Miami

As Jewish Boomers Retire, Is South Florida Losing Its Appeal?

Small but significant drop-off seen as retirees look elsewhere. Arkansas, anyone?

JNS
07/16/2014

Is the long-standing trend of Jews retiring to South Florida on the decline? It depends how you look at the numbers, according to demographer Dr. Ira Sheskin.

A view of Washington Avenue and 15th Street in South Beach, Miami, once a prime spot for Jewish seniors. Wikimedia Commons

Miami Beach: Return Engagement

After an absence of more than 30 years, a traveler confronts a changed, but still very Jewish, city.

12/24/2013
JTA
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Miami Beach, Fla. — Everyone knows that Jews and Miami Beach go together like horseradish and gefilte fish. Matzah balls and chicken soup. Corned beef and rye. Chopped liver and … you get the picture.

An aerial view of the iconic Fountainebleau Hotel, designed by Morris Lapidus. Photo courtesy JTA

Florida Survivors Shift Course On Insurance Giant Allianz

Group protests at golf tournament as part of new pressure campaign in uphill battle for justice.

02/16/2011
Staff Writer

Boca Raton, Fla. — These aging Holocaust survivors were teed off.

Last Sunday, on a cool Florida morning, an estimated 75 survivors and their supporters gathered on a street corner here just outside the gates of Old Course at the Broken Sound Country Club. Inside, professional golfers on the senior tour were competing in the fifth annual Allianz Championship.

Allianz protesters in Florida

Art and Israel: Some Sunny News

It was a downer to hear that the U.S.-led Israel peace talks fell through this morning.  But then I was reminded of some sunny news: Israeli artists, one of the bright spots on the country these days, are breaking out far beyond New York.  Adi Nes, Sigalit Landau, Yael Bartana, Mika Rottenberg--all were represented at Miami's Art Basel last weekend.  And then there was fast-rising Elad Lassry, who is having his limelight momen

Hebrew Charters On Sharp Growth Curve

As schools open, Miami’s central Jewish education agency now eyeing partnership with Ben-Gamla.

09/01/2010
Associate Editor

 When New Jersey’s Hatikvah International Academy Charter School opens on Tuesday, it will join five other Hebrew charter schools operating in the United States, two of them brand new.

Launched only three years ago with the opening of the first of three “Ben Gamla” elementary schools in South Florida — and with planning under way for almost 30 more Hebrew charter schools throughout the country — the national Hebrew charter school movement is moving at a rapid clip.

Students chat with teachers at an orientation for Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, a Hebrew charter middle school in CA.
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