Special Concert for The Toby Center on November 7


In a unique way to support the Toby Center, performing artist Shira Flam and husband David Pressler will be entertaining at the first annual fall fundraiser for the Toby Center for Family Transitions on November 7, 7:00-10:00pm at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton, FL. Says Reverend Andrew Sherman of St. Gregory’s, “we have enjoyed partnering with the Toby Center since 2010 by providing a small house owned by the church nearby which offers parents and children a more normalized experience when they are required to have supervised visitation. The Congregation goal is to help children thrive. The Toby Center staff focuses on this shared mission.” The Concert will have music across cultures and styles. Says David Pressler, “Shira and I have enjoyed performing music from old world Jewish culture through American standards, jazz and contemporary! This performance will be in an incredibly lovely music hall at St. Gregory’s with a center stage, beautiful lighting and fine acoustics!” Dr. Mark Roseman, founder of the Toby Center, says that it “music is the means of preserving life, preserving history, preserving resilience to trauma and unexpected change. Consider the Negro spirituals which gave hope and strength to the enslaved. Music acknowledges our feelings, our present condition, and gives us empowerment to share.” The evening will be filled with music and comedy! Raffles, silent auction and wine tasting will give additional enjoyment and an opportunity for the Toby Center to raise funds for helping families through the heartache of parental separation, divorce, child custody litigation, and healing. Tickets are just $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. Order from the Toby Center, 561- 244-0010 or online at www.thetobycenter.org. The Toby Center was founded in 2008 and provides family mediation, couples counseling and individual therapy, supervised visitation and parenting education in five locations in Palm Beach and Broward County.