Published On: Fri, Nov 25th, 2022

Boca Beat, 11/25/2022

  • Florida Atlantic University received an estate pledge of $10 million from Holli Rockwell Trubinsky and her husband Joseph Trubinsky to establish the Holli Rockwell Trubinsky Eminent Dean in Nursing. The gift, approved by the FAU Board of Trustees, will create an endowed fund within the Florida Atlantic University Foundation to sustain exceptional leadership in the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing.
  • The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Dorothy P. Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy welcomed women in-person to celebrate the start of the Fall season. The inspiring morning highlighted the impact of the Jewish Federation, and author Elyssa Friedland delivered the keynote. The breakfast event was held October 26, 2022, at Temple Beth El, Schaefer Family Campus in Boca Raton. Event Co-chairs Jill Swimmer and Madeline Tabin were honored and happy to work together on this year’s Fall Kickoff and Spring Fling. Event sponsors were Atlas Event Rentals, Ivan & Co. Fine Jewelers, and the Jewish Book Council. Boca Raton Observer Magazine was the exclusive Magazine Sponsor.
  • On November 16, amidst it’s 120 birthday, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) celebrated its milestone 30th Anniversary Ultimate Dinner Party, entertaining more than 120 guests across Palm Beach. Supported by Chairs Victor Moore and John J. Tatooles and Honorary Chairs Jim and Gaye Engel, this year’s benefit was yet again a sold out success raising critical funds for local children and families served by CHS.
  • 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 arrive in a vehicle with a trunk or cargo bed.
  • What do the new Netflix movie “Slumberland” and FAU Libraries’ Jaffe Center for Book Arts have in common? The inspiration for the movie, based on the comic strip “Little Nemo in Slumberland” by Winsor McCay, can be found at the Jaffe Center, as the story’s original comics are part of the collection at the Boca Raton campus. To commemorate the film’s release, these limited-edition items will be on display until Dec. 18.
  • The Coral Springs Museum of Art is partnering with the Sawgrass Nature Center on Tuesday November 29, 2022, from 5:30-8:30pm for National Giving Tuesday Day.
  • TheFuller Center will hold its Annual Wee Dream Ball, the organization’s signature fundraiser, on Friday, December 2, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. Event co-chairs are Rosa Agentis Feeney and Karen Foreman along with Special Honoree Gail Wasserman.
  • Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the S. E. Wimberly Library recently celebrated the announcement of significant estate gift commitments from longtime FAU benefactors Howard Weiner, M.D. and Judith Weiner. Their generosity will enhance support to the existing Howard and Judith Weiner Spirit of America Endowed Advancement Fund and will establish two new endowed funds.
  • Palm Beach State President Ava L. Parker, J.D., has received the 2022 South Florida Ultimate CEO award from the South Florida Business Journal for her visionary business leadership.
  • On Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 3pm, Music at St. Paul’s will present a Festival of Christmas Lessons & Carols. Featuring the Chancel Choir of St. Paul’s under the direction of Dr. David Macfarlane, this service will include carol settings by John Rutter, David Willcocks, William Mathias, Mack Wilberg, John Rutter and Morton Lauridsen. The service will also feature congregational Christmas Carols and lighting of candles. Organ voluntaries by Cèsar Franck and Gerald Near will be played on the Moeller pipe organ.
  • The City is seeking the community’s assistance in selecting a Grand Marshal for the 51ST Annual Holiday Parade that will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 (4 – 6 pm) in Downtown Boynton.
  • B’nai Torah Congregation is officially kicking off TLC Mitzvah Month this week. Mitzvah Month offers opportunities to volunteer, donate, support and overall do good in the community. They will be offered every single day during the Month of November.

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