Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach hosts reception

April 17, 2019 - Florida Jewish Journal

The more than 160 guests in attendance learned about JWF’s $100,000 in 2019 grant awards to organizations in South Florida and Israel. Local awardees include the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center's Special Needs Department for its Camp Kavod CIT Program for Young Adults with Special Needs; Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach for its Jewish Learning Fellowship; JARC FL for its Ability Garden Employment Training; PJ Library-South Palm Beach County for PJ Our Way; March of the Living Southern Region for From March to Miriam: Matching Holocaust Survivors with Teens and Adults; and Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services for Teens Against Relationship Abuse. Read more

Photo by Carla Viviana Lopez

Photo by Carla Viviana Lopez

Hillel hosts final Shabbat dinner of the semester

April 16, 2019 - University Press

Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach offers a free Shabbat dinner to FAU students every other Friday, but last Friday marked their last Shabbat event until August. Read more

Gift of Life holds 15,000th donor drive

February 22, 2019 - Gift of Life

Gift of Life marked a milestone in its history on February 7, 2019: donor recruitment drive number 15,000 was organized by Florida Atlantic University Campus Ambassador Jackson Hillman during the OFI (Out of Israel) 2019 Israeli Cultural Shuk in Boca Raton, Fla. Jackson was excited to learn that he helped make a part of Gift of Life’s history. Read more

Photo by Skylyr Vanderveer

Photo by Skylyr Vanderveer

Choose the light: NSU vigil held for Tree of Life victims

November 6, 2018 - The Current

The people of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania were victims of a hate-motivated mass shooting on Oct. 27, when 11 people were shot and killed. A vigil was hosted by Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach and Chabad on NSU’s Fort Lauderdale campus on Monday Oct. 29. Read more

Photo by Taimy Alvarez

Photo by Taimy Alvarez

New Hillel space at NSU is home away from home

September 27, 2018, 1:00pm - Jewish Journal

A double celebration recently took place at Nova Southeastern University in Davie as the new Hillel space on campus was dedicated and the Jewish holiday of Sukkot was celebrated with students eating sushi in a sukkah. Read more

Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Owls for Israel celebrates the country’s 70th birthday

April 21, 2018 - University Press

Underneath the shade of the Social Science building, students passed by clusters of blue and white balloons leading into a celebration of Israel’s 70th birthday and culture.

Hosted by Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, Owls for Israel, and the Jewish Student Union, Thursday’s event was comprised of four themed tables, each centered around a city in Israel  — Beer-Sheva for cultural music, Jerusalem for facts about Israel, Tzfat for different cultural groups in the country, and Tel Aviv for LGBT rights. Read more

South Florida Jewish institutions to celebrate Sukkot

September 14, 2018, 10:25AM - Jewish Journal

Sukkot begins on the evening of Sept. 23 and South Florida Jewish institutions will host events to celebrate the holiday.

Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that occurs five days after Yom Kippur and celebrates the gathering of the harvest and the way God provided for the people of Israel when they left Egypt. Read more