Alpert JFS hosts virtual event to benefit Holocaust survivors
A West Palm Beach-based organization is making sure that Holocaust survivors’ needs continue to be met with its annual gala.
At the second annual Never Again Holocaust Survivors Benefit on Dec. 3, 7 p.m., the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service will honor community members and welcome a special guest. John C. “Skip” Randolph and Maggie Zeidman, chair and vice-chair, respectively, of the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews, will be honored in recognition of their work in providing guidance felt throughout the community by promoting—and living—the concepts of respectful dialogue and civil interaction among people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds, who want to make a community a better place.
The featured guest speaker is Matthew Orton (pictured above), the writer and co-producer of “Operation Finale,” a thriller that recounts the story of a group of Israeli secret agents who tracked down notorious SS Officer Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and his subsequent trial in Israel.
The free virtual event seeks to raise $360,000 in connection with Alpert JFS’s upcoming virtual events—“Never Again” and, on February 16, 2021, the 17th Annual “No Excuse for Abuse” event, showcasing abduction survivor, advocate, and author Elizabeth Smart—to provide much-needed assistance for the most vulnerable residents of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties during the pandemic.
Event sponsors include Gayle & Paul Gross, Sheila Engelstein, Amicable Home Health Care, and Plastridge Insurance. Members of the Host Committee include Socki and Bruce Berg, Judy Bergman, Traci and Keith Braun, Vivienne Ivry, Jenifer and Gary Lesser, Diann and Tom Mann, Zelda Mason, and Joan and Jerry Serchuck.