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West Coast Happenings

22 Iyyar 5773 – May 1, 2013
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Efrat Celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut In L.A.

The Los Angeles community celebrated Israel’s 65th birthday recently with an early morning Walk for Israel, followed by a Celebrate Israel 65 Festival at Rancho Park.

Harkham Hillel Representation In Bible Contest

The National Bible Contest, Chidon HaTanach, recently announced the names of the students who are qualified to compete in the national competition this Sunday at Yeshiva University in New York.

It’s My Opinion: Don’t Put It Off

16 Iyyar 5773 – April 25, 2013
Yes, it is true. Man, alone in all of creation, is aware that he will die. The recognition of this certainty is quite sobering. Integrating a happy life with the knowledge that our existence is, in fact, a terminal condition, can be daunting.

S. Florida Chabad Centers To HoldLag B’Omer Festival

The South Florida community will join celebrations taking place around the globe to mark Lag B’Omer. The local Lag B’Omer Unity Parade & Fair is scheduled on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gulfstream Park on the corner of US1 in Hallandale.

Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’Atzmaut At RASG Hebrew Academy

RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach recently commemorated Yom Hazikaron, the solemn remembrance day for Israel’s fallen heroes, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut, the joyous celebration of the birthday of the Jewish State.

Yachad Presents Speaker To S. Florida Audiences

South Florida Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities, recently presented a captivating speaker to the area. Richard Bernstein addressed audiences from April 11 through April 15.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Holds Spring Course

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages, the institute’s new six-session Spring 2013 course that will begin during the week of April 23.

The Case For Orthodox Female Chaplains

I often wonder what it would take to encourage women in our community to become chaplains?

West Coast Happenings

8 Iyyar 5773 – April 17, 2013
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Yom HaShoah At Ohr Eliyahu

On Sunday evening, April 7, the Yeshiva Aharon Yaakov Ohr Eliyahu was joined by parents, grandparents, and children for a communitywide commemoration honoring the six million kedoshim of the Shoah.

It’s My Opinion: Closed For Vacation

3 Iyyar 5773 – April 12, 2013
Pesach is over. The busy swirl of Jewish holidays will end with Shavuot next month. The slow pace of summer days will follow. Schools and organizations will shut down. Synagogues will stop many of their activities. Their front office is often shuttered. The facility will only open for prayer services. Organizations are closed for vacation. They will reopen in the fall.

JSC Lunch And Learn At Miami Country Day School

The Miami Country Day School chapter of the Jewish Student Connection recently hosted a Lunch and Learn with guest speaker Irene Waller, a noted educator who has taught in locations as diverse as Canada and Japan.

Chabad Of South Broward Plans Major Expansion

2 Iyyar 5773 – April 11, 2013
Chabad of South Broward is known in South Florida as a leader in Jewish education, outreach and social services. The organization, founded in 1980, is home to over forty institutions and agencies and has twelve Chabad centers in Broward County.

Emunah’s Circle Of Life Gala Dinner

Emunah of America held its South Florida Annual Gala Dinner on Tuesday, February 26, at the elegant Miami Beach Resort and Spa on Collins Avenue.

Young Israel Of Bal Harbour Groundbreaking Ceremony

Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor and Surfside, held a long-anticipated event on Sunday, March 10. Many years of struggle finally culminated in a jubilant groundbreaking ceremony held at the congregation’s construction site in Surfside. Several hundred people attended the gathering.

Lubavitch Education Center’s Father/Son Farbrengen

The Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami recently packed the social hall of the Shul of Bal Harbour for the largest father/son farbrengen South Florida has ever seen.

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