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Congregation B’nai Israel to host Ambassador Dennis Ross

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, Congregation B’nai Isreal will host a panel discussion entitled, “Is Middle East Peace Possible? A Diplomat’s Perspective” with Ambassador Dennis Ross. The discussion will include an all-star panel of scholars.

Ambassador Dennis Ross will be joined by Florida Atlantic University professors Dr. Ralph Nurnberger, Dr. Robert G. Rabil and Dr. Mehmet Gurses.

Congregation B’nai Isreal is located at 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431.

Event Details:

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM

CBI Members: $18
Community Guests: $30
Students & Military with ID: Free
FAU-FSMES Members: Free

Click here to register:


Ambassador Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, DC. Prior to returning to the Institute in 2011, he served two years as special assistant to President Obama and National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

For more than twelve years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations. Ross is the author of several influential books on the peace process, most recently Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, October 2015).

Full biography here:


Primate to Visit Orlando

Florida Armenians invite you to join Armenian Americans at Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church in Orlando, FL on Sunday March 18, 2018 at 10:30 am as His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) will join Rev. Fr. Mampre Kouzouian for the Divine Liturgy.  The Divine Liturgy will start at 10:30 am sharp. Please be prompt on this special Sunday.

Following the Divine Liturgy there will be a Potluck Lenten
Luncheon in the Khachadourian, Tchobanian Hall.   Please contact Lisa Haroutunian at (407) 920-8695 to let her know what you would like to bring.

Lunch Donation will be $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children (age 5-12) and free for children under 5 years old.


Florida Armenians 2018 Municipal Election Endorsements

By Editorial Staff

Tuesday, March 13th, is election day for several cities in Palm Beach County. As Armenian American voters head to the polls in Palm Beach County, Florida Armenians is pleased to provide you with a list of our 2018 Municipal Endorsements.


City of Boca Raton:

Seat C: Jeremy Rodgers
Seat D: Armand Grossman

City of Delray Beach:

Mayor: Jim Chard
Seat 1: Adam Frankel
Seat 3: Mitch Katz

City of Highland Beach:

Vice-Mayor: Alysen Africano-Nila
Commission: Peggy Gossett-Seidman

City of Lake Worth:

Mayor: Pam Triolo
District 1: Scott Maxwell

City of West Palm Beach:

District 1: Kelly Shoaf
District 5: Shanon Materio

Voting Information:

Election Day is Tuesday, March 13th. Polls are open 7:00AM to 7:00PM. Municipal elections in Florida are Non-Partisan, meaning the candidates cannot, by law, disclose or promote their party affiliation or registration.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Click here to check.

Are you a registered voter in Palm Beach County, but don’t know where to go to vote? Click here to find your precinct in Palm Beach County.

Also, you can now register to vote online in the State of Florida! Click here to register to vote, and you will be eligible to vote in the following election.

The next election is the Primary Election on August 28, 2018. The General Election will be held on November 6, 2018.