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Miami Jewish Film Festival

Celebrate the best of international cinema at the 21st annual Miami Jewish Film Festival, film premieres, special reception, great live music, and acclaimed guests.

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JCAT Community Auditions for The Last Night of Ballyhoo

by Alfred Uhry Directed by Michael Andron
By the author of Driving Miss Daisy, this Tony Award winning play once again explores the lives of Jews in the American south. It is December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's uppercrust Freitag family is much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, Atlanta’s Jewish cotillion and the social event of the season. The ensuing comedy proves both hilarious and thought provoking as it touches on themes of assimilation, anti-semitism and change.

Show Dates: March 14-25

Auditions will be held on: Tuesday, 12/26 7-9, Wednesday 12/27 7-9, Wednesday 1/3 7-9

Complete audition information at www.jcctheatre.com

JCAT-The J’s Cultural Arts Theatre
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue
North Miami Beach FL 33180
For More information 305-932-4200 ext. 130
Facebook: JCAT-Miami
Twitter: @JCAT-Miami

JCAT is the performing theatre of the Michael-Ann Russell JCC, a year-round program for youth, teens, and adults, where participants are part of a magical world of theatre, with a full season of productions, theatre camps, and a wide range of classes and workshops in acting, improvisation, and technical theatre. JCAT is committed to challenge, enlighten, educate, and entertain its audiences through its multi-tier program.

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus- Montecarlo Night

Join our unique Montecarlo Night

Montecarlo

JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights Dec 17-24 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and at www.jbstv.org

For an up-to-date schedule, go to www.jbstv.org

Why Did the Holocaust Happen?

Peter Hayes, Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Northwestern University and author of Why? Explaining the Holocaust, discusses crucial questions in Holocaust Studies. From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, at the JCC of Harrison, NY. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm & 4am; Thursday - 10pm; Saturday - 7pm & 2am

Christian & Jewish Reforms

For the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Prof. Peter Pettit (Muhlenberg College) and Malka Simkovich (The Making of Jewish Universalism) discuss the Jewish and Christian Reform movements. From AJC Westchester/Fairfield and Iona College. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 1am

L'Chayim: Year In Review, Pt 1

JBS's Retrospective of 2017 with Steven Bayme (AJC) Eric Yoffie (Pres Emeritus URJ) Elie Abadie (Sha'arei Mizrach) and Thane Rosenbaum (Novelist, NYU Law) who discuss the failed Kotel compromise and the Tzipi Hotovely controversy. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm; Next Sunday - Noon

92Y: Jews & Punchlines

Female comics Jackie Hoffman and Judy Gold explore Jews and the American Punchline in search of a Jewish gene for comedy. From money to mothers to food--nothing is off limits! Recorded before a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Tonight (Sun) - 7pm & 4am; Monday Night - 10pm; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday Night - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm & 5am

Film: "Circumcise Me"

The comedy of Yisrael Campbell-born Chris Campbell, the son of an ex-nun and a Catholic schoolteacher who converted to Judaism three times (Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox)--is featured against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Tonight (Sun) - 9pm & Midnight; Friday Night - 9pm & 4am

Jewish Comedy of Elon Gold

Jewish standup comedian Elon Gold tells stories about his life, from hosting a Chabad Telethon, to impressions of his own rabbi's ill-fated attempts at standup comedy. From the 2017 AIPAC National Policy Conference. Tonight (Sun) - 10pm & 1am; Friday Night - 10pm & 5am; Saturday Night- 10:30pm & 2:30am

Talmud: Jewish Heroism

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer for the Gateways Organization and the author of Gateways To Judaism uses biblical texts and rabbinic commentary to explore the notion of "heroism" in the Jewish Tradition. On the JBS Series "Dimensions of the Daf." Thursday Night - 7pm & 2am; Saturday Night- 10:30pm & 2:30am

On L’Chayim This Week…..

Gil Hovan - Israeli “Foodie” Sun Noon & 6pm, Mon 3pm

Amit Deri -Reservist on Duty Mon 9 pm and 12 am; Tue 3 pm

Rob Mathes - Composer, Arranger, Conductor Tue 9 pm and 12 am; Wed 3 pm

Dovid Eliezrie - Chabad Rabbi Leader Thu 9 pm and 12 am; Fri 3 pm

Henry Winkler - Actor ‘The Fonz’ Sat 6 pm

Israel and International Law at Temple Emanu-El

Edwin Black

Award winning NYT bestselling author IBM and the Holocaust, The Farhud, & Financing the Flames

Winner: International Human Rights Award, Moral Compass Award, Justice for All Award, Moral Courage Award, and Drum Major for Justice Award.

