Published On: Wed, Mar 6th, 2019

Boca Raton Social Scene

Boca Raton Social Scene


Where were you this past week?


The Jewish Education Center of South Florida held its 14th annual dinner to celebrate excellence in Jewish Outreach. The theme of the night, “The Way Forward 2019. Honorees for the event were Susan and Larry Demerer, Sandra and Dr. Michael Lapkin and Ms Billi Marcus. The Jewish Education Center is succeeding in its efforts to educate with an understanding of Judaism for children and well as adults in our community. Congratulations to Rabbi Shimon Feder.


Robert Weinroth ,Bar Hostess, Dave Aronberg

Joined State Attorney Dave Aronberg, honorary chair of a White White West event for the benefit of Horses Healing Hearts.

Horses Healing Hearts helps children who have been affected by a family member with addiction to heal emotionally, build self-esteem, and learn life-coping skills by working with horses. 

The only one of its kind in the nation, their program is unique and made strong by the commitment of their volunteers, host barns and magnificence of the horses that help these vulnerable kids open their hearts to trust again. 

At HHH prevention sessions, the children are shown they are not alone, their parent’s addiction is not their fault, and it is safe to feel their feelings.

One fourth of the children served by HHH have a parent absent due to incarceration, suicide, over-dose, murder and other substance abuse related deaths.

To learn more about this unique program, go to:



Marleen Forkas

Marleen Forkas celebrated her 88th birthday on Wednesday, February 27th at the Wick Theater.

We all know that Marilynn A. Wick puts on a great production, but she also knows how to throw a great party. Marilynn orchestrated the celebration with great fun and style. Kudos to Marilynn, the Wick Theater staff and Addison catering for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Happy Birthday Marleen!



On Thursday, AVDA celebrated its 12th Annual Heart of a Women Luncheon.  Keynote Speaker was Tarana Burke, Founder of the “Me Too” Movement and Social Justice Activist. #MeToo is not just an overnight hashtag sensation, Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and laying the ground word for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault.  The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices of thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back of survivors. On stage, she provided words of empowerment that enable survivors across all races, genders to know they are not alone.

Photo caption: Pamela WeinrothSamantha Dewkinandan RamnarineKim ChampionCarmen UcedaHeidi SchaefferTerry Fedele, Susan Heimberg, Jennifer Thomason, Leticia Carrazana, Lateresa Jones, Carole Wilson, Lisa Jensen



Arlene Herson,Joanna Marie Kaye,Dalia Stiller,Cindy Krebsbach



I celebrated by birthday “a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.”  Symphonia performed John Williams’

Academy Award winning score of Star Wars: A New Hope, during a grand showing of the epic film that started it all. The chemistry between Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos and the orchestra was outstanding.







Coming up very quickly:

Friday, March 8th  Festival of the Arts Boca is featuring stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet. Expect an exhilarating evening of Russian ballet, including music from Swan Lake and other favorites. Doors open at 6:30pm with the performance at 7:30pm.

For venue FAQs :

It’s time to lace up your shoes to support your favorite charity! Join the Spirit of Giving for the Community Spirit Race – Saturday, March 9th at FAU Stadium in beautiful Boca Raton.

The Community Spirit Race is a community-wide fundraising event benefitting over 22 local nonprofits. It will feature a Certified and Accuchip timed 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk starts promptly at 7:30 AM, awards will be given for top qualifiers in 3 age groups for male and females. From serious runners to casual walkers, this event is perfect for the entire family. All participants receive finisher medals and T-shirts.

Post-race is a “Community Heroes Fun Run” for kids, healthy breakfast, awards ceremony, along with a Kid’s Zone of family activities and a Nonprofit/Vendor Expo promoting Health and Safety.

Registration Opens at 6:30 am with 5K starting at 7:30am. Show your Community Spirit of Giving, sign up to participate today at!

If you are interested in volunteering with or sponsoring this event, please email or call 561-385-0144.



Come join us at the 11th Annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, Sunday, March 10th from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in beautiful Spanish River Park, 3001 North Ocean Blvd. (A!A) in Boca Raton. The Bash is is the largest, free day in the nation for families with special needs. It attracts over 5,000 participants each year – people with disabilities, their caregivers and families. We welcome veterans, children, teens and adults with every imaginable disability – seen or unseen. Just know this day is for you and your family.

You’ll enjoy complimentary entry to the park, a BBQ lunch, boat rides on the Intracoastal, dozens of exhibitors, costumed action heroes, ponies for petting and a world class concert, this year featuring Kechi Okwuchi, fresh from the Championship Season of America’s Got Talent. She’ll be joined by the X FACTOR’S Rion Paige, singer Natalia Sulca and the 21 members of the Gospel Choir of Miami’s Lighthouse for the Blind. Try your hand at Yoga with South Florida’s premier Yoga instructors. And be sure to visit our Wellness Zone to chat with doctors and nurse, on hand to discuss your medical concerns. We even have a Kids Fun Zone, supervised by the Boca Children’s Museum, with games, toys and all sorts of activities to keep your little ones entertained and happy.

If you wish to volunteer to help us this year, please pre-register on our website. Also if you’d like to donate to help us sustain this event, you’ll find a link to PayPal on our website as well.

Call 561-715-2622 with any questions.



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On April 14th from 5:30pm to 10:00pm make sure to join us this year for the most exciting Doggie & Kittie Ball yet!

Come and enjoy their first casino, bottomless cocktails and open bars, indulge in our endless appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, and shop our silent auction! You can play Black Jack, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em and the SLOTS!!

Tickets :  Heart Seats $325. VIP Diamond Seats w/ Butler Service & Champagne $350


Best Foot Forward’s signature event will be held at the Polo Club of Boca Raton on April 27th, 2019 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. Jim and Lisa Wheeler are the Event Chairs with Todd and Lisa Orlando as Rising Chairs.

Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with an exciting silent auction, a fabulous dinner and live auction followed by dessert and dancing. We are thrilled to announce our Honorary Chair, Barbara Gutin, and we will be recognizing Dr. John Kelly, President of Florida Atlantic University, as our Champion of Children.  Call (561) 470-8300  


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