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Nelson & Nelson Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Two attorneys in the North Miami Beach estate planning law firm Nelson & Nelson, P.A. (http://www.estatetaxlawyers.com/) have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (https://www.bestlawyers.com/) referred to as "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice" by Corporate Counsel magazine.

Barry A. Nelson, a founder and shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A., received his 25th consecutive recognition as a leading lawyer in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Nelson is recognized in the practice areas of Trusts and Estates and Tax Law.

Jennifer E. Okcular, a shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A., received her first recognition as a leading lawyer in the practice area of Tax Law in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

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.

Jennifer E. Okcular, a shareholder of Nelson & Nelson, P.A. in North Miami Beach, Florida, practices primarily in the areas of tax, estate planning, asset protection planning and probate administration. Jennifer was named as a "Florida Rising Star" in the category of Estate Planning and Probate by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013-2015. In May 2017 she graduated from Class II of the Florida Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has been listed in Best Lawyers® consecutively since 2019.

http://www.estatetaxlawyers.com/

Stars of David: Story to Song

You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy this celebration of Music and Laughter!

Starring Avi Hoffman, Laura Hodos, Michael Friedman and Cassie Levine

Musical Director: Caryl Fantel

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW. GET THE BEST SEATS.

4 LOCATIONS - 4 DAYS

August 20, 7:30 p.m., Boca Raton
Mizner Park Cultural Center
844.672.2849 | www.miznerparkculturalcenter.com

August 21, 8 p.m., Miami Beach
Colony Theater
800.211.1414 | www.colonymb.org/stars-of-david

August 22, 7:30 p.m., Davie
Posnack JCC
954.434.0499, ext.336 | www.dpjcc.org/cultural-arts/

August 26, 2 p.m., Aventura
Jewish Cultural Arts Theatre (MAR-JCC)
 305.932.4200 | www.jcctheatre.com

A musical review
celebrating the stories of:

Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Andy Cohen
Kenneth Cole
Fran Drescher
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Tony Kushner
Norman Lear
Leonard Nimoy
Gwyneth Paltrow
Joan Rivers
Aaron Sorkin
Gloria Steinem

www.YILoveJewish.org

High Holiday Welcome Program-Seating Reservation

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Since 1999, the High Holiday Welcome Program – a joint venture of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami and participating area synagogues – has enabled tens of thousands of worshippers to enjoy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services at no cost to participants.

Through allocations from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, as well as supplemental gifts from generous donors, Federation has underwritten the cost of High Holiday seats so that every Jewish person in Miami-Dade County has the opportunity to take part in these meaningful days of prayer.

Seats are offered to members of Miami’s Jewish community who are unaffiliated with a community synagogue.Advance reservations are required to accommodate the large number of worshippers and to ensure security.

Click here to view this year’s participating synagogues.

Seating reservations will be available:

Monday, August 20 at 12pm through Friday, August 31 at 4pm

For quick online registration 24/7, please visit JewishMiami.org/highholidays. This year, the online reservation system has a new look! Registrants will be asked to create a username and password, add their personal information, reserve seating for themselves, reserve seating for guests, if any.

To reserve by phone, call one of our operators at 305-373-SEAT (7328) during the following hours: (Please note, phone lines will be busy. We highly encourage online reservations, they are faster, with no time spent waiting for an available operator.

  • First Day: Monday, August 20 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • All other weekdays: (Mon – Thurs) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    After this time, please contact a synagogue directly to inquire about seating availability.



  • RABBI GAD ROMANG NAMED SPIRITUAL LEADER OF BET SHIRA CONGREGATION

    Bet Shira Congregation, an egalitarian Conservative synagogue in Pinecrest, has named Rabbi Gad Romang as its spiritual leader. Rabbi Romang began his tenure at Bet Shira at Shabbat services on Friday evening, August 3.

    Rabbi Romang previously served as Senior Rabbi at Congregation Bnai Israel of Ontario Canada. He also has held pulpit and education positions in Chile, Argentina and the United States, and has been a university lecturer in Biblical Exegesis and Talmud Studies. He is a member of United Synagogues of America’s Rabbinic Assembly.

    In addition to having served as a director of the Rabbinical School at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano of Buenos Aires, Rabbi Romang is a former dean of the American Hebrew Academy of Greensboro, N.C.

    After receiving his Rabbinic Ordination from Seminario Rabinico LatinoAmerico, Rabbi Romang earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. He also holds a degree in Comparative Religion and Eastern Studies from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires. Born in Argentina and raised in Israel, Rabbi Romang is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew.

    “We conducted a thorough national search and were fortunate to retain a candidate with Rabbi Romang’s experience, knowledge and personal warmth,” said Bet Shira Congregation President Linda Truppman. “We invite members of the South Dade Jewish community to join us for Friday night or Saturday morning services to meet him.”

    Bet Shira Congregation is an inclusive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue embracing tradition and change. The synagogue is a spiritual home where congregants and their families can develop closer relationships with God and one another through inspiring worship, study and innovative programs for all ages. For more information, visit www.betshira.org, or call 305-238-2601. Bet Shira is located at 7500 Southwest 120th Street in Pinecrest, Florida.

