The Palm Beaches are home to one of the largest, fastest-growing Jewish communities in North America. Growing diversity calls for Jewish experiences to be welcoming to people of all abilities, financial situations, interests and life stages.

Palm Beach County is #1 for people relocating from other states.1

200,000 people in Jewish households
are expected to live here by 2026, one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States.2

23,000 Jewish households in the Palm Beaches include at least one person struggling with a health issue, special need or a disability.3

our impact

Because of you, we are connecting adults with Jewish life, culture and traditions in Palm Beach, Israel and around the world.

joined together for local service projects to improve the lives of people in our community through our Kohl Jewish Volunteer Center.4

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have access to Hillel programs on Florida campuses.5

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participated in discussions with the Palm Beaches’ Israeli emissary, part of our Shlichim program that connects local people with Israel’s culture and history.6

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Twenty-six-year-old Rachel was hesitant about how to meet other young adults in our Jewish community. Federation’s Shlicha (Israeli emissary) Chani Kolan invited her to attend Hanukkah at The Square event. Rachel had a great time, met new friends, and now continues to be involved, attending events and volunteering in the community.

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“Thousands of people are looking for ways to connect with their community and each other. I’m proud to be helping Federation create opportunities for people to join together over our shared values and traditions.”
– Patti Lehrhoff


  1. Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  2. Historical and projected population data based on 2018 Jewish Palm Beach Community Study, Brandeis University
  3. 2018 Jewish Palm Beach Community Study, Brandeis University
  4. Jewish Federations and the Crisis in Ukraine: August 19, 2022
  5. Florida Hillel Council
  6. Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Friedman Commission for Jewish Education