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Congratulations to Dr. Elaine Rotenberg for 30 Years with Alpert JFS!

Congratulations to our Chief Clinical and Impact Officer Dr. Elaine Rotenberg for 30 years with Alpert JFS! We gathered to surprise her earlier this week with a celebration of her leadership, wisdom, and dedication to the agency. Plus she received her coveted anniversary mug!

Making it Home for the High Holidays

Alan is a 92-year-old widower who dreams of moving to Israel. “Although I was born in Brooklyn, New York, and have lived in many places throughout the world, Israel is where my heart is,” he says. Unfortunately, Alan is barely surviving in South Florida. He supplements his meager monthly social security income with multiple credit cards. After he lost his wife, he also lost his home and resorted to living in his car. Fortunately, a local Chabad provided Alan with […]

VIDEO: High Holiday Food Drives A Success

A big thank you to all of the temples and Hadassahs that held food drives during the High Holidays to benefit the Alpert JFS Kosher Food Pantries in West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach. Temple Beth Am Temple Beth David Temple Israel Temple Emanu-El Temple Judea Temple Shaarei Shalom Temple Torat Emet Dorot Bat Gurion Hadassah of Palm Beach County Gesher Hadassah at Ponte Vecchio Simcha Hadassah at Aberdeen Coral Lakes Women’s Club Temple Beth Am arrived with a 15-foot […]

Transformations Magazine: Impact & Gratitude Report 2021-2022

Click Read Now to see The Impact & Gratitude edition of our Transformations Magazine! In this issue: Read personal stories of impact that highlight our award-winning services and programs. Board Member Jason DelGrosso shares what supporting Alpert JFS means to him. Learn how we continue to combat Food Insecurity in our community. Getings from our new President & Board Chair Gary Hoffman and CEO Marc Hopin.

Please Help Our Neighbors In Need With A Gift To The Hurricane Ian Emergency Relief Fund

Dear Friends & Neighbors, As we write this message, we see the sun beginning to reveal itself from behind the storm clouds. Our staff is busy responding to calls made to our Community Access Life Line (C.A.L.L.) Service, swiftly getting our friends and neighbors the help and support they need. We are proactively checking in with our clients and with anyone that recently received food from our pantries. We also reached out to fellow Jewish Family Service agencies throughout Florida […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holocaust Survivors Receive Commemorative Medals

Over the last few weeks, we’ve delivered Commemorative Medals to clients of our Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program. Tied to our June 26 Holocaust Survivor Day Celebration, the medals serve as a tribute to the Survivors’ resilience and the lives they’ve built. Each medal came with a note from Alpert Jewish Family Service CEO Marc D. Hopin. Enjoy these photos!

Palm Beach Daily News: Taking the Chai road-Major donors group raises $2.1M for family services

Thank you Palm Beach Daily News for the wonderful coverage Sunday of our Chai Society Gathering last spring at Club Colette. The event honored our most treasured donors and celebrated their raising $2.1 Million for the essential programs and services we offer at Alpert Jewish Family Service. Thanks to Chai Society members’ dedicated support, we are able to serve as a lifeline to our friends and neighbors in challenging times. Text of story: Taking the Chai road: Major donors group […]
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