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Mental Health First Aid: Lifesaving You Didn’t Learn In School

This recent Op-Ed authored by Cindy Wides, Alpert JFS Director of Mental Health First Aid & Community Outreach, continues to spread the word about the premiere mental health education, training, and support Alpert JFS provides to the Palm Beach County community and beyond. The pieces recently appeared in the Boca Times, Delray Sun, Gateway Gazette, and West Boca Times.

2022 Annual Meeting “Answering The Call” Celebrates Milestone Year

Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) and Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service (Levine JRFS) celebrated a year of milestone accomplishments at the agencies’ 2022 Annual Meeting, held Tuesday evening, May 24 at Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach. The evening’s theme was “Answering the Call,” highlighting how the critical work of Alpert JFS and Levine JRFS is transforming the lives of nearly 12,000 individuals of all ages from Boynton Beach to Vero Beach. […]

Dr. Willy Philias Joins Alpert JFS Psychiatry Team

Alpert JFS is excited to announce that Psychiatrist Willy Philias, M.D., is now a member of our Behavioral Health Team. Dr. Philias says there are four professions young Haitian men consider—lawyer, economist, engineer, or doctor. “I chose medicine because I wanted to help people.” Unlike many of his peers growing up in Port de Paix, Haiti, Dr. Philias spent a lot of time at the local library. “I read everything—books about geography, philosophy, and history. I’m still a voracious reader.” […]

Career Connections Job Fair Is April 28

If you’re looking for a job in the Jewish community, Career Connections may be able to help! Join us on Thu, April 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s headquarters, the Jack, Joseph & Mort Mandel Building for a job fair. Local Jewish communal organizations will be on campus with job opportunities they are looking to fill on the spot. Registration is required. Please email [email protected] or call 561.615.4949 to secure your spot. Check […]

Mental Health Month Kick-Off

Mental Health Month Kick Off! Friday, April 29, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This event will kick-off the Get Your Green On Campaign in May! May is Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month and Palm Beach County is celebrating! Birth to 22: United For Brighter Futures is hosting the 6th annual Get Your Green on campaign countywide. To Kick off the awareness month Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is hosting a virtual event on April 29th. This […]

Synagogue, Congregants Raise Money To Support Agency’s Food Program

by Sergio Carmona Jewish Journal, April 8, 2022 Money raised through an ongoing partnership between a synagogue and a Jewish social services agency is providing food to vulnerable individuals and families in Palm Beach County who face food insecurity. Since 2013, Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach and its congregants have raised more than $81,000 for Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach through a program that replaces flowers with food. Rabbi Michael Resnick of Temple Emanu-El […]

Happy Passover!

The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking. The death and destruction is tragic. Millions of Ukrainians are being forced from their homes. Some are Jewish, including Holocaust Survivors who are fleeing from their homes for a second time. All are now refugees in a foreign land. For Jewish people all over the world, it is now Passover. I have read news stories detailing how several organizations have mobilized to make sure that Ukrainian Jews still living in Ukraine as well as […]
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