On January 2, 1492 the queen and king of Spain, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, signed the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews. It is estimated that 300,000 Jews lived in the country and only one third managed to get out and continue practicing their faith.
Teresa Gonzalez was recently attacked while backing out of a driveway in Hialeah, Florida. She was dragged from her vehicle, kicked and beaten with a gun. But the carjacker was to get the surprise of his life.
Young Israel of Bal Harbour is planning an inspiring scholar-in-residence weekend for parshah Vayechi.
MK Tzipi Hatovely addressed a Chabad “Lunch and Learn” event on December 14 in Miami Beach.
After 25 years on South Florida’s airwaves, “Shalom South Florida” is changing stations. Beginning Sunday, January 1, the program can be enjoyed every Sunday morning on WSBR-740AM, from 9:30-10:30.
Forty executive directors, including Reva Homnick of Hollywood, attended the Fourth Annual OU Executive Directors Conference, presented by the OU’s Karasick Synagogue Services Department.
Last week, Torah Academy of Boca Raton announced its intent to purchase a 2.5 acre campus just 300 yards from the current facility.
The RASG Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach recently launched Project Hemshech. The new project places young rabbis who primarily study in kollel to study with 12th grade students from local Jewish Day Schools.
A recent scandal in South Florida has created quite a stir. An officer with the North Miami Beach police department has been accused of trying to cast a spell on the city manager.
The 32nd annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival, set for Monday, December 26, will be bigger and better than ever – and that’s saying a lot, since more than 10,000 people have participated each year since the event was moved to Gulfstream Park in 2007.
Torah Academy of Boca Raton recently dedicated its new computer lab. The lab and software were made possible by a generous donation by CIJE, the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education.
The Dr. Abe Chames High School of Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes held its Annual Open House for prospective ninth grade talmidim and their parents on December 5.
RASG Hebrew Academy will celebrate Chanukah in unique style for each of the eight days of the holiday. Every day (From December 21-December 28), students will light the chanukiah (menorah) at morning assembly together in the Hebrew Academy Auditorium at 8:00 am.
I am shocked by the response to the “Occupy” movements in cities all over the United States. “Occupy Miami” recently joined what seems to be a loosely connected fellowship, improvising a day-to-day agenda promoting negativity. The only unifying goal seems to be a hatred of America, work and soap.
Bikur Cholim of South Palm Beach County has announced that the new Jewish Hospitality Suite and Shabbat Room for family members of patients at Boca Raton Regional Hospital is now open.
How does the brain age? Where is the soul and how does one connect with it when the brain is failing? Does memory loss or mind deterioration diminish the quality of an internal spiritually meaning life?
Just in time for Chanukah, more than 1,200 families in Broward County are starting to receive free Jewish children’s books thanks to PJ Library, an international award-winning literacy program that delivers Jewish heritage to children, one book at a time.