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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 […]

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 […]

Louise Shares How ElderCare360® Helped Her Cope with Husband’s Dementia

I must say that I feel as though Alpert Jewish Family Service literally saved my life. I know this may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s true! When my beloved husband of 55 years was diagnosed with dementia, I thought I could handle the details of his care. As the disease quickly progressed, I was overwhelmed with managing his medications and scheduling his doctor’s appointments, and being the sole caregiver in the home. This was all on top of the […]

Single Mom With Autistic Son Reaches Out For Help

Darlene is a single mother of four children. One of them, her teenage son John, is on the autism spectrum. Darlene struggles with managing John’s behavior, and fears for his safety. She reached out to Alpert Jewish Family Service for help. Darlene spoke with a CALL Line Specialist who helped identify what her specific needs were at the moment to best support her son. The specialist provided referrals to local programs her son could access to develop his daily living […]

Mentoring Success Story: Howard And Jacob Bond Over Cars And More

For Howard Mellman and his mentee, Jacob, it’s all about cars! When he was younger, Jacob collected and built model cars, and Howard raced them semi-professionally for 15 years. Since they were matched through the Judith & Jack Rosenberg Mentoring 4 Kids (M4K) Program of Alpert Jewish Family Service, the two have been inseparable for nearly four years. M4K provides a same-gender role-model for a child between the ages of 6-14 who has lost a significant caregiver through death or […]

Client Grateful For Wraparound Services of Alpert JFS

Susan is a longtime client of Alpert JFS, who meets regularly with Psychiatrist Dr. James Thompson. With child support as her only income, she struggles to make ends meet. If that wasn’t enough, her ex-husband harasses her constantly, bringing her to court over frivolous things, and she she doesn’t have resources for an attorney. After a recent session, both Dr. Thompson and Behavioral Health Administrative Support Coordinator Jayne Lewis noted the mounting severity of Susan’s emotional state and financial struggles. […]
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