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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Center for Belonging and Wellbeing

A big moment for Alpert Jewish Family Service today was the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Center for Belonging and Wellbeing. Thank you to Congressman Brian Mast for helping us to secure a $825,000 Federal Earmark for this space. Thank you to Chelsea Reed Mayor City of Palm Beach Gardens and Representative Mike Caruso This Center for Belonging and Wellbeing is a great addition to our community. The Center will provide day programming for individuals with disabilities, in an inclusive […]

2023 Annual Meeting

We are so inspired by Tuesday night’s joyful celebration. Over 100 people attended the 2023 Annual Meeting of Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) and Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service (Levine JRFS). The night’s theme - "We are here for you. Today. Tomorrow. Always" - was a testament to our unwavering commitment to our clients and our community. We are proud to be an organization that provides support and care to those in need, regardless of their background or circumstance.

Meet Your Quarterback of Care: Allison Shevlin

As a passionate New York Giants fan, Allison Shevlin is fond of using football analogies to describe her role as a Geriatric Care Manager for ElderCare360®, a program of Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service. “Older adults and their families can think of me as their ‘quarterback of care,’” she says. “I’m there to check in with their loved ones, tackle health issues that arise, then follow through with doctors, specialists, physical therapists, medications—basically whatever is needed so that they can live their best lives.”

Advocating in Tallahassee

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 […]

Food Pantry Deliveries Help Family Regain Financial Footing

Cheryl and Dan both had good jobs in hotel sales before the pandemic. They and their two children enjoyed a very stable and comfortable life. But with meetings and functions canceled, they found themselves downsized. Luckily, they had savings to fall back on for several months. This year they both found new jobs, but their salaries have not yet recovered. With inflation, the rise in fuel costs, and tuition increases at their children’s Day School, feeding their family became a […]

Alpert JFS Remembers Claire Levine z”l

Dear Friends & Neighbors, It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Claire Levine z”l one of the leaders of this Jewish community and namesake of our Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service. Fearlessly independent, yet humble and modest, Claire was committed to making the wider Jewish community as inclusive and welcoming as possible to those with disabilities. She did this because she believed that every individual, regardless of ability, […]

Watch Us Sunday, Feb. 26 on Federation TV Program mosaic

“What we work really hard to do is to realize that we sometimes only have one touch with somebody. We sometimes get one phone call, and then it’s our job to…get somebody to all of the pieces of help that they might need.” — Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, AJFS Chief Clinical and Impact Officer. This Sunday, February 26, mosaic speaks with Alpert JFS CEO Marc Hopin and Chief Clinical and Impact Officer Dr. Elaine Rotenberg about the concern over rising mental health […]

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.
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