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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!

FROM ISRAEL WITH LOVE


ISRAELI FOLKLORE AMBASSADORS TO THE WORLD present

SHALOM 2013

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

ACCLAIMED ARCHITECT KOBI KARP LINKS MIAMI TO BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY’S FUTURE MEDICAL SCHOOL IN NORTHERN 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.”

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*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 nextcentury@bethdavidmiami.org 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 habonimconcert@aol.com.

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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.

Miami.IL - A Jewish Community Festival

Join over 150 college students, Israel campus professionals and young adults from all over North America for a Jewish community festival of Israeli politics, society and culture For more details and registration - http://www.jspace.com/WZOmiami.

The World Zionist Organization invites the Miami Jewish community to Explore, Learn and Schmooze with a festival of Israeli culture. The day-long event will include lectures, panels, and workshops about Israeli culture and politics.

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• Standup comedy by Joel Chasnoff
• Explore the upcoming Israeli elections with the honorable Mr. Chaim Shacham, Consul General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, and Mr. Alon Schuster, Mayor, Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council
• Let your voice be heard at a mock Israeli elections
• Live music by Israeli-born, Lior Ben-Hur, leader of the Sol Tevel San Francisco-based band
• Enjoy an art exhibit and workshop by Israeli photographers Daniel Tchtechik and Oren Izre’el
• Explore the world of Israeli Entrepreneurship with a special lecture by David (Dadi) Perlmutter- EVP/GM, Intel
• Learn about Civil service in Israel - A session in Hebrew by Sar-Shalom Jerbi, Director General of the National Service Administration
• Discover how to make Pro-Israel Art with Craig Dershowitz, Executive Director of Artists 4 Israel
• Share your thoughts about art, leadership and social justice at the WZO Beit Ha’am Chavruta style sessions
• Celebrate Israeli culture, music and cuisine
• Beach party

Bet Shira Hosts MEGA SHABBAT for the Community!

Everyone is welcome to attend Mega Shabbat at Bet Shira Congregation - January 11-12, 2013.

Friday, January 11, Mega Erev Shabbat • iShabbat 6:30 P.M. Sanctuary with Black Shabbos • Community Dinner 7:30 P.M. Children under 5: FREE, Ages 5-12: $15, Ages 13-Adult: $20 Please RSVP to 305-238-2601, BYOW: Bring Your Own Wine!

Saturday, January 12, Mega Shabbat Morning • Welcome and Schmooze 9:00-9:30 A.M. Main Lobby Selection of Newspapers, Torah portion summary, Mussar – Inspirational short readings, coffee, hot cocoa and conversation. • Mega Innovative Shabbat Service 9:30-11:00 A.M. Sanctuary with Rabbi and Cantor. Life cycle milestone marked and everyone participates. • Traditional Service 9:30-11:00 A.M. Chapel with Avron Smolensky • A Place for Everyone 11:00-11:30 A.M. When God Hardens Pharaoh’s Heart: Free Will in Jewish Thought Puppet Show: “Sammy the Spider” Fun Hebrew: Bingo from the Bible to Tel Aviv Broadway Bible: Be a Little Star Political Activism: You Can Do It! Show and Tell: Global Jewish Ritual Items Shabbat Surprises Too! • Community Kiddush Blessings 11:30 A.M. Main Lobby • Mega Shabbat Kiddush Lunch Noon • Monthly Movie: Footnote 1:00 P.M. *Reminder to JEC students: Mega Shabbat is in place of Sunday school (January 13). Parents are encouraged to attend.

​ Saturday-Sunday, January 12-13 Mega Shabbat Continues with Havdalah, Camping, Movies and S’mores at Bet Shira! 4:00 P.M. - Sunday Morning Enjoy a beautiful outdoor Havdalah service followed by pizza dinner, a movie and more, including s’mores and a bonfire. Guests and members welcome! Bring your tent, pillow and blanket to stay the night and enjoy continental breakfast the morning of January 13! We even have tent availability for the first RSVP’s! Cost for Adults: $35, Children through 3rd grade: $25 RSVP to Jason Timmons, Camping Chair, Jason.k.timmons@gmail.com or call 305-431-7010. Assistant camping experts: Lee Mesnekoff and Jerry Greenberg

Sponsored by the Program Fund​​

Jewish Walking Tour of Miami Beach

The Miami Design Preservation League is sponsoring a Jewish themed walking tour of Miami Beach. The tours will focus on the Jewish history of Miami Beach, key individuals in Miami Beach Jewish history, and the architecture of the city.

The regularly scheduled tours will take place on the three days of Art Deco Weekend, January 18 - 20, at noon, and also on the second Sunday of every month, at 11 am, starting February 10, 2013.

The tours start and finish in front of the Jewish Museum of Florida, located at 301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. The tours last approximately 2 hours. The tours cost $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased (in cash) at the start of the tour.

In addition to scheduled tours, groups may reserve private tours. For more information, please contact Howard Brayer at 786 216-7800 or hbindc@aol.com

Shalom TV Programs Jan 6-12

HOTWIRE COMMUNICATIONS IPTV SERVICE CHANNEL 269; also on www.shalomtv.com, Roku player, iPad, iPod and smart phones (see Channel schedule on our website)

WATCH SHALOM TV free on demand on

COMCAST: CH 1>TV NETWORKS

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NEW FREE ON DEMAND PROGRAMS: For Continuing programs, click on “Schedule” on our website, www.shalomtv.com..

L'Chayim-Kasim Hafeez: A man raised as a traditional Muslim describes why he is now a 'Muslim Zionist." (Ends 2/2)

L'Chayim-2012 Retrospective, Part 2: Steven Bayme, Micah Halpern, Neal Sher and Susie Rosenbluth. (Ends 2/2)

In Memoriam 2012: A moment of tribute to those whom the Jewish family has lost in 2012. (Ends 2/2)

92nd Street Y-Covering Israel: NY Times' Jerusalem Bureau Chief Ethan Bronner describes reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Ends 2/2)

Film-“Hallelujah”: Documentary film on the 2011 global singing contest for Jewish youth. (Ends 2/16)

Kabbalah Revealed-Ep. 4: Force of Development and Meaning of Suffering. (Ends 2/2)

Story Time-God's Paint Brush: The religious imagination of children in discovering and thinking about God. (Ends 1/19)

The Shalom TV Channel: The new live programming on Shalom TV's new channel. (Ends 3/2)

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