A dear friend recently shared a family story. Her grandfather had come to America before World War II to test the prospects of relocating his family in the new country.
Chabad Chayil-Highland Lakes Jewish Center has completed the first week of afternoon Hebrew school.
A unique "tripleheader'' of inspiration and talent were present in Hallandale Beach, on Selichos night, September 8. At 11 p.m., 770 Mashpia Reb Shlomo Zarchi lead the traditional farbrengen that customarily precedes Selichos. At 1:15 a.m., Rabbi Yossy Lebovics, principal of the Chaya Aydel Seminary, lead the Selichos service accompanied by Sholom, Mendel and Dovid of the Lebovics Boys Choir.
The Orthodox Union and Jewish Leadership Coalition for School Choice (JLCSC) are pleased to announce a joint nonpartisan voter registration campaign in Hollywood and Boca Raton, South Florida.
The Florida Holocaust Museum, located at 55 Fifth Street South, St Petersburg, is proud to present the following new exhibits:
Hosted by Esther and Rafi Katz and attended by a wide spectrum of the L.A. Jewish community, the 4th Annual Los Angeles Puah Brunch was recently held to support the groundbreaking endeavors of Puah – the Israel-based international organization that assists Jewish couples with fertility problems within halachic parameters.
A double Hachnasas Sefer Torah celebration, recently held at Shaarei Torah of Los Angeles, began with the kesivas osios at the home of Regina Rechnitz, the Rechnitz family matriarch. The writing of the final letters was followed by a large procession through the streets of Los Angeles to the Shaarei Torah shul, home of the new Sifrei Torah.
In a creative initiative, Touro College Los Angeles’s new education concentration for working teachers is designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers in the Greater Los Angeles area by providing education courses each semester.
Jewish community and organizational leaders gathered recently at the home of Sarita Spiwak in Century City, California to meet and hear from Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The congresswoman, the first Cuban-American female elected to Congress, is the longest-serving Republican woman the House of Representatives.
The Labor Day weekend and the resumption of school are signals that mark the end of summer in many parts of the United States. Families have one last barbecue. Women put away their white shoes. Everyone anticipates the bright colors of falling leaves and cooler weather.
The new school year has started and Highland Lakes Jewish Center-Chabad Chayil is again offering its award-winning after-school program for students from public schools in the area. Children who attend Highland Oaks Elementary School, Ojus and Aventura Charter School must register this week to guarantee their spot.
The summer is over. The kids are back in school and the high-holiday season is upon us. Rosh Hashanah is only two weeks away.