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Community Sukkah Decorating at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. Special visit from Clarabelle's Cupcake Truck

Join in the fun at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center's

Extreme Sukkah Makeover

The morning after Yom Kippur -

Sunday, October 9th, (9:00am - 12:00pm)

During Religious School - Build & Decorate Our Synagogue Sukkah!

Arts & crafts and fun activities for families of all ages. Decorations and Bagel Brunch provided.

With Special Visit by Clarabelle's Cupcake Food Truck. A portion of the proceeds of cupcake sales will go to benefit Tauber Academy early childhood school.

For information or to RSVP contact 305-937-1880 or email 20400 NE 30th Avenue, Aventura, FL 33180,

JCRC Offers Free Israel Educational Resources to Jewish Community

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is offering video-based, mini-course featuring world-renowned experts on Israel and the Middle East. The free course is made available through a partnership between JCRC and Jerusalem Online University (JOU) that will enable Jewish individuals and organizations to benefit from JOU’s Israel educational resources.

The free course was created in response to discussions that were held in the aftermath of JCRC’s Community Summit — “Combating the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel” — in January 2011. The goal of the course is to create educated advocates on behalf of Israel in the Miami Jewish community.

The resources, available on DVDs for group showings year-round at no cost, include:

**A documentary film titled Crossing the Line that exposes efforts to delegitimize and demonize Israel, particularly on college campuses

**Short films and recorded lectures by prestigious educators and speakers, including:

o A State Is Born (covering Jewish historical ties to the land of Israel, the formation of the modern state and what happened in 1967)

o Israel Inside (a joint PBS project exploring the dynamic, entrepreneurial and benevolent spirit of Israelis)

o Israel and the West (examining the values Israel shares with the West and how Israel is portrayed by the media)

o Speaking About Israel (conveying the most important elements people need to be aware of when discussing/advocating for Israel)

**Facilitator discussion questions and materials for each mini-course film and recorded lecture

**Graphics and marketing materials

In addition, free online access to Jerusalem Online University’s website — — will make possible individual viewing of A State is Born, Israel and the West, and Speaking About Israel.

Upon request, the JCRC will provide a sub-licensing agreement that will grant an organization access to the JOU resources.

For more information, contact JCRC Director Carol Brick-Turin at or 786-866-8485.

Jacobson Sinai Academy to host Maria Spear

Temple Sinai Parents Association invites parents of children in Kindergarten through 5th grade to this workshop led by Maria Spear. Parents will learn how to encourage independence and responsibility for reading comprehension through shared and silent reading, discussion and thoughtful reflection. Explore opportunities that encourage open, natural conversations as your children acquire deeper understanding.

This event will take place on November 9 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM at Jacobson Sinai Academy 18801 NE 22 Avenue, NMB, FL 33180 For more information call 305-932-9011

Maria Spear M.Ed., Ed.S. has spent over 25 years in the education field as a college professor, a reading coach, and a teacher for grades 4-12 in both public and private schools. Maria serves the International Reading Association as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Maria weaves together her talent and teaching experience to benefit teachers in meeting their goals by offering insights, strategic advice and educational counsel.

Temple Sinai Mitzvah Day

Harness the power of an hour! Set your clock back and help Temple Sinai move forward! On Sunday, November 6, 2011 you are invited to join Temple Sinai and Jacobson Sinai Academy for a day of community service. To acknowledge the good fortune which we enjoy daily, we come together to do acts of tikkun olam, repairing the world through social action. Come at 9:30 AM to register. At 10:00 AM we'll have our opening ceremony. Mitzvah Day projects begin at 10:30 and include blood drive, making blankets for Lotus House Women's Shelter, campus clean up, art projects for patients at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, pack items for the Kosher Food Bank and much more!

For more information contact Rabbi David Young at or call 305-932-9010

Temple Sinai 18801 NE 22 Avenue NMB, FL 33180

Temple Sinai to Host Sushi in the Sukkah

Join Rabbi Alan Litwak and our Temple Sinai family on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 PM for Sushi in the Sukkah! $18 per person. Call 305-932-9010 to RSVP by October 10.

Erev Sukkot Service will follow at 7:30 PM in the Feinbloom Sanctuary. This event is open to the public.

Temple Sinai 18801 NE 22 Avenue NMB, FL 33180

Parent Seminar: Improving Parent-Child Relationships through Communication and Collaboration

Join Dr. Samantha Carella, board-certified child and adolescent psychologist, for an enlightening conversation about parent-child relationships. Dr. Carella will suggest ways to effectively communicate and collaborate with children to help them grow into empathic and well-adjusted individuals. Dr. Carella has been working with children and families in private practice for nearly 20 years, lectures at public and private schools in the area, and serves on the Executive Board of the Florida Psychological Association.

Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required. Please RSVP to

Thursday, November 10, 8:45-9:45 am, Beth David Congregation — Traurig Hall, 2625 SW Third Avenue, Miami, FL 33129, Free of Charge, Open to the Community

Temple Sinai Holiday Boutique & Food Court

This is one event you don't want to miss. Shop for all your holiday gifts at our unique boutique. We have over 40 vendors with clothing, jewelry, home goods and an amazing food court. This event is sponsored by the Temple Sinai Parents Association and is open to the public. For more information, contact Anabella Fischer at or call 305-932-9011. Temple Sinai is located at 18801 NE 22 Avenue, NMB, FL 33180.

Scholastic Book Fair at Jacobson Sinai Academy

During the week of October 31 through November 4, JSA with the help of volunteer parents, will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair. You are invited to promote the joy of reading with your children while helping raise funds for our library!

For more information call 305-932-9011 Jacobson Sinai Academy is located at 18801 NE 22 Avenue, NMB, FL.

Jacobson Sinai Academy Provides Parents With The Tools And The Knowledge To Protect Their Children

Stacey Honowitz, a twenty-two year veteran of the State Attorney's Office, seventeen years dedicated to the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, will be the special guest of the Temple Sinai Parents Association on October 5.

The presentation will begin at 10:00 AM in the Library of the Bergman Upper School at Jacobson Sinai Academy with a discussion over brunch afterward. Ms. Honowitz will be speaking to parents of Jacobson Sinai Academy students about all aspects of sex crimes. Topics will include sexual abuse, investigation, background checks, prosecuting and navigating the criminal justice system and how to communicate with children about these sensitive issues.

Stacey Honowitz is a frequent legal commentator who has provided legal analysis for Larry King Live, CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, Dateline NBC, CBS News 48 Hours, MSNBC, CNBC, as well as Fox News and Court Television.

This event is open to the public. For more information call 305-932-9010 or visit us online:

Jacobson Sinai Academy is located at 18801 NE 22 Avenue, NMB, FL 33180.

Men's Club Opening Event - Brothers in the Box

Beth David is proud to relaunch the Men's Club! Enjoy kosher burgers and hot dogs grilled by Rabbi Epelbaum, shmooze with old friends, meet new ones, and share your ideas on the types of programming you'd like to see at Beth David. Bring your favorite beverage to share with the group.

Noon on Sunday, October 16 at Beth David Congregation, 2625 SW Third Ave., Miami. For more information, call 305.854.3911.

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