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Masa Israel Gap Year Fair - this Tuesday!

Come learn about GAP YEAR in Israel opportunities with Masa Israel on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation board room from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Bring your high school student for some food and fun, and to meet with organizers from programs throughout Israel!

Hold the Date for Give Miami Day 2019

Give Miami Day is back and bigger than ever! Join the movement and let’s make November 21st another record-breaking Give Miami Day!

This year, take it a step further and build out a Champion Page to help spread the word and fundraise for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, click here to create the page and get it ready for Give Miami Day!

Scheck Hillel becomes first Florida school to host Global Maker Day

Global Maker Day 2019

North Miami Beach, Florida – Nearly 100,000 students from more than 40 countries tuned into Global Maker Day 2019 headquarters at Scheck Hillel Community School, on Tuesday, October 29. This was the first time the international event was hosted by a Florida school. From Lower School through Upper School, students presented innovations. The organizing team was impressed by Scheck Hillel's embrace of the maker movement and how faculty are incorporating it schoolwide.

"We are so thankful to Scheck Hillel for hosting us here, being so warm and inviting and also being an inspiration to so many other schools [so] that they can be doing the same thing with their students today," said Jaime Donally, Founder, #GlobalMakerDay.

Culminating the day of learning, Nancy Penchev, Scheck Hillel’s I lab Instructor was named the newest addition to the event's global leadership team.

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.

Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from 11/10-11/16

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

L’Chayim: Joseph Telushkin

Rabbi, lecturer and best-selling author Joseph Telushkin discusses the Jewish Tradition through the lens of his book Words That Hurt, Words That Heal. With Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim.
Tuesday – 9:30pm & 12:30am; Wednesday – 3:30pm

Obama Writer Sarah Hurwitz

Sarah Hurwitz describes her experiences as a speech writer for Pres. Barak Obama and discusses her book about embracing Judaism as an adult, entitled “Here All Along.” With Abigail Pogrebin, a program of Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and Romemu. Monday - 8pm & 2am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 4am

Israel Briefing: Amir Ohana

Likud MK Amir Ohana who has served as Israeli Justice Minister speaks about his role as a legislator in the State of Israel to a group of 40 cadets from US military academies during their Israel Strategy and Policy Tour of the State of Israel. (2019) Tuesday - 7pm & 2am; Thursday – 1pm

With Tree of Life Congregation

On the anniversary of the murder of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh (October 27, 2018), community leaders gather at Central Synagogue in NYC to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. A program of AJC.
Tuesday 8pm & 1am;Thursday - 2pm

L'Chayim: Kristallnacht Remembered

Ernie Michel, who lived through Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) in Germany (Nov 9-10, 1938) and saw his synagogue burned to the ground, recalls this pogrom and his life during the Holocaust as told in his book, "Promises to Keep." Sunday 12 Noon

Kristallnacht : Lessons Forgotten

Thane Rosenbaum, Distinguished Fellow at NYU Law School and award-winning author (Second Hand Smoke), discusses the tragic social consequences of Kristallnacht and “Never Again!” being forgotten. A program of City Tech Jewish Faculty & Staff Association. Sunday– 1pm & 4am

Kristallnacht Anniversary

Kristallnacht and the Voyage Of The St. Louis with Renate "Ronnie" Breslow, a survivor of the St Louis. The Anniversary of Kristallnacht commemorated at Congregation Netivot Shalom, Teaneck, NJ. Sunday 1:30pm & 4:30am

Veteran's Day

A program honoring the sacrifice of American soldiers and the contribution of Jews in the Armed Forces is commemorated by the Council of Young Jewish Presidents in a service held in New York's Park Ave Synagogue.
Monday – 12Noon

Soldier Brothers: US-Israel

Two retired soldiers--US Army Staff Sgt Brian Neuman and IDF Golani Brigade Corporal Shahaf Segal--who were wounded in battle tell of the invaluable military and strategic partnership between the US and Israel. Monday – 12:35pm

