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Temple Judea of Coral Gables Elects Attorney Gary Matzner as President

Temple Judea, one of Miami’s largest Reform congregations, has elected attorney Gary Matzner as President for a two-year term starting July 1, 2018.

“In addition to his distinguished legal career, Gary Matzner has extensive experience guiding large non-profit organizations and municipalities,” said Rabbi Judith Siegal of Temple Judea. “Gary’s business acumen, leadership skills, financial and fund raising expertise are essential as Temple Judea’s presence in the community continues to grow and develop.”

Among his many civic achievements, Gary was the co-founder of the Village of Pinecrest, Florida and served as its mayor. He was president and founder of Preserve the Jungle, Inc. which helped raise over $4 million toward the purchase of Pinecrest Gardens by the Village. He also served on the Board of Governors of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Miami-Dade County.

Matzner is a Miami partner at the law firm of Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert (KO). With has a wealth of experience in health care law and corporate transactions, Matzner represents hospitals, managed care companies, accountable care organizations, physicians, medical group practices ASCs and imaging centers. He has expertise in the medical regulatory area and has represented clients in numerous multi-million dollar transactions and contracts.

Now celebrating 70 years of Jewish Learning and Living in Coral Gables, Temple Judea is one of Miami’s largest Reform synagogues with approximately 600 member families. Temple Judea's mission is to enrich member’s ever-more complicated lives with the new insights of ancient Jewish heritage. For more information, visit

JCAT Community Auditions for The Diary Of Anne Frank

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett This Pulitzer-prize winning play is based on the diary written by one of the most inspiring essayists of the 20th century. Winner of four Tony awards, including Best Play, The Diary of Anne Frank continues to be one of the most enduring Jewish dramas of our time. JCAT is so proud to open our new home, the Alan and Diane Lieberman Theater, with this inspiring and educational production.

Parts are available for men and women, both teens and adults.

Audition Dates Monday, July 16- Thursday, July 19

Performance Dates October 24-November 5

To schedule an audition, contact Michael Andron - • 305-798-5088

JCAT-The J’s Cultural Arts Theatre
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue North Miami Beach FL 33180
Facebook: JCAT-Miami
Twitter: @JCAT-Miami
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.

AO Summer Spectacular Services

Ahavat Olam summer Shabbat services are not to be missed! A full service Kendall synagogue, embracing all Jews and interfaith families, AO Friday night summer services are different and inspiring. Ken Amira gives thought provoking sermons, the music is varied, and the onegs delicious! Best of all is the warm, heimische family you get to know. Services start at 7:45 p.m. on July 13, 20 and 27. Ahavat Olam shares the grounds of Killian Pines United Methodist Church, 10755 SW 112 Street, Miami 33176. For further information call 305 412-4240 or write Have a great summer!

JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights July 8-14 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player under "Educational", and at

Go to the website for an up-to-date schedule.

AJC Global: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offers the opening address of the 2018 AJC Global Forum in Jerusalem as Israel celebrates its 70th birthday. Monday - 7:30pm & 2am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 7:30pm & 1am

AJC Global: Barkat/Bennett/Livni

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat welcomes the AJC his city and Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home Party & Minister of Diaspora Affairs) and Tzipi Livni (former Israeli Foreign Minister) offer their perspectives on issues challenging the State of Israel today Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Thursday - 10pm & 2am; Saturday - 8pm & 1:30am

AJC Global: Israeli View of Diaspora

A discussion of how Israelis perceive Diaspora Jewry and how to best bridge the widening gap between them. With Dr. Einat Wilf (former Knesset member), Micah Goodman (Beit Midrash Yisraeli), Uri Misgav (Ha'aretz) and moderator Rabbi Dov Lipman. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1am; Thursday - 1:30pm; Saturday - 2pm

AJC Global: Pluralism & Prayer

AJC Board of Governors Chair Harriet Schleifer and former Knesset Member Rachel Azaria address Jewish pluralism in Israel and the power of the Orthodox rabbinate. From the Davidson Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem at the 2018 AJC Global Forum. Tuesday - 8:45pm & 1:45pm; Thursday - 2:45pm; Saturday - 3:15pm

L'Chayim: Richard Stone, Pts 1 & 2

In a two-part L'Chayim, Richard Stone, a former Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, describes his own Jewish journey which began in New Orleans; and offers his analysis of the major issues confronting contemporary Jewish life today - including a growing disengagement of Jews from Israel and from Judaism

Part 1: Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm
Part 2: Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel

Camp Klurman offers New Drone Flying Specialty Camp

Expanding its Strong Summer Program Offerings

The Klurman Family Day Camp (Camp Klurman) at the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus (MBJCC) is a fun-filled ten-week summer to remember, committed to providing an excellent, safe, well-rounded blend of traditional day camp activities, specialty camps, field trips, Jewish culture and amazing specialists. This summer, Camp Klurman has expanded its specialty camps by adding a unique Drone Flying Camp for children entering first through fifth grade. The camp is offered twice in one-week sessions this summer, with the second week beginning Monday, July 9. It is a self-exploratory and project-based learning camp with real-world STEM application. Children are introduced to drone flying and coding with general tutorials on safety. No prior experience is necessary; all skill levels are welcome to participate.

After Camper Jackson experienced the first week of the Drone Flying Camp he raved, “I’d give drone camp 3 thumbs up if I could!”

CEO Paul Frishman commented, “Here at the Miami Beach JCC we are always planning programs to stay ‘relevant and cutting edge’ towards the needs of our community. This year’s Drone Camp offering is clearly creating NEW excitement while our campers learn unique, innovative skills in a very fun and positive environment.

