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Answer the Call to be Counted in Census 2020 - Your Participation Matters to Our Community's Future!

2020 is the year of the Census. The U.S. has counted its population every ten years since 1790. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year, including the need for additional social services. ...
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Living Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Elaine Rotenberg, Ph.D., Clinical Director at Alpert Jewish Family Service There is no question that COVID-19 has taken center stage in our world.  It has become the focus of most conversations, many TV specials, and the precipitant to ending most ...
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Holocaust Survivor Recalls Painful Memories to Make a Difference in Students' Lives

Alpert JFS’ client, Marie, an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor, recently met with a group of students and teachers at The Greene School in West Palm Beach to provide an experiential learning program, complete with a presentation of family photos taken before she was ...
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Purim: The Holiday of Masks - Am I Wearing One?

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What is Gaslighting?

  This article was written by Sara Walsh, LCSW, Director of Alpert JFS Domestic Abuse Program   It seems like we can’t look at our Facebook newsfeed or watch the “Today Show” these days without learning about gaslighting; the new ...
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From Russia, With Love

Written by Nina Glaser, Alpert JFS  The sounds of Russian folk songs filled the air as more than 35 people enjoyed the harmonization of two caregivers from Amicable Home Health Care singing in perfect harmony, at a recent Russian Socialization Event for ...
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Why Should You Become a Volunteer?

This article was written by Belinda Lasky, Director of Volunteer Leadership at Alpert Jewish Family Service Volunteer.  The word alone evokes the image of a noble individual who gives his or her time to help others, shares expertise in a ...
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Alpert Jewish Family Service Commemorates Holocaust Survivors on 75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation Day

Letter from Marc Hopin, CEO Alpert Jewish Family Service  Today, January 27, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Auschwitz, located in Poland, was the largest concentration camp constructed by Nazi ...
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Alpert JFS Holocaust Survivor Client Celebrates 98th Birthday

One of Alpert Jewish Family Service’s Holocaust survivor clients, Horace, turned 98 years old. 75 years after Auschwitz, Horace is here at Alpert JFS’ Eat & Schmooze lunch, spending time socializing with other survivors and the caring Alpert JFS staff. Happy ...
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8 Ways to Deal With Stress and Family Issues

This article was contributed by: Olivia Tartakow, LCSW, M.ED, Director of Community Directions at Alpert Jewish Family Service As we are poised to enter a New Year and a new decade, this is an opportunity to look at new ways ...
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The Youngest Mentor - Mentoring 4 Kids

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Alpert Jewish Family Service Leads the Way: Hires Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Jeryl Kershner

Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service is proud to announce that Dr. Jeryl Kershner, who specializes in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, will be practicing here at our West Palm agency as of September 3, 2019. With ...
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Alpert JFS Community Impact

More than 50,000 hours of mental health services.

More than 140,000 visits to ease the lives of Holocaust Survivors.

More than 65,000 hours of companionship, rides and assistance for the elderly.

In excess of 219,000 hours supporting adults with special needs and their families.

Over 7,000 phone calls.

About Alpert Jewish Family Services

Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County, Inc. (Alpert JFS) is a nationally-accredited and recognized leader providing services supporting seniors, adults, children and their families. Serving Palm Beach County since 1974, Alpert JFS is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization with a reputation for delivering high-quality, professional care to help members of the community during challenging times in their lives.

Our services address the well-being of children and families, the independence and well-being of older adults, and the optimal quality of life for individuals with special needs. These services include psychiatry; counseling; case management and care coordination; guardianship; a companionship program; domestic abuse services; support groups; specialized services for Holocaust Survivors and premier residential programming for adults with special needs.

Our multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to caring for individuals and families is the reason why so many choose Alpert JFS as the place to enhance their well-being and help them thrive. We are home to over 175 skilled professionals, working as one team, in one place, as one family!