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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IN THE KITCHEN WITH Cafe L'Europe
This week we went in the kitchen at Cafe L'Europe, with owner Betsie Coolidge, while servers prepare two signature tableside dishes, shrimp Pernod and bananas foster. Get the recipes and watch an instructional video in this week's 'In the Kitchen.'
Commission savors the sunshine
The weather on Longboat Key was cloudy on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11, but the Longboat Key Town Commission stayed in the sunshine, as far as the Longboat Observer could tell.
Claire Hunter: 'Mother' of the Longboat Observer
Claire Hunter, co-owner of the Longboat Observer for 17 years, died Sunday, at home in Bradenton. She was 84.