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Leading Innovators Unite in New York City for the Technion World Tour

The four-day event offered attendees an inside look at The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and its global impact on science, technology and entrepreneurship

More than 350 innovators and influencers, including many from Florida, came together in New York City last week to share ideas and insights as part of the Technion World Tour (TWT). The four-day event celebrated the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology’s leadership in innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide, and was hosted by the American Technion Society. The TWT followed the September dedication of Cornell Tech’s new campus on Roosevelt Island, which serves as the home of the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, an academic partnership between the Technion and Cornell University.

“The Technion is a major source of the brainpower that drives the Israeli economy, and is integral to Israel’s reputation as the world’s ‘Start-Up Nation,’” said Professor Peretz Lavie, President of the Technion. “Technion scientists, students and alumni make immeasurable contributions to the world, including life-saving medicines, robotics, nanotechnology and breakthroughs in computer science. We are thrilled to highlight their global impact with the Technion World Tour.”

“Technological innovation has played a central role in allowing New York City to become a global economic capital, and it must continue to play a central role for New York to remain a global economic capital,” said Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York, as part of a video presentation during the Evening of Innovation event.

During his tenure as mayor, Bloomberg launched a competition among top universities to envision an applied sciences institution that would drive innovation and technology in the city. The partnership between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology was named the winner, claiming the city-owned land and a $100 million dollar prize.

Program highlights from the TWT NYC included:

  • Tour of the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, home of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, which included
  • An Evening of Innovation at the Rainbow Room, which assembled thought leaders, leading researchers and Technion-alumni scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.
  • A visit to the Asia Society, the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
  • A panel celebrating Israel’s business impact on New York City featuring Technion graduates running high-tech businesses.
  • A Day of Learning, featuring discussions and panels with entrepreneurs, inventors, technologists and members of higher learning institutions.

“The Technion World Tour brought together some of the most innovative minds from around the world. Each speaker and presenter recognized the power of education for the greater good, and all possessed an insider’s understanding that innovation is in Israel’s DNA. Advancing technologies is inherent in everything the Technion does in Israel, New York and around the world,” said Zahava Bar-Nir, President of the American Technion Society.

“As President Lavie rightfully said, the Technion is responsible for producing so many of the pioneers that have earned Israel the reputation of the world’s ‘Start-Up Nation,’ said World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder, in his remarks during Thursday’s Evening of Innovation. “But the Technion has now also evolved into one of Israel’s greatest global ambassadors. For so long Israel stood by itself, the lone beacon of democracy in the Middle East, surrounded by its enemies and isolated by so much of the world. However, times are changing and countries like China and India are eager to partner with Israeli innovators, and without the Technion none of this would be possible.”

JWorks Miami - Thursday, May 17th - Interviewing Skills

JWorks Miami invites you to attend a FREE Interviewing Skills Workshop on Thursday, May 17th, 10:30am-12:30 pm

Please RSVP at JWorks Miami - RSVP is required! The workshop will begin promptly at 10:30am, please arrive a few minutes prior and dress to impress, business casual is recommended.

Just landed the interview of your dreams? Awesome. Now, we're here to help you out and make sure you score that great job, too.

Before your next interview, brush up on interviewing basics, learn how to research a company and put together a strategic prep plan, and learn smart ways to handle any question or scenario thrown your way. We'll also show you how to follow up afterward (in a non-annoying way, of course).

Some topics we will cover:
* What to Wear!
* Frequently asked interview questions
* What not to say
* Researching the company
* Good questions to ask the interviewer
* Following up – Thank You notes
* Mock interview - time permitting

These events are also a great way for JWorks Miami staff to get to know you! Please note, we are unable to refer you to available opportunities unless we have met you in person.

All events will be held at:
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, FL 33137
Parking lot entrance is on Federal Highway, parallel to Biscayne Blvd. Map

If you have any questions please visit our website or call us at 305-403-6554.

