At Celebrating Philanthropy on December 4, Jewish community leaders announced a $250 million campaign for a vibrant Today, Tomorrow and Forever

Over 500 community leaders gathered at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to hear Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County announce the boldest initiative in the history of Jewish Palm Beach: Campaign for the Future. With a monumental goal of raising $250 million by 2026, Campaign for the Future is a groundbreaking effort to support the growing needs of one of North America’s fastest-growing communities, as shared in this video.

With an estimated 200,000 residents anticipated in local Jewish households by 2026, the Campaign’s priorities include caring for people in need, protecting the community and standing up to antisemitism, safeguarding the people of Israel, inspiring children and teens with powerful Jewish experiences, and connecting people with Jewish life.

As of December 31, 2023 the Campaign has raised $192 million, including legacy gifts to support Federation’s work for decades to come. This includes over $40 million for Israel and Jewish communities abroad and $22 million for combating antisemitism and hatred.

Each of us holds the power to address this distinctive moment of need, opportunity and responsibility through Campaign for the Future. If you’ve advocated for the people of Israel, if you’ve encouraged people to engage with Jewish life, or if you contribute to Jewish Palm Beach – Campaign for the Future is for you.
William A. Meyer, Campaign for the Future Chair

Through the Campaign, donors are tackling Today’s immense needs with annual contributions, preparing for Tomorrow with multi-year commitments and ensuring a lasting impact Forever through endowments. Donors receive recognition for their total giving, including contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign and its programs and partner organizations.

Campaign for the Future’s community launch at Federation’s signature event, Celebrating Philanthropy, provided guests the powerful opportunity to consider their legacies, while underscoring that donors at all levels now have the power to shape the community’s future.

The evening’s featured speakers were journalist Chuck Todd, philanthropist Robert Kraft, and Inbar Lavi and Avi Isaacharoff, the co-star and co-creator of the hit Israeli Netflix series Fauda. Speakers addressed antisemitism and the war in Israel. Federation President & CEO Michael Hoffman introduced Federation’s Palm Beach Center to Combat Antisemitism & Hatred, chaired by Richard A. Friedman and Steven Tananbaum, and Kraft spoke about the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism’s groundbreaking Blue Square campaign. The initiative aims to inspire engagement and action in addressing antisemitism and hate throughout all corners of Palm Beach County.

Further building on the evening’s momentum, Hoffman announced that Palm Beach Gardens resident Linda Teitelbaum has committed a $5 million endowment through Campaign for the Future to The Palm Beach Center to Combat Antisemitism & Hatred. Teitelbaum shared she made this gift in honor of her late husband Myron Teitelbaumz”l to ensure The Center’s fight against antisemitism can be strategic, vast and with longevity.

Click here to view photos from Celebrating Philanthropy

See the list of Founding Community Visionaries, who have committed $1 million or more to Campaign for the Future to create transformative change Today, Tomorrow and Forever.


Click here to learn more about Campaign for the Future’s exciting vision for the future.

To learn more about Campaign for the Future and how you can maximize your impact, contact Matt Kernkraut, Chief Development Officer at matt@jewishpalmbeach.org.