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PJ Library Gratitude Mitzvah Project

Join PJ Library, the Network and the Jewish Volunteer Center as we model kindness and teach gratitude.

During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to appreciate all our blessings – both large and small. To help, our Jewish tradition teaches us about the concept of hakarat hatov, which translates to “recognizing the good” all around us. Practicing this Jewish value helps children (and us grownups!) remember to be thankful for our lives.

This month, through the “13th Annual Season of Giving: Reimagined”, we invite all families to help others and use these experiences to engage your children in the practice of gratitude.

As PJ Library families, we are grateful for all we have and have made a special commitment to support our Community Toy Drive.

Please join us in making this holiday season special for less-advantaged kids by purchasing toys. Confirm your participation here ( and you’ll receive both a link to our Amazon Wish List and a special “PJ Library Gratitude Fun Guide” which will help you teach your kids about gratitude and instill a lasting practice of hakarat hatov in your home.

Thank you for joining us and helping to make this holiday season special for all!

PJ Library Chanukah with the Miami Children's Museum


At Chanukah, we celebrate how light – in all its forms – can triumph over any darkness. Creating this light in every moment and every interaction is a choice. Whether it’s a meal for someone hungry, support for a friend in crisis or simply a smile and kind word for someone in need, making light is what it’s about.

On December 13 at 3:00 pm, we will make all kinds of light as we enjoy a Chanukah story time, create our very own Dreidel Suncatchers and build delicious Marshmallow Menorahs!

Experience the beauty of Chanukah, from the comfort of your own home, Join us because together, we shine so bright!!

You’ll need the following supplies: Paper Scissors Contact paper Tissue paper Marshmallows Frosting Sprinkles Gelt (chocolate coins) Pretzel sticks

Conveniently shop for missing supplies here:

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Onward Israel Summer 2021 Internship in Tel Aviv - Applications Now Open!

Start Up Your Future with Miami's Onward Israel Summer 2021 Internship in Tel Aviv

June 2 – July 27, 2021

Apply now, space is limited!

Miami’s Onward Israel Internship in Tel Aviv offers exciting and immersive resume building opportunities. This highly subsidized eight-week summer internship provides a global, cross-cultural experience in Israel while working with Israeli peers.

Live in Tel Aviv while developing your professional future.

Work in your area of interest according to your skills.

Build your resume through a highly subsidized eight-week internship.

Onward Israel is intended for Jewish undergraduate students between the ages of 19-27.

Miami's Onward Israel summer internship in Tel Aviv is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel Journey, and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Trip organizer: Tlalim.

JBS Highlights starting Nov 15: Round Table - Biden & Israel, Gordis on 2-State Solution, Author Meryl Ain, Director Gur Bentwich - "Peaches & Cream," Haifa U's Ron Rubin - Diversity in Education

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Fire TV and For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to

Jewish Cinema: Peaches & Cream

Israeli director and actor Gur Bentwich and Israeli actor Alon Abutbul discuss Bentwich’s award-winning film “Peaches and Cream” -- about a director trying to rescue his failed movie. With Jewish film scholar Eric Goldman on JBS’s Jewish Cinematheque. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 1:30pm & 4:30am; Saturday - 10:00pm & 1:00am

AJC: Daniel Gordis on 2 States

Daniel Gordis, Senior VP at Shalem College in Israel, explains the reasons he still believes in the Two-State Solution and discusses why some American Jews have grown distant from Israel. With Laura Shaw Frank by AJC Advocacy Anywhere (2020). Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am; Wednesday - 2:00pm; Saturday - 7pm

Jewish Book Month: Meryl Ain

Author Meryl Ain reads excerpts from her novel “The Takeaway Men” and discusses themes of the book. For Jewish Book Month, an Author Series by the Hampton Synagogue of Westhampton Beach, NY with Rabbi Avraham Bronstein. Wednesday - 7:00pm & 4:00am; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

Haifa U. & Academic Diversity

Prof. Ron Robin, Pres of Haifa University, discusses with Tammy Ben-Haim (Israeli Embassy in DC) diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds of its 1,800 students and its “Multiversity.” By American Friends of University of Haifa and Israeli Embassy. Wednesday - 8pm & 1:30am; Friday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 2:00am

L'Chayim Roundtable: Biden & Israel

Steve Bayme (social commentator), Dovid Efune (Editor, Algeheime), Betty Ehrenberg (North America Director, World Jewish Congress) and Eric Yoffie (columnist and Pres Emeritus, Union for Reform Judaism) discuss ways in which the Biden Administration may change U.S. policies on Iran, funding the Palestinians, and on details of a two-state solution from those of Donald Trump. With Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3:00 pm; Sunday 11/22 - 12 Noon & 6pm

Sunday: Itamar Marcus

Itamar Marcus of "Palestinian Media Watch," which monitors what Palestinians say in Arabic on PA Television and the PA website, speaks to whether there is a "moderate" Palestinian leadership with which Israel can make peace.
Sunday - 12 Noon; Sunday - 6:00pm; Monday - 3:00pm

