| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Perry Birman, 56, of Boca Raton, says he grew up with a deep consciousness about the Holocaust.
Birman's mindset was intensified 34 years ago when he married his wife, whose father, George Reinitz, 82, is a Holocaust survivor.
So, the Birmans jumped...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 12:59 PM
The opportunity for teenagers to compete in Olympic-style sporting events or showcase their artistic talent will be on full display the upcoming summer across Broward County. The David Posnack Jewish Community Center hosted an informational kick-off event...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Two days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were discovered, Lakeside Congregation in Highland Park held a multi-congregational memorial service to honor them.
Just a day before, the Ravinia Coffee Station had hosted a gathering to...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The assorted array of yummy ingredients spread out on the long table looked good enough to sample even before they hit the fry pan.
But those gathered around the table, under the watchful eye of the master chef, resisted the urge to nibble.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:56 PM
It is a long way from Chicago to Germany, and for Judith Levi, granddaughter of German Jews who fled the Nazis, it's an even longer journey toward reconciliation with a people she associated with evil.
Levi will discuss her journey in a slideshow...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:09 PM
The JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center's annual Holiday Bazaar in Highland Park is more than a way to get a jump on gift shopping.
Now in its 12th year, the bazaar was a life-changing, career-making experience for Alyssa Knobel, a former volunteer who is...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Tyler Bardak soared to the sky, seemingly higher with each arc of the swing, at Camp STAR, a Highland Park camp where he is one of 40 kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
For the past two summers, Tyler, 7, has tried more typical summer...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:47 AM
The "Florida Men in the Arts" art exhibit continues through Oct. 17 in the Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery at the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center on the Boca Raton campus of the Jewish Federation of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Rabbi Michael Sommer has delivered a lot of sermons since he was ordained in 2005, but the one on Friday in the Lakeside Congregation building, 1221 Lake Cook Road in Highland Park, to inaugurate Har Shalom, a congregation he has established in the wake...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 11:02 AM
L'Chaim Center; take two.
"We are officially open," said a beaming Rabbi David Begoun, who, with his wife, Ali, founded the center in 2008. Now, its permanent home at 405 Lake Cook Road will have a grand opening celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday....
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins Thursday, to be followed Oct. 4 by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.
North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe and B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield are among an...