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Sun-Sentinel - Coconut Creek

  • Community walks in Coral Springs to raise Holocaust awareness
    The number six million is sadly associated with the Jewish victims of the Holocaust . However, this number can also be associated with the amount of steps that South Floridians of various ages have taken throughout the years for the annual Six Millio…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 6:03pm -
  • Synagogue hosts Marjory Stoneman Douglas benefit concert
    Musical artist Chava Mirel's recent performance at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs moved, uplifted and healed a community still reeling from the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Although Mirel's March 3 performan…
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 5:21pm -
  • Sawgrass Springs Middle's computer whiz shares expertise
    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. Anthony G…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Synagogue sponsoring an intimate evening with Jason Alexander
    While Jason Alexander is known for portraying George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld," South Floridians will have the chance to get to know more about the actor, comedian and singer on a personal level at a fundraising event for Congregation Kol Tik…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 7:32pm -
  • Upbeat Atlantic Technical student aims to inspire others
    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.Shaliya Ki…
    - 85 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Synagogue's early childhood center celebrates diversity
    Young children celebrated diversity during Temple Beth Orr's Kuhn Early Childhood Center's recent Multicultural Day. This annual project, which took place at the synagogue located in Coral Springs, celebrated the different cultures of the students' f…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 8:45pm -
  • Chai Center in Coral Springs improves aesthetics, reaches millennials
    People driving by the Chai Center Chabad in Coral Springs during the evening hours might notice something different and brighter. The Chai Center recently improved the aesthetics and security of its campus as it has upgraded all of the street lights…
    - 12 Jan 18, 4:31pm -
  • Sawgrass Springs Middle student successfully tutors peers
    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.Alexandra…
    - 9 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Jewish a cappella group performing in South Florida
    The University of Pennsylvania Shabbatones are performing live a cappella concerts at various local venues during their South Florida winter tour. The Shabbatones, founded in 2001, is the University of Pennsylvania's student-run Jewish a cappella gro…
    - 28 Dec 17, 7:41pm -
  • Synagogue's Early Childhood Center hosts pre-Hanukkah party
    Young children prepared for Hanukkah a week early at the party "the Festival of Lights," hosted by Temple Beth Orr's Kuhn Early Childhood Center in Coral Springs. The Hanukkah party, which brought approximately 250 people together, featured arts and…
    - 8 Dec 17, 3:27pm -
  • Concert, menorah lightings to highlight Hanukkah celebrations
    Music and menorah lighting are some of the activities taking place in an upcoming Hanukkah celebration at The Walk of Coral Springs on Dec. 19. This celebration, called "Chanukah Rocks at the Walk," is presented by Coral Springs Chabad centers and Th…
    - 29 Nov 17, 7:47pm -
  • Coral Springs Hadassah chapter presents Breast Strokes: The Big Reveal Under The Stars
    Images of breast cancer survivors whose torsos were painted and photographed by local artists and photographers will be revealed for the first time on Dec. 2 in Coral Springs. That evening, Hadassah Broward Region's Coral Springs/Parkland B'lev Echad…
    - 9 Nov 17, 10:00pm -
  • Chabad Jewish Center in Coral Springs offering culinary classes
    South Florida Jewish women have the opportunity to create delicious culinary classics through the Chabad Jewish Center's Jewish Culinary Club in Coral Springs. The club's seven classes, which are designed to be a fun and interactive social setting fo…
    - 2 Nov 17, 6:52pm -
  • Synagogue's Sisterhood Pink Week includes education, challah bake
    Temple Beth Orr's Sisterhood raised breast cancer awareness with its annual Pink Week that began with an educational event and continued with a pink challah bake. The kick-off event took place at the synagogue located in Coral Springs on Oct. 8 and f…
    - 12 Oct 17, 9:33pm -
  • Synagogue's Sisterhood hosting Pink Week
    Temple Beth Orr's Sisterhood will once again raise breast cancer awareness with its upcoming Pink Week. Pink Week kicks off on Oct. 8 at TBO, 2151 Riverside Dr. in Coral Springs, with an educational event beginning at 10 a.m. Speakers will be Dr. Fre…
    - 28 Sep 17, 8:50pm -
  • Honey bee event is all the buzz in Coral Springs
    Local families and their young children prepared for the Jewish New Year with the recent Rosh Hashanah family program, "What's the Buzz? Honey for a Sweet New Year," in Coral Springs. The event was co-sponsored by the PJ Library of the Jewish Federat…
    - 22 Sep 17, 4:30pm -
  • Synagogue hosts blood drive in advance of Hurricane Irma
    In advance of Hurricane Irma, Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs partnered with OneBlood to conduct an emergency blood drive on Sept. 6. At press time, Irma is a powerful Category 5 hurricane that's threatening South Florida, and both OneBlood and the…
    - 7 Sep 17, 3:29pm -
  • South Florida veteran actors star in 'Sunshine Boys'
    Veteran South Florida Jewish actors Peter Librach and Michael H. Small become the Jewish vaudevillian comic team of Al Lewis and Willie Clark respectively in Neil Simon's comedy "The Sunshine Boys," running though Sept. 24 at Broward Stage Door Theat…
    - 6 Sep 17, 7:34pm -
  • Springs teen wins bronze in Maccabiah Games' taekwondo competition
    Amber Avroya, 17, of Coral Springs felt a great deal of Jewish pride while competing at the recent 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel where she won a bronze medal in Taekwondo. The Maccabiah Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, are an international Jewis…