New State Solution Pt 1

The founders of an organization dedicated to replacing the Two-State Solution with the “New State Solution,” Benjamin Anthony (Our Soldiers Speak) and Brig. Gen (R) Amir Avivi, explain their plan and why Palestinians will accept it.
Monday - 9:00pm & 12 Midnight; Tuesday - 3:00pm

New State Solution Pt 2

In part two of a discussion exploring the idea of a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip extending into the Egyptian Sinai, Benjamin Anthony and Brig. Gen (R) Amir Avivi continue to explain and defend their “New State Solution.”
Tuesday – 9:00pm & 2:00am; Wednesday – 3:00pm

David Wolpe

Rabbi David Wolpe is author of a book on King David, and Senior Rabbi of the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight; Friday - 3:00pm

Hotel Moscow - Talia Carner

Talia Carner, author of four books, describes her Israeli family history that goes back seven generations, her response to anyone who questions Israel's legitimacy, and how her latest novel, "Hotel Moscow," is based on her own trip to Russia in 1993. Saturday - 6:00pm & 12 Midnight

92nd Street Y: Charles Bronfman

One of the Jewish communities leading philanthropists and co-founder of Birthright Israel, Charles Bronfman, discusses his life with Rabbi Peter Rubenstein, Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92nd Street Y. Sunday – 8:30pm; Monday - 10pm; Tuesday - 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm;Saturday - 1:30am & 4pm

Talmud: Brutal Honesty

How the Talmud requires that honesty be tempered with love is explained by Rabbi Mordechai Becher in a lesson entitled, "Brutal Honesty, Loving Lies" (based on Yevamot 65b) on JBS's original series "Dimensions of the Daf." Sunday Tuesday - 9:00am & 4:30pm; Thursday - 7:00pm; Friday - 2:00am

Talmud: Saul and David

Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores the different ways the Talmud views the first two kings of Israel, King Saul and King David, based on passages from the Biblical Book or Samuel. JBS original series, “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:30am; Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:00pm; Thursday - 7:30pm; Friday - 2:30am

Jewish 101: Adam's Sin

The rabbinic explanation for why Adam and Eve were sent from the Garden of Eden (and why Judaism does not view it as the fall of man), and whom Adam and Eve actually look like. Wednesday - 9am & 4:30pm; Friday - 1:00pm

In The News: Tobin on Jewish Vote

Conservative journalist Jonathan Tobin, Editor in Chief of JNS (Jewish News Syndicate), analyzes the increase in the Jewish vote for Donald Trump and discusses the fracture of the Jewish community fueled by a hatred for Trump. With Mark S. Golub.
Sunday - 5:30pm & 11:30pm (2:30pm; Monday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Jewish Story: Surviving Exile

The story of how, after Jews were exiled from their land, they were sustained in the Diaspora by Torah -- that has enabled the Jewish People to survive over the centuries. “The Jewish Story Explained,” a series from OpenDor Media hosted by Rivka Deray. Monday - 7:15pm & 2:00am; Wednesday - 1:15pm

Kabbalat & Friday Evening Shabbat Services

Friday Night

Reform: Central Synagogue Shabbat Services - 6pm, 12 Midnight & 2:30am

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Kabbalat Shabbat – 7:30 & 11:00pm

Shabbat Morning

Reform: Central Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services - 9:30am & 1pm

Orthodox: Hampton Synagogue Shabbat Morning Services - 11am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website:

Women's Philanthropy Invites You to Virtually Limitless - A Monthly Book and Author Series

Wednesday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
Virtual event via Zoom


Curl up with a good book and then join us online for a discussion with the author. Even if you don’t have time to read the book first...we want to see you online!


Kosher Senior Night

Dine in with UJG for KOSHER SENIOR NIGHT! Enjoy the luxury of restaurant dining in the safety of your own home. A contactless delivery will be arranged by a UJG volunteer on the last Wednesday of each month. The delivery will include a kosher catered dinner, allowing seniors to be treated to a delicious dinner in the safety of their own home. Click here to sign up for Kosher Senior Night or call: 305-770-4540. If you would like to volunteer by delivering meals to seniors once a month, email: or call 305-770-4540.

Participate Early in Give Miami Day - November 16 - 19

Give Miami Day is almost here! This year, you can begin participating early starting on Monday, November 16 through Give Miami Day on Thursday November, 19.

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Maccabi Games Toy Drive

Drop off new and unwrapped toys for children in need ages 0-16.

Be Part of the Jewish Community's Response to Help Victims of Hurricane Eta in Central America

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist people affected by Hurricane Eta in Central America. As always, Federation will absorb all administrative costs so that 100 percent of funds collected will be used to provide critically needed aid to people in Central America impacted by the disaster.

Our community has decades of experience with hurricanes. We understand the devastation and suffering that follow a catastrophic storm like Hurricane Eta. Even in the midst of our own crisis, let us join together to help people affected — wherever they may live — to rebuild their lives.

Click Here to Donate Now

Pyschosocial Support for Women Cancer Patients

Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast & Ovarian Cancer Community supports Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer. All of the organization’s services are available online and over the phone, including peer support, connection to social workers and web-based resources. During a time when immunocompromised women are losing their support networks because of social distancing, these critical resources are incredibly important.

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