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Music for the Heart & Soul Jewish Talent Hits Broadway

  • Posted on July 2, 2018
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I would like to share with all of you the beautiful moment I recently experienced at the Cantors Assembly Convention a few weeks ago, which took place in West Palm Beach, Florida. Although we were right near the beach, we stayed indoors, going from session to session, filled with music, interesting lectures, tradition and friendship. Continue Reading »

Our Mamas and Papas

  • Posted on June 4, 2018
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June and I were down in Florida recently celebrating our grandson Jordan’s graduation from Miami Law School. I was choked up the entire weekend because it was a special day of celebration. It was also Mother’s Day and I get very emotional not only thinking of my mother but the beauty and uniqueness that all Continue Reading »

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary-Shabbat Service & Kiddish on May 5th In Honor of Rabbi Joe & Chana Simckes

  • Posted on May 2, 2018
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Seventy years since the establishment of our beloved State of Israel. What an incredible milestone! Celebrations have been taking place across the entire Jewish world. Israel has been singing, dancing & beaming with pride. Jews of all ages & backgrounds are in a “state of Simcha”. Our Jewish Homeland is strong & vibrant!  I was Continue Reading »

Yom Hashoah Community Commemoration at HHBJC – A Rare Interview with Sam Solasz

  • Posted on April 3, 2018
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Firstly, I must share with you my reflections on what a beautiful evening we just experienced together as we honored our beloved Rabbi David Wise. The night was filled with love, appreciation, honor and respect. There was so much ruach (spirit) and happiness that surrounded us as we celebrated our Rabbi’s 13th year as our Continue Reading »

Happenings at HHBJC

  • Posted on March 1, 2018
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Firstly, I would like to begin by asking everyone to join me in saying a prayer for the victims, their families, their friends, and all the students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The tragic mass shooting has caused so much loss and pain so let us pray that all Continue Reading »

We Honor & Celebrate Our Beloved Rabbi David Wise on his Bar Mitzvah Year with our Congregation

  • Posted on February 6, 2018
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Our beloved Rabbi David Wise is a very special and unique Rabbi and Individual. He is not only my Co-Clergy Partner but he is also my friend. He is a man of fine character who treats others with respect and kindness. I feel true comradery with Rabbi Wise and I am honored to share the Continue Reading »

HHBJC Celebrates Community & Chanukah – The Survival Story of One of Our Members

  • Posted on December 28, 2017
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Wow…our HHBJC ANNUAL FAMILY/ COMMUNITY DINNER, which did actually fall on Chanukah this year, was fantabulous! Thank you to our very special MARIS BLECHNER and her fantastic ENGAGEMENT TEAM for putting together such a fun filled, delicious and festive celebration. THE LANDAU FAMILY BAND (Arnie and his two sons Jeremy and David) amaze me every Continue Reading »

Wonderful Things Are Happening at HHBJC

  • Posted on November 30, 2017
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It’s Thanksgiving time! You know me; I don’t take anything for granted. I ponder, I reflect, I reminisce and I look ahead…Thanksgiving is a day I truly think about what I am grateful for. I am grateful to my family, for their unconditional love & support and I think about my beloved congregation (my HHBJC Continue Reading »

Praying for the People of Puerto Rico

  • Posted on October 30, 2017
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As I listen to the news about Puerto Rico and hear what they are going through due to Hurricane Maria, I find myself thinking about my mother’s family (the BOTT’s). All of her sisters and brothers left Poland in the late 1920’s. Most settled in Nassau, Bahamas. I always found it fascinating how they managed Continue Reading »

The Jewish Community Comes Together From Coast to Coast

  • Posted on September 29, 2017
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I have been watching the news, like so many, and seeing all the images of how hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused so much destruction & damage to the residents of Texas and Florida and how so many people are suffering terribly. What I have also been seeing is how so many have come together Continue Reading »

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