    - 17 Aug 17, 9:13pm -
  • Temple Beth Orr's new senior rabbi excited to lead congregation
    There's a new senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs. Rabbi Marci Bloch, who became the senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr on July 1, said regarding her new leadership position, "I'm really excited about this opportunity to bring my heart and…
    - 27 Jul 17, 3:36pm -
  • Hoffman plans summer performances of 'Too Jewish?' and 'Celebrating Yinglish'
    After more than 20 years, actor-comedian Avi Hoffman will be performing his one-man show "Too Jewish?" at both the Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs as well as the Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Cen…
    - 12 Jul 17, 6:08pm -
  • 'Minnie's Boys' profiles mother of Marx Brothers
    Jewish actress Melody Lieberman stars in the musical "Minnie's Boys" as lead character Minnie Marx, the mother and manager of the Marx Brothers comedy team, running now through Aug. 6 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. The two-act musica…
    - 12 Jul 17, 5:08pm -
  • South Floridians train to volunteer in Israel
    Numerous South Floridians are now trained and certified emergency responders who can volunteer in Israel when a crisis breaks out there. Approximately 60 people attended the Emergency Volunteers Project's recent training sessions at the Plantation Fi…
    - 21 Jun 17, 8:56pm -
  • Actress portrays Jewish mother in 'No Way to Treat a Lady'
    Jewish actress Kimberly Abrams stars as a Jewish mother and four other characters in the musical comedy "No Way to Treat a Lady," running through May 28 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. Written by playwright Douglas J. Cohen with its p…
    - 15 May 17, 5:19pm -
  • Local events focus on achievement and valor
    Valor is defined as having the courage to achieve. Two Broward County events this week focus on achievement and valor. Temple Beth Am of Margate Sisterhood will honor Stacey Needle of Coral Springs as the 2017 "Woman of Valor" for her achievements at…
    - 24 Apr 17, 3:10pm -

Sun-Sentinel - Cooper City

  • JCC's annual racquetball tournament draws record turnout
    The David Posnack Jewish Community Center's racquetball tournament recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record number of players. The tournament took place at the Posnack JCC's indoor racquetball courts in Davie and featured 150 players, n…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 6:37pm -
  • Pembroke Lakes Elementary student spearheads fundraising events
    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. Shaun Cup…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Holocaust Reflection Contest recognizes winning entries
    Twelve students across the state of Florida and their teachers were honored for their creative expressions of the Holocaust in art, essays, films and poems at the fourth annual Holocaust Reflection Contest Award Ceremony which took place recently in…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 8:21pm -
  • Holocaust Reflection Contest recognizes winning entries
    Twelve students across the state of Florida and their teachers were honored for their creative expressions of the Holocaust in art, essays, films and poems at the fourth annual Holocaust Reflection Contest Award Ceremony which took place recently in…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Mar 18, 8:12pm -
  • Jewish Federation provides Purim bags to those affected by school shooting
    An overwhelming outpour of community support took place in Broward County two weeks following the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 people dead. Recently, throughout the duration of nine and half hours,…
    - 54 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 7:46pm -
  • Tributes, counseling and Shabbat services follow Parkland shooting
    In the days following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland that left 17 students and staff members dead, including five Jewish victims, South Florida synagogues and temples offered a variety of community services, suc…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Feb 18, 6:20pm -
  • Goodman Jewish Family Services' luncheon raises domestic abuse awareness
    Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County will present its 11th annual Kolot Breaking the Silence Luncheon on Feb. 11. The luncheon will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie. At this event, domestic…
    - 83 days ago, 1 Feb 18, 9:34pm -
  • College Academy senior collects shoes for students in Haiti
    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.Richard Fo…
    - 92 days ago, 23 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County's Super Sunday includes youth participation
    Two hundred volunteers made phone calls to help the Jewish Federation of Broward County bring in almost a quarter of $1 million during its recent Super Sunday phonathon in Davie. The money raised during Super Sunday goes toward the Federation's annua…
    - 98 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:17pm -
  • College Academy senior helps hurricane victims in Puerto Rico
    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.Randolph M…
    - 99 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Posnack JCC, Goodman JFS partner for caregivers series
    The David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie and Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County have formed a partnership to present a free series of programs addressing the challenges and concerns family members face when taking care of thei…
    - 11 Jan 18, 9:49pm -
  • Posnack JCC aims to help members achieve fitness resolutions
    The David Posnack Jewish Community Center's main resolution for 2018 is to help its members, as well as the community, achieve their fitness resolutions. The Posnack JCC, located in Davie, has also recently rebranded its fitness center. It is now kno…
    - 3 Jan 18, 8:54pm -
  • Chapel Trail student donates books to school's library
    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.Angela Div…
    - 2 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Broward County Jewish organizations work to improve LGTBQ inclusion
