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Temple Israel to pay tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join together with Temple Israel of Greater Miami for three unique ways to pay tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

  • Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m.: A musical tribute in honor of Dr. King will feature guest musicians and soloists, including performer Ananda Silva and participation by The Temple Israel Singers. All are welcome to remain and participate in the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service when we welcome guest Cantorial Soloist Rebecca Schwartz and musical guests, Bagels 'N Box, a duo that combines Jewish liturgical music and beat-boxing.

  • Sunday, January 20 at 10:30 a.m.: Temple Israel and members of the Jewish community are invited by Church of the Open Door UCC and its Pastor R. Joaquin Willis to attend morning worship service, during which Temple Israel's spiritual leader Rabbi Tom Heyn will speak. The church is located at 6001 NW 8th Ave., Miami.

  • Monday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.: The Church of the Open Door UCC and Temple Israel will come together at the Temple for a full tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The entire community is invited to join us. Rabbi Solomon Schiff, Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, will speak, and members of Faith in the City and the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews will join us.

Temple Israel is located at 137 N.E. 19 Street, Miami. For more information, contact the temple office at or 305.573.5900.


Alan Dershowitz, Renowned Harvard Law Professor Discusses “Why is so much of the World Turning Against Israel”

On Saturday January 19, Renowned Professor Alan Dershowitz will speak at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center during Shabbat morning services held between 9:00am – 12:00pm. Professor Dershowitz will enlighten the community with his thoughts on “Why is so much of the World Turning Against Israel?”

There is no charge to attend ATJC’s Saturday morning services. For more information, please click here

visit or call 305-937-1880. Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is located at 20400 NE 30th Avenue in Aventura.

Camp Maryann at Beth Moshe...Register Now!

Our Philosophy at Camp Maryann is to provide your children with a fun and safe place to spend their summer. Your child will blossom as they participate in activities and programs that will challenge them to grow and discover. Each day is filled with age appropriate activities with excellent counselor-to-camper ratios. And, each Friday, the entire camp gathers for a fun and spirited Shabbat program.

VARIETY CAMP: 18 months to 5 years old Variety is the name of the game with this camp. Campers will never be bored when their days are filled with swimming, water play, playground time, arts & crafts, music, in-house entertainment, Starcize PE, game rooms, story times and special weekly themes for the kids to participate. A full and exciting camp experience for every age level.

ADVENTURE CAMP: 6 to 8 years old Your child’s adventure begins HERE! Adventure campers will take three different off campus field trips per week. In addition, they will use the pool for swim basketball, volleyball and other organized activities. The adventure campers will also participate in on campus and off campus sports. There will be three off-campus field trips each week! On non-trip days fun and interesting specialty classes will keep your child busy all day!

Session 1 June 17-July 12 Session 2 July 15-August 19

Camp Maryann at Beth Moshe 2225 NE 121 Street, North Miami, FL 33181 Marla Greenspan, Camp Director, (305)891-5508

Temple Sinai of North Dade YoPros Presents Grapes & Grains, A Young Professionals Wine and Beer Tasting

Temple Sinai of North Dade YoPros (Young Professionals) Presents: Grapes & Grains

Young Professionals and Young Couples (20s, 30, and 40s), please join us on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Wiener Social Hall for an exciting evening of wine and beer tasting with Rabbi Litwak and Rabbi Young.

This is an opportunity to get to know other young professionals in the community, while learning about different wine and beer. Shmooze, snack, and sip the night away at Temple Sinai, 18801 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach, FL 33180.

RSVP by Monday, February 4 at $10 per person for pre-pay or $18 at the door. Call 305-932-9010 to let us know you’re coming!

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"Last Chance for Middle East Peace?

Join Rabbi Lawrence Troster of J Street , Rabbi Mark Kram and the Temple Beth Or community for an important discussion about the role of U.S. leadership in bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. How can the parties resolve the core issues and come to a mutually agreed upon end of the conflict? What can you, as an American Jew, personally do in order to be heard in the conversation?

