Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is your gateway to volunteerism and community-wide programs in the Palm Beaches. We are dedicated to connecting you with opportunities to lend a helping hand to those who need it most, while at the same time fulfilling the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repair the world) and chesed (kindness).


What’s in it for you?

Feel good about giving back to your community
Connect with like-minded community members
Improve the quality of life for people in your community, both Jewish and non-Jewish



To identify, cultivate and develop a network of people and opportunities that connect the Jewish community with meaningful volunteer experiences. We will accomplish this by:

Creating a culture of service that engages volunteers to meet vital local and global community needs
• Collaborating with agencies and organizations
• Enhancing the volunteer experience
 Leveraging the expertise of community members ranging from business to education


The Jewish Volunteer Center is a program of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County



Committee Chair
Juliana Gendelman

Juliana Gendelman serves as the Chair of the Jewish Volunteer Center and is a Trustee on the board of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.  In addition, Juliana is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Robert S. & Ceil N. Levy Young Leadership Award.  In her role as Volunteer Center Chair, Juliana and her husband Chris participate annually in the Mitzvah Meal delivery program in partnership with MorseLife and helped to found and chair the MLK Day of Service with DeGeorge Boys and Girls Club.  Juliana serves on the Board of Palm Beach Day Academy and the Town of Palm Beach United Way in addition to her service to Federation.

Committee Members
Audrey Ades
Jonathan Chane
Naomi Hoffman
Ryan Mackman
Steven Pike
Andrea Rosenberg
Henry Steinbock
Jennifer Thaw


Melissa Hudson
Director, Jewish Volunteer Center


Amy Gordon
Program Coordinator, Jewish Volunteer Center