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See the latest news and local events happening in Plantation from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

  • High school student starts genocide awareness project

    Mikhal Ben-Joseph, an 11th grade student at American Heritage School in Plantation, is raising much needed awareness about genocides around the world.

    Ben-Joseph, 16, started a service project at her school called the Butterfly Project for Genocide Awareness in January in order to create a lasting...



  • South Florida authors to present their books at Soref JCC

    South Florida authors Menucha Meinstein and Rochelle B. Weinstein each will talk about their books on Nov. 9 for the Charlotte Baker Memorial Jewish Book Month Speakers Series taking place at the Soref Jewish Community Center in Plantation.

    Meinstein will discuss her 2015 book "My Eyes Looking...



  • Chapel Trail third-grader helps Hurricane Irma victims

    Miley Morales

    Age: 9

    School: Chapel Trail Elementary, Pembroke Pines

    Grade: Third

    Hometown: Pembroke Pines

    Trait: Kindness

    When Miley Morales sees others in need, she becomes motivated to help. Her most recent act of kindness was to collect goods for people affected by Hurricane Irma.

    "I like helping...



  • Spirit of Life luncheon to celebrate JAFCO's 25th anniversary

    Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with over 250 women expected to attend the upcoming Michelle Goldstein Spirit of Life Luncheon on Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Weston Hills Country Club in Weston.

    The event, chaired by Nancy Bauer and Ruth Molina,...



  • 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...



  • Community leaders voice concerns regarding bomb threats

    Fifty Jewish community leaders from Broward and Miami-Dade counties met in a March 3 discussion of issues concerning the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes since last January with U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) at Broward College South Campus in Pembroke Pines.

    Wasserman Schultz assembled...



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