PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 4, 2018) --- The Mandel JCC has just completed its fiscal year planning and a thorough assessment of community needs and facilities usage. The Palm Beach Gardens community has expressed the following top priorities: group fitness classes, special needs programming, summer day camp, early childhood school, after-school programs, bridge, and cultural arts.
For more than 35 years, the Mandel JCC has been a cornerstone for Jewish life in Palm Beach County. Over the years the JCC has successfully responded to trends and community needs, expanding to two locations and touching the lives of thousands of people through high-quality arts, educational, wellness, and recreational programming.
Each year from mid- January to mid- February, patrons from all over South Florida get to experience the joy, the wonder and the excitement that is The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival- but for the first time ever, the festival is offering a one-week extension! The Jupiter Satellite Film Festival will take place from April 16-19 at the Cinepolis Cinema and it will showcase eight different films that Film Festival Director, Ellen Wedner promises, “will appeal to movie buffs of all ages and backgrounds. The films are extraordinarily diverse and very engaging. You don’t have to be Jewish to be thoroughly entertained and enthralled, you just have to appreciate and enjoy good films.”
More than 250 guests gathered for the Mandel JCC's 23rd Annual Signature Book Festival Luncheon featuring noted author and Grammy-nominated actress, Alexandra Silber. The literary event, held Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, was co-chaired by Sheila Englestein and Zelda Mason.
The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches announced today the appointment of Vicki Roitman to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Roitman, who has more than 30 years of leadership experience in Jewish communities around the country, has built an impressive reputation for her strategic vision, outstanding leadership and unparalleled passion for JCC success.
Camp Tikvah, the special needs program at the Mandel JCC’s Camp Shalom, received a $5,000 donation from the Pythian Youth Foundation, Inc. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Knights of Pythias of Florida, an international fraternal organization. This generous support brings the organization’s total donation to the Mandel JCC over $55,000 over the past nearly 16 years.
The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is excited to announce that this summer it will be taking the Greater Palm Beach delegation to Miami, Florida from August 6, 2017 to August 11, 2017 for the JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®.
The Mandel JCC is thrilled to announce a one-of-a-kind upcoming family- friendly program, The Lego Workshop. On February 25, 2017, from 3-5pm the community will build Jerusalem using over 70,000 LEGO blocks. Partnering with Building Blocks Workshops, this high energy and fast-paced program will design a 400 square foot model of the old city including the walls, gates, the kotel, the beit hamikdosh, David’s Tower, the Montifiore Windmill and 80 buildings within the walls.