| April, 2015

HAPPENINGS

Posted on 23 April 2015 by LeslieM

DBICA meeting

Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.

Community Presbyterian Church, 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guest speaker: Jim “Chiefy” Mathie. Topics include: Nautical Destination Plan, “Nautical Views,” City ofDeerfield Beach Hot Spots, Fox Sports “Anglers and Appetites” show. www.DBICA.net.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival

Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26

Pompano Beach Fishing Pier, 222 N. Pompano Beach Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Fun, food and music on the beach. Hours: April 24, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; April 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and April 26, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets: $15; children 12 and under are free. See Pg. 1 & 7 for more info.

Spring Yard & Plant Sale

Friday, April 24, 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Christian Church Day School, Church Fellowship Hall, 1860 NE 39 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Plants grown by the children will be for sale. Vintage toys, books, clothes and household items in the school’s Natural Environment Play Yard.

The Forgiven

Saturday, April 25, 2 to 6 p.m.

Church of the Living God, 176 SW 6 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free Event hosted by Pastor, Elder Dennis Fulmore. Featuring music by: T-Dogg and local Choirs. Raffles, Bounce House, Horseshoes. Food, drinks available for purchase. 954-478-9890.

Annual backyard ‘garage’ sale”

Sunday, April 26, noon to 5 p.m.

Butler House, 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach FL 33441

Join community garage sale by bringing your own stuff to sell (pay only $20 for table and two chairs) or come to find some good deals and buy! Proceeds benefit Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Anyone interested in being a seller may call 561-299-8684 or email elilly707@aol.com for information. Free guided tours of Historic Butler House at various times during the afternoon. Gift basket drawing. Live musical entertainment.

Dixieland Jazz

Sunday, April 26 1to 4 p.m.

Pompano Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Presented by Hot Jazz & Alligator Gumbo Society, $10. For info, call 954-563-5390.

Mission conference

Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m.

Community Presbyterian Church, 1920 SE 5 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

130 staff and pastors will come together for training, fellowship and prayer. Community invited. Praying Pelican Missions, an international short-term missions organization, annual conference is April 20-26. Their goal is to build partnerships between churches across the globe. Parking is complimentary. www.communitych.org or 954-427-0222 for more information.

113th Anniversary

Sunday, April 26, 3:30 p.m.

First Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 125 SW 1 Ct., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Guest speaker: Rev. Samuel Reed, pastor of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton Beach. 954-428-1550.

Card party

Tuesday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elks Lodge, 700 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Held by Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES Drove 142. Open to the public. Bring your table of friends or group and have a great afternoon of fun. Cost is $4, which includes dessert and coffee. Call 561-479-2002 for reservations.

Library Grand Opening

Wednesday, April 29, 10 a.m.

3250 NE 2 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Includes ribbon cutting ceremony with the Pompano Beach City Commission and Broward County Commission. Refreshments served. The 5,400 sq. ft. library, within steps from the beach, features a 1,000 sq. ft. meeting room and a veranda with outdoor seating overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. For more information call 954-786-7824.

Save the date: Rotary Golf Tournament

Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. shotgun start

Deer Creek Golf Club, 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Registration at 6:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. — Lunch and Awards. For more information, call 954-610-3123. www.deerfieldrotarygolf.com.

Sunfest

That musical extravaganza known as Sun Fest is coming soon to West Palm Beach April 29 to May 3. With musical acts from Stone Temple Pilots and Sammy Hagar to Fall Out Boy and Paramore, and much more, they have something for everyone. Plus, there is food and other vendors to explore, and a juried arts & crafts show. Get all the details at www.sunfest.com. Tickets are cheaper if you buy ahead!

Whole Foods helps Exchange Club

On April 29, the Whole Foods in Pompano Beach (2411 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062) will be giving back to the Exchange Club 5 percent of their daily sales for the Club’s support in the prevention of child abuse through the Children’s Healing Institute in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. For more information, call 954-782-1864.

