Our vision for a bright Jewish future.
Achieving impact together.
You feel it every moment of every day:
world is changing
and in ways we could have only imagined.
For more than 125,000 Jewish people in Palm Beach County, the changing world presents: Increasing needs of at-risk populations here and around the world. Opportunities to inspire and strengthen Jewish identity. Innovative ways to connect and grow closer to our extended Jewish family.
1,500 teens from 20 countries connect at JDCâ€™s Camp Szarvas in Hungary each year.
Children are connecting with their Jewish culture, heritage and traditions.
If we work together, we can build a Jewish community that looks like this:
The next generation of leaders is enriching their Jewish identity through networking and volunteerism. Families are enjoying transformative Jewish experiences and creating a foundation of Jewish life. Baby Boomers are lending their expertise to volunteer and make a difference in the community. Holocaust survivors and frail seniors are living independently, comfortably and with dignity. Jews in Israel and throughout the world are strengthening connections with our local Jewish community.
237 children receive a high-quality Jewish education at Meyer Academy.
The community joins together, accomplishing what no individual could do on their own.
We evaluate the needs of the entire community. We mobilize a network of partners who can address our communityâ€™s needs. We lead an impactful response by generating the resources to invest in the most critical needs of our community.
More than 15,000 people attend the Mandel JCCâ€™s annual cultural arts festivals.
Enabling Seniors to Age in Place
Jewish Federation focuses on the causes you are passionate about and that reflect Jewish values.
Providing Youth Scholarships & Incentives for Immersive Jewish Experiences
Supporting Families at Risk Strengthening Jewish Family Life Engaging Active Adults & Boomers Creating Inclusive & Welcoming Communities Leading Community Outreach, Advocacy & Social Action Connecting to Israel & Our Global Jewish Family
400 Holocaust survivors join together for comfort and companionship at AJFCSâ€™ annual event.
Together, we care for vulnerable populations. Combating food insecurity by delivering meals to seniorsâ€™ doors. Supporting families at risk through counseling services for victims of domestic abuse. Creating inclusive entry points to Jewish life with programs for people with special needs. Ensuring safe paths to Israel for Jews in need around the world. Providing Holocaust survivors with companionship and comfort.
26,000 meals are delivered through MorseLifeâ€™s Kramer Senior Services.
Together, we enrich Jewish life. Strengthening Jewish family life by ensuring free Jewish childrenâ€™s books for young families. Engaging active adults and Boomers with volunteering opportunities through Federationâ€™s partners. Providing scholarships that enable teens and young adults to take part in unique Jewish experiences. Reenergizing Jewish life in the former Soviet Union, where it was once nearly wiped out. Connecting teens to their Jewish heritage with programs at local public high schools.
100,000 free Jewish books have been delivered to families through Friedman CJE’s PJ Library® program.
Together, we build global Jewish community. Empowering students to stand up against anti-Israel activity on college campuses. Connecting to our extended Jewish family by enabling synagogue and Jewish day school students to learn with students in Israel. Supporting the power of Jewish peoplehood with education and social services for the Ethiopian-Israeli community. Advocating for the people of Israel on a local, national and global stage. Responding to anti-Semitism in Europe with programs that bring Jewish young adults together to celebrate Jewish identity with peers around the world.
400 children in the TZAHAR region participate in a mentoring program of The Jewish Agency for Israel.
We accomplish all of this through your generous contributions to Federation.
Federation’s Annual Campaign generates the resources to invest in causes you care about around the world. Your contribution – no matter how large or small – addresses a variety of causes and concerns. Perpetuate your giving through a variety of legacy opportunities through Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation.
Local & Regional Investments
We make a unique and far-reaching impact by investing your contributions in partner agencies and powerful programs.
Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches (Mandel JCC) $1,876,170 Senior Subsidies (shared between MorseLife’s Kramer Senior Services and AJFCS) $976,183 Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy $760,996 Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service (AJFCS) $735,261 Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education (CJE) $488,066 Florida Hillel Council $173,281
Israel & Global Investments The Jewish Agency for Israel $2,621,811 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) $1,281,108 Ethiopian National Project (ENP) $90,000 Taglit-Birthright Israel $87,894
Federation Initiatives Jewish Community Relations Council, Literacy Program and Chaplaincy $335,580 Jewish Teen Initiative $232,631 Youth Scholarships and Incentives $217,552 Outreach and Engagement $165,539 Synagogue Institute $43,018 Local Partnership2Gether programs $12,500 Source: Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Annual Campaign table of allocations for 2014/15.
More than 25,000 Jewish college students have access to Hillel programs on 28 campuses across Florida.
A bright Jewish tomorrow begins right here, right now.
Join Federation in our efforts to care for vulnerable populations, enrich Jewish life and build global Jewish community here and around the world. Hereâ€™s how you can take part: You can participate in eye-opening programs throughout the year. You can volunteer in impactful social action and service opportunities through our partners. You can give to Federationâ€™s Annual Campaign, make a directed gift or create your legacy with the Jewish Community Foundation to bring life-changing programs and services to people in Palm Beach County, Israel and around the world.
our local partners
Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Childrenâ€™s Service Strengthens individuals, families and the community through more than two dozen programs and social services. 561.684.1991 jfcsonline.com Lorraine & Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education of the Palm Beaches Connects ideas, people and institutions to strengthen Jewish education in our community. 561.640.0700 cjepb.org Lola and Saul Kramer Senior Services Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of MorseLife HEALTH SYSTEM Offers home health care services to clients throughout Palm Beach County to enable them to live independently in the comfort of their own homes. 561.616.0707 morselife.org Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches Provides high-quality programs that connect families to Jewish life, healthy living, Jewish cultural arts, Israel and the community at-large. Palm Beach Gardens - 561.712.5200 Boynton Beach - 561.740.9000 jcconline.com Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy Educates Jewish children in the greater Palm Beaches through the highest caliber K-8 Jewish and general studies curriculum. 561.686.6520 meyeracademy.org
our national & international partners Jewish Federations of North America Represents 151 Jewish Federations and over 300 independent communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. 212.284.6500 jewishfederations.org FLORIDA Hillel COUNCIL Provides opportunities for college students to explore Jewish identity on 28 campuses in Florida, including University of Florida, Florida State University and Florida Atlantic University. 561.297.4100 hillelcenter.org (Local) 202.449.6500 hillel.org (International) The Jewish Agency for Israel Brings Jews to Israel and ensures their successful integration, and connects the next generation around the world with Israel and Jewish peoplehood. 212.339.6000 jewishagency.org American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee The worldâ€™s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization,impacting millions of lives in more than 70 countries today. 212.687.6200 jdc.org The Ethiopian National Project Unites global Jewry, the Government of Israel and the Ethiopian-Israeli community in its mission to advance the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society. 011.972.2.620.2843 enp.org.il
TAGLIT BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL Strengthens Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for young people. 1.888.994.7723 birthrightisrael.com
Because of you, our community is
improving the quality of life for Jewish people locally, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world.
4601 Community Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33417 tel 561.478.0700