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Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join PJ Our Way for Books & Relay Races!
The Friendship Circle of Miami Beach & North Dade
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Bike 4 Friendship provides you with an incredible opportunity to challenge yourself with a thrilling and beautifully scenic bike ride. Knowing that you're doing this for a truly special cause is also a great motivation for you to get in shape. Bike from Miami to Key West with a group of athletes with the same goal; to help others, raise funds, and raise awareness. Included in the bike ride, Friendship Circle will provide plenty of rest stops along the way, ending in a hotel stay with entertainment and fully Kosher catering. Whether a professional biker or not, all are welcome to join us in a great opportunity to bond with other bikers and learn their story. Ultimately, the goal is to change a child’s life and in the process it just might change yours!
Greater Miami Jewish Federation/Jewish Community Services
Monday, February 20, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
To register and view upcoming workshops, visit our website at JWorksMiami: http://jewishmiami.org/jworks/events/
Co-sponsored by Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People and UM’s Africana Studies Program
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7:30 PM to 10:00PM
Jono David American-British independent photographic documentarian of Jewish communities worldwide. His Jewish photo library (www.JewishPhotoLibrary.com) contains more than 115,000 images and features communities in 116 countries and territories on 6 continents. On The Jews of Africa -- A Photographic Journey. It tells the story of Jono’s 4-year photographic survey project which took him to 30 countries and territories in 8 trips totaling 60 weeks of travel. This photo project is the largest Jewish Africa photographic survey of its kind. The presentation will include an emphasis on the emerging Black Jewish communities of Africa with a specific focus on communities in Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa. Recently, Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People (in Tel Aviv, Israel) exhibited Jono’s photographic project under the title “The Children of Abraham and Sarah”. Monday, February 20, 2017 at 7:30PM at the Miller Center Auditorium 105 Merrick Building 5202 University Drive, UM - Coral Gables 33146. Light refreshments will be served on the Scharlin Patio prior to the event. R.S.V.P. firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel. 305-284-6882; Fax 305-284-5274 Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. First come, first served.
FIU Global Jewish Studies
Monday, February 20, 2017, 7 PM to 8:30PM
Noah Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors and the author of the memoir A World Erased: A Grandson's Search for His Family's Holocaust Secrets, had always wanted to hear his grandparents' stories. The stories, however, gave their own children nightmares. Thus tales of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and of the concentration camps were off limits to the third generation. Noah Lederman will speak about how he finally gained access to his grandparents' memories before they disappeared forever. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Lederman's stories will transport audiences from his grandparents' kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 700pm to 830pm
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:30PM to 9:30PM
One of the most influential musicians in Israel, Daniel Zamir is a virtuoso saxophone player and composer of “Israeli Jazz”, a fusion of ethnic and world music with serious jazz. Zamir’s albums are the most successful jazz albums ever to be recorded in Israel. Zamir has recorded four albums on John Zorn’s “Tzadik” label and has performed with some of the biggest names in Israel’s pop and rock scene, including Eviatar Banai, Beri Sacharoff, Ehud Banai and Yoni Rechter. He has also performed as a special guest with reggae megastar Matisyahu as well as Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Sting during his last visit to Israel in 2006. In 2010, Zamir was the youngest musician ever to win the prestigious Prime Minister Award for outstanding jazz composers
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Temple Beth Am
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a community event. As the world grapples with the most refugees sine World War II, the voices of individuals driven form their homes highlight the human dimensions of persecution and displacement. Meet a Holocaust survivor and an eyewitness to the conflict in Syria who will share their experiences. Hearing their stories prompts us to consider our obligation to those threatened by mass atrocities today. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. RSVP at ushmm.org/events/iwitness-pinecrest
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 8pm to 9:30PM
One of the most influential musicians in Israel, Daniel Zamir is a virtuoso saxophone player and composer of “Israeli Jazz”, a fusion of ethnic and world music with serious jazz. Zamir’s albums are the most successful jazz albums ever to be recorded in Israel. Zamir has recorded four albums on John Zorn’s “Tzadik” label and has performed with some of the biggest names in Israel’s pop and rock scene, including Eviatar Banai, Beri Sacharoff, Ehud Banai and Yoni Rechter. He has also performed as a special guest with reggae megastar Matisyahu as well as Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Sting during his last visit to Israel in 2006. In 2010, Zamir was the youngest musician ever to win the prestigious Prime Minister Award for outstanding jazz composers.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us to hear Dr. Leslie Lobel, a leading virologist from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), present the latest research on Zika and other viral diseases. Dr. Lobel is a leader in the search for a cure for the Ebola virus, and a member of BGU's Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics. His research focuses on the immune system's response to viral disease and the production of antiviral therapeutics. RSVP online at https://www.tsnd.org/form/RSVP
United States Memorial Museum and Nova Southeastern University
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a community event. As the world grapples with the most refugees sine World War II, the voices of individuals driven form their homes highlight the human dimensions of persecution and displacement. Meet a Holocaust survivor and an eyewitness to the conflict in Syria who will share their experiences. Hearing their stories prompts us to consider our obligation to those threatened by mass atrocities today. This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. RSVP at ushmm.org/events/iwitness-davie
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30 pm
Learn from Dr. Leslie Lobel of Ben Gurion University in the Negev about the latest research and findings regarding the Zika virus and what you can do.
