| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:54 PM
In this column, I answer questions. I don't preach sermons.
Of course, as an ordained rabbi, I am legally licensed to preach long sermons that put people to sleep almost instantly, and in my synagogue I do preach such sermons on the Jewish High Holy Days...
| May 18, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Remember when nothing much happened for Jews between Passover and the High Holy Days? Those days are long gone, especially in South Florida.
Exhibit A: Lag B’Omer, the so-called Scholars' Holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, May 22. The day...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with?
Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Nancy R. Frenkil, a horsewoman and avid gardener who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Saturday of cancer at Nancy Lee Farms, her Worthington Valley home.
Mrs. Frenkil was 75.
The daughter of a carpenter/home builder and a homemaker, Nancy...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:27 PM
Let's wish Tina's Antique & Jewelry Shop on Main Street a very happy 38th anniversary and congratulations on being the oldest shop still open and functioning in our town.
Much has been written on Tina's over the years, and a number of the articles done...
| Aug 11, 2012
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Rabbi Jessica Spitalnick Brockman, associate rabbi at Temple Beth El of Boca Raton.
Q: What's your particular area at the synagogue ?
A: Social action, adult...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
People often come back from Israel and share their photos and anecdotes. Brooke Weinbaum came back and founded a magazine.
"I wanted others to love Israel, too," says the publisher of Yalla Israel, which she started as a student at Florida Atlantic...
| Mar 6, 2009
Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
| Sep 28, 2008
Other job experience: Four other Jewish federations, including former CEO at Jewish Federation of New Orleans.
Other community posts: Member of Beth Torah, Tamarac; Kol Ami Emanu-El, Plantation, and Ramat Shalom, Plantation.
Education: Degree in...
| Jun 7, 2008
Cantor Kenneth Blatt
Title: Cantor of Temple Beth Kodesh, Boynton Beach, with average weekend attendance of 100-225.
Other job experience: Instructor of theater at Miami Dade College, Kendall; former dentist, TV actor, concert singer, theater teacher at...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 4:35 PM
In its run of 200 shows, the irreverent animated program âSouth Parkâ has mercilessly satirized Christianity, Buddhism, Scientology, the blind and disabled, gay people, Hollywood celebrities and politicians of all persuasions, weathering repeated...