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      2022 Passover Was A Great Community Success!

         Programs supported by                              On  April 6,  YACHAD and
      the Jewish Federation  of                          Friendship House joined forces to get
      South Palm Beach County                            into the holiday spirit of Passover.
      worked to make Passover                            This celebration included Passover
      2022 a highlight in our                            arts and crafts, pizza dinner, and a mini
      community.                                         circus show. Jewish Recovery Center
         On April 3, volunteer                           held Sober Seder on April 15. For
      teams helped  prepare our                          individuals in recovery, Passover was
      neighbors to celebrate                             especially sweet, as they spiritually
      Passover by delivering                             gathered for the Seder to celebrate
      Passover groceries (meals                          freedom from the bondage of addiction
      provided by  JARC                                  disorders.
      Florida) to Ruth & Norman                             Throughout April, PJ Library  in South Palm Beach      Learn more about our Federation and how you can help at
      Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) senior services client   County hosted a few different opportunities for families - or contact Shirley Gross at shirleyg@
      households in the Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland   to become involved and learn about Passover. The Adolph or 561.852.3182 (leave a voicemail). 
      Beach areas.                                       & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center taught the story
         Deliveries included Seder meals, which could be eaten   of Passover to our community’s youngest members and
      during a virtual “model seder” conducted by students from   children and teens with special needs. The Levis JCC
      Donna Klein Jewish Academy that took place later Sunday   Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Department’s   Seeking Viewpointe
      afternoon. In addition to the seder meals, deliveries included   Paul Markhoff Otzar Sunday School program offered
      a box of matza, a Passover Haggadah, and handmade greeting   children and teens with special needs, who are in grades   Writers
      cards created by hundreds of area families, wishing JFS   K-12, opportunities to learn about Jewish life and culture,
      clients a happy Passover.                          Israel, and Jewish holidays.
         More than 600 clients of the Jacobson Family Food      The Levis JCC Betty & Marvin Zale Early Childhood   By Lisa Cammaleri
      Pantry at JFS received Passover packages that included   Learning Center welcomed our preschool families to
      Passover staples like matzah, potato pancake mix, matzo   celebrate Passover. Music Specialist Miss Ilene, along      Do you have an interesting story to share?
      ball mix, chicken broth, gefilte fish and more.    with our Early Childhood Directors, led our classes in      The Viewpointe is always looking for new and talented
         “Once again, we are overwhelmingly grateful to the many   music and song, while sharing the story of Passover and   writers to submit articles on current events, the social scene,
      volunteers who will help deliver Passover packages so that   the symbolism of the holiday.            restaurants, movies, family matters, village life, etc…
      our seniors will not be forgotten. Without the generosity of      Deepest  thanks to  Boca  Pointe  Federation      We welcome news from Village Boards about activities
      our community, the holiday of Passover would not be as   Campaign Chairs: Jane and Dan Fishkoff, and to   or events in their community, which would be of interest to
      enjoyable as we spend another year celebrating separately.   Committee Members: Rhoda Berkow, Allen Brayer,   Boca Pointe residents.
      The pandemic has shown us how deeply our community cares   Daniel Fischer, Richard Glazer & Elaine Kaplan, Bea      Please submit your article to lisa.cammaleri@fsresidential.
      for each other, and I see the trend continuing as we begin to   Gold, Harold Katz, Joel Meisner, Arlene Penner, Murray   com for review and consideration. 
      transition out of this difficult time,” said Danielle Hartman,   Pitkowsky, Mel Schoen, Doris & Stuart Zeuner, for their
      JFS President and Chief Executive Officer.         continued dedication and leadership.
      Passover celebrations touched every segment of the      If you or a neighbor are in need of help, please
      community                                          contact Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services
         The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County was   at  561-852-3333. In addition, our main Federation
      a proud supporter of the many Passover celebrations that   telephone number, 561-852-3100, is monitored regularly
      touched every segment of the community.            for voicemail messages.
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