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Posted by Lauren Radick on 10/11/2011 @ 09:50 AM
Beth Moshe Congregation invites you to Sisterhood's Sushi in the Sukkah! Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. Delicious Full Dinner - $18 per adult, $9 per child. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Fun for the whole family! Followed by Services.
RSVP with the office at 305-891-5508.
Posted by Emily Mirengoff on 10/10/2011 @ 04:52 PM
Each year, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation provides hundreds of opportunities for members of Miami’s Jewish community to come together and help make a difference. For the second year in a row, the JVC is partnering with the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to continue the remarkable Young Lion of Judah program a youth-oriented, Jewish philanthropy initiative, pairing more than two dozen B’nai Mitzvah students with Holocaust survivors.
This unique program runs from November 13, 2011 through February 5, 2012. Twenty-five students and 25 Holocaust survivors will meet monthly on Sundays for different meaningful experiences surrounding Holocaust education. In addition to the meetings, each student will volunteer on his or her own schedule, visiting with the survivor and building a new relationship and friendship.
Each youngster will also be asked to recognize his or her partner during their Bar or Bat Mitzvah service and make a gift of $180 to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign. Youngsters will receive a certificate of completion and, as a special memento, a beautiful Young Lion of Judah gift – a silver bracelet for girls and silver talit clips for boys.
“This is truly a wonderful way for these young adults to not only learn firsthand about the Holocaust but to honor these survivors, whom we all consider to be heroes,” said Holocaust Memorial Executive Director Sharon Horowitz.
For an application or for more information, contact JVC Director Lori Drutz at 786.866.8414 or Volunteer@JewishMiami.org.
Posted by Chana Gopin on 10/10/2011 @ 04:04 PM
Visit Miami's first contemporary art Sukkah at Maor's Sukkah Events October 12-18 Maor Gallery (3030 NE 2nd Ave, Miami)
MIAMI – Harnessing the energy of the vibrant arts communities surrounding Maor’s 2nd Avenue location near Midtown Miami, Wynwood and the Design District, Maor will host two community dinners, a “Family Fun Day” with art and music for children, and a fine art opening during the SukkahART Festival. No Jewish organization in Miami fuses tradition and artistic expression like Maor Miami. The festival will culminate with the opening of a contemporary exhibition of new sculptural and performance works from four emerging artists, titled Four Species. A full schedule of events is listed below and in more detail at maormaimi.org.
Wed. 10/12, 7:30 pm – SukkahART Community Dinner A festive holiday dinner in Maor’s sukkah, open to all members of the community. View a preview of Four Species, an exhibit of new works from four emerging artists in reference to Sukkot. Please RSVP. Covert $26, Student $18, Sponsor $72.
Thurs. 10/13, 8 pm-10 pm – SukkahART Young Professionals Dinner A festive holiday dinner in Maor’s SukkahART. This event is co-sponsored by Birthright Israel NEXT and open to all young professionals. View a preview of Four Species, an exhibit of new works from four emerging artists in reference to Sukkot. Please RSVP. Covert $26, Student $18, Sponsor $72.
Sun. 10/16, 2 pm-4 pm – SukkahART Family Fun Day Children will create their very own “green” sukkah, created with recycled materials at this festive family art experience. Activities will be led by Jewish educator and Tel Aviv Art Academy graduate, Vered Pasternak. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP. Cost is $5 per child.
Tues. 10/18, 7 pm -9 pm – “Four Species” Exhibition Opening Four Species is a contemporary group show curated by Jon Feinstein (co-founder and Curatorial Director of the Humble Arts Foundation, NY) and Shana Beth Mason (Miami-based art consultant and critic) that will incorporate new works from four emerging artists in reference to Sukkot. Free and open to the public. The exhibition will feature two sculptural works, a live performance and a wall of the sukkah creatively re-imagined.
For more details visit www.MaorMiami.org | Purchase tickets online | Free onsite parking!
