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        VOL. 8 NO. 12                                                                          DECEMBER 2018

      Leaders from Around the Country

      Visit Pittsburgh to Express Solidarity

         Three weeks after the horrific attack at the Tree of Life
      synagogue in Pittsburgh, Michael Hoffman, CEO of the
      Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, joined 75 Jewish
      professional and volunteer leaders from around the country
      in Pittsburgh to stand in solidarity with the local community.
         The trip included a visit to Tree of Life, the first time it was
      opened since being a crime scene; security briefings with the
      FBI; and extensive conversations led by Pittsburgh leadership
      including Jeff Finkelstein, CEO of Pittsburgh Jewish
      Federation, and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, about
      victim support, community preparedness, and continuing to
      build unified communities with strong relationships across
      all faiths.
         While in Pittsburgh, Hoffman presented a grant to the   Michael Hoffman, CEO of the
      Pittsburgh Federation Victims of Terror Fund on behalf of   Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
      the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, along with   County, with Jeff Finklestein, CEO
      messages of comfort and hope by the thousands of people   of Jewish Federation of Greater
      who attended Federation solidarity events in Jupiter and   Pittsburgh
      Boynton Beach.
         “Standing alongside leaders from across North America   and honored to represent Jewish
      during this period of mourning reminds me that our global   Federation of Palm Beach County for
      Jewish community always joins together for the shared   this experience, which demonstrated   Image taken outside Tree of Life synagogue
      purpose of building a safe, welcoming, and vibrant world   our unity, strength, and commitment
      for the Jewish people,” shared Hoffman. “I was proud   to standing up to hatred and building a brighter future.”   Judea Sisterhood
      The Great Challah Bake!                                                                               Holds Fashion Show

         The Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens Challah Bake was                                                    More than 100 women joined together for Temple
      an elegant and sophisticated evening. Themed on bringing                                             Judea’s paid-up membership Sisterhood Dinner last month.
      Shabbat home, the tables were set with candles, challah                                              The ladies not only enjoyed each other’s company and
      and delicious spreads to eat them with, as well as wine, of                                          the feeling of togetherness, but they also were treated to
      course! Rebbetzin Chana’s Italian background has taught her                                          a fashion show by Evelyn & Arthur modeled by fellow
      right — you must always have a bottle of wine on hand while                                          congregants, clergy, and staff.
      cooking, sometimes it’s nice to even put some in the food!
      The women dined on fine French pastries and fruit as they                                             Judea Sisterhood Holds Fashion Show on page 2
      mingled and found their seats with pre-measured ingredients
      ready for them to roll their sleeves up and get baking.

                                                           The event kicked off with a bang as singer Kineret danced
                                                        her way into the room in joyful song. Rebbetzin Chana Vigler
                                                        spoke about how we could get ourselves into the mode even
                                                        if we don’t always feel it and how going through the motions
                                                        can be a good thing after all. As the dough began to rise, the
                                                        lights were switched off, the women lit the Shabbat candles
                                                        on their tables, Kineret sang a soul-stirring melody about
                                                        lighting candles and followed it with a unanimous “Shalom

                                                        The Great Challah Bake!
                                                        on page 2
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