2023-2024 upcoming events


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


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 2022-2023
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 2022-2023
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

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


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
Click here to register.

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 hands-on sea turtle adventure with a splash of Jewish.
Contact: Robyn Hurvitz | robyn.hurvitz@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.209.2621


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
Click here to register.

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.

december 2023

8 Days, 8 Ways of Giving Back
Events throughout December 2023
Honor 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: Melissa Hudson | melissa.hudson@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6653

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: Mayim Bialik, actress, TV host and author; Inbar Lavi and Avi Issacharoff from Fauda, on Netflix.
This 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: Jeff Trynz | jeff.trynz@jewishpalmbeach.org| 561.242.6611


january 2024

King David Society Kickoff
Monday, January 8, 2024
chairs: Jill & Jay Bernstein
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) Networking and Speaker Series
Date and location TBD
Join us for the second event in a series of exclusive conversations with business insiders and leaders. Stay tuned for details.
Contact: Sara Hassin | sara.hassin@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6625


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 philanthropist who make extraordinary gifts of $50,000 or more in 2024, or establish an endowment of $1 million or more.
Contact:  Kate Lester | 561.242.6668| kate.lester@jewishpalmbeach.org

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


march 2024

With Gratitude: A Legacy Appreciation Event
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Meyer Jewish Community Foundation Chair: Keith Braun

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:  Elaine Aronoff | elaine.aronoff@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6661


april 2024

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: Melissa Hudson | melissa.hudson@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6653

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: Melissa Hudson | melissa.hudson@jewishpalmbeach.org | 561.242.6653


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


2024 Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Celebrate everything our community has accomplished over the past year.

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.