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RENOWNED EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR TO HEAD MANDEL JCC GLANTZ EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER

Registration now open at the Boynton Beach center for the 2016-2017 year

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (May 17, 2016) – Amy Nelson, a distinguished educator with deep ties to the Jewish community, has been announced as the new Director of the Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center at  Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches in Boynton Beach. Nelson’s leadership style is focused around creating a cohesive classroom community, along with an emphasis on the development of special relationships with the child and his/her family. The program, which has full and part-time options for children three months and older, provides a nurturing, growth oriented environment where children are encouraged to be inquisitive in their pursuit of academic acuity and socialization skills.

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MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES HOSTS BOWL-A-THON AT TWO AREA BOWLING ALLEYS TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S SPECIAL NEEDS FUND

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 25, 2016) – Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is striking up fun for families and the community with a Bowl-A-Thon on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in support of the Constance and David Blacher Children’s Special Needs Fund. The event will be held at two locations – Jupiter Lanes and Greenacres Bowling Alley – and each guest can play two games and enjoy refreshments.

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VICKI ROITMAN NAMED NEW CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. (June 23, 2016) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches recently introduced Vicki Roitman as its new Chief Operating Officer. With significant experience working at JCCs around the country, Roitman brings extensive knowledge, leadership skills and vision.

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THE GRINSPOON FOUNDATION AWARDS LITAL DAYAN OF MANDEL JCC FOR “EXCELLENCE IN JEWISH EDUCATION”

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (May 10, 2016) – Leadership at the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches announced that Lital Dayan, Early Childhood Learning Center Curriculum and Jewish Education Coordinator, was honored with the 2016 North American Grinspoon Award. This elite national award recognizes one educator in each region of the United States for his or her commitment to the field of Jewish education.

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MANDEL JCC LAUNCHES AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AT PALM BEACH GARDENS AND BOYNTON BEACH LOCATIONS

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (April X, 2016) – Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, which has earned a quality reputation for its preschool, day camp and enrichment classes, announced today it will launch an after-school program for Kindergarten through 5th grade students for the 2016-2017 academic school year. The program – called Beyond the Bell in Palm Beach Gardens and Club J in Boynton Beach – will provide a seamless transition from the school day. Children and parents can expect an environment that emphasizes one-on-one attention, and a thoughtful program that engages children with enriching, dynamic activities.

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OVER 100 GUESTS DID A FLASHBACK TO THE 80’S AT THE MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH’S POPULAR PARTY, “SATURDAY NIGHT @ THE J”

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (April 27, 2016) – Over 100 guests mingled and danced the night away at The Loft at Congress in Boca Raton for the Mandel JCC Boynton Beach’s second annual “Saturday Night @ the J.” The party, which featured a fun flashback to the 80’s, was held Saturday, April 2, 2016. More than $4000 was raised for the JCC’s children and family programming and scholarships.

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MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES TO HOST 16th ANNUAL HEALTH FAIR ON MAR. 31

More than 1,000 anticipated guests will receive free health screenings, health demos and free access to the fitness center and classes

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. (February X, 2016)The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is thrilled to host its 16th Annual Health Fair, one of the largest health fairs in the area, on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach. The event will feature health screenings, cooking demonstrations and complimentary access to the fitness center and exercise classes. The event is free and open to the community.

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Paul L. Gross Steps Down as Chair of the Mandel JCC Board of Directors

It is with profound respect and heartfelt appreciation that the Mandel Jewish Community Center (JCC) announces the resignation of Paul L. Gross, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Paul has chosen to relinquish his responsibilities several months shy of the conclusion of his term in an effort to kick-start the agency’s governance leadership transition. As “immediate past chair,” he plans to remain an active member of the Board of Directors to continue his work on behalf of the JCC and the Palm Beach Jewish community.

