Where were you this past week?

We joined the Jewish Education Center of South Florida at their 15th Annual Gala celebrating Excellence in Jewish Outreach.

At the Jewish Education Center of South Florida brings Jewish heritage to life with exciting programs for everyone from baby to bubby. Under the loving guidance of its founder and Director, Rabbi Feder, the JEC offers learning, travel, interactive and educational opportunities to Jews from all walks of life.

Robert Weinroth and Shimon Feder

Congratulations (יישרכח) to each of the evening’s honorees and a special thank you to Billi  Marcus for her continuing generosity to our community.  Rabbi Feder announced her gift to support the Camp Nageela program.

Can a parking garage be sexy? Just ask Dick Schmidt.

Robert Weinroth, Dick Schmidt, Lincoln Mendez, Barb Schmidt, Scott Singer, Mark Larkin, Andrea O’Rourke, Christine E Lynn, Monica Mayotte and Andy Thomson

The Schmidt Family Foundation donated $10 million to solve Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s longstanding parking problem.

“Why a parking garage? It’s so unsexy. But I think this is a sexy parking garage,” Schmidt said light-heartedly at groundbreaking and again at the ribbon cutting, today.

Patients and visitors want convenience and easy access, he said turning serious. “That’s their first and last impression.”

Even his wife Barb wasn’t onboard at first, until she saw how much that meant to her own family, she said.

The 972-space Schmidt Family Parking includes a special reserved space for Barb and Dick.

The garage is the first project in the hospital’s plans to include a new, seven-story patient tower and other major expansions.

The “Rhinestone” Cowboy Ball took place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Saturday evening. It was a jazzed-up affair, so everyone added some “Bling & Sparkle” to their elegant Cowboy attire with a splash of glitz, glitter and glamour.  

Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and Robert Weinroth

Guests enjoyed culinary delights at dinner, open bar, a bourbon tasting in the Gaming Saloon with a bit of Black Jack, Craps and a play of Roulette. And then, you couldn’t have a Cowboy Ball without a fiddle player, Randi Fishenfeld, “Tornado on the Violin” and a little line dancing with assistance from the entertainment, The Finesse Party Band, guests were dancing the night away! 

The George Snow Scholarship Fund’s mission is to help hard working students in South Florida to graduate from college by providing financial aid and wrap-around support services. Their goal is to ensure that no student is deprived of an education because of a shortage of funds or a lack of support.

Each year The George Snow Scholarship commits more than $1,250,000 in scholarships and scholar support services to some of our community’s most worthy and deserving young people.