 Mosaic TV Program – Featuring prominent guests and presenting a wide range of local and national Jewish issues.............................................................................................................................. $50,657 Synagogue Institute – Serving as a resource to support synagogues as gateway institutions for Jewish life by providing programs that enhance the social, communal and spiritual connections............. $25,000 Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership – Engaging and developing high-performance volunteer and professional leaders................................................................................................................. $51,902 Subtotal – Local Community Services.............................................................................................. $7,870,117

Regional and National Agencies and Services Hillel Foundations of Florida – Providing Jewish experience for college students throughout Florida. ....$190,000 Advocacy – Identifying injustices and creating social action programs based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam.

Jewish Service Corps Fellows – Reaching out to unaffiliated college students through engaging programs.

Cultural Programs – Celebrating Jewish traditions in a variety of ways that encourages participation from the unaffiliated.

Leadership Development – Providing professional networking opportunities, internships and international leadership conferences.

Israel – Advocacy training and coordinating meaningful Israel travel experiences.

Religious Programs – Including Shabbat and holiday experiences, and kosher student meals.

Florida Government Affairs Committee – Providing resources for lobbying efforts in Tallahassee for state grants and funds on behalf of Federation’s partner agencies....................................$14,664 Subtotal – Regional and National Agencies and Services................................................................. $204,664

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Overseas Needs Jewish Federations of North America – Providing social, welfare and justice programs, and educational experiences in Israel and around the world; promoting Jewish identity through Jewish Zionist education; aiding Jews in distress; helping new immigrants; and creating partnerships between Israel and the diaspora through the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)..................$5,037,005 Ethiopian National Project: School Performance and Community Empowerment (SPACE) – Improving the academic performance of hundreds of Ethiopian-Israeli junior high school students in Ramla, Israel, through scholastic assistance, outreach centers for at-risk youth and leadership programs to help Ethiopian-Israeli students with their studies while providing them opportunities for a positive future. Parents and Children Together (PACT) – Giving more than 1,000 Ethiopian-Israeli children and their families a firm foundation to integrate and succeed within Israeli society through educational enrichment programs, tutors for older students and professional exchanges in Ramla, Israel. PACT Plus – Expanding PACT’s classroom and after-school programs for Ethiopian-Israeli children from first through sixth grades in Ramla, Israel. Partnership 2Gether – Strengthening our connection to Israel through our relationship with the people of the Tzahar Region (comprising the

cities of Tzfat, Rosh Pina and Hatzor Haglilit) through youth and educational exchanges; leadership development programs; enhanced tourism opportunities; Jewish identity programs; and creating community-wide connections and greater understanding. St. Petersburg Partnership – Meeting the needs of St. Petersburg’s more than 110,000 Jews through kindergartens; Hillel programs; Jewish cultural programs; community leadership training; summer and winter camps; teen Israel experiences; youth groups; meals, health care, home visitor and socialization programs for the elderly. Youth Futures – Employing young adult mentors as trustees for extracurricular activities that will bring self-confidence, academic achievement and opportunities to disadvantaged children living in Israel’s Tzahar Region, as well as providing access to community resources that ensure a positive future.

Israel and Overseas Projects – Developing and maintaining projects directly funded

by Federation’s Annual Campaign and individual donors that mutually benefit the greater Palm Beaches and Jewish communities around the world, including Israel and the former Soviet Union. The department develops and implements programs that create bonds with the Jewish people of St. Petersburg, Russia by funding projects that enhance Jewish identity and meet educational, spiritual and social service needs. Federation also supports programs in Israel’s periphery, providing comprehensive educational services for vulnerable populations (Ethiopian-Israelis), and actively promotes economic development and “living bridge” relationships with our extended family in Israel’s Tzahar Region...................................... $299,519

Partnership 2Gether – Local Initiatives............................................................................................................ $12,500 Bridge to Education – Providing opportunities for residents of the greater Palm Beaches – from professional staff to teachers and synagogue members – to visit Israel (and vice versa), and to work on projects of mutual benefit. Volunteer Shlichim – Connecting our local community youth to Israel, building enduring love and connection between Israel and members of the greater Palm Beaches. Teen Israel Experiences – Bringing teens and their peers together for programs that allow them to explore their Jewish identity, strengthen their connection to Israel and learn from each other.

