Newsroom Archived Press Releases
$20,000 RAISED AT “GIVE WITH YOUR HEART” COMMUNITY RECEPTION FOR MANDEL JCC SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (April 6, 2015) – Nearly 100 guests attended the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches’ “Give With Your Heart” community reception for the Connie and David Blacher Special Needs Program on March 31, 2015, which raised $20,000. The special needs program, widely recognized among the top in Palm Beach County, is offered at the JCC’s Boynton Beach and Palm Beach Gardens locations. Helene and Bill Pittler hosted the reception.
EXPERIENCE ELLIS ISLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF ARTIST PHILLIP RATNER
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February XX, 2015) – The Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens will present the works of Phillip Ratner in the art exhibition, Becoming Americans: Images of Ellis Island. Opening on March 2, 2015 with a reception that is free and open to the public, Ratner will speak at 6:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through April 10, 2015 in the Lyons Art Gallery and is free. The exhibition is sponsored by Fred and Iris Burke.
MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES HOSTS COMMUNITY PURIM FESTIVAL
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February 24, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is teaming up with Temple Beth David, Temple Judea, Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy and The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County to host a free community wide Purim Festival on Friday, March 6, 2015. The carnival will kick off with a preview party for preschool age children (up to five years old) at 2:30 p.m., with the free and public carnival beginning at 3:45 p.m. A community Kabbalat Shabbat will start at 5:30 p.m.
DAUGHTER OF IRAQI IMMIGRANT PRESENTS DEBUT NOVEL IN LAKE WORTH AND PALM BEACH GARDENS
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February XX, 2015) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Annual Book Festival will host author Jessica Soffer, the daughter of an Iraqi immigrant, on March 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Atlantis Country Club in Lake Worth, chaired by Carole Geller and on March 4, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at Frenchman’s Creek in Palm Beach Gardens, chaired by Tootsie Eisenberg and Beryl Schneider. Soffer will present her first novel Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots.
MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES HIRES TWO EMPLOYEES FOR POPULAR SUMMER DAY CAMP
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February 24, 2015) – The Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens children’s department is ready for summer with the addition of two staff for Camp Shalom, the JCC’s summer day camp that has been popular with children for 50 years. More than 300 Children attend each summer.
MANDEL JCC, PALM BEACH GARDENS PRESENTS FIRST EVER MEMBER, GROUP ART EXHIBITION
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February 18, 2015) – Presenting its first ever group art exhibition, the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens will open Inaugural JCC Members’ Art Exhibition, from April 14, 2015 to May 22, 2015 in the Lyons Art Gallery. The exhibition, which will feature artwork submitted by Mandel JCC members, opens April 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. with a reception. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.
HOWL AT THE MOON’S DUELING PIANO SHOW COMING TO MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (February 17, 2015) - The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host Howl at the Moon’s lively dueling piano show during its premiere event, “Saturday Night @ the J,” on April 25, 2015. The event, to be held at the JCC’s Palm Beach Gardens location, will celebrate camp fanatics, Camp Shalom adult alumni and 50 years of Camp Shalom, the JCC’s leading summer day camp. Patti and Tony Lampert and Lissa and Benjamin Schwab will serve as co-chairs.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S IMAGE, INFLUENCE, AND REPUTATION AMONG AMERCAN JEWS TO BE DISCUSSED DURING JCC BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (January XX, 2014) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Annual Book Festival will host author Dr. Gary Phillip Zola, to present the impact of Abraham Lincoln on American Jews, on February 15, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens. Zola will discuss his book, We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, the first volume of annotated documents to focus on the history of Lincoln’s image, influence and reputation among American Jews.
MANDEL JCC ANNOUNCES NEW AND EXPANDED SPRING FITNESS OFFERINGS AT PALM BEACH GARDENS CAMPUS
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (January 19, 2015) – To further expand on its mission to provide health and wellness programs and initiatives to the community, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach Gardens has revamped its fitness schedule, to provide a greater variety of cutting-edge classes, along with popular classics, at more convenient times.
DR. ANDREW D. KAUFMAN PRESENTS GIVE WAR AND PEACE A CHANCE, HIS TAKE ON THE CLASSIC NOVEL WAR AND PEACE, AND HOW TOLSTOY’S LESSONS REMAIN RELEVANT TODAY
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (January 8, 2015) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Annual Book Festival will host Dr. Andrew D. Kaufman, an internationally recognized Tolstoy scholar, on January 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens. Kaufman will discuss his book Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Troubled Times, his version of the original novel War and Peace first published by Russian novelist and philosopher Leo Tolstoy in 1869. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank.
