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

  • 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...



  • 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...



  • Negativity is not an option for Chapel Trail fifth-grader

    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. 

    Sienna Garro

    Age: 10

    School: Chapel Trail Elementary...



  • Chapel Trail first-grader motivates shy classmates

    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. 

    Ryan Mackie

    Age: 7

    School: Chapel Trail Elementary School,...



  • 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...



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