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Alper JCC - End of Summer Mini-Camp

Grades K-6

Monday - Wednesday, August 15 - 17, 9am – 4pm

Spend the end of summer at the JCC participating in activities such as cooking, science, arts and crafts, swimming and much more. One field trip (TBA) will be taken to a fun South Florida Attraction. Daily: Summer Camp Family Children $25, Other JCC Members $35, Non Members $45. Early and late care available at an additional charge. Please contact Elyse Molk at x263 or

New Fall Classes at Alper JCC

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Don't miss out on the dozens of opportunities now available at the Alper JCC.

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One on One with fellow Jew, Mark Cuban.

BALLnROLL Exclusive Access The Man Behind The Trophy BALLnROLL goes one on one with Mavs owner, Mark Cuban.

As the final buzzer sounded and the Dallas Mavericks officially won the first NBA championship in their 31-year history, it’s hard to imagine anyone happier than Mark Cuban. After all, it didn’t come easy. But then again for Cuban, it almost never does. In his eleven years as owner of the Mavericks, Cuban has endured public battles with NBA commissioner David Stern over criticizing officials and has provided seemingly endless financial and emotional support to his team, only to see the Mavs fall in the playoffs year after year. So after lifting a self-imposed ban against speaking to the media, and with the Maverick’s players celebrating behind him in the visitors locker room at American Airlines arena, a rightfully vindicated Mark Cuban went off. “It’s worth every bit [of adversity], it’s unbelievable”, he told reporters, “These guys are amazing. You know, because of the way that everybody doubted us and didn’t think we would get it done- it just proves that no matter what people think, it’s about what you think about yourself”.
It had been a long and tenuous road to glory for the 53 year-old billionaire entrepreneur from Pittsburgh. The son of an auto-worker, Cuban—then Chabenisky—left high school early to attend the University of Pittsburgh before ultimately graduating from Indiana University, where he also played rugby. After moving to Dallas in 1982, he soon found himself emerged in the burgeoning world of computer software, where, it turns out, he was a quick study. In 1990, Cuban had sold his own company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million and by 1999 his webcasting enterprise was bought by Yahoo! for $5.9 billion. Since then, Cuban has expanded his empire to include the cable network HDNet, Magnolia Pictures, a Gulfstream V jet, and his favourite ‘toy’ of all—the Dallas Mavericks.
When BALLnROLL’s very own Gad Elmaleh sat down with Cuban, he provided a surprisingly revealing glimpse at the man behind the Mavs. And from fixing the NBA, to dressing for success, to his Judaism and why he skipped his Bar Mitzvah, we learned that when it comes to Mark Cuban, all you have to do is ask.