ABOUT MAOR: Maor is a dynamic, vibrant center for Jewish spiritual growth and discovery that offers poignant and relevant programs combining spirituality and art within the urban social milieu, in a tone that is engaging and exciting. The 1,800-square foot space is host to classes, workshops and rotating art exhibits. For more information, visit www.MaorMiami.org or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MaorMiami.
Posted by Nadine Dayan on 10/10/2011 @ 03:23 PM
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Posted by Lonni Romirowsky on 10/10/2011 @ 11:15 AM
Presented by Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Noon, Free of Charge, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Seventeenth Floor
Sandra Huzenman, M.S., Early Childhood Director of the Gordon Schools of Beth David Congregation, will highlight key components that define a quality program for preschoolers. Based on the latest research in the field, this session will address the importance of creating meaningful educational experiences for children at an early age.
Sandra Huzenman is the Early Childhood Director of the Gordon Schools of Beth David and is an adjunct professor of Early Childhood Education. She holds a master’s degree in pre-k/primary education from Barry University and has more than 25 years of experience in the field. She has presented at conferences of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is Co-President of the Jewish Council of Early Childhood Education at CAJE Miami (Central Agency for the Advancement of Jewish Education). She was one of 12 recipients of a three-year national fellowship in educational leadership granted by the Covenant Foundation in NYC.
Pre-registration required. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Posted by Rebecca Dinar on 10/10/2011 @ 10:27 AM
Sing, eat, dance and decorate at The Open Tent's Shalom Tots annual Sukkot celebration. Free fun for families with little ones under 5. Please join us and Temple Beth Sholom on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 4 PM at 4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach in the Palm Garden under the Sukkah.
Posted by Katherine Gillett on 10/07/2011 @ 12:40 PM
JCS Alliance: Young Professionals Improving the Community Through Collaboration and Hands-On Service
The Jewish Community Services' Alliance is partnering with the JCS Kosher Food Bank for a day of giving back to those in need. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and attend our next event!
‘Spice Up the Food Bank’
Sunday, October 30th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. At the JCS Kosher Food Bank 2056 NE 155th St., North Miami Beach
Join the artists of MOCA Art Institute as they beautify the JCS Kosher Food Bank • Stock shelves • Learn how this small venue makes a big difference in the lives of over 330 Jewish families
Event Chairs Hinda Adler & Courtney Lenner
Committee Amy Klosky, Dana Richards, Laura Sheridan
Jewish Community Service’s new volunteer group, JCS Alliance, improves the community through collaboration and ‘hands-on’ service among young professionals. Participants have the opportunity to take responsibility for volunteering projects of their own as well as partake in group projects.
To RSVP or for questions, please contact Marian Mendelsohn at 305.403.6539 or MMendelsohn@jcsfl.org. Or visit our website at www.jcsfl..org.
Posted by Chin Chin Lee on 10/07/2011 @ 12:08 PM
The Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) is conducting a research study involving the use of a Personalized Reminder Information and Social Management (PRISM) system designed to support social connectivity, memory, knowledge about topics and resources, and resource access for older adults. This Center is part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. If you speak English, live alone, and don’t have a computer at home, you might qualify for this project. If you are interested in being part of this research study, please call (305) 355-9200 and mention the “PRISM Study”. You will be paid for your time and effort.
Posted by Alan Silverberg on 10/07/2011 @ 10:18 AM
You can't miss the professional athletes at the Michael-Ann Russell J.C.C. in North Miami Beach.
They come to train, and the super-fast, super-chiseled, super-strong young men draw everyone's attention. So, trainer Jesse Olinger had an idea: Use them as a lure to help his mom fight cancer.
"My mother has leukemia," Olinger said, "And we came up with this idea to raise money to pay for the bone marrow transplant she needs."
