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KOSHER FOOD & WINE MIAMI

Join us for our 2nd Annual Kosher Food & Wine Miami, Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at the SPORTS OF KINGS THEATER- Gulfstream Park, Hallandale, FL. This unique Celebration is expected to attract Hundreds of Food and Wine Connoisseurs as it did last year. The event will offer a World-Class selection of more than 30 Wineries, where you will have the opportunity of sampling hundreds of Wines paired with delicious Gourmet Food prepared by top Kosher Restaurants and Caterers in South Florida. You will also have the opportunity to become more intimately acquainted with some of the most Famous Israeli Wineries at an Exclusive VIP Reception One Hour prior to General Public Admission. 6:00PM-7:00PM VIP Reception-$200. pp -7:00PM-10:30PM Kosher Food and Wine Miami-$150. (PROMO CODE KMiami) for a $20. Discount. $125. pp-Young Professionals (21-30 YEARS OLD)

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CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today or for further information call the WIZO FL Office 305.861.8860

WIZO Florida-WIZO MIAMI ART AUCTION - "The HEART OF GIVING"

Join us for WIZO MIAMI ART AUCTION/The HeART of GIVING on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014. Preview & Cocktails 7:00PM and Auction 8:30PM. $100 couvert per person. space Pre-paid reservations only as space is limited.

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CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets today or call the WIZO FL Office 305.861.8860

Masa Alumni Board and Kspace Team Up to Host Conversational Hebrew Classes

The South Florida Masa Alumni Board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and KSPACE MIAMI Present:
Learning Conversational Hebrew the Tachles Way!
Learn Hebrew in Eight Weeks in a Comfortable, Coffeehouse-Style Setting

Tachles is an engaging, flexible program created by WZO that uses Hebrew language and culture as a point of connection between Israel and North American Jews. Hebrew language is rich in history and culture, and an appreciation of the language’s heritage can help root North American Jews in that same, shared heritage. In an informal, social setting, participants will engage in guided discussion about the myriad of factors that shape Hebrew and Israeli culture today.

Join other Masa Alumni and young professionals for this amazing Hebrew learning experience.

Classes will be held Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m.
November 4 through December 23, 2014

KSPACE at the Waterways Shoppes
3575 NE 207th Street #B20
Aventura

$15 for all 8 classes
Includes light dinner. Dietary laws observed.
Participants are welcome to join the class at any point throughout the eight weeks. Cost is $15 per person for any and all classes.

Advanced registration is required and limited to the first 25 people to sign up.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

For more information, please contact Tara Stiel at 786.866.8458 or tstiel@gmjf.org.

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"Treblinka's Last Witness" to Air on WLRN Nov. 2 and 6

WLRN’s latest film gives a first-hand account by last-known survivor Samuel Willenberg, now 92 years old, about his life during the Holocaust and as a Jewish inmate of the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Samuel Willenberg, now 92 years old, is the last living survivor of the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland where an estimated 900,000 Jews were murdered in a period of just 13 months at the height of World War II. Still haunted 70 years later by the horrors he witnessed as a young forced laborer, Samuel has immortalized the Treblinka story in a series of bronze sculptures of the tragic victims who dwell indelibly in his memory like ghosts.

The sculptures, together with archival footage and photographs from the period, illustrate Samuel’s riveting narrative, telling a singularly powerful and personal story of the annihilation of Polish Jewry in the death camps built by the Germans to carry out Hitler’s infamous Final Solution.

As a prisoner at Treblinka, Samuel witnessed the death in the gas chambers of his two beloved sisters, Itta and Tamara, among countless others. In his sculptures, the most poignant of these individual tragedies are brought back vividly to life. Like Polansky’s “The Pianist”, the film focuses on one man’s personal odyssey to reflect the enormity of the genocide inflicted upon Poland’s 3.5 million Jews, at the time the world’s largest Jewish community, seven times greater than the Jewish population of pre-war Germany.

The story begins in Czestochowa, Poland, where Samuel grew up as the son of an eminent Jewish painter. When the Germans marched into Poland in 1939, the family went into hiding, but when Samuel’s sisters were arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 he fled to nearby Opatow where he was rounded up along with the town’s entire Jewish population of 6,000 people and herded aboard a cattle train bound for Treblinka.

The Nazi death camps were very different from the work camps, like Auschwitz and Dachau. They were, in the words of holocaust historian Yehuda Bauer, “factories whose end product was dead Jews, a first in human history where people were exterminated on an industrial basis”. At Treblinka the devastation was complete.

Within hours of the train’s arrival, all 6,000 of Samuel’s fellow deportees were dead. By a stroke of unimaginable luck, Samuel was recognized by a member of the small Jewish work crew at the camp and selected to join the labor force. “It took me several days to realize where I was,” he says. “I was in hell.”

The sculptures tell the stories from the rest of his time at Treblinka. There is the disabled Jewish veteran of World War One whose German medals of valor could not save him; the mad girl from Warsaw who arrived at the camp in a ball gown and high-heeled shoes; a 19-year-old student named Ruth Dorfman whose flowing head of beautiful hair Samuel is forced to harvest for the Nazi war effort; the synagogue cantor reduced to overseeing the camp latrines; and the trio of Jewish violinists pressed by the SS guards to accompany the slaughter with classical music. The largest of these sculptures depicts the prisoner revolt at Treblinka in August 1943 as the Germans, the tide of war turning against them, set about eradicating all evidence of their crimes by destroying the death camps. Samuel was one of about 100 inmates who escaped amid a fierce firefight. By the war’s end only 67 remained alive. The others have all since died in the intervening decades, leaving Samuel as the last witness. After his escape, he made his way to Warsaw where he took part in the ill-fated Polish Uprising of 1944. Once again, he somehow managed to escape when the Polish resistance collapsed amid some of the bloodiest street fighting of the war.

