PROTEST? German Americans Outraged By Temple Beth El Boca Raton

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Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 12.44.09 PMBOCA RATON, FL ( — first reported on the controversy created by Boca Raton’s Temple Beth El through its email blast promoting a service titled “So you bought a German car…the road to forgiveness.” We told you that area car dealerships may reconsider their sponsorship of Jewish Federation charities and Temple Beth El events.
Now comes word that a protest may be in the early planning stages for the Temple Beth El event, scheduled for 7:30pm next Saturday at Beth El’s main campus — 333 SW 4th Avenue.
Potential protestors say they are upset that Temple Beth El is “tone deaf” to the community.
“How can a synagogue seriously promote an anti-German event?” asked one Boca resident considering the protest. “Who at Beth El thinks this it’s okay to suggest owners of German cars need to be forgiven?”
You can read the full program description here. We’ll update with protest information when and if a decision is made to stage an event.

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