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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.
Rowe, Cymonie

Rowe, Cymonie

Hon. Cymonie S. Rowe graduated from the University of Miami double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law. She is a first generation Jamaican American. Prior to serving on the bench, her practice focused on insurance defense and complex commercial litigation. Judge Rowe is a member of the Florida Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges, where she serves as the Fourth District Representative and Co-Chair of the New Judges Committee. She is a Florida Supreme Court Judicial Mentor, and a CoChair of the Florida Bar Constitutional Judiciary Committee. In 2018, the Florida Bar honored Judge Rowe as the Florida Bar Jurist of the Year. In 2019, she received the South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s first Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award. In 2021, she received the Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers Jurist of the Year Award, the Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court Jurist of the Year, and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers Rosemary Barkett Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2022, she received Judicial Diversity Institute Jurist of the Year for the 15th Judicial Circuit. Governor Rick Scott appointed Judge Rowe to the 15th Circuit Court in July of 2016. She is the first Jamaican American to serve on the judiciary in Palm Beach County. She began her judicial career presiding in the Civil Division. In January 2018 until January 2021, she presided over a Civil Division with the majority of the Engle progeny cases. In 2021 and 2022, she presided in the Juvenile Division, handling delinquency and dependency matters. Currently she presides in the Criminal Felony Division. Judge Rowe is keenly involved in judicial education and considers it a privilege to participate in educational presentations with her colleagues. Judge Rowe is also actively committed to her community, volunteering at her church as well as several schools and universities with a focus on civics education