Jewish Federation Focusing East of I-95

BOCA RATON, FL ( — The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County has set a new gold standard for enriching the lives of people in its Gold Coast region. Creating engaging new programs to attract a variety of people living east of I-95 from Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach and southern Gulfstream, the dynamic and growing group is creating a buzz of activity. Fascinating speakers, engaging programs, and even a lesson in making sushi are some of the stimulating events designed to spur common interests, involvement, and friendships. For the many people new to the area, and for those seeking new opportunities and experiences, Gold Coast events serve as an excellent way to acclimate while cultivating new friends and getting involved with the Jewish community.

“Gold Coast is planning enjoyable, interactive activities, that make it easy for people to meet and get involved in a very engaging, social way,” said Gayle Lichtman, who, along with Jen Budlow, is Co–chair of Gold Coast Sushi 101. Lichtman also hosted a recent Gold Coast floral décor gathering at her home.  “Federation helps so many people in different avenues. By creating such and interesting activities, we can get involved, meet new people and build our own community and Gold Coast identity. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Gold Coast takes the adage, ‘”Make new friends, and keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold” to heart by creating opportunities for empty nesters, newcomers, snowbirds, and full time residents living in east Boca Raton to connect with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.  Upcoming events for the Gold Coast region are:


Cocktails and Conversation featuring Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger  – March 25that 5:30pm on East Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Co-chairs Lynn and John Colby and Sallye and Al Frohman welcome Gold Coast members and friends to hear Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger recount his inspirational story. The author of three books including A German Life: Against All Odds, talks about his conversion to Judaism, his connection to Israel and the Jewish community, and his personal turmoil growing up as the son of a Nazi officer in Germany. In addition to his many accomplishments, Dr. Wollshlaeger was awarded 2012 Family Physician of the Year.  There is no fee for this event, or solicitation.


Gold Coast Sushi 101- April 1, 2014 from 11:00am -2:00pm at Sur La Table (at Mizner Park) 438 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Enjoy a Gold Coast recipe for fun as co-chairs Gayle Lichtman and Jen Budlow invite all to join for an entertaining, interactive cooking class. Learn the fundamentals of creating sushi rolls – while enjoying an engaging Federation experience with new friends and neighbors. Couvert is $100 per person and includes the class, food and discount on store merchandise. No minimum gift required.

Wine, Cheese and Conversation “Our Jewish Community” – April 7, 2014 at 4:00pm at Sea Ranch on North Ocean Boulevard in Boca Raton. Join an evening of mingling and food for thought when the Gold Coast Division offers an insightful look into the engaging programs, agencies, and events offered by the Federation of South Palm Beach County and how the Federation is making a difference in the Jewish community locally, in Israel, and around the world. There is no solicitation for this complimentary event.



To RSVP or learn more about upcoming Gold Coast events, contact Felice Naide 561-852-6084

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