Israel and International Law

The Historical Underpinnings

Occupation, Jerusalem, Co-Existence - the author answers your questions

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30th, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El 1701 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-538-2503

Americans For a Safe Israel, Israeli-American Council, StandWithUs, ZOA-FL

Fuente Latina's Upcoming Fiesta!!

Fuente Latina, the ONLY organization to combat anti-Israel bias in the Spanish language media worldwide, will be celebrating it's fifth anniversary on January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM at Jetscape-- a private airplane hangar located at 240 S.W. 34th Street in Fort Lauderdale, next to the Fort Lauderdale Airport. It promises to be a fun night with dinner and dancing in Israeli/Latino fusion style and media coverage by many important Spanish language outlets. In an effort to make this event accessible to all, the tickets are only $54 pp or $36 pp (Under 35). If you want to have the unique experience of sitting with one of the journalists that Fuente Latina has brought to Israel, the VIP tables are $180 pp. Either way, it promises to be an event filled with music, fun and the opportunity to learn first-hand, what is going on in Spanish language media across the globe.

Sponsorships are available starting at $1000 and can be divided into multiple payments.

Tickets may be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fuente-latina-5-year-fiesta-tickets-39878707287?aff=eac2

For more information, please contact: Cindy Novak 954-465-5446 or cindy@fuentelatina.org

PJ library Hanukkah at the Miami Children's Museum

Join us as we bring a PJ Library Hanukkah to the Miami Children's Museum - this Sunday, December 17 at 2:00 pm!

PJ Library in Morningside Park

Three Community Connectors were recently welcomed to the PJ Library Miami team. Lisa Jerles, Michelle Mandelbaum and Jena Saul will help local families with young children build social connections and engage in Jewish life, programming and learning by focusing on specific neighborhoods.
To learn more about them,click here. Jerles will lead the Morningside/Biscayne Corridor area; Mandelbaum is organizing Aventura; and Saul will be working with families in South Dade/Palmetto Bay.

On Saturday, December 16 at 10:30 a.m., Jerles will be hosting a group at Morningside Park for storytime, arts & crafts and latkes. click here for more information

34th Annual Judicial Reception of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Attorneys’ Division

The 34th Annual Judicial Reception of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Attorneys’ Division will recognize the Honorable Stanford Blake with the Community Service Award and Burton Young, Esq. with the Honorable Theodore “Ted” Klein Lifetime Achievement Award. Co-chaired by Stuart Z. Grossman and Diane Wagner Katzen, the event will take place on Monday, January 22, at 5:30 p.m. at a new location this year: the Hilton Miami Downtown.

For details and to RSVP, click here or contact Katherine Steinvortz at ksteinvortz@gmjf.org or 786.866.8426.

Chanukah at Temple Beth Tov Ahavat Shalom

The TBTAS Chanukah Party will be delightful! 1) There is no admission charge. But donations are truly appreciated, and names of donors will be listed in the Chanukah Program. (Donation deadline: Thurs. Dec. 14th) Gold Level: Donation of $100; Silver level: Donation of $50 Bronze level: Donation of $25 2) Chanukah candle-lighting will be done in family groupings. So be sure to bring your family menorah, candles & matches. 3) The Temple Choir will lead us in Chanukah singing. 4) There will be a special presentation of the Chanukah story. 5) Children will be able to compose Chanukah cards for hospital patients. 6) Chanukah baskets, filled with goodies, will be auctioned off. 7) Kiddy bags of goodies will be distributed (including dreidels). 8) There will be a raffle with prizes. 9) Refreshments will be served: Latkes, applesauce, sour cream, sufganiot (donuts), Chanukah cookies, nibble food, hot & cold beverages. Temple Beth Tov Ahavat Shalom is the cozy, conservative synagogue at 6438 SW 8th St. West Miami 33144. Phone for further information: 305-205-3846. “Chag Samay-ach”