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  • Israeli singer to headline Soref JCC benefit

    Israeli singer Rachel Joy Weiss will star in a two-hour variety show to benefit WECARE Food Pantry on June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Soref Jewish Community Center in Plantation.

    Admission for the show is a minimum of one can of food for the WECARE Food Pantry.

    "Everyone wins, those who receive the food,...

  • Jewish Family Services helping seniors meet transportation needs

    Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County is launching a program to help older adults meet their transportation needs.

    This membership-based, pilot volunteer driver program called JET Express is intended to help older adults in both the Jewish and general community remain active and independent...

  • 'Sesame Street' writer discusses inclusion of disabled at JAFCO event

    Children's television writer Emily Perl Kingsley, known for her work showcasing developmental disabled adults and children on the children's television show "Sesame Street," spoke on the rights of developmental disabled children during a talk at the Jewish Adoption And Foster Care Options (JAFCO)...

  • Program brings Israeli and American Jews together

    Israeli singer Shalva Berti delighted 300 congregants during a recent Shabbat service at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation.

    This event was part of the Israeli-American Council Shishi Israeli program. The aim of this program is to bring together Israeli-American and Jewish American families...

  • Atlantic Tech student works to clean up environment

    This is one in a series of profiles this school year of students who are nominated by teachers and chosen by editors as best exemplifying the six character pillars: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship. 

    Barbara DiFruscio

    Age: 15

    School: Atlantic Technical...

  • Temples plan innovative women's seders

    Both Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City and Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation are planning innovative women's seders focusing on the importance of both the environment and the role of Jewish women in history.

    The TBE Sisterhood women's seder is taking place March 19 at 1 p.m. featuring the songs...

  • An evening with Lior Raz

    The co-creator and star of the hit Netflix series "Fauda" recently spoke to more than 200 people at Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation.

    Lior Raz, a retired Israeli special forces soldier, discussed his show, a political thriller about a top Israeli agent who comes out of retirement to hunt for...

  • Temple's concert to celebrate Jerusalem

    Cantors Cesar Beleniski of Temple Anshei of Delray Beach and Gaston Bogomolni of Beth Torah Congregation Benny Rok Campus in North Miami Beach will team in concert on Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. at Temple Beth Israel in Sunrise.

    The concert, titled "Singing to Jerusalem" will celebrate the dual 50 year anniversaries...

  • Broward synagogue hosting special events

    Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El in Plantation is hosting a few events this month that could be of interest to South Floridians.

    This Reform synagogue, located at 8200 Peters Road, will host Love Shabbat services on Feb. 17 starting at 7:30 p.m, an evening with Lior Raz – a retired Israeli special forces...

  • Manchester adds Hanukkah song to her repertoire

    Jewish singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester felt inspired in releasing her new Hanukkah song and music video "Let There Be More Light" last November on with the backing of the pro-Israel "Stand With Us" organization.

    Manchester is elated that (according to her) over 250,000 people have...

  • Child, 3, found abandoned at Chuck E. Cheese in Sunrise being reunited with family

    Police found the family of a 3-year-old child who was abandoned Saturday inside Chuck E. Cheese in Sunrise.

    No negligence was found when police investigated, Sunrise Police spokeswoman Michelle Eddy said. "Our investigation is complete," she said in an email.

    The family had no prior incidents,...

  • Hiatus Road's missing link 'finally getting done'

    Jeff Cohen calls it the longest mile, in time —not distance.

    "It's been about 20 years from the time they proposed it and they actually started working," said the 35-year Sunrise resident. "They made progress in the last year but now it's slowing down."

    Construction on the mile-long stretch of Hiatus...

  • Robbery suspect drowned with thousands of dollars stuffed in pockets

    With his pockets stuffed with stolen cash, Samuel Howell ran from the robbery scene and, along with his accomplice, jumped into a Sunrise canal to escape.

    And it was only then, authorities said, that the 27-year-old Howell remembered something vitally important.

    "I can't swim!" he shouted to accomplice...

  • Cops close in on bank robbery suspect while paramedics treat him for chest pains, FBI says

    Maybe it was the stress.

    Paramedics were treating a Plantation man for chest pains as federal agents tracked him to his home because they believed he had committed a bank robbery just hours before, the FBI said Friday.

    Stephen Michael Gordon, 26, is accused of using a knife while threatening and...

  • Girl punched, slapped and dragged across floor by relative, police say

    A man accused of locking himself in a room with a relative and repeatedly punching her in the face was charged with child abuse.

    Jhims Donner, 33, of Lauderhill, surrendered to police Tuesday, a day after the alleged attack inside a Plantation home.

    A woman who was taking care of the girl and her...

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