Next Level Success Summit 2015

Powerhouse female entrepreneurs Lucinda Cross, Janell Hazelwood and Minista Jazz are headlining an all-day business conference in Fort Lauderdale on June 6, 2015. The event is focused on helping women entrepreneurs step out of their 9-5 and into the world of full-time CEO. The conference, designed to help women create a lifestyle business they love, will send attendees home with the tools, resources, strategies and connections needed to grow their businesses faster so they can finally leave their job. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1100 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, the conference is an all-day event. Three attendees will win $250 business investment grants. Tickets are $97 and can be purchased at: www.nextlevelsuccesssummit.com/. Call 954-417-5496 with any questions.

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CLERGY CORNER: The appeal of prayer

Posted on 23 April 2015 by LeslieM

A few weeks ago Taylor Swift announced’ to her fans that her mother had recently been diagnosed with cancer.

Her reason for going public with her family’s private struggle was to encourage others to get screenings.

The responses on social media were immediate and supportive. I was particularly struck by reports that Lady Gaga reached out to Taylor with “God bless you and your mama. We’ll all be praying.”

I don’t consider myself a fan of either of these women and have never listened to their music. I have occasionally heard about them through entertainment news and have no knowledge of their faith or religion. But I am intrigued whenever I hear God being positively referenced and prayer being encouraged from those in the entertainment industry.

It is in those times when we are confronted with our weaknesses and inabilities that we often realize the need for divine assistance. No amount of money, influence or fame can shield anyone from crisis and adversity. Pain and tragedy are equal opportunity afflictions that give respect to no one. Rich and poor, privileged and oppressed, and those in between will all face the inevitable reality that there are some things beyond man’s control. The response for many in those moments is to pray … to look outside themselves and beyond themselves to a greater power. It is a natural inclination when confronted by crisis. In the days following the 9/11 tragedy, houses of worship across this country were filled with people praying to God and looking for comfort, for hope and for answers.

For believers, the promise of prayer is that God responds to our petitions. Psalm 102:17 states, “He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer.” And James 5:16 observes, “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” Prayer is much more than beseeching God for help, however. It is a means by which we commune and interact with God. It is the expression of a soul that recognizes its dependence upon God. Prayer is offered from the vantage point of inadequacy and insufficiency looking toward the might and sufficiency of God. It is a necessary spiritual discipline by which we develop in our faith and grow in our relationship with God. It should be engaged daily and sincerely.

It is worth noting that the disciples of Jesus were so impressed by His relationship with His Father that they asked the Lord to teach them how to pray.

Prayer is a powerful force, and praying is a beneficial exercise. So I join Lady Gaga in offering prayers for Taylor Swift’s mother. I pray that the diagnosis was early enough to counter the disease with available medical treatments. I pray that what the medicines and treatments cannot accomplish, God Himself will do. I pray that others who are similarly affected will find help and hope, and healing. I pray that we would continue to demonstrate compassion and sympathy towards, those who are suffering around us. I pray that, as God answers our prayers, we would be motivated to pursue Him in faith and obedience. And I encourage all of us to pray more consistently that God would not only answer our prayers, but also that His will would be done.

Bishop Patrick L. Kelly is the pastor of Cathedral Church of God, 365 S. Dixie Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. 954-427-0302.

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HAPPENINGS: Next Level Success Summit 2015

Posted on 21 April 2015 by LeslieM

Powerhouse female entrepreneurs Lucinda Cross, Janell Hazelwood and Minista Jazz are headlining an all-day business conference in Fort Lauderdale on June 6, 2015. The event is focused on helping women entrepreneurs step out of their 9-5 and into the world of full-time CEO. The conference, designed to help women create a lifestyle business they love, will send attendees home with the tools, resources, strategies and connections needed to grow their businesses faster so they can finally leave their job.

Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1100 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, the conference is an all-day event. Three attendees will win $250 business investment grants. Tickets are $97 and can be purchased at: www.nextlevelsuccesssummit.com/.  Call 954-417-5496 with any questions.