We look forward to seeing you!

The JWorks Miami Team
JWorks Miami is a partnership of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
www.jworksmiami.org
jobs@jworksmiami.org
305-403-6554, option 1

Kristallnacht: The Spark That Ignited the Holocaust

Join us for a community observance of Kristallnacht Thursday, November , 2017 at 6 p.m.

For more information contact the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach at info@HolocaustMemorialMiamiBeach.org

Free and open to the public.

Meet the Producer of Award Winning Film "Aida's Secrets"

Opening in South Florida this weekend, "Aida's Secrets" is an award winning film that tells the story of two brothers born in a displaced persons camp after WW2, separated as babies, and reunited after 70 years with each other and with their mother Aida. This is NOT a film about the Holocaust but rather a film about the reclaiming life after the war. In the aftermath of the war survivors craved normalcy and embraced a period of love, family, and joy, which resulted in a baby boom never before explored in cinema.

This film that will make you laugh, cry, and remember life is magic!

Alon Schwarz's debut documentary film "Aida's Secrets" will feature a talk back with the film's Producer, Alon Schwarz, at O Cinema today day at 2:30 and 4:30. The film continues through the week.

For schedule and tickets:
Miami Beach: https://www.o-cinema.org/event/aidas-secrets/
Boca: http://fau.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm?view_date=10-29-2017
Del Ray: http://www.moviesofdelray.com/location/3272/Delray-Showtimes
Lake Worth: http://www.moviesofdelray.com/location/3271/Lake-Worth-Showtimes

A prefect 100 critics score on Rotten Tomatoes!

Final 4 Performances of Kindertransport at JCAT

Performances Wednesday & Thursday at 7pm, Saturday at 9pm and Sunday at 2pm

Don't miss this moving drama, exploring the effects of the Holocaust on three generations.

Between 1938 and the outbreak of the war, almost 10,000 children, most of them Jewish, were sent by their parents from Germany to Britain, including 9-year old Eva. When her parents fail to escape, she changes her name and begins the process of denying her roots. It is only when her own daughter discovers some old letters in the attic that Eva is forced to confront the truth. *Mature themes

"The drama has many surprises, even to audiences that are familiar with many stories about The Holocaust. The climax of the play leaves audiences to ponder significant issues that are still relevant today"- Marvin Glassman, freelance theater writer.

"Director Michael Andron has elicited standout performances from his two youngest actors, and the lighting design is dynamic and evocative. Most of all, "Kindertransport" is worth seeing on the strength of its powerful subject matter, illuminating an important and under-explored aspect of World War II history." John Thomason, Boca Magazine

"It was SO SO SO great! If you haven't seen it yet- get your tickets and experience an incredible couple of hours." Vicki Ellis Hatch, audience member

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. 150 Facebook: JCAT-Miami Twitter: @JCAT-Miami

Box Office: call 1-866-811-4111 or go towww.jcctheatre.com

No box office fees for Thursday night's performance when you use the code NOFEE.

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.

9th Annual Everything but the Turkey

Volunteer to bake someone's holiday better!

It is going to be a sweet Thanksgiving for the men, women and children served by the Miami Rescue Mission. This year, we will prepare bread, sweet potato casserole, stuffing and other treats.

Click here for more information and to RSVP

Don't Miss Out! Register for Israel at 70

Join more than 700 Miamians in Israel this coming April! Even if you have been to Israel many times before, you won’t want to miss Federation’s Israel at 70 Mega Mission, April 16-22. Highlights of the trip include a fantastic street festival in Old Jaffa with live music, performers and wine tastings; a concert at the Sultan’s Pool, an archaeological gem dating back thousands of years; and a sumptuous dinner in Jerusalem's Wohl Rose Garden.

Limited spaces on Federation’s Pre-Mission to Poland, April 10-16, 2018, are still available.