    The Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education of Broward County has partnered with Keshet, a national organization committed to inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Jews, for a year-long project. This project, called "Orloff Ce…
    - 22 Dec 17, 8:09pm -
  • College Academy junior promotes class of 2019
    David SchnoorAge: 16School: College Academy @ Broward CollegeGrade: 11Hometown: DavieTrait: Caring David Schnoor freely shares his talents in music and academics at school and in the community. "Being cooperative isn't necessarily something I think a…
    - 25 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • South Florida synagogue helps people in need during annual Nosh Fest
    More than 3,000 people "noshed" and mingled for an important cause at the recent eighth annual Nosh Fest at Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City. The synagogue teamed up with WeCare Food Pantry and the food bank Feeding South Florida to host this year's e…
    - 21 Nov 17, 11:32pm -
  • South Florida family adopts Israeli battalions
    A South Florida family recently visited two Israel Defense Forces battalions that they adopted at their bases in Israel. Gary Balter, a Friends of the Israel Defense Forces' Palm Beach/Broward Region board member who was also a former national board…
    - 2 Nov 17, 8:52pm -
  • Chapel Trail third-grader helps Hurricane Irma victims
    Miley MoralesAge: 9School: Chapel Trail Elementary, Pembroke Pines Grade: ThirdHometown: Pembroke PinesTrait: KindnessWhen Miley Morales sees others in need, she becomes motivated to help. Her most recent act of kindness was to collect goods for peop…
    - 31 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • Authors presenting books at South Florida Jewish community centers
    Authors are coming to Jewish community centers throughout South Florida to present their books of various subjects. Lisa Lillien, creator of the "Hungry Girl" cookbook series, presents her latest book, "Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED!" to kick o…
    - 12 Oct 17, 7:27pm -
  • 'Holocaust By Bullets' exhibit presents evidence of mass shootings
    The "Holocaust By Bullets" exhibit that showcases historical evidence of Jews being massacred in open pits is running now through Dec. 17 at the Alvin Sherman Library of Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Over 200 people, including many South Flo…
    - 12 Oct 17, 6:39pm -
  • South Florida college students celebrate Sukkot with sushi
    South Florida Jewish college students celebrated Sukkot by having sushi in the sukkah. Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach hosted a "Sushi in the Sukkah" event at both Nova Southeastern University in Davie and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.…
    - 6 Oct 17, 3:53pm -
  • South Florida JCCs hosting breast cancer awareness Pink Days with Sharsheret
    South Floridians have opportunities to exercise, get educated and wear pink for a good cause during breast cancer awareness days taking place at local Jewish community centers this month. Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting…
    - 4 Oct 17, 3:40pm -
  • The Cupboard kosher food pantry opens following Hurricane Irma
    Before more than 100 Broward County leaders and volunteers, Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County formally opened "The Cupboard," the agency's new kosher food 2,400 square foot facility in Davie, in a ribbon cutting ceremony just days foll…
    - 20 Sep 17, 4:08pm -
  • Synagogue, PJ Library partner for Rosh Hashanah Pray and Play
    A pre-Rosh Hashanah family event is taking place at Temple Beth Emet, a Reform synagogue in Cooper City, on Sept. 16. Taking place at 11 a.m., this event, called Rosh Hashanah Pray and Play, is presented by the congregation's Early Childhood Center a…
    - 31 Aug 17, 9:03pm -
  • Plantation-based Ella Café to open Cooper City location
    Stacey Elias goes to Ella Café once a week. She's not even a coffee drinker. She usually orders a hot chocolate topped with what she calls a "generous amount of whipped cream" or — on the complete opposite end of the spectrum — an unsweetened ic…
    - 14 Aug 17, 7:15pm -

Sun-Sentinel - Cooper City

  • Community walks in Coral Springs to raise Holocaust awareness
    The number six million is sadly associated with the Jewish victims of the Holocaust . However, this number can also be associated with the amount of steps that South Floridians of various ages have taken throughout the years for the annual Six Millio…
    - 33 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 6:03pm -
  • Synagogue hosts Marjory Stoneman Douglas benefit concert
    Musical artist Chava Mirel's recent performance at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs moved, uplifted and healed a community still reeling from the shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Although Mirel's March 3 performan…
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 5:21pm -
  • Sawgrass Springs Middle's computer whiz shares expertise
    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. Anthony G…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Feb 18, 8:00am -
  • Synagogue sponsoring an intimate evening with Jason Alexander
    While Jason Alexander is known for portraying George Costanza on the sitcom "Seinfeld," South Floridians will have the chance to get to know more about the actor, comedian and singer on a personal level at a fundraising event for Congregation Kol Tik…
    - 82 days ago, 2 Feb 18, 7:32pm -
  • Upbeat Atlantic Technical student aims to inspire others
    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.Shaliya Ki…
    - 85 days ago, 30 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Synagogue's early childhood center celebrates diversity
    Young children celebrated diversity during Temple Beth Orr's Kuhn Early Childhood Center's recent Multicultural Day. This annual project, which took place at the synagogue located in Coral Springs, celebrated the different cultures of the students' f…
    - 90 days ago, 25 Jan 18, 8:45pm -
  • Chai Center in Coral Springs improves aesthetics, reaches millennials
