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Monday, December 13, 2010 - North Broward Medical Center’s Menorah Lighting Ceremony Begins the Holiday Season

Broward Health North Broward Medical Center recently held its annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony to celebrate Hanukkah. Young Israel of Deerfield Beach synagogue member Sol Rosen, who played an integral part in the establishment of the hospital’s Sabbath Room, introduced the rabbi and thanked North Broward Medical Center profusely for its respect and dedication to the Jewish faith. Nearly 200 guests enjoyed musical entertainment and kosher refreshments after the ceremony.

“This ceremony marks the beginning of the holiday season for us at North Broward Medical Center,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of NBMC. “The event has grown tremendously since our first ceremony, and we are honored to celebrate the occasion with members of our wonderful community in and out of the hospital.”

In 1994, North Broward Medical Center established a Sabbath Room on the third floor to accommodate visiting family members and provide a quiet, personal place for observant Jewish families to celebrate the Sabbath. Kosher meals are on hand and a rabbi, holiday prayer services and prayer books are available upon request.

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