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It’s My Opinion: A Lifetime Crusade

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Last week, Diana Nyad emerged from the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Key West and walked to the beach. Onlookers cheered and blew conch shells. Nyad had finally fulfilled her dream. She was the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. It had been a long struggle.

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Challenges Of An Orthodox Jew Running For Office

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Dave Crystal is a vibrant young man who is used to working hard. Crystal grew up in Staten Island and attended Yeshivah of Flatbush and Poly Prep High School. He is a graduate of Penn with degrees in philosophy, politics and economics. He has an MBA in finance and marketing. He has worked as a Wall Street analyst, a licensed financial adviser, an entrepreneur, and is the founder of Crystal Clear Tutors.

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Selichot Service At Ohev Shalom Congregation

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Ohev Shalom Congregation of Miami Beach held a Selichot night melavah malka on Saturday, August 31. A delicious dairy buffet was served. Pizzas, salads, tuna, chips, dips and ice cream made up the perfect menu.

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RASG Teacher Wins Prestigious Award

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Hebrew Academy (RASG) high school faculty member Mrs. Tirtza Schapiro has been named as one of the winners of the thirteenth annual Grinspoon-Steinhardt Awards for Excellence in Jewish Education.

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Remembering Alex Friedman

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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Alex Shloime Friedman, 93, departed from this world on August 18, 2013 (13 Elul 5773) to meet his Creator.

Hebrew- and English-language development through materials and activities that reflect multiple modalities and intelligences.
 

First L.A. Jewish Montessori Elementary School

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013

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During the past few years Los Angeles has experienced a changing landscape in the area of Jewish education. Older institutions changed formats, such as Shalhevet – which expanded its doors to include a lower school and then reformatted back to a high school. Recently, educators experimented with new models; Yeshiva High Tech and Chabad of South La Cinega each have their own Jewish Montessori preschool. And the latest challenger to L.A.’s educational paradigm is Darko, a Jewish Montessori elementary school.

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It’s My Opinion: Use it Wisely

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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A dreadful local incident has made national and even international news. A South Miami man finally obtained the attention that he so feverishly sought. The event has caused shock waves and led to a serious examination of the phenomenon of social media.

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Sukkot At The Mimosa With Claudine Uzan Caterers

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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The summer is over. The kids are back in school and the high-holiday season is upon us. Rosh Hashanah is a week away

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South Broward Chabad To Host Inspiring Selichot

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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Chabad of South Broward will be hosting an inspiring Selichot service featuring world-renowned chazzan Rabbi Yossi Lebovics on Saturday night, August 31 (September 1) at 1:15 a.m. The rabbi will be joined by the talented Lebovics Boys Choir.

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Miami Beach Native Named Israeli Ambassador To U.S.

Posted on: August 30th, 2013

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Ron Dermer, set to replace Michael Oren as Israeli ambassador to Washington, was born and raised in Miami Beach. He attended the local RASG Hebrew Academy. His father, Jay Dermer, was mayor of Miami Beach in the late 1960s. His brother, David, won that post in 1984.

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Touro L.A.’s Sensible Transition

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

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After many Los Angeles high school graduates choose to spend a year studying in seminary or yeshiva in Israel, some return home confused about their next step in life. Some find jobs; others focus on continued education.

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L.A. Rededication Of Wallenberg Statue

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013

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Earlier this month the Jewish Family Services, Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust and numerous L.A. political and community leaders hosted the rededication of the Raoul Wallenberg Statue.

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L.A.’s New Ohel Sara Program

Posted on: August 22nd, 2013

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Ohel Sara, a new seminary for women who’ve just completed high school or learning in Israel, will open in October. The program, to be housed at the Young Israel of Los Angeles, already has an enrollment of 19 students from outside L.A. – in addition to local students.

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