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Posted by Ariella Siegel on 11/08/2011 @ 12:32 PM
Israeli Ambassador Haim Waxman, Deputy Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, will be speaking at Florida International University on November 15th on the topic of Israel and the UN. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolfe Theater on FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus (3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, FL).
Ambassador Waxman is a career diplomat who has served as interim Acting Deputy Director-General for Strategic Affairs and as Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As Director of Export Control for the Department of Defense from 2005 to 2007, Ambassador Waxman was involved in reforming Israel's system of export controls and legislation, and was a member of the UN Group of Experts on Illicit Brokering in Small Arms and Light Weapons.
Ambassador Waxman has also served as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations, where he represented Israel in a number of international organizations, including the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
The Ambassador’s lecture is part of the School of International and Public Affairs' Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Parking for the event is free. For more information, please see the attached flyer or call the School of International and Public Affairs at 305-348-7266.
Ambassador Waxman's lecture is co-sponsored by the Middle East Society, Judaic Studies Program, Office of the Vice Provost-Biscayne Bay Campus, Shalom FIU, American Jewish Committee, State of Israel Bonds, Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico, Israel and Overseas Department for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Relations Council for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Jewish Agency for Israel, Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School, Anti-Defamation League, Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, and Friends of the IDF.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 11/08/2011 @ 10:32 AM
The Association for Jewish Special Education Inc. is looking for volunteers to help out with their Chanukah party, on Sunday December 11, from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.
The party will take place at Temple Beth Tov-Ahavat Shalom on 6438 SW 8th St, Miami FL 33144.
Volunteers are asked to arrive 60 minutes before and stay 30 minutes after. Please contact 305-279-8150 for more details.
Posted by Susan Brandt on 11/07/2011 @ 03:41 PM
Join us on November 30 for an extraordinary opportunity to hear two amazing experts at the David Posnack JCC located at 5850 S. Pine Island Rd., Davie Florida and enjoy dinner at the same time!
Dr. Paul Wolpe, Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University and Rabbi Larry Sernovitz from the Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington, Pennsylvania will truly share with you some food for thought with regard to Jewish Genetic Diseases! Hear Rabbi Sernovitz's own personal story and learn exactly what you and your loved ones need to know!
Hosted by the "Four Federations" in our area and The Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Reservations are required!! Call Debbie Wasserman at 305-243-4524 Email her at DWasserman@med.miami.edu
Posted by GMJF Admin on 11/04/2011 @ 01:32 PM
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Posted by Janice Lusky-Greenspan on 11/04/2011 @ 12:09 PM
The Hochberg Prep PTO Fall Boutique will take place on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be selling items such as women’s apparel, kids’ clothing, toys, fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, handbags, art, home goods and décor, cosmetics and more. This is the perfect place to get your holiday shopping done early. For more information, please call (305) 613-7367 or email email@example.com. Hochberg Prep is located at 20350 NE 26th Avenue, North Miami Beach, FL 33180. All proceeds will go to the school.
Posted by Elaine Krutchik on 11/04/2011 @ 12:08 PM
The Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus Interfaith/Keruv Committee invites you to attend a program where we learn from each other’s experiences in dealing with interfaith relationships, marriages, and extended interfaith families.
This meeting focuses on the “December Dilemma”. How do you handle having Christmas and Chanukah fall out at the same time this year? How is this conflict resolved by the families?
The program will take place at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus on Tuesday November 15, 2011 at 7:00pm, 20350 NE 26 Ave, North Miami Beach, FL.
Other topics for future meetings include Jewish values and culture for future generations, dating non-Jews, conversion, harmony with non-Jewish in-laws, raising children and grandchildren in interfaith families.
This program is free of charge sponsored by the Beth Torah Interfaith/Keruv Committee.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information and registration call Elaine and Marvin Krutchik 305 935-0343 or Krutchik@hotmail.com
Posted by Lauren Radick on 11/04/2011 @ 10:50 AM
Kids And Tots Shabbat -- Saturday, November 5th at 11 a.m. Created for babies, toddlers, kids, moms, dads and grandparents, too! 45 minute service followed by challah, juice and cookies. Join us for this festive and spirited Shabbat service. The whole family is welcome!