February 5 ,2013 at 7:30pm- Temple Beth Or 11715 SW 87th Ave 305-235-1419

Israeli Folk Extravaganza!




in a NEW authentic, colorful show performed by 40 dancers and singers and choreographed by the legendary GAVRI LEVI

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Littman Theater and Conference Center
17011 NE 19th Avenue, North Miami Beach

Tickets for sale: Orchestra Seating $55 | General Seating $35

For more information, call Suzy Ronen at 305-345-4293 From Israel with Love flyer

Architect Kobi Karp Links Miami to Bar-Ilan Medical School in Israel


Located in the Historic City of Safed, the Jewish State’s Fifth Medical School is a National Priority Initiative

MIAMI, FL and SAFED, ISRAEL – In November 2012, Israel’s Bar-Ilan University formally laid the cornerstone for its future medical school - the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee - in the historic city of Safed. On hand to mark this momentous occasion was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose government identified this medical school as a national priority initiative and committed to providing half of its funding. (Israel faces a national shortage of physicians, and a pressing need to upgrade medical services and infrastructure in the country’s north.) The new medical school will be Israel’s fifth and the first in the Galilee.

        A South Florida connection to this important campus is acclaimed Miami architect Kobi Karp, who (along with Israel-based Tito Architects and Tsvi Lissar) won an international design competition for the medical school’s master plan. For this extraordinary piece of design, Karp (who was born in Israel in 1962 and lived there until he was 12) and his partners drew inspiration from the surrounding natural environment and rolling hills of Galilee. The site for the campus sits on a shoulder of a unique hill facing south and overlooking the nearby Sea of Galilee and Safed itself.

“After visiting the location for the campus, our team felt strongly that the project’s greatest asset was the site itself,” said Karp. “The hill creates a unique and very dramatic vista, where we have designed low-rise structures built into the shoulder. This results in opportunities for outdoor and indoor spaces, with orientation and views of the sea to one side, and the Galilee valleys and Safed on the opposite side.”

The innovative design maximizes the views of spaces, gardens, and courtyards, while also framing the occupants’ views. The campus will house a medical research triplex; a medical training complex; integrative research and disease-based centers; a student and community services complex; a library, sports center and medical simulation center; 45 laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art research instrumentation; and student and faculty residences. It is expected to be completed in five years.

“I am delighted to be involved in such an important public service project for my native country,” added Karp. “As I continue this effort, the many sick or injured people whose lives will be improved by the campus are very much on my mind.”


*Bar-Ilan University is the fastest growing university in Israel, with 33,000 students in its academic community. The University seeks to produce students who excel in the sciences, humanities, law, engineering, business and the arts – all within a learning environment that fosters Jewish values and continuity. From its leadership in scientific and academic research to 1,500 courses being offered by the world’s largest Jewish studies faculty, Bar-Ilan University fuses cutting edge science, high level scholarship and Jewish heritage into a culture of excellence.

Founded in 1955, the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU) engages in a variety of exciting programs, events and philanthropic activities to support Bar-Ilan University in Israel. With offices in New York, California, Florida and Michigan, the AFBIU works to promote public awareness and raise funds to support the University’s research and discoveries in fields ranging from nanotechnology and brain science to biblical archeology and Jewish studies. The AFBIU has a lay-led national board of directors of outstanding Jewish communal leaders who share a common vision with the University in advancing and strengthening Israel through education, research and Jewish continuity.*

Shmoozin' Shabbat for Young Professionals

Mingle with friends, meet new people, enjoy cocktails and snacks, and learn what the Next Century: Young Professionals of Beth David Congregation is all about!

Stick around afterwards for a unique live music Kabbalat Shabbat service called Shabbat Pasión, hosted once a month a Beth David. It fuses traditional and contemporary Jewish music from the Friday evening service with the backdrop of Latin and world musical textures. Services are conducted by Cantor Julie Jacobs and a band of amazing local musicians, and as a special treat this month, we will be joined by several talented Israeli artists!

Friday, January 25, 6-7 pm, $10, for reservations email or click here. For any questions call 305.854.3911 x200.

Habonim Cultural Club Presents "Sing Israel Sing"

The Habonim Cultural Club, Survivors of the Holocaust and Second Generation proudly presents

Sing Israel Sing

Starring Internationally Acclaimed Hasidic Folk Singer Shimon Kugel
Also featuring Cantors Cesar Beleniski, Efraim Sapir, Manny Silver, William Wood

Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center | 20400 NE 30th Avenue | Aventura

Tickets: $30, available at the door starting at 4:30 p.m.

For more information and to buy tickets, please call Aviva at 305-933-3212 or email

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"Let My People Go"

An exhibition at the UM's Wesley Gallery from Beit Hatfutsot (The Museum of the Jewish People). Fifty photos the Soviet Jewry movement from 1967-1989. Opening event at 8:00 PM with Rabbi Leonid Feldman and Joel and Adele Sandberg. Sponsored by the Miller Center for Judaic Studies at UM. Call 305-284-6882 for more information.

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