It's Happening In Miami
JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights Dec 9-15 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DirecTV Ch 388, Hotwire Ch 269, Roku under "educational" and streamed on www.jbstv.org
Posted by Edith Samers on 12/08/2018 @ 09:00 PM
For the up-to-date schedule, go to www.jbstv.org each day
Saban Forum: Jared Kushner
Hayim Saban sits with Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, to discuss "America First" model and the Administration's Middle East peace plan. From the 2017 Saban Forum at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC. Monday - 7:30pm & 2pm; Wednesday - 1:30pm
Welcoming The Stranger
Cantor Laura Bresnik, Rev. Beate Storck and Dr. Heba Elkhateeb discuss how Judaism, Christianity, and Islam view the "stranger" in the past and in today.
A program of The Interfaith Women's Initiative from the Darul Islah Mosque in Teaneck, NJ. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm
This year's Annual Chabad of Mineola Chanukah Telethon hosted by Rabbi Anchelle Perl Sunday 7-11pm
L'Chayim: Filmmaker of "93 Queen"
Filmmaker Paula Eiselt discusses her hit documentary "93 Queen," which follows an Orthodox mother of six, "Ruchie" Frier, and a group of Orthodox women as they shake the status quo of their Chasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn by trying to create a female ambulance service. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm
The ZOA's 2018 Louis D. Brandeis Awards Gala with John Bolton, Danny Danon, Caroline Glick, Mark Levin, Suzanne Somers, Richard Grenell and ZOA National President Mort Klein. Hosted by Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News from the Marriot Marquis hotel in NYC. Tuesday - 7pm & 1am; Thursday - 1pm; Saturday - 7pm & 1:30am
On L’Chayim This Week:
Yaakov Zada Daniel - star of Israel TV series "Fauda" Today (Sunday) - Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm
Mordechai Kedar - The Muslim Mind Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm
Susan Tuchman - Fighting BDS Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm
Michael & Susan Ashner - Beit Rut Home For Girls Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday- 3pm
Eichmann Trial Remembered
On the anniversary of Adolph Eichmann's conviction by an Israeli court, Michael Goldmann-Gilead, a key member of the special Israeli police unit created to gather evidence for the trial (April-December 1961) discusses his work and the trial. With Eli M. Rosenbaum at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC. Saturday (Dec 15) - 2pm; Next Sunday - 7pm
92Y: Capture of Adolph 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, NYC.
Saturday (Dec 15) - 3pm; Next Sunday - 8pm
Film: Righteous Rebel
Phil Schneider's powerful and moving depiction of the courageous work of Rabbi Avi Weiss, who has devoted much of his rabbinic career to defending Jews and Jewish causes everywhere - from Soviet Jewry, to the Auschwitz Convent, to Jonathan Pollard. Saturday 4am, midnight (start of Dec 16)
Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel
Posted by dhannigan on 12/08/2018 @ 06:15 AM
HOSTED BY THE NETWORK 20s:
Join the Network 20s committee on Tuesday, December 18th and learn how to make 4 different drinks and learn about the Federation. Don’t miss out on this amazing event!!
Event starts promptly at 7: 15 p.m.
intended for participants ages 22-29
Kosher food options will be available at the event.
Tickets start at $18 and day of the event are $25
BGS (no charge)
Posted by dhannigan on 12/08/2018 @ 06:11 AM
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for 2019 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
• 2017 income tax return (Form 1040)
• Camp acceptance letter or invoice
• 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 31, 2019 at 11:59PM. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by dhannigan on 12/08/2018 @ 06:09 AM
Are you a young adult looking to experience Israel? We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Miami Community Birthright trip will welcome participants ages 27-32, taking place June 12-24, 2019. Participants will explore Israel with their peers, develop connections with their heritage and make memories to last a lifetime. The fast-paced, active itinerary includes rafting on the Jordan River, floating in the Dead Sea, hiking Masada, enjoying Tel Aviv’s night life, visiting the Western Wall and exploring Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham. Space is limited; click here to register.
Posted by dhannigan on 12/08/2018 @ 06:08 AM
Make this holiday season special by participating in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center’s 11th Annual Jewish Community Volunteer Days, sponsored by Wells Fargo.