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Pompano swimmers making a name for themselves in water

Posted on 16 April 2015 by LeslieM

sports041615By Gary Curreri

Swimmers from the Pompano Beach Piranhas USA swim program have enjoyed success in recent months and the recent Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympics swim meet at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex was no exception.

Several Piranhas turned in strong efforts in the high point awards for their respective divisions led by Tyler Zuyus, who took fourth in the 13-14 Boys Division, while Jake Schulte was 10th in the 10-Under Boys. Pompano’s Boys were fifth in the Boys 13-14 team race, while the 10-Under Boys were ninth overall.

Two swimmers are happy with the progress of the program, which is in its fourth year as a USA swim program, and Piranhas head swim coach Jesse Vassallo is entering his fourth year heading the program.

Pompano Beach’s Shane Schulte, 14, is one of five members of his family that swim. He has two brothers (Kelly, 16, and Jake, 10) and two sisters (Julia, 18, and Summer, 12).

It is very competitive between us,” Shane Schulte said. “We always try and do the best in every sport. It is really cool because all five of us have spent all of our lives competing. My brothers and me play rugby for the Pompano Storm and we are always fighting and aspiring to be the best out there. We have been playing rugby for two years.”

In the Junior Olympics (JOs), I was hoping to do the best I could and go up a few spots from where I was ranked in the beginning,” he added. “I went up in my rankings and dropped times in all seven of my events. I was pretty psyched about it.”

Schulte, an eighth-grader at Pompano Beach Middle School, said the local program is starting to make waves in the swimming community.

Over the past couple of years, we have grown drastically,” he said. “We started off going to JOs and we would be one of the last teams. In the winter champs, we finished Top 10 and that was a pretty good feat for us. We are starting to get a lot stronger and form one of those big teams and big names that everyone wants to be on.

Schulte said the best part of swimming is that it is a social event.

You are not just competing against your friends,” he said. “The practices are fun. It is not just all about hard work. You can enjoy it and that’s what makes it better than most other sports. It is not always about the placement. When you accomplish something that you have never done before like dropping a time or reaching a certain goal, you are still very satisfied in the end. I want to go very far in swimming.”

Teammate Alicja Zielinski, 14, of Oakland Park, came very close to dropping all of her times in the meet. The Northeast High School freshman has been swimming for Pompano for the past four years.

I like how it is like an individual sport and it focuses on yourselves and your team,” Zielinski said. “To be honest, it is better than any other sport because it is the best workout for your body. You get this rush of adrenaline and you speed your way through. I am in love with competing.”

She has seen improvement and confidence as she has progressed through the past Junior Olympic competitions.

It is a tough sport,” said Zielinski, who hopes to swim in college. “It really is. It is tougher mentally than physically. You have to motivate yourself to achieve your goal. When you get up on the block and you race, it is like you are in a different world. It is about you and how you want to achieve your goals. That is more important to me than winning medals.”

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FLICKS: 5 to 7, Fall to Rise

Posted on 16 April 2015 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano

http://cinemadave.livejournal.com

The juggernaut known as Furious 7 has netted a quarter of a billion dollars box office gross thus far, with the hype for Avengers: Age of Ultron dominating media outlets. Still, there is some quieter fare opening tomorrow, with stories about dancers and a novelist set in New York City.

Written and directed by Jayce Bartok, Fall to Rise features the story of two ballerinas in the twilight of their careers. Lauren (Katherine Crockett) is a ballet star who was let go due to injury. She is also a new mother who is married to a lawyer (Kohl Sudduth). Lauren’s instinct to return to stage is stronger than her maternal instinct.

Like Rocky Balboa, Lauren reunites with her Mickey Goldmill – Shelia (Daphne Rubin-Vega), a former ballet star who works at a dance studio for little girls. Shelia trains Lauren and gets her into prima ballerina shape. Despite the physical difficulties it takes to achieve center stage, it is Shelia and Lauren’s domestic lives that are far more difficult.

