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FIDF Young Leadership Annual Casino Night "Miami Vice"

FIDF Young Leadership & The Dezer Family present the 15th Annual Casino Night

FIDF Young Leadership Greater Miami cordially invites you to a Miami inspired evening of all you can drink spirits, gourmet cuisine, live music and dancing, casino-style gaming, silent auction, raffle and more!

The 15th Annual FIDF YL Casino Night is expected to draw over 700 young professionals from the South Florida area. Casino Night is sure to sell out; please purchase your tickets early!

  • November 9th, 2019: 9:00pm-1:00am

  • Tickets: Early Bird $85 (by Oct 16) | Regular $105 (by Nov 6) | Door $125

  • To purchase tickets: www.fidf.org/casino19

Event Chairs: Brett David & Alexander Goldstein

Host Committee: Hinda Adler, Michael A. Behar, Oriah Ben-Gal, Rachel Bicky, Jordan Cohen, Chani Ettelson, Daniel Feigenbaum, Lexie Franklin, Albert Ghitis, Evan Glassman, Gina Goldberg, Nicole Gomez, Lior Kadoch, Joana Kohen, Orpaz Levy, Uri Man, Michelle Matz, Frank Matz, Brad Meier , Carly Nathanson, Elan Neuman, Jordan Niefeld, Michael Pear, Jennifer Pear-Feigenbaum, Ofir Pinkweiss, Marisa Potter, Rosa Quiroz, Devorah Shagalov, Nicole Shubert, Eric Steinlauf, Michael Szanto, Michael Tabacinic, Andor Tobelem, Maya Tzur, Shari Wolkenfeld, Janine Wolman

Come eat, drink, celebrate, donate and participate!

The FIDF YL Greater Miami Casino Night is 21 and over. All attendees must present a valid photo ID. No refunds.

For more information about Sponsorship Packages, Spotlight Branding Options, and the 15th Annual FIDF YL Casino Night, please contact Elana Kashti, Development Associate, at Elana.Kashti@fidf.org or 305-354-8233.

An RSVP to the Facebook invitation is NOT an RSVP to the Gala!

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Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from Sept 22-28

For a complete and timely schedule, go to www.jbstv.org

From The Aleph Bet: Hebrew: For Rosh Hashanah

Learn Hebrew words associated with Rosh Hashanah, and the Hebrew greeting for the holiday Monday – 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday 7pm; Thursday – 4am

Talmud Study: Shofar of Freedom

The commandment to hear the Shofar, and how the Jewish Tradition links it to a call to "freedom". With Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer for Gateways and author of "Gateway To Judaism". Tuesday – 9am & 4:30pm; Thursday – 7pm; Friday – 4am

L'Chayim: Rabbis Reflect On High Holidays

Rabbis discuss the themes they believe are important to address in High Holiday sermons. With Chaim Steinmetz (Kehilath Jerhurun, NYC), Lauren Grabelle Herrmann (SAJ, NYC) and Marcelo Kormis (Beth El, Fairfield, CT). Part 1 of 2. Wednesday - 9pm & 12am; Thursday – 3pm; Friday – 9am

Talmud Study: The Binding of Isaac

The Akedah, "The Binding of Isaac," is for many the most troubling and misunderstood passage in the Torah. Hear why it was revolutionary and liberating for its time and how it remains a powerful message for our own time. With Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer for Gateways and author of "Gateway To Judaism". Tuesday – 9:30am & 5pm; Thursday – 7:30pm; Friday – 4:30am

L’Chayim Today (Sunday) – Nobel Laureate Kandel

Eric Kandel, professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Columbia University, talks about leaving Austria during World War II, his relationship with Vienna today, and his life work studying the brain & the mind as a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist. Today – Noon & 6pm

L’Chayim Monday – Second Generation

Jewish activist, Dr. Naomi Vilko (practicing psychiatrist), talks personally about the pains and challenges of being the child of Holocaust Survivors and shares her concerns with the Claims Conference and the Jewish far left.
Monday – 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday – 3pm

