I am shocked by the response to the “Occupy” movements in cities all over the United States. “Occupy Miami” recently joined what seems to be a loosely connected fellowship, improvising a day-to-day agenda promoting negativity. The only unifying goal seems to be a hatred of America, work and soap.
Bikur Cholim of South Palm Beach County has announced that the new Jewish Hospitality Suite and Shabbat Room for family members of patients at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is now open.
How does the brain age? Where is the soul and how does one connect with it when the brain is failing? Does memory loss or mind deterioration diminish the quality of an internal spiritually meaning life?
Just in time for Chanukah, more than 1,200 families in Broward County are starting to receive free Jewish children’s books thanks to PJ Library, an international award-winning literacy program that delivers Jewish heritage to children, one book at a time.
The Chaya Aydel Seminary is celebrating its tenth year. The school, in Hallandale Beach, Florida, is known around the world.
The founder and director of a new gap year program at Bar Ilan University has made South Florida a key stop on a tour of North America promoting the new program that is intended to buck the trend in falling gap year numbers.
Miami Chapter of Emunah of America will be holding a delightful thought-provoking evening on Saturday evening, December 10.
The Los Angeles Jewish community recently welcomed the Kamenitz-Yerushalayim rosh hayeshiva, HaRav Yitzchok Scheiner, for a five-day visit. Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz and his wife were the rosh hayeshiva’s hosts.
After an eight-month-long battle in which more than 3500 people have been killed, there’s no telling who will be ruling Syria when the dust settles, or even when the dust will settle.
It’s that time of year again. Turkey, sweet potato casserole and a harsh lesson in the reality of “land for peace” deals…
Elementary school children attending Lubavitch Educational Center (LEC) in Miami recently participated in an annual schoolwide campaign. The project reached out to the South Florida Jewish community and enabled many individuals to perform the mitzvot of Sukkot.
Neytz haChochma ESE, South Florida's only non-affiliated Jewish Orthodox special education school, will hold its first fundraising dinner, "Navigate Into the Future" on Monday, November 21st.
Chabad of Northeast Hollywood/Shul of the Lakes recently purchased a beautiful two-story building. The structure, originally built in the early 1920s, has been registered by the city of Hollywood as a historic building.
Rabbi Elchonon Abramchik’s life has taken some unique turns. He was born in China, to parents who spent the war years in the ghetto of Shanghai, and thus survived the Nazi regime.
This week's Art Basel Miami Beach is billed as the largest contemporary art fair in the hemisphere. Until recently, the prognosis for a successful event had been bleak. The worldwide financial crisis had all but devastated the arts. Now, Art Basel, and the art world in general, has reason to celebrate. It seems that prices are up and big spending has returned.
The South Florida office of the American Jewish Committee recently held its fourth annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast. Its goal was to bring together people of different religions and ethnic groups. AJC's Greater Miami director spoke. He stated that, " America's diversity is what makes us stronger."
Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nevada) was a special luncheon guest over Chol HaMoed Sukkos in the Los Angeles sukkah of Barbara and Stanley Treitel. Berkley, a U.S. Senate candidate, thanked the Jewish community for inviting her and hearing her views on Israel and related matters.
Usually, the building and use of a sukkah in a school during the Sukkot holiday is a project undertaken by a Jewish day school, yeshiva or Jewish organization on a college campus. This year, a dedicated group of high school students changed the status quo in their nonsectarian private school in Miami Shores, Florida.