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Ultimate Family Purim Party

Thursday, March 21, 5:00pm

Amazing Street Party with Live Music, Food, Magic Show, Games, Fireworks, Farbrengen & the whole Megillah! No charge. Must RSVP!

Chabad Chayil, 2601 NE 211 Terrace, Miami, FL 33180 Info & RSVP at (305) 770-1919 or

Ultimate Epic Purim Bash

Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm

Awesome Block Party with Live Music, Food, Fireworks, Farbrengen & the whole Megillah! The ultimate Purim Party for young Jewish adults! No charge. Must RSVP!

The street in front of Chabad Chayil, 2601 NE 211 Terrace, Miami, FL 33180 Info & RSVP at (305) 770-1919 or

NCJW Miami Mother's Day Luncheon & Boutique

Join Co-Chairs Joni Meiselman, Sharlane Packar and Jill Swartz

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

Temple Israel of Greater Miami will be transformed into the 1893 Chicago World Exposition when Hannah G. Solomon founded the National Council of Jewish Women.

Renowned writer and storyteller Andrea Askowitz will bring "Hannah G" to life to celebrate 125 years since NCJW's beginning, and we will present Fran Levey with the Hannah G. Solomon Award.

Event Committee in formation. To join the committee, Sponsorships, boutique vendors, and for more information, please contact Amy Bloom at or (305) 697-9028.

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In Recognition of Women’s History Month:

Israeli Feminist Icon: Alice Shalvi

Holocaust survivor, founder of the Israel Women's Network and Israel Prize laureate Alice Shalvi (90+ years), reflects on her life's journey which she describes in her memoir"Never a Native." With Kathleen Peratis a program of the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Lilith magazine and New Israel Fund at B'nai Jeshurun Congregation in NYC. Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 7pm & 2:30am

L'Chayim: American Feminist Icon Letty Pogrebin

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, one of America's pioneering feminists (Ms. Magazine) and author of ten books ("Single Jewish Male Seeking Soul Mate"), describes her personal Jewish journey and shares her view of Jewish life today. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

L'Chayim: Deborah Lipstadt

Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt (Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University), discusses her celebrated victory over a British Holocaust denier (told in the 2016 movie Denial starring Rachel Weisz) and assesses the dangers of contemporary antisemitism she addresses in her new book, Antisemitism: Here and Now. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm; Next Sunday - Noon & 6pm

L'Chayim: Story of "Ruckie" Freier ("93 Queen")

Filmmaker Paula Eiselt discusses her documentary movie "93 Queen," which follows a group of Orthodox women led by Rachel "Ruchie" Freier as they shake the status quo of their Chasidic community by trying to create a female ambulance service. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Film: Lea and Darija

The story of 13-year-olds Lea Deutsch and Darija Gasteiger (the Croatian "Shirley Temples") who become stars of 1940's musical theater in Zagreb until the Nazi invasion put their friendship to the test. English subtitles. Sunday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 9pm & 4am


IPF: Understanding The Political Gap

Michelle Goldberg (NY Times), Dan Shapiro (former US Amb. to Israel), Mona Charen (columnist), Michael Doran (Hudson Institute) and Jonathan Greenblatt (ADL) take part in the Israel Policy Forum's "Across The Divide." A program in association with the ADL & The Streicker Center at Temple Emanu-El, NYC. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 4am

92Y: Simon Schama - Jews Pt 2

Historian and author Simon Schama discusses part two of his BBC/PBS series, "The Story of the Jews," which chronicles Jewish history from the Jews' expulsion from Spain in 1492 through the end of the 19th Century and the birth of early Zionism. Tonight (Sunday) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

L'Chayim: Mark Langfan - Map Of The West Bank

Mark Langfan, President of Americans For A Safe Israel and an expert on water on the West Bank, uses a relief map to illustrate the problems that would be created for Israel were the West Bank high ground to come under Palestinian control. Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

"A Touch Away" Ep-5

Thursday - 8pm & 2am; Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am; Next Sunday - 2pm & 4am; Next Tuesday - 7pm & 2am

L'Chayim: Danny Ayalon on Israeli Politics

Former Israeli U.S. Amb. Danny Ayalon discusses issues surrounding the upcoming Israeli elections in April including Prime Minister Netanyahu's possible indictment and his support of a Kahane-like party. Today (Sunday) - Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm

ITN: Rettig Gur on Netanyahu

Political correspondent and analyst for The Times of Israel, Haviv Rettig Gur, describes the Israeli people's response to Benjamin Netanyahu's probable indictment and discusses the possible ramifications on Israeli elections.
Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

ITN: Dershowitz on Netanyahu & Yoffie

Alan Dershowitz explains why he is troubled by the impending indictment of Prime Minister Netanyahu as a threat to Israeli democracy, and answers Rabbi Eric Yoffie's criticism of him published in Haaretz.
Tonight (Sunday) - 11:30pm & 3:30am; Monday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

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Temple Sinai Spring Music Fest w/ Nefesh Mountain

Join Temple Sinai of North Dade for our Annual Cantor Shulkes Spring Music Fest featuring Jewish bluegrass sensation Nefesh Mountain! Saturday, April 6th!

