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Beth David Turns 100!

Beth David has touched many lives. Was yours one of them?

Beth David, Miami’s first congregation, will celebrate 100 years of service to the South Florida community in 2012! The Celebration kicks off this September 2011.

Be a part of something historic.

To get connected, email to join our mailing list, or call 305.854.3911 x210.

For more information on ways to get involved in this historic event, visit

Save the Date: Beth David Centennial Gala - March 24, 2012

Beth David Centennial Membership Offer

Join Our Family!

Beth David Congregation Centennial Membership Offer

Any individual or family who has not been a member of our Beth David family may join for the special centennial price of $100, valid until June 30, 2012. We will also defer the building fee for that time. This price applies to 1st time members or those who have not been a member for at least 3 years. For more information on membership, visit http://bethdavidmiami.or/pdf/membership-application.pdf or email

JYP2030 Improv Night @ Hardrock

Join JYP2030 July 21st 8pm for a night of laughter, fun, friends and more. Tickets for this Show are $7 in advance online or $17 at the door. We have a 25 ticket limit, it is first come first serve. Get your tickets here,

Hillel Names National Artist as Fine Arts Director

The Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School | The Ben Lipson Hillel Community High School has hired Kristan Cassady to fulfill the new position of Fine Arts Director to expand the North Miami Beach school’s performing and visual arts program, early childhood through Grade 12. Her extensive career includes national work as an educator and artist. She will start at Hillel in August 2011.

“Kristan brings to Hillel impressive talent and experience as an arts educator,” said Rabbi Pinchos Hecht, Head of School. “At Hillel, we’re focusing on the enrichment that encourages students to develop talents and interests beyond academic study, because it’s a well-rounded program that best prepares children for global success. This directly speaks to how we’ve built up the Hillel experience.”

Guided by values as one of the country’s only Jewish International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools, Hillel will further develop its arts curriculum under Cassady’s leadership. Continuing to produce student performances, Hillel will add new courses like string instruments, speech, design and art history. The focus is to build a rich arts education program of both classroom time and experiences beyond the school day.

Until this month, Cassady served as Dean and Chair of Performing Arts at The Purnell School in New Jersey. She formerly played in the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Chelsea Opera Orchestra and The Pan-American Symphony, and she has graced New York stages including Carnegie Hall, “Saturday Night Live” and “The David Letterman Show”. Cassady has performed with musical artists such as Stevie Wonder and Harry Connick, Jr. She has collaborated with a spectrum of other artists and companies such as The Cleo Mack Dance Project, The New Jersey Arts Collective, Nohra Haime Gallery and Philadelphia Dance Company.

Buzz recently has surrounded Hillel’s rigorous academics, expansive extracurricular program, traditional Judaics and vibrant community. This year’s complete renovation of Early Childhood Education facilities, newly constructed Global Learning Lab and other enhancements led the way for more in 2011-2012. In addition to being an IB World School, Hillel runs Nativ, the country’s only dyslexia program of its kind, offers a Reggio-Emilia-inspired Early Childhood Education program and applies the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project to its Lower School.

From early childhood through Grade 12, Hillel inspires students to become exemplary Jewish global citizens through an innovative curriculum of secular and Jewish studies enriched by a comprehensive extracurricular program set within a nurturing, diverse, traditional Jewish community. For information, please visit


Following an extensive search process, effective July 1, 2011, Mrs. Mimi Klimberg was appointed Director of Institutional Advancement.

Mrs. Klimberg’s background and experience coupled with her passion for CAJE’s mission to promote and expand exceptional Jewish learning opportunities in our community distinguishes her as the perfect match for this new post. As past Vice President and Chair of CAJE’s fundraising and marketing Committees, she has helped to energize CAJE over the past several years; and she has helped create a new vision and culture at CAJE which positions fundraising and marketing as key areas of focus and attention.

From her marketing experience at MetLife and American Express, and as the director of marketing for Miami’s Daily Business Review, to her work as a management consultant at KPMG Peat Marwick, her impressive career speaks to the invaluable benefits she brings to CAJE. Mimi received her BA in economics from Barnard College, followed by an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

As Mrs. Klimberg crosses the threshold from lay to professional leadership status, the agency welcomed her to its professional team and extends its heartfelt best wishes, Mazel Tov and congratulations to her and to her family.

Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick President/CEO, CAJE 305-576-4030 Ext. 126

Volunteer for JCS' Milk & Honey Event

Save the Date!

Volunteers Needed for Jewish Community Services’

Annual Milk & Honey Food Distribution Event

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

In the spirit of Rosh Hashanah, we hope you and your family will begin the year 5772 with a mitzvah that is meaningful to you and critical to nearly 500 frail, homebound elderly and others in need. Help deliver traditional kosher food baskets to the most vulnerable among us – and share the flavor of the holiday.