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00pm
Mingle and Network with young Jewish professionals in Miami!
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm
A Staged reading of Address Unknown
Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00PM
JNF-Temple Menorah Friday Night Shabbat Dinner With Speaker Danny Gordis
Friday, February 24, 2017, 6:00 pm
Join us for Disney Shabbat on February 24th at 6:00 pm. Friday Night Live featuring songs with Disney Melodies from some of your favorite Disney Movies; Pocahontas, Frozen, Little Mermaid, Lion King, & Mulan. Followed by a complimentary family style Shabbat Dinner. Bounce Houses, Kids Only Tables, Cupcakes & Treats. Come dressed as your favorite Disney character. This event is complimentary, however, families are asked to bring Kosher Flour to benefit the Kosher Food Bank. RSVP to (305) 937-1880 or RSVP@atjc.org
Beth David Congregation
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7PM to 9PM
Join us for a fun evening of eclectic music with SOUNDUNDERGROUND, a compact trio with an expansive imagination. Saxophonist David Leon, trumpeter Alec Aldred and guitarist Jonah Udall draw on a broad array of influences from cool jazz to Americana, Bulgarian folklore and the avant-garde to distill a unique and deeply personal voice.
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Special Guest Speaker for this year's event is Dr. Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Syndicated Columnist and Commentator Guests will enjoy an evening in support of Israel that includes a cocktail reception followed by a gourmet dinner, dancing, and an honoree presentation. The Celebration of Life Gala will support Magen David Adom, Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization. Proceeds will go toward a new underground MDA National Blood Center that will protect Israel’s blood supply from rockets and chemical attacks and will also support medical stations, equipment, and ambulances for Israel.
Helicopter Drop sponsored by All Dry Water Damage Inc
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8:30 AM
Helicopter Golf Ball Drop - Just $20 for 1 ball, $100 for 6. 50/50 split for the first ball in the hole or closest ball to the hole. Need not be present to win. Tournament - save $100 per foursome through November
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 5:30 pm
Family Dinner & Concert at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center on Sunday, February 26th at 5:30 pm . RSVP (305) 937-1880 or email@example.com Casual Chic Attire
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 8:30am to 6:00pm
Join hundreds of Jewish youth, teens, and adults across South Florida at our 4th annual festival! Discover 60+ experiential workshops, text-based sessions, film presentations, discussions, and live performances. Event schedule now up at: https://limmudmiami2017.sched.com (Note: tickets for attendees ages 3 to 17 are free.) Signup at limmudmiami.org.
Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:00 pm
Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:30pm to 9pm
Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Hebrew Academy visits Tower 41 to share some wine and sushi and provide information about the Early Childhood Program at Hebrew Academy. Parents who attend will receive $150 New Student Fee discount.
