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Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

The offices of Alpert Jewish Family Service are closed on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday. There are numerous connections between the work of Dr. King and the Jews living in America at the time which include the following: ·         Dr. King repeatedly used the Jewish experience as a model of success over oppression. ·         A Jewish woman, Esther Brown, in Topeka, Kan., started the lawsuit Brown vs. Board of Education. That 1954 Supreme Court decision put an end to legally mandated racially segregated schools. (Note that the […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/martin-luther-king-jrs-birthday/

WPTV/NBC: “Woman Honored For Giving Holocaust Survivors A Voice”

WPTV’s Tania Rogers stopped by yesterday to interview local teacher Joanne Baseman who for many years has welcomed Holocaust Survivors into her classroom to share their stories with her students. For her efforts, she’s receiving the Inaugural Never Again Award in Memory of Vivienne Felberman Ivry z”l, at this Wed’s 3rd Annual Never Again Holocaust Survivors Benefit. Watch the story by clicking this link: https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/woman-honored-for-giving-holocaust-survivors-a-voice WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Holocaust survivors are sharing their stories in a classroom setting. […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/wptv-nbc-woman-honored-for-giving-holocaust-survivors-a-voice/

International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Learn more about the programs and services Alpert Jewish Family Service does for persons with disabilities. https://www.alpertjfs.org/for-persons-with-disabilities/ https://www.alpertjfs.org/nternational-day-of-persons-with-disabilities/

Wishing you a warm and wonderful Hanukkah filled with love and light.

This Hanukkah, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service’s light shines brightly thanks to all of you.   For the next eight days, spin the dreidel, light your candles, Hanukkah is here!   Wishing you a warm and wonderful Hanukkah filled with love and light.   https://www.alpertjfs.org/wishing-you-a-warm-and-wonderful-hanukkah-filled-with-love-and-light/

Happy Thanksgiving

At this Thanksgiving holiday,we give thanks to you for your kindness, compassion and generosity. These past 18 months have brought about unprecedented financial, emotional and psychological challenges for so many of our vulnerable friends and neighbors. With your help, Ferd & Glayds Alpert Jewish Family Service is able to provide critical services to those who turn to us in their time of need. Whether you are a volunteer, donor, corporate partner or employee, we are grateful for all that you […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/happy-thanksgiving/

JFS To Host Never Again Holocaust Survivors Benefit

JFS To Host Never Again Holocaust Survivor’s Benefit by Sergio Carmona Florida Jewish Journal Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach is once again hosting its annual Never Again Holocaust Survivors Benefit. This is the third consecutive year Alpert JFS will host the event, which takes place virtually at 7 p.m. on Dec. 15. This year’s event, co-chaired by Sheila Engelstein and Diane Herzog, will feature Steven Rambam, a private investigator and […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/6656-2/

WPBF 25 – Temple Israel Students Learn About Food Insecurity

Students of Temple Israel learn about Food Insecurity, an issue affecting nearly 16,000 households in the Jewish Community. Students shopped for items themselves using Publix gift cards. Recently the students and their parents visited the JFS Kosher Food Pantry in West Palm Beach. The students sorted through the items they purchased and learned more about Kashrut (Jewish traditional eating). AJFS Director of Volunteer Leadership Belinda Lasky spoke to students and parents about how the AJFS Kosher Food Pantry works—from conducting […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/wpbf-25-temple-israel-students-learn-about-food-insecurity/

How domestic abuse can fall through the cracks

This October marks another Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of domestic violence in our community and to remind survivors that they are not alone. Launched in 1987, over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold perpetrators accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals. However, raising awareness about domestic violence itself is not enough. Too often, the word “violence” […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/how-domestic-abuse-can-fall-through-the-cracks/

It’s time we address addiction in Jewish communities:

A new online survey conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic by The Harris Poll found that 17% of respondents aged 21 and over reported drinking patterns that met the survey criteria for “heavy drinking.” Of those surveyed whose responses met the criteria for heavy drinking, only 13% reported that they were undergoing treatment for their drinking at the time of the survey. The survey results also suggest that family and friends can play an important role in motivating people with heavy […] https://www.alpertjfs.org/its-time-we-address-addiction-in-jewish-communities/

Live on CBS 12 News

Cindy Wides, Alpert JFS Director of Community Outreach/Mental Health First Aid shares warning signs of Mental Illness and Suicide in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. Live today on CBS 12 News. https://www.alpertjfs.org/live-on-cbs-12-news/
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