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UM Hillel Casino Night

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, University of Miami Hillel will host our annual Casino Night to support our efforts for Jewish students on campus. The community event offers the perfect venue to share information about Jewish life on UM’s campus as well as recognize the exemplary efforts of our volunteers, foundation, corporate, and individual sponsors.

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Retiree Class over Zoom offers “Entire Jewish History in 4 Sessions!”

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United Jewish Generations has developed a program that retirees and seniors can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. The Levi Yitzchok Senior Academy is an interactive Zoom class on Judaic topics with many seniors participating and interacting together online.

Their newest course is called “Jewish History in a FLASH,” which will be starting on Thursday, Dec 1 st at 3 PM online. Join us and you may gain more knowledge in these 4 classes than you gained in years of Hebrew School! We are honored to have International Lecturer, Ronnie Halibard, the course author, to present this powerful course. There is a fee of $72 to join, but there are scholarships that can cover that fee. The classes will take place on Dec 1, 8, 15, and 29th from 3 pm-4 pm. To join, please sign up at JewishSeniorAcademy.com For more info, please email rabbismith@hotmail.com or call (954) 458-6000.

The Levi Yitzchok Senior Academy is a project of United Jewish Generations, a Chabad organization for retirees and seniors. They offer numerous services to the community including visitations and social events. The Senior Academy offers many programs on Zoom so that senior citizens around the world can participate. They offer daily classes for men and women. If you know of any retiree or senior citizen that may be interested, please share this info.

JBS Highlights 11/20 - 11/26: L'Chayim with Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, In the Spotlight with Mark Oppenheimer, FIDF Gala

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

L’Chayim: Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Activist, author, feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. magazine, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, discusses the notion of Jewish exceptionalism, and how the experiences of hiding and lying for survival are all part of Jewish heritage, as she describes in her new book, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service (LIVE)

Members of Central Synagogue and Saint Peter's Church come together for an inspiring evening of gratitude, fellowship, song, and prayer in their annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, live from Central Synagogue in New York City. Sunday - 6:30pm LIVE Monday - 2:00am Tuesday - 10:00pm Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am

In the Spotlight: Mark Oppenheimer

Mark Oppenheimer (Senior Editor, Tablet) joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss his podcast, “Gatecrashers,” that tells the story of how Jews fought for acceptance at Ivy League schools, and how the experience shaped American higher education. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:30am Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Saturday - 7:30pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Some Thoughts on Organic Chemistry

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch looks to the Tower of Babel story as he discusses the central Jewish preoccupations of education, rigorous study and debating how science and technology can help bring about a better future.
Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 9:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

FIDF Gala 2022

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid joined FIDF supporters from across the country to salute Israel’s brave soldiers at the FIDF New York Gala, which was held in tribute to outgoing Chairman Peter Weintraub, and featured active-duty soldiers and other special guests. Tuesday- 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 1:30pm Friday - 9:30am

Author Discussion Series: Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen discusses The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family, his 2021 novel that blends history, fiction and humor, and was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Wednesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Thursday - 10:35am & 2:30am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 10:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Dani Menkin

Dani Menkin, Israeli Academy Award-winning filmmaker of Aulcie, the story of a basketball legend who led Maccabi Tel Aviv to an upset win in the European Championship, joins Rabbi Sherman for a discussion of relations between the Israeli, Jewish and black community. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:30pm

In the News: Sarit Zehavi

Sarit Zehavi, Founder and CEO, Alma Research and Education Center, discusses Israel’s recent maritime agreement with Lebanon, as well as overall challenges for Israel up north with Iran and Hezbollah. With Shahar Azani on location on the northern border of Israel.
Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Holly Huffnagle on Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live

Holly Huffnagle, American Jewish Committee U.S. Director for Combating Antisemitism, weighs in on the monologue delivered by comedian Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live that has been criticized for normalizing antisemitic tropes. With Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: JBS journalist Micah Halpern

