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The Benefits of Donating to Charities

A lot of people usually give back to society to make the world a better place. Some may volunteer their talent or even time. Some people may also donate through wealth. Before you donate to any organization, you should do thorough research to find out if the organization supports your favorite causes.

Donating to charities has plenty of benefits. This article talks about some of the incredible benefits of charitable giving. These benefits include:

  • By donating to charity, you will make the world a better place

A lot of people are trying to make the world a better place. Donating to a charity such as Yad Ezra can help to impact many people positively than you ever imagined. Many people in various parts of the world are not fortunate enough. By donating to charities, you shall have helped to promote a healthier and happier world, hence improving the quality of life of such people.

  • Donating to charities makes you feel satisfied

Research has shown that individuals who give more, whether it’s their resources, time, or both, tend to experience greater self satisfaction than people who don’t give. Communities that consist of people who donate wholeheartedly also experience greater satisfaction than communities that are not involved in any charity giving. So what that means is that you will feel delighted in your community if it consists of individuals who give to one another.

  • Donating to charity will make you feel happier

While life satisfaction is one thing, general happiness is another thing altogether. Research shows that people who give to others usually score higher on feelings of joy and contentment than people who don’t give at all. If you want to live a life full of happiness, start charitable giving today. 

  • Charitable giving reduces stress levels

Since donating to charities makes people feel a lot happier, that means that there will be a reduction in stress level. According to research done by the John Hopkins University, people who donate to charities experience reduced stress levels and lower blood pressure compared to individuals who do not give. 

  • Donating to charities reduces your tax burden

Another great benefit of donating to charity is that it can reduce your tax burden. If you’re filling your tax returns, you can include the amount you donated to a charity so that it can be deducted from your taxes. Even if you are not able to donate money, you can still donate items that you don’t use, and claim the value of these items as a deduction. The items can be a vehicle, clothing, and furniture.

Hundreds of Community Members Gather for Virtual Bar-Mitzvah

CASE Awards North Miami Beach, Florida – Nearly 300 people virtually joined Scheck Hillel Community School student Benjamin Winterman ‘25 in celebration of his Bar-Mitzvah on March 19. The ceremony was transmitted live through his school’s Zoom account, as well as Instagram and Facebook, so people all over the world could watch and congratulate him on this important day.

Scheck Hillel is Benjamin's second home, as it is his mom’s alma mater and his sisters are students there along with him. When the Coronavirus outbreak closed campus, the Winterman family decided to host Benjamin's Bar Mitzvah virtually, using the school's technology platform so their loved ones and Benjamin’s friends could be part of this important family milestone.

"Scheck Hillel is so much more than an academic institution. We are a community. And we enjoy and value our relationships," said Josh Meisels, Director of Scheck Hillel's Middle School. “We were all very excited to be able to be with him for this important celebration.”

Daniel Winterman, Benjamin’s father, thanked everyone for being there - virtually - by their side.. He congratulated his son and thanked his wife: “the example of how the strongest and purest force is always love.”

“The Torah always brought us - the Jewish People - together as the pillar of our faith and the binding law of our identity and community,” Cindy Winterman, Benjamin’s mother said. She also described the morning as a time when her son could be an example and light for all the community.

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.

Federation@Home: Bringing the Jewish Community to You

Announcing Greater Miami Jewish Federation Coronavirus Community Resource Page. Visit JewishMiami.org/covid19 now to stay connected and up-to-date during the coronavirus crisis.

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 22-28

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

Film Premiere: Starting Over Again

Starting Over Again: A Jewish Egyptian Story. Firsthand accounts of Jews leaving Egypt from the time Israel became a state (1948-1956). Written and directed by Ruggero Gabbai, produced by Elliot Malki, a selection of Jerusalem Film Festival of 2015. Sunday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 9pm & 4am

Hadassah Podcast: The Branch

Hadassah podcast host Dina Kraft and producer John Kross discuss their podcast which provides a look into the daily lives of both Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. With Stephanie Butnick (Tablet Deputy Editor & podcast host). A program of Hadassah.
Monday - 8pm & 2am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 2am

