Eastside Community

Historically, East Fort Lauderdale was home to only a handful of Jewish residents. In recent decades, East Fort Lauderdale's business, arts and culture scenes have emerged and with it a thriving Jewish community composed of many young professionals and empty nesters.

In order to best serve this growing population, the Jewish Federation of Broward County decided to develop the Eastside Community with an office located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Eastside Community focuses on partnering with the many existing synagogues and Jewish organizations in the area, in an effort to engage local residents in their Jewish community and enrich their own Jewish life. The Eastside ‘boundaries' are considered to begin at Port Everglades Expressway and extend all the way to Lighthouse Point.

If you would like to get involved in the Eastside Community we have an active Eastside Initiative Committee with members representing various areas and age groups that work together to bring both programs & events to the Eastside. These events have the overarching goal of fundraising for those in need in our local Broward County community. 

Alona Geysman

Alona Geysman Eastside Community & Women’s Executive Circle Director