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Ecuador Earthquake Relief Concert

This upcoming week Area Stage is proud to be hosting the Ecuador Earthquake Relief Concert featuring performances by international singing star Jon Secada, as well as up and coming talent such as Ecuadorian singer Nicole Permigotti, conservatory staff and students as well. The Orchestra will be directed by award winning musical director Jon Rose. The funds raised from this event will provide permanent shelter and direct relief tot a group of orphaned children.

The event will take place - 1560 S. Dixie Hwy Coral Gables, FL 33146 at 8:00 PM

Tickets can be bought at or at front for - $50, $75, and $100 They cannot be reserved over the phone.

For questions please call or email us at: / 305-666-2078


I am trying to raise money for a one-way trip to Israel so that I might resume my studies at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah.

Since I came back to the United States, I've slowly fallen of the derech and am in dire need of a spiritual steroid.

Help me get back to Aish. Help me connect to my roots and become a better person for the benefit of mankind.

Every bit helps and any remaining funds will be given to tzedakah.


Avraham Mendel ben Osher HaLevi

Ace Your Interview- June 16! JWorks Miami FREE Job Search Workshop

JWorks Miami invites you to attend a FREE Interviewing Skills Workshop on Thursday, June 16, 10:30am-12:30 pm

Please RSVP at JWorks Miami - RSVP is required! The workshop will begin promptly at 10:30am, please arrive a few minutes prior and dress to impress, business casual is recommended.

Just landed the interview of your dreams? Awesome. Now, we're here to help you out and make sure you score that great job, too.

Before your next interview, brush up on interviewing basics, learn how to research a company and put together a strategic prep plan, and learn smart ways to handle any question or scenario thrown your way. We'll also show you how to follow up afterward (in a non-annoying way, of course).

Some topics we will cover:
* What to Wear!
* Frequently asked interview questions
* What not to say
* Researching the company
* Good questions to ask the interviewer
* Following up – Thank You notes
* Mock interview - time permitting

These events are also a great way for JWorks Miami staff to get to know you! Please note, we are unable to refer you to available opportunities unless we have met you in person.

All events will be held at:
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd,
Miami, FL 33137
Click here for directions to parking lot entrance

If you have any questions please visit our website or call us at 305-403-6554.

We look forward to seeing you!

The JWorks Miami Team
JWorks Miami is a partnership of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and
Jewish Community Services of South Florida

Jewish Heritage Day at Marlins Park!

Join the Marlins for the 13th annual Jewish Heritage Day featuring a postgame concert by the Maccabeats.

"Our organization aims to celebrate baseball and culture with our fans through these special events," said Marlins President David Samson. "This is the 13th year that we have hosted Jewish Heritage Day, and it has been a success each year. The event is about bringing together the Jewish community in South Florida for a day filled with baseball, fun activities and kosher food."


VIP Special Event Package Includes:

Jewish Federation Offer Cap

Commemorative Marlins Jewish Heritage Day Gift Baseball Hat (Special Event buyers only) Marlins Kids Baseball Socks courtesy of University of Miami Health Systems (first 5,000 kids) Sunday Funday includes: Selfie with a Marlins player, running the bases (kids 12 & under) and more!

Stop by the Kosher Korner near Section 1 for a great selection of kosher food options A portion of the proceeds from this offer benefit the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Groups of 10+ get preferred seating, contact Shana Baker-Bradley at (305) 480-1519 or



                                            CELEBRATION HIGHLIGHTS

Friday Night/Shabbat Dinner: Keynote Address >DANNY DANON, Israel's Ambassador to U.N. Saturday Workshops & Sessions: Report from NA'AMAT Israel>Judy Telman Saturday Keynote Speaker: >Professor Shula Reinhartz, Dir. of Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center - "Modern Feminism"

                         > Dr. Nick Spirtos, Oncology specialist, Gynecologist                    
                                              "Gender Inequality in Medical Research"
                          >Linda Meisel, Fundraising Workshop, Exec. Dir. Jewish Family 
                                               & Children's Service of Mercer County 

Wine & Cheese Reception Saturday Sunday Brunch Honoring Outgoing National President and Officers, with installation of New National Board with New National President.

