The Palm Beaches’ Jewish community is experiencing transformational growth, diversity, and energy. This area is home to one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most desirable communities in North America. By 2026, it’s projected that the Palm Beaches will be home to 200,000 people in Jewish households¾one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States.
As this growth continues, this community continues to be tested with new challenges. Financial difficulties, food insecurity, emotional trauma, and other human service needs are growing in scope and scale. A dramatic rise of antisemitism and anti-Israel activity plagues discourse and discourages Jewish pride. Today’s young people are prompting the community to think differently about how to nurture meaningful connections with Jewish heritage.
Through the leadership, volunteerism, and generosity of community members, Federation is creating a safer, more supportive and welcoming Jewish community. With its network of more than 40 partners and programs, Federation is there for people who need help or who are looking for powerful experiences that strengthen their relationship with Jewish identity, heritage, and each other.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County strives to be the “city hall” of this Jewish community. For any person looking to provide leadership, volunteerism, advocacy or make a difference philanthropically, Federation is the place to build a legacy and create a brighter future on the causes dear to their heart.
Federation’s special events, speaker programs, holiday celebrations, travel experiences, and volunteer projects offer anyone looking to participate in Jewish life opportunities to do so.
Local partners of Federation offer community programs and vital services to the Jewish community: Alpert Jewish Family Service, Kramer Senior Services (a subsidiary of MorseLife Health System), Mandel Jewish Community Center (locations in Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens), and Meyer Jewish Preparatory School.
For people looking to make a hands-on difference, Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center offers service projects for all ages and abilities throughout the year. If people want to expand their knowledge, Federation’s Commission for Jewish Education provides learning opportunities for kids, families, adults, educators, and people with differing abilities. For teens, Federation’s Jewish Teen Initiative provides service learning, travel experiences, and leadership development programs.
For its outstanding commitment to service and innovation, Jewish Federation was named South Florida Business Journal’s Nonprofit of the Year in 2022. Federation is recognized for its commitment to transparency, trustworthiness, and efficiency: Federation is a Charity Navigator four-star organization and holds the Platinum Seal of Transparency with GuideStar.
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West Palm Beach, FL 33409