13Zelda Kraft Mason and the Kraft Family Endowment have played an important role in the cultural history of dan6Temple Israel. Zelda created this Endowment in 1998 to fund cultural activities here at the Temple and over the past 11 years the Endowment has brought outstanding cultural, educational and entertainment experiences to our temple.  These events have not only provided great performances, they have created opportunities for the community to share the vibrancy of our temple family and we are grateful to Zelda and her husband, Allen, for their dedication to TI and to the Palm Beach County Jewish Community.

Kraft Family Cultural Endowment Participants:

  • 1999 – Mitch Albom
  • 1999 – Dan Raviv
  • 2000 – Marge Piercy
  • 2000 – Wendy Wasserstein
  • 2001 –  God Squad – Msgr. Thomas Hartman & Rabbi Marc Gellman
  • 2002 – Rodger Kamenetz & Howard Schwartz
  • 2003 – Leonard Nimoy
  • 2004 – Danny Maseng – “Soul on Fire”
  • 2006 – Danny Maseng  – “Wasting Time with Harry Davidowitz”
  • 2007 – Joshua Nelson  (JCC)
  • 2008 – The Capitol Steps
  • 2010 – Bernie Dean –  “The Rothschilds”
  • 2011 – Dan Abrams
  • 2013 – Jennifer Weiner
  • 2014 – Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • 2016 – Terrorism Expert, Rita Katz