    People driving by the Chai Center Chabad in Coral Springs during the evening hours might notice something different and brighter. The Chai Center recently improved the aesthetics and security of its campus as it has upgraded all of the street lights…
    - 12 Jan 18, 4:31pm -
  • Sawgrass Springs Middle student successfully tutors peers
    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.Alexandra…
    - 9 Jan 18, 8:00am -
  • Jewish a cappella group performing in South Florida
    The University of Pennsylvania Shabbatones are performing live a cappella concerts at various local venues during their South Florida winter tour. The Shabbatones, founded in 2001, is the University of Pennsylvania's student-run Jewish a cappella gro…
    - 28 Dec 17, 7:41pm -
  • Synagogue's Early Childhood Center hosts pre-Hanukkah party
    Young children prepared for Hanukkah a week early at the party "the Festival of Lights," hosted by Temple Beth Orr's Kuhn Early Childhood Center in Coral Springs. The Hanukkah party, which brought approximately 250 people together, featured arts and…
    - 8 Dec 17, 3:27pm -
  • Concert, menorah lightings to highlight Hanukkah celebrations
    Music and menorah lighting are some of the activities taking place in an upcoming Hanukkah celebration at The Walk of Coral Springs on Dec. 19. This celebration, called "Chanukah Rocks at the Walk," is presented by Coral Springs Chabad centers and Th…
    - 29 Nov 17, 7:47pm -
  • Coral Springs Hadassah chapter presents Breast Strokes: The Big Reveal Under The Stars
    Images of breast cancer survivors whose torsos were painted and photographed by local artists and photographers will be revealed for the first time on Dec. 2 in Coral Springs. That evening, Hadassah Broward Region's Coral Springs/Parkland B'lev Echad…
    - 9 Nov 17, 10:00pm -
  • Chabad Jewish Center in Coral Springs offering culinary classes
    South Florida Jewish women have the opportunity to create delicious culinary classics through the Chabad Jewish Center's Jewish Culinary Club in Coral Springs. The club's seven classes, which are designed to be a fun and interactive social setting fo…
    - 2 Nov 17, 6:52pm -
  • Synagogue's Sisterhood Pink Week includes education, challah bake
    Temple Beth Orr's Sisterhood raised breast cancer awareness with its annual Pink Week that began with an educational event and continued with a pink challah bake. The kick-off event took place at the synagogue located in Coral Springs on Oct. 8 and f…
    - 12 Oct 17, 9:33pm -
  • Synagogue's Sisterhood hosting Pink Week
    Temple Beth Orr's Sisterhood will once again raise breast cancer awareness with its upcoming Pink Week. Pink Week kicks off on Oct. 8 at TBO, 2151 Riverside Dr. in Coral Springs, with an educational event beginning at 10 a.m. Speakers will be Dr. Fre…
    - 28 Sep 17, 8:50pm -
  • Honey bee event is all the buzz in Coral Springs
    Local families and their young children prepared for the Jewish New Year with the recent Rosh Hashanah family program, "What's the Buzz? Honey for a Sweet New Year," in Coral Springs. The event was co-sponsored by the PJ Library of the Jewish Federat…
    - 22 Sep 17, 4:30pm -
  • Synagogue hosts blood drive in advance of Hurricane Irma
    In advance of Hurricane Irma, Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs partnered with OneBlood to conduct an emergency blood drive on Sept. 6. At press time, Irma is a powerful Category 5 hurricane that's threatening South Florida, and both OneBlood and the…
    - 7 Sep 17, 3:29pm -
  • South Florida veteran actors star in 'Sunshine Boys'
    Veteran South Florida Jewish actors Peter Librach and Michael H. Small become the Jewish vaudevillian comic team of Al Lewis and Willie Clark respectively in Neil Simon's comedy "The Sunshine Boys," running though Sept. 24 at Broward Stage Door Theat…
    - 6 Sep 17, 7:34pm -
  • Springs teen wins bronze in Maccabiah Games' taekwondo competition
    Amber Avroya, 17, of Coral Springs felt a great deal of Jewish pride while competing at the recent 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel where she won a bronze medal in Taekwondo. The Maccabiah Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, are an international Jewis…
    - 17 Aug 17, 9:13pm -
  • Temple Beth Orr's new senior rabbi excited to lead congregation
    There's a new senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs. Rabbi Marci Bloch, who became the senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr on July 1, said regarding her new leadership position, "I'm really excited about this opportunity to bring my heart and…
    - 27 Jul 17, 3:36pm -
  • Hoffman plans summer performances of 'Too Jewish?' and 'Celebrating Yinglish'
    After more than 20 years, actor-comedian Avi Hoffman will be performing his one-man show "Too Jewish?" at both the Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs as well as the Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Cen…
    - 12 Jul 17, 6:08pm -
  • 'Minnie's Boys' profiles mother of Marx Brothers
    Jewish actress Melody Lieberman stars in the musical "Minnie's Boys" as lead character Minnie Marx, the mother and manager of the Marx Brothers comedy team, running now through Aug. 6 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. The two-act musica…
    - 12 Jul 17, 5:08pm -
  • South Floridians train to volunteer in Israel
    Numerous South Floridians are now trained and certified emergency responders who can volunteer in Israel when a crisis breaks out there. Approximately 60 people attended the Emergency Volunteers Project's recent training sessions at the Plantation Fi…
    - 21 Jun 17, 8:56pm -
  • Actress portrays Jewish mother in 'No Way to Treat a Lady'
    Jewish actress Kimberly Abrams stars as a Jewish mother and four other characters in the musical comedy "No Way to Treat a Lady," running through May 28 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. Written by playwright Douglas J. Cohen with its p…
    - 15 May 17, 5:19pm -
  • Local events focus on achievement and valor
    Valor is defined as having the courage to achieve. Two Broward County events this week focus on achievement and valor. Temple Beth Am of Margate Sisterhood will honor Stacey Needle of Coral Springs as the 2017 "Woman of Valor" for her achievements at…