L’Chayim Tuesday – New Kosher Cuisine

The author of "New Kosher Cuisine," Helen Nash discusses her personal Jewish journey and why she wrote the most recent of her three kosher cookbooks. Tuesday – 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday – 3pm

L’Chayim Thursday – One's Jewish Legacy

Daniel Cohen, senior rabbi of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, talks about a moment in all of our lives when we experience a wake-up call Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

L’Chayim Saturday – Hammerman on "Mensch" Pt 1

Rabbi Joshuah Hammerman (Temple Beth El, Stamford, Ct and Jewish Week columnist) discusses the Jewish values embodied in the Yiddish word “mensch” which he writes about in Mensch Marks: Life Lessons from a Human Rabbi Saturday - 6pm

Film: Brothers

Two brothers, one a secular kibbutznik and one a Torah scholar from America who has come to defend Hareidim from the draft – reunite and clash over philosophies, mirroring the conflict between politics and Judaism in Israel. Directed by Igaal Niddam. Tonight (Sunday) – Midnight; Friday Night – 9pm & 4am

Roosevelt, Wise & The Holocaust

Holocaust scholar Rafael Medoff ("The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust") suggests why F.D.R. failed to save European Jewry in World War II and how Wise was complicit. With Thane Rosenbaum. Monday – 7:30pm & 2am; Wednesday – 1:30pm

Antisemitism: Carr and Lipstadt

Elan Carr, Deborah Lipstadt, Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz and Stephen Savitsky discuss global antisemitism and the importance of Jewish unity. With Rabbi Elie Abadie, a program of the Bnai Zion Foundation at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday – 2pm; Saturday – 2pm

Election Results Round Table

JBS’s Mark S. Golub hosts a panel analyzing the Israeli election results of Tuesday, September 17, 2019 with Abe Foxman, Jodi Rudoren, Steven Frank and Thane Rosenbaum. Today 4:30pm

92Y: Jonathan Sacks/Simon Schama

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (former Chief Rabbi of the U.K. & Visiting Prof, Yeshiva U.) and Simon Schama (Prof of Art History, Columbia U.) discuss the essence of Jewish identity with former TV news anchor David Gregory. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Sunday - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4:00am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 8pm; Saturday - 3pm

Israeli Ambassador to speak at Temple Emanu-el of South Beach

Sunday, November 3rd at 10:30 AM. Temple Emanu-El on Miami Beach will present Yoram Ettinger as its guest speaker. Ambassador Ettinger is an insider on US-Israel relations, mideast politics and overseas investments in Israel's high tech arena. He is a member of the American-Israel Demographic Research Group (AIDRG), which has documented dramatic flaws behind demographic fatalism on one hand and a Jewish demographic momentum on the other hand. He is a consultant to members of Israel’s Cabinet and Knesset, and regularly briefs US legislators and their staff on Israel’s contribution to vital US interests, on the root causes of international terrorism and on other issues of bilateral concern. Ambassador Ettinger's Op-Ed pieces have been published in Israel and in the US, and he has been interviewed on Israeli and American TV and radio. In addition, he was a speaker at the AIPAC Annual Conference. Ambassador Ettinger , who did his graduate studies at UCLA and undergraduate at UTEP,- served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel's Embassy in Washington (with the rank of ambassador), as Israel's Consul General in Houston and as Director of Israel's Government Press Office. He is the editor of Straight From The Jerusalem Cloakroom and Boardroom, newsletters on issues of national security and overseas investments in Israel's high-tech.

Lecture topics will include: US-Israel Win-Win Relations: A Two Way Street (What’s in It for the US?).
US Pressure on Israel – Myth & Reality (Can Israel Afford to Defy the US?) Bursting the Demographic Bubble: From Baseless Fatalism to Documented Demographic Optimism.
The Root Causes of Anti-US Islamic Terrorism - Is the US a Target Due to Its Ties with Israel? The Palestinian Refugees – Whose Responsibility? How Many? Where Did They Come From? The Global Context? Jewish Refugees! Why? The Palestinian Issue – Is it the Core of the Arab-Israeli Conflict? Is it the Root Cause of Middle East Turbulence? Is it the Crown Jewel of Arab Politics?
Israel’s High Tech – Second Only to the US The Impact of the Proposed Palestinian State on Vital American Values and Interests.
The Middle East Inter-Arab Arena and Its Impact on the Peace Process and Security Requirements. The Impact of the Proposed Golan Heights Withdrawal on Vital American National Security The Mountain Ridges of Judea & Samaria – Are They Indispensable to the Survival of the Jewish State?
Land-For-Peace: Water or Fuel to the Arab-Israeli conflict?