               $400 pp/dble occupancy--2 nights hotel including--.

Dinner Friday night, Reception Saturday, Sunday Brunch. Optional pkgs. Hoover Dam Tour and Sat. Night Theatre pkg. Additional charges. REGISTER BY JULY 1. (818) 431-2200. NAAMAT@NAAMAT.ORG. WWW.NAAMAT.ORG Non-members must have a ticket to enter.

"Our mission is as important today as it was in 1925," said outgoing President Elizabeth Raider. "In cooperation with our sister organization, NA'AMAT Israel, we continue to expand our programs in Israel in response to the ever-changing needs of Israeli society. We come to Las Vegas with pride for the tremendous progress we've made, and resolute in the knowledge that our work is not done. Our organization remains strong and will continue to grow and prosper under our new leadership."

JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights June 5-11 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and online at

Go to for a full schedule of News, Jewish Studies, Culture and more!

Election 2016: Bernie Sanders' Anti-Israel Choices

Nathan Guttman, Washington Correspondent for The Jewish Forward, discusses Bernie Sander's choosing anti-Israel individuals for the Democratic Platform Committee; and analyzes the controversy over Avigdor Lieberman's becoming Defense Minister. Monday 6:30pm, 11:30pm Tuesday 3:30am, 8:30am, 12:30pm

The Wisdom of Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Dudu Fisher & Jerusalem

Dr. Ruth applauds the work and Jewish commitment of international singing star Dudu Fisher, and talks about their shared love of Jerusalem and her personal connection to the Jewish State as a sniper for the Hagannah in 1948. Monday 7pm; Wednesday 1pm

L'Chayim: Ron Eliran

"Israel's Ambassador of Song," Ron Eliran, whose song "Sharm el-Sheikh" celebrating the Israeli victory in the 6-Day War became a national hit, talks about his life, his career and his iconic songs. Tuesday 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday 3pm

Global Anti-Semitism: Jew Hatred

A panel discussion of how hatred of the state of Israel often goes hand-in-hand with hatred of Jews. With Thane Rosenbaum, Mehnaz Afridi, Rev. Robert Moore, and Michael Curtis. Moderated by Rabbi Mark S. Golub. From Kean University in NJ. Tuesday 8pm & 1am; Thursday 2pm

Jerusalem Post Conference: Islamic Terrorism

Security experts discuss how the world should respond to acts of Islamist terrorism. With Caroline Glick, Gabi Ashkenazi, Efraim Halevy, and Malcolm Hoenlein. A JBS exclusive coverage from the 2016 Jerusalem Post Conference, Marriot Marquis, NYC. Wednesday 7:30pm; Friday 2:30pm

**Jerusalem Post Conference: BDS Panel Threats posed by the BDS Movement are discussed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Elazar Stern, Shalom Norman and Adam Milstein. Moderated by Caroline Glick. A JBS exclusive coverage from the 2016 Jerusalem Post Conference, Marriot Marquis, NYC. Wednesday 8pm; Friday 1:45pm

L'Chayim: Muslim Mind (Mordechai Kedar)**

Prof. Mordechai Kedar (Bar Ilan University) discusses the Muslim perspective and how it impacts the Palestinian community and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Wednesday 9pm & Midnight; Thursday 3pm

"Bridges Not Boycotts" Conference

Israeli U.N. Amb. Danny Danon leads a conference at the United Nations in which ambassadors from various nations, and other dignitaries, protest the BDS Movement that seeks to delegitimize the Jewish State. Thursday Evening 7:30pm & 1am

For Shavuot: Rabbi David Hartman (z"l): Understanding Sinai

Rabbi David Hartman (z"l), Founder of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, discusses giving and receiving of the Torah at Sinai and how Jewish tradition rejects fundamentalism. Thursday 9pm & Midnight; Friday 3pm

For Shavuot: Rabbi Norman Cohen: Genius of Midrash

Using some of the Torah's most well-known stories, Dr. Norman Cohen, professor of Midrash at HUC-JIR, illustrates the way in which Jews have read and understood the Torah through interpretative stories of the rabbis (midrash). Thursday 9:30pm & 12:30am; Friday 3:30pm

Blintzes And So Much More!

