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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 over 30 years of practice as a Developmental Pediatrician and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr. Kershner utilizes a wealth of experience and expertise. Her training includes a fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Developmental Medical Center […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/alpert-jfs-hires-dr-jeryl-kershner/

Alpert JFS Participates in Round Table Discussion With Congresspeople on Mental Health

Alpert Jewish Family Service was proud to participate in the Roundtable Discussion on Mental Health, held by Congressman Alcee Hastings and Congresswoman Lois Frankel today. The event was held at Keiser University, with over a dozen mental health care providers in attendance. We were pleased to also see State Senator Perry Thurston from Broward County and State Senator Bobby Powell present. This year, Alpert JFS and the Mental Health First Aid Coalition of Palm Beach County are working to expand Mental […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/alpert-jfs-participates-in-round-table-discussion-with-congresspeople-on-mental-health/

Alpert JFS Proudly Announces Marc D. Hopin as CEO

New CEO Announced for Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service and Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service After a thorough nationwide search, Marc D. Hopin, CPA, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Palm Beach County (JFS) and its sister agency, Melvin J & Claire Levine Jewish Residential and Family Service of Palm Beach County (JRFS). Hopin has worked at the nonprofits for more […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/new-ceo-announcement/

Local Dentist Helps Holocaust Survivors: Donates Pro-Bono Dental Services

We are pleased to share this story of compassion and altruism that takes place right here in our community. Dr. Mitchell A. Josephs is a distinguished dentist in Palm Beach who so generously donated the gift of his services to two of our Holocaust survivors. Dr. Josephs performed over $22,000 of dental service pro bono and will also personally cover the dental lab and material costs for this 95-year old Holocaust survivor (pictured on left with Dr. Josephs) who needs […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/local-dentist-helps-holocaust-survivors-with-pro-bono-dental-services/

Local Children Hold Food Drive and Donates to Alpert JFS Food Pantry

Alpert JFS is grateful to be the recipient of the Mitzvah Monday project at Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens and Camp Shalom, Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens! Dr. Iris Kiner, Child Psychologist at Alpert JFS, visited the camp to explain the project to the children and she got them very excited! The young campers would decorate grocery bags and fill them with food to donate to the Alpert JFS Kosher Food Pantry. The food pantry provides kosher food for those in our […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/local-children-participate-in-food-drive-to-donate-to-alpert-jfs-food-pantry/

AmeriCorps: Creating Unique Bonds While Impacting Seniors in Our Community

There are numerous seniors in our community who are socially isolated and feel alone, due to a myriad of circumstances. They may have lost their ability to drive, lost a spouse or are unable to live without the assistance of a caregiver. Our AmeriCorps Program fills this need by helping seniors with transportation, socialization and living more independently. One of our clients, Anna, is a 97-year-old former 2nd grade school teacher with extreme hearing loss.  She has a live-in caregiver […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/americorps-creating-unique-bonds-while-impacting-seniors-in-the-community/

Alpert JFS featured in NJHSA Member Highlights Newsletter

Alpert JFS is excited to be one of the featured stories published in the NJHSA (Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies) Member Highlights e-newsletter for June 2019. Palm Beach State College President, Ava Parker, presented a donation to the Holocaust Survivors Fund of Alpert JFS in honor of Dr. Irving Berkowitz, himself the son of Holocaust survivors and the 2019 Holocaust Remembrance Day speaker at Palm Beach State College. Partial newsletter shown below with Alpert JFS story. Alpert JFS is […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/alpert-jfs-featured-in-njhsa-member-highlights-newsletter/

Alpert JFS Jewish Addiction Outreach & Support Program’s Task Force is in Full Force

The Alpert JFS Addiction Outreach & Support Program Task Force holds monthly meetings at our office to continue the important work they’re doing to reduce the stigma of addiction and mental illness in our Jewish community and to create a safe and welcoming environment for Jewish families who are struggling in silence. The Task Force, formed by Bob Herzog, works to bring programs and other forms of support to the community, including a recently launched a weekly support group for […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/alpert-jfs-jewish-addiction-outreach-support-programs-task-force-is-in-full-force/

Alpert JFS Honors the Service of Our Very Own WWII Veteran

We honor our very own Alpert JFS Board member, Irwin Lebow, a World War II Veteran and fighter pilot. Irwin was one of the esteemed speakers as part of the South Palm Beach Memorial Day Woody Gorbach Annual Ceremony. In the photos, Irwin is pictured with another World War II Veteran, Eric Ahronheim, the Mayor of South Palm Beach, Bonnie Fischer and another Alpert JFS Board member, Ellie Hart. Irwin Lebow flew 97 combat missions in France, Italy and Germany. […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/alpert-jfs-honors-the-service-of-our-very-own-wwii-veteran/

Why Alpert JFS Inspires Me – Gary Lesser, Esq.

Why Alpert JFS Inspires Me? Gary Lesser  Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith   Ann Landers once observed that, “it is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” This is so true, and the Alpert Jewish Family Service’s “Relationships and Decisions Program” trains Jewish teens to educate their peers about healthy relationships, signs of potentially unhealthy relationships, dating abuse, bullying and stereotyping, […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/why-alpert-jfs-inspires-me-gary-lesser-esq/
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