It's Happening In Miami
Posted by Mary Ann Deaktor on 12/15/2011 @ 01:41 PM
It’s A Havdallah Happening!
Saturday, January 7th 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Please join us for a fun and relaxing evening under the stars as we gather around the camp fire at Bill Sadowski Park in Palmetto Bay. Bring your picnic blanket and food and we’ll provide the drinks, smores, bonfire, music and everything needed to share Havdallah with Rabbi Siegal.
RSVP to Janice at the temple office, 305 667-5657.
Posted by youngisraelpembrokepines on 12/15/2011 @ 12:50 PM
On Dec. 22nd, the Chabad Israeli Center will present an amazing concert by Pirhei Yeroushalaim at 1720 NE 191 St., Miami, FL. at 5:30 p.m. The choir was founded in 1976 and is comprised of about 20 boys aged 7-13, carefully selected from all over Israel. Since their founding the choir has produced over 15 records and toured througout the world. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit www.chabadisrael.info for more information, to purchase tickets or contact Rabbi Mendy Cheruty @ 305 2193353. A VIP dinner and cocktail party with music after the concert is $75 per person. It is honoring an IDF soldier. Don't miss this exciting concert during Chanukah. Put it on your list to really light up your Chanukah.
Posted by Dana Klein on 12/15/2011 @ 08:29 AM
Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc. presents Meet the Author Series Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:30 p.m. at the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center 2031 Harrison Street ∙ Hollywood, FL 33020
Author Ernest Paul will be speaking about his books, Ernest Triumphant! and Sara Triumphant!
Student, resistance fighter, politician, entrepreneur, author and lecturer— Ernest Paul’s journey took him from a bucolic village in Czechoslovakia through the chaos and horror of World War II to the ordeals facing the fledgling State of Israel and eventually to the shores of opportunity in North and South America.
His is the story of a determined and courageous individual who, in his own words, “faced problems squarely, using whatever tools were available,” not only to survive, but to triumph over whatever circumstances he faced, no matter how frightening and difficult. Ernest Paul was just a teenager studying in Budapest when World War II broke out. As Nazism enveloped Europe, young Ernest chose to join the Hungarian Resistance. His bravery in saving lives earned him the Medal of Courage from the Hungarian government. When World War II ended, Ernest went to Israel, serving the newly founded State of Israel in its tenuous early years as both a soldier and politician. After a time, Ernest journeyed to America and, without a higher education or financial assets, became a successful entrepreneur and pioneer in global sourcing in South America. Most recently, after losing his beloved wife Sara, Ernest has undertaken the task of writing both Sara's and his own memoirs and lecturing on the lessons of the Holocaust. By his own example, Ernest Paul shows us that it is possible to triumph over life's daunting challenges. Taken from book jacket
General Admission: $5 per person Members: free of charge Students and education professionals (with school/university ID): free of charge To RSVP or for information about becoming a member, please call 954.929.5690 x378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 12/14/2011 @ 01:16 PM
Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
If you have a special talent or just the desire to give back to your community, visit the Miami Jewish Health Systems campus and get involved in a variety of activities with the residents. Activities include arts and crafts, playing games like scrabble and bridge, pet therapy (dogs are welcome too!), giving lessons on the internet, or working on the garden to help beautify the campus. Call the number below to RSVP and let Beth know if you would like to bring a pet.
Miami Jewish Health Systems 5200 N.E. Second Avenue, Miami 305-514-8623 (Beth Rubin)
This volunteer opportunity is available through the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 12/13/2011 @ 03:32 PM
Join Next @19th for a Musical Hanukkah Party!
Wednesday, December 21 at 8 p.m. Under the palms at Next@19th.
Featuring our community-wide Jewish chorus, The Second Avenue Jewish Chorale, performing under the baton of Musical Director Coreen Duffy.
Come blaze some candles, hear some harmony, and cut some serious rug on the second night of Hanukkah. Join us at our outdoor cafe for an evening featuring Hanukkah music from around the world in Hebrew, English, Yiddish and Ladino.
Tickets are $15 and $12 for students, seniors and artists (www.brownpapertickets.com or 800.838.3006.
Tickets are half-price by bringing two items to be donated to the JCS Kosher Food Bank.
Posted by Susan Brandt on 12/13/2011 @ 03:17 PM
Join Dr. Gary Small of UCLA's Longevity Center and Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance, Director of the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for an evening devoted to the latest in Alzheimer's prevention and research! This book signing and lecture event is free and open to the public.
January 10, 2012, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Lois Pope LIFE Center Auditorium, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami Florida
For more information, contact Sue Brandt at 305-243-1202 or SBrandt@med.miami.edu
Posted by Elana Yeffet on 12/13/2011 @ 03:08 PM
Hanukkah Happening at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center is hosting our annual family-oriented Hanukkah Shabbat service and dinner on Friday, December 23 at 6:30pm.