This film takes the viewer to the backstage territory that we visited in Birdman, just a few blocks away, minus the pulsating jungle rhythm. It’s a simpler story to follow, but not without some Greenwich Village avant-garde moments. During her emotional breakdown, Shelia goes to a comedy club and bares her soul to a puppet with Johnny Carson/ Jimmy Fallon mannerisms. This sequence seems out of place with the rest of the movie, but it also is the most interesting scene.

5 to 7 is a 93-minute romantic comedy about a novelist. Brian (Anton Yelchin) meets Arielle (Berenice Marlohe) and they share a cigarette. The two develop chemistry and agree to meet each other every Friday evening from 5 to 7. Complications arise when Brian learns that Arielle is a married woman with two children.

With a light touch, this film is a comedic rite-of-passage tale about the birth of a writer. The film drags during the conclusion when the moral to the story is revealed, but the lag is forgivable. Despite being in summer blockbuster movie franchises (Star Trek, Terminator), Yelchin has proven to be a successful actor on the independent film circuit. Being New York based, the producers managed to recruit Glenn Close & Frank Langella in small but pivotal roles as Yelchin’s parents. These parents provide genuine comedic highlights.

While most Manhattan ballet dancers will prefer Fall to Rise, most audiences will find 5 to 7 an engaging flick for a matinee price.

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CRIME WATCH

Posted on 16 April 2015 by LeslieM

Remember, if you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

DEERFIELD BEACH

March 29 A man reported that he was attacked by five men at 510 NW 2 Ave. and $20 was stolen from him.

March 30 A man reported that a man approached him as he exited his car in the back of the Thrift Store at 270 Lock Rd. The man reported that he was attacked by the other man and $800 was stolen from him.

March 31 A home at 4201 NE 2 Ave. was burglarized and jewelry and a television were stolen.

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

March 23 Someone stole a bike that was leaning against the property at 1900 NE 28 Court. The loss was $200.

March 24 Someone entered an unlocked vehicle at 3850 N. Federal Hwy. and stole a wallet and a cell phone from inside. The loss was $171.

March 24 Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle from a residence at 1901 NE 30 Street. An abandoned bike was found and police believe the thief wanted to upgrade. The loss was $250.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Posted on 16 April 2015 by LeslieM

Story of an Inn

Dear Editor:

The Save our Beach people were getting their petitions signed just after we purchased the Shore Road Inn, Oct. 21, 2003 which was NOT the top of the market.

I refused to sign the petition because it was too restrictive. Little did I know that it was even more than I understood at that time. With this law in place the property was worthless. Taxes were going sky high, the hotel business was going down and the hotel was not at its highest and best use. We struggled to survive as a hotel until we just couldn’t make it.

It was then that we used the rooms for a Sober Living facility. After a year or so, we expanded into a treatment center, which is located on Sample Road. After we were foreclosed, the new owners refurbished the building and rents back to Our Place.

I know that the city doesn’t appreciate the beach having this distinction but what else could we do? If you read ahead you may begin to understand the error of the law that is tying the hands and purses of property owners on the beach and ultimately the city.

The Save Our Beach reform was to guard against the beach being overbuilt. They [told] the public this would be a good idea – No building!

The Shore Road Inn…as it stands now … has a larger footprint than what could be built in its place. The footprint of the plans we had was smaller but two stories higher. It’s true our plans were approved but we were unable to obtain financing because the building didn’t have enough units to support the costs.

The problem with this law is that it restricts the density of the building. The 16,000 sq. ft. we were allowed included the stairwells and storage space. So much required “green space” we had to hire an engineer to figure the sunlight that would come into the garage to add planters.

Our lot was perfect for a lovely building, being that it goes block to block. And no one would build up across the street. I got so much trouble about wanting just 15 in. on the “rounded” out sections at the front of the building, which was above the ground.15 in. of air space. Torture to get this.

Another setback was there wasn’t enough room for the parking. The mayor came to the hotel and looked over the plans. The city was wrong, our architects were correct. Big delay. Another setback was the color; we wanted a white building. Then it was the type of balcony railings … on and on.

