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2023-2024 upcoming events

 

You have a variety of opportunities to participate in our vibrant Jewish community in ways that are meaningful to you.

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ongoing programs

Family Programs and Events
Throughout 2023-2024
Connecting families with creative ways to celebrate Jewish life, traditions and holidays.
Contact: Erika Simon | erika.simon@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2616

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Programs
Throughout 2023-2024
Educational programs focusing on advocacy for Israel, combating antisemitism and other key issues.

Contact: Josephine Gon | josephine.gon@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6686

Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI) Programs
Throughout 2023-2024
Teens can explore their Jewish identity through social/volunteer activities and educational events.
Contact: Benjamin Sanders | benjamin.sanders@jewishpalmbeach.org| 561.242.6614

J.N. Somers Yad Hebrew School for Students with Differing Abilities
Yad is designed to ensure that students aged 4-22 who have varied needs receive a meaningful, engaging and individualized Jewish education. It is the only Sunday, Hebrew and Judaic school of its kind in Palm Beach County.
Contact: Wilma Turk | wilma.turk@jewishpalmbeach.org

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september 2023

GenerHA!sity, a 20s, 30s and 40s comedy event
Thursday, September 7, 2023
chairs: Sara Balas Densen, Justin Paul, Kevin Shapiro and Beth Wayne
location: Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
Enjoy a fun evening of comedy, cocktails and camaraderie with a hilarious performance by comedian Dave Siegel.
Contact: Sara Hassin | sara.hassin@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6625

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october 2023

Business & Professionals (B&P) Networking and Speaker Series
Thursday, October 5, 2023
chair: Benjamin Jacobson
location: Venture X – West Palm Beach at the Square

The first in a series of exclusive conversations with business insiders and leaders. Brian Bandell, real estate editor for the South Florida Business Journal, will share fascinating insights on real estate trends in the Palm Beaches.
Contact: Sara Hassin | sara.hassin@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6625

Complimentary Professional Headshot and Resume Review
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
location: 1 Harvard Circle, Suite 100 – West Palm Beach
Land your dream job! Freshen up your LinkedIn profile with a complimentary professional headshot and speak with a career strategist who can help strengthen your resume.
Contact: Catherine Probst | catherine.probst@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6676.
Times are by appointment only from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. We cannot accept walk-ins. Click here to register.

Sundays Together – A Free Family Educational Experience
Sunday, October 29, 2023
location: Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Enjoy this free hands-on sea turtle adventure with a splash of Jewish.
Contact: Robyn Hurvitz | robyn.hurvitz@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2621

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november 2023

Savoring Wellness
Sunday, November 12, 2023
chairs: Jillian Benson and Deedee Daumit
location: Hilton West Palm Beach
We are pleased to invite you to join us at this gathering of dynamic women. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy a flavorful presentation by celebrity chef Yaniv Cohen, “The Spice Detective.”
Contact: Rachel Berg | rachel.berg@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6612

 

GivingTuesday
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
On this international day of philanthropy, our local Jewish community is coming together to make a difference for thousands of people in the Palm Beaches and around the world.

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december 2023

8 Days, 8 Ways of Giving Back
Events throughout November and December 2023
Honor Hanukkah and the miracle of lights by volunteering to help people in need. Opportunities include meal deliveries, making greeting cards for homebound seniors and promoting child literacy.
Contact: Amy Gordon | amy.gordon@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6680

 

Celebrating Philanthropy
Monday, December 4, 2023, at 5 p.m.
chairs: William A. Meyer and Susan Shulman Pertnoy
location: Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
special guests: Chuck Todd, Veteran Journalist & Author; Robert Kraft, Founder of Foundation to Combat Antisemitism & Owner of New England Patriots; Inbar Lavi and Avi Issacharoff from Fauda, on Netflix.
This community celebration honors major donors and leaders and highlights exciting community achievements and aspirations. We will publicly launch Campaign for the Future, a transformative initiative shaping our community for generations to come.
Contact: Wendy Weiss | wendy.weiss@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6604.
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january 2024

