With Christmas and Hanukkah taking place next month in a challenging year for many families, South Florida Jewish organizations have stepped up to the plate to help bring joy to children in need this holiday season by collecting toys and pajamas to them.
Congregation Kol Tikvah's Brotherhood and Sisterhood in Parkland are sponsoring a book and author discussion via zoom with Fred Guttenberg, father of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg, about his book, "Find the Helpers" on Nov. 5.
Within the past few months, synagogues in South Florida have returned to hosting in-person bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies in their sanctuaries for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began with safety measures in place.
The COVID-19 pandemic couldn't prevent Holocaust survivor Julius Eisenstein of Hallandale Beach from celebrating his 101th birthday, as the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center in Dania Beach put together a drive-by caravan in honor of the occasion.
The film "The Keeper" opens in South Florida theaters and virtually on Oct. 2. The film tells the true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of goalkeeper at Manchester City Football Club.
Concerned with several issues including the rise of anti-Semitism and Zoombombing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Federation of Broward County partnered together to host a pre-High Holiday security briefing and conference.
South Floridians have given virtual presentations for the Orthodox Union's Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought program to people over 60 years old who have been quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Florida Holocaust survivors shared what the State of Israel has meant to them since its creation in a webinar, "From Darkness to Light: From the Holocaust to Israel," presented by the Israeli Consulate in Miami and the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center in Dania Beach.
At the start of the pandemic, Chabad of Coral Springs started giving out hundreds of boxes of free food weekly. Now there are more than 3,000 boxes of fresh produce being distributed each Wednesday by more than 70 volunteers from different backgrounds and faiths.