Federation Staffing In Israel............................................................................................................................ $75,000 Subtotal – Overseas Needs.............................................................................................................. $5,424,024

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Designated Gifts Local Designated Gifts.......................................................................................................................... $3,329,481 Hurricane Action Network Delivery to Seniors (HANDS) of the Jewish Community Jewish Teen Initiative Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership Mosaic TV Program

Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center

Senior Subsidies

Lola & Saul Kramer Senior Services Agency Inc., a subsidiary of MorseLife

The Anne & Sam Klein Jewish Coalition for Literacy

Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education

The Ewa & Dan Abraham Project

Melvin J. and Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy

Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis

Overseas Designated Gifts.................................................................................................................... $1,025,205 The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Subtotal – Designated Gifts........................................................................................................... $4,354,686

Federation Operations and Miscellaneous Expenses Administration (including management, financial resource development, human resources, strategic planning, marketing and information technology)............................................ $920,163 Fundraising and Collection................................................................................................................... $3,451,032 Contingency Reserves............................................................................................................................... $200,000 Reserve for Losses on Collections.......................................................................................................... $670,000 Credit Card Fees............................................................................................................................................ $60,000 Total Campaign Allocations........................................................................................................$23,154,686

* This amount includes Campus Corporation expenses for the provision of space and related occupancy costs, demonstrating the additional value these agencies are receiving in addition to its operational allocation. Includes two Federation matching grants totaling $92,500.

1

Includes Federation matching grant of $50,000 for synagogue enchancement and professional development.

2

Represents the related costs for repair, maintenance and capital resources for the former JCC building.

3

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A Commitment to our Youth For the past 19 years, Federation has provided the community’s youth who celebrate their bar or bat mitzvah with a $600 voucher to use toward an Israel experience program. It’s our way of saying mazel tov on their achievements, assisting them with their journey to higher levels of Jewish learning and strengthening their Jewish identity.

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Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor Adam Barrett Shauna Bogert Zoe Elakman Marissa Goldstein

Temple Beth-El

Palm Beach Synagogue Zachary Goldstein Michael Gonzales Jacob Mooallem Malka Scheiner Temple Beit HaYam Danielle Becker Dakota Crombie Michael Hunter Emma Kayton Jacob Levine Rebecca Masch Lauren Maunus Alyssa Lynn Reiter Samantha Singer Tyler Welz Jared Zweben Temple Beth Am Zachary Amrose Julia Baldwin Elizabeth Ballin Alexis Berman Sam Blumenfeld Zachary Burr Joshua Drourr Laurie Cohen Jonah Galewitz Arthur Gelman Erin Kaufmann Aaron Kovner Oliver Levy Haley Lichterman Jake Locke Gray Newfield Noah Newfield Jordy Pearl Ben Rubin Jamie Salinger Andrew Sands Jared Shapiro Shoshana Simons Martin Singer Noah Singer Jordy Sprechman Temple Beth David Jacob Bell-Reinhart Samuel Danis Noah Fenton Hannah Kupsov Max Prissert

Allison Weinstock Rachel Zigelsky

Michael Bernarde Jacob Harris Cutler Sarah Dunkel Liat Hava Feldman Talia Marie Kottler Justin Robert Wisnicki Temple Beth Shalom Jacob Hoekzema Jeremy Maury Sophie Siegel

Ilyse Greenberg Abby Marcus Sloane Neparstek Emily Sall Temple B’nai Jacob Randy Feldman Skyler Foley Joshua Melnick Adam Nir Samantha Russack Temple Emanu-El Preston Kirschner Samantha Minns

Temple Beth Tikvah

Temple Israel

Rachel Fishman Eva Gluck Marci Hartman Abigail Nason Kinsey Schorr Allie Warner

Rachel Berke Alex Berman Jackie Berman Tali Green Andrew Haisfeld Naomi Kaslow Drew Lederman Maddie Leibowitz Hannah Malasky Zachary Rapaport Madison Sacks

