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Give with Your Heart attracts 75 people in support of Special Needs program


On Tuesday, March 31st, more than 75 people attended our first "Give with Your Heart" event in support of the Connie and David Blacher Special Needs Program at the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens. Mandel JCC is a partner of Federation.

A special thank you to Helene and Bill Pittler, who hosted the reception, and corporate sponsors of our special needs program, Anderson Wealth Management Group of Raymond James and Mercedes-Benz of West Palm Beach. Wendy Kupfer, author of "Let's Hear it for Almigal" was the guest speaker who wrote about her daughter, Ali's profound hearing loss. The JCC special needs video was shown that evening highlighting the services the Mandel JCC provides to children of special needs and their families.

We are especially grateful to those who have created legacies and endowments for our children with special needs; Constance and David Blacher Children's Special Needs Fund, Paul and Sandra Goldner Fund for Special Children, Jeanne Iseman Jewish Children with Disabilities Fund and The Edith and Stanley Sheidlower Special Needs Scholarship Fund in Memory of Joseph Glanz.

For those of you unable to attend this reception, there is still an opportunity to change a life, click here to make a difference!

You can view a gallery of photos taken that night here and learn more about the Mandel JCC by clicking here. We also invite you to like us on Facebook and sign up for our bi-weekly e-newsletter to discover the ways the Mandel JCC can connect you to our community.


Mindy Hanken
President and CEO
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

David Blacher
Board Member
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

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