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Raab, Roni

Raab, Roni

Roni Raab, Roni is the long-running host of Florida's Jewish radio show, "Shalom South Florida," heard every Sunday morning on WWNN - True Oldies (37 years!!). He has a Masters Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, and is a columnist for various newspapers across North America. Roni has been living in South Florida for 45 years and is counted among the Sun-Sentinel's 100 most influential South Floridians. He is also a graduate of FAU.

Rabil, Robert G.

Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He earned doctoral degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary doctoral degree in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and in 2022 he won the FAU Scholar of the Year award. He is a professor of political science at Florida Atlantic University.

Reich, Laura M.

Laura M. Reich, Esq. is an attorney and arbitrator focused on art and communications law. She is a partner at the law firm of Harper Meyer, based in Miami, Florida. She is an adjunct professor at Florida International University School of Law and instructs paralegals at Florida Atlantic University. Ms. Reich is the current Editor-in-Chief of The Florida Bar’s International Law Quarterly. A frequent author and lecturer, she recently published "Reversing the Silk Road: The Rapid Rise of the Art Market in Asia and its Implications, International Law Quarterly"; "Prepare to Win: First Steps in International Arbitration, The Woman Advocate, and The Art of Arbitration, International Law Quarterly." Reich is also an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and the Court of Arbitration for Art. Her educational background includes the University of Florida College of Law (JD) and University of Florida (BA).

Roberts, Karen

Karen Roberts, Ph.D., is an art historian and artist who teaches at FAU, Nova University, and is professor emerita at Broward College. As a professor of the year and recipient of two endowed teaching chair awards, she has been lecturing in the Tri-County area museums and art organizations. Her research reviews art as a reflection of cultural values. She has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, Japan, and China to pursue first-hand experience.
Edith Rogovin Frankel

Rogovin Frankel, Edith

Edith Rogovin Frankel, Ph.D., is a native-born American who lived in Israel and taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for many years. Her bachelor’s degree is from Cornell University, and her master’s and doctoral degrees are from Columbia University. For years Frankel specialized in the Soviet Union and then gradually moved into Jewish history, particularly that of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, as well as the Habsburg Empire. She taught these subjects at various institutions, including Dartmouth, Stanford, Hunter College, the University of London and Columbia University. Her most recent book, “Old Lives and New: Soviet Immigrants in Israel and America”, deals with the subject of migration and immigration.
Lenore Nolan Ryan

Ryan, Lenore Nolan

Celebrated chef, Lenore Nolan Ryan, began her career at 19 with a brunch restaurant in Indianapolis. Returning home in 1999 to her native south Florida, Lenore opened her first Florida eatery, Gina Lenore's in an Italian pizzeria in Lauderdale by the Sea and Lenore Nolan Ryan Catering & Cooking School, an inventive and inviting culinary destination in Lauderdale by the Sea in 2000. In 2016, Lenore moved her business to the Galt Ocean Mile. She hosts private corporate team-building events, celebration dinners, networking events, culinary tastings, and off-premises catering services at clients' homes and businesses. More importantly, all events are imbued with Chef Lenore's irrepressible joie de vivre as she expresses her passion for food and her love of entertaining with some of South Florida's finest. Lenore gives back to the community through generous contributions to nonprofits, schools, and organizations helping others. Lenore's co-authorship with Jack Canfield in "The Key to Authenticity" is going to be published in the fall of 2023, soon to be followed by "Love is the Main Ingredien Cookbook, Memoir, and Life Lessons", a book that has taken a lifetime of experiences and memories to create.