It's Happening In Miami
Posted by GMJF Admin on 08/09/2011 @ 04:58 PM
At Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, Healthy Eating / Green Mission Specialist, Jessica Grossman, is available to offer hands-on support through store tours and food demonstrations, helping shoppers learn more about how simple and delicious healthy eating can be! Join Jessica at the Alper JCC as she discusses this important new program, shows how to prepare some amazing “Health Starts Here” recipes, and explains how to make small, every day changes to improve your overall health!
Thursday, August 25 from 7-8pm at Alper JCC, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Miami.
No cost – To save a space for you and your friends, contact Ilene Primack at 305.271.900 ext. 264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 08/09/2011 @ 04:55 PM
We will be working on baby caps, chemo caps, lab robes and caps for Israeli soldiers. Join us on the third Tuesday of every months from 1-3 p.m. in the library at Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom, 9400 SW 87th Ave., Miami.
Please RSVP to Eleanor at 305.274.4051 or email email@example.com.
Bring a nosh; cookies or other sweets must have a "U" or "K" on them. Fruit and veggies are fine.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Posted by GMJF Admin on 08/09/2011 @ 04:41 PM
Come on over after this long, hot summer break and say hello to your friends and get to meet new friends! Members, potential members and friends of our community are all invited!
4 p.m. Sunday, August 21 at Bet Shira Congregation, 7500 SW 120th St., Miami.
To RSVP, visit www.betshira.org/2011/07/22/welcome-back-bbq or call 305.238.2601.
The Tikkun Olam committee will be collecting “gently used” children’s clothing. They will make sure that these clothes will be delivered to children who need “new” clothing. Adult clothing will also be accepted. The committee has also arranged for a Blood Mobile to be set up in our parking lot. So now you can give a pint and then come into the BBQ and replenish yourself with a tasty meal, knowing that you are contributing to save someone’s life.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 08/09/2011 @ 04:22 PM
Each year, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation provides hundreds of opportunities for members of Miami’s Jewish community to come together and help make a difference. For the second year in a row, the JVC is partnering with the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to continue the remarkable Young Lion of Judah program a youth-oriented, Jewish philanthropy initiative, pairing more than two dozen B’nai Mitzvah students with Holocaust survivors.
This unique program runs from November 13, 2011 through February 5, 2012. Twenty-five students and 25 Holocaust survivors will meet monthly on Sundays for different meaningful experiences surrounding Holocaust education. In addition to the meetings, each student will volunteer on his or her own schedule, visiting with the survivor and building a new relationship and friendship.
Each youngster will also be asked to recognize his or her partner during their Bar or Bat Mitzvah service and make a gift of $180 to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign. Youngsters will receive a certificate of completion and, as a special memento, a beautiful Young Lion of Judah gift – a silver bracelet for girls and silver talit clips for boys.
“This is truly a wonderful way for these young adults to not only learn firsthand about the Holocaust but to honor these survivors, whom we all consider to be heroes,” said Holocaust Memorial Executive Director Sharon Horowitz.
For an application or for more information, contact JVC Director Lori Drutz at 786.866.8414 or Volunteer@JewishMiami.org.
Posted by joncohen on 08/09/2011 @ 11:06 AM
Join the singles of Temple Emanu-El in South Beach on Monday, August 15th from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. as we celebrate Tu B'Av (the fifteenth of Av) which is the "Valentine's Day" of Judaism and the time when the women traditionally invited the men. Yes, that's where the American tradition of Sadie Hawkins originated from....
We'll have drinks, food, and lots of socializing as the ladies host the men for this holiday celebration. Cost is $12 per person. Please call the Temple office at (305) 538-2503, ext. 229 for more information and to RSVP.
See you there!
Posted by Katherine Gillett on 08/09/2011 @ 09:29 AM
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Jewish Community Services’ Aventura location recently to mark the rededication of the offices following the completion of remodeling work that included new carpet, updated furniture, fresh paint and the construction of a conference room. JCS’ Behavioral Health Division has maintained an office at 18999 Biscayne Boulevard for 20 years, which is why the event also celebrated two decades of serving the Aventura community.
