Business & Professional

Whether your goal is to grow your business, turn your care for the Jewish community into action or connect with industry leaders, do it by networking through the Jewish Federation of Broward County Business & Professionals Divisions.

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The Advisors Philanthropy Initiative (API) is comprised of professional money managers, insurance, stock brokers, trust officers, CPAs, and attorneys.  

API creates partnerships within the professional community that have the ability to motivate potential donors. Our job is to educate our professionals on the work of the Federation, locally and globally. The objective is to secure planned gifts for the Jewish Community Foundation. Members of API are provided opportunities to connect with their colleagues, fulfill their continuing education requirements through seminars, as well as participate in social gatherings throughout the year. Advisors who secure planned gifts for the Jewish Community Foundation will become members of our Mitzvah Society and will be honored at our bi-annual Cocktail & Awards Reception.

Our Mission is Simple:

Promote philanthropic discussions and giving from clients of professional advisors to the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Broward County and its beneficiary agencies.

Come Join Us:

Become an official member of Advisors Philanthropy Initiative (API) and help the Jewish Community Foundation promote philanthropic discussions and giving throughout our communities.

Reasons to Join:

Become more proficient at fulfilling the philanthropic needs of your clients 

Network with like-minded colleagues 

Spread philanthropy 

Educate professionals on the work of the Federation, both local and international, and its partner agencies and synagogues 

We Cannot Do This Alone:

Thank you to the following advisors who referred their clients to us and helped grow our foundation to the $115+ million that it is today.

Jeffrey A. Baskies
Howard N. Bienenfeld
Marvin T. Bornstein
Herbert Jay Cohen
Alan B. Cohn
Libo Fineberg
Adrienne Frank
Randy S. Friedlander
Jill Ginsberg
Gene K. Glasser
Adam Goldberg

Thomas O. Katz
Corinne R. Korn
Les S. Kushner
Christy Lambertus
Denise A. Lettau
Jack R. Loving
Bonnie S. Miller
Sheldon Polish
Jack Rosenberg
Richard B. Sabra
Myron Sandler
Jeffrey Saster

David B. Schulman
Sheri F. Schultz
Carl Schuster
Joseph L. Schwartz
David M. Scully
Barbara A. Shore
David A. Shulman
Eric W. Sulzberger
Leonard Suskind
Donald R. Tescher
Benjamin A. Tobias
Ricky J. Weiss

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Jonathan Zucker Vice President, Senior Donor Relationship Manager

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Our Mission:

JNet’s mission is to foster a local network of Jewish professionals that are committed to making an impact through their support of the Jewish Federation of Broward County.

What We Do:

JNet’s members reflect professionals in a variety of fields and industries. They share a sense of commitment to the Jewish community in Broward, Israel and around the world.JNet provides opportunities for networking, learning from top thought leaders from a myriad of fields and professional and personal development. Each member has the opportunity to make an immense impact through their social investment in the Federation Annual Campaign.


A minimum gift of $1,000 to the Jewish Federation of Broward County Annual Campaign enables members to:

- A series of 2-4 JNet breakfasts/lunches with members and special guest speakers

- Invitation to Federation’s annual Community Campaign Celebration, including Exclusive Pre-Reception (couvert not included)

- Invitation to JNet’s main annual event (couvert not included)

- Invitation to all Schmooze & Booze events

- Opportunities to go on exclusive site visits of new local businesses and projects.

- Mentoring opportunities with leaders in our community


In addition to the minimum gift, JNet members are encouraged to:

Learn about the Jewish Federation of Broward County as well as the Jewish Community Foundation, participate in Federation events, become an advocate for Jewish Federation of Broward County in your personal and professional networks.

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Jonathan Zucker Vice President, Senior Donor Relationship Manager


The Women's Executive Circle (WEC) of the Jewish Federation of Broward County will exercise the collective clout of Broward County's preeminent Jewish women business and professional leaders to empower the women of tomorrow, and employ high-impact philanthropy to strengthen our community today. We welcome the participation of accomplished corporate, entrepreneurial and professional women who want to make a difference. The WEC represents a view from the top of Broward County's corporate, entrepreneurial and professional world and each member benefits from the stimulating and supportive relationship she develops. Within this network, peers share best practices, create new ways of collaborating, and explore the balance between personal and professional priorities. WEC members employ innovative mentoring techniques to help mold the next generation of business leaders – mentoring each other, making lasting friendships and business relationships, all while strengthening the Broward Jewish community.

Sheri Fiske Schultz
Chair, Women's Executive Circle

Alona Geysman

Alona Geysman Eastside Community & Women’s Executive Circle Director