Temple Beth Torah Sarah Ammirato Hunter Arbit Lindsay August Genna Barashick Raphael Blecher Hunter Burke Troy Carrabis Max Cooper Rachel DeLuca Paige Ellenson Rileigh Ellenson David Fisher Jacob Gendusa Rachel Gerardi Paul Goldstein Leah Hack Stacy Kappel Blake Kessler Sam Legates Jacob Levy Karly Miller Adam Nir Jake Quo Jordan Sanita Austin Sasko Jesse Schietz Beau Smith Zachary Wolfe Sammy Wortman Ali Zaidspiner Temple Beth Zion Joshua Battat Alexandra Colombo

Temple Judea Benee Bernardo Justin Best Jason Bolton Anna Dukor Molly Gallagher Brett Goldberg Eli Goldstone Roni Kapitulnik Tom Kapitulnik Lindsay Katz Ari Kijanka Rebecca Mauser Eva Melton Andrew Packer Blake Packer Derek Packer Rhett Price Alexandra Scheer Madeline Wagner Nicole Wynne Temple Shaarei Shalom Dara Altman Brendan Arena Anna Aronowitz Jonathon Asher Jordan Auerbach Jonah Baldwin Rachel Bordeaux

Michael Borstein Matthew Bray Will Brust Brent Butler Bria Butler Brian Cohen Zachary Crane Avi Dahan Cameron Dillon Alysha Domb Michael Goldman Paul Greenberg Ashleigh Jacobson Betsy Lampert Andrew Levine Spencer Mac Lean Savannah Masse Marissa Orlove Matthew Polner Matthew Roberts Jacob Rotenberg Noah Sakwa Michael Sefton Lindsay Segool Adam Shapiro Craig Siegel Daniel Silverstone Braeden Stern Sydnie Stern Alex Tuz Dylan Van Staden Temple Torah Lauren Bates Jonathan Feldbaum Jonathan Kanefsky Brandon Leventhal Brittany Magill Emily Monashkin Lauren Moskowitz Nicole Moskowitz Blake Price Miriam Wagner Samuel Weinzoff Sam Wiston Unaffiliated Kayla Boxenbaum Sydney Blair Cohen Rachel Collins Ryan Collins Tedi Davis Matthew Green Alli Marron Harrison Paul Andrea Shulman Aaron Stone

This list was compiled by Federation with information provided by area synagogues and rabbis. We apologize to anyone whom we may have inadvertently overlooked.

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Federation Officers & Board of Directors – 2010/2011 Executive Committee President Mark F. Levy

Secretary Gary S. Lesser

Member-at-Large Norman P. Goldblum*

Vice President Rick Baer

Assistant Secretary Tami Baldinger

Member-at-Large Helen G. Hoffman*

Vice President Linda Cortell Benjamin

Treasurer Ira Gerstein

Vice President Barry Feinberg

Assistant Treasurer Max Adler

Vice President Bente S. Lyons Vice President Hope Silverman Vice President and Annual Campaign Chair Hal Danenberg

Immediate Past President Arthur S. Loring* Past President Arlene Kaufman* Member-at-Large Dorothy Adler

Member-at-Large Barbara Kay* Member-at-Large Judith A. Levy* Member-at-Large Craig Storch

Planned Giving & Endowments Chair Sanford M. Baklor Community Planning & Allocations Chair Harold Simon Jewish Community Campus Corporation President Ronald P. Pertnoy

Women’s Philanthropy President Linda Cortell Benjamin Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair Amy Jonas

Board of Directors Patricia M. Abramson Gigi Aron Harriette K. Baime Jim Baldinger Beth Bates Roger E. Benjamin Eileen Berman Anthony M. Beyer Lawrence R. Beyer Helen Bix Erwin H. Blonder* Sandy Bornstein Stanley B. Brenner* David Brodsky Martin Cass Richard B. Comiter Sheryl Davidoff Rosalee C. Davison Georgie Duber Steven Ellison Alec Engelstein*

Sheila Engelstein Jill Fenster Malka Fingold Libby G. Fishman Rabbi Anthony Fratello Cynthia Friedman Mitchell S. Fromstein Bette Gilbert* Jonathan S. Gilbert Rae M. Ginsburg Ray Golden Benjamin Gordon Paul L. Gross Joel B. Hart Suzanne Holmes Gary Hubschman Stanley “Bowie” Jacobson Stuart Karu Stanley M. Katz Jack Kay Paul Kozloff

