Longboat Key may be a long way from Israel, but now Temple Beth Israel members can feel a little bit closer.
At Rosh Hashana services Friday, Sept. 18, Rabbi Jonathan Katz unveiled a replica of the Western Wall in Jerusalem so that members can place their prayers into the crevices of the wall. A member of Katz’s previous synagogue in Indiana made the wall, and Katz brought it with him to Longboat Key.
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WEEKEND BEST BET: Observer Challenge Finals
The 14th Annual Observer Challenge continues Saturday and Sunday at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.
Town watches for red drift algae
Officials are warning that a nuisance seaweed could return for the first time in six years to Gulf shores.
PHOTO GALLERY: All Church Carol Sing & Children’s Christmas Party
On Thursday, Dec. 12, Christ Church was the host to many young children and their families at its annual All Church Carol Sing & Children’s Christmas Party. One of the church’s mission projects takes members of the congregation to Bradenton as “Reading Buddies” and this event celebrated all involved with a party full of singing, presents and Santa.