For more information about Camp Klurman’s Drone Flying Camp or general camp, contact Stella Gelsomino at (305) 534-3206 x235 or

Shofar Factory Honey Bee Workshop

Sunday, Aug 26, 12:00pm

Chabad of Highland Lakes, 2601 NE 211 Terrace, Miami, FL 33180

See first hand how bees make honey!

Learn all about the Shofar & how it's made!

You can even make your own Shofar to keep (Must reserve & pay in advance)! BBQ & tons of fun for the whole family! Free event. Suggested optional donation $18 for the entire family.

Click here

Costa Rica Adventure for Young Jewish Professionals!

The 8-night Costa Rica Experience for young Jewish professionals offers a diverse adventure that combines the volcanic mountains of Costa Rica with its breathtaking tropical beaches! Dates of trip: August3 - 12, 2018 - 8 day tour - Beaches, Ziplines, rain-forest hikes, Caribbean vibe, whitewater rafting, wildlife and more! - Jungle lodges and unique hotels - Visit Indigenous BriBri Tribal Area and learn how to make Chocolate! - See nesting sea turtles, boat along jungle canals! - Shabbat visit with local Jewish community in San Jose.

For more info and a detailed itinerary, please visit the August 2018 page on our website here

JWorks Miami - Thursday, July 12th, Interviewing Skills Workshop

JWorks Miami invites you to attend a FREE Interviewing Skills Workshop on Thursday, July 12th, 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
Parking lot entrance is on Federal Highway, parallel to Biscayne Blvd. Map

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
305-403-6554, option 1

JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights July 1-July 7 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player under "Educational", and at

Check our website, for the latest up-to-date complete schedule.

92Y: Celebrity Chefs

Two world-renowned chefs and bloggers, Deb Perelman (Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites) and David Lebovitz (L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home), 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 (Sun) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am; Wednesday - 10:30am
Friday - 8pm & 1am; Saturday - 3pm

Film: The Law

The powerful story of Simone Viel, who survived Auschwitz to become a champion of women's rights in post-war France, serving as Minister of Health and helping to legalize abortion in the 1970's. Starring Emmanuelle Devos, Directed by Christian Faure. (90 minutes) Tonight (Sunday) - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 9pm & 4am

New York Jews (David Kaufman)

Historian David Kaufman (Executive Director of "NEW YORK JEW: Center for New York Jewish History, Culture, and Community") discusses the reasons Jews settled and thrived in New York City. From JBS's exclusive coverage of Limmud NY 2018 in Princeton, NJ. Monday - 8pm & 1am; Wednesday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 2am

Is America Different? (J Sarna)

American Jewish Historian Jonathan Sarna (Brandeis University) provides an historical perspective on antisemitism in America and outlines the challenges presented by antisemitic propaganda in today's United States. From Limmud NY 2018, Princeton, NJ. Tuesday - 8pm and 1:30 am

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Real Property Partitions

It is not uncommon that two or more people will choose to be joint owners of real property and then somewhere along the line for some reason at least one owner seeks action to partition the property. Whether the joint owners are in dispute, or one party simply wants to cash out on the property, a partition is needed to make sure the property is divided fairly. This article walks you through different types of partition and their respective processes.

What is a Partition

A ,real property partition in general is similar to a divorce action in which property is split between joint owners of property, except a partition is related only to real property and no personal property. A real property partition requires court action to determine each parties’ interest and contribution to the property, both at the time the property was purchased, and the contributions made throughout the ownership.

A court determines the amount of each parties’ interest in the land and divides it equitably amongst them. It’s important to know the difference between the meanings of equitably and equally. Equally would simply mean the property is split 50/50, which arises only when the property is in joint ownership. An equitable division is based on the parties’ respective contributions and that is used to portion out the land’s value, which varies with each partition action. Primary aspects considered include who paid what to purchase the land, who paid for improvements, who paid for taxes, and who paid for general maintenance of the property.

Partition in Kind

A partition in kind is the classic example of a partition. Imagine two siblings sharing a bedroom with a line of tape creating a border in the middle of the room. That is essentially what a partition in kind does. This form of partition is a physical division of the property, giving each owner their own portion that is proportional to their contribution to the land. While it seems simple, a partition in kind is not always practical. If the property in dispute is a large piece of land, it may be easier to divide it and leave each owner with their share. But, if the property includes a home, a building, or other structure, it would not make much sense to use a partition in kind as a solution. Thus, there is a second option by which a property shared by multiple owners can be partitioned.

Partition by Sale

As revealed by the name, this form of partition results in at least one party wishing to sell their interest in the land. If the land is owned through joint tenancy, then the partition action separates joint tenancy into tenancy in common. This division involved the calculation of each parties’ respective interest as described above. Once the property’s interest is divided equitably, the owner wishing to sell can only sell his share of the property and receive whatever funds he can for it. If the other party or parties do not wish to sell their share, they then hold the entire land in common with the new owner. The other owner can also opt to buy the land and become the sole owner.

If there is a property dispute over the use of the land, sometimes a partition by sale will simply be the sale of the entire property, and the proceeds are divided equitably amongst the owners. A partition by sale is most common in New York because if there is a building on the property, it would be difficult to divide the structure and have disputing owners each stay on it and get along.

Whether the idea to partition the land arises from a dispute, or it is a mutual decision, it is important for the parties to have real estate lawyers help them reach an agreement to the division of the property. Real Estate attorneys will ensure their clients are receiving their fair share of the property according to their respective contributions.

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