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Hearts & Diamonds Monte Carlo Night

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus invites you to throw the dice, spin the wheel, hit or stand at their Annual Hearts & Diamonds, Monte Carlo Night, on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Deakter Ballroom at 20350 NE 26 Ave., N Miami Beach. This evening is a sure thing with blackjack, craps, rouilette, pai gow, open bar, great buffet dinner, raffle prizes and Chinese and Silent Auctions! Tickets are $65 per person in advance or $75 at the door. Purchase your tickets by Friday, January 13th, and receive an additional $50 in casino chips. There will also be a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament with a First Prize of $1500* to a WSOP Event. Entry Fee is $200 in advance, $225 at the door. (*minimum of 40 players). For information, reservations, and sponsorship opportunities, call Sherry at 305-932-2829.

Singles Event at the Magnum Lounge

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus invites Singles to join for an evening of music, great food, great friends and an interactive piano bar at the Magnum Lounge at 709 NE 79 Street, Miami, on Thursday, November 17, at 7:00 pm. Advance Reservation by Nov. 15 for a 3 course dinner for $37. per person includes tip. All Drinks $6.00 all night. Dress fun casual. For reservations and information, contact Geniene Miller at or 305-932-2829 x 7814. Sponsored by the Membership Committee.

Super Bowling Family Fun

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus invites families to join in a fun afternoon at the Holiday Bowling Center at 106 E. Pembroke Road, Hallandale on Sunday, November 6, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Reservations are $25. per family. Please call Iris and Fernando Schlaen at 305-725-1000 for reservations and information. Prizes and goodie bags for all kids. Don't forget your socks.

Seventeen Years of Stories-South Florida School Children Experience Culture & Theatre

The Alan and Diane Lieberman Children’s Cultural Arts Series, presented through the Rabbi Norman Mussman Cultural Arts Department of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus, 18900 NE 25th Ave., North Miami Beach, put on the first show of its 17th season with “Madeline and the Bad Hat” performed by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre.

“Madeline and the Bad Hat,” an original musical based upon the much-loved book, captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’s Madeline series. It traced the adventures of a young Parisian girl who – despite starting off on the wrong foot with a mischievous new neighbor – eventually learns that first impressions aren’t everything.

Hundreds of elementary-age school children, from eight Miami-Dade area schools attended Monday morning’s production at the Julius Littman Performing Arts Theatre in North Miami Beach, and watched young Madeline as she and her teacher, Miss Clavel, and the other girls in her class, discover that the son of a Spanish Ambassador who moved next door, is a true horror! Rude and conceited, Pepito seemed at first to be nothing but trouble. When he unexpectedly finds himself in real danger, it’s up to the resourceful Madeline to get him out of it.

According to the MAR-JCC’s Assistant Executive Director, David Surowitz “Thanks to the generosity of Alan and Diane Lieberman, Commissioner Sally Heyman, The Children’s Trust, and The Department of Cultural Affairs of Miami-Dade County, this Series is committed to providing free, meaningful, enjoyable, and educational cultural arts experiences to young audiences through professional performing artists and theatre companies. This year, more than 3,500 elementary school children will attend the four part series.

Upcoming presentations of the Alan & Diane Lieberman Children’s Cultural Arts Series includes: Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, Black Violin, and The Ugly Duckling & Tortoise and the Hare. For more information about the Series, or about the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center, please call 305-932-4200, or go to


Mark Your Calendar! The True Story of an Unknown Hero of the Holocaust Friday November 4th, 2011 at 7:45 PM

You'll be captivated by this multi-media presentation!

"In commemoration of Kristallnacht-- Night of the Broken Glass: the beginning of the end of the Jews in Europe!

Join Howard Herskowitz, author of "Aaron's Journey From Slave to Master," as he tells the amazing story of his 5'2" father, Aaron Herskowitz, a slave to the Nazis who escaped, became a bounty hunter and captured hundreds of Nazi officers and spies, outwitted or outlucked death many times, and even was appointed by the Russians as overlord of a conquered enemy town.

In this dramatic presentation (including compelling video footage of Aaron telling the story in his own words), Howard will share the heroism, the adventure, and the astonishing love story of Aaron’s war years. Howard will make this true story come alive for you as you get to know this remarkable hero of the recent past.

The book has been endorsed by the late Congressman Tom Lantos (the only Holocaust survivor to serve in US Congress), military historian Col. David Glantz, Jewish Book World and many others (get the details

Have Howard autograph copies of the book you can buy for yourself or as a gift.

For further information, contact: Ahavat Olam Phone: (305) 412 - 4240 E-Mail:

The book, Aaron’s Journey From Slave to Master is now available. To order NOW Click here

Click below to see preview Video from Aaron's own words.

A Love that Beat the Odds

Aaron also survived by drawing on the memory of the woman he loved—and managed, against all odds, to find her again years later, each believing the other had perished.

“Please visit or call us at (954) 764-8005 to learn more about Aaron's incredible story I look forward to meeting you on November 4th.” -- Howard Herskowitz, Author. email:

Please join us for this unforgettable presentation at:

Ahavat Olam, llocated at: Killian Pines United Methodist Church 10755 SW 112 Street Miami, FL 33176


The Carlebach Legacy Trust introduces Even Shlomo, The Torah Commentary by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, zt"l

Sunday, November 6 at Shemtov's Pizza, 41st street 7:00pm $20 Entrance per person includes food, drinks, and musical torah experience provided by Shlomo Katz, brother of Eitan and Director of the Carlebach Legacy.

