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Dr. Willy Philias Joins Alpert JFS Psychiatry Team

Alpert JFS is excited to announce that Psychiatrist Willy Philias, M.D., is now a member of our Behavioral Health Team. Dr. Philias says there are four professions young Haitian men consider—lawyer, economist, engineer, or doctor. “I chose medicine because I wanted to help people.” Unlike many of his peers growing up in Port de Paix, Haiti, Dr. Philias spent a lot of time at the local library. “I read everything—books about geography, philosophy, and history. I’m still a voracious reader.” […]

Career Connections Job Fair Is April 28

If you’re looking for a job in the Jewish community, Career Connections may be able to help! Join us on Thu, April 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s headquarters, the Jack, Joseph & Mort Mandel Building for a job fair. Local Jewish communal organizations will be on campus with job opportunities they are looking to fill on the spot. Registration is required. Please email [email protected] or call 561.615.4949 to secure your spot. Check […]

Mental Health Month Kick-Off

Mental Health Month Kick Off! Friday, April 29, 2022 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This event will kick-off the Get Your Green On Campaign in May! May is Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month and Palm Beach County is celebrating! Birth to 22: United For Brighter Futures is hosting the 6th annual Get Your Green on campaign countywide. To Kick off the awareness month Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County is hosting a virtual event on April 29th. This […]

Synagogue, Congregants Raise Money To Support Agency’s Food Program

by Sergio Carmona Jewish Journal, April 8, 2022 Money raised through an ongoing partnership between a synagogue and a Jewish social services agency is providing food to vulnerable individuals and families in Palm Beach County who face food insecurity. Since 2013, Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach and its congregants have raised more than $81,000 for Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach through a program that replaces flowers with food. Rabbi Michael Resnick of Temple Emanu-El […]

Happy Passover!

The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking. The death and destruction is tragic. Millions of Ukrainians are being forced from their homes. Some are Jewish, including Holocaust Survivors who are fleeing from their homes for a second time. All are now refugees in a foreign land. For Jewish people all over the world, it is now Passover. I have read news stories detailing how several organizations have mobilized to make sure that Ukrainian Jews still living in Ukraine as well as […]

Jewish Journal Previews Passover Food Deliveries

  South Florida Jewish organizations are delivering Passover meals to families in need, Holocaust survivors and other homebound seniors throughout the next few weeks leading up to the holiday, which begins on the evening of April 15. Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach is conducting two kinds of meal deliveries for the holiday. On April 6, the agency is delivering Passover baskets to 75 households that are filled with non-perishable Passover foods, like matzo, soup, […]

The Coastal Star: “Meet Your Neighbor: Ellie Hart”

“So, I went to Alpert Jewish Family Services offering my services two days a week. I learned the organization’s programs, became an AmeriCorps volunteer, and did outreach to veterans. Through someone I met at a lecture, I had the opportunity to accompany a female veteran on an Honor Flight to Washington. Very thrilling. The service as an AmeriCorps volunteer introduced me to a new community of people (mostly veterans) and gave me a genuine appreciation of their service to America. […]

Chag Purim Sameach from Marc D. Hopin

As we are about to celebrate the holiday of Purim, we recognize its increased significance given recent world events. Megilat Esther (The Book of Esther) tells the story of Esther, the wife of a Persian king who hid the fact that she was Jewish. As the story goes, Haman, close advisor to the king and main antagonist in the story, planned for the extermination of all Jews in the Persian Empire. Haman desired to be the supreme leader, something he knew the Jewish people would […]

WPTV Interview with Irwin Lebow

WPTV NBC’s Tania Rogers interviewed Emeritus Alpert Jewish Family Service Board Member Irwin Lebow about his milestone 100th birthday and the campaign he’s mounted to raise $100,000 for his Project H.O.P.E. fund through Alpert Jewish Family Service. There’s still time to donate through Facebook — visit — and be sure to leave Irwin a “Happy Birthday” message in the comments! Click the image below to watch WPTV’s story.

Radio Show Highlights Addiction and Mental Health First Aid Programs

Carolyn Yasuna, Jewish Addiction Outreach & Support Program Director and Cindy Wides, Mental Health First Aid Program Director spoke to Scott Greenberg last night on his radio show, “Oh My God! I’m Getting Older And So Is My Mom!”  If you missed it, click the link below to listen!
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