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        VOL. 9 NO. 9                                                                           SEPTEMBER 2019

      $16.2 Million Donated to Federation

         Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County announced   future by connecting                           survivors through MorseLife Health System’s Homebound
      that through the support of more than 5,300 community   children and teens with                      Mitzvah Program; and Federation awarded 700 teens with
      members, it reached its astounding $16.2 million campaign   their Jewish identity and                scholarships to participate in meaningful Jewish travel,
      goal for 2019 at the time the campaign concluded on   values, and ensuring the                       summer camp, and cultural experiences.
      June 30. This accomplishment was a part of the $27   most vulnerable have                               “The Palm Beaches continues to be a center for Jewish
      million contributed to Federation in 2018-2019, including   the support to live with                 philanthropy and one of the most vibrant and thriving Jewish
      designated giving, legacy giving, capital and emergency   dignity.                                   communities anywhere. This inspiring achievement would
      campaigns, and more.                                 This year, for example,                         not have been possible without the extraordinary generosity
         Contributions to Federation provide a powerful   8,000 people participated                        of our community, and the incredible leadership provided
      response to the most vital causes that affect Jews locally   in Federation’s programs                by Federation’s board, committee members, and staff,” said
      and globally. This includes leading educational efforts to   to  learn  about  and                   Joel Yudenfreund, campaign chair of Jewish Federation of
      combat rising antisemitism and bigotry; creating a Jewish   combat antisemitism                      Palm Beach County.
                                                        and bigotry; volunteers
                                                        with Federation’s Jewish
                                                        Volunteer Center helped pack and deliver 30,000 meals
                                                        to food-insecure families, frail seniors, and Holocaust

                                                                                                            Beth Am Mitzvah

                                                                                                            of the Month

                                                                                                               Temple Beth Am’s Mitzvah of the Month for July
                                                                                 Fall is Coming!            was collecting school supplies for children in need.
                                                                                                            Congregants, The One School families, and members
                                                                                                            of the community generously donated bags upon bags
                                                                                                            of school supplies, from crayons to calculators and
                                                                                                            everything in between. Temple Beth Am delivered the
                                                                                                            supplies to St. George’s Center in Riviera Beach, where
                                                                                                            volunteers packaged them, along with donations from
                                                                                    First Day of Autumn     other local organizations, and distributed them to kids in
                                                                                       September 23         the Riviera Beach neighborhood.
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