For some reason the city has an aversion to the designs and colors of Boca Raton. So, these delays dragged out over a year approximately. Lots of expense. Time lost, more money … the market was falling, as was the hope of getting financing when the building really couldn’t support it. Another floor of condos would have made all the difference.

According to the law, the half acre of land is allowed the density of 16,000 sq. ft. of living space (remember, that includes large stairwells and storage space). That means the space under the roof and 55 ft. high. If you build that high, the shape of our building would become more square instead of rectangular, which is the shape of our lot.

We decided to not use the 55ft. height, but to spread the building out. Most of the 12 units were over 11,000 sq. ft. but had huge patios, 800+ sq. ft. When selling a condo, the sale price counts the living space under the roof, and not including the balcony. Here is the problem. There is room to make the condos larger by using some of the balcony square footage. That would bring a higher sales price. Does this law restrict density? What does that mean? Does this determine how many people will be able to live on that land and in that space? Does a larger condo mean more occupants? Would 12 condos with 500 sq. ft. more living space mean the city would become overgrown?

Donna M Zappin

Antigua, Guatemala

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HAPPENINGS

Posted on 16 April 2015 by LeslieM

Plant sale

Saturday April 18, 9 a.m. (starts)

The Deerfield Beach Arboretum 2841 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

In addition to plants grown at the Arboretum, there will be several local growers offering their prettiest and healthiest plants. So, if you’re looking for flowering shrubs, palms, orchids, fruit trees and/ or landscape plants, be there early for the best selection. Tell your friends and neighbors. 954-480 4494.

Amazonia Vocal Ensemble

Saturday, April 18, 7 p.m.

Herb Skolnick Community Center 800 SW 36 Ave. Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Latin American choral music. $10 per person. 954-786-4590.

Relay For Life

Saturday, April 18, 5 p.m. to Sunday, April 19, 7 a.m.

Quiet Waters Park 401 S Powerline Rd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

At this 14th annual event people will take a stand against cancer by walking night long, camping out, enjoying live entertainment and fellowship. Survivors will be honored, and money raised will help the American Cancer Society to provide better testing and treatments, more prevention and, hopefully, eventually, a cure. Last year, this local branch of Relay for Life was ranked No. 20 in the state and raised over $135,000. For more information, call 954-242-5485 or visit relayforlife.org/dblpfl .

Pancake breakfast

Sunday, April 19, 9 a.m. to noon

Elks lodge 700 NE 10 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by the Benevolent Patriotic Order of DOES, Drove 142. Adults: $5, children: $2.50. Open to the public. For information, call 954-255-3130.

Cuisine of the Region

Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Hillsboro Club 901 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, FL 33062

Enjoy the cuisine of local restaurants, delicious desserts and wine and support the important work NEFocal Point provides in our community. See more, pg. 4.

N.Broward Democratic Club April meets

Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Pompano Beach Civic Center 1801 NE 6 St. Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Free, open to public. Speaker: Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, about three ongoing BSO Initiatives: Civil Citation, Diversity and Violent Crime Reduction. Light refreshments served. 954-783-8232.

Save the date: DBICA meets

Thursday, April 23, 7 pm.

Community Presbyterian Church 1920 SE 4 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

For more information, visit www.DBICA.net.

Pet CPR & First Aid program

Thursday, April 23, 6 p.m.

Florida Humane Society 3870 N Powerline Rd. Pompano Beach, FL 33073

Four-hour class. Also held May 9, 11a.m.; May 31, 11 a.m. Must register through www.PetTech.net and pay ahead. Space is limited. Dress comfortably. Bring an item to donate. Check the list of needed items at www.FloridaHumaneSociety.org. For information about class, call 954-461-8203.

Hillsboro Lighthouse tour

Saturday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (hourly)

Visitors should park in the Pompano Beach Oceanside parking lot across from the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina at 125 N. Riverside Drive. Proceed to the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina dock and look for the HLPS Lighthouse tour table. Transportation is only by boat from the Sands Harbor Resort & Marina. $25 per person, or free for HLPS members. Annual HLPS dues are $25 for Individual membership, $50 for Families and $100 for Businesses or Organizations.

