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Beth Torah International Night 2014

Beth Torah will hold an International Night dinner, dancing and entertainment evening on November 1, 2014. The evening will feature foods from around the world and an open bar. For further information, contact Sherry Krug 305-932-2829.

Second Avenue Jewish Chorale to Perform at Temple Israel on June 20

On Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m., South Florida’s Second Avenue Jewish Chorale will perform new and treasured liturgical pieces at Temple Israel of Greater Miami for the Shabbat evening service. The Second Avenue Jewish Chorale, now in its third season of delighting South Florida audiences, will perform music of various styles, from the Renaissance period to the twenty-first century. The Chorale’s Founding Artistic Director, Coreen Duffy, will conduct the ensemble in honor of the congregation’s Annual Meeting and Installation Shabbat, with Temple Israel’s Music Director, Dr. Alan Mason, at the piano, and Rabbi Cantor Mark H. Kula of Bet Shira Congregation as soloist. The musical and spiritual service is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast and streamed live on WZAB radio 880-AM and on Temple Israel’s website, The Chorale sings at Temple Israel as it prepares for its debut performance at the prestigious North American Jewish Choral Festival in New York’s Hudson River Valley in the Catskills on July 22, 2014. The Festival, sponsored by the Zamir Choral Foundation, selected the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale as a featured performing ensemble for the twenty-fifth anniversary of its annual summer conference. The Chorale’s Temple Israel performance on June 20 will feature its Festival repertoire. The Second Avenue Jewish Chorale, now in its third season, is an auditioned, community concert choir affiliated with the Jewish cultural organization Next@19th. The Chorale draws both Jewish and non-Jewish singers and performs at venues throughout South Florida, performing choral repertoire reflecting the breadth of the Jewish experience, from the European Renaissance to American and Israeli popular genres. Building on a rich Jewish choral tradition of beloved and unfamiliar literature, the Second Avenue Jewish Chorale affirms the imperative to rejuvenate and preserve classic repertoire while celebrating and promoting new Jewish choral music now and for the next generation.

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CAJE Adult Jewish Learning/Melton Opens Summer Mini-Courses in July

WHAT: CAJE Miami Department of Adult Jewish Learning/Melton announces online registration for Summer

WHEN: Classes begin the week of July 1st & 8th, 2014

WHERE: Classes are hosted in area synagogues throughout Miami-Dade


Discover for yourself a unique and interactive approach to adult Jewish learning. Join others from across the community, once a week for 4 sessions. Share the excitement of being guided through original texts both ancient and modern. No exams, no homework, no Hebrew necessary. From Jewish studies novice to the experienced, these multi-layered courses are created to educate and stimulate debate. Our pluralistic classes, taught by dynamic rabbis and master educators, are designed for busy adults at all levels of knowledge and background. Morning, afternoon and evening classes available.

An exciting variety of courses being offered include:


Introduction to Jewish Mysticism & Kabbalah - Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar

Oy Vey: A Yiddish Course! - Ms. Henie Hajdenberg

Relatos de la Biblia no para ninos (course taught in Spanish/limited space) - Ms. Henie Hajdenberg

Beyond the Obvious: Uncovering the Layers in Rabbinical Storytelling - Rabbi Shlomo Sprung

Mining the Rabbinic Mind: The World of Rabbinic Story Telling - Rabbi Fred Klein

The Books of the People for the People of the Book - Dr. Leon Weissberg

Self-Actualization Through the High Holidays - Hana Barouk, Ph.D


Magic and Mayhem: Entering Jewish Mysticism Through the Stories of Rabbi Nachman of Bratslov - Rabbi Cheryl Weiner

The Book of Numbers: Diving into the Weekly Parsha with Classical Commentaries - Rabbi Elias Hochner


Jews in Modern Iran - Dr. Marsha B. Cohen

The Secret of Jewish Survival - Rabbi David Auerbach

To view the full Summer Catalog of courses and to register online, Click or call 305-576-4030 x128 or x117.

Pop Up Shabbat with Masa Israel

The Masa Alumni Board has teamed up with Miami Jews to host fully catered amazing Shabbat dinner in Downtown Brickell.

For event details please visit the facebook page at!/events/654988934579102/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming.

Masa Alumni are invited to attend this event free of charge. If you are an alumni of Masa Israel Journey and would like to attend please contact Tara Stiel at

Shalom TV Channel June 15-21 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, online at, and TuneIn Radio

For the entire schedule of programs and times on the Shalom TV Channel this week, use the Guide button on your TV remote or go to the Shalom TV Channel Schedule on our website.

