It's Happening In Miami
Posted by Genie Milgrom on 02/04/2013 @ 11:24 AM
Genie Milgrom, President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Miami will be speaking at the Vizcaya Jewish Heritage Club in Delray Beach on Februay 14 , 2013 at 7: 30 PM
Posted by Genie Milgrom on 02/04/2013 @ 11:22 AM
Jewish Genealogical Society Meeting February 17, 2013 10:00AM Greater Miami Jewish Federation Building Join us as we hear a fascinating webinar given by Daniel Horowitz , the Chief Genalogist for My Heritage who will give an introductory and user friendly class on using myheritage.com You will learn how to build your on line tree utilizing the latest techniques!
Posted by Tiffany coke on 02/04/2013 @ 10:22 AM
Contribute Your Professional Expertise in Yerucham! Join Skilled Volunteers for Israel & Atid BaMidbar in a Desert Volunteer Program
Groups of four to eight Jewish professionals will volunteer in Yerucham, a small, thriving community located in Israel's Negev Desert between two natural wonders- Lake Yerucham and the Large Crater. The program is for adults, age 40+.
Contribute your writing, marketing, photography, social media, fundraising, business expertise as a skilled volunteer in Yerucham's local businesses or non-profits. Make a real and needed impact. Gain personal enrichment through creative Jewish study. Experience the diverse traditions of Jews from many ethnic origins including Morocco, India and Persia. Housing is provided.
Program Dates: May 22-June 12, 2013
Per Person Price of Miami-Dade County Residents: $800; Non-Miami-Dade Residents: $3,400
Posted by dina.weinstein.39 on 02/04/2013 @ 10:17 AM
Miami Beach, Florida - Children’s literature and humor matters is the message behind marking author Syd Hoff’s Miami Beach, FL home a Literary Landmark. Hoff (1912-2004) was the creative genius behind the childhood classics, Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy the Seal and more than 60 HarperCollins I CAN READ books for children. Over a dozen are still in print and enjoyed by children today. Few people know that the Bronx-born Hoff also cartooned prolifically for The New Yorker magazine, King Features Syndicate, The Daily Worker, The New Masses, Saturday Evening Post and called Miami Beach home. Hoff’s publishers also include Scholastic and Dial Press.
In culmination of Hoff’s 2012 centennial, curator and journalist Dina Weinstein invites neighbors and children’s literature lovers to mark Hoff’s residence as an historic literary site. Hoff’s Fullerton, California-based niece Carol Edmonston, creator of the official Syd Hoff website www.sydhoff.org and Hoff’s political cartoons http://aredfield.com/ will speak at the ceremony. There will also be a special visit from Danny’s Dinosaur.
Weinstein’s Syd Hoff: Finding Home exhibition is on view February 4-11, 2013 at Temple Beth Sholom, 4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
The Literary Landmark event is presented with partners the Florida Center for the Book and the American Library Association's Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF). More on the American Library Association’s Literary Landmark program here: http://www.ala.org/united/products_services/literarylandmarks/landmarksbystate/landmarksbystate#florida
Literary Landmarks are located throughout the country. There are only fifteen Literary Landmarks in Florida that spot places where deceased authors created significant work. In the Sunshine State they memorialize Woody Guthry in Fruit Cove, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in Cross Creek, Zora Neale Hurston in Eatonville, Isaac Bashevis Singer in Surfside, and Tennesse Williams and Jose Marti in Key West. More on Florida’s Literary Landmarks here: http://www.broward.org/LIBRARY/MYLIBRARYONLINE/FCFTB/Pages/FloridaLiteraryLandmarks.aspx
What: Syd Hoff Literary Landmark dedication Where: 4335 Post Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140 When: Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm Why: To mark Syd Hoff’s Miami Beach, Florida home as an historic literary site Who: Hoff’s neighbors, Hoff’s family, children’s literature lovers, humor lovers and Danny’s Dinosaur Contact: Dina Weinstein - 786.246.0644
Posted by Tiffany coke on 02/04/2013 @ 09:51 AM
Register on February 13th!
