South Florida

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The Jews of Key West: Making a home again in Margaritaville

“When I first came to Key West, I called my dad up and said, ‘They must really love Jews here. Every store has a mezuzah,’” recalled Sam Kaufman, the vice mayor here and a regular at Chabad services.

By LARRY LUXNER/JTA
03/08/2021

Pro-Israel groups team up with Miami Heat to combat antisemitism, racism

Those driving through the I-95 in Wynwood, Miami can find the graffiti mural, which will be up until April 16.

The fitness center at the David Posnack JCC has not yet been allowed to reopen, but when it does, eq

A Florida JCC survived the pandemic with no layoffs, now it’s reopening

The Posnack JCC’s story — and its tiered reopening — stands in stark contrast to most JCCs across the country that have shut down and, in many cases, laid off large portions or all of their staffs.

By BEN SALES/JTA
23/05/2020
Police officers cordon off a street outside The Jacksonville Landing after a shooting during a video

Man arrested in Florida for threatening synagogue, other Jewish groups

The arrest warrant includes enhanced charges for hate crimes.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
09/12/2018
A BOAT sits on what used to be a house following Hurricane Irma in Big Pine Key, Florida.

At home in a storm's wake

The scenes of recovery after Irma, still unfolding, have a fraught grace, and memories of the storm are raw.

By TAL ABBADY
16/10/2017
A sail boat is seen washed ashore after Hurricane Nate in Biloxi.

Weakening Nate brings rain, tornado warnings to US South

US President Donald Trump declared federal emergencies in Alabama and Florida on Sunday, which provides additional funding for disaster relief.

By REUTERS
09/10/2017
Hurricane Irma

How hurricane Irma will affect Florida’s real estate?

Few will be betting on the State of Florida going bust in spite of the gloom, but there is a possibility and it will depend upon the speed at which infrastructure is returned to normal.

The Tel Aviv municipality building is lit in the colours of the American flag

American mayors bond with Israel despite gridlock in Washington

The tour included visits to Sderot, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Syrian border and Ziv Medical Center in Safed, which is treating Syrians wounded in their civil war.

14/09/2017
A local resident walks through flooded downtown Miami as Hurricane Irma arrives in Florid

WATCH: 'Catastrophic' hurricane Irma batters Florida

Hurricane Irma threatens to destroy Floridian infrastructure.

11/09/2017
US President Donald Trump pauses during a statement at the White House

Trump takes churches' side in financial debate after Hurricane Harvey

Churches that acted as shelters and supplied food during the hurricane are now claiming they deserve fair reimbursement, and US President Donald Trump has sided with them in the controversial debate.

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