The safety and well-being of our community are Federation’s top priorities.

It is as important as ever that Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County carry out our mission to build a strong Jewish community by providing vibrant connections to Jewish life and identity. We remain focused on addressing the growing needs and most critical causes in our community.

Federation is actively monitoring international, national, statewide and local updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Federation and our partners are providing vital programs and services, with safety procedures in place to maintain the health of our service recipients, program attendees and staff. We have already, and continue to, regularly disinfect public areas and make daily assessments of the situation to identify any additional measures that need to be enacted.

The effects of Coronavirus on global travel, coupled with recommendations from health agencies, have caused several changes with planned events and programs in our area. Scroll down for a list of upcoming events to see which Federation programs are impacted by Coronavirus at this time.

With all of this in mind, we are exercising an abundance of caution, given current health conditions.

As of Tuesday, March 17 many Federation employees will be working from home in order to provide for our community’s needs, while still maintaining physical distancing recommended by international health guidelines.

If you have questions, please look at the resources we’ve provided below. If you are trying to reach your professional partner at Federation, please call or email just as you have in the past, and we will get back with you.

In times of need, your Jewish community is here for you.
Please take advantage of our Coronavirus resource page, sharing up-to-the-minute videos, articles, online activities and projects to help you and your loved ones get through this challenging time. CLICK HERE

If you need assistance for your family, please reach us at info@jewishpalmbeach.org. You can also contact our partners at Alpert Jewish Family Service who have set up a Chai Line to receive community calls about mental and emotional health. Please call 561.684.1991.

Here are some helpful resources we have gathered for you:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

The Palm Beach County Health Department

Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus (Child Mind Institute)

How to Prepare your Jewish Organization or Congregation (URJ)

Federation Partner Announcements

Alpert Jewish Family Service: The Chai Line is ready to take your calls with any questions about mental or emotional health. Call 561.684.1991.

Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Preparatory School: Physical campus closed starting March 16, 2020, and going to online format starting March 17.

Mandel JCC Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens


Synagogues: Many synagogues are moving to online religious services. Click here to see a full list of our community’s synagogues, then please check your individual synagogue’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Updated March 17, 2020

Hunters Run Mission to Israel
March 12-19, 2020

ELP Retreat with Israel Action Network
Sunday, March 15

Combating BDS: Training with Israel Action Network
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Partnership2Gether: 25th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Community-wide celebration of the Palm Beaches’ 25 year partnership with Israel’s TZAHAR region (Tzfat, Hatzor HaGlilit and Rosh Pina)

Hunters Run Thank You
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

zIsrael Fellows Retreat
March 27-29, 2020
Contact carly.jacobson@jewishpalmbeach.org for details.

Homebound Mitzvah Project for Passover
March 30 – April 7, 2020
If you’re interested in a future volunteer project, contact 561.242.6653 or volunteer@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Good Deeds Day
Sunday, March 29, 2020
If you’re interested in a future volunteer project, contact 561.242.6653 or volunteer@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Women’s Philanthropy Applause 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020

We will be exploring future ways to celebrate outgoing Board Chair Cindy Schlossberg, Board Chair-Elect Sydelle Sonkin, and our 2020 award recipients.

H. Irwin Levy Founders Dinner
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Mark your calendars for the next H. Irwin Levy Founders Dinner: December 15, 2020.

PJ Library® Passover Program with Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens & Boynton Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2020

March of the Living
April 19 – May 3, 2020

Literacy Program & Reading Express
Opportunities throughout 2020

Contact Jewish Volunteer Center at 561.242.6653 or volunteer@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Updated March 17, 2020

2020 Federation Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 7 p.m.

We are exploring ways to celebrate outgoing Board Chair Ira M. Gerstein and incoming Board Chair Hope Silverman. We will communicate additional information as it becomes available.

Project Tikvah
June 1-4, 2020

Houston, Texas
Service learning trip to lead impactful volunteer projects for rising 10th- through 12th-grade students.

Family Programs and Events
We are creating opportunities for families to celebrate Jewish life, traditions and holidays online.
Click here to view our Jewish community concierge’s Facebook page for updated information and creative ideas.