    - 24 Apr 17, 3:10pm -

Sun Sentinel - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Walker Elementary student takes charge of tech equipment
    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.Adarius Mo…
    - 12 Dec 17, 8:00am -
  • College Academy senior creates reading program
    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. Maryam Wa…
    - 18 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Jewish-interest films to screen during Fort Lauderdale festival
    Films considered of Jewish-interest will screen during the 32nd Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. One of these films is the comedy "Pinsky," which makes its Southeast premiere during the film festival on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at Savor Cinema in…
    - 26 Oct 17, 9:58pm -
  • College Academy senior steps up to tutor peers
    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.Jackeline…
    - 21 Oct 17, 7:00am -
  • South Florida's Jewish community to participate in Shabbat Project
    Thousands of South Floridians are expected to attend multiple events at congregations and schools this week to celebrate the Shabbat Project as part of a global movement to celebrate the traditional Shabbat on Oct. 27-28. The many events taking place…
    - 19 Oct 17, 9:14pm -
  • Breast cancer survivor stresses need for screening
    Jewish breast cancer survivor Carolyn Newman of Plantation teamed with Dr. Heather Wright, director of Breast Surgery Oncology at Memorial Hospital in "A Breast Cancer Symposium" that took place recently at Temple Bat Yam in Fort Lauderdale. The prog…
    - 12 Oct 17, 8:20pm -
  • Jewish actor portrays Nazi in 'The Sound of Music'
    Jewish actor Adam Ross Glickman of Cooper City stars as Austrian Nazi official Herr Zeller in the national tour musical of "The Sound of Music," running now through Oct. 22 at Broward Center. As Zeller, Glickman plays a dark character in the famed mu…
    - 5 Oct 17, 4:56pm -
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale hosts 'Loaves of Love'
    Chabad Lubavitch of Fort Lauderdale usually hosts the annual event "Loaves of Love," where volunteers bake challah and pack High Holiday packages for distribution to hospitals and senior residences, before Rosh Hashanah. However, Hurricane Irma had o…
    - 28 Sep 17, 9:08pm -
  • Jewish communities provide storm relief
    The Jewish communities of Miami-Dade and South Broward counties are providing relief to those who were impacted by Hurricane Irma in the aftermath of this powerful storm. While most in the community were without power after Irma made landfall in the…
    - 15 Sep 17, 3:14pm -
  • Entertainer Ethan Bortnick, 16, gives back to South Florida community
    Sixteen-year-old Jewish pianist/singer Ethan Bortnick of Hollywood stars in two concerts on Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Bortnick, who has achieved fame for the past decade as a child piani…
    - 6 Sep 17, 7:05pm -
  • Chabad's bat mitzvah club helps shape Jewish identity
    Downtown Jewish Center Chabad in Fort Lauderdale is running a bat mitzvah club for girls ages 11-13. "Our goal at the bat mitzvah club is to inspire Jewish girls to become confident, smart, thoughtful, proud Jewish women who understand there is more…
    - 25 Aug 17, 2:53pm -
  • Film set in Hasidic community opening in South Florida
    The powerful, eye-opening and moving drama "Menashe" that's set in a New York Hasidic community is scheduled to open in movie theaters across Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties on Aug. 18. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community…
    - 10 Aug 17, 7:55pm -
  • Chabad offers summer series on relationships
    Relationships between man and God and man with man, as defined by the Torah and Kabbalistic texts, will be discussed in the summer series titled "Supper and Study on Relationships" with Rabbi Schneur Kaplan and his wife Devorah July 12 and 19 at 7 p.…
    - 6 Jul 17, 5:33pm -
  • Palm Beach County actor, 12, stars in 'Finding Neverland'
    Jewish actor Ben Krieger, 12, of Palm Beach Gardens stars in the musical "Finding Neverland," running through June 25 at the Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. Krieger acts, dances and sings on the stage, portraying "Peter" in the national touring mu…
    - 14 Jun 17, 8:30pm -
  • Festival Yachad to celebrate importance of hope
    The 21st annual Festival Yachad showcasing over 800 dancers will take place on May 28 at 7 p.m. at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale. The theme of the Festival's annual salute to Israel will be "Celebrating Hope," featuring 18 choreographed dances in…
    - 19 May 17, 3:50pm -
  • Israeli comedy opening in South Florida
    South Florida film audiences should find the award-winning Israeli comedy "The Wedding Plan" a funny delight when it opens in local theaters. This charming film, written and directed by Rama Burshtein and distributed by Roadside Attractions, is sched…
    - 12 May 17, 3:57pm -
  • Shared space iStudio Salons opens in Boca
    Barber Dominick Barba has a big following. At 74 he didn't want to set up his own shop again. So, Barba moved into the new iStudio Salons, separate barber and beauty spaces at 520 S. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. He was the first tenant. "It works f…
    - 25 Apr 17, 7:00am -
  • Actors to perform staged reading of Holocaust drama
    South Florida actors Avi Hoffman and Bruce Linser will perform a staged reading of the Holocaust-era drama "Address Unknown" on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center in Fort Lauderdale at a fundraising event for the not for profit Ne…
    - 20 Mar 17, 5:38pm -

Sun Sentinel - Hollywood

  • Security guard admits to 10 sexually motivated attacks in Coral Springs, cops say
    Wanted for two sexually motivated attacks, Dante Collins confessed to 10 and told police he knew he had a problem, according to an arrest report. Collins, 25, was arrested early Sunday morning, nearly two weeks after Coral Springs police released a s…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 4:55am -
  • Five questions for fashion icon Iris Apfel
    Flamboyant fashionista will appear Wednesday in Hollywood for an afternoon tea and book signing.
