Strengthen Jewish identity, energize the relationship with Israel and meet human needs that are uniquely the obligation of the Jewish community.

Developing the human and financial resources necessary to ensure a vibrant Jewish future.

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County embraces a culture of diversity and inclusivity in accordance with our Jewish values. We celebrate the uniqueness of our community members, lay partners, and staff as varied perspectives enrich our learning and reinforce our commitment to making the world a better place. We aim to create an accessible environment that accommodates individual needs and welcomes the full participation of our community.

Click here to learn more about our inclusivity statement.



We are committed to providing universal access to our events when possible. Please contact Alyson Winderbaum, Community Navigator, at 561.242.6664 or jdn@jewishpalmbeach.org to discuss reasonable accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is entrusted with managing the philanthropic resources of our community. In keeping with our commitment to accountability and transparency, our audited financial statements and IRS 990 forms are available here.

Click here for more details about our financials and allocations process. 

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Susan Shulman Pertnoy
Board Chair

Steven Ellison
Vice Chair

Arthur S. Loring*
Vice Chair

Lynn Peseckis
Vice Chair

Brian Seymour
Vice Chair

Beryl Simonson

Mark F. Levy*

Hope Silverman
Immediate Past Board Chair

Charles Gottesman
Development & Campaign Chair

Ronda Starr
Women’s Philanthropy Board Chair

Vivian Lieberman
Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair

Roslyn Leopold
Community Strategy & Planning Chair

Lynn Kaston
Human Resources & Leadership Development Chair

Artie Lehrhoff
Israel & Overseas Chair

Joel Yudenfreund
Jewish Community Foundation Chair

Ira M. Gerstein*

Ronald P. Pertnoy

Debbie Shapiro

*Past Board Chair


Richard B. Baer
Jim Baldinger
Barry S. Berg
Donald Berg
Richard N. Bernstein
Sandra Bornstein
Jonathan Chane
Pamela Comiter
Richard B. Comiter
Harold Danenberg
Sheryl Davidoff

Juliana Gendelman
Raymond L. Golden*
Robert Gordon
Alan Haspel
Diane Herzog
Scott Holtz
Adam Jackowitz
Herbert Javer
Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik
Michael Kohner


Paul Kozloff
Patti Lehrhoff

Brian Lemelman
Stacey K. Levy
Sam Liebovich
Karen List
Zelda Mason
Robert Naftaly
Caroline Cummings Rafferty
Cindy Schlossberg

Lisa Schreier
Kevin Shapiro
Betsy R. Sheerr
Shayne Silver
Carole Solomon
Sydelle Sonkin
Warren Spector
Amy Terwilleger
Beth Wayne
Penni Weinberg

*Past Board Chair


Alpert Jewish Family Service
Gary Hoffman and Marc Hopin

Kramer Senior Services Agency, a subsidiary of MorseLife
Terri Sriberg and Dr. Alan Sadowsky

Mandel Jewish Community Center
Ira M. Gerstein* and Jesse Rosen

Meyer Jewish Preparatory School
Robin Kanel and Dr. Richard Cuenca

*Past Federation Board Chair


Sanford M. Baklor
Bette Gilbert
Judith A. Levy
Alan L. Shulman


Robert M. Beren
Sheila Engelsteinz”l
H. Irwin Levy

Professional Leadership Team

Michael Hoffman, President & CEO
Mindy Hanken, Chief Program Officer
Matt Kernkraut, Chief Development Officer
Kathy Sigall, Chief Financial Officer

Interested in joining our professional team? Click here to see open positions.


Click here to see Federation’s past presidents.

Celebrating the visionary leaders of Jewish Palm Beach who provide the steadfast support needed today, members create transformative philanthropic impact through their ongoing commitment of $50,000 or more to Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Click here to see current members

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