$9 pp. Reserve online at www.tesobe.org or call Barbara Breslow at 305-538-2503 ext. 222. Temple Emanu-El 1701 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Scheck Hillel Expands MultiyearMerit Scholarship Program Applications Now Open

Up to 100% Full Tuition for All 4 Years of High School

North Miami Beach - Scheck Hillel Community School has expanded its Merit Scholarship Program to now include three categories: academics, arts and character. Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel, announced that applications for the 2020-2021 multiyear merit scholarships are now open.

For the second consecutive year, scholarships of up to 100% full tuition for rising Grade 9 and Grade 10 students will be awarded to those who excel at the highest level, based on scholarship criteria. A rising Grade 9 student, for example, can be recognized with a full scholarship throughout all four years of high school.

“Scheck Hillel Community School is the place for students with a passion for academic excellence, a commitment to core values, a love of the arts and a desire to grow and nurture their Jewish identity. It’s where dreams are ignited and achievement is valued,” Donaher said.

To Learn more or apply, please visit eHillel.org/Scholarship.

About Scheck Hillel Community School
Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students 18 months-Grade 12 to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by Design/STEM, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with academic expansion plans. Set within a nurturing, diverse community, Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For more information about Scheck Hillel Community School or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our Admissions office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admissions@eHillel.org.

AR and VR: Make your Classroom Come Alive with 3D Learning!

A Pre-Global Maker Day Teacher Workshop

Take advantage of this unique opportunity of in-depth training on practical augmented and virtual reality with Jaime Donally, author of Learning Transported and founder of the ARVRinEDU community and Global Maker Day, which will be hosted at Scheck Hillel Community School on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

When:
Sunday, October 27, 2019
9 AM – 4 PM

Cost:
$20 (Includes Kosher lunch)

Location:
Scheck Hillel Community School
19000 NE 25th Ave
North Miami Beach, FL, 33180

Register at: eHillel.org/Workshop.

Teacher Workshop

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from Sept 15-21

For a complete and timely schedule, go to www.jbstv.org

Israeli Election Results

JBS presents a report on the results of Israeli elections of Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Tuesday – 6pm; 11pm; Wednesday - 3am, 6am, 8am, Noon

Election Round Table

A JBS panel discusses the implications of the Israeli elections results of Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Wednesday – 7pm & 1am; Friday – 1pm; Saturday – 6pm

Cinematheque: Tel Aviv On Fire

Arab Israeli co-writer and director of the 2019 hit Israeli comedy "Tel Aviv on Fire," Sameh Zoabi, describes how his film depicts a Palestinian working on a Jerusalem soap opera becoming friends with an Israeli checkpoint commander. Eric Goldman. Monday – 7:30pm & 2am; Wednesday – 1pm; Saturday – 7:30pm

JOFA-Jewish Reproductive Rights

JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) discusses reproductive rights with Dr. Elana Stein Hain (Hartman Institute), Gail Katz (JOFA) and Dr. Susan Lobel (Met. Reproductive Medicine). With Dr. Michal Raucher (Rutgers). At Sixth Street Synagogue NYC. Monday – 8pm & 1am; Wednesday – 2pm;Friday – 4am; Saturday – 8pm

Omar & Tlaib & Lies: Mort Klein

ZOA Executive Director Mort Klein offers his opinion on Israel’s banning Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib, and analyzes Pres. Trump’s relationship to Israel, A program of the ZOA, hosted by Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ (2019) Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday – 2pm; Friday – 5am