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Record Number of Scheck Hillel Band Students Earn Highest Marks in District Solo & Ensemble Adjudication

CASE Awards NORTH MIAMI BEACH – A record 22 Scheck Hillel Community School students received a Superior rating - the highest possible - for solos performed in the 2019 District 20 Solo & Ensemble adjudication on January 31, 2019. In all, 32 Scheck Hillel students earned a Superior, Excellent or Good rating in the adjudication. Scheck Hillel hosted the event for its own members of the Band program as well as peers from Miami Country Day School.

As part of this nationwide program, student instrumentalists select and prepare pieces from an approved list of works, performing their solos with piano accompaniment before a State-certified adjudicator.

Each of the following students earned a Superior rating: Daniel Abbo, Grade 9 (clarinet); David Almog, Grade 7 (trumpet); Leonardo Bentata, Grade 10 (trumpet); Malvina Dimitri, Grade 9 (flute); Ellie Esquenazi, Grade 7 (clarinet); Eli Gelb, Grade 11 (tenor saxophone); Eva Gelb, Grade 7 (clarinet); Sadie Lemmer, Grade 6 (flute); Zachary Lemmer, Grade 9 (flute); Noah Levine, Grade 8 (alto saxophone); Julia Luck, Grade 7 (flute); Amit Miara, Grade 9 (flute); Orel Mizrahi, Grade 8 (mallet percussion); Valerie Nichols, Grade 6 (flute); Eduardo Novodzelsky, Grade 8 (french horn); Michael Rafalskyy, Grade 10 (baritone); Emily Rodman, Grade 12 (clarinet); Benjamin Ratzker, Grade 11 (alto saxophone); Hannah Stern, Grade 9 (trombone); Eyal Vaxman, Grade 7 (trumpet).

For the second consecutive year, Joi Alon, Grade 11 (alto saxophone) and Jayme Podgorowiez, Grade 12 (clarinet) each received a Superior rating and played a level of difficulty that advances them to the State level of Solo and Ensemble. State Solo & Ensemble will be held March 20-March 24, 2019, at Seminole High School in Sanford. Performance dates are to be assigned.

Each of these nine Scheck Hillel students each earned an Excellent rating: Jonathan Abbo, Grade 12 (alto saxophone); Michael Berenstein, Grade 11 (alto saxophone); Salomon Delarosa, Grade 8 (trumpet); Raquel Dimitri, Grade 12 (trumpet); Eitan Garzon, Grade 8 (clarinet); Arie Lisker, Grade 7 (trombone); Yitzhak Lopez, Grade 6 (alto saxophone); Danielle Waijman, Grade 12 (trumpet); Mirah Zack, Grade 12 (trumpet). Joshua Schmutter, Grade 11 (alto saxophone) received a Good rating.

"It is amazing to see the passion and drive that these students show every year,” said Matt Villa, Scheck Hillel’s band director. “More than doubling from 2018’s 15 participants to this year’s 32 is an amazing representation of the students motivating each other to grow Scheck Hillel’s arts program. These ratings show student determination; nothing comes between them and their development as musicians and as individuals.”

Since 2013, Scheck Hillel has hosted District 20's Thursday Solo & Ensemble adjudication to create an opportunity for South Florida’s student-musicians to participate in the adjudication and uphold their observance of Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath). This opportunity is made possible thanks to the joint efforts of the Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) and Scheck Hillel Community School.

Arts education is a core component of Scheck Hillel Community School’s curriculum, from early childhood through high school. Instruction is offered through a framework of educational standards in a variety of disciplines, including music, theater and the visual arts. Scheck Hillel arts educators are highly-trained, nationally recognized instructors who spark a lasting appreciation for artistic expression. As students make personal choices for their creative outlets, they are able to deepen and continually improve their practice.

Research has shown that an arts education enhances academic achievement and school engagement, and enriches campus life. Students make personal choices for their creative outlets while gaining respect and understanding for all fine and performing art forms. Whether a student’s passion is learning to play the violin or painting a masterpiece, there is a place for everyone in Scheck Hillel’s Jordan Alexander Ressler Arts Program.

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

FAMILY PROGRAM: (Drawing) Sunday Comics

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Artist-in-Residence Workshop

Steve Marcus guided workshop fun!

THIS SUNDAY March 10. 2 pm- 4pm Family Program with Artist in Residence Steve Marcus. All ages and skill levels welcomed.

Draw a comic strip and tell your unique story. Families are invited to take inspiration from Steve Marcus amidst his artwork in the current exhibition "Through the Hat: The Art of Steve Marcus"
FREE with Museum Admission. Special Family Rate Available.

