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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 … Continue reading

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Rock Shabbat combines Hebrew prayers, popular music

Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland will be ready to rock on Sept. 8.
That evening, Kol Tikvah (6750 North University Dr.) will host a Rock Shabbat service that includes rock melodies performed by the congregation’s band fused with liturgical prayers and … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Coral 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 … Continue reading

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Erev Tisha B’Av service in Parkland moves, enlightens congregation

An unfortunate case of laryngitis couldn’t prevent Cantor Malcolm Arnold from leading a powerful and meaningful Erev Tisha B’Av service at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland.
Tisha B’Av is an annual holy day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Reform synagogue commemorating Tisha B’Av with service

Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland will host what is anticipated to be an enlightening and moving Erev Tisha B’Av service on July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
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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 Fire Department Administration Building and the … Continue reading

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Beit Café benefit supports training for Israeli trauma surgeon

A recent entertaining Saturday night at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland featured food, coffee, live music, dancing as well as important information about trauma centers.
Kol Tikvah’s Association of Reform Zionists of America Committee hosted its second Beit Café that featured … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic incidents in Florida rise 51 percent

According to the recently-released Anti-Defamation League Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, there was a 51 percent increase of incidents of anti-Semitism in Florida from 137 verified incidents in 2016 up from 91 the previous year.
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