King David Society Kickoff
Monday, January 8, 2024
chairs: Jill & Jay Bernstein
King David Society chair: Betsy R. Sheerr
location: Four Seasons Palm Beach Resort, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
speaker: Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, survivor of the Colleyville, Texas synagogue hostage standoff
Join other members of the King David Society, which welcomes donors who contribute $25,000 or more to Federation in 2024.
Contact: Elizabeth Klitzner | elizabeth.klitzner@jewishpalmbeach.org| | 561.242.6631

 

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 15, 2024
Join together with our entire community for a day of volunteerism to honor the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Contact: Melissa Hudson | melissa.hudson@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6653

 

Business & Professionals (B&P) Speaker Series – Titans of Industry
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
location: Seasons 52, Palm Beach Gardens
speaker: David Gitlin, Chairman and CEO of Carrier
Join us for the second event in a series of exclusive conversations with business insiders and leaders. 

Contact: Sara Hassin | sara.hassin@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6625

Sundays Together – A Free Family Educational Experience
Sunday, January 28, 2024
location: Resource Dept, West Palm Beach
Spend the morning turning waste into wonder at Resource Depot, one of the area’s most creative destinations.
Contact: Robyn Hurvitz | robyn.hurvitz@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2621

Israel Emergency Relief Business Loan Program 
Monday, January 29, 2024
location: Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach
Hear from The Ogen Group, Israel’s largest social lender, to learn how to support Israel’s economy, which has been struggling since the war began.

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february 2024

Shalom Hartman Day of Learning
Sunday, February 4, 2024

A team of experts from the Shalom Hartman Institute will guide volunteer and professional community leaders in discussions on topics such as: how to create connections and a sense of belonging in Jewish Palm Beach, with Israel and within our global Jewish community.
Contact: Peter Eckstein | peter.eckstein@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2611

H. Irwin Levy Founders Event
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.
chairs: Richard A. Friedman, Peter May and Jonathan Tisch
location: Palm Beach
speaker: Sarah Hurwitz, author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life — In Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)
Honor our community’s most generous philanthropists who make extraordinary gifts of $50,000 or more in 2024, or establish an endowment of $1 million or more.
Contact:  Kate Lester | kate.lester@jewishpalmbeach.org561.242.6668

The Lions’ Pride Event
Monday, February 12, 2024, at 11 a.m.
honorary chairs: Carole Solomon and Susie Stern
chairs: Julie Fisher Cummings and Stephanie Gitlin
location: Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

performers: Shul Sisters, the first female cantorial trio in the U.S.
Show your Lion of Judah pride as Federation honors women who give at the Lion of Judah level to any Federation in 2024, or who established a Forever Lion of Judah Endowment in the Palm Beaches.
Contact: Rachel Berg | rachel.berg@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6612

 

Sundays Together – An Inclusive Jewish Family Experience
Sunday, February 25, 2024
location: West Boynton Recreation Center
Explore Jewish culture through an engaging, multi-sensory experience filled with creativity, play and of course – ice cream.
Contact: Robyn Hurvitz | robyn.hurvitz@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2621

Insights on Israel: A Community Conversation with Michael Koplow
Tuesday, February 27, 2024
location: Temple Israel, West Palm Beach
speaker:
Michael Koplow, Chief Policy Officer of Israel Policy Forum
Be part of a fascinating discussion about Israel’s conflict and political situation.
Contact: Marla Topiol | marla.topiol@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6629
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march 2024

Comiter Gratitude Event
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
chair: Syndie Levien
location: Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach
speaker: Robyn Schein, Senior Consultant, 21/64
Honor and celebrate donors who have established a legacy commitment to secure the future of Jewish Palm Beach through the William A. Meyer Jewish Community Foundation and our community’s LIFE & LEGACY™ program.
Contact: Jennifer Matasavage | jennifer.matasavage@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6636

 

Humans of October 7th
Tuesday, March 12 – Thursday March 14, 2024
Featuring Erez Kaganovitz, the human behind the Humans of Tel AvivHumans of Israel, Humans of the Holocaust, and Humans of October 7th projects. His breathtaking new exhibition brings to light the human stories of the remarkable people who have stood up to terrorism and showcases the unique spirit and resilience of the Israeli people.
Contact: Marla Topiol | marla.topiol@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6629