    Out of the Shadows: An AWB Impact Tour Featuring the Israeli LGBTQ Refugee Program

    It's been an exciting few weeks for Israel's LGBTQ community -- from the massive 100,000-person rally in Tel Aviv for LGBTQ equality, the largest-ever Jerusalem's Pride March, and now the 600 N. American rabbis who joined us in calling for full LGBTQ acceptance and equality in Israel!

    We hope you'll join us in a couple weeks in Fort Lauderdale or Miami as we discuss these recent developments and meet the LGBTQ Refugee Program of the Israel LGBTQ Task Force.

    Click here to RSVP

    OPEN TO ENTIRE COMMUNITY- EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING

    GAZA BORDER CRISIS: The Trauma, The Damage, The Needs. Join us to meet a mother, a young pioneer, and a farmer--residents of Gaza border communities--who will share their personal stories of living under attack, with hundreds of incendiary kites, balloons, and rockets steadily raining down on them. Hear about the needs in their communities and the issues they face on the ground: their experiences running to bomb shelters and sleeping in saferooms, their fears of a ruined economy, and their challenges dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)--both their children's as well as their own.

    RSVP at jnf.org/fltownhall

    Please note that for security purposes, government issued photo identification will be required for entry. All bags are subject to search and absolutely no backpacks or large bags will be allowed.

    Date: August 26, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

    Location: Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center 20400 NE 30th Ave, Miami, FL 33180

    HaZamir Miami - International Jewish Teen Choir

    HaZamir Miami - a chapter of the international Jewish Teen Choir Announcing the 2018-19 season. - Open to Jewish Musical Teens, grades 8-12 - Conducted by Dr. Alan Mason - Weekly rehearsals on Sundays from 10:30am to 12:30pm - Informational Open House and auditions will be on
    Sundays: 8/19, 8/28 and 9/2 - Perform at regional, national and international events
    culminating in a spectacular Gala Concert at Lincoln
    Center Enhance your connections with Israel through our twin HaZamir chapter in our partnership
    community in Israel - Yerucham - College Credit Program available to Juniors & seniors - Meetings will take place at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC - 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North
    Miami Beach 33180

    For more info call Dr. Alan Mason at 305-772 6890 dralanmason@hotmail.com

    Jewish Incubator Grants: Request For Proposal




    The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for its 2019 Jewish Incubator Grants, which will award nonprofits eager to strengthen Miami’s Jewish community through innovative and impactful programs. Organizations, synagogues, agencies and schools with compelling and creative ideas that support social-service, educational or Jewish-identity building activities are invited to apply.

    Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018.

    Click here for more information and to apply.




    Israeli American Council (IAC) National Conference 2018

    Join thousands of community members to learn from industry experts, political and diplomatic figures, and thought leaders against the backdrop of strengthening Israel and uniting the Israeli-American and Jewish communities. This year’s Conference will take place at The Diplomat Beach Resort in South Florida from November 29 to December 2, 2018.

    The IAC National Conference offers participants the opportunity to engage in variety of programs, plenaries, breakout sessions, interactive workshops, and facilitated discussions tailored to meet the various interests of our community members and audience. Speakers will include: Gabriel Groisman, Mayor of the City of Bal Harbour, Florida; Bob Diener, Co-founder of Hotels.com and Getaroom.com; and Miriam Peretz, Israel Prize Winner for Lifetime Achievement for “Strengthening the Jewish-Israeli Spirit”.

    This inspiring gathering will explore Israeli-American and Jewish identity, bring together the Israeli-American and Jewish communities for deep dive discussions, and will yield takeaways that will help us, together, to strengthen Israel and our communities.

    The Conference spans from Thursday, November 29, to Sunday, December 2, 2018 and includes: opening plenary + evening sessions and celebrations (Thursday evening) - Friday sessions (Friday, all day) - Shishi Israeli (Friday evening, communal Shabbat dinner) - Saturday sessions (Saturday, all day) - main night and after party (Saturday evening) - Sunday session and closing event (Sunday, until 1:30pm).

    More information: https://www.israeliamerican.org/conference | Questions? Email: myifrach@israeliamerican.org or hilit@israeliamerican.org.

    Community-Wide EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING

    GAZA BORDER CRISIS: The Trauma, The Damage, The NeedsJoin us to meet a mother, a young pioneer, and a farmer--residents of Gaza border communities--who will share their personal stories of living under attack, with hundreds of incendiary kites, balloons, and rockets steadily raining down on them. Hear about the needs in their communities and the issues they face on the ground: their experiences running to bomb shelters and sleeping in saferooms, their fears of a ruined economy, and their challenges dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)--both their children's as well as their own.

    RSVP at jnf.org/fltownhall

    FREE EVENT!

    Please note that for security purposes, government issued photo identification will be required for entry. All bags are subject to search and absolutely no backpacks or large bags will be allowed.

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