This week, Micah discusses his definitions of "Jew Hatred" versus "Antisemitism," and how the recent dustups with celebrities in hot water figure into this continuum. He elaborates further on this theme with a nationwide roundup: he declares that it's "Back to the Future" with the numerous heinous attacks against Jews all across America that echo an ugly past. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

The Dershow: Virginia Giuffre may have erred

As Alan Dershowitz discusses the recent news that his eight years of fighting sexual misconduct allegations in court have ended, he wonders how the court of public opinion, and all those who blacklisted him, will receive the development Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse, Professor Emeritus at Harvard, discusses the BDS Movement and the Jewish community's response; reflects on aspects of Jewish life; and describes her online course on George Eliot's last and most controversial novel, Daniel Deronda. Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Alan Dershowitz - Guilt By Accusation

Alan Dershowitz, author, activist and Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, implores viewers to look at the reality and facts of his involvement with Epstein, Giuffre and Trump, as Mark S. Golub interrogates him on the issues that cost him his reputation. Monday - 3:00pm

Jerome Chanes - JFK and Israel

On the Anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas (November 22, 1963), Professor Jerome Chanes of the Center for Jewish Studies at CUNY's Gradate Center discusses the profound positive impact President Kennedy had on U.S.-Israeli relations. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm

Peter Weintraub - FIDF

Rabbi Peter Weintraub, former FIDF National Chairman, describes how he fell in love with Israel; his son's wedding in Caesarea; running a company in Sderot; and the importance of the FIDF.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Jeffrey Gurock - Jews & America

Jeffrey Gurock, professor of American Jewish History at Yeshiva University, describes aspects of the Jewish experience in America. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Jewish 101: Creation

Explore the values of Torah through the rabbinic midrash (interpretation) to The Story of Creation (Genesis Chapter 1), and learn why the Jewish tradition does not read the story literally Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm

Hebrew: Lesson 16

Learn about exceptions to vowel pronunciation and review the entire Hebrew alphabet Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Blessings

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses the history and nuances of Jewish blessings, their Hebrew translations, etymology, and deeper meanings as reminders to appreciate and value everything we use, see, and encounter within our daily lives. On Dimensions of the Daf. Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Change and Grow

Drawing from a series of traditional commentaries, Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores the Talmudic notion of a person's ability to change and grow through one's actions and prayers Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

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

Did You Know That 90 Cents of Every Dollar You Donate to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign Goes Directly to Impactful Programs and Services?

Did you know that 90 cents of every dollar you donate to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign goes directly to impactful programs and services?

Working every day in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries around the globe, Federation knows the communities in need, responds with technical expertise and spends every donation in a wise and effective manner. Want to learn more? Click here to read about our story today, key priorities, who Federation is helping, how Federation allocates your donations – and how you can get involved. You can also watch brief videos to hear directly from several Federation leaders on why they trust Federation.

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An Onward Israel - Masa Program

Is Israel calling your name? Apply now to spend eight weeks working in a professional internship while living in Tel Aviv this summer through Onward Israel.

The highly subsidized program is supported by Federation, The Jewish Agency for Israel, the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other philanthropists. For more information and to apply, click here

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QXC Brings JLTV to Florida

Jewish Life Television, the nation’s premier 24-7 English language, Jewish-themed television network, has now been added to the QXC channel line-up. QXC serves several multi-dwelling residential complexes throughout the State of Florida in Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Sarasota, and Volusia Counties. QXC video subscribers can watch JLTV 24/7 on Channel 300.

QXC Brings JLTV to Florida

Voices of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Lands: Yom Haplitim Family Heritage and Remembrance

Voices of Jewish Refugees from Islamic Lands: Yom Haplitim Family Heritage and Remembrance moderated by Dr. Henry Green. The program includes survivor testimonials, video presentations, and distinguished community leaders.

