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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.

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.

Over 200 attend JFS Pre-Passover Model Seder

Mar 30, 2015

Over 200 attend JFS Pre-Passover Model Seder

Over 200 clients of Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) joined together at JFS’ Pre-Passover Model Seder, held at B'nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton on March 24th.

Close to 50 JFS Volunteers Delivered Passover Items to Food Pantry Clients as Part of Good Deeds Day

Mar 16, 2015

Close to 50 JFS Volunteers Delivered Passover Items to Food Pantry Clients as Part of Good Deeds Day

Volunteers from Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) participated in International Good Deeds Day, this past Sunday, March 15th. Participants delivered Passover items to clients of the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, a program of JFS, which serves residents in need in the Boca Raton, Highland Beach and Delray Beach areas.

Mar 25, 2014

Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation Aids Jacobson Family Food Pantry

On Monday, March 24, several representatives from Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation visited the Jacobson Family Food Pantry to present a donation check for $3,000, a 50% increase over last year’s contribution.

Jan 15, 2014

$2.4 Million Gift Promises to Transform Newly Named Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services; New Focus on Families & Children in South Palm Beach County

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Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) announced at their annual Gala on December 12, 2013 that the Rales family, a highly successful and philanthropic family with ties to South Florida, has made a generous $2.4 million gift to the newly named Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS)

Jan 9, 2014

Beth Levine Becomes Sr. VP, COO at Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) has announced the promotion of Beth Levine to Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

Nov 27, 2013

JFS Promotes Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Dec. 1-7 and Kibbitz & Ride Volunteer-Based Senior Transportation Program

While South Florida may be well known for its thriving senior population, far less recognized are the rising service levels needed to sustain and support these residents who need help as they continue to age. One of the biggest hurdles for many South Palm Beach County seniors is affordable transportation, a concern that keeps growing as more people aging in place become unable to drive.

Oct 9, 2013

Ruth Rales JFS Annual Gala Imagines a Night of Fantasy and Honors Michele & Larry Blair and Craig Donoff P.A.

Sun Sentinel

A truly “fantastic” evening is in store on December 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm. That’s when more than 300 prominent guests will gather at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton for “Imagine… a Night of Fantasy,” the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) Annual Gala and Auction.

Apr 23, 2013

Women’s League of B’nai Torah Presents $2,000 Purim Gift to Food Pantry

On Wednesday, March 20, several representatives from Women’s League of B’nai Torah Congregation visited the Jacobson Family Food Pantry to present a check for $2,000. This money was raised during the weeks leading up to the Purim holiday.

Mar 18, 2013

Great Golf for a Great Cause at Delaire on April 8th at Annual JFS Tournament

“Men and women from throughout South Palm Beach County, who care about great golf as well as the community, are in for a rewarding day of fun on the course and in the clubhouse at the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) Annual Golf Tournament.

Dec 12, 2012

$1M Gift Names the "Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS"

JFS is pleased to announce a new $1 million gift for the “Jacobson Family Food Pantry at JFS.” Anne and Norman Jacobson’s gift coincides with the opening of JFS’ new food pantry in a 2,600 sq. ft. warehouse space.

Nov 9, 2012

JCRC & JFS Unite to Fight Hunger with the Jewish Food Stamp Challenge

Starting Sunday November 11, some locals will be drastically changing the way they eat for a week, and not out of concern with their own health or vanity.

Oct 19, 2012

Mature Drivers: Get a Better “CarFit” in Delray 9 am–Noon on November 2, 2012

A special opportunity to help mature drivers stay safe on the road is coming to the Weisman Delray Community Center on November 2, 2012, from 9:00 am to Noon. CarFit, a free safety checkup to see how well vehicles “fit” their older drivers.

Oct 14, 2012

Pantry works to feed the hungry

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