Jewish Foundations and Organizations

Daniel Cantor Wultz Foundation

Established in 2006 by Daniel’s family to memorialize the values and vision that inspired Daniel’s life. The Foundation strives to create a safer world by engaging youth, educators and communities in activities that promote tolerance and acceptance.
Project or activity: We would like to combine skills with events, projects, and initiatives that further the vision of the Foundation. Please indicate if you have skills, experience, or special interest in designing, writing, communicating (web or otherwise), organizing (community or youth), or anything else you feel we should know about.
Contact Information: 318 Indian Trace , Box 654, Weston FL 33326-2996, 866-999-2542;

Jewish Family Services of Broward County

Jewish Family Services (JFS) is dedicated to empowering individuals, strengthening families and protecting the vulnerable by providing exceptional human services. JFS envisions a community where no one is in need, alone or without hope.

The Besner Shible Kosher Food Delivery Program provides supplemental kosher food once a month to senior clients of JFS. This is a 100% volunteer driven program that allows volunteers to share the very special value of sharing food with those in need. Volunteers assist in all the aspects of the program, from purchasing food, sorting and bagging the items to arranging the deliveries. BSK Volunteers are also instrumental in helping JFS determine the status of the clients and their unmet needs.

Respite for Elders Living In Everyday Families provides support for caregivers who are providing constant care for a frail, homebound elder. By becoming a R.E.L.I.E.F. volunteer you can help your community by providing respite for caregivers of frail, homebound elders. Volunteers provide short-term, temporary care and companionship for up to four hours at a time, including evenings and weekends.

The Friendly Visitor Program matches volunteers with homebound, isolated seniors for companionship and support. This program helps these individuals remain comfortable and independent in their own homes.

Adult Mitzvah Projects: Synagogues, Men’s and Women’s groups and many organizations participate in the joy of giving back to the community through Mitzvah projects that benefit JFS.

Children and Teen Mitzvah Projects: At any age, your children can learn the incredible value of giving. Whether by raising funds, spreading awareness, or forming coalitions of other young adults for a specific purpose, participants will learn about the needs in our community and what they can do to help. JFS also encourages participants to find new ways to give and to do what they love at the same time. The continuity and richness of a Jewish education is deepened for everyone involved.

Teen Connect matches high school students with senior clients for telephone companionship. Through participation in this project, students learn about the issues and consequences of aging and the social concerns that impact the elderly. Most importantly, through these weekly telephone calls, the seniors gain a friendship that helps reduce isolation and loneliness, while sharing their life experiences. By having teens connect with these older individuals, there is a wonderful opportunity to learn from each other by building bridges between generations.

Holocaust Survivors Assistance JFS provides in-home care, respite care, counseling, financial assistance and Café Europa, a social component for hundreds of survivors throughout Broward County.

Once a year, Café Europa provides a unique opportunity for survivors to meet relatives and friends with whom they may have lost contact. Café Europa is sponsored by JFS in cooperation with local Holocaust Survivor groups, with additional funding provided through the Claims Conference and private donations. Lunch and transportation are provided free of charge so that those who cannot drive or cannot afford the lunch, may meet again, perhaps for the last time.

Project or Activity: See all of the above and/or financial donations
Contact Information: Jewish Family Services of Broward County, 100 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 230 Plantation FL 33324;

WECARE Community Outreach

The WECARE community outreach program operates a food pantry that provides over 3,500 bags of groceries each year to our neighbors in need regardless of race, religion, age, gender or nationality. WECARE also collects small toiletry items, provides free medical equipment loans including wheelchairs, walkers and canes, distributes hand-knitted items to nursing home residents, and collects eyeglasses and hearing aids that are sent to New Eyes for the Needy.
Project or Activity: Donations of toiletry items and medical equipment are very much appreciated.
Contact Information: Susan Baigelman, Director of WECARE, at 954-792-6700 Ext. 306

Neve Michael

Neve Michael Children’s Village is the only multidisciplinary children’s home in Israel. Besides providing refuge and a loving home for over 250 children and youth at risk, the Home has a 24-hour Emergency Crisis Center, the first Teenage Girls’ Crisis Center in Israel, an Elementary School on the premises, Day Care facilities that also serve disadvantaged children in the area, a Therapy Enrichment Center tailored to meet the individual needs of the children, and an External Crisis Center and Therapy Counseling Unit which helps keep families at risk intact, even under the most trying circumstances.
Project or Activity: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning Program

Celebrate in Israel: You can celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration in Neve Michael Children’s home in Pardes Hana, Israel. Just send us your child’s name, photo and details and we send you a boy/girl with whom you immediately start to correspond. You send us your date of arrival and we plan a wonderful celebration for you and your guests. From our experience, this is something that will remain forever in your memories.

Celebrate at home: You can celebrating you child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah in your home town. You send us your child’s name, photo and details and we send you a boy/girl with whom you immediately start to correspond. We also send you a Bar/Bat Mitzvah package by e-mail with details of activities for the children to do. Many families choose to donate a portion of gifts received to our children in Neve Michael.

Sponsor a Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah: Create a fundraiser to pay for a child’s b’nai mitzvah. Bar/Bat Mitzvah program per child, including tefilin, siddur, clothes and a trip to the Kotel-$1800

Contact Information: Neve Michael