Voices of Jewish Refugees

JBS Highlights 11/13 - 19: L’Chayim with Alan Dershowitz, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Kristallnacht Around the World, Author’s Discussion - Eleanor Reissa, Robert Siegel - Cancer Research

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

L’Chayim: Alan Dershowitz - Guilt By Accusation

Alan Dershowitz, author, activist and Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, implores viewers to look at the reality and facts of his involvement with Epstein, Giuffre and Trump, as Mark S. Golub interrogates him on the issues that cost him his reputation.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

In the Spotlight: Yiddish Fiddler

As the beloved, award-winning production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish returns to New York City by popular demand, Abigail Pogrebin is joined by Steven Skybell, the actor portraying Tevye, and Zalmen Mlotek, artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, to discuss the limited engagement revival. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 2:00am
Thursday - 10:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Access Israel & War in Ukraine

Access Israel’s Michal Rimon (CEO) and Yuval Wagner (founder and president) of describe how their organization is helping to evacuate elderly people and people with disabilities from the ever-shifting war zone in Ukraine. Tuesday- 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 11:00am

Author Discussion Series: Eleanor Reissa

Actress, director, playwright and English / Yiddish storyteller, Eleanor Reissa discusses The Letters Project: A Daughter’s Journey, her tough, honest, and often funny memoir that takes readers back in time through Germany and Israel, on a trip through her family’s past. With Rabbi Avraham Bronstein in a program of The Hampton Synagogue. Wednesday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Thursday - 10:30am & 2:30am Friday - 2:30am Saturday - 5:30am & 10:30pm

Robert Siegel: Cancer Research

In a program recorded during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Robert Siegel discusses the latest in cancer research, looking especially at links between cancer and genetics, with doctors Susan Domcheck (Exective Director, Basser Center for BRCA, University of Pennsylvania), Larry Norton (Medical Director, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering) and Yael Goldberg (Deputy Director, Recanati Genetics Institute, Rabin Medical Center). A program of AFRMC. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 2:00am Thursday - 1:00pm Friday - 5:00am

Kristallnacht: Let There Be Light (2022)

The International March of the Living presents highlights of 2022 Kristallnacht commemorations from around the world, including survivor testimonies from eyewitnesses of the tragic events, and other moving moments from commemorations held in Israel, Austria, Germany and the UAE, where Dubai’s first Holocaust memorial was a powerful symbol of reconciliation. Thursday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Friday - 1:30pm
Saturday - 9:00pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Meredith Shiner

Meredith Shiner, award-winning journalist, former national political reporter and commentator, joins Rabbi Sherman to discuss the intersection of sports and politics, as she explores in her Tablet podcast, “The Franchise: Jews, Sports, and America”. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am

In the News: Israel's Next Government

Following Israel's national elections, JBS Senior Vice President Shahar Azani, on location in Israel, sits down with Israeli author and political pundit, Ben-Dror Yemini, to discuss what's in the cards for Israel's next government.
Sunday - 5:30pm

In the News: Sarit Zehavi

Sarit Zehavi (Founder and CEO, Alma Research and Education Center) discusses Iran, Hezbollah, the latest gas agreement with Lebanon and overall challenges for Israel up north, with Shahar Azani on location in Tel Aviv Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

The Dershow: Ending Racial Quotas?

Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz examines college admissions practices, looking at the history and fairness of racial quotas for universities in the case of Harvard and others. Tuesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: US Elections

JBS journalist Micah Halpern discusses the ramifications of elections and the meaning of "stable" democracy; there are always winners and losers, and everyone gets a chance to be each. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Zach Iscol

Zach Iscol, a decorated Marine who served two terms in Iraq, explains why he joined the Marines, how he experienced the war and the bonds he forged with his Iraqi translator, and he now feels about military conflict. Sunday - 12:00 Noon

