Wednesday April 21st, 2021
Zikaron BaSalon: Opening Hearts and Minds to Holocaust Survivors’ Stories
On Sunday, April 11, five Holocaust Survivors from the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service Holocaust Survivors Assistance program were among the speakers who met with groups at temples and organizations to commemorate Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day ...
Thursday April 8th, 2021
Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Day
Yom HaShoah is the day all of Israel and Jews around the world commemorate the Holocaust, the six million Jews who perished, and the heroism of Jewish resistance of that period…and survivors. It is a day of great importance – for tradition, continuity, ...
Thursday April 1st, 2021
Two Initiatives Bring Passover Meals to the Homebound and Holocaust Survivors
Approximately 60 volunteers from The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach county’s Jewish Volunteer Center, and Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service prepped, packaged, and delivered 500 meals for the Passover holiday, with some very ...
Friday February 26th, 2021
THE JOYFUL NOISE OF MISHLOACH MANOT (PURIM BASKETS)
Temple Israel of West Palm Beach showed their support of Alpert JFS’ Guardianship Program clients with Purim baskets filled with hamantaschen, candy, chocolate, masks, sparkling water, trail mix, Pirate’s Booty snacks, gragger (noisemaker), and an informational ...
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 ...