Federation Wins Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches’ Health and Human Services Award


In recognition of its transformative impact in the local and global Jewish communities, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County was recently honored with the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches’  Health and Human Services Award during the organization’s annual Business Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. With nearly 500 community leaders and business professionals in attendance, the annual award ceremony celebrates institutions that have displayed excellence in their area of expertise and demonstrated a commitment to community involvement.

Powered by the generosity and leadership of community members, Federation mobilizes a network of more than 20 local and global partners and programs to address critical causes that reflect Jewish values, including: creating an inclusive community for people with special needs; enabling vulnerable seniors and Holocaust survivors to age with dignity; addressing the needs of food insecure families; and providing emergency relief in times of crisis.

Federation empowers several programs and partner agencies who directly provide human and health services locally and globally, including: Alpert Jewish Family Service; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; Ethiopian National Project; Friedman Commission for Jewish Education; The Jewish Agency for Israel; Jewish Volunteer Center; Kramer Senior Services, a subsidiary of MorseLife Health System; Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service; Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches; OneWorld: Davis Family Tolerance Project; and Yad Hebrew School for Children with Differing Abilities.

Recently, Federation completed a groundbreaking Jewish Community Study to better understand and meet the needs of the 170,000 people living in Jewish households in central and northern Palm Beach County. The findings – which demonstrate a rapidly increasing local Jewish population, diversity and needs of the vulnerable – will guide community organizations in the area over the next decade.

“The Palm Beaches Jewish community is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth as well as an increase in need for vital services that enhance the quality of life for thousands of people,” shared Michael Hoffman, president and CEO of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. “It is an honor to be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and our peers in the business community for the efforts of our talented professional team, generous donors, leaders and volunteers. We look forward to creating a more vibrant, welcoming and inspiring place for all of us to call home.”