It's Happening In Miami
Posted by Liat Stilman on 12/26/2018 @ 10:39 AM
On Saturday evening, December 22, a tsunami struck Indonesia’s Sunda Strait region, killing more than 370 people and displacing thousands. In the wake of the devastation and mounting death toll, immediate assistance is needed. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing emergency relief to survivors.
Be a part of the international Jewish community’s collective response to those who have been affected by this disaster, the third catastrophe to strike Indonesia this year.
Your donation will provide emergency medical care, clean water and critical supplies. Donation checks with a notation of “Indonesia Tsunami Relief Fund” should be mailed to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33137.
For assistance, you may also call 305.576.4000 ext. 428.
Posted by Gabriela Rascovsky on 12/24/2018 @ 03:14 PM
Join us on Monday February 25, at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus as we honor the lives of Congressman Bill Lehman Z'L and Rabbi Marshall Meyer Z'L with the guest speaker Deborah Benchoam. Inter- American Commission on Human Rights D.C Georgetown University
Posted by Ezer Benaim on 12/24/2018 @ 03:13 PM
The Family Shul | 2601 NE 211th Terr, Miami, FL 33180 | (305) 770-1919
Join us for a Shabbat promoting inclusion & special health awareness.
Friday, Feb 8 - 6:00 pm Inclusion Service, 7:10 pm Shabbat Dinner. Saturday, Feb 9 - 10:30 am Inclusion Service with Special Children's Program, 12:00 pm Shabbat Lunch.
Posted by Liat Stilman on 12/24/2018 @ 03:01 PM
As we say goodbye to 2018, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is counting on your contributions to support Jewish needs in Miami, in Israel and around the world. Donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign help fund a network of programs and services that bring comfort and hope to the vulnerable and strengthen Jewish identity and peoplehood. You can support the Jewish community and may enjoy the tax benefits of a charitable contribution. Consult with your tax advisor for more information. To donate or make a payment on an existing pledge, click here.
Posted by Liat Stilman on 12/24/2018 @ 01:58 PM
We are thrilled to announce that last week at the Hillel International Global Assembly, University of Miami Hillel was awarded the prestigious 2018 Philip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award.
This top campus award honors a Hillel that demonstrates excellence in strategically engaging students on the periphery of Jewish Life.
Among the many accomplishments in the past few years, the highlights of UM Hillel’s work include:
• Retaining an outstanding team of professionals, who work in partnership with an exemplary cohort of lay leaders, UM Hillel’s Board of Directors.
• UM Hillel became the largest provider for Birthright Israel and Onward Israel in Miami Dade, sending over 120 students annually.
• UM Hillel sent the largest AIPAC student delegation in 2018, and continues to recruit to send even more students in 2019.
• In less than a year we are on track to triple the number of students to 60 per year who attend the Jewish Learning Fellowship, 10-week learning seminars taught by Hillel staff.
• UM Hillel’s intentional efforts to work with Jewish Latino students as part of our national partnership with The David Project and American Jewish Committee, which resulted in hosting Jewish Latino Summit and three Alternative Spring Breaks to Cuba, Brazil, and Argentina.
• UM Hillel introduced kosher meals as part of the University of Miami meal plan in 2018 by opening the highly sought after restaurant, Pura Vida, at the Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life.
• Interfaith work on campus culminating in the first ever interfaith conference held on a college campus, which took place at UM Hillel in October.
• Base Miami became an integral part of the Jewish landscape of millennial engagement in the Brickell area. UM Hillel’s initiative to offer pluralistic Jewish life to the 20 and 30-year-old’s residing in Miami.
• UM Hillel successfully passed an independent financial audit in 2016, and 2018.
• We were selected to be part of the second cohort of the Organizational Design Lab; a creative think-tank to help us explore new and dynamic ways to reach even more Jewish students on the periphery.
• Read more about our work in our 2018 Impact Report.
In the months (and years) to come, we are certain that prestigious 2018 Philip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award will help elevate our work on campus as we strive to reach new heights.
We are very humbled by the support we have received from our community: alumni, parents and local community leaders. We deeply appreciate your guidance and commitment!
Your generosity inspires us to work very hard to ensure you see return on your investment, and UM Hillel achieves its mission of inspiring every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish Life, Learning and Israel.
From strength to strength and Mazal Tov to all Jewish ‘Canes!
Posted by Ezer Benaim on 12/24/2018 @ 12:52 PM
The Road to Happiness Thursday, Jan 10, 11:00am Chabad Chayil 2601 NE 211 Terr. Miami, FL 33180
The story of a women's journey to finding her true self...
Project Connect series, uniting all Jewish women of North Dade. Suggested Donation $18
Information & RSVP at (305) 770-1919
Watch JBS on Atlantic Broadband Ch168, Hotwire Ch269, Fios Ch798. DirecTV Ch388, Roku under "educational" and streamed on jbstv.org from Dec 23-29
Posted by Edith Samers on 12/22/2018 @ 09:26 PM
JOIN US FOR THE FIRST-EVER JBS TELETHON THURSDAY NIGHT 7-11PM EST
92nd Street Y: Jonathan Sacks & Simon Schama
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (former Chief Rabbi of the U.K. & Visiting Prof, Yeshiva U.) and Simon Schama (Prof of Art History, Columbia U.) discuss the essence of Jewish identity with former TV news anchor David Gregory. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm & 5am
Can Judaism Survive in the 21st Century?