Learn about the lives of Eastern European Jews during the Holocaust while survivors from our community share their stories. Local educators and rabbis will accompany participants as they visit significant sites of pre-war Jewish life. Travelers will also experience the International March of the Living with the Miami community and groups from 42 other countries before joining the Israel at 70 Mission.

Click here for more information and to register.

JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights Oct 29-Nov 4 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and at www.jbstv.org

For Complete Schedule, go to www.jbstv.org

L’Chayim: Jewish New York Historians Deborah Dash Moore (U. of Michigan) and Jeffrey Gurock (Yeshiva U.) discuss the history of New York City and of the Jews of N.Y. chronicled in their book “Jews of New York: The Remarkable Story of A City and A People.” Wednesday – 9pm & Midnight (6pm & 9pm PT) Thursday – 3pm (Noon PT)

Avi Weiss - “Open Orthodoxy” (Today-Sun Noon & 6pm, Mon 3pm)
Aryeh Katzin - Story of a Jewish Refusnik (Mon & Tues 9pm & 12am, 3pm)
Daniel Gordis – Israel, A Concise History (Thu 9pm & 12am, Fri 3pm)
Yishai Fleisher - Hebron & Israeli Issues (Sat 6pm)

92Y: Cynthia Ozick Author Cynthia Ozick (The Messiah of Stockholm) discusses her sense of Jewish identity, the art of writing, and her overall philosophy of life. With author Joseph Berger of New York Times, a JBS television exclusive from the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Tonight (Sunday) – 7:30pm & 2:30am (4:30pm & 11:30pm PT) Monday - 10pm & 4am (7pm & 1am PT) Tuesday – 2pm Wednesday - 10:30am (7:30am PT) Saturday - 3pm & 5am (Noon & 2am PT)

“A TOUCH AWAY” - EPISODE 5 The award-winning 8-part Israeli television mini-series that follows a story of forbidden love between Rochele Berman (Gaya Traub), the daughter of a Hareidi family betrothed to a wealthy Yeshiva student, who finds herself strongly attracted to the charismatic and persistent Zorik Mints (Henry David), the son of a secular immigrant family from the former Soviet Union. Tonight (Sunday) – 8pm & 1:30am (5pm & 10:30pm PT) Tuesday – 10:30am, 10pm & 4am (7:30am, 7pm & 1am PT) Thursday – 9am & 4:30pm (6am & 1:30pm PT) Friday - 8pm & 1am (5pm & 10pm PT) Saturday – 2pm (11am PT)

German Jewry & The Alt Right Discussing the lessons to be learned from the history of German Jewry, Roger Cohen addresses the ominous rise of the extreme-right throughout the world. The 60th Leo Baeck Memorial Lecture from the Leo Baeck Institute at the CJH in New York. Jewish History in NYC. Monday – 8pm & 1am (5pm & 10pm PT) Wednesday – 2pm (11am & 1am PT) Thursday – 10pm & 4am (7pm & 1am PT) Saturday – 1pm (10am PT)

Why Moses Mendelssohn Matters Historians Michah Gottlieb (Faith and Freedom) and David Sorkin (Yale U.) discuss the relevance of German Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729-1786) for Jews of today. With Abraham Socher from the Leo Back Institute at the Center For Jewish History in NYC. Tuesday – 8pm & 1am (5pm & 10pm PT) Thursday – 2pm & 5am (11am & 2am PT)

Balfour Declaration & The Jewish Homeland For the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration (Nov 2, 1917), Yehuda Kurtzer (Pres. of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America) discusses the evolution of the idea of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. From the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Thursday – 8pm & 2am (5pm & 11pm PT) Friday – 2pm (11am PT) Saturday - 7pm & 4am (4pm & 1am PT)

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin Actor Tony Lo Bianco hosts a Jewish community commemoration of the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin on the 20th Anniversary of the Prime Minister’s assassination. A program of the Consulate General of Israel from the Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in New York (2014). Saturday – 8pm & 2am (5pm & 11pm PT)