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 4:55pm -
  • Ripped tire treads, old keys and scrap make eye-catching art on Earth Day
    You’ve never looked at trash quite like this. One beach noodle, four plastic beach buckets, 20 fishing gloves, 200 flip-flop sandals and 250 plastic straws drew gaggles of gawkers throughout the day, doing selfies and Instagramming away. That’s b…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 12:05am -
  • Stoneman Douglas Orchestra delivers emotional tribute to fallen member
    A group of hundreds, many in burgundy T-shirts, got up from their lawn chairs and blankets to give April and Phil Schentrup a standing ovation. The parents of Carmen Schentrup — a 16-year-old junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who lost…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 6:30pm -
  • Good deeds performed at Hollywood synagogue
    More than 100 volunteers of different ages recently performed good deeds at Temple Beth El of Hollywood. The synagogue's recent second annual Good Deeds Day included many projects that were intended to make a positive impact on the community such as…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 5:45pm -
  • Man calls 911 and confesses to killing friend with baseball bat, police say
    The dead body was stuffed into a black duffel bag and shoved under a bed in a Hollywood apartment. A bloody shopping bag covered its head. Jesse Lee Mitchell, 31, was in tears when he called 911 Monday night and directed police to the barrier island…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 9:15pm -
  • Chaminade state championship rings shine bright under new lights at ceremony
    As Chaminade-Madonna closed the chapter on last season’s state championship, an inadvertent look into the future of the program was in the air over the football field. The Lions held a ring ceremony on Tuesday evening to celebrate last fall’s Cla…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 7:50pm -
  • Stoneman Douglas Orchestra to play free tribute concert in Hollywood
    When Carmen Schentrup lost her life in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting on Feb. 14, the school's orchestra lost one of its members. The 16-year-old violinist, pianist and National Merit Scholar finalist had been in the band for years according t…
    - 8 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 2:25pm -
  • Anthony Schwartz, Shaun Shivers and Tyson Campbell post blazing times at districts
    American Heritage’s Anthony Schwartz and Tyson Campbell and Chaminade-Madonna’s Shaun Shivers hold three of the four fastest 100-meter-dash personal bests for a high school sprinter in Florida this season. The three seniors, who are also star foo…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 1:35am -
  • Cheating champ? South Florida's Billy Mitchell no longer king of Donkey Kong
    “King of Kong” champ Billy Mitchell, a former Hollywood resident who now lives in Weston, was officially stripped of his Donkey Kong world record and other high scores Thursday after an investigation determined he cheated. Twin Galaxies, the worl…
    - 12 days ago, 13 Apr 18, 1:25am -
  • Hard Rock Hollywood dining shuffle: Council Oak closes (before move to temporary digs)
    Council Oak Steaks and Seafood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood has closed — but the restaurant will return in a temporary location next week. The resort’s signature Sunday brunch will now be served at Kuro, a high-end Japa…
    - 13 days ago, 12 Apr 18, 3:50pm -
  • Hulk Hogan, Fifth Harmony headed to Seminole Hard Rock
    Wrestler Hulk Hogan will appear June 9 at an event titled "Legends of the Ring."
