Federation, JCA, JFCS, River Garden to hold Annual Meeting

By Alan Margolies
Executive Director


For more than 25 consecutive years, four of Jacksonville’s Jewish family of organizations have joined together to recognize, elect and install their officers and board members. This year, this important annual meeting is set to occur as part of the Yom Ha’atzmaut festivities on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at the JCA. The guest speaker will be Israel’s Amir Eshwege, senior director with Teva Pharmaceuticals.

The presidents of the JCA, JFCS and River Garden – Brent Trager, Stephen Goldman and Susan Cohen, respectively – will continue in their positions. Iris Kraemer will be installed as the new president of Federation, as Ken Jacobs completes his term.  

“Each year we note the significance of sharing this meeting,” said Federation executive director, Alan Margolies. “Our four organizations work hard to maintain and improve upon our relationships, and the annual meeting is a reflection of our shared values as we continue to build Jewish community together.”


Many Jewish Americans in the United States celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, also known as Yom Ha’atzmaut. Celebrations like the one on April 28 at the JCA are held around the country. Aspects of Israeli culture and modern society will be on display for everyone to explore and enjoy.


The entire community is invited to be a part of the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration and the annual meeting.