Olinger works with the pro athletes at Bommarito Performance Systems every day. His idea was to sell raffle tickets, $25 each, with the winner getting a full week of V.I.P. training alongside the pros, and five nights at the Sole Ocean Resort and Spa in Sunny Isles.
"Any average Joe, an athlete or non-athlete, can come train with our professional athletes, be evaluated by our medical staff, meals and supplements included, massage therapy included, it's like fantasy camp for fitness buffs," Olinger said.
One of the athletes currently training is former All-Pro running back Willie Parker, who's trying to make it back to the NFL after an injury.
"They put together a great program for athletes as well as regular people just coming in and working out with us, getting to know us," Parker said.
One of those "regular people" is Sole Resort owner Tom Feeley, who works out regularly with the Bommarito staff.
"You know, for the average guy like me, it's really a treat to be able to come out here and train with the pros," Feeley said.
Olinger's mom, Sandy Cook, knows all about the raffle effort on her behalf. She lives in Indiana and spoke to NBC Miami via Skype.
""It's been a very touching experience for me," said Cook. "My outlook on life is completely different, of course, cancer has a very realistic way of making you set your priorities in a different way."
Olinger says through donations from people at the JCC, he's half-way to his goal of raising $5,000.
"I've had just an outpouring of support that has been really emotional, not just for myself, but for my mother," Olinger said.
The raffle will be held at the Sole Ocean Resort on October 24th, so there's still time to buy your tickets. Call Olinger at 305-343-8389 or go to www.Bommaritoperformance.com.
For more information about the Michael-Ann Russell JCC, call 305-932-4200 x145/146 or go to www.marjcc.org
Posted by Robert Rosen on 10/07/2011 @ 01:13 AM
The holiday of Sukkot, the Jewish version of Thanksgiving, begins on Wednesday Evening, October 12th for eight days. Jews sit, eat, socialize and even sleep in the Sukkah. The Sukkah in the Synagogue courtyard is commonplace. The Sukkah at home is the standard. What about a “drive-thru” Sukkah?
Bet Shira Congregation will again construct what is believed to be the first and only drive-thru Sukkah. The Torah details the customs of Sukkot while the Talmud prescribes Sukkah dimensions, and the need for one to see the stars through the roof. Sitting in the Sukkah reminds us of our connection to nature, the Jewish people’s early agrarian days, and links to the temporary dwellings of the Israelites during the exodus from Egypt. Spending time in the Sukkah fosters these connections.
“Cars are integral to our lifestyle” said Cantor Mark H. Kula.“Why not link them to the Sukkah? We sit as we drive; this way, we can sit in our cars in the Sukkah. Perhaps realizing the fragility of the Sukkah will encourage driving more carefully.”
“Cantor Kula dreamed up this program two years ago” said Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei, Rabbi of this 500+ member Pinecrest Conservative Congregation. “When I heard about the idea, I thought to myself -- Wow! He gets it. Cantor Kula and I believe we should meet people where they are in their life's Jewish Journey. This program captures that quite literally!"
The “Bet Shira McSukkah” will be located at 7500 S.W. 120th Street, Pinecrest, Miami, in the Synagogue’s main parking lot. Simply proceed past the first speed bump, drive into the Sukkah, stop and say the posted blessing celebrating our awareness of the Sukkah traditions. For more information, contact Bet Shira Congregation at (305) 238-2601 or visit www.betshira.org. Everyone is welcome.
Volunteers will be present in the Sukkah, holding a Lulav (palm), and Etrog (citron) during several time periods during the week of Sukkot. We hold and shake these symbols of nature in the Sukkah, and note that beauty surrounds us as we pursue peace in all directions. Let your senses be aware of the preciousness of nature. Be protective of the environment and appreciate nature.
Hopefully, this Sukkah innovation ritual may lead to more interest in Sukkot. Cantor Kula suggests “that all of us should be a little more Sukkah Conscientious this year and rejoice in Sukkot the Jewish festival of happiness.”