Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Yom Kippur

After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. When the storm changed course at the last minute, the Naples synagogue suddenly became an emergency shelter. As power stayed off for days, the Reform temple, which had only minimal damage, was a place for neighbors to escape the heat and have a free meal.

Keep Reading

Will FCAT on Good Friday cause a stir?

in Statewide by

The Gradebook asks a very good question: Will scheduling the FCAT on Good Friday cause more problems than its worth. Scheduling classes on certain religious holidays has proven controversial in some Florida school districts. (Think Hillsborough and Good Friday, or Collier and Yom Kippur, to name but two.) So how much of a mess is the Florida Department of Education going to create by scheduling the 2011 FCAT exams over not one but two holidays? Superintendents in several districts have…

Keep Reading

Go to Top