BEST-SELLING AUTHORS ALYSON RICHMAN AND PAM JENOFF TO HEADLINE MANDEL JCC BOYNTON BEACH LUNCHEON
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (January 6, 2015) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host its 20th Annual Boynton Beach Book Luncheon featuring best-selling authors Pam Jenoff and Alyson Richman on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Indian Springs Country Club in Boynton Beach.
A FAMILY AFFAIR; THE PAINTINGS OF ALAN AND MICHAEL FRIEDLANDER
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (December 18, 2014) – The paintings of artist brothers, Alan and Michael Friedlander, will be exhibited in the Lyons Art Gallery at the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach Gardens.
MANDEL JCC AND JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER TO CELEBRATE EXPANSIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH OPEN HOUSE & RIBBON CUTTING
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (December 17, 2014) – To further enhance its mission to provide health and wellness initiatives to members, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches has established an exclusive and robust partnership with Jupiter Medical Center (JMC) at its Palm Beach Gardens campus, located at 5221 Hood Road. The partnership, which focuses on creating a highly individualized health, wellness and fitness programs, will officially kick off with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on January 8, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
MANDEL JCC TO HOST TWO COMMUNITY WIDE HANUKKAH CELEBRATIONS
JUPITER AND BOYNTON BEACH, FL. (December 8, 2014) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host two Hanukkah celebrations, with candle lighting ceremonies in both Boynton Beach and Jupiter on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The events, which are free and open to the public, welcome hundreds each year and are in partnership with a dozen local organizations.
AUTHOR NANCY SHARP TO SPEAK ABOUT AWARD-WINNING MEMOIR FOCUED ON BOLD LIVING AFTER FACING ADVERSITY
Mandel JCC Book Festival event
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (December 8, 2014) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Book Festival will host author, blogger and keynote speaker, Nancy Sharp, to discuss her award-winning memoir, Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss and Bold Living, a book that offers an understanding of living life to the fullest. Sharp will speak at two events in Palm Beach Gardens including Temple Beth David, Palm Beach Gardens on December 9 at 10 a.m. and at the JBiz Networking Group, Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens on December 10 at 7:45 a.m.
ARTIST HELEN STEIN AND WHITESPACE COME TO THE MANDEL JCC
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (December 5, 2014) – Artist Helen Stein is bringing her exhibit, The Pursuit of Immortality, to the Bente & Daniel S. Lyons Art Gallery at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.
Helen Stein’s dynamic and energetic works are a culmination of years of learning. Her distorted, larger than life watercolors and acrylics, with their bold and dramatic sweeps of color, explode off the canvas. One of the recurring themes of her work - “time is the invisible enemy.” Stein’s work is featured in many private and corporate collections.
AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR NICOLE MONES DISCUSSES NEW BOOK NIGHT IN SHANGHAI AT THE 20TH ANNUAL MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES BOOK LUNCHEON
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (December 1, 2014) – More than 400 guests attended the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches 20th Annual Book Festival Luncheon featuring award-winning author Nicole Mones on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. The event was co-chaired by Gayle Gross, Lois Steinberg and Andee Sussman. Honorary Co-Chairs were Marilyn Lampert z”l and Zelda Mason.
DIRECTOR OF TURKISH RESEARCH PROGRAM AT THE WASHINGTON INSTITUTE TO SPEAK IN PALM BEACH GARDENS
Mandel JCC Book Festival event
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (November 25, 2014) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Book Festival and the Jewish Community Relations Council will host Dr. Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, on December 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Cagaptay, who is widely respected as an expert on Turkish politics and social issues, will discuss his book The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty First Century’s First Muslim Power.
USSR IMMIGRANT, BORIS FISHMAN, TO DISCUSS HIS FIRST NOVEL DURING THE 2014-2015 MANDEL JCC BOOK FESTIVAL
LAKE WORTH, FL (November 25, 2014) – The 2014-2015 Mandel JCC Book Festival will host literary journalist Boris Fishman to discuss his first novel, A Replacement Life, a dark, moving novel about family, honor and justice, on December 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Avanti’s at Winston Trails in Lake Worth.
1 IN 68 CHILDREN HAVE AUTISIM, CAN IT BE STOPPED?
Lecture kicks off four-part series hosted by Mandel JCC and Scripps Research Institute
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL (November 25, 2014) – The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens is pleased to welcome one of The Scripps Research Institute’s most prominent professors for a discussion on the latest developments in Autism research. Dr. Damon Page, Assistant Professor of the Department of Neuroscience, will host a free lecture titled “Can Autism Be Stopped?” on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This critically relevant discussion kicks off the Mandel JCC’s four-part Scripps Research Institute Lecture Series.