State law now requires that all adult volunteers providing this type of service to seniors undergo background screening including fingerprinting. Because JCS wants to maintain our community’s tradition of personally delivered holiday packages to frail seniors, we have arranged screening opportunities on three dates:

Wednesday, July 27 5-6:30 p.m. Greater Miami Jewish Federation 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

Thursday, July 28 6-8 p.m. JCS Aventura Office 18999 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 200 (Loehmann’s Plaza)

Monday, Aug. 8 5-7 p.m. Temple Beth Am 5950 SW 88 Street, Miami

Be part of this mitzvah! Kindly contact JCS Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Davis at 786.866.2206 or to schedule an appointment. This background check will enable you to volunteer for any JCS activity for five years.

The cost of the screening is $52. So that all funds raised through the Milk & Honey campaign can be used to serve our clients, we ask that you absorb this expense and apologize for any inconvenience.

We hope you agree this is a small price to pay for such a large amount of Milk and Honey for our community’s seniors. We thank you for your commitment to JCS and wish you and your family a ‘Sweet 5772.’

P.S. If you were previously screened by JCS, thank you. Please contact Barbara to confirm your participation.

For more information:

Award-winning Film "Anita" about AMIA bombing now playing at the Tower Theater in Miami

As the 17th Anniversary of the AIMA bombing in Buenos Aires approaches, "Anita" is now playing at The Tower Theater in Miami.

"Anita" tells the story of a young Jewish woman with Down syndrome who gets lost in Buenos Aires after the 1994 bomb attack on the AIMA Jewish community center. The film is by renowned Argentinian filmmaker Marcos Carnevale, director of Elsa and Fred, and stars Norma Aleandro, the “Meryl Streep” of Argentina.

The lead actress of the film, Alejandra Manzo, is a young woman with Down syndrome. Her performance is outstanding and speaks to an appreciation of the disabled community.


More film info:

We invite you to watch and enjoy this wonderful and important film!

For any questions:

Menemasha Films 310-452-1775

Shabbat Unplugged

Please join us on Friday evenings at 6 PM for Shabbat Unplugged. Enjoy spiritual renewal, joyful songs and a respite from the stress and noise of the weekday grind. All are welcome!

Visit to the historical Bonnet House, Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Visit to the historical Bonnet House, Museum, and Botanical Gardens

When: Sunday, August 7, 11:00 AM

What: Mosaic’s first visit to the Bonnet House, Museum, Botanical Gardens and animal sanctuary right in our own backyard!! This beautiful property was given to famous artist Frederic Bartlett by John Birch. From the beginning, Bartlett had a very clear notion of what Bonnet House should be — a seaside retreat that was inclusive and complimentary to its subtropical environment. All the furnishings and items on exhibit are original to the estate. In addition to their historic significance, the Bonnet House grounds encompass one of the last examples in South Florida of a native barrier island habitat. Five distinct ecosystems can be found on the property including the Atlantic Ocean beach and primary dune, a fresh water slough, the secondary dune, which includes the house site, mangrove wetlands, and a maritime forest. In compliment to the natural vegetation, the grounds contain a Desert Garden composed of arid plantings, a hibiscus garden, and the main courtyard planted with tropical vegetation. Bonnet House also houses one of the largest collections of orchids in the Southeast United States. An odd assortment of animals also roam the grounds. The Bonnet House collection includes two Amazon parrots, a Moluccan cockatiel, and a mating pair of mute swans. Other animals found on the grounds include a troop of wild Costa Rican squirrel monkeys, gopher tortoises, and manatees that occasionally seek refuge in the estate’s Boathouse Canal. Join us after the tour for lunch/snacks at a local restaurant – to be announced.

Where: Bonnet House, 900 North Birch Rd., Ft. Lauderdale, 33304, 954-563-5393 •

Directions: From I-95: Exit on Sunrise Blvd EAST 4 miles, past the Galleria Mall. Go over the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge to N. Birch Rd. Make a right onto N. Birch Rd. Follow the road until it dead-ends; make a left into the Bonnet House parking lot.

Bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen.

Cost: $20 for Mosaic members, $25 for Non-Members, children ages 7 and older pay $16, children 6 and younger are free. Cost includes guided tour of the house and grounds.

Contact: Beth Herzbrun at, 954-854-5881 for further information. RSVP’s are appreciated!!

Monthly Mosaic Board Meeting

Monthly Mosaic Board Meeting at a local restaurant

When: Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:30pm.

What: The monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of Mosaic Outdoor Club of South Florida. All members and non-members are welcome to contribute ideas, volunteer to assist, and help guide the direction of the club.

Where: At a local restaurant. Check with the President for exact location.

Cost: Only the cost of your meal.

RSVP: Please let our President know if interested in attending. Call Leonard Newman at 305-798-3298 or

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