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2022 Annual Gala

2022 Annual Gala

Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) 2022 Annual Gala on December 8th at the Polo Club of Boca Raton was “A Night at Studio 54” to remember. Over 350 guests were in attendance, honoring the Sandler Family with the Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Dr. John W. Kelly, Ph.D. as the Corporate Leadership Award recipient. Thanks to the dedication and talent of the Gala Co-Chairs, Susan & Charles Emby, Lori & Gregg Gottsegen, and Marilyn & Jay Weinberg, it was an evening filled with philanthropy and fun for all!
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Not Your Mother's Game Night

2022 Not Your Mother's Game Night

We recently held our Not Your Mother's Game Night event at St. Andrews Country Club to benefit Rales JFS programs and services. Our guests spent the evening playing their favorite board and card games while enjoying some snacks and refreshments. Thank you to our event co-chairs Melissa Hoffman, Barbara Glasband, Debra Minoff, and Vicki Weinstein.

2022 Great Golf for a Great Cause

2022 Great Golf for a Great Cause

After 2 years, we were finally able to hold our annual Great Golf for A Great Cause Golf Tournament at St. Andrews Country Club on March 21st. Our golfers were treated to lunch, cocktails, dinner and an awards presentation! This was our last major fundraising event for the season and it couldn't have been more successful. This sold out event couldn't have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the event co-chairs: Isabel & Arnie Friedman, Roxane & Michael Lipton, Lisa & Robert Marton and Amy & David Ross. Thank you to all of our sponsors, underwriters and golfers.
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2022 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

2022 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

The 2022 Reflections of Hope Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Marie Osmond, took place February 10th at the Boca West Country Club. The event would not have been possible without the generosity of our Grand Benefactors Lori & Gregg Gottsegen, Robin & Gary Rubin and Olivia & Gerald Shapiro and our many event sponsors. Thank you to Event Co-Chairs Jane Gortz, Carol Winig and Teri Wolofsky for their tireless effort and dedication in creating such an impactful event while navigating ever-changing parameters, and to Honorary Co-Chairs Judi Donoff and Nancy Schiller for their vision and contributions to the Luncheon. The event raised critical funds for JFS' Counseling & Mental Health Programs and Services, including the Welcome Home Program and JFS Substance Use programs.
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2021 Gala Cover

Odyssey Into the Future 2021 Annual Gala

The 2021 JFS "Odyssey Into the Future" Annual Gala was held on December 9, 2021 at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. JFS was proud to honor Marilyn & Stanley Barry with the Rales Humanitarians of the Year Award and Gregory Fried/Gregory’s Fine Jewelry with the Corporate Leadership Award. Thank you to Event Co-Chairs Pam & Mitchell Barry, Jill & Richard Barry, and Linda & Ivan Gefen, and to all of our guests for making the Gala such a success.
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2020 JFS Annual Gala Virtually Presents - The Tonight Show

2020 JFS Annual Gala Virtually Presents - The Tonight Show

The 2020 JFS Annual Gala Virtually Presents the “Tonight Show” was held online, on December 17, 2020. Event Co-Chairs, Stephanie Chestnov, Judi Donoff and Wendy Legum created a unique experience as guests were treated to a “Johnny Carson” monologue, along with a special performance from Jason Alexander, (of Seinfeld fame) presented by Marilyn & Jay Weinberg. Guests were able to participate in the many festivities and activities of this very exciting Gala, including an interactive cocktail party, and silent and live auctions, all from the comfort of their own homes.

2020 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

2020 Reflections of Hope Luncheon

The 2020 Reflections of Hope Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Elizabeth Vargas, took place February 13th at the Boca West Country Club. Thank you to Event Co-Chairs Abbe Becker, Lori Gottsegen, Lorraine Udwin, and Lorrie Berkowitz, and to Program Co-Chairs Lorrie Berkowitz, Sharon Fontini and Amy Ross, for their tireless effort and dedication, and to Honorary Co-Chairs Nancy & Marvin Schiller for their vision and contributions to the Luncheon and JFS’ Welcome Home Program. The event would not have been possible without the generosity of our Grand Benefactors Robin & Gary Rubin and Olivia & Gerald Shapiro, and to our many event sponsors.
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2019 JFS 40th Anniversary Gala

2019 JFS 40th Anniversary Gala

The 2019 JFS 40th Anniversary Gala was held on December 7, 2019 at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. JFS was proud to honor the Life and Legacy of Ruth & Norman Rales, and all of the past recipients of the Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award. Thank you to Jill Viner our Event Chair who helped create an unforgettable event and to all of our guests for making the Gala such a success.
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2019 JFS Annual Meeting

2019 JFS Annual Meeting

JFS’ Annual Meeting was an opportunity to thank outgoing Board Members including Board Chair Ron Reshefsky, welcome new Members including incoming Board Chair Lisa Goodman, and recognize our hard working JFS staff. Thanks to the Meeting’s Co-Chairs Lorrie Berkowitz, Stephanie Chestnov and Wendy Legum, for their dedication and making the event so incredible. As part of JFS’ 40th Anniversary and thanks to the help of 40th Anniversary Chair, Ilene Wohlgemuth and JFS President & CEO, Danielle Hartman, we took a look back through the decades of JFS. Congratulations to Debra Friedman, Office Manager, who was named JFS Employee of the Year.
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Pargh Family Grocery Naming, February 25, 2019

Pargh Family Grocery Naming, February 25, 2019

As a way to honor Madeline and Eugene Pargh (z’l), dear friends and JFS benefactors for many years, a designated gift has been made by their estate to JFS’ Jacobson Family Food Pantry. In recognition of this magnanimous donation, the grocery section at the Jacobson Family Food Panty has been named the Pargh Family Grocery.” Having Andy Pargh, the Pargh's younger son, and Anne Jacobson in attendance made the evening extra special.
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