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Jewish cultural arts season is through the ‘Roof’

Oct 28, 2019

Jewish cultural arts season is through the ‘Roof’

When “Fiddler on the Roof” made its Broadway debut in 1964 starring Zero Mostel, I was too young to see that Tony Award-winning production, but later in life I did some catching up in a big way. In 2013, while on a mission to Israel with the Jewish Federation of Broward County, we toured the Jordan River Village, a respite for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. The camp’s chairman was none other than internationally- recognized Israeli actor Chaim Topol.
A Guide to Film Festivals in Miami in 2019 and 2020

Oct 3, 2019

A Guide to Film Festivals in Miami in 2019 and 2020

The Miami Jewish Film Festival is one of the three largest Jewish film festivals in the world. This year's iteration screened films such as Christian Petzold's Transit (winner of the Critics Prize), Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck's Never Look Away (which was an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film), and Who Will Write Our History (which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary).
Artist documents March of the Living experience in ‘Asymmetries’ exhibit

Sep 29, 2019

Artist documents March of the Living experience in ‘Asymmetries’ exhibit

Artist-photographer Silvio D. Frydman feels the two-week March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel is a transformative journey. The March of the Living is an annual educational program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate.
Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces $18,000 Prize, a First for Any Jewish Film Festival

Sep 19, 2019

Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces $18,000 Prize, a First for Any Jewish Film Festival

The Miami Jewish Film Festival announced today it will launch a competition sidebar in which select films will be judged and compete for the $18,000 Grand Jury Prize. This cash prize marks the first such award to be offered by any Jewish film festival in the world.
Hebrew Academy teacher and her students are developing ways to sustain the environment

Aug 20, 2019

Hebrew Academy teacher and her students are developing ways to sustain the environment

Jennifer Ohana, an English teacher at Hebrew Academy RASG, won the Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz z”l Teacher Initiative Award from the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education. She will use the grant to implement a project-based learning initiative for eighth-grade students entitled, Renewable Resources to Renew Lives.
Life Coaching Coming To Jewish Ed Circles

Jan 22, 2019

Life Coaching Coming To Jewish Ed Circles

The notion of a life coach seems to exist in the pop culture province of Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop crowd. But as a technique for Jewish educators? In Miami next December, the answer will be yes.
Women filmmakers to be spotlighted during Miami Jewish Film Festival

Jan 4, 2019

Women filmmakers to be spotlighted during Miami Jewish Film Festival

Films by established and upcoming female filmmakers will be highlighted during a Spotlight on Women Filmmakers program the Miami Jewish Film Festival is launching as part of its 22nd edition from Jan. 10-24.
Nine Jewish day schools participate in the Miami Jewish Day School's Second Annual Robotics Festival in North Miami Beach.

Apr 26, 2018

Nine Jewish day schools participate in the Miami Jewish Day School's Second Annual Robotics Festival in North Miami Beach.

Scheck Hillel Community School students (Left to right) Austin Ben-Shmuel, Briana Ackerman, Eli Fischbach, Eitan White and Joel Schuster work on their robot during the second International Robotics Festival at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach Thursday. Three-hundred and fifteen students from three Miami Jewish day schools, two Yeshivot and one Broward Jewish day schools participated.
March is life-changing trip for Miami-Dade teens

Jun 2, 2017

March is life-changing trip for Miami-Dade teens

The March of the Living is an annual educational program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. The participants commemorated Yom HaShoah in Poland where they visited Krakow and the sites of the Warsaw Ghetto and concentration camps. They then celebrated Israel Independence Day at the Jewish state the following week.