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WHAT: The Tuesday Retiree Club offers intriguing lectures, fascinating workshops, and enjoyable activities. These events are a framework for increased vitality, happiness, excitement and good health. The Jewish Retiree Club is a project of United Jewish Generations. Some of the featured presentations are: Archaeological Exploration of the Temple Mount; Seminar with Bar Ilan Professor Mordechai Kedar on the current situation in Israel and worldwide; Lecture by Dr. Wollschlaeger – son of a Nazi who converted to Judaism; and a Grand Chanukah Bazaar.

WHERE: 18449 NE 28th Court, Aventura


WHEN: Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. from November through May

COST: $5 (covers the lecture, presentation, and refreshments). Parking is available and free of charge.

CONTACT: visit or call 305-770-4540


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WHAT: Amazing Holiday Boutique. Do all your shopping in one place. Grab a bite and enjoy coffee.

WHERE: 9540 Collins Avenue, Surfside

WHEN: Monday, November 23, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Milena Liascovitz; call 305-868-1411 or e-mail


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WHAT: 34th Annual Shul Dinner

WHERE: 9540 Collins Avenue

WHEN: Tuesday, December 1, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

CONTACT: Milena Liascovitz; call 305-868-1411 or e-mail


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WHAT: Chabad of East Boca Chanukah Festival. Rock & blues legend Lazer Lloyd live in concert; rides; food. Starts at 4:30 p.m.; menorah Lighting at 5:30, followed by concert

WHERE: Sanborn Square (downtown Boca, between Federal Hwy and NE 1st Ave, just north of Palmetto)

WHEN: Sunday, December 13

COST: $10 adults, $5 children

CONTACT: or call 561-394-9770


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WHAT: 36th Annual South Florida Chassidic Chanukah Festival. The mega Hakehel (Year of Gathering) event will feature King of Jewish Music Avraham Fried and popular singer Dovid Gabay. Includes Florida’s largest menorah, Chanukah gelt, goodies, and much more

WHERE: Gulfstream Park and Casino, Hallandale Beach

WHEN: Monday, December 7

COST: Free – VIP Seating & Sponsorships Available

CONTACT: call: 954-458-1877 or log on to


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WHAT: Chanukat Habayit for new building of Young Israel Congregation, serving the communities of Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor, Indian Cree, and Surfside

WHERE: 9580 Abbot Avenue, Bal Harbour

WHEN: Sunday, December 6, erev Chanukah, 24 Kislev, at 4 p.m.; refreshments will be served followed by Chanukah candle lighting

CONTACT: RSVP: 305-866-0203 or e-mail


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Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.