It's Happening In Miami
Posted by Leslie Peri on 08/08/2018 @ 02:50 PM
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
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.
Posted by Brooke Kahn on 08/07/2018 @ 03:42 PM
Talk with program experts who will be on hand to answer questions about Back to School programs at this FREE community event. Learn about JCC programs for all ages including: After School Care, Preschool, Basketball, Swim Club (on-site evaluations), Gymnastics & more.
Enjoy food vendors, basketball & gymnastics mini-clinics, swim club evaluations, giveaways & special fitness classes. PLUS, register for a program or take a tour and be entered into the raffle to win a backpack filled with school supplies!
Join the JCC as a new member during the Back to School event and pay only $1 registration fee + get a FREE Fitbit Alta while supplies last.
For more information or to join us as a vendor, please contact Nikki Fernandez at 305.271.9000 x273 or email@example.com
Located in the Alper JCC Gymnasium, Bldg. 7 11155 SW 112 Avenue Miami, Florida 33176
Posted by Mary Ann Deaktor on 08/07/2018 @ 02:19 PM
Temple Judea, one of Miami’s largest Reform synagogues, is holding its popular Healing Service, part of its Caring Community efforts, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7pm at Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables. The event is free and open to Temple Judea members and the entire community. For more information, contact Jodi Rozental at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-667-5657 x 2114.
“We are happy to announce that Gospel Vocalist Antonia Wilson, Artistic Director of Legato Vocal Ensemble, will perform with us on August 28,” said Jodi Rozental, Temple Judea’s Cantorial Soloist. “Our diverse group is committed to the power of healing through music and a unanimous belief in supporting others through all phases of their life journeys.”
People seek out both emotional and physical healing at different times in their lives for a variety of reasons. This could be related to an illness, loss of a loved one, caregiver fatigue, major life transitions or societal fears and concerns faced daily. Organized and led by Jodi Rozental, the Healing Service includes spiritual and secular songs, prayers, and inspirational readings, all performed by a rotation of talented singers and instrumentalists from various schools and organizations in Miami. These culturally diverse performers range in age and come from New World School of the Arts, University of Miami School of Music, Miami Children’s Theatre Choir, Florida Grand Opera and Temple Judea’s Choir. Held quarterly on Tuesdays at 7pm, the next Healing Service will be November 27, 2018.
Now celebrating 70 years of Jewish Learning and Living in Coral Gables, Temple Judea is one of the largest Reform synagogues in Miami with approximately 600 member families. Temple Judea's mission is to enrich members’ ever-more complicated lives with the new insights of ancient Jewish heritage. For more information, visit www.JudeaGables.org.
Posted by Liat Stilman on 08/07/2018 @ 11:18 AM
Announcement: Women’s Impact Initiative Request for Proposals
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is pleased to announce the fourth year of the Women’s Impact Initiative providing grants from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Annual Campaign to non-profit organizations in Miami that inspire and empower Jewish women and girls, as well as improve our local community through programs that achieve social, economic, religious and political equality.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status (or fiscal sponsorship) that serve the Jewish community in Miami-Dade County. While we will give preference to strengthening Jewish nonprofits and programs based in Greater Miami, we also encourage partnerships with those outside the Jewish community to bring high-quality programs to our community. Nonprofits that have current Federation grants must be in compliance with the terms of those awards to be considered.
Grant Amounts & Use: Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000 and will be competitively awarded to support new programs or the expansion of existing programs advancing the mission of Federation’s Women’s Impact Initiative. Projects that will be considered for grants must be gender-specific and serve a majority Jewish population. The “gender lens” used must consist of a deep examination of how culturally entrenched gender norms affect women and girls and must take these distinctions into account when identifying both problems and solutions. The aim is to ensure that our local Jewish community is “gender aware” and that outcomes achieve social, economic, religious and political equality by being inclusive of and responsive to the needs and issues of Jewish women and girls.