Honoring Jewish WWII Veterans

Meet Jewish World War II Veterans from the Philadelphia area at the Gratz College event, WWII and the Jews Who Fought It. Recorded June 6, 2006, at Temple Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA. Monday – 1pm

Soldiers' Torah

Jewish members of US Armed Forces help write the actual letters of a new Torah scroll that will accompany Jewish troops in the field. A ceremony led by Rabbi (Col.) Brett Oxman and sponsored by the Jewish Welfare Board. Monday – 1:40pm

A WWII Story of Jewish Triumph

Nina Wolf Feld tells the story of her father's journey - escaping Europe to make his way to the U.S. and later to return with the U.S. Army Intelligence Crops to fight Nazi Germany and to ultimately win the return his family's property. From ISGAP. Monday 2pm

L'Chayim: Jewish Marine in Iraq - 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.
Monday – 2:30pm

On L’Chayim:

**Sunday: Actress 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. With Mark S. Golub. Sunday – 6pm

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

Tuesday: Mourning Under Glass

The father of a child killed during the Mercaz HaRav massacre in Jerusalem (2008), Naftali Moses, author of "Mourning Under Glass: Reflections on a Son's Murder," discusses how he lives life after his personal loss. "L'Chayim" with Mark S. Golub. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Thursday: El Al-Yoram Elgrabli

El Al Airline’s Managing Director for North America, Yoram Elgrabli, describes growing up in Israel, his feelings for the Jewish State while living in the Diaspora, and his role overseeing the "airline of the Jewish People." With Mark S.Golub. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Israeli Star Noa

Israel's leading international concert and recording artist, Noa combines her Yemenite roots with 1960s musical influences Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and Leonard Cohen. Saturday 6pm __________

92nd Street Y: Capture of Adolf Eichmann

Avner Avraham, a former Mossad agent, and Eli Rosenbaum, a former prosecutor of Nazi war criminals for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, describe Israel’s dramatic capture of Adolf Eichmann in 1960. With novelist Thane Rosenbaum at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.
Tonight (Sunday) – 8pm & 2am; Monday – 10:00pm; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

A Touch Away- Episode 2

Mintz family arrives at Israel. After four years that they haven't met, Zorik is truly excited to re-unite with his family. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. Sunday 7pm &1am; Tuesday 10:30am; Wednesday 5am; Thursday 9am & 4:30pm

A Touch Away- Episode 3

Natalia accompanies her father to an interview as a guard in a parking lot. She sees him being humiliated. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. Saturday – 7pm & 2:30am

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 2

The Hebrew letter "Tuf" is introduced on this second lesson Monday 9am; Thursday – 4am; Saturday - 11am

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 3

Learn the letter "Bet" and how to read the most important word in the experience of Judaism Mondays – 9:30am & 5:00pm; Wednesday 7pm; Thursday – 4:30am; Saturday

PJ Story Squad

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Will you please join our PJ Story Squad? This outstanding group of volunteers will help us bring a PJ Library Chanukah to hundreds of kids in public and private SECULAR schools throughout Miami-Dade. Last year, we reached more than 700 kids! This year, Alexandra Alazrachi & Lauren Borowsky will be co-chairing this initiative and we want to expand even more!! Here's how YOU can help:

VOLUNTEER YOURSELF & INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN -Share this with everyone you know (volunteer training will take place on December 4 at 10 am and volunteers will be deployed December 9-20) RECRUIT SCHOOLS - If you are a parent at a public or private SECULAR school (or know someone who is), please ask your school's administration to agree to have us and we will work with them on scheduling. Email us at jprevor@gmjf.org.

Thanks in advance for your help - together, we can bring a tremendous amount of light (PJ Library style!!) to hundreds of local kids this Chanukah.

2020 Overnight Camp Scholarships: Applications Now Available!

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The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for 2020 Need-Based Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships for children between the ages of 8 and 17, to help make Jewish overnight summer camps more affordable for Miami-Dade County families.

