Soref golf tournament to benefit needy children, families

The 22nd annual Soref Jewish Community “Love Fore The Kids Golf Classic” to raise funds, mostly for children’s scholarships to attend many JCC camps and school programs, takes place on April 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the Parkland Golf and … Continue reading

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Book club historian shows kindness to others at Atlantic Tech

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. 
Brianna Seepersad
Age: 16
School: Atlantic Technical … Continue reading

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Mitzvah madness connects congregants to community

Mitzvahs were performed in abundance and unity on a recent Sunday morning at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs.
TBO hosted Mitzvah Day 2017, known as “Mitzvah Madness,” that drew approximately 200 people of different age groups, including children from the … Continue reading

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Atlantic Tech senior makes academics her priority

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.
Amanda Gonzalez
Age: 18
School: Atlantic … Continue reading

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Six million steps walk raises Holocaust awareness

The “Six Million Steps to Holocaust Awareness” walk is an idea that was initiated a few years ago by Hebrew school students of Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek in Tamarac and has turned into an annual-wide community supported educational program.
The … Continue reading

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Synagogue’s executive director connects to congregants

Many synagogues, especially larger ones, tend to be dominated by male executive directors. In the case of Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland, a woman – Jennifer Levin-Tavares – serves as its executive director with the aim of being a good … Continue reading

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Rudner often includes Jewish upbringing in her act

Jewish comedienne Rita Rudner stars in her stand up 90 minute comedy show on Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts in Coral Springs.
Known for her slow delivery and acute observations, Rudner’s first interest in … Continue reading

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Tradewinds student organizes buddy program

Brianna Breslaw
Age: 11
School: Tradewinds Elementary School, Coconut Creek
Grade: Fifth

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale
Trait: Citizenship
Getting good grades and doing good deeds makes Brianna Breslaw a wonderful role model for her peers.
“I like to make the world a better place because I see … Continue reading

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Kids of Character: Lola Simcox

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 School District of Palm Beach County‘s six character pillars: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness … Continue reading

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Trial starting for ex-Air Force major accused of trying to kill his wife and her dad in Broward

Hours before retired U.S. Air Force Major Thomas Maffei shot and seriously injured his estranged wife and her father in Coral Springs, he went to a Veterans Administration crisis clinic in Palm Beach County and told staff he was under … Continue reading

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