The Jewish community is marking the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht, which occurred on November 9-10 in 1938. South Florida’s Holocaust Memorial, located at 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, held its ceremony on the evening of November 8. Commemorations were observed around the world.
Rabbi Pinchas Weberman hosted a luncheon honoring the new Miami Beach fire chief, Javier Otero.
The RASG Hebrew Academy staged “Cheat the Reaper,” on October 30. The program is an award-winning effort to alert high school students about the hazards of both drinking and driving and texting and driving.
Eighteen-year-old University of Florida student Christian Aguilar went missing on September 20. His frantic parents, Carlos and Claudia Aguilar, came to the college campus in Gainesville to search for their son. They held daily press conferences and begged for help. They handed out flyers. They organized vigils. Hundreds of law enforcement professionals, as well as volunteers from every background, were prompted to join in the effort.
Chabad House in Miami Beach has released its Torah Studies catalog of classes for the first season of the 2013 academic year. All classes will be held at The Chabad House, 669 North Lincoln Lane, Miami Beach. The sessions are open to men and women.
The Highland Lakes Center/Chabad Chayil, located at 2601 N.E. 211 Terrace in North Miami Beach, is again holding “Secrets of the Hebrew Alphabet.” The popular class will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights.
Vice President Joe Biden recently spoke at two of the largest retirement villages in South Florida, Boca Raton’s Century Village and Tamarac’s Kings Point. Biden, of course, was representing Barack Obama’s bid for reelection in the forthcoming presidential election.
The Florida Holocaust Museum of St Petersburg is proud to present the following exhibits:
The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy held a groundbreaking for a new, regulation-sized indoor gymnasium on Friday, September 21. The ceremony was held at the school’s west campus field, located at 2400 Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach.
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:
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.
A dilapidated old boat recently came ashore in South Florida. The rickety vessel was a small, old fishing boat. Eighteen passengers were crammed aboard. Its engine was recycled from an old Soviet automobile and had a fuel leak. A tree branch propped up the sail. The hull was cracked.
Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes has appointed Rabbi Avrohom Anton to the position of executive of development. In this newly created position, Rabbi Anton’s primary focus will on broadening the yeshiva’s relationship with the community, expanding its reach by facilitating new connections, and increasing the depth of its impact not on North Miami Beach but throughout South Florida as well.
Hampton Court Nursing and Rehabilitation Center’s specialized Spine and Orthopedic Rehab Center is now fully operational. Dedicated to the care of post-surgical patients recovering from hip and knee replacements and intricate spinal surgery procedures, the 30-bed unit is staffed by highly qualified therapists and nurses.