Learn more about how Alpert JFS is serving our community’s children, adults, seniors, Holocaust survivors and people with disabilities.
17TH ANNUAL “NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE,” FEATURING ELIZABETH SMART, SET SOME RECORDS!
February 18, 2021 – This year’s “No Excuse for Abuse” event, held virtually, had the most registrants ever…and an enormous online viewership!
CHRISTOPHER P. HOTALING, CPA JOINS ALPERT JFS AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
February 2, 2021 – Alpert JFS and Levine JRFS are pleased to welcome the newest member of the team!
CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR OF THE TREES BY DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY
February 1, 2021 – Tu B’Shevat meals delivered by volunteers from Alpert JFS and The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach in time for Shabbat!
FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP IN FEBRUARY TO SHARE HOW ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TOOLS CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IMPROVE FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
January 29, 2021 – Join Ana Nevares of Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) to learn about the tool that can facilitate daily life in school, at work, and at home.
ALPERT JFS CAN HELP JEWISH STUDENTS FINANCE COLLEGE, GRADUATE SCHOOL AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS
January 26, 2021 – Take advantage of an opportunity to secure a Jewish Educational Loan Fund through Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service.
ABDUCTION SURVIVOR TURNED ADVOCATE ELIZABETH SMART WILL SPEAK AT THE 17TH ANNUAL “NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE” – A VIRTUAL EVENT
January 21, 2021 – There is no excuse for abuse…and Alpert JFS is out to raise awareness of abuse in all its forms, and strengthen support to help end the cycle of abuse.
FEMALE JOB SEEKERS INVITED TO BE A PART OF “BECOME U,” A QUARTERLY PROGRAM OF REINVENTION
January 4, 2021 – Women in career transition can take advantage of free employment-related workshops to help them find both their work path and themselves!
THREE LOCAL NONPROFITS JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER MORE THAN 450 CHANUKAH MEALS FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN NEED
December 15, 2020 – The partnership between Alpert JFS, the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach continued during the Festival of Lights, delivering the gift of a home-cooked meal, and the warmth of the holiday season.
CALL FOR ENTRIES OF JEWISH STUDENT ARTWORK AND POEMS FOR THE “NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE” POSTER AND POETRY CONTEST
December 9, 2020 – Elementary, middle school and high school creatives are invited to participate in a themed art/poetry contest to bring awareness to the challenges of bullying and abuse.
EXCLUSIVE GROUPS OF VIRTUAL “MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID” TRAINING SESSIONS RESULT IN ADDITIONAL “MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS”
December 7, 2020 – Let’s eliminate the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse, so that those with a challenge or in crisis feel comfortable seeking and getting help.
“NEVER AGAIN” BENEFIT HONORING PALM BEACH FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIANS & JEWS LEADERSHIP RAISES MORE THAN $85,000 TO SUPPORT HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
December 4, 2020 – Approximately 135 households tuned in to see the Alpert JFS 2nd Annual “Never Again” Holocaust Survivors Benefit, chaired by Sheila Engelstein, Vivienne Ivry, and Zelda Mason, from the comfort of their homes.
THANKSGIVING MEALS FROM ALPERT JFS’ KOSHER FOOD PANTRY AND PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KIND KITCHEN OF PALM BEACH BRING HOLIDAY WARMTH TO LOCAL RESIDENTS
December 1, 2020 – It was a thankful Thanksgiving, as meals to prepare were distributed, and home-made traditional dinners for seniors and Holocaust survivors were delivered, county-wide!
ALPERT JFS TO PRESENT 2ND ANNUAL “NEVER AGAIN” HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS BENEFIT VIRTUALLY DECEMBER 3
November 3, 2020 – Join special guest speaker Matthew Orton, writer and co-producer of the cinematic thriller “Operation Finale,” and event honorees John “Skip” Randolph and Maggie Zeidman, of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews.
DANIELLE LUSTMAN NEW DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS AT ALPERT JFS
November 2, 2020 – Accomplished creative professional joins the team to lead the marketing and communications efforts of the agency.
