It's Happening In Miami
Posted by Aida Littauer on 09/13/2011 @ 05:16 PM
Rosh Hashaná en Español en el Templo Beth Am, 5950 North Kendall Drive, Miami.
Invitamos a la Comunidad Latina a celebrar Rosh Hashaná con el Rabino Arturo Kalfus, el Jueves 29 de Septiembre del 2011 a las 11:30 am.
Se requiere registrarse por adelantado: www.tbam.org/rosh o llamando al 305.667.6667 ext 140
Posted by GMJF Admin on 09/13/2011 @ 11:46 AM
High school volunteers are needed at PJ Library's Birthday Party on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Playing the Game of Life, 7144 Byron Avenue, Miami Beach.
The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. However, volunteers are needed for a block of four hours from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, whatever time and energy volunteers can provide is appreciated.
Duties include helping with event set-up and decorations, and assisting the PJ Library Coordinator and PJ Co-Chairs and committee members with miscellaneous duties to keep the program running.
For more information and to sign-up, contact PJ Library Coordinator Laura Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Elana Yeffet on 09/12/2011 @ 08:09 PM
Tot Shabbat - for ages 6 and younger - is an interactive Shabbat services.
Monthly holiday-themed services include songs, interactive prayers, puppets, storytelling, games, stickers and treats. Lead by Sara Zachar, former Tauber Academy Early Childhood Educator.
11:00am – Noon in the Indich Auditorium
Junior Congregation - for students ages 7-13 and encourages student participation.
It strengthens Jewish identity with monthly holiday themes. Enjoy Jewish trivia, Parashat plays, songs, special holiday treats and more. Lead by ATJC's Youth Director, Cantor Yakov Hadash
10 a.m. to noon Drop-off in the Lebowitz Chapel
2011-2012 Dates: (3rd Saturdays of the month) September 17, October 15 (followed by Sukkot Brunch at the home of Rabbis Berkun.), November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19.
For information contact 305-937-1880, email@example.com or www.atjc.org
Posted by GMJF Admin on 09/12/2011 @ 04:22 PM
Join Aish HaTorah South Florida on Sept. 13 for an evening of fun and education as we share wine, sushi and thought-provoking discussions with relationship specialist, Rabbi Tzvi Nightingale.
For Ages 35 to 50. Cost is $20 per person. For more information and to RSVP, please call 954-989-AISH (2474). Payment can be received over the phone or at the door, but please call to RSVP so we can have a headcount.
Wine and Sushi beings at 8 p.m.; discussion begins at 8:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.
Please use municipal parking on 17th Street and Convention Center Drive.
Posted by Lonni Romirowsky on 09/12/2011 @ 02:42 PM
Food Stamped is an informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system.
Free of charge. Please bring 5 kosher canned goods. Please RSVP by 9/13 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.573.0433. Sponsored by Lesley and Ken Tobin.
Wed, Sept 14, 7 pm, Beth David Congregation, 2625 SW Third Avenue, Spector Ballroom, Free of Charge, Open to the Community
Beth David Women's League Breakfast featuring Rebecca Solomon of JAFCO (Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options)
Posted by Lonni Romirowsky on 09/12/2011 @ 02:35 PM
Meet and greet members of the Beth David Women's League, and learn about the importance of JAFCO, which cares for abused, neglected and special needs children in the Jewish community, and works in partnership with families and the child welfare community.
Complementary breakfast included. Donations for JAFCO encouraged (e.g. sheets, bathware, gift cards, clothing, toiletries). Free of charge. Pre-registration required. To register, email email@example.com or call Melody Torrens at 305.905.1217.
Tue, Sept 13, 8:30-10 am, Traurig Hall, Free of Charge, Open to the Community.
Posted by Lonni Romirowsky on 09/12/2011 @ 02:34 PM
The Gordon Schools Early Childhood Center is proud to be one of 10 Jewish schools in the country to receive a grant from the Kellogg Foundation to launch parent-teacher dialogues around Ellen Galinsky's book Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. Become part of our learning community by joining a Mind in the Making discussion group with other parents and teachers.
We have a limited supply of books, which will be distributed on a first come-first served basis. Books are also available on Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble.
This program is free of charge and is open to the community. If you are interested in participating in this discussion group, please contact Sandra Huzenman, Early Childhood Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.854.3282 x 223.