Camper Eligibility Criteria:
• Miami-Dade County resident
• Ages 8 – 17
• Completed online application, see link below
• 2018 income tax return (Form 1040)
• Camp acceptance letter or invoice

Camp Eligibility:
• Funding assistance is available for Jewish overnight camps listed on the Foundation for Jewish Camp website, click here to find an eligible camp
• summer camp must be located in the United States
• Financial assistance is limited to one session only

Application deadline is Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Late applications will not be accepted.

Recognizing that Jewish overnight camp is a significant vehicle for Jewish engagement, the Annual Federation /UJA Campaign has allocated $100,000 each year since 2002 for funding assistance. Last year, nearly 200 need-based scholarships were awarded to children, enabling them to attend a variety of overnight camps from all religious streams, as well as JCC overnight programs and youth group movements.

Click here to apply now!

Additional Funding Resources:
Foundation for Jewish Camp Scholarship Directory
• Contact your camp administrator to inquire about financial assistance
• Contact your rabbi or synagogue
• Interest free loans are available through the Hebrew Free Loan Association, 305.692.7555

For more information, call 786.866.8431 or email icohen@gmjf.org

Candles and Comedy at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

A Multigenerational Experience for the Entire Family at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

Wednesday December 11, 2019 6:00pm

A different way to celebrate Chanukkah, hosted by Silvio Berlfein and Martin Sipicki

candles and comedy

Register

Hadassah Annual Hanukkah Concert

Hadassah Annual Hanukkah Concert with the North Miami Pops Band

 December 8, 3 PM at The Palace, One Andalucia Avenue, Coral Gables, 33134

 Transportation provided, leaving Temple Menorah, 620 75th St, Miami Beach 
             at 1:15 promptly! Valet parking avaiable at The Palace.

Reservations required - We cannot accept checks at the door. Contribution $30 per person.

Please make out checks to Hadassah and mail to:
P.O. Box 546166, Surfside,FL 33154-0166

Indicate whether you will require transportation or if you will use The Palace valet.

         Please send checks no later than November 15th.

Tweet Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798, DirecTV Ch388, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from Nov 3 to Nov 9

For a complete and timely schedule and more places to see JBS, go to www.jbstv.org

And you can now watch JBS on: El Al to and from Israel. Select JBS programming is now available on El Al's premiere In Flight Entertainment Package on its Dreamliner flights.

Programs

L'Chayim: Actress 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. With Mark S. Golub. Wednesday - 9pm & 12am; Thursday 3 pm

2019 FIDF Gala

The 2019 Friends of the IDF NY Gala is highlighted by Maj. Gen Yoel Strick (IDF Ground Forces Commander); by personal stories from IDF soldiers; and a musical presentation by the IDF Musical Ensemble.Hosted by Michelle Makori at the Hilton Hotel in NYC. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm &1:30am

AJC Stands With The Kurds

The American Jewish Committee convenes a meeting in support of the Kurds in Syria. With Harriet Schleifer (AJC National Pres), David Harris (AJC CEO) & Simone Rodan-Benzaquen (Dir, AJC Europe) speaking with Kurdish journalist Majeed Gly. (Oct 2019) Tuesday - 8pm & 2am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm

Also on L’Chayim

Sunday: Ken Spiro on God

Rabbi, historian and Aish HaTorah senior lecturer, Ken Spiro (author of Destiny – Why A Tiny Nation Plays Such A Huge Role In History), discusses the Jewish understanding of God. With Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim. Sunday – Noon; Monday - 3pm

Monday: FIDF-Peter Weintraub

Rabbi Peter Weintraub, Dinner Chair of the 2015 FIDF Gala at the Waldorf Astoria, describes how he fell in love with Israel; his son's wedding in Caesaria; running a company in Sderot; and the importance of the FIDF. L'Chayim with Mark S. Golub. Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

Tuesday: Meir Kahane Remembered

In November 1990, Rabbi Meir Kahane was murdered in a Manhattan hotel. The controversial leader of the Jewish Defense League and Kach Party in Israel is remembered in excerpts of "L'Chayim" interviews.
Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