A Community Fights Antisemitism

In Long Island’s Suffolk County, Temple Israel of Riverhead, NY convenes a forum on combating antisemitism with leading state, county and local law enforcement personnel -- that can serve as a model for other communities. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday – 7pm & 4am

On L’Chayim This Week

L’Chayim: Mormon Convert

Comedian & writer H. Alan Scott discusses his personal journey that led him from his Mormon upbringing to a gay Jewish convert; and explains why he always felt he was “Jewish.” Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Sunday: Rabbi Joe Potasnik

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, author of “Just Give Me A Minute: Insights from the Radio Rabbi,” discusses his career as EVP of the NY Board of Rabbis and Chaplain of the FDNY, including his experience of 9/11 and his interfaith work. Sunday – Noon & 6pm; Monday – 3pm

Monday: Aryeh Green Pt 1

Aryeh Green (My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land), a policy advisor for Natan Sharansky and one who met with top Palestinians activists, analyses the failure of American Jewish leaders to build support for Israel.
Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: Aryeh Green Pt 2

Aryeh Green continues his discussion on the need for liberal Jews to be unwavering in their defense of Israel and dives into the story behind his new book, My Israel Trail: Finding Peace In The Promised Land, a griping account of his journey across the entire length of The Israel National Trail. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: IDF's Talpiot Unit

Jason Gewirtz, author of Israel’s Edge, describes the elite IDF unit “Talpiot,” a corps of brilliant young Israelis who create Israel’s high-tech defense systems, satellites and cyber security that make Israel a world military leader. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Cantor Joseph Malovany

The world renowned, long-time Chazan of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Joseph Malovany, describes how he chose to become a cantor and describes the experiences which have shaped and highlighted his career Saturday - 6pm

92nd Street Y: Harold Kushner on Fear

Author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People," Rabbi Harold Kushner offers his perspective on coping with personal tragedies in discussing his latest book, "Overcoming Life's Disappointments," based on the life of Moses in the Torah.
Today (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 7:30pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 22

Recognize Hebrew letters that tend to look alike in a complete review of all the Hebrew letters and vowel sounds. Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm; Saturday - 11am

PREMIERE: Orthodox Shabbat Morning Services

In these troubling times of the Coronavirus, JBS premiers an historic first in partnership with Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, NY – a pre-recorded Orthodox Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Marc Schneier, Rabbi Avraham Bronstein, Cantor Netanel Hershtik and Maestro Izchak Haimov and the Hampton Synagogue Choir.

Kabbalat & Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Orthodox: Kabbalat Shabbat from Hampton Synagogue – 5:20pm; 10:20 pm

Reform: Erev Shabbat Services from Central Synagogue – 6pm; 11 pm & 2am

Shabbat Morning Services

Reform: Central Synagogue - 9:30am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue - 11am (prerecorded)

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 15-21

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

Trump Peace Plan: Ross & Makovsky

Former Amb. Dennis Ross and Middle East authority David Makovsky, both of the Washington Institute, reflect upon Israel and the Trump Peace Plan; and discuss their new book on Israeli leaders, “Be Strong And Of Good Courage.” With Hindy Poupko, a program of The Jewish Week of NY and UJA-Federation of NY from Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center.
Monday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:30pm & 1:30am

AIPAC 2020: Schumer/McConnell/Booker

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum, see Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Robert Menendez, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Arthur Stark (Conference of Presidents). Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am; Thursday - 1:30pm

AIPAC 2020: Foreign Leaders

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum, see the presidents of Colombia, Estonia and Serbia; the UK Trade Envoy to Israel, Ian Austin; and Takele Mekonen, an Ethiopian Jew who was rescued and brought to Israel by the Mossad. With AIPAC’s Marvin Feuer. Wednesday - 8pm & 1am; Friday - 2pm

L'Chayim: Joe Potasnik

Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, author of “Just Give Me A Minute: Insights from the Radio Rabbi,” discusses his career as Exec. VP of the NY Board of Rabbis and Chaplain of the FDNY, including his experience of 9/11 and his interfaith work. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

92nd Street Y: Morality Today

Dov Seidman, businessman and author of “How: Why How we do Anything Means Everything,” shares his moral philosophies with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman in a conversation entitled "How to Repair the World" at the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Today (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 7:30pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

