Synagogue hosts blood drive in advance of Hurricane Irma

In advance of Hurricane Irma, Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs partnered with OneBlood to conduct an emergency blood drive on Sept. 6.

At press time, Irma is a powerful Category 5 hurricane that’s threatening South Florida, and both OneBlood and the synagogue feel that the most critical time for…

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Synagogue hosts blood drive in advance of Hurricane Irma

In advance of Hurricane Irma, Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs partnered with OneBlood to conduct an emergency blood drive on Sept. 6.

At press time, Irma is a powerful Category 5 hurricane that’s threatening South Florida, and both OneBlood and the synagogue feel that the most critical time for…

First published on Parkland News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/fl-jjbn-blooddrive-0913-ng-20170907-story.html
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Rock Shabbat combines Hebrew prayers, popular music

Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland will be ready to rock on Sept. 8.

That evening, Kol Tikvah (6750 North University Dr.) will host a Rock Shabbat service that includes rock melodies performed by the congregation’s band fused with liturgical prayers and songs.

The service begins at 6:30 p.m. but…

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Coral Springs teen wins bronze in Maccabiah Games’ Taekwondo competition

Amber Avroya, 17, of Coral Springs felt a great deal of Jewish pride while competing at the recent 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel where she won a bronze medal in Taekwondo.

The Maccabiah Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, are an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event held quadrennial…

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Coral Springs teen wins bronze in Maccabiah Games’ Taekwondo competition

Amber Avroya, 17, of Coral Springs felt a great deal of Jewish pride while competing at the recent 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel where she won a bronze medal in Taekwondo.

The Maccabiah Games, known as the Jewish Olympics, are an international Jewish and Israeli multi-sport event held quadrennial…

First published on Parkland News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/fl-jjbn-taekwondo-0823-20170817-story.html
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Erev Tisha B’Av service in Parkland moves, enlightens congregation

An unfortunate case of laryngitis couldn’t prevent Cantor Malcolm Arnold from leading a powerful and meaningful Erev Tisha B’Av service at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parkland.

Tisha B’Av is an annual holy day commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. It has been…

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Temple Beth Orr’s new senior rabbi excited to lead congregation

There’s a new senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs.

Rabbi Marci Bloch, who became the senior rabbi at Temple Beth Orr on July 1, said regarding her new leadership position, “I’m really excited about this opportunity to bring my heart and my passion for Judaism and my love of people…

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