Posted by Ami Eskanos on 09/12/2011 @ 02:13 PM
The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy is pleased to announce that its proposed gymnasium plans recently passed the City of Miami Beach Design Review Board (DRB) hearing bringing the building of a gymnasium on its Miami Beach campus one step closer to fruition. Providing a floor and site plan that is both mindful of, and sensitive to, the original architecture of the campus, renowned local architect Kobi Karp wowed the DRB with his ability to create a massive structure that manages to blend into the prestigious nature of the surrounding neighborhood. Mr. Karp's magnificent design, which honors the legendary Morris Lapidus through the utilization and continuation of the line, color and texture of the existing school buildings, spoke for itself. That said, over 150 students, Board and faculty members and school administrators, and donors were on hand to share their perspectives about the addition of a gymnasium to this historic institution. As if that were not enough, neighborhood residents, unaffiliated with the Hebrew Academy, also spoke out in support of the project citing the need to provide safe venues and activities for the growing younger demographic on the Beach and potential parking and flow of traffic improvements as additional benefits for the community at-large in addition to the enhancement of the campus.
The DRB noted that the existing building design of the main campus is Post War Modern architecture of the main campus building, constructed in 1961 and designed by the prominent late architect Morris Lapidus. Incidentally, Kobi Karp collaborated with Mr. Lapidus in prior years on various projects. The rough texture and horizontal pattern of the proposed poured concrete, surrounding the base of the building; creates a tactile and visual interest, which is well suited to the proposed gymnasium use. When combined with lucid glass at the primary southeast corner and the scored painted stucco, the building is framed with a projecting band, and thus a very hi-tech and sophisticated statement results. The facility will contain collapsible bleachers and energy efficient natural lighting boasting a translucent “kalwall” system which the DRB wholeheartedly embraced.
Student participants at the DRB hearing were able to watch the Miami Beach City Government in action during this experiential field trip. While waiting for Mr. Karp and the Hebrew Academy to present the gymnasium design, students were able to watch other groups present their designs to the DRB. Witnessing firsthand how careful the DRB is in granting, or denying, architectural improvements on Miami Beach, students saw the democratic process at work and learned quickly that all voices are given a chance to be heard and if one prepares well, and is diligent in their efforts, success will follow.
As the Hebrew Academy moves on to the next phase in the construction process, the school is thankful that a dream is finally becoming a reality through the generosity of donors. Hebrew Academy Development and Alumni Relations Director, and Hebrew Academy alumnae, Robyn Malek, shares, "I am so inspired by the donors that have stepped forward to fulfill a longtime dream of the Hebrew Academy. It is a privilege to be surrounded by people that believe in the vision and sustainability of the school."
Currently, the Hebrew Academy Athletic Department must rent off-site facilities to host home games for its successful volleyball and basketball programs. A school gymnasium will not only cut that cost but will also generate revenue through ticket sales and rental of the facility to outside organizations. The planning phase and building of a gym is both an exciting and huge undertaking. Nonetheless, buzz around the Hebrew Academy campus is infectious, especially amongst the students. Hebrew Academy junior and student athlete, Bari Gordon, enthuses, "I think having a gym right on our campus will build school spirit, increase sports participation, improve game attendance, and make home games feel more like home with our own Warrior mascot on the floor.”
If you are interested in gymnasium sponsorship opportunities please contact email@example.com
The Rabbi Alexander S. Gross Hebrew Academy serves students from six weeks of age through Grade 12 and inspires and equips students to achieve their greatest potential both academically and spiritually by focusing on their individual attributes and instilling eternal Torah values in a changing world.
Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design is a vertically-integrated and award winning design firm specializing in architecture, planning and interior design. The company’s portfolio includes luxury hi-rise mixed-use developments, world-class hospitality and entertainment centers, high-end commercial and retail spaces. Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design is internationally recognized for projects in the United States, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Romania, Russia, the Caribbean, Asia, and Mexico.
Posted by Lonni Romirowsky on 09/10/2011 @ 06:49 PM
New Time, New Staff, New Program!
Beth David proudly introduces a unique and new program that puts the "fun factor" into Jewish learning for children in grades K-12. The program fuses Jewish education with games, music, arts & crafts, field trips, and programming for the whole family. Students are divided into age groups as well as skill levels to accomodate individual learning needs.
For more information, contact Linda Hakerem, Religious School Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 305.854.3282 x242 or visit http://www.box.net/shared/o9dhc1fqkkpgtickn4dm.
Register Now! School begins this Sunday!
Posted by Rachel Lempert on 09/08/2011 @ 04:24 PM
Monday, September 19th, 2011- 7:00 pm Adult Reading Room
Please join our first official meeting of "Dayenu", Temple Beth Am's newly formed GLBT group. We have lots to talk about, events to plan, and of course- people to meet! We hope to see you there.
We would like to encourage everyone to bring a dessert, goody, or treat for all to enjoy! See you September 19th!
Rabbi Rachel Greengrass, and Rita Diaz, Membership Director
Please RSVP to Rachel Lempert at 305-667-6667 ext. 105 or by email at email@example.com