BALLnROLL: So explain your fashion sense. Mark Cuban: (laughs) BnR: Has it ever affected a business relationship or transaction? MC: No, I wore a suit every day for eight years, so… My business fashion sense is: you dress for your customer. If you’re writing the cheques you get to wear whatever you want, and if you’re selling you have to wear whatever the customer wants. And since I’m in charge here [with the Mavericks] I’m going to dress to be comfortable. BnR: Basically, you can afford anything you want. What kind of guidelines or restrictions do you put upon yourself and your family in order to not become a reckless spender? MC: I was never that way in the first place, so I don’t have to really put down any guidelines. We’re not extravagant or anything like that- I just do things the way I always have. BnR: Do you have any big-boy toys? MC: Well, I’ve got a plane. A plane and a basketball team (laughing). BnR: Was I the only one who noticed the historic event recently of (King’s forward) Omri Casspi being guarded by (Net’s guard) Jordan Farmar? MC: Oh yeah, it probably was historic. BnR: That was unbelievable. I’d never think a Jew would be covering another Jew in the NBA… MC: (laughing) Yeah, Jew on Jew violence. BnR: Now that you’re older and married with kids, what does being Jewish mean to you? MC: It’s personal. You recognize that you’re part of a long, long history. And you want that history to continue, and your family becomes a part of it. BnR: When I was doing research, I found your relationship with your Grandfather fascinating. He, having an orthodox way of thinking and you being brought up liberal, created its fair share of bumping heads. But when it came to business, you’ve mentioned with pride, having amazing conversations with your grandfather. How did that come about?
MC: My granddad would sell clothes—clothes and shoes door to door, basically. He just taught me through guidance and experiences. He’d teach me math—We’d sit down and flip over cards and he’d make me add them up as fast as I could… Just a lot of fun stuff that gives you a head start, and there’s no question that it accelerated my ability to be a businessperson considerably. BnR: Just glancing at our blessings, family, home, food and looking at the world today, it’s easy to see how blessed we are! MC: No kidding. BnR: What’s your favourite way of giving back to the world? MC: You know, I just try to do what I think is the right thing. I almost always give donations anonymously. I don’t want to do a mitzvah (good deed) so people know I did it, I want to do it because it’s the right thing to do. BnR: Okay, this is a segment called “My Opinion, Your Solution”. There are about a million things I love about this game. But there are three things that I don’t: I feel that the game sometimes feels soft. For example, I hate touch fouls and players expecting and wanting them to be called. MC: You know, what? I just want the rules to be called by the book—if we want to allow more contact, just put it in the rulebook. When you don’t put things specifically by the rulebook it creates uncertainty on the part of the players and subjectivity on the part of the officials. And the less subjectivity in the game, the more it becomes a players’ game, and that’s been the golden attitude. BnR: Which brings me to my second point: Continuation and drop-steps. It seems like 90% of the players are taking extra steps- they should either make the call or change the rule. MC: Yeah, just make the call. If you travel, you travel. It’s pretty simple. They’ve redefined it in the rulebook now so you can take three steps, which is what most guys do now anyways. It’s when guys do a jumpstop without stopping, or take four steps—obviously that’s when you’ll see me stand up and scream. You know, where a guy puts his pivot foot down and he gets pressured, and he slides his pivot foot three feet to avoid it... Even when [the refs] miss it on us, it’s annoying. Sometimes it gets called and sometimes it doesn’t, and you never know what will happen and when. It’s just not consistent. BnR: Except for a few players, there doesn’t seem to be as much hunger for competition—a team can lose by 25 points, then after the game they’re all high-fiving and saying “I’ll call you later”. I don’t recall Jordan or anyone like that— MC: (interrupts) You just didn’t see it on TV. You have to remember that back in the ‘90s, ESPN was just starting to really take off. You didn’t have regional sports networks, Direct TV, or the Internet showing every video. You didn’t get to see every game and all the nuances of the game. But it was the same way. Part of it is that when you play this many games [in a season], guys just have to refocus on the next game. BnR: Right away, MC: Yeah, there’s a lot of games that hurt more than others. But you’re right, you have to have that attitude. There’s a lot of people who accept losing better than I do. BnR: Okay, short answers: “If you knew then what you know today”, would you have sold Yahoo! at the time? MC: Absolutely BnR: Would you have done the interview with Will Leitch? MC: Yeah (laughing) BnR: Taught disco dancing? MC: Yeah. BnR: Dancing With the Stars? MC: Yeah. BnR: If you knew then what you know today: Football practice or Bar-Mitzvah? MC: Football practice. BnR: Still? MC: (laughs) Yeah. BnR: Thank you for your time, it’s been an honor. MC: Thanks. It was fun. is a digital magazine that gives you access into the lives of your favourite NBA stars. BALLnROLL is your backstage pass to the NBA.

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Your Opinion Matters: LAMP Meeting for Latin Jews 35-49 on Aug. 16th


Tu Opinion Nos Interesa

Si sos Judío-Latino,entre 35/49 años, te invitamos

A participaren una “Encuesta en Vivo” para

Conocer tusinquietudes y sugerencias para iniciar

nuevas actividades, reuniones y grupos.

Tu participación es importante

No faltes… queremos escucharte.

Martes16 de agosto, a las 7pm en el JCS-LAMP (Aventura)

305-917-2113 o

18999 Biscayne Blvd.. Suite 200, Aventura, FL 33180

(Loehmann’s Plaza)

MAR JCC Aventura Field Hockey

Season beings August 30th!

*Focus on individual player techniques *Includes physical training for competition

Practice Days: Under 9 - 6:15-7:30 pm Under 12 - 6:15-7:30 pm Under 14/16/19 - 7-9 pm

For more information, contact

To register, call 305-932-4200, ext. 145/146

MAR JCC, 18900 NE 25th Ave., North Miami Beach.

Art for Education exhibit

LOCAL CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ESTABLISHED WYNWOOD GALLERY TO HOST CHARITY EVENT Beyond Boundaries Children’s Foundation and Alberto Linero Gallery Advocate Art Exhibition for Children in Honduras

Miami, FL (August 2011) – Beyond Boundaries Children’s Foundation partners with Alberto Linero Gallery to host Art for Education, a philanthropic initiative exhibiting the works of Honduran artists including Francisco Alvarado-Juarez, Sergio Barralaga, Carmen Chahin, Milton Baussant, Andres Pacheco, Armando Vasquez, Evert Murillo, Elmer Ciseron, Jose Ramos and Monica Sevilla. Slated to open on August 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Alberto Linero Gallery (2294 NW 2nd Avenue, Wynwood Arts District), all proceeds of this exhibition will benefit underprivileged children in Honduras. “At Beyond Boundaries, we are about creating change, hope and growth for today’s children. Together, we contribute to a growing community and build sustainable futures for the lives of Honduran children,” said Mario Canahuait, President of Beyond Boundaries Children’s Foundation. Last year, only 44.5 percent of children ages five to six years attended school in Honduras. In a country with one of the most outdated educational systems in Central America and an illiteracy rate of 43.3 percent, Beyond Boundaries and Alberto Linero Gallery are committed to helping Honduran children of today to become leaders of tomorrow.

