Recently, Alpert Jewish Family Service CEO Marc Hopin and Development Officer for Government Affairs Maxine Sonnenschein visited Florida’s state capital, Tallahassee to advocate for House Bill 269 on Antisemitism and to participate in Palm Beach County day.
First, Marc spoke to the Criminal Justice committee in support of House Bill 269 on Antisemitism. In addition to representing Alpert JFS, Marc represented the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council.
“Here in Florida, we are grateful that Representative Mike Caruso bravely put forth this bill to try to put some additional teeth into punishing those that would like to see Hitler’s final solution completed,” Marc stated to the committee. “History has proven that racist and anti-Semitic speech left unchecked can have dire consequences. You have a chance to send a message to these evil people that their hateful acts will not be tolerated in Florida…”
Palm Beach County Day is an annual event in Tallahassee that provides an opportunity for legislators to hear about matters that are important to the county’s residents. For many years, local organizations in Palm Beach County have collaborated to bring important issues before the state legislature on this special day.
In the gallery below, CEO Marc Hopin is pictured with: Wendy Fine, wife of Florida State Rep Randy Fine, Alpert JFS Board Member Tracy Caruso, and Dave Aronberg State Attorney, Palm Beach County; Dave Aronberg, State Attorney, Palm Beach County, Marc, and Judge Kenneth Gottlieb; Marc and Alpert JFS Development Officer/Government Affairs Maxine Sonnenschein; Marc and Palm Beach County Mayor Gregg Weiss; Florida State Rep Peggy Gossett-Seidman, Marc, and newly elected Palm Beach County Commissioner Marci Woodward; Marc and Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Chelsea Reed; Florida State Rep Daryl Campbell, Marc, Alpert JFS Development Officer/Government Affairs Maxine Sonnenschein, and Florida State Rep Jervonte “Tae” Edmonds; Marc with Florida State Senator Gayle Harrell.