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Nini Krever Gary Krieger Cecilia Kriser Arnold L. Lampert Jennifer Lesser Robert S. Levy* Stacey K. Levy Lisa Lickstein Vivian F. Lieberman Sam Liebovich Norman Lipsett Vicki Loring Daniel M. Lyons** Morton L. Mandel Alan H. Miller* Jeffrey S. Mooallem Bonnie Osher Monroe Potash Ed Robbins Dean J. Rosenbach Ronald Y. Schram

Norma Schulman-Waltzer Brian M. Seymour Adele W. Shamban Rabbi Howard Shapiro Irwin Shipper Alan L. Shulman* Elizabeth S. Shulman Susan Shulman Laurie Silvers Adele Simon Rabbi Michael Singer Carole Solomon Terri Sriberg Chad Tendrich Ken Tillman Gary Walk Penni Weinberg Rabbi Leonard C. Zucker *Past President **Of Blessed Memory


Committees & Chairs – 2010/2011 ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Mitchell S. Fromstein, Chair ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Hal Danenberg, Chair

ISRAEL/OVERSEAS Barry Feinberg, Chair Partnership 2Gether Steering Committee Tami Baldinger, Chair

Business & Professions Division Jim Baldinger, Chair

Parents and Children Together (PACT) and Ethiopian National Project (ENP) Ben Gordon, Chair

Emerging Leadership Craig Storch, Chair

St. Petersburg Partnership Dean Rosenbach, Chair

AUDIT Martin Cass, Chair

Israel Scholarship Jason Bodnik, Chair

CAMPUS CORPORATION Ronald P. Pertnoy, President

JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL Jonathan S. Gilbert, Chair

CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM Larry Bernstein, Chair COMMUNITY PLANNING & ALLOCATIONS Dr. Harold Simon, Chair Planning Teams: Formal Jewish Education Gary Walk, Chair Outreach & Engagement Cynthia Brown, Chair Social Services Steve Friedman, Chair EXECUTIVE Mark F. Levy, Chair HEBREW FREE LOAN SOCIETY Howard I. Kaslow, Chair INTERNAL AUDIT Martin Cass, Chair INVESTMENT Ray Golden, Chair

Professional Development Steering Committee Roslyn Leopold, Chair Volunteer Leadership Development Steering Committee Arlene Kaufman, Chair PLANNED GIVING & ENDOWMENTS Sanford M. Baklor, Chair Professional Advisory Committee Michael Kohner, Chair Jewish Women’s Foundation Gloria Fine and Edith Gelfand, Co-Chairs

African-American/Jewish Relations Barbara Ann Shore, Chair

Women’s Legacy Council Adele Shamban and Hope Silverman, Co-Chairs

Anne and Sam Klein Jewish Coalition for Literacy Claire Kauftheil and Bob Born, Co-Chairs

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY Linda Cortell Benjamin, President

Domestic Affairs Task Force Stephen Sussman, Chair Interfaith Clergy Rabbi Nason Goldstein and Karen Model, Co-Chairs Israel, International and Security Concerns Task Force Mark Mirkin, Chair Yom HaShoah Committee Brett Sandala, Chair

Amy Jonas, Campaign Chair Lion of Judah Campaign Vivian Lieberman, President Campaign Completion Eleanor Bernstein, Vice President Community Campaign Judy Fish, Vice President Education Lisa Seymour, Vice President

JEWISH TEEN INITIATIVE Nini Krever, Chair

Outreach Cynthia Brown, Vice President – North Fay Gluck, Vice President – South

MANDEL CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP Mandel Center Joint Advisory Team Morton L. Mandel, Chair

Young Women Michelle Jacobson and Jennifer Lesser, Vice Presidents

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Federation Staff Administration

Chaplaincy Program

Jeffrey L. Klein Chief Executive Officer

Rabbi Alan Sherman Executive Director and Community Chaplain

Debra Roshfeld Chief Operations Officer

Ewa & Dan Abraham Project

Juliette Rohr Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer Annual Campaign Carole-Ann Levine Executive Vice President/Financial Resource Development Rachel Harman Berg Director of Campaign Management and Administration Reva Feldman Director of Campaign Implementation Bailey London Emerging Leadership Project Director Felice Rosen Women’s Philanthropy Assistant Director Ellen Safran Women’s Philanthropy Executive Director Lisa Stoler Senior Development Associate Leon Weinerman Director of Campaign Outreach and Expansion Kelley Whiter Business & Professions Division Director Event Planning Deborah Schafer Director of Special Events Traci Pincourt Special Events Associate Campus Corporation Ron Terebesi Facilities Director