L’Chayim Today (Sunday) – Shai Held PT 1

Shai Held, Founding President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought of Hadar Institute, discusses growing up with Survivor Zionist parents and how his upbringing shaped his life and Jewish journey. With Mark S. Golub. (Part 1 of 2) Today – Noon

L’Chayim Today (Sunday) - Shai Held PT 2

Shai Held talks theology, his understanding of God and his approach to teaching the Jewish Tradition in part two of a conversation with Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim.
Today - 6 pm; Monday–3pm

L’Chayim Monday – Letty Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, a pioneering feminists (co-founding editor of Ms. Magazine) & author of ten books, including "Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate", discusses her personal Jewish journey and shares her view of Jewish life today. Monday – 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday – 3pm

L’Chayim Tuesday – Oslo Syndrome-Levin Historian and psychiatrist Kenneth Levin suggests why some American Jews are anti- Israel as a means of feeling more comfortable and accepted in a non-Jewish society, similar to the pattern described in his book The Oslo Syndrome. Tuesday – 9pm & 12am; Wednesday – 3pm

L'Chayim:Nobel Laureate Kandel

Eric Kandel, professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Columbia University, talks about leaving Austria during World War II, his relationship with Vienna today, and his life work studying the brain & the mind as a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist. Wednesday - 9pm & 12am;
Thursday – 3pm (12noon PT)

L’Chayim Thursday – LGBTQ in Israel

Tyler Gregory discusses his work as executive director of A Wider Bridge, a North American organization working to create equality in Israel by expanding LGBTQ inclusion in Israel, and equality for all Israelis. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

92nd Street Y: Gregory & Brown on Faith

TV Journalist David Gregory, author of “How’s Your Faith,” & Jewish ethicist Erica Brown, author of “Take Your Faith To Work,” discuss faith & Jewish identity. With Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, Dir. of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92Y in NY. Sunday - 8pm & 1am; Monday - 10pm & 4:30am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 8pm; Saturday - 3pm

Film:Iranium

Detailing the threat of a nuclear Iran through rarely seen footage of Iranian leaders, this doc. shows the nature of the Iranian regime and their use of terror, as well as outlining Middle East and Western world scenarios should Iran become nuclear.
Tonight (Sunday) – Midnight; Friday Night – 9:30pm & 4am

American Zionist Jew Today

This past week, YouTube classified a JBS in which Rabbi Mark S. Golub, President of JBS, defined what it means for a liberal Jew to be an American Zionist in the 21st Century. After protest and a formal appeal by JBS, YouTube restored the program. We are replaying the program this week for anyone who may have missed its initial airing or who wishes to watch it again. With Rabbi Gordon Yaffe at the Pollack Lecture, Congregation L’Dor V’Dor, Oakland Little Neck Jewish Center, NY.
Today (Sunday) – 3pm; Monday – 4am & 10:30am; Wednesday – 9am & 4:30pm

Fiddlers on the Roof

A YIDDISH MINI-FEST - SEPTEMBER 13-15, 2019

Presented By: Yiddishkayt Initiative & The Betsy - South Beach

College Board Grants 52 AP Scholar Awards to Scheck Hillel Students

AP Scholars 2019North Miami Beach - Fifty-two 2019 AP Scholar Awards were granted to Scheck Hillel Community School students in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams, continuing a Scheck Hillel tradition.

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP exams.

“Congratulations to Scheck Hillel Community School's 2019 AP Scholar Award recipients, their families and our faculty,” said Vanessa Donaher, Scheck Hillel’s Head of School. “Such outstanding academic achievement comes from dedication and commitment shared by all.”

Two Scheck Hillel students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. These students are Gabrielle Kurzer ‘20 and Class of 2019 Salutatorian Matias Lancewicki (Cornell University, Gap Year: Mayanot Institute of Jewish Studies).