For more information, call Beth Moshe Congregation at (305)891-5508.
Posted by Katherine Gillett on 11/03/2011 @ 03:45 PM
Over 100 members of JCS Alliance, the group of young professionals improving the community through collaboration and hands-on service, gathered at the JCS Kosher Food Bank on Sunday, October 30th, for a colorful and creative event. Participants ‘Spiced up the Food Bank” by working with students of the MOCA Art Institute to paint canvases that now grace the walls of the facility. They also stocked shelves for clients who will be coming in over the next few weeks, especially those looking for items for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Go to our website at www.jcsfl.org for photos from the event and news about upcoming JCS Alliance events.
To get involved with the JCS Alliance, please contact Marian Mendelsohn at 305.403.6539 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To get involved with the JCS Kosher Food Bank, please contact Bonnie Schwartzbaum at 305.947.8093 or email@example.com.
Hinda Adler and Courtney Lenner — Event Chairs
Amy Klosky, Dana Richards and Laura Sheridan — Committee
Jonathan Raiffe, Chad Klosky and Scott Singer — JCS Alliance Chairs
The JCS Alliance sincerely thanks:
-- Artists at MOCA Art Institute and Lark Keeler, Curator of Education in particular, for the hours of dedication to this project.
-- Janice Lipton, JCS KFB Chair, who is responsible for this shiduch between MOCA and JCS.
-- Our event sponsors:
Anny’s Bread Factory A-Z BLDS Easel Art Supply Gold Kosher Catering Jacob’s Market Kosherland Le Chocolatier of Florida Pita Plus Sarah’s Tent Security Realty Investments Winn Dixie
Posted by Maxine Schwartz on 11/03/2011 @ 02:04 PM
This is the definitive book on the 'refusnik' phenemonon, written by journalist Gal Beckerman.
Lecture at the Miller Center on Nov. 7 @ 7:30 on the UM campus at 5202 University Dr. We'll be joined by Rabbi Leonid Feldman, the first Russian ordained in the Conservative movement. Part of the Annual Jewish Book Festival.
Posted by Leah Weintraub on 11/03/2011 @ 10:00 AM
For anyone who had the opportunity to see the heart wrenching performance of IRENA’S VOW, it was quite clear that Irena Gut Opdyke’s riveting, selfless life story proves that she was one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. On November 21st, the American Committee for Shaare Zedek will have the honor of hearing from Mrs. Opdyke’s daughter, Jeannie Smith, who will relate her late mother’s experiences during the war, proving the adage that one person CAN make a difference.
The luncheon will also pay tribute to the amazing Tania Lapciuc who will be presented with the Guardian of Israel Award for her lifetime support of Shaare Zedek and Israel.
For more than a century, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, a 700-bed facility located in the center of the city, has been known as the “Hospital with a Heart”. Patients have consistently streamed to our hospital, seeking our top level treatment in a compassionate, supportive and nurturing environment. Shaare Zedek sees more than 63,000 admissions, 217,000 outpatient visits and has more than 119,000 Emergency visits annually. More than 14,000 women a year give birth at Shaare Zedek's Woman and Infant Center, more than any other hospital in Israel. Like all other hospitals in Jerusalem, Shaare Zedek does not receive ANY funding from the Israeli government and therefore we rely on the generosity of our friends and family from around the world to help us to continue to provide the healthcare experience our patients have come to expect.
The luncheon will take place on Monday, November 21st, at Temple Beth Shmuel, 1700 Michigan Avenue, Miami Beach. Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. Couvert: $72. For more information and reservations, please contact Debbie Gold at 305.799.5619, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Aliza Ranish at 954.646.5112, email@example.com or visit www.acsz.org/luncheon.