On L’Chayim

L'Chayim: Shalom Habibi

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss their respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up "Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour." Sunday – Noon & 6pm; Monday – 3pm

Monday: 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.
Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: Shai Held - Pt 2

Shai Held, Founding President, Dean and Chair in Jewish Thought of Hadar Institute, talks theology, his understanding of God and his approach to teaching the Jewish Tradition. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: Sen. Joe Lieberman

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on his Jewish background, his political heroes and his lifelong career in American politics. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Slave Trade Survivor

Francis Bok, kidnapped at the age of 7 in Sudan and held as a slave for ten years, shares the details of his harrowing story and describes his fight together with Charles Jacobs against black-on-black slavery in the Muslim world. With Mark S. Golub. Saturday - 6pm

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 21

New vowel sounds and rules of the Sh'vah are taught on this lesson Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm; Saturday - 11am

Kabbalat Shabbat & Shabbat Services

Watch Kabbalat Shabbat services from a modern Orthodox synagogue, The Hampton Synagogue of West Hampton Beach, NY; and Shabbat Services from Reform Synagogue, Central Synagogue of New York City every Friday night on JBS

Kabbalat Shabbat – 5:20pm & 10:20 pm

Shabbat Services - 6pm, 11pm & 2am

JBS is expanding its live telecast of Shabbat Services from Central Synagogue in Manhattan by adding Shabbat Morning Services every Saturday at 9:30am.

CANCELLED: JWorks Miami Workshop - Thursday, March 19th, Social Media Job Search Skills

CANCELLED!

JWorks Miami invites you to attend a FREE * Social Media Job Search Skills* workshop on Thursday, March 19th, 10:30am-12:30 pm.

These days, social media is a critical part of the job search. Gain insight and ideas for your social media job search strategy:

The agenda will include:
* Online job search resources
* Searching employment websites
* Making LinkedIn work for you
* Elevator pitch

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.

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

All events will be held at:
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, FL 33137
Click here for directions to parking lot entrance

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

Join Us for the 36th Annual Judicial Reception

Join us on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 for the 36th Annual Judicial Reception.

Click here to RSVP.

Sitting Judges RSVP here

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from March 8 -14

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

Celebrate Purim on JBS:

Talmud Study: On Purim

Rabbi Mordechai Becher, Senior Lecturer at Gateways, shares photos of ancient artifacts, excavations and other images to explore the historical background of the holiday of Purim. On the original JBS Series, Dimensions of the Daf. Today (Sunday) - 9am; Tuesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7pm

Live Purim From Central Synagogue

If you’re unable to attend a synagogue in person tonight, JBS will to be televising, LIVE, a wonderful Purim celebration from Central Synagogue in New York City. The evening, geared to children, will include a Megillah Reading, parodies and satire Monday Live at 6pm, Replay at 11pm

The Jake Ehrenreich Show - Shelley Fisher

Entertainers Shelley Fisher (The Hebrew Hillbilly) and BriGuel (singing/rap of Brianne Berkson & Miguel Gluckstern) are Jake’s special guests on this episode of JBS’s “The Jake Ehrenreich Show,” with a Catskills Hall of Fame induction of Sammy Davis Jr. Monday 8pm & 1:30am

World According To Me

Stand-up comedian Jackie Mason performs his one-man hit Broadway show, "The World According To Me," for which he won a Special Tony Award in 1987. Monday - 9:48pm & 12:48am

L’Chayim : Jackie Mason

One of America's leading comedians, Jackie Mason, talks seriously about his decision to break with his family's tradition of serving as a rabbi, how his comedy grows out of his understanding of human nature, how he feels about Israeli and American Jewry.
Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

92nd Street Y: A Night Of Jewish Humor

Jewish humorists and writers Patricia Marx, Calvin Trillin, Adam Gopnik, and Jeffrey Toobin discuss Jewish humor with Michael Krasny, radio host and author of Let There Be Laughter. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC, a JBS exclusive television presentation Today (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 7pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

Purim for Children:

