Last week a shocking incident occurred in Central Florida. Jeffrey Bush, a 36-year old resident of Tampa, was asleep in his family home. Suddenly, a 20-foot-sinkhole opened up under him. Bush awoke. He screamed for help as he, his bed and the furnishings of the room were swallowed up.
A uniquely cooperative event took place on March 6 when the Young Israel of Deerfield Beach hosted a nationally televised siyum on Masechas Shabbos that was presented by the Agudath Israel of America.
The RASG Hebrew Academy held its third annual Poetry Night on March 5 at Books and Books in the Bal Harbour Shops.
Americans were riveted to their television screens by the story of the Carnival Cruise ship “Triumph.” The ill-fated voyage was interrupted by an engine fire that left the ship without power and adrift for five days in the Gulf of Mexico. Nonstop coverage documented the misery of passengers, who struggled without electric lights, air conditioning and working toilets.
Chabad of South Broward will be hosting its 32nd annual dinner on Tuesday, March 5, at its headquarters, 1295 East Hallandale Beach Blvd.
The Hebrew Academy (RASG) in Miami Beach has been filled with Purim excitement since the beginning of the month of Adar.
The Board of Trustees of Weinbaum Yeshiva high School has proudly announced that Rabbi Jonathan Kroll will serve as its new Head of School effective August 1, 2013. Rabbi Kroll joins Weinbaum Yeshiva High School from S.A.R High School in Riverdale, New York, where he has held teacher and associate principal titles since 2003.
Life has many twists and turns. The roller-coaster ride is often bewildering. Are the trials we face just chance occurrences or are they engineered? Is our existence divinely inspired or a random throw of dice? What is our role and how is it to be handled?
Bari Gordon scored a school-record 52 points as RASH Hebrew Academy beat host and Number 2 seed Greater Miami Academy 79-74 in the District 14-2A Girls’ Basketball Championship Game.
The Lana Ditchek Goldberg Hachnossos Kallah of Greater Miami will mark its 29th anniversary with a benefit tea. The women-only event will feature popular comedian Leah Forrster, a delicious sushi and dessert buffet and a mini Chinese auction. The event will bestow a special tribute to benefactor Mrs. Sisel Klurman.
The RASG Hebrew Academy, located at 2400 Pinetree Drive in Miami Beach, recently hosted a Health Awareness Week for its prekindergarten students.
Dr. Elias Konwufine, a native of Africa, came to The United States with his wife, Francisca, earned doctorates and went on to become an associate dean at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale. Education was his passion and he loved his work. He was respected and loved by family, colleagues and students.
The Young Israel of Bal Harbor, located at 9592 Harding Avenue in Surfside, will present an incredible Scholar in Residence Weekend with internationally acclaimed scholar, historian and speaker Rabbi Berel Wein on February 1 -2, Shabbos Yisro.
The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy held its first Alef Hebrew Honor Society Ceremony on January 3. Twenty-five students were inducted. The Hebrew Honor Society recognizes outstanding achievements in the study of Hebrew language and literature and promotes an understanding and appreciation of the culture of Israel.
A raft washed up to the shore of a marina in south Florida recently. The rickety craft was fashioned from Styrofoam blocks. The posts were oars. The sail was a tarp. A hiker noticed the abandoned raft and reported it to authorities. It was feared that the occupants had perished in a fruitless effort to cross the waters from Cuba to the United States.
RASG Hebrew Academy held a community-wide Israel Awareness Day on December 25. The informative and meaningful event was held on the school’s main campus at 2400 Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach.
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is offering a six-session winter 2013 course called “Living With Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas.” The classes will begin at 7:30 p.m. January 29. Rabbi Ruvi New will lead the sessions at 120 NE 1st Avenue, in Boca Raton.
Cantor Avi Albrecht, a major figure in the cantorial world, will appear for Shabbat Shirah, January 25-26, at the Palm Beach Synagogue in Palm Beach together with the a cappella group Kol Fusion. The program is presented by the Palm Beach Synagogue and American Friends of Meir Panim.
Young Israel of Deerfield Beach, located at 202 Century Boulevard, will host a Holocaust remembrance program on January 20. The event will mark the anniversary of the infamous Wannsee Conference, which set into motion Hitler’s plan for the genocide of the entire Jewish population of Europe.
The Chaya Aydel Seminary (CAS) in Hallandale Beach is entering its 12th (bas mitzvah) year of excellence in education. CAS has become well known for its top-notch academics and beautiful frum environment.
More than 175 people attended a complimentary educational program called “Respect and Resilience: Foundations for a Healthy Marriage and Family.” In partnership with Ohel Children’s Home & Family Services and The Shul of Bal Harbour, the event was sponsored by Yehi Ohr, JCS’s new initiative expanding its commitment to the South Florida Orthodox Jewish community.