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AMIA 30th Anniversary Commemoration With David Harris

Thursday, July 25, 7-9 PM

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The Latin American Task Force invites the community to a commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) building, the center of the Jewish community in Buenos Aires and the deadliest antisemitic attack outside Israel since the Holocaust.

The event features Special Guest Speaker David Harris, a lifelong Jewish activist who led the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and has been described as the “Dean of American Jewish organizations.” Also in attendance will be Marcelo Gilardoni, Consul General of Argentina in Miami.

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 NE 30th Avenue, Aventura

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Virtual Conference: Tech vs. Hate: Combating Online Antisemitism

Wednesday, June 26 at noon EST, live from Tel Aviv University

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As the importance of online safety increases, so does the need to leverage unique technology to mitigate harmful narratives. Tech vs. Hate, part of Cyber Week programming at Tel Aviv University and in partnership with Federation will focus on informing individuals and professional involved in the tech sector about the latest technologies, evolving antisemitic trends and the tools available to combat propaganda and misinformation with the goal of fostering a safer world. Panels will include speakers from innovative organizations such as Cyberwell, Decoding Antisemitism and Save-AI.

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AJC Leaders for Tomorrow: Miami Cohort Applications Open!

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Applications for the 2024-2025 Miami Cohort of the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) program for high school students, Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT), are open.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT AJC LEADERS FOR TOMORROW

LFT is an award-winning leadership development opportunity that enables young Jewish leaders to develop skills to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people, Israel and human rights around the world.

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Israeli Musical Film "The City" Returns for One Night Only!

Tuesday, June 18 | 7:30 PM

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View a special presentation of the Miami Jewish Film Festival 2024 Official Selection as it returns to Miami for an encore one-night-only event as part of the Israeli Film Series hosted at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC. Prepare to be swept off your feet by this wildly inventive and dazzling musical rap opera - an Israeli box office sensation! - as the story unfolds of a detective searching for a missing woman through 15 mesmerizing musical numbers and stunning visuals.

Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, Miami

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Tzofim Garin Tzabar: Winter Session Begins September | Apply Now!

Become a Lone Soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)

Winter Session | Preparation Process: September-November 2024

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Garin Tzabar aims to provide the best support system for young Jewish adults who wish to make aliyah to Israel and serve a meaningful service in the IDF as lone soldiers.

Tzofim Garin Tzabar fulfills its Zionist mission with the support of the IDF, Ministry of Aliyah and integration, the Jewish Agency of Israel, Masa Israel Journey and many more.

Garin Tzabar is the only program that provides a 360° support system for its participants before moving to Israel, during and after their army service including accommodation on a full board basis throughout the whole service, physical and mental preparation to the army, Hebrew studies, assistance with Israel civil services and IDF bureaucracy, integration to Israeli society, building a family within a host community in Israel (kibbutz/Ra’anana).

Preparation Process: September-November 2024

Absorption Period: December 2024-March 2025

Enlistment: March-April 2025

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Exhibit: The Hate Around Us at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Through July 2024

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Florida’s constitution, written in 1838, protected its citizens’ freedom of religion. However, no constitution can protect people from individual bias, group bigotry or the arrogance of ignorant minds. As numbers of Jews increased in Florida, so did the discriminatory acts against them, especially during times of economic or social crises. The Hate Around Us takes the viewer through over 100 years of antisemitism in Florida through artifacts, photographs, and historical documents, culled from collection of The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and various private lenders.

Jewish Museum of South Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

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Diller Teen Fellows 2024-2025: Applications Now Open!

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Applications for Miami’s Cohort 12 (2024-2025) are now open! The cohort will comprise 20 students who demonstrate leadership skills and are dedicated to community service, interested in exploring their Jewish identity and their relationship to Israel.

Applicants must be Jewish teens living or going to school in Miami-Dade County and in 10th or 11th grade in September of the cohort year. Interviews will take place Summer 2024.

Full participation will be required in monthly Sunday workshops, three Shabbatonim (weekend retreats), a 10-day peer-to-peer exchange and hosting the Yerucham Diller Cohort in Miami, and a three-week Israel Summer Seminar in July.

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MJFF Special Presentation: "Treasure"

Monday, June 10, 7:30 PM

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This Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) special presentation of the acclaimed film Treasure, which stars legendary screen actor Stephen Fry and eight-time Emmy nominee Lena Dunham, is a one-night-only event. Be among the first to see the film just two days after its Tribeca Festival premiere!

Directed by MJFF alum Julia von Heinz (Hanna's Journey) and based on the best-selling autobiographical novel, this heartwarming film tells the story of a father and daughter who reunite, reconcile and tour Poland in 1990, just after the fall of the Iron Curtain. Their journey takes them to Warsaw, Łódź, Krakow and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Ruth (Dunham) is eager to explore her family's history, while Edek (Fry), a charmingly stubborn Holocaust Survivor, tags along mainly to keep an eye on her. It's only when they visit the family's former home and meet the Polish family living there that Edek's attitude begins to change. This emotional and funny story of two New Yorkers navigating post-socialist Poland is a powerful example of how reconnecting with family and the past can be an unexpected treasure.

Cosford Cinema, 5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables

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Virtual Training: Beyond the Binary & Keshet - How to Be an Ally

Thursday, June 13, 6:30 PM on Zoom

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Designed for caring adults with LGBTQ+ young people in their lives, join Keshet for a training on the basics of building LGBTQ+ equality and belonging. Learn how you can be an advocate for your loved ones, even if you’ve never done advocacy before!

Presented by Tracey Labgold, Florida Education and Training Manager.

Zoom link will be sent before the program.

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Pride Month Screening: "The Holy Closet"

Monday, June 10, 7:30 PM

Celebrate Pride Month and Promote Mental Health

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The Miami Jewish Film Festival, The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Youth Mental Health Initiative BeWell Miami, Keshet and other partnering synagogues and organizations invite you to a screening of this incredible film, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A focused on LGBTQ+ youth mental health in the Jewish community.The Holy Closet features seven stories depicting life cycle moments of LGBTQ+ Jews, as they grapple with religion, relationships, family and more in their daily lives.

Cost: $10 for adults | $5 for teens under 18

The Hub at Temple Beth Am, 950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest

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