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JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights May 27-June 2 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and at

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JBS Film Premiere: Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray

The story of the 10,000 Jewish soldiers who fought in America's deadliest war, the Civil War -- brother against brother, Jew against Jew, in numbers proportionally higher than other American group, 7,000 for the Union and 3,000 for the Confederacy.

The film shows how some prominent Jews, including Jewish slave-owners, cited the Torah to justify slavery, while others were leaders in the abolitionist movement or established their synagogues as stops on the Underground Railroad.

The film also shows the history of Ulysses S. Grant's infamous "General Order No. 11" expelling Jews from Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi; the rise of Sephardic Jew Judah P. Benjamin to Secretary of State of the Confederacy; the imprisonment of Confederate spy Eugenia Levy Phillips; and the unlikely story of Abraham Lincoln's Jewish doctor who moved through the South as a Union spy.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Milius (Apocalypse Now) narrates the film and Sam Waterston is the voice of Abraham Lincoln

Tonight (Sunday) - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 9pm & 4am

In a series of Memorial Day special programs, JBS pays tribute to all those who served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces and especially honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice

JBS features WWII Veteran Dan Roberts who describes his personal story, including his serving in the European theater, capturing a Nazi officer, being wounded (for which he received the Purple Heart); and his love for Israel and the Jewish People

Today (Sunday): 1-3pm; Monday (Memorial Day): 9-11am, 4:30-6pm, 7-9pm, Midnight-2pm

L'Chayim: Jewish Marine In Iraq

Zach Iscol, a decorated Marine who served two terms in Iraq, explains why he joined the Marines, how he experienced the war and the bonds he forged with his Iraqi translator, and he now feels about military conflict. Today (Sunday) - Noon & 6pm

How Memory Works

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, Founding Director of Sinai and Synapses (a CLAL initiative seeking to bridge the religious and scientific worlds), discusses the science of memory and the vital role the power of collective memory plays in both Jewish culture and Jewish history. From Limmud NY 2018 in Princeton, NJ. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 11am

Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame - Class of 2017

Howard Teich's Brooklyn Jewish Historical Initiative conducts its 3rd annual induction ceremonies into the Brooklyn Jewish Hall of Fame honoring Judith Clurman, David Dubrow, Merle Feld, Ira Glasser, Malcolm Hoenlein, Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Eli Miller, Judge Judy Sheindlin, Norman Siegel, and Assembly Member Helene Weinstein. At the Brooklyn Jewish Historical Society Wednesday - 7:30pm & 1am; Friday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:30pm & 1:30am

L'Chayim: Why I Became A Jewish Historian

Three of American Jewry's leading historians explain how they arrived at their chosen field which they write about in a book of 16 essays: "Conversations With Colleagues - on becoming an American Jewish Historian." Jeffrey Gurock (Yeshiva University and the book's editor), Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University) and Shuly Rubin Schwartz (Jewish Theological Seminary Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Watch Greater Miami Jewish Federation Sing with Koolulam

The Israel at 70 Miami Mission was full of wonder and ruach, but the last day provided a sense of community that will always be remembered. On Sunday, April 22, participants gathered in the Jerusalem Theatre for a historic — and surprise — event with Koolulam, the Israeli social action singing sensation. In a little less than two hours, our group of more than 800 was divided into three parts, taught the lyrics and harmony to Matisyahu’s “One Day,” and then performed together, creating the first-ever international version of Koolulam’s singing initiative. And it was all caught on video!

South Dade Gives Back

Help collect shoes, backpacks and supplies for high school students living at the Miami Rescue Mission. Then, come together to help stuff the backpacks with school supplies.

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JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights May 20-26 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and at

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Paradigm Shift: Campus Assault

Tammi Rossman-Benjamin (University of California & Director, AMCHA Initiative) discusses campus antisemitism involving physical assaults and disrespect of Pro-Israel students and speakers. With Charles Jacobs. Monday - 7:30pm & 2am; Wednesday - 1:30pm

Jonathan Sarna: Colonial Jewry

Jonathan Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, describes the early development of Jewish communities in America in a lecture entitled "An Old Faith in the New World." >From LimmudNY 2018 in Princeton, NJ. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 1am