Tal Keinan (American-born Israeli entrepreneur and author, God Is In The Crowd) discusses his concerns for the future of Judaism with Gary Rosenblatt (editor & publisher of The Jewish Week of New York).
A program of UJA-Federation of NY and The Jewish Week from Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY. Wednesday - 8pm & 1:30am; Friday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 1am
L'Chayim Round Table: Year End Retrospective - Part 1
Considering the most significant Jewish event of 2018, Thane Rosenbaum, Eric Yoffie, Betty Ehrenberg and Charles Small discuss the mass murder at the Tree Of Life Synagogue and explore the nature of antisemitism in America today. Today (Sunday) - Noon & 6pm
L'Chayim Round Table: Year End Retrospective - Part 2
In Part 2 of a Year End Retrospective, Thane Rosenbaum, Eric Yoffie, Betty Ehrenberg and Charles Small discuss Jewish criticism of Israel, assimilation and the future of Jewish pluralism; and offer their choices of "Jewish Person of the Year." Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm
L'Chayim: Chloe Valdary
Brand Ambassador for Jerusalem U, Chloe Valdary, a black Christian activist form New Orleans, describes how she came to be an ardent defender of Israel and suggests the best way for the Jewish community to respond to the BDS Movement. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm
L'Chayim: Vivian Lazar & HaZamir Chorale Saturday - 6pm
92nd Street Y: The Jews & Jesus
Mel Gibson's feature film "The Passion" is the subject of a discussion with Rabbi Eugene Korn, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham, and Catholic Theological Union Professor John Pawlikowski.From the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Tonight (Sun) - 8pm & 1am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am
Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel
Posted by Ezer Benaim on 12/20/2018 @ 02:46 PM
Every Monday from 10:30am-12:00pm Back by popular demand! The Yiddish Club has re-formed! Spread the word! Brunch will be served. No charge!
The club will alternate between classes and volunteering weekly.
Chabad Chayil, 2601 NE 211 Terr, Miami, FL 33180 Info & RSVP at (305) 801-7497 or ChabadChayil.org/4205250
Posted by Becky Morhaim on 12/18/2018 @ 04:18 PM
Enjoy a fun night full of laughs featuring comedian Elon Gold at Scheck Hillel Community School’s 2019 Annual Event: Thursday Night Live. Elon Gold is famous for starring in FOX’s ‘Stacked’ and NBC’s ‘In-Laws’. He has made appearances on ‘The Tonight Show’ and had a recent recurring role on the hit show, ‘Bones’. Elon was a writer/performer on ABC’s ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ and has guest starred on ‘Frasier’, ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ among others.
This event benefits Scheck Hillel's Kulanu Scholarship Fund. To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit eHillel.org/AnnualEvent
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Scheck Hillel Community School
19000 NE 25th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33180
About Scheck Hillel
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 admissions@eHillel.org.
Outstanding Scheck Hillel Students Receive Merit Scholarships, Named Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors
Posted by Becky Morhaim on 12/18/2018 @ 03:55 PM
North Miami Beach, Fla. – Five outstanding Scheck Hillel Community School students received merit-based scholarships as the 10th generation of the school’s Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors.
Gabriela Bentolila (Grade 12), Gabrielle Kurzer (Grade 11), Michael Rafalskyy (Grade 10), Joshua Schmutter (Grade 11) and Albert Wolak (Grade 12) were honored at the 2018-19 Jaime and Raquel Gilinski Hillel Ambassador Program recognition ceremony and student assembly on November 15. They celebrated with their families and peers, as well as alumni who were named Ambassadors in previous years. The morning was a beautiful representation of 10 generations within this prestigious program.
“Congratulations to all of our Ambassadors and to their families” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel Community School. “Today these students join generations of Ambassadors making an impact around the world: attending graduate school in far corners of the United States, volunteering with rural communities in Africa, serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, nurturing our local South Florida community, and pursuing their dreams as young entrepreneurs, engineers and educators. They carry the lifelong title of Gilinski Hillel Ambassador, representing the prestigious Program and Scheck Hillel as Jewish leaders and global citizens.”
The rigorous annual application requires students to write short essays, produce a video and formulate a resume; finalists advance to a panel interview.
The Program, created by Jaime and Raquel Gilinski, recognizes students who demonstrate exceptional commitment to education and Scheck Hillel, encouraging the lifelong learning and leadership that continuity requires. Ambassadors showcase the Scheck Hillel mission through accomplishment and talent - in the classroom, on the field, on stage or through community service.
Over the years, Gilinski Hillel Ambassadors have graduated to Ivy League and top tier schools such as the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, University of Miami, University of Florida, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, among others. The 2019-2020 application will open in spring 2019. For information, please contact Scheck Hillel’s Admissions office at 305.931.2831x173 or write to admissions@eHillel.org.
About Scheck Hillel
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 admissions@eHillel.org .