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Chabad of South Broward’s Annual South Florida Chanukah Festival

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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.

Musician Benny Friedman will perform a live concert. His bestselling debut album “Taamu” was released in 2009 and has put him in high demand. Yisroel Amar, Nosson Zand and twin chassidic acrobats from France will also be featured. Other highlights will include the lighting of Florida’s largest menorah, led by Rabbi Yossy Lebovics, free Chanukah gelt and goodies for children in attendance, a delicious dinner (for a nominal fee) and scores of valuable prizes.

Entertainment scheduled for Chanukah festival is sure to be a hit.

The festival will be preceded by a hundred-car menorah parade, starting from the Yeshivah Gedolah of Greater Miami. The festival is a Florida Friends of Lubavitch event. Rabbi Levi Tennenhaus, coordinator and program director, encourages those who can afford it to get reserved seating. “The event is, as always, free” said the rabbi. “However in addition to our major sponsors, individuals may reserve VIP seats for $100 per and help defray the enormous cost.”

Chanukah marks the birthday of Chabad of South Broward. The first Chabad Center in Broward County, Chabad of South Broward now runs over forty programs and institutions. The organization is headed by Rabbi Raphael and Goldie Tennenhaus, who came to Broward County in December 1980.

The celebration will take place at Gulfstream Park, 901 S Federal Highway, Hallandale, Florida. For more festival information, or to reserve VIP and box seats, please call 954-458-1877 or email levi@chanukahfestival.com.

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.

Because You Never Know

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

           Ever since ISROYAL started the VIP service for travel to Israel, I have signed on for every flight. Every time I land in Israel, someone is waiting for me as I disembark from the plane, to take my bag and whisk me away to passport control and collect my suitcases. And then off to Jerusalem I go. If my suitcases are not held up by the baggage handlers, the whole process from start to finish is less than 30 minutes. The VIP service really makes one feel like royalty.

 

            Some people have told me they consider this a luxury. I wondered about this until the flight that was supposed to land in Israel on an early Friday morning suddenly had to make an emergency landing in Europe a number of years ago. Like so many others, I try never to make landing plans for Erev Shabbat, but that is sometimes unavoidable. So on this particular Friday, we arrived in Israel one and a half hours before Shabbat. That day the VIP service was a lifesaver, not a luxury.

 

            I was remembering this event at the conclusion of Shabbat Hagadol. I was in Israel for the Bar Mitzvah of my grandson, Yoni Schwartz, and was to leave Israel at midnight of Motzaei Shabbat. I was saying goodbye to family when I got a call informing me that my flight was delayed by 10 hours and would only leave Sunday morning.

 

When Sunday morning arrived I was feeling very stressed, as I had to catch a flight to Phoenix, Arizona that same day to arrive for Pesach with The Chevrah. When I arrived at Ben Gurion Airport the ISROYAL VIP man was waiting for me. He whisked me through the huge crowd of grumbling people and within 20 minutes, I was sitting and waiting for the boarding call. Unbeknownst to me, that was only the beginning of my adventure.

 

            Our flight left Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (instead of Saturday night at midnight). There was heavy fog in Newark, New Jersey, but we finally landed at 3:15 p.m. My suitcases were the very last ones to arrive – and it was now 4:15 p.m.

 

            I was in serious danger of missing my flight from JFK to Phoenix. And here is where ISROYAL made all the difference. The ISROYAL driver was waiting for me and practically flew (by car) to Kennedy Airport. The ISROYAL VIP lady was waiting for me. I was told that I was five minutes too late to check my suitcases, but I could still make the flight (sans suitcases) if I got to the gate within 10 minutes. I tried to beg the airline rep, but to no avail. What does a person do in such a situation? What do you do with your suitcases?

 

            I didn’t have to worry. My ISROYAL lady took my suitcases and FedExed them to me in Arizona. She also got a driver with a cart to take me to my gate. The walk to the gate would have taken me more than 10 minutes. I didn’t know it then, but I would not have been able to get on another flight before Pesach. I cannot even imagine what I would have done. My suitcases arrived the next day, and I had a wonderful Pesach with The Chevrah.

 

            Most of the time our plans move forward uninterrupted, but I can honestly say that VIP service is not a luxury because you really never know. You never know when the airline will totally mess up your plans, making every minute count.

