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.


We are a Kehillah – a cohesive community.

We are a caring, kind and compassionate community.

We live the Jewish value of K’lal Yisrael – a shared commitment to one another.

We are welcoming and inclusive.

We champion the importance of Jewish learning.

Click here to learn more about our core values.



Our Federation is a Center for Jewish Philanthropy where donors are:

Proud: Donors take pride in contributing through Federation to create a bigger impact and embody the Jewish value of giving (tzedakah).
Connected: Donors actively engage with other like-minded supporters and feel a sense of belonging to the larger community.
Empowered: Donors can access resources and information to make informed giving decisions, contributing to positive change in areas aligned with their values.
Confident: Donors are provided with clear and accurate information about the Federation’s mission, values, leadership and finances to ensure that each contribution serves its intended purpose.
Appreciated: Donors are honored and respected for their contributions, with recognition that each donor has unique motivations, interests, and financial capacity.

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

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

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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Barry S. Berg
Board Chair

Juliana Gendelman
Vice Chair

Mark F. Levy*
Vice Chair

Arthur P. Loring*
Vice Chair

Hope Silverman*
Vice Chair

Beryl Simonson

Ronnie P. Pertnoy

Susan Shulman Pertnoy*
Immediate Past Board Chair

Ronda Starr
Development & Campaign Chair

Marilyn Comiter
Women’s Philanthropy Chair

Patti Lehrhoff
Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair

Lynn Peseckis
Community Strategy & Planning Chair

Debbie Shapiro
Human Resources & Leadership Development Chair

Brian Seymour
Israel & Overseas Chair

Keith Braun
William A. Meyer Jewish Community Foundation Chair

Stephanie Gitlin

Charles Gottesman

Vivian Lieberman

*Past Board Chair


Rick Baer
Jim Baldinger
Donald Berg
Richard N. Bernstein
Sandra Bornstein
Jonathan Chane
Pamela Comiter
Richard Comiter
Jason DelGrosso
Steven Ellison

Diane Exter
Robert Gordon
Alan Haspel
Ron Herman
Diane Herzog
Scott Holtz
Michael Kohner
Paul Kozloff
Arthur Lehrhoff
Roslyn Leopold
Gary Lesser

Syndie Levien
Stacey K. Levy
Sam Liebovich
Zelda Mason
Robert Naftaly
Caroline Rafferty
Brett Sandala
Rabbi Moshe Scheiner
Cindy Schlossberg
Linda Geller-Schwartz

Kevin Shapiro
Betsy R. Sheerr
Shirley Silver
Sydelle B. Sonkin
Warren Spector
Amy Terwilleger
Beth Wayne
Penni Weinberg
Helene Weingarten
David Windreich


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
Joel Yudenfreund and Jesse Rosen

Meyer Jewish Preparatory School
Robin Kanel and Dr. Richard Cuenca


Sanford M. Baklor
Ira M. Gerstein
Raymond L. Golden
Judith A. Levy
Alan L. Shulman

Professional Leadership Team

Michael Hoffman, President & CEO
Melissa Arden, Chief Planning Officer

Matt Kernkraut, Chief Development Officer
Kathy Sigall, Chief Financial Officer

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



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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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