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Thursday, December 15th, 2011

WHAT: Bais Yaakov of Miami 29th Anniversary Dinner – honoring Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel Janowski and Mr. and Mrs. Pesach Goodman
WHEN: Sunday, December 18; reception 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
COST: $260 per couple
CONTACT: 305-957-1670 or bethjacobschool@bellsouth.net

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WHAT: 32nd annual South Florida Chanukah Festival – featuring Benny Friedman, The French Chassidic Acrobats & Yisroel Amar
WHEN: Monday, December 26, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Gulfstream, 901 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach
COST: Free admission – sponsorships available
CONTACT: 954-458-1877

Shelley Benveniste

Florida Seminary Celebrates Decade of Training Future Shluchos

Monday, December 5th, 2011

The Chaya Aydel Seminary is celebrating its tenth year.  The school, in Hallandale Beach, Florida, is known around the world.

The intense program features twenty different teachers each week. The subjects range from in-depth chassidus to hands-on halacha, from educational psychology to teacher training. The seminary also features a unique opportunity to explore a wide selection of shlichus opportunities. These experiences include assisting in the organization of the Worlds’ Largest Chanukah Festival, the South Florida Lag B’omer Parade, Hebrew Homework Night in Florida for boys and girls, and weekly visits to nursing homes.

Principal Rabbi Yossy Lebovics points out that girls from over 20 countries have attended the Chaya Aydel Seminary. “The combination of an intense learning program, offered by the huge talent base of teachers in South Florida, and the interaction with the dynamic staff of Chabad of South Broward has contributed greatly to the success and popularity of our seminary.”

The seminary is named after the late Mrs Chaya Aydel Lebovics, a”h, a renowned and talented mechaneches from Montreal. Mrs. Lebovics was the mother of Rabbi Lebovics and older sister of Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, dean of the seminary and director of Chabad of South Broward.

For more information about the Chaya Aydel Seminary, please log on to chayaaydelsem.com , call 954-826-7979, or e-mail chayaaydelseminary.com. Registration for the 2012-2013 school year has begun.

Shelley Benveniste

Chassidic Chanukah Festival Returns For 31st Year

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The 31st Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is getting bigger and better. Over 10,000 people have participated each year since the event was moved to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach in 2007. The upcoming festival planned for Wednesday, December 8, has a star-studded program that will likely see the largest attendance ever.


World-renowned child prodigy Ethan Bortnick will once again grace the stage of the world’s largest Chanukah festival. Ethan has a stage presence that is nothing short of remarkable.


Jewish music superstar Benny Friedman will be also part of the concert celebration.  Benny’s bestselling debut album “Taamu” was released in 2009, and his rising popularity has made him very high in demand.


The festival will also feature twin chassidic acrobats from France. Their dazzling performance will provide an unforgettable viewing experience.



Twin chassidic acrobats from France

slated to perform at Chanukah Festival



The festival is held at Hallandale Beach, Gulfstream Park, US1 and Hallandale Beach Blvd. The event is annually produced and directed by Chabad of South Broward, leaders in Jewish Education, social services and community outreach.


The festival will be preceded by a 100-car menorah parade, starting out from the Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami, under the patronage of Florida Friends of Lubavitch.


Other festival highlights include the lighting of Florida’s Largest menorah, led by Cantor Rabbi Yossy Lebovics and a large lineup of community leaders, free Chanukah gelt and goodies for the thousands of children in attendance, a delicious dinner (for a nominal fee), and scores of valuable prizes.


Rabbi Levi Tennenhaus, the event coordinator and Chabad’s program director, encourages those who can afford it to get reserved seating: “The event, as always, is free. However, in addition to our major sponsors, individuals are entitled to reserve VIP seats for $100 per seat. This will help both the festival, which runs at an enormous cost as a service to the community, and individuals who want the luxury and convenience to sit up front with their seats reserved exclusively for them and their families.”


For more festival information, and to reserve VIP and box seats, please call 954-458-1877, e-mail Itchabad@gmail.com, or log on to chabadsouthbroward.com.

Reuven Arazi

Israeli Chief Rabbi Visits Girls Seminary

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

The Chief Rabbi of Israel, the Rishon L’Tzion,Rabbi Shlomo Amar, visited the Chaya Aydel Seminary in Hallandale Beach, on Thursday, January 21. Rabbi Amar spoke about the seminary year and blessed the students and teachers. 


The rabbi also visited the new Mei Menachem-Mikvah Israel, and toured the Elana Leah Women’s Mikvah, the Yoseph Mordechai Men’s Mikvah, and the Kelim Mikvah. 


All these facilities were built to be accessible to the physically challenged community. After the tours of the mikvaos, the chief rabbi visited the Chai Tots Preschool, and blessed the 70 children and 15 teachers of the school.


Rabbi Yosef Galamidi, who hosted the rabbi’s five-day visit to Florida, escorted Rabbi Amar. Rabbi Galamidi is the spiritual leader of the Safra Synagogue in Turnberry. Rabbi Yossy Lebovics, principal of the Chaya Aydel Seminary, accompanied Rabbi Amar and translated for him.