Samuel’s story is one of survival against staggering odds and, though heart-rending and horrifying, it is ultimately one of triumph. At the end of the war, he met Ada, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto whose mother perished at Treblinka. The couple married and went on to rebuild their lives in Israel where they reside today. Their daughter Orit is a successful architect and in the film the family visits Berlin to see the new Israeli Embassy which she designed on land once occupied by Hitler’s Third Reich. Orit has also designed a museum for the Treblinka memorial site and Samuel’s dream is to see it built with his sculptures on permanent display there before he dies.

Told without dramatization, “Treblinka’s Last Witness” is an unvarnished tale of extraordinary intensity, a true page-turner carried along on its own raw power.

Airing on Channel 17:
November 2nd 10 p.m.
November 6th 8 p.m.

An Evening With Daniel Gordis

Daniel Gordis presents his latest book, "Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's Soul," on Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Beth David Congregation, 2625 SW 3rd Avenue, Miami.

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt Hosted by JCS Alliance & PJ Library in Miami

Please join us this Sunday, November 2nd, for a Scavenger Hunt filled with fun and Mitzvot! We will hunt through Winn-Dixie Aventura for kosher food and toiletries.

This event will benefit the families of JCS Shalom Bayit, the domestic abuse prevention program of Jewish Community Services.

Pre-registration is not needed. Children all ages are welcome. Community service hours are provided.

Bring PJ Library books, which your family has ‘outgrown,’ to the Scavenger Hunt. They will be given to the children of JCS Shalom Bayit. Thank you for your support!

EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Hinda Adler, Monica Auslander, Clara Bicas, Lisa Jerles, Lori Spodak

FOR MORE INFORMATION: JCS’ Marian Mendelsohn | 305-403-6539 | mmendelsohn@jcsfl.org

~Inspiring Parenting Workshop~

Thursday October 30th 8 PM "Yes Mommy! With Pleasure!" v.s "I don't wanna!" "Later!"

Enjoy an inspiring and entertaining evening with Rabbi Yosef Abramov MA. Get a fresh look on hot topics like, homework, cleanliness, talking respectfully. For parents and educators of children and teens. Material presented is gleaned from Rabbinic and professional sources.

Chabad Chayil 2601 NE 21 Terrace North Miami Beach, FL 33180

305-770-1919 www.ChabadChayil.org

JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service (formerly Shalom TV)Highlights Oct 26-Nov 1 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player, and online at www.jbstv.org

Below are highlights. For the entire schedule of programs and times on the JBS Channel, use the "Guide" button on your remote control or go to the JBS Channel Schedule, www.jbstv.org

Tailors of Tomaszow

Allan Chernoff (Co-Author of The Tailors of Tomaszow: A Memoir of Polish Jews) discusses the childhood home of his mother and co-author Rena Margulies Chernoff in the years leading up to the Holocaust. At Congregation Agudath Shalom in Stamford, CT Sunday 3pm, Monday 5am & 10:30am

Israeli Innovation & Growth

Israeli MK and entrepreneur Erel Margalit delivers a hopeful talk on his work in creating regional centers of excellence and innovation that will bring economic growth to all sectors of Israeli society. A program from AJC Westchester, at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, N.Y. With Q & A Monday 8pm, Tue 2pm

L'Chayim: Jewish Marine in Iraq

Mossab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas leader who became an Israeli spy, and Gonen Ben Ytizkah, the Shin Bet agent who became Mossab's handler, talk about their incredible story documented in the award-winning film, "The Green Prince." .
Mon 9pm & Mid, Tue 3pm

Religion in times of Crisis

Rabbi Daniel Cohen leads an inter-faith discussion on religious awakening in times of crisis with Imam Kareem Adeeb, Sikh Inni Kaur Dhingra and the Rev. Gregory Doll. The Interfaith Council of Southwestern Ct at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Ct.
Tue 8pm, Wed 1am

JBS Jewish Film Festival "Iranian"

Detailing the threat of a nuclear Iran through rarely seen footage of Iranian leaders, this doc. shows the nature of the Iranian regime and their use of terror, as well as outlining Middle East and Western world scenarios should Iran become nuclear. Sun 9:00pm & Midnight

JBS Daily News from IBS, Jerusalem Post, JBS News Update and “In the News”

LIve Shabbat Services 7:00 pm

Inspiring Parenting Workshop

Thursday October 30th 8 PM

"Yes Mommy! With Pleasure!" v.s "I don't wanna!" "Later!"

Enjoy an inspiring and entertaining evening with Rabbi Yosef Abramov MA. Get a fresh look on hot topics like, homework, cleanliness, talking respectfully. For parents and educators of children and teens. Material presented is gleaned from Rabbinic and professional sources.

Chabad Chayil 2601 NE 21 Terrace North Miami Beach, FL 33180

305-770-1919 www.ChabadChayil.org

Crypto-Jews

Were the first American Jews in the Southwest?

How far back does American Jewry go? Most would say 17th century New York. But an expert at Florida International University says the starting point may instead be the Southwest in the 15th century -- and she'll say why in an upcoming talk.

Annette B. Fromm will discuss "Material Evidence of Crypto-Jews in the American Southwest" at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. She will trace what she believes to be the route of Sephardic Jews who fled Spain and Portugal after the Inquisition, eventually coming to America.

Fromm is a museum specialist and folklorist, currently serving as coordinator and assistant professor of museum studies at FIU. She is chair of the Florida Folklife Council and the past president of the International Committee of Museums of Ethnography.

Her talk is part of the Mondays at the Museum series. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for museum members, free for students with valid ID.

For tickets or information, e-mail the museum at info@jewishmuseum.com or call 786-972-3175.

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