All children received Chanukah packages that included a real dollar, chocolate coins, and other Chanukah goodies.
Young Israel Congregation’s president, Aaron Weinberg, said the night marked a new beginning for Young Israel.
“The first time we served over 1,200 people,” Rabbi Lerner told The Jewish Press. “We know exactly how many hamburgers we served because we ran out of buns and had to go out and buy pita.”
Apparently, there was a snitch. Perhaps he or she was just answering the call of “See something, say something.” Perhaps it was just a yenta looking to make a little trouble.
The gathering was filled with music, singing, and dancing.
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson caused a stir when he took the podium as several in the audience booed and called him a traitor for his vote in favor of the Iranian nuclear deal.
Ben Levine, former mayor of Surfside, was helpful in obtaining permits and moving the undertaking forward.
I would say the temple needs to change either its slogan or its public display of activities that go against the basic doctrines of the Jewish faith.
Rabbi Grossman shared his life story, how he started off being known as “the Disco Rabbi” by reaching out to young Jews who frequented discos and clubs.
People sitting on buses or trains or even in doctors’ waiting rooms are forced to hear loud, annoying, and often personal conversations of strangers. There seems to be no escape.
The event is free of charge and is a project of Chabad of South Broward – leaders in Jewish education, outreach, and social services.