 

            ISROYAL has expanded their services beyond Israel (where they remain unsurpassed), and are now in select airports in the U.S. as well. See their ad in The Jewish Press for contact details.

World’s Largest Chanukah Festival Dedicated To Holzbergs

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

29th Festival To Feature Avraham Fried And Ethan Bortnick 

    The 29th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is scheduled for the last night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 28, at the Gulfstream Theatre, Hallandale Beach Blvd. and US 1, in Hallandale Beach; at 7:00 p.m. Performing at what is traditionally the world’s 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.  The gala will feature the lighting of Florida’s largest menorah. Kosher food will be available. The entertainment promises to be superb. 

     World-famous singer, Avraham Fried, has performed for 10 years at the Florida Chanukah Festival and has entertained audiences all over the world for 28 years.  His presence will not only attract Floridians, but thousands of Northerners vacationing in Florida December 28.

   Also performing will be seven-year old Ethan Bortnick, a pianist, composer and world-class entertainer.  He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and by reading notes. Ethan composed over 30 songs and pieces of music that are being published. He plays classical, jazz, pop, folk and children’s music.

 

 

 

Ethan Bortnick

 

     Ethan has appeared on many popular televisions shows and has performed live and televised concerts. He has performed in and led symphony orchestras and has shared the stage with many famous musicians and performers.  He has raised record amounts for children’s charities.

 

     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 to accommodate a larger crowd. VIP and box seats are very limited, so book reserved seats as soon as possible.”  VIP and box seats are only available in advance.

     Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, Chabad’s executive- vice-president, says that Chabad’s response to terror is to add light. “The story of Chanukah and the message in the flames of the Menorah, is that darkness, evil and terror can be eradicated with light, goodness and random acts of kindness.”

    This year’s event will be dedicated to Rabbi and Mrs. Gavriel Holzberg, Hy”d, and the other victims of the terror attacks, Hy”d, in Mumbai, India.  Rabbi and Mrs. Holzberg were the co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch in Mumbai. Their two-year-old son, Moishy, was bravely and miraculously saved by his nanny, Sandra Samuel.

    For more information and to reserve seats, please call 954-458-1877, email chabadsb@bellsouth.net or log on to chabadsouthbroward.com.

World’s Largest Chanukah Festival Dedicated To Holzbergs

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

29th Festival To Feature Avraham Fried And Ethan Bortnick
 


    The 29th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival is scheduled for the last night of Chanukah, Sunday, December 28, at the Gulfstream Theatre, Hallandale Beach Blvd. and US 1, in Hallandale Beach; at 7:00 p.m. Performing at what is traditionally the world’s 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.  The gala will feature the lighting of Florida’s largest menorah. Kosher food will be available. The entertainment promises to be superb. 


     World-famous singer, Avraham Fried, has performed for 10 years at the Florida Chanukah Festival and has entertained audiences all over the world for 28 years.  His presence will not only attract Floridians, but thousands of Northerners vacationing in Florida December 28.


   Also performing will be seven-year old Ethan Bortnick, a pianist, composer and world-class entertainer.  He plays over 200 songs from memory and can play both by ear and by reading notes. Ethan composed over 30 songs and pieces of music that are being published. He plays classical, jazz, pop, folk and children’s music.

 

 

 


Ethan Bortnick

 

     Ethan has appeared on many popular televisions shows and has performed live and televised concerts. He has performed in and led symphony orchestras and has shared the stage with many famous musicians and performers.  He has raised record amounts for children’s charities.

 

     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 to accommodate a larger crowd. VIP and box seats are very limited, so book reserved seats as soon as possible.”  VIP and box seats are only available in advance.


     Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, Chabad’s executive- vice-president, says that Chabad’s response to terror is to add light. “The story of Chanukah and the message in the flames of the Menorah, is that darkness, evil and terror can be eradicated with light, goodness and random acts of kindness.”


    This year’s event will be dedicated to Rabbi and Mrs. Gavriel Holzberg, Hy”d, and the other victims of the terror attacks, Hy”d, in Mumbai, India.  Rabbi and Mrs. Holzberg were the co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch in Mumbai. Their two-year-old son, Moishy, was bravely and miraculously saved by his nanny, Sandra Samuel.


    For more information and to reserve seats, please call 954-458-1877, email chabadsb@bellsouth.net or log on to chabadsouthbroward.com.

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.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community//2008/12/10/

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