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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!

No Excuse for Abuse Surpasses $300,000 Goal!

Alpert JFS is proud to announce that we surpassed the $300,000 fundraising goal set for our 18th Annual “No Excuse for Abuse” Virtual Evening. The event, now in its 18th or “Chai” year, raises money to support our Domestic Abuse and Mental Health services and programs. A sincere “thank you” to to our sponsors and our 2022 Co-Chairs Renee & Rob Gordon, Patti & Tony Lampert, and Barbara & Peter Sidel, as well as the evening’s Emcees Wendy & Geoff Stahl. […]

Jewish Journal — Claims Conference Allocates Money To Agencies To Benefit Holocaust Survivors

by Sergio Carmona Florida Jewish News The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has allocated thousands of dollars for South Florida Jewish social service agencies to benefit the Holocaust survivors they serve. Each year, the Claims Conference – which represents the world’s Jews in negotiating for compensation and restitution for victims of Nazi persecution and their heirs – allocates the monies one week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day for the annual grant. Both Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family […]

Sean Astin To Speak At Alpert JFS 18th Annual No Excuse For Abuse Virtual Evening

Free Event Focus on Breaking the Stigmas of Domestic Abuse and Mental Illness, and Features Sean Astin, Actor, Director and Son of Actress Patty Duke WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, January 31, 2022 / — For the 18th consecutive year, Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County (Alpert JFS) will host its No Excuse For Abuse event. Being held virtually February 16, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. , the event is free and features an intimate sit-down with […]

2021 – 2022 Winter Transformations

Hot off the press is the latest edition of Transformations, our agency magazine. Click the photo below to read about how Alpert JFS is impacting our community, our latest events, ways to get involved, and more!

WPTV Spotlights AmeriCorps Volunteer Program

There are seniors living all around us that are having trouble getting to their doctor for their appointments, getting to the grocery store for food and they are becoming isolated and disengaged from our community.   YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by providing them with transportation, socialization, and friendship.   We provide ongoing training and support to our AmeriCorps volunteers to prepare them to serve and assist these seniors in need. By joining AmeriCorps you will become a part of […]
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