Ahavat Olam observes and celebrates Shavuot on Sunday night, June 12th, at 7 P.M. Come feast on blintzes and other dairy delights, sing festive music, hear the story of Ruth, and share happy memories of departed loved ones during a unique Yizkor presentation. RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST to ensure enough food for everyone. Ahavat Olam is located at 10755 SW 112 Street in Kendall, on the grounds of Killian Pines United Methodist Church. To RSVP, or for more information, call 305 412-4240 or write

Shabbat on the Beach June 10

Shabbat for Young Professionals on the Beach!

Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:00pm

53rd Street Beach, Collins Ave, Miami Beach

Don't miss The Tribe's annual Shabbat on the Beach. Join us for a Reform style, musically driven Shabbat service amidst the waves, wind, and sand. This year we are graced with the spiritual leadership of Rabbi Adam Grossman of University of Florida Hillel. Go Gators! A kosher spread and schmoozing to follow. Please RSVP

Hochberg Preparatory Presents Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber

North Miami Beach, FL – May 17, 2016 – Hochberg Preparatory School is pleased to announce that it will be celebrating the incredible and acclaimed life of Dr. Ruth Gruber on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. by showing a one-time screening of the movie Ahead of Time. Dr. Gruber was born in 1911 in Brooklyn, New York and became the youngest female to earn a PhD at age 20.

Dr. Gruber went on to become a heralded international correspondent and photojournalist whose career spanned more than seven decades. Besides extensively traveling the world, she was a member of the Roosevelt team, which traveled to Alaska in 1942, escorted Holocaust refugees to America in 1944, and covered the Nuremberg trials in 1946. She had relationships with many world leaders including Eleanor Roosevelt and President Harry Truman.

The school is privileged to be able to present this one-time, multi-award winning film covering the life and times of Dr. Gruber. The movie is a testament to her life as a “ground-breaking” journalist and also offers never-before-seen archival footage. In addition to viewing this spectacular film, Executive Producer Patti Kenner will make a special guest appearance. V.I.P. ticket holders will be able to socialize with Ms. Kenner.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 per person or $180.00 for V.I.P. privileges. All proceeds from the event will be used for the Hochberg Preparatory School Scholarship Fund. In addition to the fundraising event, the school is seeking sponsors. A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available.

The event will be held at Beth Torah-Benny Rok Campus. 20350 NE 26th Ave., North Miami Beach, FL 33180. RSVP is required:

Hochberg Preparatory School is a Jewish Preparatory school committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders by challenging high achieving students to reach their fullest potential academically, morally, and spiritually within a nurturing environment. The school accepts children from infancy through eighth grade.

The school provides a diverse, challenging education focused on exceptional academics and integrated with Hebrew and Judaics. The curriculum is enhanced by art, music, physical education, technology and sports, to name a few.

Chambers and Partners USA Names Barry Nelson as Leading Florida Estate Planning Attorney

Barry A. Nelson, Florida Bar Certified in Taxation and Wills, Trusts and Estates, of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. located in North Miami Beach, Florida, has been named as a leading estate planning attorney in Florida and as a notable practitioner in Florida tax by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Barry Nelson is one of eight lawyers rated "Band 1" in 2016 in the area of Tax: Estate Planning Florida. "Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best" as noted by the Chambers and Partners web site at

Per the Chambers and Partners web site, Barry Nelson of Nelson & Nelson PA is lauded by commentators for his "tremendous expertise in tax law," with many sources identifying him as "an expert in that area."

Chambers and Partners is the leading publisher of directories for the legal profession. Attorneys are selected through intensive, continuous research and interviews with attorneys and their clients worldwide. Ranked attorneys are selected according to criteria most valued by clients such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence and commitment.

Barry A. Nelson, a Florida Bar Board Certified Attorney in the areas of Taxation and Wills, Trusts and Estates, is named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Miami Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year." He is a shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. located in North Miami Beach, Florida. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), has been a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated Lawyer for over 25 years and has been listed in Best Lawyers® consecutively since 1995. For a complete biography visit

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