Welcome To the Jewish Federation of Broward County

Where everyone, including YOU, can make a world of difference right now.  Our Federation joins together the human and financial resources of our community to save and improve Jewish lives in Broward County, in Israel and around the world.  The Federation acts in concert with its network of beneficiary agencies to: safeguard and address local educational and social service needs; perpetuate Jewish tradition and heritage; and ensure the continuity and survival of Israel, and Jewish communities around the world. 

Upcoming Events

Below are some of the wonderful events that we offer in our Community. To see our full list, please click here.

Professional Networks

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 • 12:00-1:30 p.m.

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Women's Philanthropy Bash

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 • 6:30-8:45 p.m.

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Young Leadership Division Happy Hour

Thursday, March 26, 2015 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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Community Annual Passover Packing Event

Sunday, March 29, 2015 • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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Women's Executive Circle Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 • 8:00-9:00 a.m.

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Latin Initiative Frijoles Con Kugel

Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 9:00 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Young Leadership Division Nosh & Knowledge

Thursday, April 23, 2015 • 6:00 p.m.

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Men's Nite Out
Thursday, April 30, 2015 • 5:00-8:30 p.m.

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Bring the Holiday Spirit to Jewish Children in Hungary

When Federation Board Chair Sammy Schulman, along with his wife Ibby and Gina and Stewart Shull, entered a Jewish Community Center in Budapest, Hungary this past summer they didn’t realize the impact that children playing in a classroom during summer camp would have on them. They were happy, giggling children who looked exactly like our children here in the United States … except their ‘summer camp’ wasn’t on a lush campus with green fields and Olympic size swimming pools.

There were kids busily going through the Disney VHS tapes, carefully selecting which movie to watch next. Others broke out the American board games such as Monopoly, picking team partners to play against one another.  

“The movies were in English. The games were in English. But children playing is universal,” Sammy, Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, said.

The camp, which is supported by the Jewish Federation of Broward County through our overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), had received the movies and games from an organization in Boston.

“We thought it would be a great idea if we could start a collection here in Broward County,” said Ibby Schulman. “We all have shelves of old games and movies that have collected dust for years as our kids have grown.”

The Schulmans went on a quest to clean out cabinets and closets in their home, looking for items to donate. Their teenage son, Benjamin, was quickly inspired. As Chair of the Teen Board at the Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Jewish Family Service of Broward County, he knew that this could be a mitzvah project in which others would want to participate.

“We are so fortunate here in the United States and South Florida.  We take having these type of things for granted.  I thought it would be great to get the Teen Board of the Goodman JFS involved so we could do our part and help kids who are not as fortunate in Hungary”, said Benjamin Schulman.

So, father and son – both board chairs of Jewish organizations in Broward County – partnered. Each vowing to inspire others at their respective agencies and within the community to join the ‘Drive’ to deliver gifts to children in Hungary. 


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