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1,500 Community Members Join Together for 2016 Annual Campaign Events


Community members have joined together in the past two weeks at enlightening Federation events to demonstrate their commitment to the Jewish community and the 2016 Annual Campaign:

400 guests attended Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's 2016 Annual Campaign Opening on Tuesday December 1 at Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach.

  • Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and notable philanthropist, shared insights on his socially conscious, mission driven, and values-led business. Greenfield also spoke about Ben & Jerry’s Israel's new initiative to benefit the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), a global partner agency of Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
  • Michael Hoffman, Federation’s new president & CEO, discussed his vision for the future of Jewish Federation and the community.
  • The event was chaired by Beth and Hawkeye Wayne. Rabbis Erica and Andy Rosenkranz (Temple Beth Torah, Wellington), and Rabbi Cookie Lea Olshein (Temple Israel, West Palm Beach) served as vice-chairs.
  • The Campaign Opening was held on Giving Tuesday, an international effort where people around the world join together to celebrate the power of giving and philanthropy. All new gifts to Federation’s Annual campaign were matched dollar for dollar by the generosity of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Board and Advisory Council.

“It was truly inspiring to see a variety of ages, backgrounds and institutions gather to support our shared values and purpose,” said Beth Wayne, chair of the Campaign Opening.


In addition, more than 1,000 community members have joined together for Federation's Vodka, Latka & Tzedakah events

  • The events have been held in locations throughout our community including Hunters Run, Indian Spring, BallenIsles, Ibis and the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach.
  • Dr. Charles Small, Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, is speaking to community members about global anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activity on college campuses.

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