Tuesday November 10th, 2020
Mental Health First Aiders Are Listening!
Like many programs and services in the age of COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a nationally renowned, evidence-based training course that teaches participants the skills to help someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis, has ...
Monday October 12th, 2020
Alpert JFS Continues Domestic Abuse Support During Month Dedicated to Awareness
October has been designated Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. For many, home is anything but a sanctuary during COVID-19; we have seen a spike in the incidence of abuse and violence. Lockdowns may have ended with Florida’s Phase 3 Reopening, but the abuse will not stop, and ...
Monday September 21st, 2020
Everyone Can Benefit from Honest Discussions About Mental Health and Suicide
Alpert JFS is devoted to destigmatizing mental illness, addiction and suicide, and debunking myths attached to those with mental health challenges, so those affected can feel more comfortable seeking help and support.
This month, National Suicide Prevention Month, the ...
Thursday September 3rd, 2020
Meet Kelley Whiter, Alpert JFS Chief Development Officer
Alpert JFS is pleased to welcome Kelley Whiter as Chief Development Officer. She will be responsible for all fundraising and development activities, and furthering the agency’s mission of providing help and hope to people of all ages and faiths at the most challenging times ...
Monday August 31st, 2020
Alpert JFS Welcomes Whitney Cherner, Jewish Community Career Services (JCCS) Director
Newly launched JCCS Supports All Community Members
Whitney Cherner, LCSW, MSW, has joined Alpert JFS to lead the Jewish Community Career Services (JCCS) department, to help experienced job-seekers find their next job, and local businesses and non-profits find their next ...
Thursday August 20th, 2020
Monthly Event for Holocaust Survivors Goes Virtual!
Seniors Embrace Technology to Stay Together While Apart
Before the current COVID-19 heath crisis and recommended social isolation for seniors, Alpert JFS provided monthly “Eat & Schmooze” ...
Wednesday July 29th, 2020
Addressing More Frequent, More Severe, More Dangerous At-Home Violence
Home should be where life plays out, joyfully. Unfortunately for two local-area sisters, their mother’s home is where their lives ended at the hands of an ex-boyfriend of one.
Family members of shooting victims Sofia and Rebeca Davila want to spread awareness about ...
Tuesday June 30th, 2020
Why Was This Year’s Annual Meeting Different Than All Other Annual Meetings?
This year has been a year like no other. One of the many ways Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) and Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service (Levine JRFS) adapted was taking its Annual Meeting virtual.
The theme of ...
Tuesday June 9th, 2020
Caring for Holocaust Survivors During COVID-19
Nothing keeps Alpert JFS from caring for our Holocaust Survivors.
While Holocaust Survivors in central and northern Palm Beach County have counted on JFS’ for a wide array of services, from meal delivery and ...
Sunday May 17th, 2020
Giving Back as We Move Forward: Our Caring Community
Our caring community of the Greater Palm Beaches knows no bounds! The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) chapter in the gated community of Valencia Shores in Boynton Beach recently opened their hearts and checkbooks to help support our Kosher Food Pantry and meal delivery ...
Wednesday May 6th, 2020
The Kind Kitchen and Alpert JFS: Delivering Goodness
Passover marked the beginning of a beautiful relationship between The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach and Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service, with the caterer’s volunteers delivering home-cooked holiday meals. Recently, we joined forces in a new initiative, with the ...
Sunday April 26th, 2020
Mentoring 4 Kids Match Celebrates “Lucky 7” Milestone
Sam and Steve are a mentee and mentor, respectively, in the Judith & Jack Rosenberg Mentoring 4 Kids (M4K) program, part of Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS). They’ve been a dynamic duo for seven years now, having the special distinction of ...