About Beyond Boundaries Children’s Foundation Beyond Boundaries Children’s Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of education for children in Honduras. Committed to promoting greater self-esteem among children and young adults, the organization instills an “Active Citizens” philosophy to empower children with leadership skills that nurture successful educational programs and yield productive members of society. For more information please call 786.303.2454, email or visit

About Alberto Linero Gallery Located in the heart of Miami's Wynwood district, Alberto Linero Gallery presents a refreshing spin on contemporary and modern art. Showcasing mixed media works, sculpture and painting, the gallery offers a compelling line-up of Latin American and international art. Exhibitions are site-specific and designed with the architectural elements of the 2,000-square-foot space in mind. Freestanding partitions, dedicated niches and project-based installations rotate regularly as part of the program at Alberto Linero Gallery, located at 2294 NW 2nd Avenue in Miami, corner of Northeast Second Avenue and 23rd Street. For more information please call 305.587.0172, email or visit

Coming Up: November Camping Trip at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground

Details to follow on Mosaic's website (

This event sells out every year so RSVP as early as you can.

Journey Concert with Mosaic’s Jewish Young Professionals (Ages 25-45)

ALL ARE WELCOME! Journey Concert with Mosaic’s Jewish Young Professionals (Ages 25-45)

When: Sunday, September 18, tailgate party begins at 6:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m.

What: Join other young adults (singles and couples) for a rockin' night at the Journey concert. We will have a tailgate party and then enjoy the live outdoor concert. Everyone knows and likes Journey! Come and make new friends or hang out with current ones! RSVP is strongly suggested by September 1st. Spread the word and RSVP today!

Where: The Cruzan Amphitheater, 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach. We will meet in the parking lot at 6:30 for a tailgate party before heading to the show (call for exact location on the day of the concert).

Bring: If desired, BYOB and appropriate gear for “lawn seats” (e.g. blanket). We will provide some mixers and snacks at tailgate party.

Driving Directions: From I-95 take Okeechobee Blvd. Exit heading west. Follow signs for Cruzan Amphitheater.

Cost: Lawn seat ticket is $32 per person, plus cost for parking. Bring $5 for tailgate party. Buy your concert ticket through:

Contact: Emily Schachtel at 561-866-9069 or with any questions.

RSVP: Chad Bishop at 517-819-4989 or You must RSVP to join us!

The 2011 Mosaic International Event In West Virginia

The 2011 Mosaic International Event In West Virginia Labor Day Weekend, Sept 1 – 5

Hosted by Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America

Come have a “Wild and Wonderful” weekend with your fellow outdoor enthusiasts, seeing old friends and making new ones, as we explore the beautiful Potomac Highlands region of West Virginia this Labor Day, Sept 1 - 5th!

Plus, extend your vacation with a great “Pre-Trip” event in the Washington D.C. area -- hosted by the Maryland Mosaic club -- and an exciting “Post-Trip” adventure to the New River Gorge for some world-class whitewater rafting and more.

TO REGISTER or for more details about the event, all our great activities, FAQ’s etc., click here:

Please help us “spread the word” by forwarding this email to other Jewish outdoor enthusiasts who may be interested in attending.

Miniature Golf in Delray Beach

Miniature Golf in Delray Beach

When: Sunday, September 4, 10 a.m. Tee time is 10:15 a.m. sharp!!

What: Join Mosaic for a fun couple of hours at South Florida’s premier, high-end, miniature golf course in Delray Beach; “Putt’n Around.” Play a full 18 holes before it gets too hot, then we’ll all go for a bite, brunch, or snack afterwards.

Where: Putt’n Around, 350 NE 5 Ave (Federal Hwy), Delray Beach. 561-450-6162.

Directions: Take I-95 to the Atlantic Ave exit (exit #52A) in Delray Beach, and go east. Turn left (north) on Federal Highway (US 1 / NE 6 Ave), go four blocks, and turn left on 4 St, then turn left on NE 5 Ave, and the course is a half-block up on your right.

Cost: $12 for Mosaic Members, $17 for Non-Members. Also bring money for lunch or snack afterwards.

Contact: No RSVP is necessary. Just show up and have a great time. For more info contact Mark Kantrowitz at 561-929-2023 or In case it looks like rain, please call to make sure we are still playing.