Local family lawyer involved in Jewish community

By July 28, 2015

Sun Sentinel
Deborah S. Chames is involved in a number of community initiatives.
Chames, a Hollywood resident, was raised in a household in North Miami Beach where it was a priority to help the community.
“My father was the president of two synagogues and also the president of a day school. My mother was principal of a school,” she said. “Helping the community was a priority.”
Chames is a member of the executive board of Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes in North Miami Beach. She is also a chairperson of Yehi Ohr, a division of Jewish Community Services of South Florida that provides services to the Orthodox Jewish Community, including Jewish domestic violence victims. She is a member of Young Israel of Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale, Aish Hatorah Synagogue in Hollywood and a member of Amit Women. She is also on the advisory board of the Women’s Division of Touro College and is president of Chesed Avraham Zev/The Dr. Abe Chames Foundation that provides assistance to Jewish educators and their families.
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