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Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Sep 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States and sponsors Hunger Awareness Month every September. According to Feeding America, today, nearly 50 million or 1 in 6 people in the United States are hungry.

IN THE NEWS: Holocaust Survivors Meet for Nosh & Nachas

Aug 24, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Holocaust Survivors Meet for Nosh & Nachas

Jewish Journal

More than 120 local Holocaust survivors recently gathered at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach for "Nosh & Nachas" or literally, "food and happiness.".

IN THE NEWS: Creative Efforts Showcase Artists

Aug 6, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Creative Efforts Showcase Artists

Sun Sentinel

Local volunteer curates exhibits at Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Aug 3, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

The summer is flying by. Before you know it, it will be time for our children to go back to school. As August approaches, children finishing up camp and school is front and center on their parent's minds. We are so proud to say that our Center for Families & Children has made a tremendous impact in the lives of our families by providing summer camp scholarships. A record total of $84,600 enabled over 130 children to attend camp! That includes 12 special needs families were provided assistance they so desperately needed.

JFS Receives $10,000 Grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation

Jul 29, 2015

JFS Receives $10,000 Grant from BJ’s Charitable Foundation

JFS News

Grant will support the JFS Meals on Wheels program and the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, which help address the crisis of food insecurity in our community

IN THE NEWS: Ageless Grace Day Engages Seniors

Jul 22, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Ageless Grace Day Engages Seniors

Jewish Journal

JFS sponsors Ageless Grace Day at Weisman Center. Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all five functions of the brain.

IN THE NEWS: Feldmans Make Legacy Gift to JFS

Jul 15, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Feldmans Make Legacy Gift to JFS

Jewish Journal

Larry and Diane Feldman Legacy Gift ensures perpetuity of Feldman Adventure & Diamond Clubs.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Jul 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

A couple of weeks ago, we began Rales Rides, the Community Center Van Access Program providing bus service for those without the ability to currently attend programs and events at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center. In addition to Rales Rides, JFS offers numerous programs and services allowing seniors to remain independent.

IN THE NEWS: All aboard for the senior center

Jun 26, 2015

IN THE NEWS: All aboard for the senior center

South Florida Sun Sentinel

The good news for local seniors wanting to attend the many activities and events at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center, but can't, due to lack of transportation, is that they now have "wheels."

IN THE NEWS: JFS Event defines LGBTQ needs in South Palm

Jun 25, 2015

IN THE NEWS: JFS Event defines LGBTQ needs in South Palm

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

On Thursday, June 25, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services — the Boca Raton-based Jewish social-services agency — sponsored a Community Conversation about creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment in South Palm Beach County for LGBTQ individuals of all ages and their families.

IN THE NEWS: Survivors gather at Café Europa

Jun 2, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Survivors gather at Café Europa

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, the Boca Raton-based Jewish social-services agency, held its semi-annual gathering and luncheon for local Holocaust survivors, Café Europa, at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Jun 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

“Be prepared” should not only be the Boy Scouts’ motto, it should be the motto of all South Floridians as hurricane season approaches. June kicks off Hurricane Season and is designated Hurricane Preparedness Month, but what some of you may not know is what JFS does prior to and post storm.

JFS to Sponsor “Community Conversation” for the LGBTQ Community on June 25th

Jun 1, 2015

JFS to Sponsor “Community Conversation” for the LGBTQ Community on June 25th

As a result of a task force JFS has set up to help identify the unmet needs of LGBTQ individuals and their families, JFS is sponsoring a “Community Conversation - Creating an Inclusive and Welcoming Environment for the LGBTQ Community and Their Families” on June 25th. The goal of the “Community Conversation” is for JFS to hear from the community at large to help identify the needs of this segment. The program will take place at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton from 7 PM – 9 PM.

Close to 200 Attend Diamond Club Senior Prom

May 18, 2015

Close to 200 Attend Diamond Club Senior Prom

Close to 200 seniors attended the Feldman Family Clubs’ Annual Senior Prom. The Prom caps the season of events for the Feldman Family Diamond Club which meets every Monday at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center.

Over 100 Holocaust Survivors Attend Nosh & Nachas

May 12, 2015

Over 100 Holocaust Survivors Attend Nosh & Nachas

Holocaust survivors recently gathered for “Nosh & Nachas” a socialization program held quarterly at the Weisman Delray Community Center. Translated literally, “food and happiness” this is what this program is all about to the Holocaust survivors who reside in Boca Raton and Delray Beach and are clients of the JFS Senior Services Department.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

May 1, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are real, common and treatable. Not all of us think about our mental health on a regular basis. May is Mental Health Month bringing attention to the importance of addressing mental health symptoms early.

JFS NAMED A 2015 SOUTH FLORIDA TOP WORKPLACE BY THE SUN SENTINEL

Apr 26, 2015

JFS NAMED A 2015 SOUTH FLORIDA TOP WORKPLACE BY THE SUN SENTINEL

JFS is pleased to announce that it has been selected a 2015 South Florida Top Workplace by the Sun Sentinel.

JFS WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Apr 24, 2015

JFS WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

JFS is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. The installation took place at the Agency’s Annual Meeting held April 23rd at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center.

Great Golf for a Great Cause – Sold Out!

Apr 14, 2015

Great Golf for a Great Cause – Sold Out!

For the first time ever, JFS’ GREAT GOLF FOR A GREAT CAUSE sold out with a max participation of 144 golfers. Men and women throughout south Palm Beach County had a rewarding day of fun on the course and in the clubhouse while they supported those in need within our community.

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Apr 3, 2015

Personal Reflections from the President & CEO

Towards the beginning of the Passover Seder we recite the phrase “Let all who are hungry come and eat.” It is very rewarding to witness the generosity of our supporters throughout the year providing both financial and food donations to our neighbors in need through the Jacobson Family Food Pantry.

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