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is partnering with Israel Outdoors, the most popular provider of Taglit-Birthright Israel programs. Miami residents, ages 22-26, who sign up with Israel Outdoors will receive VIP trip selection status.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate in an exclusive Miami Community trip with Israel Outdoors.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305.576.4000
This trip is a gift from Taglit-Birthright Israel with additional support from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Posted by Danny Marmorstein on 02/03/2013 @ 11:05 AM
On Friday, February 15th, at 7:45 p.m. Ahavat Olam's Choral Society, Prima Bima Band, and guest composer Will Robertson will fill the sanctuary with a cornucopia of musical prayers. The AO Choral Society is an SATB volunteer choir, open to the community, which rehearses Tuesday nights and sings in worship services and community events. The Prima Bima Band includes Latin Grammy winner and gifted composer Paul Hoyle. Will Robertson is also a powerhouse of talent who composes, conducts and performs in a wide variety of styles. Don't miss this incredibly inspiring evening!
Posted by Genie Ayer on 02/01/2013 @ 10:13 AM
The Inter-American Chapter of Hadassah Presents A Book Reading:
Ellen Brazer, author of "And So It Was Written" which tells the stories of two sets of brothers - one Roman and one Jewish - whose friendships, hatreds and lives intertwine.
Irene Tibor, whose life is one of the stories of three brothers narrated in the book "Invisible Bridge" written by her granddaughter Julie Orringer.
Place: Temple Menorah, 620 75th Street, Miami Beach
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Posted by Sheila Stieglitz on 01/31/2013 @ 05:34 PM
Melissa Manchester the legendary singer/songwriter and actress, returns to the Robert Russell Theater for a command performance. The celebrated career of this dynamic talent is filled with her countless movie scores, recurring television roles and theatrical stage presentations. On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m., the compelling voice of this Grammy-Award winner can be heard when she performs for one night only at the Alper JCC.
After graduating from the High School of the Performing Arts it didn’t take long for her talents to be recognized. Melissa entered New York University and enrolled in a songwriting class taught by Paul Simon. She landed a staff-writing job at Chappell Music and performed as a solo singer/pianist in the clubs of Greenwich Village. While working in the New York jingle singing circuit, she met Bette Midler and Barry Manilow.
As a back-up singer for Bette, Melissa fulfilled her childhood fantasy of playing Carnegie Hall. Six months later, she had a recording contract, and went on to headline at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and performed for sold-out audiences across the country. As they say, the rest is history.
Melissa and Kenny Loggins co-wrote the radio classic "Whenever I Call You Friend", and Barbra Streisand, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, and Mel Torme are a few of the performers who have recorded her songs. Her friend and frequent collaborator Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch and the late Peter Allen, wrote her international hits, “Through The Eyes Of Love” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud.”
Melissa was nominated for a Grammy in 1978 and 1979 and received the Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Female Vocalist. In 1980 she became the first artist in the history of the Academy Awards to have two nominated movie themes in a given year -- "Through The Eyes Of Love" and "The Promise" -- and went on the make Oscar history by performing both songs during the worldwide telecast.
Melissa has combined her acting and singing talents in starring roles such as Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Song And Dance and Music Of The Night, and in a recurring role in the hit television series Blossom. On stage in LA, she co-starred with Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), in Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, and recently starred in the Chicago premiere of HATS!, a new musical that contains several songs she co-wrote.
She also composed for Disney's The Great Mouse Detective, co-wrote the score for Lady And The Tramp II, and co-wrote the song “I Know Who I Am” that was in Tyler Perry’s film For Colored Girls. In addition, she has just released her sixteenth CD.
Melissa Manchester is the recipient of the Governor’s Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for her contributions to the music and recording arts, and her body of work to date as a singer/songwriter was a featured exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Concert tickets are $40 ($35 for JCC members) and may be purchased online at www.alperjcc.org or by calling 305.271.9000 x 268. The Alper JCC Robert Russell Theater is located at 11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami, FL 33176.
Posted by Shari Debowsky on 01/31/2013 @ 02:28 PM
The Tempe Beth Am Day School student council executive board members also serve as Student Youth Ambassadors to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. As part of their role, they participated on a mini-mission visiting several Federation agencies. It was then their responsibility to inform our student body about the role of the GMJF in our community. Visit www.tbam.org/dayschool to learn more...
Posted by Sam Alkoubey on 01/31/2013 @ 01:03 PM
Come join us and network with other young Jewish professionals in the Miami area as we host a party at our apartment. We will get started at 9PM and see where the night takes us.
Please RSVP to email@example.com and we will provide you with the address and apartment number. Looking forward to seeing you here!