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Syria: No Longer Revolution, It is A Civil War, A Guide to the Battle

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 My Opinion: Land For Peace And Other Thanksgiving Myths

It’s that time of year again. Turkey, sweet potato casserole and a harsh lesson in the reality of “land for peace” deals…

Students of Lubavitch Educational Center Reach Out

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/Achim Academy To Hold Fundraising Dinner

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.

200 People Eat In New Chabad House Sukkah

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.

Local Rabbi Launches New Career

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.

It’s My Opinion: “Big Spending”

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.

It’s My Opinion: “Chrismakah”

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."

Reception For Rep. Berkley

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.

First-Ever Sukkah At Miami Country Day School

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.

Holocaust Center Looks For Volunteers

The Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, located at 2031 Harrison Street in Hollywood, is looking for volunteers to begin immediately. The center needs transcribers, audit/editors, proofreaders, and abstractors. The work is of vital importance. As the pool of aging survivors diminishes, it becomes increasingly urgent that their stories be documented and recorded.

Achim Academy Begins Gifted Program

Achim Academy’s Center for Education in South Florida is celebrating not only the beginning of another great new school year but also the start of a much anticipated gifted program. Students and administrators are excited to begin this new phase in the institution’s growth.

Calendar Of Events

WHAT: Annual Mother-in-Israel Luncheon – This campaign, by providing extra tutorial hours, counseling sessions, textbooks, hot lunches, eyeglasses, shoes, dental work and so much...

Award For Atria Kew Gardens Staff Member

A popular performer who brings smiles to the faces of the elderly at Atria Kew Gardens, a senior assisted living home, has been recognized with an award. Anthony Soriano, known to everyone as Tony, has been honored with the Exceptional Service Award by Atria Senior Living.

Dear Readers

Dear Readers, It is with mixed feelings that I write this message, wishing you all a g'mar chasimah tovah and a wonderful, healthy, prosperous, joy-filled new year.

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