The popular, musical Friday Night Live service led by Rabbi Jonathan Berkun and Cantor David Muchnick, will be held under the stars at ATJC, with special Hanukkah songs.
Following services, everyone will enjoy a light dairy supper, topped off with holiday favorites such as latkes, gelt, and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). All are invited to kick off the Festival of Lights and usher in Shabbat in style at ATJC. There is no charge for dinner, though RSVPS are required. To RSVP please contact ATJC at 305-937-1880, email@example.com, or www.atjc.org.
Posted by GMJF Admin on 12/13/2011 @ 01:38 PM
As its name implies, the Pacesetter Event is one of the most important events of the year for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, setting the pace for the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign by raising millions of dollars to support vital social services in Miami, in Israel and around the world.
On Thursday, December 15, hundreds of Miami’s most enthusiastic philanthropists will gather in solidarity at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to address major topics of concern to the Jewish people and pledge support for the most vulnerable.
“Amidst this difficult economy, one in eight people in Miami’s Jewish community still depends on some form of financial assistance from Federation and our local partner agencies,” said Federation General Campaign Chair Brian L. Bilzin. “Those attending the Pacesetter Event are generous individuals who make a huge difference in our community through the support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign.”
Headlining the Pacesetter Event will be keynote speaker Dr. Charles Krauthammer. Named by The Financial Times as “the most influential commentator in America,” Krauthammer has been honored from every part of the political spectrum for his bold, lucid and original writing. Since 1985, he has written a syndicated column for The Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. It is published weekly in more than 275 newspapers worldwide.
Krauthammer is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, and a weekly panelist on Inside Washington. He is also a contributor to FOX News, appearing nightly on FOX’s evening news program, Special Report with Bret Baier.
A licensed medical doctor, Krauthammer served on the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2006. He is president of The Krauthammer Foundation and chairman of Pro Musica Hebraica, an organization dedicated to the recovery and performance of lost classical Jewish music. He is also a member of the Chess Journalists of America.
The Pacesetter Event is being co-chaired by Sari and Arthur Agatston and Sara and Joseph Kavana.
The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by a kosher dinner.
Couvert for the Pacesetter Event is $150 per person (not tax-deductible), and includes valet parking. A $10,000 suggested gift per invited couple to the 2012 Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign or membership in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Star of David or Heritage Societies is requested.
The Star of David Society is a national honor society established by The Jewish Federations of North America to recognize those who create Permanent Annual Campaign Endowments of $200,000 or more, or any permanent endowment of $500,000 or more. The Heritage Society recognizes those members of Miami’s Jewish community who have created a permanent endowment of $100,000 or more through The Foundation, including members of the Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) Society. Star of David Society members are also members of the Heritage Society.
RSVP for the Pacesetter Event by Thursday, December 8 by clicking here. For more information, contact Laura Guren Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786.866.8680.
Posted by Sheila Stieglitz on 12/13/2011 @ 01:04 PM
It’s one big happy family…calamity, when the British comedy Reuniting the Rubins opens the 15th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival. An up-tight lawyer, Lenny Rubins, (Timothy Spall – The King's Speech), has to put his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother (Honor Blackman – Goldfinger) emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a Jewish holiday. Over the nine-day festival, respected international filmmakers bring intense dramas, thought-provoking documentaries, and heart-warming tales that range from exposing family truths to discovering love in all the wrong places. Acclaimed Israeli director Dani Menkin, is a festival guest and fields questions after his films Dolphin Boy and Je T’Aime I Love You Terminal. Following the screening of Music of Remembrance: The Boys of Terezin, a choir performs a piece from the film, and the survivor and hero, who saved all of the Terezin writings and illustrations, is a special guest. The festival closes with the powerful Israeli film Mabul, a heart-wrenching story about a dysfunctional couple and their two children. Films are screened around Miami-Dade from Saturday, January 21 through Sunday, January 29, 2012. For a schedule, tickets and information call (after Jan. 6) 888-585-FILM (3456) or log on to www.miamijewishfilmfestival.com
Posted by GMJF Admin on 12/12/2011 @ 04:37 PM
Friends of the IDF of Greater Miami will be celebrating the annual Solidarity Gala on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Westin Diplomat Hotel.
This event will honor the soldiers of the IDF, who continue to stand guard to protect the State of Israel and its people of all religions, and who unfailing commit themselves to protect all of us from evil.
To learn more about this event, please contact Friends of the IDF of Greater Miami at 305-354-8233 or miami@FIDF.org.