    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 18, 4:00pm -
  • Bomb-sniffing dog puts Port Everglades on lockdown Sunday morning
    Port Everglades was on lockdown for more than two hours Sunday after a bomb-sniffing dog alerted its handler to a problem on a cruise ship. Nothing was found and an all clear was issued around 12:39 p.m., said Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokeswoman for t…
    - 17 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 6:45pm -
  • Hollywood's Confederate street signs finally coming down
    The Confederate street signs that spurred a long-running controversy, three protests and six arrests are finally getting the heave-ho. One by one, the Hollywood streets that once honored Confederate commanders Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Bell Hood a…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 6:35pm -
  • Dead bull shark tangled in netting washes up on beach
    It was a morbid sight, a dead bull shark ensnared in netting. The lifeless sea creature was discovered about 7:30 a.m. Monday on the north end of Hollywood beach near Douglas Street. “It was very sad, just horrible,” said Tracey Kurilla, who spot…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 12:55am -
  • Hollywood philanthropists ready for their closeup
    The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood hosted more than 200 attendees at its galleries during the 10th anniversary of Hot Hollywood Glam: Hooray for Hollywood. The fundraiser netted over $27,000 for the center's arts program. Hot Hollywood Glam celebra…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • People on the move: YMCA of the Palm Beaches announces new hires
    The Florida Democratic Party recently hired new staff, the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized a county executive, and Miami Dade College announced new Board of Trustees members. Want more? Submit promotions, new hires to SunSentinel.c…
    - 34 days ago, 22 Mar 18, 10:10pm -
  • Gov. Scott honors fallen Hollywood firefighter
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered flags in Hollywood to be flown at half-staff Saturday in honor of Hollywood Fire Rescue driver-engineer Daryel Richards, who died while working on March 9. Richards, 58, worked for the city for 22 years, and was set to…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Mar 18, 8:00pm -
  • Husband donates kidney to wife of 23 years: 'I felt like I won the lottery'
    Monica Calle gave her husband three children during their long marriage — and as their 23rd wedding anniversary approached, Cesar Calle gave her a kidney. On Tuesday, the Weston couple agreed to call it even. “I feel like a million dollars,” Mo…
    - 43 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 8:55pm -
  • To combat iguana problem, researchers bash in reptiles’ heads
    Researchers are on a critical mission in the heart of Broward County — bashing in the brains of iguanas in an attempt to eliminate the reptiles that have overtaken South Florida. A 15-member team from the University of Florida is using a tool calle…
    - 47 days ago, 9 Mar 18, 9:30pm -
  • Remember the crocodile on the beach? It's back in Hollywood
    The 8-foot female crocodile with a toothy grin and a yellow tag on her tail seems to have a thing for Hollywood. She first showed up on Nov. 20 on Hollywood beach and promptly drew a gawking crowd of tourists and locals before being captured and move…
    - 49 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 11:50pm -
  • South Broward High mom creates MSD ribbon campaign
    As students, faculty and staff at South Broward High School in Hollywood walk the halls, many have a ribbon pinned to their shirts or backpacks. The white ribbon has a maroon eagle on it and says "#NEVER AGAIN, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, NOT ONE MORE" and is…
    - 50 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 6:35pm -
  • Hard Rock International HQ moving to South Florida from Orlando
    South Florida is about to get another headquarters. Hard Rock International’s headquarters is slated to move operations by April from Orlando to South Florida, home of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The new headquarters will be in Davie at…
    - 50 days ago, 6 Mar 18, 6:35pm -
  • Coyotes on the prowl in South Florida
    Pet owners, beware the coyote that may be lurking in some South Florida neighborhoods. A pair of coyotes recently attacked and killed a cat inside a gated community in Palm Beach Gardens. Trappers have been getting calls about coyotes in recent month…
    - 51 days ago, 5 Mar 18, 11:00pm -
  • Hollywood's plan to replace Confederate street signs hits snag
    It’s a battle that’s lasting longer than the Civil War. Commissioners agreed in August to rename three streets honoring Confederate heroes, ending a controversy that spanned nearly two decades. In November, they signed off on a plan to change the…
    - 54 days ago, 2 Mar 18, 10:50am -

Sun Sentinel - Boca Raton

  • newBoca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie booked on felony charges
    Acting on complaints, prosecutors began their investigation of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie the same month she was elected mayor, according to a 10-page arrest report.
    - 7 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 4:00am -
  • newBoca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie booked on felony charges of official misconduct
    Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Tuesday on charges that she lied about money she took from developers and hid more than $335,000 in income. Haynie, 62, plans to withdraw her candidacy for the Palm Beach Cou…
    - 9 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 2:45am -
  • newBoca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie: From election triumph to corruption charges
    The charges stem from financial ties between a property management firm called Community Reliance founded by Susan Haynie and her husband and Investments Limited, a company owned by real estate developers James and Martha Batmasian. Community Relianc…
    - 10 hours ago, 25 Apr 18, 1:45am -
  • newBoca Raton area events: April 25-May 5
    This calendar includes events taking place in Boca Raton and Highland Beach from April 25 to May 5. To submit your event, click here. WEDNESDAY 25 'Angst' Film screening and panel on teens and anxiety, 6-9 p.m. by Fusion Academy. Museum of Art, 501 P…
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 3:50pm -
  • newPublix deal charges $2.50 a month for generic drugs
    Publix pharmacies now charge a cut-rate price of $7.50 for a 90-day supply of certain common generic medications. That's cheaper than Walmart and equivalent to paying $2.50 a month. The deal includes the generic versions of the cholesterol drug Zocor…
    - 20 hours ago, 24 Apr 18, 3:11pm -
  • The wine runneth over during Boca Bacchanal
