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  • Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge

    Mardi Gras kicks off another Comedy Challenge
     If your luck at the casino makes you cry, at least Mardi Gras Casino has a way to make your laugh. The fourth annual Mardi Gras Comedy Challenge has kicked off, offering eight weekends of comedy, climaxing with John Heffron on Nov. 8. (I know that...
  • Brightening seniors' High Holidays

    The High Holidays, the most important period of prayer, reflection and celebration for Jews around the world, begin with Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, on the evening of Sept. 24, and end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most solemn day of...
  • Lauderdale's first Bacon Bash being held on Yom Kippur

    Lauderdale's first Bacon Bash being held on Yom Kippur
    — It might seem like a strange time to hold a Bacon Bash festival — Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of fasting and repentance. But sponsors say they have nothing to atone for about the timing, which had to fit into an already busy October schedule...
  • North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services

    North Shore synagogues to 'stream' High Holiday services
    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...
  • Community mourns slain journalist

    Community mourns slain journalist
    Close to one thousand people gathered on Sept. 5 at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest to grieve with Steven Sotloff's family and friends in an emotional and somber memorial service at the same synagogue his family attended, and where he went to day school as...
  • Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'

    Elie Wiesel asks 'Why?'
    In the current issue of Hadassah Magazine, Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate for Peace since 1986, tells the story of a television interview in which he was asked what he would say to God if he could talk to him. His answer was: "I would say one word. Why?"...
  • Plaza Theatre abruptly closes

    Plaza Theatre abruptly closes
    Citing $50,000 in bills after a slow summer, owners announced in an email Friday that the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan has closed. The curtain came down on the Plaza on the eve of what was to be its opening show for the third season of the 246-seat...
  • Liumi to offer unique holiday experience

    When Rabbi Baruch Plotkin of Boca Raton and his wife, Shayndel, founded Liumi Israel — the Israel Center for Jewish Life last year, their goal was to help channel unaffiliated Jews into existing Israeli and local Jewish institutions. Baruch Plotkin...
  • Respect Veterans With School Holiday

    With Americans again in harm's way in Iraq and Syria, it would make sense to repeal a 1995 Connecticut law that allows school on Veterans Day in Connecticut. It has been said by the Norwalk superintendent of schools that more instructional time is...
  • Something magical inside a sukkah

    WASHINGTON — There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend. I celebrated the ancient harvest festival of Sukkot last week by building, for the first time,...
  • Hundreds at B'nai Israel perform outreach

    Hundreds at B'nai Israel perform outreach
    Members of Congregation B'nai Israel (CBI) in Boca Raton have made a real difference locally through their involvement in the synagogue's community outreach programs. More than 100 food bags for seniors in need were assembled in September, as part of...