Featured Programs

Talk Back Live with Mark S. Golub Speak with Shalom TV president Mark S. Golub about Shalom TV or anything on your mind. Tuesday Evening, 7pm
Join the conversation by calling the Shalom TV Studios at: (201) 242-1142

Matisyahu in Concert American Jewry's leading rock-star, Matisyahu, discusses his own Jewish journey and then is seen on stage in concert.

Monday 9pm & Midnight Tuesday 2pm

Folksbiene Celebrates Sheldon Harnick The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene celebrates the 90th Birthday of "Fiddler On The Roof" lyricist, Sheldon Harnick. From Alliance Bernstein in NYC

Monday 8pm & 1am Wednesday 2pm
Saturday 8pm

L'Chayim: Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow Janusz Makuch shares his personal story of a Polish non-Jew who has a "Jewish heart" and became the Founder and Director of the annual Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland.

Sunday Noon & 6pm Monday 3pm

L'Chayim: Phyllis Chesler One of America's foremost feminists and authors, Phyllis Chesler, talks about her harrowing experience as a young bride held hostage in Afghanistan which she writes about in her new book, "A Bride in Kabul"

Sunday Noon & 6pm Monday 3pm

The Chosen

CHANUKAH IN JULY - First time ever offer from The Chosen Gift, good for 15% Discount on Website Purchases only , use Coupon Code: CHANJULY Expires July 23, 2014

Join our mailing list by sending us your Full Name and Contact info to Shabbat Shalom, The Chosen Gift Family 305-596-3639 ~ 305-596-5223

Free Family Shabbat Dinner at the MBJCC with the Friends of Israel Scouts

Join us at the Miami Beach JCC on Friday, June 20 at 5:00 pm for a free family Shabbat dinner and an exciting performance by The Friends of Israel Scouts (Tzofim Friendship Caravan).

The Friends of Israel Scouts will perform in an interactive show for the entire family. Join our guests all the way from Israel as they perform Israeli songs and dances, and immerse us into Israeli culture.

Dietary laws observed. Glatt Kosher dinner will be served.

Limited Spots available!

Please RSVP to Laura Goodman, Director of Camping and Family Services 305-534-3206 ext. 213 or

What is the caravan? The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is celebrating over 40 years of bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America! Founded in 1973, the first Caravan came to the United States to bring a message of hope and peace for Israel. Since that first Caravan, the program has grown to four different Caravan travelling across North America, from New York to California to Wyoming and Toronto.

Each Caravan is made up of a group of five girls and five boys and their two leaders. They are chosen to be members of the Caravan based on their maturity, fluency in English, and of course their talent in the performing arts. After several rounds of competitive auditions andinterviews, the scouts spend a year training and rehearsing for their exciting summer in North America.

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Volunteers are needed to visit and give a helping hand to homebound seniors

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is assisting Jewish Community Services (JCS) in their need to find volunteers to visit Holocaust Survivors and homebound seniors. This is an opportunity to help seniors who need a friendly visit and a helping hand. JCS’ Two’s Company program is a volunteer service helping Holocaust Survivors and other elderly in Miami-Dade who need a friend. Currently looking for volunteers to pay visits in Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami Beach and Aventura.

As a volunteer, all you need is a warm, caring heart and a few hours to share with an elderly person in our community who may be homebound and isolated or unable to get around independently. Hours are flexible, based on your availability, and can take as little as a few hours once or twice a week.

You may choose from a variety of activities: • Provide Companionship and conversation • Maintain a schedule of reassuring phone contacts • Escort a senior to a religious service or doctor’s appointment • Take a walk • Share mutual interests, crafts and hobbies • Use your imagination and creativity • Go grocery shopping • Help host a social get-together

This is an extremely fulfilling volunteer opportunity if you enjoy the company of very appreciative seniors.

Fingerprinting is required and clearance is good for 5 years. For more information, please contact Barbara Davis, JCS Volunteer Coordinator, at 305.672.8080 or or Laura Guren Rodriguez, Director of the Jewish Volunteer Center at 786-866-8680 or

Thriving is not just Surviving your Life!

If you relate to the phrase "I tried to be normal but it was taken" this is the workshop for you! Comedian and Storyteller Frannie Sheridan of award winning shows 'The Waltonsteins' and 'Confessions Of A Jewish Shiksa' shares practical tips, humor and her fascinating story being raised Catholic by 2 Jewish Holocaust survivors and her journey out of inherited PTSD into truth, humor and her proud Jewish reclamation.

Saturday June 21st, 2:00-3:00PM The Betsy Hotel, southbeach. 1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 TIX/INFO: (305) 531-6100