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Shear Family Foundation Renews Support of AJFS Food Insecurity Initiatives

Alpert Jewish Family Service is pleased to announce we’ve received a second $250,000 grant from the Shear Family Foundation to help fund the expansion of our food insecurity initiatives. The funds will be used for the operations of the expanded food pantry and wraparound services we will provide at the new Alpert JFS Enrichment Center in Boynton Beach. The generous support of the Shear Family Foundation will help further Alpert JFS’s efforts to end food insecurity among the ALICE (Asset-Limited, […]

Jewish Voice Previews 19th Annual No Excuse for Abuse

The following preview story about the 19th Annual No Excuse for Abuse Evening appeared in the November issue of The Jewish Voice. For more information and to register for the event, please click here For the 19th consecutive year, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County will host its highly regarded No Excuse for Abuse event, which will feature Academy award-nominated actor, author, and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway. Being held in person after two years […]

Haven Palm Beach Art Gallery Preview

Thank you to friends of the agency who joined us at the Haven Palm Beach Art Gallery for an exclusive preview of the artwork and photography of two talented, local artists Hope Kahn-Hoffman & Elisa Tenenbaum. It was a wonderful evening benefiting the incredible work of Alpert JFS.

Living Proof That Mentors Matter: Meet Lyndora Frazier, New Director of Mentoring 4 Kids

It’s often said, “it takes a village to raise a child.” And nobody knows this better than Lyndora Frazier, who was recently promoted to Director of the Judith & Jack Rosenberg Mentoring 4 Kids Program at Alpert Jewish Family Service. “There are many people from all different stages of my life who’ve mentored and inspired me to be the person I am today,” she says. “I am still in touch with many of those individuals. This is the spirit behind […]

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!

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 […]

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 decorated […]

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 […]
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