Women Build kickoff, Jewish Film Fest, new Historical logo

Women Build kickoff: To build excitement for Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s 2021 Women Build fundraiser presented by Moraca Builders May 5 through 8, women modeled spring fashions on Saks Fifth Avenue’s rooftop parking level.

The recent experience allowed Women Build volunteers to remain behind the wheel as they enjoyed swag bags provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, boxed gourmet bites served up by Habitat and the chance to meet the future homeowner family.

Women Build mom/daughter co-chairs Beverly Raphael Altman and Robyn Raphael-Dynan introduced Suzie Michel, a widowed mom, and her four young sons ages 4 to 11. A property manager in Delray Beach, Michel is committed to fulfilling 300 “sweat equity” hours and 100 hours of financial literacy and homeownership curriculum required to qualify for a zero-interest Habitat mortgage.

The kickoff was presented by Town Center at Boca Raton and hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue.

This year, Women Builders can volunteer for a shift on the construction site; receive a build kit and swag bag at home or schedule a build day later.

Click on the events dropdown to Women Build or contact Marta Knowles at or 561-819-6070, ext. 208
Still time to view virtual Jewish Film Fest: Film aficionados still have time to watch Jewish-themed films from around the world virtually. The Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival continues through May. 16.

Films from comedies to dramas and documentaries include Q&A webinars. They can be watched up to 72 hours after their scheduled time.

Among them are a film on the master director Stanley Kubrick and “Portrayal,” “a mysterious puzzle surrounding the troubling origins of thousands of missing pieces of artwork painted by his grandfather.”

The festival’s closing film, “Tango Shalom,” comes from the makers “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” 

A program guide with dates, showtimes, trailers, a synopsis of each film, and Q&A and tickets at The festival started in January.

New Historical Society look: Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum has rebranded, with a new visual logo, brand colors and supporting iconography.

The new brand identity was developed in partnership with Merit Mile. It will serve as the visual foundation and catalyst for positioning the organization.

The historical society selected a brand interpretation that uses the dome of the Boca History Museum building and former city of Boca Raton Town Hall as its primary visual with a navy blue and copper color palette.

“Our new branding…communicates who we are both in terms of our history, as well as our commitment to embracing the future growth of Boca Raton,” executive director Mary Csar said in the announcement.

“With a multimillion-dollar museum renovation nearing completion and a 50th anniversary right around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better to rebrand and help the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum usher in a new era of growth,” added Mark Reino, CEO of Merit Mile.

Women Build photo above by Carlos Aristizabal



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