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VOL. 10 NO. 4                                                                                 APRIL 2020

      No Excuse for Abuse Luncheon Draws Caring Crowd

         More than 400 community members came together for
      the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert
      JFS) 16th Annual No Excuse for Abuse (NEFA) Luncheon
      chaired by Ilene Goldstein, Diann Mann, and Judith
      Rosenberg at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’
      Cohen Pavilion.
         Guests enjoyed boutique shopping from local vendors
      and were able to purchase signature event items that
      included scarves, neckties, color-changing umbrellas with
      butterfly motif, a collapsible tote bag, cashmere shawl,
      and Tervis tumbler with NEFA design. Keychains made by
      clients of the Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential
      Service were also available for purchase.
         The featured guest speaker was Linor Abargil, a lawyer                                            Alpert JFS President Michael A. Lampert addresses the
      and former Miss Israel and Miss World, who is a sexual                                               audience.
      violence survivor and advocate.
         Film festivals and TV stations around the world play                                              No Excuse for Abuse on page 2
      the 2014 Emmy award-nominated “Brave Miss World,”   Alpert JFS Clinical Director Elaine Rotenberg, event co-
      a documentary about Abargil’s life and speaking tour, in   chairs Judith Rosenberg and Diann Mann, keynote speaker
      which she tells the story of her brutal rape while modeling   Linor Abargil, co-chair Ilene Goldstein, Alpert JFS CEO   Beth Am Celebrates
      in Italy, a mere month-and-a-half before being crowned Miss   Marc Hopin
      Federation Donors Celebrate                                                                           Ordination of Rabbi

      Philanthropy with Celebrity Chef                                                                      Brett Tancer

                                                                                                               Temple Beth Am was
         More  than  200  of                                                                                packed with nearly 500
      Jewish Federation of Palm                                                                             congregants and guests,
      Beach County’s dedicated                                                                              all there to celebrate
      community leaders and                                                                                 the ordination of Rabbi
      philanthropists gathered                                                                              Brett Tancer. The musical
      for a festive evening at the                                                                          service, which included
      Celebrating Philanthropy                                                                              accompaniment by a full
      Dinner and reception                                                                                  band, was led by Rabbi Brett
      at the Kravis Center for                                                                              Tancer and Cantorial Soloist
      the  Performing Arts. The                                                                             Marcy Morris.
      featured speaker was Michael                                                                             Rabbi Alon Levkovitz
      Solomonov, a James Beard                                                                              began the service by talking
      Award-winning chef, and                                                                               about how wonderful it’s
      the evening honored the                           Charles  Tapiero,  Carole                           been to work with Brett for
      vision and leadership of  Mark Levy, Lynn Peseckis  Solomon                Stanley & Marilyn Katz     the past seven years and how
      dedicated community leader                                                                            excited he is to now share
      and philanthropist Judith A. Levy. The event was chaired   their heritage in Israel; and has served in several national,   the bima with him as a rabbi.
      by Hope and Gene Silverman; Rita and Charles Bronfman   regional, and local leadership roles.         Fellow Jewish musicians
      served as honorary chairs.                           In addition to celebrating the honoree, guests heard   as well as other members
         Levy was presented with the Jewish Federation’s   from Solomonov, an Israeli chef featured in the Netflix   of the Jewish community
      prestigious Jeanne Levy Community Leadership Award   documentary film, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” and known   congratulated Rabbi Brett
      in recognition of her spirit of collaboration, giving, and   for his landmark Philadelphia restaurant, Zahav, recently   via pre-recorded video
      leadership. Over the span of more than 50 years, Judith A.   named Best Restaurant in America at the 2019 James Beard   messages that were played
      Levy has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to causes   Awards.                                      at the service. Temple board
      that strengthen the Jewish community and Jewish identity,      “To receive this award at this point in my life is rewarding   member Lindsay Hirsch
      including programs such as Birthright Israel, which offers   beyond measure. For me the Jewish Federation and Jeanne   also gave a congratulatory
      Jewish young adults a free, educational trip to experience   Levy are synonymous; they both represent kindness,   speech and Education
                                                                                 integrity, community, caring   Director Alissa  Frankel
                                                                                 for others, and the exemplary   presented Rabbi Brett with
                                                                                 and eternal value of the Jewish   a commemorative brick to
                                                                                 people. L’Dor V’dor – from   be placed in Temple Beth
                                                                                 generation to generation,”   Am’s pathway of reflection.
                                                                                 shared Judith A. Levy. “This      Brett started at Temple
                                                                                 is also how I have devoted my   Beth  Am as a rabbinic
                                                                                 life, from my youngest days   intern in early 2013 and
                                                                                                            was ordained in February.
                                                                                 Federation Donors                             Photos courtesy of Jackie Alberts
                                                                                 Celebrate on page 2
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