The Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service held its 13th annual Chai Society Gathering on Sunday, May 1, at Club Colette in Palm Beach to celebrate Chai Society members’ efforts to raise $2.1 million for essential Alpert JFS programs and services.
The Chai Society plays a large role in the impact of the Alpert JFS. In Hebrew, chai means “life,” a warranted name for a group whose members each donate a minimum of $5,000 annually to help those facing hardships. Over 100 families are part of the Chai Society.
“Our Chai Society members allow our organization to serve as a lifeline to the thousands of individuals and families who turn to us during the most challenging times in their lives,” said Marc Hopin, the chief executive officer at the Alpert JFS.
The Alpert JFS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing lives. Since 1974 the organization has provided aid to members of the Jewish community of all ages. Those outside the Jewish community have also been able to seek help from the Alpert JFS. Nearly 200 skilled professionals work together to enrich the lives of others.
Alpert JFS services include psychiatry, counseling, addiction support, bereavement support, domestic abuse support, mentoring for children and teenagers, companion services for the elderly, Holocaust survivors assistance and a myriad of support groups fostered by licensed professionals and master’s level social workers.
The Alpert JFS also owns a residential program providing services to individuals who are developmentally disabled, significantly learning disabled or chronically mentally ill.
Those interested in partaking in the Alpert JFS Chai Society or contributing to the Alpert JFS in another way can visit alpertjfs.org or call the Chai Line at 561-684-1991.