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MANDEL JCC PRESENTS THE INAUGURAL BAGEL DASH 5K RUN/WALK AND ONE MILE YOUTH FUN RUN/WALK AT JOHN PRINCE PARK ON APR. 17

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (January, 2016) – For those seeking the fun balance between carb loading and a community race, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will present its inaugural “Bagel Dash” 5K Run and WalkSunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. This fun, family-oriented race features a looped course by Lake Osbourne through John Prince Park in Lake Worth, followed by a bagel breakfast presented by Strathmore Bagels & Deli. The race is open to all ages and the first 300 people to register will receive a dri-fit shirt and goodie bag.

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INTERNATIONALLY BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TO SPEAK AT THE 21ST ANNUAL MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH LUNCHEON

Tess Gerritsen to discuss latest novel, Playing with Fire

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (January 18, 2016) – Internationally best-selling author, Tess Gerritsen, will be the featured speaker at the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches’ 21st Annual Boynton Beach Book Luncheon on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Indian Springs Country Club in Boynton Beach. Claire Sirof will chair the event.

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MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH KICKS OFF SPRING SEASON OF POPULAR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM WITH FREE OPEN HOUSE

National talk show host, Andy Greenberg, to speak

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. (December 21, 2015) – The ACE Lifelong Learning Center at the Mandel JCC Boynton Beach is kicking off its Spring 2016 season with a free Open House on Wednesday, January 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m., which is open to the community. The popular adult continuing education program is reenergized this season and boasting dozens of new classes and a new name. The season runs January 6, 2016 through April 8, 2016.


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MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES NAMES ALAN FELDMAN AS NEW CEO

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (November 20, 2015) – Paul Gross, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, announced today the appointment of Alan Feldman to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Feldman, who has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in Jewish communities around the country, has built an impressive reputation for advancing the fabric of Jewish life in each community where he has served.

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MANDEL JCC’S 21st ANNUAL JEWISH BOOK FESTIVAL TO FEATURE 17 EXCITING AUTHOR EVENTS

Kicks off season with Signature Book Luncheon Nov. 11

PALM BEACH GARDENS (October 12, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches has become recognized for creating one of the area’s most prominent cultural events: its Annual Book Festival, which runs November 2015 through April 2016, featuring 17 stimulating, heart-warming and entertaining authors at venues ranging from the elegant Kravis Center to country clubs and private homes. Highlights for this year’s festival include novels ranging from inspirational memoirs to romance tales and moving Holocaust survivor stories. The 2015-2016 Book Festival is co-chaired by Nancy Sims and Lois Steinberg for the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens events and Cathy Einhorn for the Mandel JCC Boynton Beach events.


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CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS FRANKEL TO VISIT MANDEL JCC ON OCTOBER 19, 2015

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. (October 9, 2015) – As part of its popular Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) program, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host Representative Lois Frankel on Monday, October 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at its Boynton Beach location. She will address timely topics ranging from Medicare to social security as well as her latest initiatives, and answer questions from guests. A district caseworker will also address issues dealing with veteran benefits, social security and Medicare. ACE is one of the most important and vibrant continuing education programs in South Florida, providing opportunities for adults to enhance their daily lives through classes, discussions and special events.

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MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES STAFF MEMBERS PROMOTED TO NEW ROLES

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (September 21, 2015) The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches recently announced several promotions at its Boynton Beach location. Staff has led dynamic enhancements for the Fall season including new programs, enrichment classes and special events at the community center – a facility that includes a preschool, day camp, adult and children’s programming, fitness center and pool and more.

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 FROM FREE COLLEGE PREP TO TEACHING FUTURE BASKETBALL STARS, MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH ANNOUNCES FALL LINE-UP FOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (September 1, 2015) – The Mandel JCC Boynton Beach will offer dozens of dynamic, distinctive programs this Fall designed for children ages four months to college bound. Programs range from the JCC’s new free college prep series to parent and me classes not available elsewhere, basketball skills training clinics by Barry University’s head coach and more. Classes are separated by age group, and the schedule runs through November 2015.

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