ALPERT JFS/LEVINE JRFS CLINICAL DIRECTOR SHARED BEST PRACTICES IN DELIVERING
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES VIRTUALLY AT THIRD TRANSATLANTIC ZOOM SESSION
October 23, 2020 – Dr. Elaine Rotenberg, representing American social welfare agencies, shared her experiences
about leading our local Jewish community through the transition from face-to-face to virtual service delivery.
ALPERT JFS DELIVERS SIMCHAT TORAH MEALS TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
October 12, 2020 – During a time of continued isolation and uncertainty, volunteers deliver holiday meals to Holocaust survivors, so they can celebrate their relationship to the Torah.
ALPERT JFS SUPPORTS OCTOBER DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH, CONTINUING SERVICES, SUPPORT GROUP, AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
October 9, 2020 – Learn about our ongoing domestic abuse services and programs. You are not alone; we are here for you year-round!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR 2020-2021 EVENTS FROM FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE!
October 8, 2020 – Check out an exciting line-up of events, virtual and in-person!
ALPERT JFS PROS TO PRESENT AT PALM HEALTH FOUNDATION’S VIRTUAL “TRAIN THE BRAIN” COMMUNITY HEALTH CAMPAIGN
September 29, 2020 – Brain health is of particular importance during challenging times; learn how you can improve yours as a participant in upcoming online workshops!
ALPERT JFS TAKES “MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID” TRAINING VIRTUAL
September 24, 2020 – Train to be a lifeline to friends, family members, colleagues and others in the community as a Mental Health First Aider!
TRADITIONAL ROSH HASHANAH MEALS DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS
September 22, 2020 – The Jewish New Year was sweetened for individuals and families, thanks to community volunteers and local non-profit organizations.
LOCAL HOCKEY FANS TAKE THEIR PLACE IN VIRTUAL BLEACHERS FOR ALPERT JFS ONLINE EVENT WITH JEWISH FORMER NHL PLAYER MIKE HARTMAN
September 17, 2020 – Alpert JFS shoots and scores, with an entertaining Q&A with former NHL Player Mike Hartman!
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE CELEBRATES THE POWER OF VOLUNTEERS, HONORING THEIR DEDICATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS
September 16, 2020 – Alpert JFS celebrates the power, dedication, and contributions of volunteers!
ALPERT JFS KOSHER FOOD PANTRY PROVIDING ROSH HASHANAH BASKETS TO LOCAL CLIENTS IN NEED
September 9, 2020 – Alpert JFS Kosher Food Pantry providing traditional holiday meals to clients in need.
ALPERT JFS DIRECTOR OF GUARDIANSHIP DR. PAM WIENER APPOINTED TO FLORIDA STATE GUARDIANSHIP ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
September 2, 2020 – Florida State Guardianship Association Board of Directors Gains Expertise of Dr. Pam Wiener, Alpert JFS Director of Guardianship.
THREE LOCAL JEWISH NON-PROFITS JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER ROSH HASHANAH MEALS TO SENIORS
August 27, 2020 – A trio of local Jewish communal organizations bring the warmth and taste of Rosh Hashanah to those less fortunate in coordinated effort.
GRANT FROM TD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ENABLES FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO EXPAND “COPING WITH OUR NEW REALITY” VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS WITH NEW PILOT PROGRAM REACHING SIX LOCAL GATED COMMUNITIES
August 26, 2020 – Alpert JFS’ “Coping with our New Reality” workshops welcomed into targeted neighborhoods.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS LEARN ZOOM TO ATTEND MONTHLY VIRTUAL SOCIALIZATION EVENTS
August 20, 2020 – Our Holocaust survivors are attending their socialization events online!
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE PRESENTS FREE ONLINE EVENT: “GOAL TO GOAL” WITH FORMER NHL PLAYER MIKE HARTMAN ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
August 18, 2020 – Alpert JFS Scores Jewish Former NHL Player Mike Hartman for Online Event!
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ACHIEVES “EXCELLENCE LEVEL” IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT ACCREDITATION FROM NONPROFITS FIRST
August 17, 2020 – A noteworthy accomplishment from a leader in quality and accountability oversight.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE CLINICAL DIRECTOR AND LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST TO FACILITATE VIRTUAL TELEMENTAL HEALTH TRAINING SESSIONS FOR NETWORK OF JEWISH HUMAN SERVICE AGENCIES MEMBERS
August 13, 2020 – With TeleMental Health counseling here to stay, Alpert JFS clinicians share useful information with practitioners.
