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A New Jewish Community Choral Group!

A new Jewish community choral group based at Next@19th ( is forming!

We are currently seeking singers from throughout the community for this exciting new endeavor under the baton of Coreen Duffy.

Find out more, set up an audition or help support the choir at

Author at Temple Bet Breira

Eric Lamet, author of A CHILD AL CONFINO, will read from his book on Nov. 20 at 9 am at breakfast meeting. An historical work on the treatment of foreign Jews by Mussolini's government during WWII. A true story but no a Holocaust book.

Pinkberry & Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Team Up for Simchat Torah

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center will collaborate with Pinkberry for a Simchat Torah celebration.

Pinkberry, the number one tart frozen yogurt brand, opened its Aventura location in August. Pinkberry is premium frozen yogurt made with real nonfat yogurt and nonfat milk. It is made with only the highest quality ingredients and is the perfect balance of tangy and sweet, resulting in a refreshing, clean and craveable taste.

On Thursday, October 20, 2011, Pinkberry will sponsor ATJC’s annual Simchat Torah Celebration. Simchat Torah is the holiday that marks the conclusion of the annual reading of the Torah and its beginning again--amid dancing, song, and celebration. Beginning at 6:30pm, the evening will include a service followed by Israeli Folk dancing lead by ATJC’s Cantor Yakov Hadash, Cantor for Ritual and Youth. Pinkberry will be swirling up yogurt and toppings as congregants of all ages dance with real Torahs as well as mini, stuffed Torahs. Adults and children alike are invited to participate in the revelry and gather as a community for this special and sweet celebration.

ATJC: 305-937-1880,,

Pinkberry: Caryn Faulkner at Melissa Libby & Associates, 404.816.3068, In Aventura - 21211 Biscayne Blvd.

Miami Mega Mission Israel Upcoming Community Open Houses

Miami Mega Mission Israel is from April 22 - May 1, 2012.

Are you going?

Learn more at one of the upcoming community open houses:

Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Alper JCC, Art Gallery in the Cultural Arts Center, 11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Get all the details about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Israel with 800 of your friends and neighbors. Meet other participants, learn more about our exciting plans, and ask questions about the Mega Mission and optional Pre-Mission to Poland (from April 17-21, 2012).

More than 600 people have already signed up! We want you to BE THERE, too!

RSVP to Please specify which meeting you will attend. For more information, visit

Register now with a deposit of just $500 per person ($250 for ages 22-39). Prices for Miami Mega Mission start at just $3,600 and include a non-stop, round-trip, coach-class charter flight from Miami to Tel Aviv (limited availability); for land only, prices are from $2,500. For participants ages 22-39, the Mega Mission price with charter air is $2,650, and $1,800 for land only. Included in all packages are luxury accommodations in Jerusalem, most meals, individual bus tours and excursions, and all Mega Events*. All prices are per-person, based on double occupancy. Federation's Mega Mission staff can help you with information about flights to Israel. *Itinerary subject to change.

All participants will be asked to make a meaningful contribution to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

Author reads from his book

Eric Lamet, the author of A CHILD AL CONFINO, will read from his book at Temple Beth Or on Nov. 6 at 7 pm. If you want to know more about his book, click on the link below and read what appeared in the Community Post some weeks ago.

Address: 11715 SW 87th Avenue - 305-235-1419

FREE High Holiday Experience for Young Professionals

Wednesday, September 28 at 8 PM. FREE High Holiday experience exclusively for Miami's young professionals. Celebrate a lively, liberal Jewish New Year at The Jewish Museum (301 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach). Doors open at 7:30. Wine and h'orderves follow. To RSVP please visit: In the same location Yom Kipor services will take place on Friday, October 7 at 8:00 PM. Break Fast will take place at Lou's Beer Garden, 7377 Harding Ave, Miami Beach from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Events co-sponsored by the Miami Jewish Federation and Birthright NEXT.

The Tribe’s mission is to cultivate an open, supportive and stimulating environment for young Jewish professionals in South Florida between the ages of 21 and 39 — through business, social networking, community service, and intellectual and spiritual events.

Kesher's 15th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Kesher’s 15th Annual Scholarship Luncheon Featuring CHEF MICHELLE BERNSTEIN A Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, and former professional ballerina and honors graduate of Johnson & Wales University, this passionate culinaire has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and a personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. “My food is luxurious but approachable,” says Bernstein, a James Beard Award winner (Best Chef South 2008) and author of Cuisine a Latina (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008).

Kesher began in 1995 when local day school administrators, teachers, psychologists and parents recognized the need for a Jewish special education program. They united to form Kesher, an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) school for Jewish children with learning disabilities and other developmental delays housed in local day schools.

Our Annual Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 1st 11:00am until 1:00pm
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center

If you are interest in attending this year’s scholarship luncheon, or for more information on Kesher, please call our office at (30)792-7060. Or you can email us at:

Mind in the Making Discussion Group for all Parents and Teachers

Beth David Presents: Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) of the Gordon Schools of Beth David 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 parents and teachers in our Mind in the Making discussion group. Open to teachers and parents with children of all ages.

Participants must read each chapter prior to the discussion group meeting. A limited number of books are available for participants. Facilitated by Sandra Huzenman, ECC Director. Pre-registration required. Please RSVP to*.

Discussion Group Dates:

Tue, Oct 18, 8:45-9:45 am - Chapter 1: Focus & Self Control

Tue, Nov 15, 8:45-9:45 am - Chapter 2: Perspective Taking

Tue, Dec 13, 8:45-9:45 am - Chapter 3: Communicating

Dates and times for Jan-May will soon follow

Beth David Congregation, Traurig Hall, 2625 SW Third Avenue, Miami, FL 33129, Free of Charge, Open to the Community

Don't Miss the Echoes of the Holocaust Documentary

Tune into WPBT-CHANNEL 2 at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 25th and at 10 p.m. on Monday, September 26th for Echoes of the Holocaust, a moving documentary about the Holocaust, its survivors and The Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Echoes of the Holocaust was directed and edited by Jerry Levine of Miami. Its executive producers are local Jewish community activists David Scharlin and Charles Treister, whose father designed The Holocaust Memorial.

Volunteer(s) for CAJE

Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) is looking for one or more volunteers to assist with various office assignments. Tasks may include: cataloging books, data entry, typing labels, stuffing envelopes, making photocopies, assistance with phone calls, etc. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity and hours are flexible.

For more information, contact Sandy at 305.576.4030, ext. 113. To learn more about CAJE, visit

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