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Tag: Sarasota, Florida
November 30, 2011 | 12:45 pm
October 19, 2011 | 2:02 pm
Quarterback Jake Najjar powered the Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School to a 51-0 victory over the David Posnack Jewish Day School in the third annual Kiddush Cup game between the two South Florida schools.
Najjar ran for 107 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 168 yards...
September 15, 2011 | 1:52 pm
The Scheck Hillel Community Day School/Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School in North Miami Beach, Fla., was recognized as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School.
Scheck/Lipson Hillel was among more than 300 schools nationwide and 10 in Florida to earn the distinction from the U.S...
June 21, 2011 | 10:03 am
An 11th grade camper at Camp Ramah Darom was killed during an accident on a white-water rafting trip.
Andrew Silvershein, of Davie, Fla., died when his raft capsized June 19 on the first day of a trip on the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Six other campers who had been with Silvershein...
June 16, 2011 | 2:45 pm
A Chabad center in Florida is offering $1,000 for the safe return of a dollar bill signed by the movement’s late rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui of the Chabad House-Lubavitch of Palm Beach Gardens told reporters that the dollar bill was stolen during a...
June 14, 2011 | 1:04 pm
An array of Jewish groups has written to congressional sponsors of bills that would revive Holocaust insurance claims to express objections.
The enactment of the bills “could be detrimental to the interests of survivors, delaying or even jeopardizing tangible, ongoing efforts to...
April 27, 2011 | 10:43 am
April 5, 2011 | 3:47 pm
President Obama has named U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as the Democratic Party’s chief fundraiser.
Wasseman Schultz (D-Fla.), a party star since she was first elected in 2004, was tapped Tuesday to chair the Democratic National Committee, Politico reported. She succeeds...
April 1, 2011 | 2:24 pm
Afghan protesters angered by the burning of a Koran by a U.S. pastor killed at least 12 U.N. workers in Mazar-e Sharif, washingtonpost.com reports.
At least 12 people were killed in Afghanistan Friday, most of them foreigners, when a United Nations compound was stormed by Afghans...
March 30, 2011 | 10:05 am
The Orthodox Union told Florida’s House of Representatives that it backs a repeal of a law that bans public funds for faith-based schools, activities and charities.
The law’s current language bans public funds “in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any...
March 7, 2011 | 10:14 am
A lawsuit filed by a Florida school against two Jewish day schools in the state over a national online contest sponsored by Kohl’s was dismissed.
A judge in Broward County, Fla., dismissed the suit on March 3, saying that the owners of the Abi’s Place school for disabled children...
February 22, 2011 | 12:23 pm
In the last six years, I along with my husband and kids have lived in many different cities. In part its due to my husband’s profession; having been in the entertainment field for over 20 years, its just a way of life. Moving away from Orange County a few years ago was the hardest...
December 9, 2010 | 10:37 am
A school in Florida that finished just out of the money in a national online contest sponsored by Kohl’s has sued two Florida Jewish day schools that did win one of 20 prizes.
Abi’s Place in Coral Springs filed a lawsuit against the Hebrew Academy Community School and Bais Chaya...
December 8, 2010 | 11:09 am
Democratic state senators in Florida elected national Jewish leader Nan Rich as their minority leader.
Rich was elected to lead the 12 Democrats in the state Senate, down two from the previous session following an election in which Florida Democrats also suffered losses in the state...
September 16, 2010 | 11:49 am
Two Miami-area synagogues were evacuated following a bomb threat.
A call Wednesday morning to Temple Dor Dorim in Weston, Fla., said there was a bomb at the synagogue as well as at Temple B’nai Aviv, also in Weston, the Miami Herald reported.
The bomb squad did not find any explosives at either temple.
September 7, 2010 | 5:06 pm
A Palestinian man was arrested in South Florida for allegedly trying to buy stolen weapons.
Abdalaziz Aziz Hamayel is accused of attempting to purchase 300 stolen weapons, South Florida’s WSVN television reported. He said the weapons were headed to “his people,” according to the...
March 16, 2010 | 12:15 pm
October 28, 2008 | 2:43 pm
October 15, 2008 | 11:24 pm"If you knew that visiting your grandparents could change the world, would you do it?" A couple of weeks ago, a video came across my inbox with Sarah Silverman posing this very question.
As Florida is such a pivotal and undecided state in this year's presidential contest, Silverman...
October 14, 2008 | 5:55 pm
News about The Great Schlep—an effort to mobilize young Jews to visit older relatives in Florida to convince to them to vote for Barack Obama—has been all over the Web for weeks. CBS News just found out about it, and wrongly attributes the idea to Sarah Silverman.
October 8, 2008 | 5:52 am
October 8, 2008 | 12:22 am
October 4, 2008 | 4:12 pm
First came Sarah Silverman with a video for The Great Schlep, an organized effort to get young Jews across America to visit older relatives in Florida to convince them to back Obama [WARNING ADULT LANGUAGE]:
And here’s Jackie Mason’s response, gleefully e-mailed all over cyberspace yesterday (Silverman’s video was released Sept. 25) by the Republican Jewish Coalition:
September 30, 2008 | 3:39 pm
Comedy (?) from The Daily Show. Post-debate analysis reveals John McCain is going to die soon, and Michelle Obama has a big butt. Are these Florida swing voters hilariously out of touch, or simply telling it like it is? Wyatt Cenac reports.
September 25, 2008 | 3:13 pm
Once again, Sarah Silverman steps up to the Hollywood Jew home plate and knocks one out of the park. Go L.A. !
In this video for The Great Schlep, the effort to get young Jews to visit retired relatives in Florida and convince them to vote for Barack Obama, Sarah uses bad language to promote smart ideas.
It’s infuriating, funny, wise and insightful, and just as good as you’d hope.
Rough language warning.
Hollywood Jew hat-tip to Brad A. Greenberg who beat me to this choice video morsel.
August 28, 2008 | 1:49 am
August 26, 2008 | 7:21 pm
Ron Kampeas and Eric Fingerhut file their first video report from Denver, after attending a panel discussion Monday on the Jewish vote sponsored by the National Jewish Democratic Council
July 17, 2008 | 2:48 pm
June 20, 2008 | 9:12 pm
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged Jewish voters in Florida to disregard damaging rumors about presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Dean Reynolds reports.
April 25, 2008 | 11:30 am