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            Woodfield Hunt & C.C., Fieldbrook Estates, Boca Grove, Polo Club, Newport Bay Club, Seasons of Boca

        VOL. 23 NO. 11                                                                         NOVEMBER 2023

      Boca Helping Hands Needs Help Feeding Families

      For Thanksgiving – And Through The Holidays

         Boca Helping Hands  (BHH)  is  seeking support
      from the community to distribute meals to families for
      Thanksgiving and through the holiday season. Its 19th
      annual  Thanksgiving Box Brigade program, which
      provides a turkey and a box filled with everything
      a family needs to prepare a holiday meal, will feed
      approximately 3,500. Members of the community can
      get involved by donating the cost of a box for $29.72 at
         With a 9 percent inflation rate in South Florida – the
      highest rate in the country, and twice the national average
      – many Palm Beach County residents are still struggling
      to provide for their families.

      Boca Helping Hands on page 4
      Hanley Foundation Hosts Third Annual Brice Makris Brunch

      Event To Raise Funds For                             the Brice Makris                                  right here in our community, just like Brice and Mark, who
                                                                                                             “There are thousands of smart and talented individuals
                                                           During the event,
      Lifesaver Scholarships                             Community Spirit                                  are suffering from substance use disorders,” said Rachel
                                                         Award will be given                               Docekal, CEO of Hanley Foundation. “Events like this
         Hanley Foundation will host the Third Annual Brice   to Erica and John                            are critical to destigmatize this disease, help spread the
      Makris Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at   Garwood, founders                      message of hope, and raise important funds that allow us
      Boca West Country Club. Hanley Foundation Board Member   of the Mark Garwood                         to continue to expand our substance use prevention and
      John Makris and his wife Michelle will chair the event that   Foundation, launched                   recovery programs.”
      honors their son, Brice, who tragically passed away at age 23   in memory of their son                  Dave Aronberg, U.S. State Attorney for Palm Beach
      from fentanyl poisoning. All funds raised will benefit Hanley   who passed away from                 County  will  serve  as  the  honorary  chair  of  the  event.
      Foundation’s Brice Makris Endowment Fund for lifesaving   complications from                         Honorary guests also include Marty Harberer, Tina Polsky,
      treatment scholarships and addiction prevention programs.  substance use disorder                    Jan Savarick, and Brian White, who were this year’s celebrity
         “We observed a change in Brice’s behavior toward the end   and  diabetes. Their                   chefs for Hanley Foundation’s Second Annual Boca Celebrity
      of his senior year at Florida State University,” said Michelle   foundation has helped               Cookoff – the kickoff event to the Brice Makris Brunch.
      Makris. “Within weeks of this discovery, he began treatment.   raise over $375,000                      Sponsors include MDVIP; April Lewis; All Star
      We learned that addiction is a brain disorder, it’s a disease.   for educational                     Healthcare Solutions; Sharon DiPietro; The Law Offices
      Tragically, the disease overcame our son, and we’re sharing   scholarships for                       of Pamela Higer Polani; Lori McDonald; Lesser, Lesser,
      his story to help other parents who are fighting in their kids’   individuals  in  John and Michelle Makris, photo by
      corner to battle this disease.”                    recovery.          Tracey Benson Photography      Hanley Foundation on page 2
      Jewish Federation Of South Palm Beach County

      Holds Peaceful Solidarity Gathering In Boca Raton

         On the evening of Oct. 10,                      together a diverse community to express their unwavering
      community members united in                        solidarity with the State of Israel, following the attacks by
      support of Israel at a peaceful and                the Hamas terrorist organization.
      impactful solidarity event in Boca                    The gathering took place at Congregation B’nai Israel and
      Raton. Organized by the Jewish                     attracted a large crowd of over a thousand people, including
      Federation of South Palm Beach                     community leaders, activists, students, and families from
      County, the gathering brought                      across South Florida and the country. Participants came
                                                                                 together to sing songs of
                                                                                 prayer and voice their support
                                                                                 for Israel.
                                                                                   Local rabbis and prominent
                                                                                community leaders shared
                                                                                stories of affected family
                                                                                members. Nearly every hand
                                                                                in the room went up when
                                                                                Rabbi Josh Broide, director   Rabbi Dan Levin, Rabbi David Steinhardt, Rabbi Josh Broide
                                                                                of Community Engagement
                                                                                at The Deborah and Larry D.   Jewish Federation on page 2
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