301 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Call Museum Educator (786-972-3187) in advance and inquire about parking on premises. or

JCAT Youth presents "Neil Simon's The Good Doctor"

The Good Doctor

March 26- April 7

Directed by Michael Andron
Neil Simon’s homage to Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov, who claimed all Chekhov’s plays were comedies! This crowd-pleasing play is sometimes farcical, sometimes comical, sometimes poignant… the humor infectious, and the fun never ending.
"A great deal of warmth and humor in his retelling of these Chekhovian tales." - Newhouse Newspapers "There is much fun here. Mr. Simon's comic fancy is admirable." - The New York Times

Get Tickets HERE or call 1-866-811-4111.

JCAT-The J’s Cultural Arts Theatre
The Alan And Diane Lieberman Theatre
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach FL 33180
For More information: 305-932-4200 ext. 150 or
JCAT is the performing theatre of the Michael-Ann Russell JCC, a year-round program for youth, teens, and adults, where participants are part of a magical world of theatre, with a full season of productions, theatre camps, and a wide range of classes and workshops in acting, improvisation, and technical theatre. JCAT is committed to challenge, enlighten, educate, and entertain its audiences through its multi-tier program.

Purim Party at Temple Emanu-El

Purim Party at Temple Emanu-El.

Wednesday, March 20th, 6 PM.

Early-childhood students from Muss Montessori School on Miami Beach will be participating in a Purim parade and showing off their costumes.

Wear a costume or come as you are! There will be Purim stories and Megilla reading, followed by an Open Bar for the adults.

Temple Emanu-El is located at 1701 Washington Avenue. For information, call (305) 538-2503, ext. 222.

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L'Chayim: Israeli Politics (Danny Ayalon)

Former Israeli U.S. Amb. Danny Ayalon discusses issues surrounding the upcoming Israeli elections in April including Prime Minister Netanyahu's possible indictment and his support of a Kahane-like party. Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm

ITN: Netanyahu Indictment- Hoenlein Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Conference of Presidents, discusses the announcement by Israel's Attorney General that he plans to indict Prime Minister Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Tonight (Sunday) - 11:30pm & 3:30am; Monday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

ITN: Netanyahu Fallout-Kampeas

Washington Bureau Chief of the JTA, Ron Kampeas, discusses the way in which Israeli elections may be affected by the announcement that Prime Minister Netanyahu will be indicted for criminal wrongdoing. JBS's "In The News." Monday - 6:30pm, 11:30pm & 3:30am; Tuesday - 8:30am & 12:30pm

IPF: Young Jews & Israel, Pt 1

A discussion of how young American Jews view Israel with Yair Rosenberg (Tablet Magazine), Batya Ugar-Sargon (Forward) and Bari Weiss (NY Times) in the Israel Policy Forum's "Across The Divide." With ADL & The Streicker Center-Temple Emanu-El (Nov 2018). Monday - 8pm & 1:30pm; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm

Zionism Today: Troy & Cosgrove

Gil Troy (McGill University and author of an anthology The Zionist Idea) discusses how prior concepts of Zionism can be relevant today. With Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, a program of the Jewish Week & Park Avenue Synagogue at Park Ave. Synagogue, NYC. (2018) Tuesday - 8pm & 1pm; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm

L'Chayim: Attorney Jay Goldberg

Criminal law attorney and US Constitutional scholar Jay Goldberg discusses his career as both prosecutor and defense attorney in some of the nation's most high-profile cases described in his autobiography The Courtroom is My Theater. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight

Jake Ehrenreich Show: Shelley Fisher & BriGuel

Shelley Fisher (The Hebrew Hillbilly) and BriGuel (singing/rap team of Brianne Berkson & Miguel Gluckstern) are Jake's special guests on this episode of JBS's "The Jake Ehrenreich Show," with a Catskills Hall of Fame induction of Sammy Davis Jr. Tonight (Sunday) - 10pm & 2am; Tuesday - 2pm & 4am; Thursday - 10pm & 1am; Friday - 10:30am; Saturday - 2pm

"A Touch Away" Ep-4 Thursday - 8pm & 2am; Saturday - 10:30pm

Orin Wolf - Producer of "The Band's Visit" Today (Sunday) - Noon & 6pm

Herb Block - American Zionism Herbert Block, Executive Director of The American Zionist Movement (AZM), discusses the various expressions of pro-Israel activism in the United States and reflects on why some American Jews do not appreciate the nobility of Zionism. Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm

L'Chayim-Menachem Begin Tribute

On the yawhrtzeit of Menachem Begin (Sept 9), see historical overview of the last of the Founding Fathers of Israel who led the Irgun against the British in pre-state Palestine and as Prime Minister (1977-1983) who made peace with Anwar Sadat of Egypt. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm; Saturday - 6pm

92Y: Celebrity Chefs Two world-renowned chefs and bloggers, Deb Perelman and David Lebovitz, discuss their upcoming books and their love of culinary arts.A JBS television exclusive from the stage of the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Tonight (Sunday) - 8pm & 1am Monday - 10:30pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

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