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Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services


Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services offers help, hope and humanity through our comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs.

With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food and financial assistance, senior services, counseling and mental health services and many volunteer opportunities.

Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who support our mission and bring hope to thousands in need.

Phone: 561-852-3333  ♦  E-mail: info@ralesjfs.org  ♦  Directions: Click here


IN THE NEWS: Passover Project Serves Seniors

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Several seniors will have a festive Passover holiday this year, thanks in part to the efforts of volunteers from the Addison Reserve Passover Mitzvah Project. For the ninth year in a row, Addison Reserve families have participated in a Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County "Adopt-a-Project," which provides food for Passover to those in need in the Boca/Delray area. This year, nearly 200 Addison families raised over $21,000 to purchase food. On March 25, more than 45 volunteers gathered at the new Jacobson Family Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service facility in Delray Beach to package 475 bags of Passover groceries for distribution by JFS.

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IN THE NEWS: Seder smiles

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Eva Kolatka, 96, who lives in Century Village in Boca Raton, still remembers when she used to host Passover seders for 20 to 30 people. As she is no longer able to host a big family seder, and as she has very little family in Florida, Kolatka was faced with not being able to celebrate the Passover holiday at all this year. Instead, Kolatka decided to join 220 other clients of the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) at its Pre-Passover Model Seder, held at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton on April 1.

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Great Golf Gets a Great Cause $72,000 (April 7, 2014)

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230 Seniors Celebrate Passover Spirit at Model Seder, with Help from Generous JFS Friends (April 1, 2014)

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Remembering Norman R. Rales (1923-2012)

JFS offers many opportunities to young people under 50 years of age to be part of a new initiative. Friends of JFS are like minded individuals who feel a sense of belonging and want to give back to the community. The next generation is critical to ensuring the future of JFS. Learn More >>

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