King David Society Event
Then & Now: A Journey into Europe’s Jewish
Community
Monday, March 18, 2024
King David Society chair: Betsy R. Sheerr
location: Temple Israel, West Palm Beach
featuring: Edward Serotta, an award-winning writer, photographer and filmmaker, who will take you on a journey across Jewish Europe like you’ve never seen before.
This is an exclusive, complimentary event for King David Society members, which welcomes donors who contribute $25,000 or more to Federation in 2024.
Contact: Elizabeth Klitzner | elizabeth.klitzner@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6664

Palm Beach Pride Parade
Sunday, March 24, 2024
location: Downtown Lake Worth Beach. Meeting location will be provided upon registration.
March with Federation in our annual Palm Beach Pride Parade, an event where we celebrate Jewish members of the LGBTQ+ community. After the parade, join us for live performances and entertainment for all ages.
Contact: Jeffrey Dawson | jeffrey.dawson@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6607

 

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april 2024

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony
Thursday, April 4, 2024
location: DeSantis Family Chapel, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Join individuals from diverse backgrounds in our community as we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Contact: Melissa Hudson | melissa.hudson@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6653

Sundays Together – A Free Family Educational Experience
Sunday, April 7, 2024
location: Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee
During our last Sundays Together event of the season, connect with other Jewish families and explore the safari in a whole new way, learning Jewish-themed animal fun facts while seeing the lions, giraffes and more!
Contact: Robyn Hurvitz | robyn.hurvitz@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2621
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Palm Beach Center to Combat Antisemitism & Hatred Inaugural Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2024
location: Palm Beach Country Club
speaker:
Hillel C. Neuer, UN Watch Executive Director
Join us to mark the Palm Beach Center’s first year fighting antisemitism & hatred and safeguarding our vibrant Jewish community.
Contact: Sarah Whitman | sarah.whitman@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6609
Click here to register.

Palm Beach Center to Combat Antisemitism & Hatred and JCRC Present:
A Conversation with Hillel C. Neuer
Friday, April 12, 2024
location: Temple Beth El, West Palm Beach
speaker:
Hillel C. Neuer, UN Watch Executive Director
Join us for an engaging and in-depth discussion about how Mr. Neuer’s work in the UN exposes bias and antisemitism and how that impacts world affairs.
Contact: Sarah Whitman | sarah.whitman@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6609
Click here to register.

Good Deeds Day
Sunday, April 14, 2024
Join friends and neighbors for volunteer projects throughout the Palm Beaches on this international day of service.
Contact: Amy Gordon | amy.gordon@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6680
Click here to sign up.

Passover Meal Packing and Delivery
Friday, April 19, 2024
Prepare and deliver holiday meals and packages for local seniors and families to celebrate Passover.
Contact: Amy Gordon | amy.gordon@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6680
Click here to register.

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may 2024

IsraelDays Community Events
Throughout May 2024
Deepen your connection with Israel by participating in special events commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Memorial Day and Israel’s Independence Day.
Contact: Marla Topiol | marla.topiol@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6629

Vivian Lieberman Applause Event
Friday, May 3, 2024
location: The Ben, West Palm Beach
Join us for an incredible opportunity to celebrate how essential the women leaders in our community have been when our local and global communities have needed it most.
Contact: Rachel Berg | rachel.berg@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6612.
Click here to register.

2024 Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2024
location:
Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach
Celebrate everything our community has accomplished over the past year.
Click here to register.

Accommodations Statement:

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is committed to providing universal access to our events whenever possible. Please contact our Disability Navigator at jdn@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.242.6664 to discuss reasonable accommodations. Some accommodations such as scheduling an interpreter may require prior notice of one week before the event date.

The following are Federation’s current recommended guidelines related to COVID-19:  

For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we trust that attendees are vaccinated for COVID-19, have not tested positive in the last 72 hours, and are not experiencing any symptoms. We are a community that cares for one another and is considerate of everyone’s well-being. Despite these measures, please understand that in-person events carry some risk of contracting COVID-19.

Please do not attend or remain at the event if you are experiencing any symptoms. Federation closely monitors the continuously changing situation with COVID-19 and will adjust our event plans accordingly.