On Friday, December 21; Sunday, December 23; Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25, join volunteers in family-friendly activities that include preparing and serving meals, distributing donated toys at social-service agencies and spending time with hospitalized children, at-risk youth and homeless shelter residents. Young professionals can join in on Sunday, December 23 at meaningful events hosted by Repair the World. To register, click here
Posted by Gabriela Rascovsky on 12/06/2018 @ 08:18 AM
Join us on our Gospel Shabbat 2019
Friday January 25, 7:00pm
Posted by Greg Lawrence on 12/05/2018 @ 04:30 PM
Miami Art Week and the Jewish Question
By Artist Jônatas
The English Oxford dictionary defines Art as “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
When it comes to the definition of Beauty, the English Oxford Dictionary also mentions an aspect that goes beyond aesthetics, defining it is “a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect.”
With that in mind, I am here to talk to you about the relevance of Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week, for all of us:
Not long ago, Miami was unfairly considered the cultural desert of the United States. Academics, artists, and intellectuals felt that the lack of a captivating audience, public funding, and art venues, were to be blamed for their stifled careers. In a way, they were completely right.
Throughout the various economic crisis of the past decade, the visual arts in South Florida have suffered extreme blows, and in many areas, art venues would never return to business.
And now Art Basel is a major force in South Florida! Miami Art Week has become a pilgrimage for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to come together to celebrate creativity. Yes, many times these celebrations are ruled by excessive displays of ego and gaudiness. But do keep in mind, that the vast majority of all strong modern and contemporary art scenes in the U.S., such as the ones in L.A. and N.Y. from the 1950s - 1980s had clubs and partying as active allies in the proliferation of new artists and players in a new, local, art industry.
So I do welcome Art Basel Miami and Miami Art Week, wholeheartedly. And I believe it is crucial that we support it by attending exhibits, becoming patrons, and celebrating Art in our own South Floridian kind of way.
But as Jews, how do we embrace this climate of art, specially as it falls on Hanukkah?
My best answer is the following:
We need to find meaning and purpose in it. Once we understand that Art is one of the strongest forms of communication, we understand that today Art provides us with a rare opportunity to address many of society’s contemporary issues. Issues such as prejudice, violence, and the fear of the foreigner.
For this year’s Art Basel Week I choose to address the theme of immigration, through the famous order given to Abraham and his children in Lech Lecha; to leave, to migrate, and to become a stranger in a strange land!
As a first-generation immigrant and returnee to Judaism from a family of exiled crypto-Jews who were in a spiritual and physical 500-Year diaspora since the days of the Spanish Inquisition, I choose to speak up against the treatment given to asylum-seekers in our country. This is conversation about basic human treatment, outside of the political debate. As an artist, I choose to focus on the process of exile and adaption, with a strong Jewish undertone of overcoming assimilation by never forgetting one’s history.
For Art Basel Week, I therefore created a large-scale, multimedia, and audience-participatory exhibit titled “I Am A Stranger in A Strange Land,” where through installations, paintings, films, and many interesting conversations we will be discussing the meaning of being a stranger in a strange land.
Although themes of exile, family-separation, and identity suppression are worthy of our serious attention, we will also embrace the visual language of beauty, joy, and intellect of Miami Art Week: We will be colorful and bold, deep and thought-provoking. We will have a pop-up museum-quality Exhibit at CAMEO nightclub, where the dinner table and guests will become part of the art collection and Art Basel experience!
So please join me this Friday night for our own Art Basel Week Shabbat Dinner. This is the very first official ShabBasel event in Miami history!
50% of the proceeds from the sales of artwork will be donated to charitable causes.
Let the light shine through, Miami Art Week style!
Friday, December 7th, 7pm Cameo Night Club 1445 Washington Ave. Miami Beach, FL
Posted by chabad.chayil on 12/04/2018 @ 04:43 PM
Wednesday, Jan 16, 8:00pm
Chabad Chayil 2601 NE 211 Terr, Miami, FL 33180
Are you surviving or thriving? Tips to wow any relationship with world renowned coach Rebbetzin Chana Carlebach. Implementing Proven Strategies plus a Q&A with Rabbi Moishe & Layah Kievman!
JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights Dec 2-Dec 8 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player under "Educational", and at www.jbstv.org
Posted by Edith Samers on 12/01/2018 @ 10:39 PM
L'Chayim: Fauda's Yaakov Daniel
Yaakov Zada Daniel, who plays a leading role in the hit Israeli TV series Fauda (which follows an elite Israeli unit combating Palestinian terrorists on the West Bank - available on Netflix), describes his personal story -- from actually serving himself in an IDF counter-terrorism unit to fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming a successful star of stage, screen and television. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm; Next Sunday - Noon & 6pm
JBS's exclusive television presentation of the 2018 Friends of the IDF Gala featuring a number of amazing soldiers of the IDF who tell their personal stories, including Staff Sgt. Bar, an IDF Paramedic who describes how he saved a Syrian infant injured in Syria during its civil war, and Major Or Ben-Yehuda, who explains how her mother Dina, a Hadassah Hospital professor, inspired her own acts of bravery that saved her squad from a Palestinian surprise attack.
With the music of Cantor Netanel Hershtik, Israeli pop singer Shiri Maimon and the IDF Musical Ensemble. Hosted by National FIDF President Peter Weintraub, from the Hilton Hotel in NYC. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm & 2am
L'Chayim: FIDF - Peter Weintraub Rabbi Peter Weintraub, now the National President of the Friends of the IDF, 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. Saturday - 6pm
Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism
The 2018 WZO-AZM symposium on antisemitism with Israeli Consul General Dani Dayan, his daughter Ofir Dayan (Students Supporting Israel), Amanda Berman (Lawfare Project), Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Benjamin Sweetwater (Maccabee Task Force), Alexander Joffe (Editor, BDS Monitor, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East), Elizabeth Berney (The Zionist Organization of America), Kenneth Stern (Center for the Study of Hate), and Stephanie Hauser (Israel Action Network). Moderated by Rabbi Joe Potasnik (NY Board of Rabbis) from The Conference Center in NYC. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1am; Thursday - 1:30pm
92Y: Jews & Punchlines
Female comics Judy Gold and Jackie Hoffman explore the Jewish gene for comedy where nothing is off limits - from money to mothers to food. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Tonight (Sun) - 8pm & 1:30am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm & 5am
L'Chayim: Jackie Mason
One of American Jewry's iconic comedians, Jackie Mason, reflects upon his choice to give up the Orthodox rabbinate for the world of comedy, discusses his controversial career, and shares some of his observations on Jewish life today. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm
Jake Ehrenreich Show
If you missed the premiere of the Jake Ehrenreich Show last night, he still can enjoy comedienne and impressionist Marilyn Michaels, and Alan Dershowitz as you've never seen him before (reminiscing about his youth in the Catskills and singing "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah") - as well as Jake's inducting Jerry Lewis into the Catskills Hall of Fame. Tonight (Sunday) - 10pm & 1am; Tuesday - 2pm; Thursday - 10pm & 1am; Saturday - 2pm
CELEBRATE CHANUKAH WITH JBS LIGHT THE MENORAH EACH NIGHT 5:30pm & 11:30pm EST
FIRST NIGHT (Sun, Dec 2) - DR. RUTH WESTHEIMER
SECOND NIGHT (Mon, Dec 3) - RICHARD SHIFF
THIRD NIGHT (Tue, Dec. 4) - JAKE EHRENREICH
FOURTH NIGHT (Wed, Dec 5) - FRAN KLAGSBRUN
FIFTH NIGHT (Thu, Dec 6) - FYVUSH FINKEL z"l
SIXTH NIGHT (Fri, Dec 7) - GIL HOVAV
SEVENTH NIGHT (Sat, Dec 8) - TOVAH FELDSHUH
EIGHTH NIGHT (Sun, Dec 9) - RON ELIRAN
Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel
Posted by Becky Morhaim on 11/30/2018 @ 01:54 PM
North Miami Beach, Fla. -- Thirteen Scheck Hillel Community School seniors have been nominated for the 2019 Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards: one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs.
These students are Jonathan Abbo (Digital & Interactive Media), Shelly Albergel (World Languages), Jorge Batievsky (Business), Esther Benasayag (Vocational/Technical), Joseph Bensabat (Social Sciences), Moises Bensadon (Science), Gabriela Bentolila (Art), Alexa Cohen (Journalism), Raquel Dimitri (General Scholarship), Matias Lancewicki (Math), Jayme Podgorowiez (Music), Emily Rodman (Speech), Albert Wolak (Athletics).
"Congratulations to all the nominees,” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel Community School. “These students represent the range and depth of academic excellence at Scheck Hillel."
Recently, Scheck Hillel students were awarded 53 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards, and Raquel Dimitri '19, was named a National Merit Semifinalist, adding to Scheck Hillel's academic achievements at a national level.
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 STEM and design, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with additional 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 admission@eHillel.org.