2015-2016 Season

Interfaith Dialogues

Facilitated by Tom O'Brien and Rabbi Howard Shapiro, participants explored and discussed timely topics in an open, interactive setting.

Thomas O'Brien III

Rabbi Howard Shapiro

Thank you to The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for hosting the 2016 series.

January 13, 2016

What's wrong with intermarriage?

February 3, 2016

Will there always be


February 24, 2016

Is religion the solution or the problem?

with special guests Rabbi Donniel Hartman and Bishop Peter Eaton

Fellowship Friday

November 27, 2015


Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual morning of community service on the day after Thanksgiving. After breakfast hosted by Temple Emanu-El, volunteers went to their choice from among six sites to lend a hand: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Caps of Love, Levine Residential Services, Midtown Beach, and Pat Reeves Village. Nonperishable food and new toys were also contributed by several attendees and donated to Pat Reeves Village, as well as plastic caps and lids for Caps of Love.


Click on the photo at left for a photo gallery of the people and places of the 2015 Fellowship Friday, and check out In the News for newspaper articles about the event.


Essay Contest


The top four essays were announced at the Annual Meeting on April 11, 2016, with the winning students reading their essays (Bella McNamara pictured at left).


Open to all students in Palm Beach County public and private middle and high schools, the topic for the 2016 contest was Liberty. Tourneau watches and cash prizes were awarded, along with office supply store gift cards for teachers of winning students.


Download and read the top essays below.


First Place Essay
1st place 2016 - Bella McNamara.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 371.5 KB
Second Place Essay
2nd place 2016 - Julien Verret.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 374.7 KB
Third Place Essay
3rd place 2016 - Shane Lunsford.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 377.1 KB
Honorable Mention
HM 2016 - Skylar Hines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 371.9 KB