L’Shanah Tovah–Happy New Year!

In just a few days, the Jewish community will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. We will hear the blasts of the shofar, eat sweet apples and honey, and gather in each other’s homes to give the gifts of renewal and hope. We will all share in the blessings of the year to come.   Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service honors the Rosh Hashanah holiday with acts of resolve and resilience and takes part in the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) including: Distributing baskets […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/lshanah-tovah-happy-new-year/

Guardianship Helps Voluntary Ward Prepare for Overseas Trip

Hina is a petite, tremendously resilient 92-year-old Japanese woman, who came to the United States after marrying an American Army serviceman following World War II. After her husband passed away, she continued to maintain a happy, modest living in South Florida, working the same blue-collar job for nearly 50 years. She lives alone and loves tending to her flower beds and small vegetable garden. Unfortunately, scammers took advantage of Hina’s open, friendly, and caring personality, exploiting her financially, and eventually […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/guardianship-helps-voluntary-ward-prepare-for-overseas-trip/

Photos: “Now Everyone Will Believe Me”

Here are more amazing photos of our Holocaust Survivors with their Commemorative Medals. It’s been a powerful and moving experience for the Holocaust Assistance Program’s care managers to present these to the survivors. One survivor, who has dementia, livened up and commented “now everyone will believe me.” Another noted that the medals would serve as a legacy for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The medals commemorate Holocaust Survivor Day which Alpert JFS celebrated June 26 with over 60 survivors at […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/photos-now-everyone-will-believe-me/

Palm Beach Post: We need to help victims of suicide – the ones left behind

September is Suicide Awareness Month. Thank you to The Palm Beach Post for publishing this Op-Ed today by Ronni Cutler, who reminds us that “we must also recognize the victims of suicide who deal with the ensuing trauma every day: the friends and families of those who have taken their lives.” We need to help victims of suicide – the ones left behind Ronnie Cutler – Guest columnist September is Suicide Awareness Month, and al­though the focus is on prevention, […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/we-need-to-help-victims-of-suicide-the-ones-left-behind/

This M4K Match Has All the Right Ingredients

When 13-year-old Sofie gets together to cook with her mentor Linda Hornsby, there’s bound to be fun on the menu, plus a little music! “We’ll go to Publix, buy ingredients and go back to her house to prep everything,” says Sofie. “Last time, we made shrimp scampi with asparagus for dinner.” “She enjoys the prep work,” laughs Linda. “I’ve always been a terrible cook! But observing her try different recipes inspires me.” Linda says that dancing and lots of laughter […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/this-m4k-match-has-all-the-right-ingredients/
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