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Celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ during Kendall Hanukkah events
Dec07

Celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ during Kendall Hanukkah events

For many Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew a sense of identity. The Hanukkah lights provide warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a communitywide celebration to take place on Dec. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Dadeland Mall this Hanukkah … Source:...

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Hanukkah 2015: What is the Jewish Festival of Lights and how long does it last?
Dec07

Hanukkah 2015: What is the Jewish Festival of Lights and how long does it last?

Doughnuts, dreidels and a nine-branched candle holder. Here’s all you need to know about Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish festival also known as the Festival of Lights. Jews observe the festival by lighting one candle on a nine-branched menorah – or ‘hanukiah candelabrum’ – each day. In the western calendar, Hanukkah is celebrated in November or December. What is the...

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How Baptist Health benefits from tax exemption | Miami Herald
Dec06

How Baptist Health benefits from tax exemption | Miami Herald

Baptist Health South Florida is a Miami-Dade success story. Founded with a single hospital on Kendall Drive in 1960, it has grown into the region’s dominant healthcare system. Its seven hospitals and dozens of clinics from Coral Springs to the Upper Keys serve thousands daily and employ more people than any other local business, consistently ranking among the area’s best in customer satisfaction and quality of care. Baptist Health is...

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Miami-Dade sees record rain for December | Miami Herald
Dec05

Miami-Dade sees record rain for December | Miami Herald

Let ‘em make snow angels up North. Winters in Miami, at least this particular December, are for jumping in puddles. Five days into the month on Saturday, Miami had received enough rainfall for December to rank as the third “wettest” in history with a total 7.67 inches, the National Weather Service reported. Only the Decembers of 1929 and 1905 have seen more rainfall — but this month is only a week old. “We don’t see this every year,”...

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Eight things to know about Hanukkah | Miami Herald
Dec04

Eight things to know about Hanukkah | Miami Herald

Ever wonder why Hanukkah sometimes falls in November and other times in January? How about how many pounds of potatoes a deli goes through when making latkes (fried potatoes) during the eight-night holiday? This year for Hanukkah, which begins at sundown Sunday and ends Dec. 14, we explore the meaning and celebrations of the Jewish holiday, also dubbed the festival of lights. “One thing that’s interesting about Hanukkah is how its...

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Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice: Artefactus Aims to Tell Hispanic Stories on Stage | Miami New Times
Nov03

Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice: Artefactus Aims to Tell Hispanic Stories on Stage | Miami New Times

The Knight Arts Challenge South Florida 2015 People’s Choice Awards nominees are live. The community can vote now through November 17 via text message for one of four selected Knight Arts Challenge finalists to receive $20,000 to fund their projects. It’s a text-to-vote campaign: pick your favorite group, and text their code to 22333. Of the 73 finalists, the four People’s Choice nominees are small, emerging groups...

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