FIU Global Jewish Studies
Monday, February 27, 2017, 7 PM to 8:30PM
A mostly forgotten story of World War II is the 1940 Nazi occupation of part of the British Isles. Most of the small number of Jews living on the Channel Islands had already left before the Germans arrived. Those who did not, however, were persecuted. And starting in the spring of 1942, the first British Jews were deported to France. On July 20 of that year, three of the deported women were part of a transport to Auschwitz. Their fate is unknown but historians believe they were gassed on their arrival at the Third Reich’s largest extermination center. It was at Auschwitz, the following year, when an ethnic German Romanian pharmacist, Victor Capesius, arrived. There, as the camp’s chief pharmacist, Capesius represented both German industry and the SS in its perversion of medical science. He stole enough gold taken from the corpses of victims to open his own successful pharmacy after the war. Capesius might have remained free had it not been for the relentless pursuit of war criminals by a single survivor and a lone German prosecutor, who managed to finally put a couple of dozen Auschwitz SS on trial in Germany in the 1960s.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
*This event is reserved for young professionals between 22-40 years old.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30pm
This event will be held at the home of Joe & Yael Ackerman
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30pm
At Joe & Yael Ackerman's Home
Wednesday, March 01, 2017, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
The Advocacy Training Academy (ATA) is AIPAC’s premier young leadership program in Miami. The goal is to train the next generation of leaders from our community to become pro-Israel activists. Over the course of five months, participants will take part in a comprehensive and intensive program during which they will learn the numerous ways they can strengthen and impact the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Thursday, March 02, 2017, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, March 03, 2017, 6:30pm to 11:00pm
YJP Miami Shabbat 400 Join over 400 hundred guest as we celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the Rok Family Shul with Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces.
Friday, March 03, 2017, 08:00AM to 11:00AM
Saturday, March 04, 2017, 7:30pm
Beth Torah will celebrate its Annual Journal Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm, honoring our outgoing President, Steven Scheck.
Saturday, March 04, 2017, 7:30 P.M.
Honoring Super Heroes Past: Queen Esther & Mordechai And Present: Norma Presley & Avron Smolensky Attire: Fancy Finery, Super Hero Haberdashery, Costumes of the Realm Sponsorships Available
David Posnack JCC
Saturday, March 04, 2017, 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
David Grisman, acoustic music pioneer and icon, will bring his David Grisman Bluegrass Experience to the Orlove Auditorium at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center on Saturday, March 4. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the concert set to start at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at dpjcc.org/davidgrisman
Congregation Dor Chadash
Saturday, March 04, 2017, 6:45 pm
Saturday, March 04, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
On March 4th @ 7pm, the Florida Panthers take on the Dallas Stars, and - the Panthers are going to join with ADL to take on hate and bullying! This game night will be dedicated to the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Initiative® Tickets: $20 per person, Upper Level $50 per person, Lower Level $60 per person, Lord Stanley Cup* (*includes food and drinks) Anyone who purchases a ticket through the link below will be able to take a post-game slapshot! To reserve your tickets, click https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/panthersnhl/EN/link/promotion/home/08977b4fbae0c098f08ec156540ed76a9632fa28 - MAKE SURE to use promo Code: ADL
Sunday, March 05, 2017, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Sunday, March 05, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join JCS & Partners in a Mega Purim Scavenger Hunt to benefit the JCS Kosher Food Bank. A fun opportunity for children to dress up and life learn the importance of giving back through a fun and hands-on community volunteer event. Since feeding the hungry is a community responsibility, we would like everyone to join us! Event flyer to follow. Please contact Irene (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bonnie (email@example.com) for more details or to come with a group. Community service hours for students are available. North Dade: Winn-Dixie in Aventura, 20417 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL 33180 South Dade: Publix in Kendall, 9105 S Dadeland Blvd, Miami, FL 33156
Sunday, March 05, 2017, 6 pm to 10 pm
Temple Beth Am
Sunday, March 05, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
South Dade Event - A Special Evening of Conversation"
Beth David Congregation
Sunday, March 05, 2017, 3PM to 5PM