MANDEL JCC TO HOST COMMUNITY WIDE HANUKKAH CELEBRATION AT NEW HARBOURSIDE PLACE
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (November 17, 2014) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will host its annual Hanukkah celebration, with a candle lighting ceremony at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, Fl. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. The event, which is free and open to the public, welcomes hundreds each year and is in partnership with a dozen local organizations.
EXPERIENCE ISRAEL THROUGH THE EYES OF THE TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL ALUMNI
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (November 6, 2014) – The Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens presents Taglit-Birthright Israel exhibition: Through the Lens, featuring 36 captivating photographs from the alumni of young adults who traveled to Israel for the first time with this organization. The opening reception November 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. At 6:00 p.m. there will be a short presentation of the alumni stories from Israel. The exhibition runs through December 5, 2014 in the Lyons Art Gallery.
50-YEAR TIME CAPSULE PLACED IN MANDEL JCC
PALM BEACH GARDENS WALL TO COMMEMORATE GRAND OPENING
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (October, 2014) – Morton Mandel, along with the Mandel JCC Board members and CEO, Mindy Hanken participated in a special ceremony to place a time capsule in one of the walls at the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens. The time capsule will remain for 50 years until the staff in 2064 opens it to reminisce about the first year of the new facility, which opened in 2013. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY AND MANDEL JCC WORK TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS ON DANGERS OF BULLYING
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (October XX, 2014) – In an urgent attempt to raise awareness on the dangers of bullying, the Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens and Nova Southeastern University have teamed up to present “We Didn’t See the Signs” on November 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The lecture, presented by Dr. Scott Poland, will address the signs of suicide and how to help a bullied child before it becomes “bullycide.” This free lecture is part of the Nova Southeastern University Lecture Series.
MANDEL JCC PALM BEACH GARDENS ANNOUNCES NEW CHILDREN’S SWIM PROGRAM
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla (October 2, 2014) – The Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens has recently expanded its swim program, with instruction and classes led by Swim With Gills and Infant Swimming Resource (ISR). Designed for children ages six months to six years old, the swim program is held at the JCC’s George Rothman Aquatic Center, located at 5221 Hood Road.
MANDEL JCC WORKS WITH LOCAL TEMPLES TO PRESENT COMPELLING CLASSES IN JUDAIC AND ISRAEL STUDIES
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (October , 2014) – The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens has collaborated with the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, as well as five local temples, to offer quality classes in Judaic and Israel studies. The clergy and education directors from partner temples, which include New Synagogue of Palm Beach, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple Israel and Temple Judea, will teach the weekly classes.
MANDEL JCC HOSTS SPECIAL VIEWING OF NEW DOCUMENATRY, “A CALL TO SERVE: FLORIDA JEWS AND THE U.S. MILITARY”
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (October, 2014) – The Mandel JCC of Palm Beach Gardens recently announced a special presentation of the new documentary “A Call to Serve: Florida Jews and the U.S. Military” on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Hosted in collaboration with the Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS),the viewing is free and open to the public.
MANDEL JCC HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL GALA TO RECOGNIZE FOUR DISTINGUISHED HONOREES ON NOVEMBER 15, 2014
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (September 30, 2014) – More than 400 guests are anticipated to celebrate the Second Annual Gala of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at its Palm Beach Gardens location, located at 5221 Hood Road. The festive and elegant evening will feature cocktails, dinner and a live performance by The Motowners.
MANDEL JCC PALM BEACH GARDENS ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE PARTNERSHIPS FOR FALL/WINTER ADULT PROGRAMMING
New partners include Scripps Research Institute and Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Gardens, FLA. (September 17, 2014) – The Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens has teamed up with several leading educational, research and art institutions for its Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 adult programming. Partners include Scripps Research Institute, Nova Southeastern University, Armory Art Center, and New World Symphony as well as local area Jewish synagogues. These impressive partnerships bring additional expertise to the Mandel JCC’s already thriving adult program, which features a wide array of thought-provoking classes, lectures, seminars and discussions.
MANDEL JCC OF THE PALM BEACHES NAMES MINDY HANKEN AS NEW CEO
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLA. (August 21, 2014) – The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches recently promoted Mindy Hanken to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Hanken has worked at the Mandel JCC for more than six years, most recently serving as its Chief Operating Officer (COO), supervising and managing all programming and operations. She is highly regarded by the national JCC Association as one of its leading professionals.