In order to climb the Lighthouse, visitors must have fl at shoes with rubber soles and closed toes. No sandals, flip-fl ops or shoes with heels are allowed inside. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be a minimum of 48” (4 feet) tall to climb the tower. No pets are allowed.

The Hillsboro Lighthouse is open for public tours one day each month. For a list of 2015 tour dates and shuttle launch locations, visit www.hillsborolighthouse.org/tours.

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CLERGY CORNER: An act of Remembrance

Posted on 16 April 2015 by LeslieM

Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, was observed at Temple Beth Israel on April 16, as it was in Synagogues all over the world. During Shabbat services this past Saturday, as I read a long list of members of our congregation who are no longer with us and of their family members as well, I couldn’t help but notice that many people on the list had the same last name.

It could have been just a coincidence, but it wasn’t. Several families had the same last name because they were all from the same family. Someone asked me how hard it must have been on these families to have so many of their kin die in such a short period of time. But the fact of the matter is that their family members who put them on the list to have the memorial prayer recited for them each year are not even sure when their loved one’s died. You see, each of them perished in the camps during the horrors of the Nazi movement.

And so it was that these families picked a date to remember their loved ones and to honor their memory. When someone we love passes away in our day here in America, we take for granted that, not only the date, but the time of day and the cause of death will all be recorded in the medical chart and will be made available to us. But imagine not knowing how or when a loved one died.

Oh, we know the cause; the cause was hatred; the cause was that there were those who wanted to exterminate the Jews; the cause was that there were those who saw the Jews as less than human; the cause was putting such horrific labels and blame on us that we were little more than dirt in other’s eyes and, sadly, to this very day, there are many people throughout the world who feel that way toward us and, if not toward us, then toward another group of “others,” of “outsiders” of those who are “different.”

Each year on Yom HaShoah, survivors are called upon to speak. The odd part is the stories all begin the same way. Each of the survivors can recall a …. you should pardon the expression … “normal, ordinary life.” Each woke up in the morning. Each went to sleep at night. Each ate meals. And each had goals for the future.

And then, the unthinkable happened. And, in what must have seemed like a blink of the eye, all the rumors, all the gossip, all the whispers became a horrific reality.

Jews were barred from schools, from professions. Jews were barred from getting money, their own money out of their bank accounts. Jews were barred from possessing guns. Jews were beaten. Jews were rounded up. Jews were sent away never to be seen or heard from again.

Each year, we have fewer and fewer survivors left to tell the story. Each year, we have more and more people in the world who deny that the Holocaust ever took place. Each year, our enemies who used to complain that we were always bringing up the Holocaust, now use the term “Holocaust” and “Genocide” against us.

And our survivors call out, “Don’t just remember the past; learn from it!” And so, as we recited Kaddish for those who perished in the Shoah, I couldn’t help but remember the words of Elie Wiesel who wrote:

Let us say Kaddish not only for the dead, but also for the living who have forgotten the dead and let the prayer be more than a prayer, more than a lament; let it be outcry, protest and defiance. And above all let it be an act of remembrance. For that is what the victims wanted: to be remembered, at least to be remembered. For just as the killer was determined to erase Jewish memory, so were the dying heroes and fighting martyrs bent on maintaining it alive. They are now being defamed or forgotten – which is like killing them a second time. Let us say Kaddish together and not allow others to betray them posthumously.”

Shalom my friends,

Rabbi Craig H. Ezring

Rabbi Ezring is the Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Israel of Deerfield Beach (201 S. Military Tr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442). Regular Shabbat services are open to everyone on Saturday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

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Dolphins compete

Posted on 09 April 2015 by LeslieM

sports040915Deerfield Beach Dolphins, South Florida Recreational Swim League Swim Meet, was held at the City’s Aquatic Center on Saturday, April 4. Our Deerfield Dolphins are a top team in the 3 county area.

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