JBS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL – “THE PIN” After being left for dead and waking up in a shallow grave, Jacob runs to the first hiding place he sees, a broken down barn, where he is saved by a young girl. A love story in the shadow of the Holocaust. In Yiddish with English Subtitles. Today (Sunday) – 9pm & Midnight (6pm & 9pm PT) Friday - 9pm & Midnight (6pm & 9pm PT)

FOR PARASHAT VAYEIRA

Talmud: The Akedah Rabbi i Mordechai Becher (Senior Lecturer, Gateways Organization) discusses how the Talmud insight into the Akedah, The Binding of Isaac. On JBS’s original series, "Dimensions of the Daf." Tuesday – 9am & 4:30pm (6am & 1:30pm PT) Thursday – 7pm, & 2am (4pm & 11pm PT)

Jewish 101: The Binding of Isaac The Akedah, "The Binding of Isaac," is for many the most troubling -- and most misunderstood --passage in the Torah. Hear why it was revolutionary and liberating for its time and how it remains a powerful message today. Wednesday – 9am & 4:30pm (6am & 1:30pm PT) Friday – 1pm (10am PT)

In The News: Dershowitz on Iran Deal, Hamas-Fatah, Hate Speech Alan Dershowitz addresses Pres. Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran Nuclear Deal; the Hamas-Fatah Unity Agreement; the investigation of the Obama Administration’s sale of uranium to Russia; and the fallacy of prohibiting Hate Speech, nature of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah; and the western world’s naiveté. Tonight (Sunday) – 11:30pm (8:30pm PT) Monday – 3:30am, 8:30am, 12:30pm (12:30am, 5:30am, 9:30pm PT)

The DEBKA Files Israeli intelligence experts discuss issues confronting the State of Israel. A production of ILTV. Wednesday – 11:30am (8:30am PT) Saturday – 12:30pm & 4:30pm (9:30am & 1:30pm PT)

Israeli Frenemies: IAF in Syria Activists from the Israeli left and right debate issues of the day. A production of ILTV. Thursday – 11:30am (8:30am PT) Next Sunday – 4:30pm (1:30pm PT)

Watch JBS’ “From The Aleph-Bet” - Mondays – 9AM & 4:30PM and Saturdays – 9AM

An Afternoon of Delightful Music

The Event: A Potpourri of Music at TBTAS. Presented by The Klezmer Company/ Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Aaron Kula.

When: Sunday, Nov. 12th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Where: Temple Beth Tov Ahavat Shalom, 6438 SW 8th St. West Miami 33144

Tickets are only $25 (adult). $12 (children, aged 8yo to 15yo.).

Please bring some items for the Hurricane victims of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Free Refreshments.

For further information: 786-223-7757;786-325-3055; 305-387-0622.

Women’s Day Luncheon, Featuring: Jean Chatzky and Michael F. Roizen M.D., AgeProof - Alper JCC Book Festival

Women’s Day Luncheon, Featuring: Jean Chatzky and Michael F. Roizen M.D., AgeProof Thursday, November 9 • 9:30am • Coral Gables Country Club 997 North Greenway Drive, Coral Gables 33134-4899 9:30am Boutiques open • 11:00am program Begins $65 General Admission, $70 After October 27, 2017 / $80 patron

Two of the world’s leading experts explain the vital link between health and wealth, and share an actionable plan to add years to your life and dollars to your bank account. Jean Chatzky is the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show and is an award-winning personal finance journalist. Co-author Dr. Michael Roizen has written seven New York Times bestsellers and served as the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Their book provides all the tactics, strategies, and know-how to live longer, healthier, more lucrative lives. Women’s Day 2017 is certain to be memorable with our authors’ engaging presentation, a delicious lunch, and fabulous shopping at specialty boutiques. Reservations are required.

For tickets contact Annette at 305.271.9000 x268