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Israel on My Mind: Art & Wine Journey Under the Stars

Wednesday, August 28, 7:30 PM

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Enjoy an art class featuring wine, chocolate pairings and live piano music. Led by a skilled professor, participants will create beautiful paintings on canvas inspired by the theme "Israel on My Mind."

Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25th Ave, North Miami Beach

For information, contact Miriam Zirdok at [email protected] or 786. 919.4290.

Temple Beth Am Breakfast & Tour

Sunday, August 11, 11 AM-12 PM

Join Temple Beth Am for a tour of their campus, learn about the many membership incentives including their complimentary young adult memberships, their "Get To Know Us" campaign and for those families that want to rejoin their community, their "Get To Know Us All Over Again" incentive. For more information, contact Beth Am Membership Director Rita Diaz at [email protected] or 786.364.9434.

Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest

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Miami Jewish Film Festival Tribute: Ask Dr. Ruth

Monday, July 22, 7:30 PM

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Five years ago, the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) had the honor of hosting a special presentation of the Sundance award-winning documentary, *Ask Dr. Ruth. This film chronicled her incredible life, helping her revisit her past and influential career, which was at the forefront of the sexual revolution.

Join the MJFF in honoring Dr. Ruth with a special tribute showing of this critically acclaimed documentary. The screening will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring Holocaust educators Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Dr. Nikki Freeman and Danny Reed.

Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach


Narratives of Trauma and Recovery Post October 7

Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 PM

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Award-winning Israeli novelist and clinical psychologist Ayelet Gundar-Goshen will discuss the impact of trauma in her literary work and the power of storytelling in her therapeutic work after October 7th.

In her new novel, The Wolf Hunt, the lives of an Israeli family based in the Silicon Valley are shattered after a terror attack on a local synagogue. The novel is an exploration of the fault lines in a community, a school, and a family, as an Israeli mother begins to suspect her teenage son of committing a terrible hate crime as revenge.

Working with terror victims in Israel after October 7, Gundar-Goshen discovered that the same tools used by writers to create imaginary stories could be useful for people trying to survive a horrific, unimaginable reality. By turning a chaotic reality into a well-constructed story, by telling the story from beginning to end, the victims of trauma can create meaning and begin to heal. Book signing to follow.

The Hub: Frankel Family Performing Arts Center, 5950 N. Kendall Drive, Pinecrest


JHoops Basketball Academy

At Alper JCC Miami for Ages 8-14

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JHoops participants can enhance their basketball skills with the guidance of top-tier South Florida high school coaches. The carefully crafted JHoops curriculum advances weekly through small group training and specialized drills, tailored to benefit players of all skill levels. Elevate skills, conditioning and basketball IQ under the guidance of seasoned basketball experts.

Alper JCC Miami, 11155 SW 112th Ave, Miami


Bet Shira Congregation Open House

Sunday, July 14, 10 AM-2 PM

Meet the Bet Shira congregation - active, intergenerational, inclusive - and enjoy BBQ lunch and waterslides.


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A Day Tour in Israel for Hebrew Speakers

Monday, July 15, 7:30 AM-6 PM

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The Greater Miami Jewish Miami Israeli Division is leading a one-day mini mission in Israel to visit Sheba Hospital and the Gaza envelope, including the site of the Tribe of Nova music festival, Kfar Aza and Kibbutz Or HaNir. Participants of the mini mission - for Hebrew speakers - will learn about the extensive support Federation has been providing since October 7 to those impacted by the Hamas terror attacks and the ongoing war.


Webinar: The US Constitution, Sephardic Jews and Religious Freedom

In the Shadow of the Inquisition | Sunday, June 30, 1 PM Online

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This eye-opening event will bring attention to little-known facts regarding the contributions the descendants of the Jews of Sefarad. In 1791, the Bill of Rights – the first 10 Amendments – became part of the US Constitution. The First Amendment enshrined liberty of conscience. This was the culmination of centuries of struggle. Leading Jewish figures who knew the Founders had suffered the Inquisition or were children of those who had. In correspondence and debates, the Founders invoked the Inquisition and their letters, assuring Jews that religious liberty would stand in contrast with the Inquisition that lasted into the 19th century. Repugnance of the Inquisition, along with a Jewish presence, helped to enshrine religious freedom in the early republic.


Pride Empowerment Circle | Monday, July 8

6:30-7:30 PM at Alper JCC Miami

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Share, connect and build community in a safe space. Explore topics suggested by participants and learn from occasional guest speakers. The second Monday of every month. Facilitated by Michele Rothkopf, Health and Life Coach. For 18+ years of age.

JCC Members: Free, Guests: $5

Alper JCC Miami, Building #6, Studio Room A, 11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami


For information, contact Jenine Simon at [email protected] or 305.271.9000 X 251.

AMIA 30th Anniversary Commemoration With David Harris

Thursday, July 25, 7-9 PM


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