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2018 Need-Based Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships Now Available

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The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for 2018 Need-Based Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships for children between the ages of 8 and 17. This is the 16th year Federation is offering need-based scholarships to Miami-Dade County families to help make Jewish overnight summer camps more affordable.

Camper Eligibility Criteria:
• Miami-Dade County resident
• Ages 8 – 17
• Completed online application, see link below
• 2016 income tax return (Form 1040)
• Camp acceptance letter or invoice

Camp Eligibility:
• Funding assistance is available for Jewish overnight camps listed on the Foundation for Jewish Camp website, click here to find an eligible camp
• summer camp must be located in the United States
• Financial assistance is limited to one session only

Application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.

Recognizing that Jewish overnight camp is a significant vehicle for Jewish engagement, the Annual Federation /UJA Campaign has allocated $100,000 each year since 2002 for funding assistance. Last year, nearly 200 need-based scholarships were awarded to children, enabling them to attend a variety of overnight camps from all religious streams, as well as JCC overnight programs and youth group movements.

Click here to apply now!

Additional Funding Resources:
Foundation for Jewish Camp Scholarship Directory
• Contact your camp administrator to inquire about financial assistance
• Contact your rabbi or synagogue
• Interest free loans are available through the Hebrew Free Loan Association, 305.692.7555

For more information, call 786.866.8431 or email

Sing-a-long in Yiddish at the MARJCC

Yiddish Vinkel Club of the MAR-JCC presents
Sing-along of Famous Yiddish Theatre Songs
Wednesday, December 20 at 10:30 AM

Jewish Music Heritage Series presents
Yiddish Top Chai: Sing-along Countdown of the 18 Yiddish Songs That People Most Like to Sing
Thursday, December 21 at 2:00

Both Events are free and open to the public
Binyumen Schaechter is the composer of music for five shows that ran off-Broadway, the Conductor of the acclaimed 40-voice Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC, and was the Musical Director and Pianist of Avi Hoffman’s Too Jewish? for the duration of its original 18-month run in NYC.

At JCAT-The J’s Cultural Arts Theatre
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
For more information: 305.932.4200 ext.127

Monday Mishegos with Mom at JCAT

Miriam Hoffman, author, scholar, journalist, playwright and survivor presents her new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee

A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee, published by YI Press (a division of Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc.), is an engaging non-fiction tale of war and survival, seen through the eyes of a young Miriam Hoffman and her father. Hoffman’s personal tale captures the beauty and importance of keeping the Yiddish language and Jewish culture alive during the twentieth-century, despite countless attempts to destroy it.
This intellectual and emotional journey describes Miriam Hoffman’s experience as a young refugee girl growing up in a post-war DP (Displaced Person) refugee camp in Ulm, Germany, after the destruction of World War II.
Hoffman’s son, Avi, is a multi-talented actor, director, comedian, singer and Jewish cultural activist. Together, they will be reading selections from Hoffman’s book. The evening will also include a discussion, Q&A and book signing.

Monday, December 18 @7pm

Free and open to the public

At JCAT- The J’s Cultural Arts Theatre Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus
18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach (305)932-4200 ext 150

Vodka Latke December 14

Join Greater Miami's Jewish Young Professionals for The Tribe's Annual Vodka Latke.

This year we will be celebrating Chanukah on the rooftop at Penthouse Riverside Wharf.

Tickets only $36!!! $45 after Tier 1 allotment sold out. $60 at the door. Chai Tribesters complimentary.

Thank you to our sponsors Mendez Babani Law, RedBike Studios, Bliss Dental & Miami Beach Smiles.

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The Joseph Papp Yiddish Theatre presents Reflections of a Lost Poet

The life & works of Itzik Manger

by Miriam Hoffman

Starring Avi Hoffman

Musical Direction & Arrangements by Binyumen Schaechter

Supertitles in English and Spanish*

This one-man tour de force follows the life and times of the poet Itzik Manger, considered one of the greatest Yiddish poets. Through his songs and poems we discover the joy and anguish of a Yiddish poet, who lives through the best and worst of times.

“Hoffman shines!” — The NY Post
“A rewarding evening of theatre!” — The Forward
“Mr. Hoffman brings a Bacchic exuberance...” — New York Times
“Solid entertainment!” — Back Stage Magazine

December 13-24
Wednesday & Saturday @8pm, Wednesday, 12/20@2pm. Sunday 12/17 @7pm and Sunday 12/24 @1pm
Tickets $36 • $25 Seniors • $18 students or call 1-866-811-4111
For Group rates, call 305.932.4200 ext. 150

At JCAT- The J’s Cultural Arts Theatre Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach (305)932-4200 ext 150

Gospel Shabbat at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

Join Rabbi Rojzman, Rabbi Farber, Cantor Gaston and Cantorial Solist Evelyn Goldfinger at our Gospel Shabbat 2018


JWorks Miami - Thursday, December 7th - Networking & Informational Interviews

JWorks Miami invites you to attend a FREE Networking Skills workshop on Thursday, December 7th, 10:30am-12:30 pm. ###

Please RSVP at JWorks Miami - RSVP is required! The workshop will begin promptly at 10:30am, so please arrive a few minutes prior and dress to impress! Business casual attire is recommended.

Networking Works! The idea is to develop a network of people who share information to help each other. It can be a useful strategy for opening the hidden job market, i.e. for getting a good job. Because many jobs are never advertised, it is essential that you develop friendly relationships with people who can tip you off to job openings and perhaps even introduce you to the person who is doing the hiring. There is some truth in, "It's not what you know, but who you know."

Join us for what promises to be a great workshop and learn how to build a network to achieve greater success in your job search and beyond!

* What is networking?
* How to craft an impactful elevator pitch
* Networking tips to expand your circle
* Hidden job market
* Infomational interview

These events are also a great way for JWorks Miami staff to get to know you! Please note, we are unable to refer you to available opportunities unless we have met you in person.

All events will be held at:
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
4200 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33137
Parking lot entrance is on Federal Highway, parallel to Biscayne Blvd. Map

If you have any questions please visit our website or call us at 305-403-6554.

We look forward to seeing you!

The JWorks Miami Team
JWorks Miami is a partnership of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and
Jewish Community Services of South Florida
305-403-6554, option 1

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Russian PJ Library Tour Art Basel Miami Beach

Annual Art Basel Private Tour

Sunday, December 10th

Join on us this exclusive private tour of Art Basel Miami Beach. This private tour will be in Russian discussing Post Soviet and Jewish themes. Limited to 10 adults.

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