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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…

from Coral Springs News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-jjbn-taekwondo-0823-20170817-story.html
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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…

from Coral Springs News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-jjbn-bloch-0802-20170727-story.html
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Hoffman plans summer performances of ‘Too Jewish?’ and ‘Celebrating Yinglish’

After more than 20 years, actor-comedian Avi Hoffman will be performing his one-man show “Too Jewish?” at both the Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs as well as the Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach over selected dates…

from Coral Springs News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-jjbs-hoffman-0719-20170712-story.html
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‘Minnie’s Boys’ profiles mother of Marx Brothers

Jewish actress Melody Lieberman stars in the musical “Minnie’s Boys” as lead character Minnie Marx, the mother and manager of the Marx Brothers comedy team, running now through Aug. 6 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs.

The two-act musical traces the early lives of the five Marx brothers…

from Coral Springs News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-jjbs-musical-0719-20170712-story.html
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South Floridians train to volunteer in Israel

Numerous South Floridians are now trained and certified emergency responders who can volunteer in Israel when a crisis breaks out there.

Approximately 60 people attended the Emergency Volunteers Project’s recent training sessions at the Plantation Fire Department Administration Building and the…

from Coral Springs News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-jjbn-training-0628-20170621-story.html
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Ex-Hollywood cop gets $155,000 in whistleblower lawsuit

A former Hollywood police detective has settled a whistleblower lawsuit against the city for $155,000.

Cheri Stabile, then a detective assigned to the Special Victim’s Unit, accused supervisors of retaliation after she complained in 2013 that her unit was moved from a private location to an open…

from Broward News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-cop-hollywood-whistleblower-lawsuit-20170607-story.html
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Former fitness trainer acquitted in New Year’s slaying of friend

Ronald Melnik, the former fitness trainer accused of murdering his friend after a New Year’s party in the earliest hours of 2011, was found not guilty Wednesday morning after a three-week trial.

Prosecutors say Melnik and Reza Payan, 36, got into an argument when Payan offered to drive an apparently…

from Broward News – Sun Sentinel http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-sb-new-years-slaying-not-guilty-20170607-story.html
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