INCREASE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SPURS FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE’S ONGOING ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN IN HIGH CONFLICT RELATIONSHIPS, BEGINNING AUGUST 13, 2020
July 29, 2020 – Alpert JFS is here to support domestic abuse victims with a new ongoing support group.
ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OFFERS “COPING WITH OUR NEW REALITY: SOCIAL DISTANCING WITHOUT ISOLATION” EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PRESENTATIONS FOR COMMUNITY, NON-PROFIT AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
July 15, 2020 – Available to residential communities, non-profits and religious organizations: a private session to assist with coping with our new reality.
FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP ON “HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY” TO BE PRESENTED BY MELVIN J. & CLAIRE LEVINE LIFEPLANNINGTM PROGRAM
July 13, 2020 – Melvin J. & Claire Levine LifePlanningTM Program delivers a free virtual workshop with ADRC and DCF to discuss Home and Community Based Services for Persons with Disabilities.
ZELDA MASON APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND BOARD CHAIR OF FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE AND MELVIN J. & CLAIRE LEVINE JEWISH RESIDENTIAL & FAMILY SERVICE
July 1, 2020 – We welcome Alpert JFS & Levine JRFS 2020-2021 President and Board Chair Zelda Mason, whose life lessons fueled her passion for philanthropy.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE AND MELVIN J. & CLAIRE LEVINE JEWISH RESIDENTIAL & FAMILY SERVICE VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS “WE ARE HERE/ WE’LL BE THERE” THEME
June 30, 2020 – Information, entertainment and fun were in attendance at the Alpert JFS Levine JRFS virtual Annual Meeting.
THE LORD’S PLACE LEARNS ABOUT “COPING WITH OUR NEW REALITY: SOCIAL DISTANCING WITHOUT ISOLATION” IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIRTUAL PRESENTATION BY FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
June 25, 2020 – Alpert JFS is helping people cope with the challenges of COVID-19 — individuals and larger groups.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE TO HOLD 2020 ANNUAL MEETING VIRTUALLY ON MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020
June 10, 2020 – Our Annual Meeting is like a family reunion; join us to learn what’s “relative” at Alpert JFS/Levine JRFS!
WHO IS CARING FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC?
June 4, 2020 – Alpert JFS and Rales JFS continues to care for South Florida’s Holocaust survivors during pandemic.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE AND THE KIND KITCHEN OF PALM BEACH FORM PARTNERSHIP TO FEED THE AGENCY’S MOST VULNERABLE CLIENTS DURING COVID-19
May 4, 2020 – Alpert JFS and The Kind Kitchen Spread kindness During COVID-19, with meals to our most vulnerable seniors.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE RECEIVES
ADDITIONAL GRANT FUNDING AND EMERGENCY AID FOR LIFE-SAVING ASSISTANCE TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
April 30, 2020 – Thanks to advanced grant money and a matching fund initiative, Alpert JFS can do even more for our Holocaust Survivors.
“COPING WITH OUR NEW REALITY: PARENT EDITION” ADDED TO
FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS OFFERED BY FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
April 28, 2020 – A virtual support group to help parents navigate living, working and teaching from home.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OBSERVES YOM HASHOAH (HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY)
April 27, 2020 – Yom Hashoah: a time of remembrance, reflection, and reaching out.
MELVIN J. & CLAIRE LEVINE LIFEPLANNING PROGRAM OFFERS FREE “CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER” ONLINE WORKSHOP FOR THOSE LOOKING AFTER SOMEONE WITH A DISABILITY
April 24, 2020 – Caregivers need to take care of themselves so they can efficiently and effectively take care of others!
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE “GETS THEIR GREEN ON” TO SHINE A LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH DURING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE MONTH
April 23, 2020 – Color our world with care, concern and green during Mental Health Awareness and Trauma-Informed Care Month!
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE PROVIDES FREE VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
April 17, 2020 – Alpert JFS is here for you during COVID-19 with support groups to meet community needs.
VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY CONNECTS COMMUNITY FOR FREE WORKSHOP ON THE ABLE ACT THROUGH THE MELVIN J. & CLAIRE LEVINE LIFEPLANNINGTM PROGRAM OF FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
April 14, 2020 – The ABLE Act helps persons with a disability Achieve a Better Life Experience!
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND TO MEET UNPRECEDENTED COMMUNITY CHALLENGES
April 8, 2020 – Support those struggling with a donation to the Alpert JFS COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
PASSOVER MEALS DELIVERED TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AS FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE PARTNERS WITH THE KIND KITCHEN OF PALM BEACH AND A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS
April 7, 2020 – Non-profit partners provide Passover meals for local Holocaust survivors.
VIRTUAL TECHNOLOGY ENABLES CAREGIVERS OF THE DISABLED TO PARTICIPATE IN
FREE LEGAL WORKSHOP THROUGH THE MELVIN J. & CLAIRE LEVINE LIFEPLANNING™ PROGRAM
April 2, 2020 – Every cloud has a silver lining: LifePlanning™ Workshop for Legal Planning “Zoomed” Ahead!
REACH OUT TO ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE’S “CHAI LINE” FOR SUPPORTIVE SERVICES DURING CHALLENGING COVID-19 CRISIS
March 31, 2020 – The professionals of Alpert JFS’ CHAI LINE continue to Answer the Call during the COVID-19 crisis.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS TO ENJOY PASSOVER MEAL DELIVERY THANKS TO NON-PROFIT PARTNER THE KIND KITCHEN OF PALM BEACH AND A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS
March 26, 2020 – Alpert JFS partners with The Kind Kitchen of Palm Beach to provide Passover meals to Holocaust survivors.
AMIDST COVID-19: MISSION TO HELP PEOPLE DURING CHALLENGING TIMES REMAINS PARAMOUNT AT FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
March 24, 2020 – Alpert JFS is open for business during the COVID-19 Pandemic, remaining true to its mission of serving the community
DR. JENNIFER ASHTON SPEAKS VIA SATELLITE AT FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE INAUGURAL “ROAD TO RESILIENCE” LUNCHEON
March 16, 2020 – Humans are resilient creatures! Our indomitable spirits help us connect, cope and regain confidence after set-backs.
CHILD HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR RECALLS PAINFUL MEMORIES AT THE GREENE SCHOOL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN STUDENTS’ LIVES
March 10, 2020 – “Never Again” eclipses painful memories of Holocaust survivors sharing their stories with schoolchildren.
16th ANNUAL NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE LUNCHEON DRAWS CARING CROWD TO HELP FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JFS END THE CYCLE OF ABUSE IN ALL ITS FORMS
February 26, 2020 – The community of the Greater Palm Beaches is intent on wiping out abuse in all its forms, as our recent NEFA Luncheon showed.
FUNDING FROM BOYNTON BEACH MAYOR’S COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND TO BENEFIT THE JUDITH & JACK ROSENBERG MENTORING 4 KIDS PROGRAM
February 26, 2020 – M4K is making a mark on the City of Boynton Beach. Read about the beginning of our beautiful relationship.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE MARKS 25 YEARS PROVIDING SERVICES TO HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
Feb. 24, 2020 – We’re proud to be the leading agency helping survivors of the Shoah. Always have been…always will be!
ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES BAKED AND BROKE BREAD TOGETHER AT INCLUSIVE SOCIAL EVENT IN BOYNTON BEACH
Feb. 23, 2020 – Someone’s in the kitchen with Alpert JFS…30 adults with disabilities, who came out to bake challah at the first-ever inclusive Mega Challah Bake!
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR JEWISH COLLEGE STUDENTS THROUGH FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
Feb. 19, 2020 – You’re not alone in financing your educational aspirations; take advantage of accessible support.
FERD & GLADYS ALPERT JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE RECOGNIZES JACK & JUDITH ROSENBERG MENTORING 4 KIDS PROGRAM VOLUNTEER MENTORS
Feb. 10, 2020 – Mentees and parents showed appreciation for the mentors who provide support and friendship to enrich the lives of children.