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VOL. 12 NO. 10                                                                            OCTOBER 2022

      Free Family Adventure at the Zoo

      for Sundays Together, Federation’s New

      Community-Wide Educational Program for All Ages

         Families are invited for a                                                  During this “wild” Jewish adventure, guests will have the opportunity to meet jaguars,
      free day of adventure at The                                                tigers, koalas, otters, and more; enjoy children’s art and music activities; and experience
      Palm Beach Zoo during a                                                     an exploration session around the zoo with Josh Lake, founder of Oregon-based Outdoor
      new community-wide Jewish                                                   Jewish Adventures.
      educational program called                                                     Several synagogue schools in the Palm Beaches are also moving their regular classes on
      Sundays Together, hosted by                                                 location for this innovative Sunday school experience. All guests will have the opportunity
      Jewish Federation of Palm                                                   to learn more about many area synagogues.
      Beach County’s Friedman                                                        “We have been hearing how families want to experience Jewish education and connect
      Commission for Jewish                                                       with other Jewish families in new ways, so we are excited to partner with area synagogues
      Education (CJE). The lively                                                 to bring an innovative, fun, educational program to the community,” shared Michael
      event will be held on two                                                   Hoffman, president and CEO, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. “This will be the
      dates: October 30 for residents                                             first in a series of Sundays Together programs designed in various spots throughout the
      of Northern and Central Palm                                                Palm Beaches.”
      Beach County communities, and November 6 for residents of Western and South Palm Beach      Families are invited to stay and explore the zoo after the program ends. Register at
      County communities. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on both dates. While each date is For more information, please contact Robyn Hurvitz at
      targeted to a specific geographic area, families interested in attending can do so on either date. or (561) 209-2621.
      JFS Assembles Rosh Hashanah Baskets for Community

         Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service assembled and
      distributed Rosh Hashanah baskets – filled with applesauce, gefilte fish,
      matzah ball soup, honey, apples, honey cake, cans of carrots, green
      beans, sweet potatoes, and either a kosher frozen turkey or a Publix
      gift card – to 120 local households in need in advance of the High
      Holy Days. The baskets also included a greeting card and a memorial
      candle that is lit in memory of lost loved ones.
         Alpert JFS volunteers and apartment program residents (individuals
      with disabilities) assembled and packed the baskets on September 13 to
      prepare them for delivery to community members in need throughout
      Palm Beach County the following day. Alpert JFS consistently creates
      and delivers holiday baskets for Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving, and Passover.   deliveries throughout the county means we have to rely on a dedicated team of volunteers,”
        Rosh Hashanah baskets were provided to 120 households, which represents approximately   said Belinda Lasky, Director of Volunteer Leadership at Alpert Jewish Family Service.
      270 individuals. Recipients included: Alpert JFS kosher food pantry clients, counseling clients,
      have trouble making ends meet, ALICE households (Asset Limited, Income Constrained,  Annual Sunrise Service
      homebound seniors, single-parent families, families who recently lost a job, households that

      Employed), households
      with  three  generations,                                                   Held at Juno Beach Pier
      clients experiencing health
      complications, etc.
         “We are grateful to the                                                     To kick off the month of Elul, Temple Beth Am held a special sunrise service at Juno
      community for supporting this                                               Beach Pier. Attendees enjoyed a service, music and prayer, the first shofar blowing of the
      program through donations                                                   season, and a beautiful sunrise together. The service was led by Rabbi Alon Levkovitz and
      collected through food drives.                                              Cantorial Soloist Marcy Morris. After the service, attendees chose between taking a walk
      We are also grateful to the                                                 along the ocean with Rabbi Alon or participating in a gentle body movement/yoga activity.
      many Alpert Jewish Family
      Service staff and volunteers
      who deliver the baskets to our
      clients. Coordinating over 120

                                                                                                                                       Photo by Jackie Alberts
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