Eighteen Scheck Hillel students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. These students are Jonathan Abbo ‘19 (Tulane University), Olga Benacerraf ‘20, Moises Bensadon ‘19 (Tel Aviv University), Gabriela Bentolila ‘19 (University of Miami, Gap Year: Bar Ilan Experience), Jaime Bursztyn ‘20, Class of 2019 Valedictorian Raquel DiMitri (University of Miami - Foote Fellows Honors Program), Danielle Esquenazi ‘20, Tali Finger, Eli Gelb ‘20, Myles Gilbert ‘20, Leah Grobman ‘20, Gabrielle Kurzer ‘20, Matias Lancewicki ‘19, Rotem Miara ‘20, Jayme Podgorowiez ‘19 (University of Miami), Alex Wagenberg ‘20, Danit Weitzman ‘20 and Mauricio Woldenberg ‘20.

Eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. These students are Daniela Abbo ‘20, Alan Berkman ‘20, Anna Freiman ‘21, Alexandra Gelman ‘20, Frida Herdan ‘20, Emily Rodman ‘19 (University of Miami), Yael Sefchovich ‘20 and Ilana Stiberman ‘21.

The final 24 students qualified for AP Scholar Awards by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher. These students are Natalie Abramowitz ‘21, Shelly Albergel ‘19 (IDC Herzliya/Israel Defense Forces), Yael Algranatti ‘21, Tanya Almog ‘21, Joi Alon ‘20, Esther Benasayag ‘19 (Northeastern University, Gap Year: Shnat Hajshara), Sarah Benoliel ‘19 (University of Miami, Gap Year: Bar Ilan Experience), Joseph Bensabat ‘19 (University of Florida), Alexa Cohen ‘19 (Vanderbilt University), Alli Dronsick ‘21, Nicole Feldman ‘21, Ashley Fincheltub ‘20, Mauricio Fuhrman ‘21, Jake Gelb ‘21, Ariel Grobman ‘19 (Indiana University Bloomington), Emily Kriger ‘19 (University of Central Florida), Samuel Levy ‘20, Maya Rodrig ‘20, Amanda Scheck ‘19 (University of Michigan, Gap Year: Young Judaea Year Course), Shira Sredni ‘20, David Szkolnik ‘19 (University of Florida), Danielle Waijman ‘19 (University of Central Florida), Alejandro Wakszol ‘21 and Albert Wolak ‘19 (Babson College).

Scheck Hillel offers 19 AP courses and more than 50% of Scheck Hillel's High School students maximize this opportunity to earn college credit or Advanced Placement and stand out in the college admission process. Each exam is developed by a committee of college and university faculty and AP teachers, ensuring they are aligned with the same high standards expected by college faculty at some of the nation’s leading universities.

About Scheck Hillel Community School
Scheck Hillel Community School educates and inspires students 18 months-Grade 12 to become exemplary global citizens with enduring Jewish identity and values through an individualized college preparatory curriculum highlighted by Design/STEM, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with academic expansion plans. Set within a nurturing, diverse community, Scheck Hillel is one of the world's largest Jewish community day schools and a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. For more information about Scheck Hillel Community School or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact our Admissions office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admissions@eHillel.org.

Join Us for the 22nd Annual Sunset Over Miami

Sunset Over Miami is Federation’s largest event for real estate professionals. The event offers every participant valuable networking opportunities with veterans and newcomers in the industry. Each year the event showcases a unique space in Miami and typically over 500 guests. Federation’s Real Estate Division encourages the involvement of architects, brokers, builders, developers, contractors and professionals affiliated with these trades in supporting the philanthropic work of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Click here for more information and here to RSVP.

Recovery Shabbat at Temple Beth Am

Come celebrate Shabbat and Recovery from addictions.

Friday, September 13th 7:00 pm, Temple Beth Am, 5950 N Kendall Dr., Pinecrest, FL 33156

If you are a person in recovery from addiction or impacted by the addiction of a loved one, join us for an inspiring and uplifting Shabbat service. This innovative and musical service will bring insight and joy to your recovery and enhance your spiritual connection. The service is free and open to the public. For those who would like to stay for dinner, a festive Shabbat meal follows the service. Kindly register at tbam.org/recoveryshabbat, $20 per person. For more information contact Mindy Robbin at 305-667-6667.

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