Mr. Bookstein's Store: Purim

The holiday of Purim is celebrated at Mr. Bookstein's Store with Shifra, Darah, and Fella. A JBS original children's series. Sunday - 7am; Tuesday – 7:30am & 4pm

Purim Puppets

For Purim, ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner and his hilarious puppet partners perform songs and tell stories while visiting Mr. Bookstein's Store to celebrate the Jewish holiday. A special "Megillah Mishigas" presentation for children. Sunday - 7:30am & 4pm; Monday - 7am

Purim Story

Learn about the holiday of Purim, and why it is celebrated as a day of joy by the Jewish people in this illustrated tale. Read by Ruth Golub. Monday - 7:30am & 4pm; Tuesday - 7am

AIPAC National Policy Conference

Netanyahu, Gantz, Dermer

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Gen. Benny Gantz (Blue and White), Israeli U.S. Amb. Ron Dermer, AIPAC President Betsy Berns Korn and a panel on the March 2020 Israeli Elections. Tuesday - 7pm & 1am; Wednesday – 1pm

AIPAC: Pence, Biden, Bloomberg

From AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum in Washington, DC, see Vice President Mike Pence, Joe Biden, , AIPAC CEO Howard Kohr & a panel discussion of the 2020 U.S. Elections with Paul Begala, Bakari Sellers, Brad Todd and Alice Stewart.
Wednesday - 7pm & 1am; Thursday – 1pm

AIPAC: Friedman, Pompeo, Lowey

From the AIPAC 2020 National Policy Forum, see U.S. Israeli Amb. David Friedman, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, Rep. Nita Lowey, UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, and a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz with Rabbi Meir Lau. Thursday - 7pm & 1am; Friday - 1pm

The Ongoing Problem of “Agunah”

The issue of Orthodox “agunot,” “bound” women whose husbands refuse them a “get” (divorce), is discussed by Shoshana Keats Jaskoll (Chochmat Nashim), Daphne Lazar-Price (JOFA) and Keshet Starr (ORA). A joint program from Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Monday - 1pm; Tuesday - 10pm & 4am

On L’Chayim:

Shalom Habibi

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss their respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.” With Mark S. Golub. Wednesday -9pm & 12 Midnight; Thursday - 3pm

Team Israel Baseball

From Israel’s National Baseball Team, Eric Holtz (Manager), Eric Brodkowitz (Pitcher) and Peter Kurz (General Manager) discuss the thrill of the team’s winning a spot for the first time in the Olympics (Summer 2020 in Tokyo). With Mark S. Golub. Sunday – Noon & 6pm; Monday – 3pm

Filmmaker "93 Queen"

Filmmaker Paula Eiselt discusses her documentary “93 Queen,” which follows an Orthodox mother of six, “Ruchie” Frier, on her quest to create a female ambulance service which evokes fierce opposition from her Chasidic community. With Mark S. Golub. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Joe Lieberman

Former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman reflects on his Jewish background, his political heroes and his lifelong career in American politics. With Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Egyptian Jewry

Juliana Maio, author of the historical novel "City of the Sun," talks about her Sephardic Jewish background, being expelled from Egypt and growing up in Paris and the US, and reconnecting with her Egyptian Jewish roots. Saturday - 6pm

ITN: Israeli Elections (Gur)

Political analyst of the Times of Israel, Haviv Rettig Gur, discusses the chances of Benjamin Netanyahu’s being able to form a collation government - and the alternatives if he is not; and the dirty tactics of Likud. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday – 8:30am & 11:30pm; Monday – 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Learn to Read Hebrew on “From The Aleph Bet”

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 20

Vocabulary, and a complete review of all Hebrew letters and vowels Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday - 7pm; Saturday - 11am

Open House at The Gordon School

Open House Flyer

Come see our beautiful campus first-hand and learn about The Gordon School’s community and innovative approaches to learning. The Open House will begin with a welcome from the Directors followed by a campus tour.

March 18, 2020

9 am to 11 am

The Gordon School 2625 SW 3rd Ave Miami, FL 33129

RSVP Today!

CANCELED: AJC's Countering Antisemitism on the College Campus and Beyond

CANCELED: A presentation by Seffi Kogen, AJC Global Director, Young Leadership.

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