Hundreds of prominent Jewish philanthropists will gather for an elegant and inspiring evening at the annual Sandler Family Major Gifts Event on December 5. Named for Phyllis & Harvey Sandler and family and celebrating Major Donors to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s 2020 Annual Campaign, this longstanding premier event in local Jewish philanthropy will begin at 6:30 pm at The Polo Club in Boca Raton.

Keynoting the evening will be Jewish world leader Isaac Herzog, who succeeded Natan Sharansky as Chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel in 2018 after fifteen years as a legendary member of the Knesset and several ministerial posts. He is also the son of General Chaim Herzog, the sixth President of Israel, and the grandson of Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog, the first Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel.

“We are honored to offer our vital major donors this unique opportunity to hear Mr. Herzog at this pivotal time in Israel,” said Barbara Werner, who is co-chairing the event with her husband, Donald, and with Dale and Edward Filhaber. “Together, we will learn as well as celebrate with our philanthropic peers who share our passions and values.”

“Our Federation could not possibly accomplish what we do to strengthen our community and our people in Israel and beyond without the overwhelming generosity and leadership of our major donors,” said Dale Filhaber. “We look forward to a powerful night with philanthropists of all ages from across the community.”

The $150 couvert includes valet parking. Cocktail attire is requested and dietary laws will be observed. A minimum $10,000 household gift to this Federation’s 2020 UJA/Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is required to attend. For more information, contact Ida Novack at 561.852.3342 or

MBAF CPAs and Advisors, Proskauer and The Colony Group are Federation’s longtime Major Gifts Division sponsors. Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits is a generous in-kind sponsor of the evening, and The Boca Raton Observer is Exclusive Magazine Sponsor.

L-R: Sandler Family Major Gifts Co-Chairs Dale & Edward Filhaber, Barbara & Donald Werner

L-R: Sandler Family Major Gifts Co-Chairs Dale & Edward Filhaber, Donald & Barbara Werner

Izaak Herzog, Sandler Family Major Gifts Event Keynote Speaker, Chair of the Jewish Agency for Israel and former legendary Member of Knesset

The Sandler Family L-R: Front: Phyllis & Harvey Sandler; Back: Gary & Robin Rubin, Larry & Andrea Schnurmacher; Amy & David Ross

Major Gifts Division Sponsors: David Pratt and Al Gortz, Proskauer; James Tisdale and Marjorie Horwin, MBAF CPAs and Advisors; Richard Steinberg and Ken Pritzker, The Colony Group