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Alpert JFS Honors the Service of Our Very Own WWII Veteran

We honor our very own Alpert JFS Board member, Irwin Lebow, a World War II Veteran and fighter pilot. Irwin was one of the esteemed speakers as part of the South Palm Beach Memorial Day Woody Gorbach Annual Ceremony. In the photos, Irwin is pictured with another World War II Veteran, Eric Ahronheim, the Mayor of South Palm Beach, Bonnie Fischer and another Alpert JFS Board member, Ellie Hart. Irwin Lebow flew 97 combat missions in France, Italy and Germany. […]

Why Alpert JFS Inspires Me – Gary Lesser, Esq.

Why Alpert JFS Inspires Me? Gary Lesser  Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith   Ann Landers once observed that, “it is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.” This is so true, and the Alpert Jewish Family Service’s “Relationships and Decisions Program” trains Jewish teens to educate their peers about healthy relationships, signs of potentially unhealthy relationships, dating abuse, bullying and stereotyping, […]

Alpert JFS Corporate Sponsor, Plastridge Insurance, Celebrates 100th Anniversary

A Q&A with Connor Lynch, COO, Plastridge Insurance.     100 years is quite an achievement.  How did this happen and what do you base this on? We are humbled by this great achievement.  We strive every day to strengthen and improve not only our own business but the community at-large. The secret to our longevity is being honest, ethical and committed to our customers through the decades.  If I could pinpoint one thing that has made the difference, it […]

MHFA Shines at Leadership Palm Beach Summit

Breakthroughs: The Leadership Palm Beach County Summit brought together 300 leaders from private, public and nonprofit sectors to understand three important issues: jobs for ex-offenders, internships for students, and mental health in the workplace.  The minute the summit ended, the clock started ticking on a 100-day “rapid results” process for dedicated core teams to work toward specific goals: 100 commitments to provide jobs to ex-offenders 100 commitments to provide internships in the trades for high school students 100 human resources professionals […]

Challenge Accepted: Philanthropist Steps Up for Holocaust Survivors

“My Mother is a Holocaust Survivor born on the Czechoslovakia Ukraine border. She was 1 of 9 children, and only herself, her brother and her sister survived. She came to the United States in 1947 and now seasonally resides in Boca Raton. One day, we were talking about philanthropy and the needs of Holocaust Survivors as they age. I always had a sense of the surprising statistics about Jewish poverty, because we’ve always heard a lot about Jewish success. We […]

Mentors Step In to Fill the Void on Take Your Child to School Day

“Feeling very blessed. I am very grateful for the agency and for your support. You did an awesome job with matching my boys with great men! They do wonderful with filling the void in my boys’ lives with just being great male figures.” –Maria, mother of M4K mentees, Kevin and Jaden. This year, September 27th was designated “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” by The Palm Beach County School District, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education.  Grandfathers, […]

Giving Back, Getting Back. AmeriCorps Volunteer Makes Lasting Impact on Local Seniors

Giving Back, Getting Back. AmeriCorps Volunteer Makes Lasting Impact on Local Seniors Alan Newmark became an AmeriCorps volunteer through Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach, Florida. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Lake Worth, Florida in 2008. Upon retirement, Alan decided that he wanted to help seniors in the community, and after learning about the program, he took the steps to become an AmeriCorps volunteer. This was Alan’s first experience as a volunteer and he […]

The Unsung Heroes: Stepping In & Stepping Up When No One Else Can

Guardians are responsible for managing the affairs of those determined by a court to be unable to make decisions or manage their affairs. Guardianship is an extremely important responsibility. The Alpert JFS professional Guardianship team is devoted to helping our clients by keeping them safe, connecting them to necessary services and helping them live as independently as possible. This month, Evelyn will be moving into a new apartment and is enjoying her new part-time job. She is taking her medication […]

Alpert JFS CEO Statement on Pittsburgh Tragedy

Eleven Jews were murdered today, on Shabbat, in a synagogue, for the “crime” of being Jewish.  They join a list of the millions upon millions of Jews that suffered a similar fate.  We condemn the evil that led to this tragedy.  We pray for the souls of the deceased. We pray for those that were wounded today.  We pray for their complete recovery of body, mind and spirit. We pray for the families and friends of the deceased and wounded […]

Updates! What’s New at Alpert JFS

First and foremost… Welcome to Our New Website!    We hope you enjoy it. Some significant changes have taken place and we wanted to make sure everyone is aware of them. We have rebranded. Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service (AJFCS) is now Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS). Not only is our “new” name easier to say and communicate, but it comes with a beautiful new logo and identity.   We hope you enjoy the vibrant, new look. The […]
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