Yitzhak Rabin z”l

Excerpts of a 1981 interview with Yitzhak Rabin on his role as Chief of Staff during the 1967 Six Day War are showcased in a tribute to the slain Israeli Prime Minister who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at Oslo. Tuesday – 9:30pm & 12:30am; Wednesday – 3:30pm

Thursday: Cindy Grosz

Columnist, author, lifestyle blogger, marketing specialist and Israel activist Cindy Grosz shares her perspectives on the Jewish community’s perspective on President Donald Trump. With Mark S. Golub on L'Chayim.
Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Saturday: Nobel Laureate Kandel

Eric Kandel, professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Columbia University, talks about leaving Austria during World War II, his relationship with Vienna today, and his life work studying the brain & the mind as a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist. Saturday 6pm

92nd Street Y: Charles Bronfman

One of the Jewish communities leading philanthropists and co-founder of Birthright Israel, Charles Bronfman, discusses his personal life with Rabbi Peter Rubenstein, Director of Jewish Community and Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at the 92nd Street Y. Tonight (Sunday) – 8:30pm; Monday – 10:00pm; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday – 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

A Touch Away

A story of forbidden love and secrets when a secular Jewish family from Russia moves in next to a Haredi family - and their daughter, about to be part of an arranged marriage, falls in love with the charismatic son. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. Episode 1 Sunday 7pm &1am; Tuesday 10:30am; Wednesday 5am; Thursday 9am & 4:30pm

Episode 2

Mintz family arrives at Israel. After four years that they haven't met, Zorik is truly excited to re-unite with his family. In Hebrew with English Subtitles. Saturday – 7pm & 2:30am

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 1

Learn the Hebrew letter Shin, as well as Hebrew vowels, on this first teaching episode of "From the Aleph Bet" series 1 Monday 9am; Thursday – 4am; Saturday - 11am

From the Aleph-Bet: Lesson 2

The Hebrew letter "Tuf" is introduced on this second lesson Monday - 9am & 4:30pm; Wednesday 7pm; Thursday – 4:35am; Saturday – 11:30am

For those who cannot attend services, JBS offers 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

Kabbalat Shabbat - 4:50pm Friday night Shabbat Services - 6pm, 11pm & 2am Saturday morning Shabbat Services 9:30 am

NA'AMAT USA HONORS HEROES AT ITS GALA DINNER NOV. 20"

Three leaders in NA'AMAT USA, OR CHAPTER, S.FL. will co-chair the 27th annual dinner honoring NORA AND CARLOS STOLEAR on Wednesday, Nov. 20th at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 NE 30th Ave. Aventura, Fl. at 6 pm.

Nora and Carlos Stolear are both accomplished professionals and benefactors that relocated to South Florida in 2004. Carlos is a Holocaust survivor. They joined NA'AMAT International, a movement of more than 300,000 members in nine countries, to help their cause.

Raquel Rub, NA'AMAT S.FL. Council President, Matilde Behar, NA'AMAT "OR" President, and Rebeca Yohai, National Board Member, stated that the dinner and entertainment are open to members, families, and community for a $100 contribution per person. Dietary laws observed. Reservations are available by phoning 305-965-4779 and 786-483-3312, or email naamator@yahoo.com.

Please join us to personally meet JONATHAN MORALES, the hero who captured the shooter and saved the lives of his fellow congregants, at Chabad of Poway, San Diego, California.

Proceeds of the event will go towards repairing the damage caused to several NA'AMAT daycare centers, by missiles directed to the Israeli population. We are a network of dynamic volunteers, dedicated to social justice, child and family welfare and gender equality in the workforce in Israel. We continue financing the programs and services developed over 92 years of existence with our sister organization, NA'AMAT ISRAEL. Daycare centers, domestic violence center in Tel Aviv, 17 vocational high schools, graduate and post-graduate scholarships, and much more.

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