Join us for an afternoon of Culture, Music and Friends as we have special guest peaker, Micky Wolfson. Founder of The Wolfsonian-FIU, Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson believes that "objects made by men and women tell us things about human behavior better than any other form of human expression." Wolfson's objective in establishing The Wolfsonian was to create an institution that explores the active role design plays in shaping human experiences, perceptions, and attitudes. Wolfson was born in Miami Beach and raised there and in Asheville, North Carolina. Extensive travel and work overseas provided him with the opportunities to amass an unparalleled collection of British, Dutch, German, Japanese, Italian, Celtic, and American design consisting of decorative, graphic, and fine arts; ephemera; and rare books. His collecting stems from a desire "to fathom human behavior and the motivation behind it in each object," he explains.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Monday, March 06, 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Please join us for an AIPAC Policy Conference Orientation: Preparing You For Capitol Hill. Program will begin at 7:00 p.m. - What to Expect at Policy Conference. At 7:30 p.m. - Policy Update & Preview of AIPAC Lobbying Agenda. It's not too late to register for Policy Conference! To join the Miami delegation, please register at: www.policyconference.org.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Join Jewish Young Professionals for a Happy Hour & Trivia Night! Happy Hour: 6:30 pm Trivia: 7:30 pm RSVP: http://bit.ly/tribetrivia3717 Admission includes a drink ticket. Come with a team or we’ll set you up with one. There’s no better way to make new friends!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
AIPAC Miami Club and UM Hillel Young Leadership invite you to a cocktail briefing on the most recent developments in Israel and the Middle. **Please note, this event is reserved for young professionals between 22-40 years old.**
Wednesday, March 08, 2017, 8pm
Thursday, March 09, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, March 09, 2017, 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Annual Judicial Reception 2017
The Tribe & The Wynwood Yard
Friday, March 10, 2017, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
An event for young professionals. Shabbat at The Yard is back and better than ever. We've partnered up with The Tribe to bring you a goregous and delicious community Shabbat in our new urban garden. This special dinner presented by della test kitchen will feature an exciting collaboration with chef Nicole Votano Gonzalez, who will be working alongside chefs Julie Ellard Frans and Dean Warren. The Moroccan-inspired menu includes delicious traditional dishes with a creative, local spin. Dinner includes wine and cocktails from The Bar at The Yard. The Tribe's resident Rabbi Amy Morrison will be present to welcome and inspire guests on this Shabbat, which immediately precedes Purim.
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:30pm to 11:45pm
Join YJP Miami for Havana Nights - Our Annual Purim Party at SKY BRICKELL Miami's Largest Purim Party Bring Your Guyaberas for a Havana Nights Purim Event! Cuban Bites, Cuban Slider Bar, Mojito Bar, Open Bar, Fresh Rolled Cigars, Music, Tapas, Hamentashen Bar & More! Live Band Attire Havana Chic Saturday, March 11th 8:00PM - Megilla Reading and continuous Megilla readings all night. $25 - Early Bird (Until February 23rd) $30 - Until March 7th $36 Online $40 at the Door
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:30pm to 9:00
A Whole New World Disney Purim Celebration
Beth David Congregation
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7PM to 9PM
Beth David Congregation and Comic Cure present: A night of comedy with Dana Eagle from NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Celebrate Purim! Have a blast! http://bit.ly/comedybdc
Sunday, March 12, 2017
YJP Miami Purim Party
Sunday, March 12, 2017, 11 AM to 4 PM
Join us for a Free Family Purim Celebration. Days activities will include Kosher Food Court, Rikudim Dance Performance, Reading of the Meguila, Costume Contests, Games, Bounce Houses, skateboarding, and Much Much More.
Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00 pm
Monday, March 13, 2017
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
This is the story of Peter, a 65 year old widower, a theater actor who never got a lead role. Peter decides to run for the Knesset so as to receive a Knesset member's pension. With help from Alona, a 28 year old talented waitress who writes blogs, they set up The Widows and Widowers Party. They both start out on a journey which removes them from their loneliness and exposes them to new worlds that will help them leave their pasts behind them.
Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:30pm to 10:00pm
This event is open to all AIPAC Policy Conference delegates and anyone interested in attending the 2017 conference. Get to know other people signed up for Policy Conference, have any questions answered and take away a few tips on how to make the most out of your Policy Conference experience. This year's AIPAC Policy Conference is Sunday, March 26 - Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and will be held in Washington, D.C.
