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VOL. 6 NO. 3                                               www.seabreezepublications.com                                                          MARCH 2016

CNN’S David Gergen Headlines Federation’s

Blue & White Event

	 To honor the generosity                                  Honorary Chair Bente S.     Federation Board Chair Raymond L. Golden, Federation President & CEO Michael Hoffman,
of major community                                         Lyons and event Chair Joel  Event Chair Dr. Paula Newmark, Annual Campaign Chair Barry Berg, and Event Chair
philanthropists, the Jewish                                Yudenfreund                 Joel Yudenfreund
Federation of Palm Beach
County hosted its second                                   Blue & White Event
annual Blue & White event.                                 on page 4
David Gergen, a senior
political analyst for CNN,
addressed the crowd of 150
philanthropists and provided
an in-depth political analysis
of issues impacting the
Jewish community. Dr.
Paula Newmark and Joel Dorothy Adler and Guest
Yudenfreund served as event Speaker David Gergen
chairs. Merrill and Charles
Gottesman, Carol and David Schulman, and Linda and Dr.
Myron Teitelbaum served as co-chairs, with honorary chair
Bente S. Lyons.

JCC Preschool Recognized                                                                                                                          Meyer Academy

as Sheva Lab School                                                                                                                               Honors Jewish

	 The Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood                                                                                                          Disabilities
Learning Center at the Mandel JCC Palm Beach                                                                                                      Awareness
Gardens was recently distinguished as a Sheva                                                                                                     Month
Lab School by the JCC Association of North
America. This prestigious recognition has been                                                                                                    	 Middle school students at Arthur I. Meyer Jewish
awarded to only three schools throughout the                                                                                                      Academy heard from a special speaker during a recent
United States and Canada.                                                                                                                         assembly — a fellow student. Sixth grader Benji Gans
	 The defining elements of a Sheva Lab School                                                                                                     spoke to his peers about his journey with autism,
include showcasing a commitment to continual                                                                                                      how faith and family provide support, and ways that
learning, demonstrating a unique approach to                                                                                                      other students can understand him better. Benji shared
Jewish early childhood education and family
engagement, and providing compensated,                                                                                                            Debby Gans, Benji Gans, Ami Steinbock
consistent, and regular time for directors,                                                                                                       Meyer Academy Honors on page 6
administrators, and educators to learn, grow, and
reflect with their colleagues.
	 In honor of the impressive recognition, the
Sheva Covenant Fellows, a group of 22 early
childhood educators from JCCs throughout North
America, recently visited the preschool to learn
best practices in early childhood education.
	 “Having been selected as a Sheva Lab School The Early Learning Center at the Mandel JCC has been selected as a
is an immense honor and a testament to the Sheva Lab School by the JCC Association of North America.
hard work our faculty engages in every single
day with the children and their families,” said Veronica JCC Palm Beach Gardens. “As a Sheva Lab School, we
Maravankin, Vice President of Early Childhood at the Mandel have the opportunity to build our early childhood learning

                                                                                                                  center through serious and
                                                                                                                  regular professional
                                                                                                                  development for educators
                                                                                                                  and administrators, as well as
                                                                                                                  shine a light on all JCC early
                                                                                                                  childhood learning centers
                                                                                                                  as beacons of continuous
                                                                                                                  learning and growth.”
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