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Shelly Friedman Director Finance & Operations Kathy G. Sigall Chief Financial Officer Tula Hudson-Miller Controller Giselle Reischer Planned Giving & Endowments Controller Nicole Rohee Human Resources Manager Andee Hasbrook Donor Information Services Manager Joyce McCord Financial Analyst Julianne Callea Accountant Joyce Brose Accounts Payable Manager INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Chris Malone Information & Technology Executive Director Frank Mandrell Information & Technology Assistant Director Gregory Muir Report Writer Eric Perez Computer Support Specialist Jessica Quastler Information & Technology Business Applications Administrator


Israel & Overseas Projects Hope Levin Director Debbie Koristz Assistant Director

Kaci Collins Art Director Nina K. Glaser Senior Associate Mosaic

Mia Johnson Israel Program Coordinator

Shelly Friedman Producer

Chen Amir Volunteer Shlicha

Planned Giving & Endowments

Jewish Community Relations Council Luis Fleischman Executive Director Sheri Siegal Anne and Sam Klein Jewish Literacy Coalition Coordinator Jewish Teen Initiative

Joel Breitstein Senior Vice President Louis Solomon Director Sharon C. Lindsey Associate Director

Wendy Stahl Director

Lori Warner Jewish Women’s Foundation Director

Jamie Sistino Program Director

Planning & Allocations

Joseph Abrin CJE Adolescent Coordinator and Youth Director

Ephraim Goldberg Executive Director

Sam Friedman Program Coordinator and Youth Director

Randee Schneider Senior Planning Associate

Lesley Levin Jewish Student Union Program Coordinator and Youth Director

Strategic Initiatives Ilan Hurvitz Director

Adrienne Winton Middle School Coordinator and Youth Director Marketing and Communications Susan B. Levine Executive Director Bill Orlove Director of Communications

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Partner Agencies For almost 50 years, we have gone on an extraordinary journey together with our partner agencies, and we’re proud to support a network of partner agencies and services here at home and around the globe. During the past year, we have emphasized collaboration with our partner agencies, the vehicles for us to provide so much for the Jewish community. We truly are Building Community Together. LOCAL PARTNERS Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches Lore & Eric F. Ross JCC: (561) 740-9000 JCC North: (561) 689-7700 jcconline.com Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy (561) 686-6520 meyeracademy.com Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education (561) 640-0700 cjepb.org Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service (561) 684-1991 jfcsonline.org Lola and Saul Kramer Senior Services Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of MorseLife (561) 616-0707 morselife.org Hillel Foundations of Florida Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach (561) 297-4100 hillelcenter.org

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NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS Jewish Federations of North America 25 Broadway, Suite 1700 New York, NY 10004-1010 (212) 284-6500 jewishfederations.org Hillel: Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (202) 449-6500 hillelcenter.org The Jewish Agency for Israel 633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor New York, NY 10017 (212) 339-6000 jafi.org The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 132 E. 43rd Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 687-6200 jdc.org The Ethiopian National Project 011-972-2-620-2843 enp.org.il


As we look forward to celebrating 50 Years of Building Community Together We want to thank you – Our partners in the community, working tirelessly to make a difference every day Our extended Jewish family, which turns to us for help and hope Our brothers and sisters in Israel and overseas, to whom we are deeply commited Every person who is part of our Federation, embracing opportunities in a changing world…accepting our responsibility as Jews…coming together to create a vibrant, caring and connected community.

– for making our work possible.


Federation Programs Chaplaincy Jewish Community Relations Council Jewish Teen Initiative Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches Next Gen Jewish Palm Beach/Emerging Leadership Project Partnership 2Gether Planned Giving & Endowments Synagogue Institute The Ewa & Dan Abraham Project The Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership

Jeanne Levy Jewish Community Campus 4601 Community Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33417 (561) 478-0700 JewishPalmBeach.org

2011 Annual Report  

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

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