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  • Barbara H.

    May 29, 2013 | 3:33 pm

    Barbara, 36, grew up in Boca Raton — interestingly, in one of the only areas of Boca with very few Jews. “We were one of 10 Jewish kids in my elementary school. We were on the countryside of Boca — the west-west-westside.

    “I went to theater camp when I was 14, which kind of saved...

  • A week on the Florida campaign trail

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Day One: Departing Israel

    Spending a week in Florida on the eve of a presidential election has become a habit for me — one I cherish. Meeting the elderly women who suddenly become interested in politics; attending synagogues, to which the candidates flock in droves to speak;...

  • Alison G.

    October 17, 2012 | 3:01 pm

    It’s no surprise that a woman who produces mainly chick flicks and romantic dramas would say to me regarding love, “I want Harry and Sally. I’ve been corrupted by a lot of movies.” She amends her statement: “I aspire to that idea but know that someone who can hang through the tough...

  • Fla. synagogue evacuated over suspicious package

    July 9, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    A synagogue in Boca Raton, Fla., was evacuated after a duffel bag was left at its door.

    The bag turned out to be a donation of religious books, South Florida’s WPTV-TV reported.

    The building was evacuated on Sunday morning due to the suspicious package.

    The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue’s special operations truck were called to the scene.

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  • Miami shul incident is harbinger of political tone

    June 6, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    WASHINGTON – When does a bimah turn into a political soapbox?

    The controversy last month over a Miami temple’s invitation and then disinvitation to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) — which prompted the resignation of an influential congregant who also is a Republican...

  • Pro-Palestinian student group sends Jewish students fake eviction notices

    April 9, 2012 | 12:37 pm

    More than 200 Jewish students at Florida Atlantic University’s Boca Raton campus received fake eviction notices from a pro-Palestinian group.

    The notices were posted March 30 by the campus group Students for Justice in Palestine, the Florida Jewish Journal reported April 5. The...

  • Dan Rather is a major gift to the Jewish Federation

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 24, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    On Dec. 1 in Boca Raton, Dan Rather will speak to Major Gift donors of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

    The Emmy-award winning journalist will contribute a live insider briefing to the evening of live music and dinner for “a night of substance and sophistication amid the warmth of our Federation family” said Wendy Pressner, the evening’s chair, to the Sun Sentinel.

     

  • Boca Raton under fire for menorah display

    December 8, 2010 | 11:12 am

    A Catholic civil rights organization is accusing Boca Raton, Fla., of discrimination for buying and displaying menorahs in public buildings without including a nativity scene.

    “The City of Boca Raton is effectively discriminating against Christians by allowing one religious symbol,...

  • With the Republican base on the ropes, all eyes are on Florida —again

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 8, 2008 | 5:52 am

    Most Jews live in three states, two of which, New York and California, are already in the bank for Sen. Barack Obama.

    It's the third one, Florida, that has the presidential campaigns in a frenzy. There are roughly 650,000 Jews in Florida, out of 18 million residents. Concentrated in...
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