Awards may be used to cover expenses directly related to implementing the cost of new programs or the expansion of existing programs, such as salaries of program staff, outreach, marketing, supplies, materials, events or local travel. Grants cannot be used for non-local travel, scholarships, or capital projects. Grants will not cover more than 75 percent of the total project cost.
Due Date: Applications are due by email to Wiigrants@gmjf.org by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Late applications will not be considered.
Grant notifications will be made by December 31, 2018.
Checklist—Please include the following documents in your submission:
□ Completed Grant Application
□ Organization’s current annual operating budget
□ Copy of IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) status or proof of fiscal sponsorship
□ Most recent 990 form (or audit report if no 990 is available)
□ List of current Board of Directors
□ List of senior staff members
□ OPTIONAL: Please provide a link to a promotional video, highlighting your organization, if you have one.
Click here to find the 2018-19 GMJF Women’s Impact Initiative Grant Application, as well a guide to gender lens grant making.
Posted by Corinne Farkash on 08/06/2018 @ 12:19 PM
With great pride, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, announces the election of Rose Rubin as the new President as of July 1, 2018.
Rose Rubin has been a Vice President of the Executive Board for over 10 years. She and her late husband, Richard, have been major benefactors of the ATJC synagogue since they joined in 1999.
Rose is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and has been involved in many Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Holocaust memorial events. She co-chairs and conducts the annual Yom Hashoah service at ATJC. Her children, Jason and Lindsey also participate in the service. Her son, Jason, is an attorney and President of the family's precious metals refining business, which Richard started in 1980. Lindsey is the director of stone removal and diamond acquisitions for the company.
The Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is located in the heart of Aventura, a city recognized as one of the “Top Ten Jewish Neighborhoods” in the United States. Originally founded in 1976 as a small storefront ATJC has proven to be a driving force in addressing the needs of this dynamic growing community.
Posted by Becky Morhaim on 08/06/2018 @ 12:03 PM
Scheck Hillel Community School's 2018-2019 after-school enrichment program is now open for registration. From robotics and movie making, to Yoga, Zumba ® and Musical Theatre, students are offered a variety of program choices in STEM, Health & Wellness, Creative Arts, and Conversation & Connection so they can spend their afternoons expanding critical thinking skills, cultivating talents, and nurturing their bodies and minds.
“Scheck Hillel’s After-School Program is an extension of our curriculum,” said Vanessa Donaher, Head of Scheck Hillel. “With this program we are creating opportunities for students to maximize achievement, foster identity and explore passions in a range of learning environments.”
These are the Fall 2018 offerings for students enrolled in Scheck Hillel:
- PK4-Kindergarten: Robotics Jr.
- Grades 1-2: Robotics 2.0
- Grades 1-5: Science Inquiry
- Grades 3-5: Moviemaking
- Grades 6-8: Middle School Robotics
- Grades 8-10: Drones Discovery
- Grades 8-10: Raspberry Pi With Pi-Top
- Grades 9-12: High School Robotics
Health & Wellness
- PK3-PK4: Creative Dance
- PK3-PK4: Lil' Stars Sports
- PK3-PK4: Zumba ® Kids
- Kindergarten-Grade 5: Zumba ® Kids
- Grade 1-3: Yoga And Creative Expression
- Grades 6-9: Krav Maga
- PK3-PK4: Tiny Hands
- Kindergarten-Grade 2: Messy Art
- Grades 1-3: Strings
- Grades 3-5: Mini Arts Society
- Grades 4-5: Strings
- Grades 4-12: Drumline
- Musical Theatre
- PK3-Grade 1: Taste of Spanish
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 STEM and design, Capstone, college dual enrollment, arts, athletics and community service. Its 14-acres include a 115,000-sq.-ft athletic complex with additional 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 information, please visit eHillel.org.
