The Jewish Federation of Broward County has called on all supermarket chains doing business in South Florida to discontinue carrying Ben & Jerry’s products in reaction to the ice cream company's decision to halt sales in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Children battling serious illnesses such as cancer and other highly debilitating conditions of Chai Lifeline’s Camp Simcha Without Borders program in Plantation created a tribute mural in solidarity with the Surfside community affected by the Champlain Towers South collapse.
Paul Weitzenkorn, a Jewish veteran who lives in Lauderdhill, celebrated his 99th birthday this month. Weitzenkorn was a Jewish German 17-year-old escapee from Nazi Germany. He and his family came to the U.S. in 1939 two months after Kristallnacht, and he enlisted in the Army and was brought into the Ritchie Boys.
YI Love Jewish, a division of Yiddishkayt Initiative in Coral Springs, will present a virtual celebration of what would have been the 100th birthday of the late theatrical producer Joseph Papp called "Celebrating Yosl – Joe Papp at 100," on June 22.
This school year, instead of the live in-person roundtable discussions between high school students and Holocaust survivors, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center in Dania Beach was able to have its Student Awareness Days virtually.
Downtown Jewish Center Chabad in Fort Lauderdale has served as a host site for Atlantis Response Team, an organization which consists of a team of health professionals whose goal is to stop the spread of COVID-19, to distribute vaccines on Mondays.
“The Jewish community has lost one of their loudest voices and defenders." Jewish leaders said South Florida U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, who died on April 6, was a strong advocate for Black-Jewish community relations and a champion of Israel.
In observance of Yom HaShoah, Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County hosted a community virtual seminar with 101-year-old Holocaust survivor Julius Eisenstein with the intention of teaching skills for people so they could understand trauma survivors and identify triggers for this population.