Among the VIPs attending the ceremony were Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb, Aventura Commissioner Zev Auerbach and Elaine Adler, President of the Aventura Marketing Council. The program included the placing of two mezuzahs by Rabbi Fred Klein, Director of the Chaplaincy Program at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, and Rabbi Edwin Farber of the Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus.
Posted by ffraynd on 08/08/2011 @ 10:49 PM
Please join us and learn about WIZO on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Peninsula II building, 3201 NE 183rd St. Aventura, FL 33160. Our guest speaker is Tova Ben Dov, the Chairperson & Treasurer of World Wizo. We will be learning and discussing such themes as Fundraising guidelines and strategies. How to reach out and motivate existing and new members. We will learn about the treasury, structure,and operative guidelines. Israel's current events, the WIZO USA projects in Israel, their needs their problems and attempt strategies to solve them. To register and for more information, please contact WIZO at 1150 Kane Concourse 5th Floor, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone (305) 861-8860, Fax (305) 861-7240,http://www.wizofl.org The cost is $36.00/ person (includes breakfast and lunch/ Jewish dietary laws observed)
Posted by Alan Silverberg on 08/08/2011 @ 05:20 PM
•Maccabi Tzair Youth Programs (K-9) will kick off on Saturday, September 17, 3-6pm. Join us for an afternoon of friends and fun. The regular program will offer age appropriate activities with weekly themes. Includes field trips and Machanes. Registration is required.
•NEW! - “Teen Club” Maccabi Tzair Saturday program for grades 7 & 8 includes group building and development, mitzvah projects, field trips, machanot, and of course…Jewish Identity.
•NEW! - Jewish Lens is a gateway to the exploration and discovery of Jewish identity, values, and peoplehood through the use of photography. The program enables 9th grade participants to establish their own link to Jewish identity.
•School of Madrichim Open House Wednesday, September 14, 6pm
HEBRAICA”S BAMACHOL DEPARTMENT Due to it increased popularity over the years, Hebraica’s Bamachol Dance and Arts department fills quickly. Don’t be left out! Register EARLY and save!
NEW! - Zumba® is a fusion of Latin and International music. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. NEW! - Zumbatonics are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love.
ANNUAL HEBRAICA MACCABI GAMES
•Registration begins Wednesday, September 6 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EARLY REGISTRATION PRICES!
•Registration forms will be on line at marjcc.org or at the MAR-JCC.
•Games take place Saturday, November 19 through Sunday, November 27 at the MAR-JCC
•We need volunteers for the Games! Contact Diani at x 119 or at email@example.com
•Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Please call 305-932-4200 x119.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 08/08/2011 @ 10:08 AM
The ceremonial "first ball" will be thrown @ 8:30 pm by Superbowl Champion Allan Veingrad: who will motivate us with a discussion called "Overdrive At Over Time – Consistently Doing More Than What’s Expected."
Thursday, September 1 at 7:30 pm at Chabad Loft, 18445 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach.
Featuring an elegant BBQ fare and great beer! Cost is $36.
Click here to RSVP.
Posted by Sara Schermer on 08/08/2011 @ 09:53 AM
Please join us for A Very Berry Bake Sale on Sunday, August 28th from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. All funds raised will be donated to Joshua and Robin Berry Children's Trust. Josh and Robin Berry of Houston Texas perished in a horrible car accident over July 4th weekend as they were returning from a family vacation in Colorado. Their children Peter, (9) and Aaron (8), sustained spinal cord injuries and are paralyzed below the waist. They are currently receiving treatment at Shriners in Chicago. Their daughter, Willa, (6) suffered a broken arm and wrist and is staying with family friends in Houston while her aunt and uncle, who are now their legal guardians are in Chicago with her brothers. This family has an urgent need for financial and emotional support as they begin to tackle the challenges that lay ahead. Let's join together and help make a difference in the lives of these Jewish children. Baked goods will be dairy and nut free.