    The Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival celebrated its "Sweet 16" this year on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, with a weekend of food, wine and fun. The annual event is the signature fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum a…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 7:00am -
  • Felonious Florida podcast, Ep. 5: The Kidnap Kit
    A couple of weeks before Christmas in 2007, Nancy Bochicchio of Boca Raton, Fla., picked her daughter up from school early to take her to a doctor’s appointment. She was relieved that a suspected heart murmur turned out to be nothing serious. So t…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Apr 18, 4:00am -
  • Addison Mizner Elementary to be rebuilt at current site in Boca
    Addison Mizner Elementary School will be razed and rebuilt at its current site, School Board member Frank Barbieri said Monday. The estimated timeline for the opening of the new school is August 2020 “if everything goes as planned,” Barbieri said…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:25pm -
  • Luxury project near Fort Lauderdale's North Beach gets $23 million lift
    A luxury boutique condo project — originally announced two years ago for the Fort Lauderdale North Beach area — is now moving forward after its developer received $23 million in financial support from private backers in South Florida and Canada.…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 10:15pm -
  • 'Superthief' guilty in 1976 Boca rape
    It took 41 years for authorities to bring the case of a Boca Raton teenage babysitter’s rape to trial. It only took about 45 minutes for a jury Monday to return a conviction. Resolving one of South Florida’s oldest cold-case prosecutions, the jur…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 8:55pm -
  • Boca Regional restarts plans for parking garage
    Construction of a parking garage is back on track at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Plans had been on hold for nearly a year while the hospital resolved a lawsuit by nearby condo owners. “That suit was resolved in a confidential settlement,” said…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 18, 4:35pm -
  • Mock disaster scenes let paramedics sharpen skills at competition in Boca Raton
    Paramedics arrive to a rainy mudfest gone bad, with injured people screaming for help and rowdy bystanders getting in the way. One man is howling in pain with burns to his hands, arms and face. Another has been knocked unconscious. Six people are hur…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 10:05pm -
  • Don Estridge Dragons rally to title in county middle school girls hoops
    Championship games don't always live up to expections, but the recent finale to the Palm Beach County middle school girls basketball tournament did provide a fantastic finish. The 16-team playoff competition featuring teams from throughout south Palm…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 9:07pm -
  • Bobcats laser focused on another boys volleyball playoff run
    Boca Raton High School senior Matthew Savoca and his teammates gained invaluable experience from last season's stunning defeat at the state boys volleyball championships. The Bobcats have turned that disappointment into determination, reeling off 16…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 18, 5:50pm -
  • More than 3,000 attend Israel Fest celebration in Boca Raton
    More than 3,000 people, many waving blue and white Israel flags, attended the Israel Fest celebration in honor of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel's independence, which took place at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton . The three-h…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 4:45pm -
  • Stoneman Douglas student leads Yom HaShoah candlelighting ceremony
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Samantha Mayor of Parkland joined two South Florida Holocaust survivors in leading the candle lighting ceremony to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) which took place at the Steen Family E…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 4:21pm -
  • Top Midsize Workplace: Traveling nurse company RNnetwork lets workers be their best selves
    Boca Raton-based RNnetwork has a prescription for success. The traveling nurse company aims to keep its more than 200 employees happy — providing special benefits and perks, and creating a culture where people can be their best selves. “We believ…
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 6:00pm -
  • Weekend preview: First-class ways to get out, get earthy
    Things to do in South Florida this weekend and beyond, from West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Delray Beach to Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.
    - 6 days ago, 19 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
  • Rape victim: 'I was in fear for my life' during 1976 attack while baby-sitting in Boca
    She was 15 and baby-sitting two neighborhood kids when a man wearing pantyhose over his face and holding a gun in his hand suddenly appeared in a hallway of the Boca Raton home. It happened before midnight on Oct. 16, 1976. Yet her memory of the terr…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 10:55pm -
  • South Florida drinking events: Wynwood Life Street Festival and a puff puff party
    Rácket's puff puff party will take place, of course, on 4/20.
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:55pm -
  • 8 South Florida mini-golf courses worth taking a swing at
    We all know golf is a big deal in South Florida. But what about big golf’s goofy kid brother — miniature golf? We decided to try the eight courses in Palm Beach and Broward counties to get the hole story. First, a few local trends in case you hav…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:15pm -
  • 8 South Florida mini-golf courses worth taking a swing at
    We all know golf is a big deal in South Florida. But what about big golf’s goofy kid brother — miniature golf? We decided to try the eight courses in Palm Beach and Broward counties to get the hole story. First, a few local trends in case you hav…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 18, 6:15pm -
  • Boca Raton athlete, 77, competes without use of legs
    Boca Raton's Gary Elsner spent most of his life away from the sporting lifestyle. Until late last year, when Elsner started doing some competitive activities that led to participation in hand cycling, billiards, lifting weights in a gym, swimming, ae…
    - 1 Nov 17, 2:58pm -
  • American Twisters' Palm Beach gymnasts land bevy of scholarships
    Boynton Beach's Daniela Bommarito walks around the Coconut Creek gym that houses the American Twisters gymnastics program with a grin from ear to ear. Bommarito, 16, a junior at Somerset Canyons High School in Boynton Beach, is set to be the first st…
    - 27 Oct 17, 11:03pm -
  • Making Strides walk in Boca steps off against breast cancer
    Teams in matching pink T-shirts and tulle tutus stepped off to the music of West Boca High School's Vanguard Jazz Band and cheerleading squad Oct. 21 for the 14th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. Thousands of teams and individuals tu…
    - 24 Oct 17, 3:02pm -