Featured Stories

Featured Stories

Peace, safety of civilians impossible with an armed Hamas

Peace, safety of civilians impossible with an armed Hamas

From July 29: Hamas' use of human shields during Operation Protective Edge has, by some accounts, been overshadowed by misinformation about Israel.

Synagogues stand with Israel for Solidarity Shabbat

Synagogues stand with Israel for Solidarity Shabbat

Many of us go to synagogues to express our faith and sense of community. Now, you can show you stand with Israel at synagogues across our area who are joining with Federation in this pivotal time.

Community 'connects' for unique Israel rally

Community 'connects' for unique Israel rally

With the conflict in Israel growing more divisive by the day, hundreds of people phoned in from across the United States to take part in Federation's landmark “Stand Strong with Israel” virtual rally.

Hannah Cohn interviewed from Israel

Hannah Cohn interviewed from Israel

After taking part in Federation programs as a teen, Hannah Cohn decided to go to Israel during the conflict with Hamas. Via Skype, she was interviewed by CBS12 about Israel today.

Businessweek mentions Federation impact in Israel

Businessweek mentions Federation impact in Israel

The life-changing services you ensure with donations to the Israel Emergency Fund are receiving national attention.

Relief Response from South Florida

Relief Response from South Florida

With millions of Israels holed up in bomb shelters, word is getting out about the immediate, life-changing difference our community's generosity is making.

Flight Ban Affects Local Teens

Flight Ban Affects Local Teens

In the wake of the FAA's banning U.S. flights to Israel, our community's teens spoke out about how the decision directly impacted them.

Jewish Journal Covers the "Our Boys" Memorial

Jewish Journal Covers the "Our Boys" Memorial

Read the Jewish Journal's wrap-up of the community event that brought 500 people together to honor the three boys in Israel.

Generations join together for learning & challah

Generations join together for learning & challah

Young people often told to learn from our elders. Federation's young women volunteers decided they wanted to take it a step further: learn a unique skill with their elders.

Post promotes days leading up to "Our Boys" memorial

Post promotes days leading up to "Our Boys" memorial

Our community wanted a way to show solidarity after three Israeli boys were found dead. Our area's top publications, like The Palm Beach Post, saw our memorial as the place to stand with the community and honor the boys. 500 people later, they were right.

Media Coverage of "Our Boys" Memorial

Media Coverage of "Our Boys" Memorial

The memorial for the three Israeli boys showed this area the strength of our community when we stand united. Here's a breakdown of our TV coverage, appearances in the press and more before and after this statement of solidarity.

"Boys" memorial lands front page of Post

"Boys" memorial lands front page of Post

The Palm Beach Post joined 500 people from the community and Federation to honor the three Israeli teens and the Palestinian teen who have become the latest examples of escalating violence in Israel.

Federation Responds to PCUSA Decision

Federation Responds to PCUSA Decision

Presbyterian Church (USA) controversially voted to divest from three major American companies based on their sales to Israel. Here's what our Federation has to say about it.

Commentary: Not accepting Israel as a Jewish state will exacerbate conflict

Commentary: Not accepting Israel as a Jewish state will exacerbate conflict

One specific demand from the Palestinians is what keeps peace with Israel an unobtainable aspiration.

Livnot U’Lehibanot (To Build & Be Built)

Livnot U’Lehibanot (To Build & Be Built)

Volunteering, hiking and building communities. It's programs like Livnot that inspire young Jewish adults to connect to the world around them.

A Call to PCUSA to Reject Zionism Unsettled

A Call to PCUSA to Reject Zionism Unsettled

Federation's Dr. Luis Fleischman co-authored this op/ed in the Huffington Post calling for the all-out rejection of a controversial pamphlet.

Community leaders appointed to new positions

Community leaders appointed to new positions

They've all got something that adds a whole lot of depth to Federation's leadership: wisdom.

Israeli doctors look to build “living bridge” with Palm Beaches

Israeli doctors look to build “living bridge” with Palm Beaches

Physicians at one of the world’s most humanitarian hospitals are looking to Palm Beach County for a way to advance a global medical movement.

70 years after D-Day, local veteran still passionate about service to Jewish community

70 years after D-Day, local veteran still passionate about service to Jewish community

Bob Postal fought on the beaches of Normandy and liberated one of the most infamous concentration camps in Germany. But it's his late wife's devotion to the Jewish community that Bob is the most proud of.

Four local families donate $5 million to new Meyer Academy

Four local families donate $5 million to new Meyer Academy

The "dream school" of the 21st century just got dreamier.

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