JBS-Jewish Broadcasting Service Highlights Aug 5 -Aug 11 on Atlantic Broadband CH 168, DIRECTV CH 388, Hotwire CH 269, the Roku streaming player under "Educational", and at www.jbstv.org
Posted by Edith Samers on 08/03/2018 @ 02:36 PM
For the up-to-date schedule, go to www.jbstv.org
92Y: The Capture of Adolf Eichmann
Avner Avraham, a former Mossad agent, and Eli Rosenbaum, a former prosecutor of Nazi war criminals for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, describe Israel's dramatic capture of Adolf Eichmann in 1960. With novelist Thane Rosenbaum at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.
Tonight (Sun) - 8pm & 2am; Monday - 10pm & 4am;Wednesday - 10:30am; Friday - 8pm & 1am
Saturday- 3 pm
AJC Global Forum: Examining the Iran Threat Three years after the signing of the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA), hear a discussion of the threat still posed by Iran with Dan Shapiro (former U.S. Israeli Ambassador), Emily Landau (Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Program at the Institute for National Security Studies), Matthew Levitt (Wexler Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy,) and Meir Javedanfar (author, and commentator on Iranian politics at the IDC in Herzliya, Israel). From the 2018 AJC Global Forum in Jerusalem. Monday - 7:30pm & 1am; Wednesday - 1:30pm; Thursday - 10pm & 2am; Saturday - 7:30pm & 1:30am
AJC Global: One State or Two? A debate between Oded Revivi, the Mayor of Efrat and Chief Foreign Envoy of the Council of Jewish Settlements in Judea and Samaria (arguing for one state) and Stav Shaffir, a Knesset member (arguing for two state solution). From the 2018 AJC Global Forum in Jerusalem Tuesday - 8pm & 1am; Thursday - 2pm; Saturday - 8pm & 2am
David Harris: Call To Action AJC CEO David Harris closes the AJC Global Forum 2018 with a stirring and inspirational message. Tuesday - 8:40pm & 1:40am; Thursday - 2:40pm; Saturday - 8:40pm & 2:40am
IN THE NEWS: THANE ROSEBAUM Novelist Thane Rosenbaum ("How Sweet It Is"), Director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU Law School, discusses Israel's Basic Law on the Jewish character of Israel and other current Jewish issues. Tuesday-6:30pm & 11:30pm; Wednesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm
L'Chayim: Palestinian Textbooks
Marcus Sheff, CEO of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education in Israel, discusses the way Jews and Israel are depicted in Palestinian Authority textbooks. Today (Sunday) - Noon & 6pm; Monday - 3pm
L'Chayim: Marvin Hamlisch z"l One of America's greatest composers, Marvin Hamlisch ("A Chorus Line"), who passed away August 2, 2012 at the age of 68, is seen in a 2011 interview discussing his Jewish background, his music, and how he developed the song "The Way We Were." Monday - 9pm & Midnight; Tuesday - 3pm
L'Chayim: Judy Gold Judy Gold talks about her Jewish background and how she came to be one of America's leading stand-up comediennes. Monday-9:30pm & 12:30am; Tuesday - 3:30pm
L'Chayim: Daniel Gordis One of the leading voices on the world Jewish scene, Daniel Gordis (Senior V.P. at Shalem College in Jerusalem), discusses American Jewish criticism of Israel, the two-state solution, and his book "Israel - A Concise History." Tuesday - 9pm & Midnight; Wednesday - 3pm
L'Chayim-Fran Klagsbrun: Golda Author Fran Klagsbrun discusses her biography "Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel" which addresses the ways American Jews and Israelis view Israel's only woman prime minister who served during the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Wednesday - 9pm & Midnight; Thursday - 3pm
L'Chayim: Yoram Ettinger Career diplomat and advisor on Israeli foreign policy, Amb. (Ret.) Yoram Ettinger ("The Ettinger Report"), discusses the mistakes made by the American Administration and by American Jewry regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Thursday - 9pm & Midnight; Friday - 3pm
L'Chayim: Jake Ehrenreich Entertainer, musician and author Jake Ehrenreich shares intimate stories about growing up with survivor parents and his struggles with being different; and discusses his book and one-man show, "A Jew Grows In Brooklyn." Saturday - 6pm
Lea and Darija A true story of rivalry and friendship as 13-year-olds Lea Deutsch and Darija Gasteiger (the Croatian "Shirley Temples") become stars of 1940's musical theater in Zagreb until the Nazi invasion puts their friendship to the test. (English subtitles). Tuesday - 1pm
Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel
Posted by Jenifer Berse on 08/02/2018 @ 03:26 PM
Introducing BE MITZVAH! a Reimagined Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Rabbi Robyn Fisher of Beth Or created Be Mitzvah, a new, unique Bar/Bat Mitzvah experience that reimagines the traditional model of this important coming-of-age life cycle moment. Be Mitzvah shifts the students’ focus from prayer and chanting onto the learning of middot (Jewish character values) and the hands-on application of those values through Community service and social justice work. Completion of this program will inspire the participants to build a life of compassion, love and tikkun olam, the healing of the world around them.
