Published On: Thu, Jul 7th, 2022

Boca Beat, 07/07/2022

  • Farm Share, one of Florida’s leading food nonprofits and the state’s largest food bank, is distributing food to food-insecure Floridians in the Miami area. Recipients will receive fresh produce and non-perishable canned goods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, distributions are drive-thru only to minimize contact and to help ensure the safety of all parties, and attendees must wear a mask and arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed.
  • B’nai Torah Congregation, the largest conservative synagogue in Southeast Florida, announced today that Rabbi Evan Susman has joined the B’nai Torah community. Rabbi Susman will assist Senior Rabbi David Steinhardt with all rabbinical responsibilities at the synagogue. He will specifically focus on young adult and family programming, alternative Shabbat services, pastoral care, and creating new and exciting ways to engage with B’nai Torah beyond the synagogue campus. Rabbi Susman will also co-lead an introduction to Judaism class and program at B’nai Torah for Jews and non-Jews looking for a Jewish learning experience.
  • Congratulations to the West Boca Youth Baseball Team! The 8 and Under All Star team just earned the title of 2022 ROOKIE FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONS.
  • Florida Atlantic University recently received an estate gift of $1 million from longtime benefactor Charna Larkin. This generous scholarship gift will establish the Alan B. and Charna Larkin Student Opportunity Fund within FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Partnership, the corporate foundation of AmeriHealth Caritas, brought the dynamic and educational Healthy Hoops® program to Palm Beach County, holding events in collaboration with five Palm Beach County Boys & Girls Clubs from June 13 to June 16.
  • Fuller Center, a not-for-profit organization focused on empowering children and families through education and family support, has appointed Jamie Serino as Senior Director of Philanthropy.
  • On July 1st, 2022, Attorney Louis “Buck” Vocelle, Jr. takes the reigns of Governor of Rotary District 6930. This district covers 46 current Rotary Clubs from Titusville to Boca Raton and out west to Pahokee and Okeechobee.
  • Attorney Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner of West Palm Beach-based Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, was sworn in today as the 74th President of The Florida Bar. More than 500 Bar members attended the ceremony, which took place this morning at the Bar’s Annual Convention at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek & Waldorf Astoria.
  • Florida Atlantic University has announced Linda Marie Golian-Lui, Ed.D., as its new dean of university libraries, effective Aug. 15. She will be charged with directing all functions and services of the libraries across the University’s multiple campuses.
  • Boynton Beach City Commission has voted unanimously to approve all agreements between the City, the Boynton Beach CRA and Affiliated Development in order to advance highly anticipated mixed-use, mixed-income workforce housing project, The Pierce.
  • Inspired by the commitment and care provided by the hospital’s nurses, Debbie Newman Bernstein has made a $1 million gift to Keeping the Promise…The Campaign for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s María de los Ángeles Ortega Hernández, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CDP, FAANP, FAAN, is at the forefront of clinical care for the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing . Since 2014, she has served as director of the FAU Louis and Anne Green Memory and Wellness Center, which provides a comprehensive array of personalized services and programs of care, support, research, education and community outreach.
  • Seven local Hooters Girls are raising funds in support of Self-Help International ‘s work to empower women from Friday, July 1 until Friday, July 8. Newly crowned 2022 Miss Hooters International Madison Novo (Hialeah), Aria Slavin (Sarasota), Sloan Miavitz (Sarasota), Olivia Scott (Sarasota), Skylar Becker (Fort Myers), Grace Burchett (Hooters of Fort Myers Beach) and Gianna Tulio (2021 Miss Hooters International) are participating in the fundraising efforts to invest in women business owners trying to start and grow their own business-and help them lift up their families communities in the process.

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