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Liberators Author Michael Hirsh at Alper JCC

Posted on 03/17/2011 @ 11:07 AM

In the final months of World War II, U.S. soldiers would discover – and liberate – dozens upon dozens of concentration camps from Salzwedel in northern Germany to Mauthausen in Austria. These soldiers came face to face with the astonishing evils of the Third Reich: mountains of bodies, prisoners clinging to life, and, throughout all, the stench of death. While the GIs spent only a short…

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Joanie Leeds Rocks at Alper JCC

Posted on 03/17/2011 @ 10:53 AM

Joanie’s got a new CD and she’s coming home to celebrate! Born and raised in Miami, Joanie Leeds is a gifted singer-guitarist with a soulful, “rock solid” voice, who has made it BIG across the USA as a fun-loving and sophisticated chanteuse of children’s music. Her sounds range from mellow to hand-clappin’ and finger-snappin,’ and the infectious songs in I’m A Rock Star, earned her the…

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Alper JCC Presents Circumcise Me

Posted on 03/17/2011 @ 10:44 AM

His name is Yisrael Campbell, (the artist formerly known as Christopher), and this is his story - a spiritual journey stretching across four decades, two continents, and three circumcisions. The talented comedian tells it all in Circumcise Me, the hilarious off-Broadway show that is coming to the Alper JCC in Kendall, on Thursday, March 31.…

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Reserve your spot on the Miami Mega Mission

Posted on 03/16/2011 @ 03:08 PM

Are you going? Just a few minutes of your time and a $500 per-person deposit ($250 for 22-39 year olds) will reserve your spot on the Miami Mega Mission. Deposits are refundable until September 30, 2011. If you register early enough, you may be able to join us on the charter flights or take advantage of other special pricing. Space is limited, so act quickly and get packing! The Mega…

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An Inspiring Night Out for Women

Posted on 03/16/2011 @ 12:37 PM

Women from throughout Miami-Dade County will gather together for an evening filled with fun and friends when Women’s Philanthropy of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation hosts Women’s Night Out on Tuesday, April 12, featuring internationally renowned clinical psychologist, public speaker and author Dr. Wendy Mogel. The program begins at 6 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami…

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Nature Encounter at Green Cay & Wakodahatchee Parks

Posted on 03/16/2011 @ 12:32 PM

When: Sunday, March 20, 10:30 am. Meet at the Green Cay visitor’s center. A full day of bird watching and other wildlife encounters in two outstanding habitats, Green Cay in the morning and Wakodahatchee in the afternoon. Between the two, we will break for lunch at Flakowitz. (Note: You will pay on your own at the lunch stop). Green Cay features a boardwalk weaving for about 1.5 miles…

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Federation Mourns Massacre of Members of the Fogel Family and Condemns Brutal Terrorist Attack on Israelis

Posted on 03/16/2011 @ 12:25 PM

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) mourn the gruesome murders of Udi (37), Ruth (36), Yoav (10), Elad (4) and three-month-old Hadas Fogel this past Shabbat in their home. This brutal terrorist attack on a sleeping family is shocking and horrific, and aimed at intimidating Israeli Jewish families and derailing the peace process. In the…

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Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Japan/Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami

Posted on 03/16/2011 @ 12:24 PM

As part of the Jewish community’s response to the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 and affected areas along the Pacific Ocean, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is collecting funds to provide immediate humanitarian aid to victims and their families. One hundred percent of all contributions to this fund are being allocated directly to the…

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27th Annual Judicial Reception

Posted on 03/16/2011 @ 12:22 PM

The 27th Annual Judicial Reception, hosted by the Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will pay tribute to Judge Lester Langer, Judge Peter R. Palermo and attorney Cesar L. Alvarez, each of whom has guided the South Florida community in a unique and monumental way. Chaired this year by Jeffrey B. Kaplan, the popular event will take place on Tuesday, March 22 at 6…

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