Jews & Pop Culture

Historian Prof. David Kaufman (HUC-JIR in NYC) discusses the contributions Jews have made to music and comedy of American pop culture - and how these contributions helped Jews settle and thrive in New York City. From Limmud NY 2018 in Princeton, NJ. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm & 2am

L'Chayim: Palestinian Textbooks

Marcus Sheff, CEO of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education in Israel, discusses the way Jews and Israel are depicted in Palestinian Authority textbooks. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

In The News: Donniel Hartman on Gaza

Donniel Hartman, President of the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, explains why as someone on the center left, he was moved to write about the IDF response to recent riots at the Gaza border Tonight (Sunday) - 11:30pm & 3:30am; Monday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

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ATJC Tikkun Leyl Shavuot

Join us for an evening of Torah Study with Rabbi Lauren Berkun, Rabbi Jonathan Berkun, and Rabbi Guido Cohen. Dairy dessert reception. Complimentary and open to all. | (305) 937-1880

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JPro Miami Year-End Lunch

One Baker's Journey: Rising High - The Pursuit of Excellence with Zak Stern of Zak the Baker.

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22nd Annual Festival Yachad - Israel 70

In light of Israel's 70th anniversary year, the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center’s Bamachol (dance) Program’s 22nd Annual Festival Yachad performance is a going to be a true celebration of independence. Under the direction of Roger Weiger, at 7pm, on Sunday, May 27, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the MAR-JCC Bamachol group, as well as LEAKAH AVIV from Brazil, RIVER DANCE from Mexico, ZAZZ from Panama and two groups from Canada – ISRAEL DANCE ASSOCIATION from Edmonton and ROBYN BRAHA from Winnipeg. Tickets are available at

Israel IsReal

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It is a musical journey of Jewish songs of all times, to celebrate Israel's 70th anniversary, performed by the voice of iconic Venezuelan pop singer Karina (@Karinalavoz)

The event will take place on May 31, at 8:00pm, at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater, in North Miami Beach.

You will not want to miss it. The tickets are selling fast. Buy them now at

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JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights May 13-19 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and at

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LIVE Coverage of the U.S. moving its Embassy to Jerusalem: 9 am Monday

On Monday, May 14th - the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel on the English calendar - President Donald Trump fulfills an American promise to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel's capital city, Jerusalem. Be part of this historic moment in modern Jewish history as JBS will provide LIVE coverage in the morning, with an encore telecast. Monday - 9am Live & 7pm Encore

Israel At 70 - Shahar Azani

Shahar Azani (Exec. Dir., StandWithUs) tells stories of Jewish pilots, discusses the history of Zionism, and explains how to best advocate for the State of Israel. A program of Westchester Jewish Council at the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 1:30am

L'Chayim: Mordechai Kedar

Israel's foremost authority on Arabic Literature and culture, Mordechai Kedar (Bar-Ilan University), addresses current issues causing turmoil in the Middle East and discusses the way the affect the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

A Hero of the War of Independence: Joe Aboudi z"l

Using personal photos, Joe Aboudi (z"l) recalls events leading up to Israel's War of Independence and how as an18-year old member of the Palmach in 1948 he helped stop the Egyptian advance in the Negev. Monday - 3pm

L'Chayim: Yossi Ron, Child of Kfar Etzion

Yossi Ron tells the story of his becoming an orphan as a result of the Arab massacre of his childhood home Kfar Etzion (as well as the entire Etzion Block of Israel communities) on May 13, 1948, the day before Israel became a state. Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

L'Chayim Classic: Abba Eban z"l

One of the greatest of Israel's early diplomats, Abba Eban z"l, best known for magnificent oratory as Israeli U.N. Ambassador during the Six-Day War of 1967, recalls the events leading up to the establishment of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948. Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm & 3:30am; Tuesday - 8:30am, 12:30pm

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L'Chayim Classic: David Hartman z"l

Jewish philosopher Rabbi David Hartman z"l, founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, explains the process by which Jews read and interpret the Torah - and how Jews reject fundamentalism and literalism. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm; Saturday - 6pm

In The News: Bret Stephens on Iran Deal

New York Times columnist Bret Stephens explains why he supports Donald Trump's pulling out of Iran Deal and comments on Mahmoud Abbas's antisemitic statements in which the PA President said the Jews brought the Holocaust upon themselves. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm, 11:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am, 12:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel