NORTH BROWARD COMMUNITY

North Broward has a robust and thriving Jewish community composed of multi-generational families. In order to best serve this growing population, the Jewish Federation of Broward County decided to develop the North Broward Community, with an office located in West Parkland. The North Broward 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 North Broward ‘boundaries’ are considered to begin at Margate, west of 441, and extending all the way to Parkland.

A North Broward Initiative Committee is being developed with members representing various areas, ages, and Jewish backgrounds that will work together to create programs and events for the North Broward Community. These programs and events will work to enrich and engage, while also serving the overarching goal of raising money for our local and global Jewish community.

Israel Trauma Coalition / MSD Recovery:

Upon the one-year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, the Federation brought back the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) to support the North Broward community. Twenty of the leading trauma clinicians in Broward were trained in the ITC model and as part of a three-day trainer cohort. ITC leaders also delivered the keynote address at the 5th Annual Broward Behavioral Health Conference and worked with parents, caregivers, teachers and policymakers from across our community.

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Dana Rosenberg, Chair

Born in Israel, Dana (pronounced Donna) Rosenberg moved to South Florida at age five where she was raised. She attended Nova Southeastern University and graduated with a degree in Business. Dana continued her education at Nova Southeastern-Shepard Broad College of Law and practiced as an attorney in New York City until 2010. Today, she lives in Parkland with her husband and three children.

Dana first learned about Jewish Federation from her mother, of blessed memory, who was involved in Miami when Dana was growing up. Jill Silver, our immediate past North Broward Committee Chair, engaged Dana by encouraging her to apply for the Momentum Israel trip through Jewish Federation of Broward. Dana traveled to Israel with our Federation and even was able to visit our partner region in Nesher. Upon returning from Israel Dana participated in the Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Series and became a member of the North Broward Committee. She finds it most meaningful when she can participate in giving back to the Jewish community with her family by having her children take part in Mitzvah Days and volunteering for The Cupboard Kosher Food Pantry. 

 

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Allison O'Mara North Broward & Horizons Program Director