Be Inspired. Be Compassionate. Be Socially Conscious. Be Jewish. What?
Be Mitzvah is a year-long Bar/Bat Mitzvah program for students going into the 7th grade. Each cohort will meet weekly, combining classroom work with monthly community, social-service work. The in-class curriculum will include a combination of Tikkun middot (provided by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality), social action study (provided by Repair the World), Hebrew language, and prayer. In addition to the weekly gatherings, there will be 3 special hands-on programs during the year in which the students will participate in fun, group-bonding activities revolving around Jewish rituals and holiday celebrations. The year will culminate in a creative, student-led group service and celebration, marking this milestone together with family and friends.
Beginning September 23, 2018, the students will meet every Sunday from 9:30AM-12:30PM. One Sunday per month, the students will participate together in a year-long social action project under the auspices of Repair the World. And, there will be an additional 3 special-project gatherings during the year (date and time TBD).
Be Mitzvah is open to 7th graders who possess a real desire and discipline to participate in an intimate and intentional group initiative. No prior learning is necessary, although some rudimentary knowledge of Hebrew is helpful. Space is limited to those students who complete the application and can demonstrate a strong willingness and maturity to participate in this type of learning environment.
There are no requirements of synagogue membership in Beth Or, although our Be Mitzvah families are always welcome to participate in all of our services and programs at no additional cost, including the High Holy Days. Participation in Be Mitzvah is $1800 and includes instruction, printed materials, transportation to the monthly social action project, hands-on programming materials, and a Be Mitzvah t-shirt. The end-of-the-year service and celebration will have an additional cost, subject to the group’s desires and abilities.
*There will be a $300 discount for any student who registers and pays in full before August 15th, 2018, pending acceptance into the program.
Be Mitzvah 11715 SW 87th Ave Miami, FL 33176 305. 235.1419 email@example.com
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Posted by Solana Tara on 08/02/2018 @ 02:19 PM
Shalom! I am returning from working at Camp Zeke, Jewish Fitness Camp in the Poconos the end of August and looking for a temporary room to rent for one or two months, while checking out the possibility of moving and working in Miami. I am a Yoga Instructor, (over 55), very quiet and clean. I am studying with a teacher in the Glenvar Heights area and hope to have a place near there. Would like to pay $100-125 a week in a quiet place. Email is the best way, Solanat108@gmail.com, but you can also call or text and leave a message 916-347-0262.
Posted by Olga Zelzburg on 08/02/2018 @ 01:47 PM
Join Aaron Kula’s critically acclaimed Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra (KCJO) for their 22nd season in this unique holiday production featuring vocalist Rabbi Julie Jacobs from Beth David Congregation.
Enjoy a rousing mix of jazzy Chazzanut melodies and congregational tunes that swing. KCJO will play familiar High Holiday tunes with a twist that evokes sounds of American blues, motown, bop, swing and inspirational solos that will touch your soul.