Monday, March 13, 2017, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
AJC annual luncheon recognizes international diplomats posted in Miami. Featured speaker is Jason Isaacson, AJC Director of Government and International Affairs.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
March Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Hear about the future development of Miami's neighborhoods, from North Beach to Downtown, from the visionaries who are shaping them. Complimentary cocktails at 7:00 pm followed by the program at 7:30pm.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:45AM to 9:00AM
"Securing Israel in a turbulent digital landscape"
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
After the Museum led the charge to open the International Tracing Service (ITS) in Germany in 2007, researchers such as New York Times contributor Sarah Wildman have gained access to the extensive archive of documents relating to more than 17 million victims of Nazism. Wildman used ITS to research the fate of her relatives, as well as a mysterious woman her grandfather left behind in prewar Vienna, detailed in her book, Paper Love.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:30 pm
The Miami Beach JCC welcomes back Ronald Balson, the author of the international bestseller Once We Were Brothers and Saving Sophie. His newest novel Karolina’s Twins is inspired by true events of a Holocaust survivor’s quest to fulfill a promise to return to Poland and find two sisters lost during the war. The story follows an elderly woman who enlists the help of both a lawyer and private investigator to answer unresolved parts to her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. This is a richly woven tale of love, survival and resilience set during some of the darkest times, and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7:30pm to 10pm
A Book in Concert is a synergistic program of words and music with author Linda Kass and the boundary-breaking ensemble the Carpe Diem String Quartet. This unique event features Kass interspersing readings from her novel Tasa’s Song, with original musical compositions based on the book. Tasa’s Song is historical fiction inspired by true events, and follows a young Jewish girl named Tasa Rosinski during her childhood in eastern Poland. Tasa dreams of becoming a world-renowned violinist, but as Europe descends into the madness of World War II, her story becomes one of physical and spiritual survival. Carpe Diem String Quartet has earned widespread critical acclaim for its innovative programs. The ensemble recently appeared at Carnegie Hall.
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
An evening in recognition of the major donors to American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro.
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Join young professionals for a sunset yoga practice on the beach, followed by a short, musical havdalah service and refreshments. RSVP: https://tbs.wufoo.com/forms/yoga-havdalah-on-the-beach-31817/
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 10:30am to 1:30pm
Beth Torah Adath Yeshurun
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 pm
A STUNNINGLY AMBITIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL DEBUT NOVEL, PERFECT FOR FANS OF SARAH’S KEY AND ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, ARMANDO LUCAS CORREA THE GERMAN GIRL IS THE STORY OF A ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL’S HARROWING EXPERIENCE FLEEING NAZI GERMANY WITH HER FAMILY AND BEST FRIEND, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THE OVERSEAS ASYLUM THEY HAD BEEN PROMISED IS AN ILLUSION
Monday, March 20, 2017, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
FIU Global Jewish Studies
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7 PM to 8:30PM
Discussions of antisemitism in American popular culture often focus on unambiguously hostile texts. This talk takes a somewhat different tack: exploring the ways Jewish producers of popular culture have appropriated antisemitic representations as vehicles for imagining a viable form of Jewish American identity. We will be looking at works from three different periods: the “Jewface” recordings of the 1910s and 20s, the creation of Barbie in the late 1950s, and the figures of the monster and the scientist in Mel Brooks’s 1974 film Young Frankenstein. Peter Antelyes is Director of the Jewish Studies Program and an Associate Professor in the English department at Vassar College.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:00 pm to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 700pm to 830PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30
When a child is born or diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family feels the pain. Chai Lifeline Southeast provides crucial emotional, social and financial assistance that enables families to cope with the challenges
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Live, Laugh, Lunch! Event Honors All JAFCO Chapter Presidents. Fabulous Boutique and Silent Auction open at 10:00am followed by Luncheon, JAFCO Presentation and Entertainment. Program Sponsorship Opportunities available including Exclusive Sponsor Drawing.
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7.00 pm to 11:00 pm
Latin Jewish Music & Culture LLC.
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ahava raba, a new group where phenomenal Cantor Yaakov ‘Yanky’ Lemmer and renowned klezmer musicians Frank London & Michael Winograd come together to celebrate the abundant love, deep spirituality and ecstatic joy in Jewish sacred music. All springing from the same source, klezmer, Hasidic and cantorial music express the heart and soul of East European Jewish life. Rather than focusing on technical virtuosity or mixing cantorial music with opera and Broadway and playing generic repertoire, Ahava Raba is dedicated to exploring the soul, beauty, passion, fun, joy and exuberance in klezmer and cantorial music. Their material comes from the masters of traditional Ashkenazic religious singing (Yossele Rosenblatt, Yosef Shliskey, Leib Glantz and Zavel Kvartin), the upbeat songs of khazn and matinee idol Moyshe Oysher, and the mystical nigunim and z’miros of the Hasidim.
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