2016-2017 Season

Essay and Creative Arts Competition


Judging has been completed for the 2017 contest which was expanded to include visual art, music, and video in addition to essays.

Open to all students in Palm Beach County public and private middle and high schools, the topic was Voting


Gifts and cash prizes were awarded to the top entries, along with office supply store gift cards for teachers of winning students, at the Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 24 at the Paramount Building.


Thank you to all who participated!


Click here for photos of the Awards Ceremony.


2017 Contest Winning Entries
2017 winning entries flyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

Interfaith Dialogues

Facilitated by Tom O'Brien, Rabbi Howard Shapiro, and new to the panel this season, Dr. Nasir Ahmad, participants explored and discussed timely topics in an open, interactive setting.

(left to right)

Thomas G. O'Brien III

Rabbi Howard Shapiro

Dr. Nasir Ahmad

Thanks to The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea for the use of their social hall for the series!

January 24, 2017

Do Christians, Muslims,

and Jews Worship

the Same God?

Dialogues 1.24.17.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 536.0 KB

February 7, 2017

Different Ways Jews, Muslims, and Christians Read Their Sacred Scriptures

PBFCJ 2.7.17.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 952.5 KB

March 14, 2017

The Meaning of Israel

to Jews, Christians,

and Muslims

PBFCJ 3.14.17.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.6 MB

Fellowship Friday

November 25, 2016


Approximately 100 people participated in our annual morning of community service on the day after Thanksgiving. After a light breakfast hosted by St. Edward Catholic Church, volunteers headed out to their choice from among five area venues to lend a hand: Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Caps of Love, Levine Jewish Residential Services (art project pictured at left), and beach clean-up.


Nonperishable food and new, unwrapped toys were also collected and donated to area agencies, as well as plastic caps and lids for Caps of Love.


It was great to see everyone in their bright Fellowship Friday t-shirts, working together to make the community a little better. Click here for more photos of the 2016 event.