For more information call : 305-725-5785 or email: It will be a beautiful event, please show your support. A portion of the money collected will also be in support of Miami Hatzalah, our local Hatzalah emergency efforts.

A Seminar on Sleep and a Party in Pajamas

Please join The Open Tent / Shalom Tots for a Week About Sleep

Does your child have trouble sleeping? Did you know that lack of sleep can have a negative effect on children's performance in school, on the playground, in extracurricular activities, and in social relationships?

On Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 PM join Dr. Shahriar Shahzeidi, Director, Pediatric Sleep Center University of Miami, Miller School presents A SEMINAR ON SLEEP: THE SECRET TO SWEET SLUMBER Understand the importance of good sleep hygiene and include PJ Library in your bed time rituals.

On Saturday, November 19 at 5:00 PM Don your PJ's, and join us again for a bed time pizza, art activity and good old fashion PJ Library storytime. It's a PARTY IN PAJAMAS with Shalom Tots.

Both events will take place at Temple Beth Sholom, 4144 Chase Avenue, Miami Beach Please RSVP to Ashley at

HFLA's 2nd Annual Hanukkah Celebration

Get ready for the 2nd Annual Hanukkah Celebration 2011! This year everything is FREE! Free Parking, Free Admission and FREE Games and Rides!

Join us Sunday, December 4th from 10am-5pm at the Ft. Lauderdale Stadium. I-95 to Commercial Blvd, West to NW 12th Avenue and turn Right!

Bring the entire family and enjoy Free Carnival Rides and Games, purchase Hanukkah gifts from our Merchandise Vendors and enjoy some of the best Kosher foods and snacks around.

We have fun activities for the entire family including big screen TV's for the guys to watch TV while the women shop. Plenty of free childrens games, rides and fun activities going on all day long. Stop by our Jewish Cooking Area to learn the secrets of Jewish Peruvian cooking. Watch live performances featuring singing, Israeli dancing and performances by International singing sensation Benji Rafaeli and don't forget about the Jewish History Center and much more!

Visit today for more information!

WIZO Yonit Poker Tournament 2011

WIZO YONIT Cordially invites you to our Annual POKER TOURNAMENT ♦ Wednesday, November 2, 2011 ♠ 7:30 PM Registration ♣ 8:00 PM Main Tournament $100 Players ♠ $36 Non-Players ♦ Zalman Lekach’s Home,♠ 110 Camden Drive , Bal Harbour, FL 33154.♣ Open Bar & Light Dairy Buffet ♠ 1st Prize: $1,100* / $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool ♣ 2nd Prize: $560* / Up to $25,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool ♠ 3rd Prize: $350* / Up to $20,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool *Buy-in to a Hard Rock Casino Poker Tournament in Hollywood, Florida ♦ R.S.V.P. (305)861-8860 ♠ ♣


Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick, President and CEO of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education published a new book, entitled "Think Excellence: Harnessing Your Power to Succeed Beyond Greatness." Chaim describes why he wrote the book and gives an example of the powerful ideas it contains. He explains, "Think Excellence was conceived and written as a platform upon which to present and discuss the 9 Power Principles. These principles are a rich mosaic of enduring values, beliefs and concepts which can inspire and inform the way we think. Each Power Principle is intended to help us attain higher levels of personal and professional performance, achievement and fulfillment. Ultimately, as we embrace each Principle, we move one step closer to realizing our untapped potential.”

Many of these Principles are ideas that Chaim has implemented as the President and CEO of CAJE and, in fact, throughout his career. A perfect case in point is the last Principle, People Support what they Help to Create. When people are included at the inception of a project, they are often more passionate about it and are more likely to see it through to its ultimate success. The Leader in Me: Ensuring our Jewish Future, a major CAJE initiative is a perfect example. It was first imagined by a diverse group that included educational and lay leaders, community clergy and CAJE staff. Rabbi Ephraim Palgon, Principal of Rohr Middle School, and lay leader and CAJE Board member, Ariel Bentata were among the first to embrace this unique approach to developing leadership among our students. As enthusiasm for the idea grew, so did our commitment as a community to make it happen. Today the program is deeply embedded in four Miami Jewish day schools and more groups are interested. The power and passion that emanates from these leaders--who were there at the inception-- is palpable and has galvanized a broader base of supporters.

Chaim admits, “ People Support what they Help to Create, has become almost a mantra of mine; my staff and Board hear it often. At CAJE, we try to bring a strong team together at the outset, who plan and develop strategies. Our committees are active, plentiful, and really steer decision-making. On any given day, CAJE board members and educators are working hand-in-hand with staff to move our shared vision forward.”

The book was written with the intent of stimulating conversation, debate and reflection about excellence and its place in our lives. It provides readers with a more positive perspective and outlook on life and life's challenges. Chaim sums it up, "At the end of the day, folks need to embrace and celebrate life's challenges as ‘a glass half full rather than half empty.’ I want to encourage people to proactively react to life's experiences and realities. More often than not, positive thinking leads to positive results and outcomes.”

To learn more about Think Excellence, we invite you to a CAJE sponsored book signing event on Tuesday, November 8th. The event will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the home of Nina and Gary Yarus, 330 West 45th St., Miami Beach, FL 33140, RSVP by Nov. 2nd: Madeleine Madden, 305-576-4030 ext. 142,,

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