For more information about the Chaya Aydel Seminary, call Rabbi Yossy Lebovics at 954-746-5533, or 954-826-7979.

Reuven Arazi

Flood Damages Chabad Center

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

A surprise flood on Thursday night, December 17 and early Friday morning December 18, has destroyed the Chabad Preschool and the main offices of Chabad of South Broward Headquarters. The flood that came without any warning damaged a relatively small geographic area, specifically Hallandale Beach and the coastal cities nearby.


The hardest hit area of Hallandale Beach was Hallandale Beach Boulevard and 14th Avenue, the intersection where the Chabad center is located.  It will take several weeks to know the extent of the damages to the synagogue and mikvaos.


An emergency fund has been set up to help Chabad continue their schools, move into temporary offices, and continue all their programs. Donations may be sent to Chabad of South Broward, 1295 East Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL, 33009.    


 Donations can also be wired to ABA# 063000021, Wachovia Bank N.A.,

1000 East Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, Chabad account # 2000023637296.


For more information or to offer assistance, please call 954-243-8680.

Reuven Arazi

Chanukah Festival At Gulfstream Sunday December 28

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

     The 29th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is set for the last night of Chanukah, Sunday December 28, at the Gulfstream Theatre Hallandale Beach Blvd. and US 1, in Hallandale Beach, at 7 p.m. Featured at, what is traditionally the worlds’ largest Chanukah event, will be child prodigy Ethan Bortnick and the king of Jewish music, Avraham Fried. The Festival is a project of Chabad of South Broward.

     Ethan Bortnick is a pianist, composer and world-class entertainer who passionately enjoys entertaining.  He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and reading notes.

    Ethan composed over 30 songs/pieces of music that are being published. Ethan plays classical, jazz, pop, folk and children’s music.

   Ethan has appeared on “Oprah,” ” The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Good Morning America,” “Martha Stewart,” NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS and many more national and international programs.

    He has performed both live and televised concerts, both national and international. His range of music is remarkable, as he has performed and led symphony orchestras and opened at the kick-off show for Nelly Furtado’s recent tour.  He has shared the stage with musicians such as Beyonce, Josh Groban, Santana, Natalie Cole, Wyclef Jean, Smokey Robinson, Gloria Gaynor, Patti Labelle, The pointer Sisters and many more. Ethan recorded music for Disney’s Little Einsteins and has appeared on both Disney and Nickelodeon. Ethan has performed multiple times for live audiences of over 20,000 people. And the list goes on.

    Ethan has raised record amounts for children’s charities and recently raised $12,000,000 for Miami Children’s Hospital, where they saved his little brother with 2 heart surgeries. He also recently co-hosted the Chabad Telethon raising over $8,000,000 for the charity and getting a worldwide viewership of over 20,000,000 viewers on this live TV program. He performed at last year’s Chanukah Festival in Hallandale Beach attended by 10,000 people.

    Ethan’s accomplishments are comparable to those of well-known established musicians and entertainers, but . . . he’s only 7 Years old!

     Avraham Fried has performed for 10 years at the Florida Chanukah Festival, and his presence will not only attract Floridians but thousands of Northerners who will be vacationing in Florida on December 28.

    Admission to the Festival is free, but this year, in addition to VIP seats, a section of box seats will be available to the general public for $25.

    According to Rabbi Levi Tennenhaus, Chabad’s program director, “This year we’ve arranged a different, bigger and better venue than last year, within Gulfstream, to accommodate a larger crowd. VIP and box seats are very limited, so I suggest that whoever is interested, should book reserved seats as soon as possible.” VIP and box seats are only available in advance.

  For all festival information and to reserve seats, please call 954-458-1877, e-mail chabadsb@bellsouth.net or log on to chabadsouthbroward.com.

Reuven Arazi

Hallandale Beach Mikvaos Project Moving Quickly

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The three Mikvaos Mei Menachem under construction in Hallandale Beach are being built at a rapid pace, and should be completed, G-d willing, in time for the Jewish New Year 5769.  With hydraulic lifts for the physically challenged, the mikvaos will cater to hundreds of people, including individuals who could not perform this mitzvah before due to the lack of a facility that addressed their special needs.  Both the women and men’s mikvaos will have all the necessary features to accomplish the task.

Executive Vice President of Chabad of South Broward, Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, is amazed at the quick progress of the mikvaos construction.  The Hallandale area has evolved from what once was a community for seniors to a younger neighborhood.  The facility has become a necessity. 

These are the first mikvaos to be built in Hallandale Beach and the first men’s mikveh in South Broward.  The mikvaos will be located at the headquarters of Chabad of South Broward, 1295 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard.  The center also houses Congregation Levi Yitzchok-Lubavitch, the Chaya Aydel Seminary, the ChaiTots Preschool, the Hallandale Hebrew School and the kollel for businessmen and professionals.

For further information about this project, please call 954-458-1877, e-mail chabadsb@bellsouth.net, or log on to chabadsouthbroward.com.

Reuven Arazi

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/hallandale-beach-mikvaos-project-moving-quickly/2008/08/20/

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