Ayelet Zurer

Award-winning Israeli Actress Ayelet Zurer discusses her feelings about acting and creating art and describes portraying the Haredi widow "Elisheva" on the hit Israeli series on Netflix, Shtisel. Sunday - 6:00 pm
Monday - 3:00pm

Sheldon Harnick

Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award-winning lyricist of "Fiddler On The Roof," describes his Jewish background and how he came to work with composer Jerry Bock, and tells stories about the show celebrating its 50th anniversary. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Beit Ruth Village

The Beit Ruth Educational and Therapeutic Village is a therapeutic residence and school for vulnerable and at-risk teen girls who have been removed from their family homes by court order as a result of severe emotional abuse. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Ruth Wisse

Ruth Wisse, Professor Emeritus at Harvard, discusses the BDS Movement and the Jewish community's response; reflects on aspects of Jewish life; and describes her online course on George Eliot's last and most controversial novel, Daniel Deronda. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Jewish 101: Threefold Blessing

Learn about Shabbat and how the rabbis' interpretation of the Creation Story's threefold blessing given to human beings in Genesis Chapter 1 suggests a role most people don't normally imagine. Sunday - 10:00am Monday - 5:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am Friday - 1:00pm

From the Aleph Bet

Hebrew: Lesson 15

Complete the Hebrew alphabet and learn to read an important word containing "Vuv" Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am & 5:00pm Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Moral Choices

Rabbi Mordechai Becher discusses Talmudic passages which relate to the moral dilemma posed by self-driving cars when, in an emergency, technology must program to sacrifice passengers or pedestrians. Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday- 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Polygamy in the Torah Was Polygamy Normal? A lesson based on Kesuvos 90a

**Sunday - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday - 7:00pm

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE Closed Captioned 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

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

The Importance of Embracing and Affirming Our Grandchildren’s Many Identities

Children are growing up in a world that is new to many of us. Terms like “non-dominant identities, REDI (racial equity, diversity and inclusion), transgender and nonbinary” may feel unfamiliar and even uncomfortable. These sessions will provide us with foundational knowledge, shared language, and inclusive practices so that we can better demonstrate our unconditional love and support for the important young people in our lives. Join us for a two-part series by the Union for Reform Judaism, Jewish Grandparents Network, and Keshet to support you in providing affirming spaces for gender-expansive, non-binary, and transgender young people.

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Session 1 L’Dor Va’Dor: Affirming and Loving Your Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Grandchildren

Tuesday, November 29, 4-5 PM ET with Tracey Labgold (she/her), Keshet Florida Education & Training Manager

Are you a grandparent or another cherished elder of a child or young person who is expressing their gender in expansive ways? Do you want to learn more about how to celebrate them and show that you love them for who they are? Issues they’re grappling with, the words and terms and pronouns they’re using, and the lives they’re living are new to so many of us. Join us for a frank and informative “gender 101” session that’s geared towards you!

Talk Back Q&A – What’s a Grandparent to Do?

Thursday, December 1, 1-2 PM ET with Tracey Labgold, Keshet Florida Education & Training Manager

Bring your specific questions about anything that came up for you in the November 29th session.

Session 2 Creating Safe & Affirming Spaces for Our Grandchildren: Addressing Racism, Transphobia, and Lack of Disabilities Inclusion in Our Communities

Thursday, December 15, 7-8:30 PM ET with Yolanda Savage-Narva (she/her), URJ Director, Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) and Rachel Hall (she/her), URJ REDI Program Manager

As grandparents we have vital roles to play in making our grandchildren feel loved and embraced for who they are and who they become. Through our words and our actions, we can make their path in life smoother. Learn to embrace the language of inclusion and to recognize and prevent racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other forms of oppression in our communities and in our families.

Talk Back Q&A – What’s a Grandparent to Do?

Wednesday, December 21, 1-2 PM ET with Rachel Hall, URJ REDI Program Manager

Bring your specific questions about anything that came up for you in the December 21st session.

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