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The Mandel JCC that will open in Palm Beach Gardens in just a few days recently announced its new corporate name: Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches. This reflects the ongoing commitment of the Mandel Foundation to the community. Its "sister" JCC in the south will now be known as the Mandel JCC, Boynton Beach, The Lore & Eric F. Ross Building.

In preparation for the August 26 opening of the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens, staff and faculty from the Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center have been filling the 56,000-square-foot space. Each room is being filled with new furniture; in addition, dozens of boxes are being unloaded, and calendars for each room are being finalized. Furthermore, everyone has participated in professional development and team-building training.

Both locations have an expansive schedule of fall programs for all ages, from Mommy & Me classes to basketball leagues, yoga, bridge, and the ever-popular Academy of Continuing Education line-up. An enhanced on-site communications system has made its debut to keep the community up-to-date on everything happening in Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach, and the JCC website will soon have a major overhaul to make it more user-friendly, including the ability to securely register online for most events.

Another new development is a bi-weekly "Inner Circle" newsletter targeted to each location. You can complete a questionnaire that lets us know how you want to receive your information.

Of course, you can still stop by a JCC location to pick up a copy of the “Insider,” the ultimate guide to what's happening at the J, which includes a new monthly calendar that provides an event snapshot. And while you're in Palm Beach Gardens, leave enough time for a brief tour; you'll be among the first!

The Mandel JCC is one of several examples of how the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and its partners are responding to meet the future needs of our community. The JCC has joined in Tomorrow Today: A Community Partnership Project, a Federation-coordinated effort with Meyer Academy, the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service, the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education and your Federation. Together, the organizations will expand and improve facilities in the greater Palm Beaches.

Visit the JCC online for more information about the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach.

Call 561-242-6665 or email TomorrowToday@JewishPalmBeach.org to learn more about Tomorrow Today: A Community Partnership Project.

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