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 virtual, the event will take place on February 5 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Hemingway, who is also the granddaughter of Nobel Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway, will share her personal story of overcoming the legacy of mental illness addiction, and suicide in one of America’s most famous families. Hemingway has also written a book on the topic, titled, Out Came the Sun.
Co-chairs of the No Excuse for Abuse event are Cindy and Dr. Allan Schlossberg, Wendy and Geoff Stahl, and Dr. Paula Newmark and Joel Yudenfreund.
“The No Excuse for Abuse fundraising event is now in its 19th year, demonstrating Alpert JFS’ ongoing commitment to domestic abuse prevention, mental health support, suicide awareness, and more,” said Marc Hopin, CEO of Alpert JFS. “Year after year, this event and the guests we feature continue to both educate and inspire all those who participate. We are thankful for the continued support of Alpert JFS’ essential services, including our Domestic Abuse program, Suicide Awareness groups, and more that provide professional counseling for those in need.