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Azkara Held For Rabbi Yoseph Oziel

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Avenue in Surfside, held an askara (commemoration) marking seven days since the passing of Rabbi Yoseph Oziel on Tuesday, July 10. Minchah services were followed by divrei Torah from prominent rabbis and concluded with Arvit.

Rabbi Oziel was the beloved and highly regarded spiritual leader of Hechal Shalom-Sephardic Congregation of Surfside. The rabbi was a respected talmid chacham and rav and had opened a kollel in his synagogue only two months ago. He was 42 years old.

Rabbi Oziel is survived by his devoted wife and eight children. His wife is expecting their ninth child.

The grief-stricken community is trying to put together a trust fund for the family. Please contribute by mailing your check to: Young Israel of Bal Harbour, POB 545985, Surfside, Florida 33154. Please make a notation that you wish this contribution to go the Oziel family.

Jewish After-School Celebrates Commencement

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Over 200 parents and guests recently filled the Bal Harbour ballroom for the commencement dinner of the After School program of Chabad Hebrew School (CHS). The children, ages 5-12, performed “Around the Year,” singing songs about the Jewish holidays in 4 languages. South Florida is a melting pot of so many nationalities and Chabad Hebrew School is a mix of children from varied backgrounds.

For many children, Chabad’s program is their only connection to their Jewish roots. “This is my child’s second year in the program and she absolutely loves it,” said the event’s MC, Sylvia Vega, mother of 7-year-old Miriam. “She comes home each day relating something new she learned. The teachers are warm, friendly and responsible. It’s incredible to have this program offered in our own backyard. We owe so much to Chabad and the Kievmans.”

Three generations beamed as children received awards for their accomplishments throughout the year.

Eight-year old Solomon Assouline told the crowd he loves going to CHS so much that “If I had my choice, I would skip all my public school classes and just come to Hebrew School all day!” He then introduced his teacher, Morah Yakira Leah Dorfman, who was honored as Teacher of the Year. “She has a way with words to bring the stories of Torah to life,” said her young student.

Parent of the Year Marcia Specht was honored for her dedication and devotion. When Marcia first came from Brazil two years ago, one of her first stops was to sign up her son Eric for Hebrew school. She ended up also signing herself up. Marcia volunteers at least three times a week with the 1st and 2nd graders. “Marcia has this contagious enthusiasm that uplifts everyone around her,” said CHS principal Layah Kievman.

Eleventh-grader Moshe Frey was honored with the Young Leadership Award. “Every day, Moshe walks to our Chabad House to help complete the kids’ day, just giving them a great time,” said Rabbi Moishe Kievman, who directs the program together with his wife.

Rabbi Kievman announced that in the coming academic year transportation will be available from three more public schools; Highland Oaks, Ojus and Aventura Charter. “Our goal for next year is to have three hundred-plus happy students. We want to outgrow the new building before we even start building,” he said.

CHS is open Monday to Friday for boys and girls ages 5-12 offering Hebrew language, holidays, traditions, art, ceramics, martial arts, music, drama and more.

To register, apply for a position or learn more about CHS, go to www.HebrewSchool.info or call 305-770-1919.

Miami Hatzalah Recruiting Members

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Miami Hatzalah members assist firefighters at accident scene.

Miami Hatzalah is looking for new members who work or live in the areas of Surfside, Bal Harbour or Bay Harbor and Aventura. The group recently held an open house presentation in Surfside to help accomplish this goal.

Hatzalah is currently introducing an exciting new online EMT class which is new to Florida. It allows participants to take parts of the EMT requirements online.

For more information, to volunteer, or to contribute call Zalman Cohen at 305-986-0096.

Hatzalah of Miami Dade, Inc, is a volunteer not-for-profit organization. Its primary mission is to save lives by providing basic life-support services in those vital first few minutes of an emergency until an ambulance arrives.

Calendar Of Events

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

WHAT: Concert of Yiddish and Ladino Songs featuring singers Hershele & Marc Philippe, accompanied by Alan Mason on piano
WHERE: The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Ave, Surfside
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 28 at 2 p.m.
COST: $10 per person

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Friday, February 10th, 2012

WHAT: Young Israel of Deerfield Beach 32nd Annual Dinner honoring Toby and Seymour Kleiman, Ina and Dick Ciocca and Leonore Schelew

WHERE: 202 Century Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, Fl

WHEN: Sunday, Feb 12 at 5 p.m.

CONTACT: 954-571-3904

 

WHAT: Holocaust Documentation & Education Center ‘s 32nd Annual Meeting

WHERE: St Thomas University’s George & Evelyn Goldbloom Convocation Hall, 16401 NW 37th Ave, Miami Gardens

WHEN: Thursday, Feb 16, 9:15 a.m.

CONTACT: 954-929-5690

 

WHAT: Young Israel of Bal Harbour 11th Annual Journal Dinner, honoring Dr. Hillel and Ilana Abramson, Mrs. Freda Greenbaum; special tribute in memory of Paul Sterental
WHERE: Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 Northeast 30th Ave., Aventura
WHEN: Sunday evening, Feb 26, Reception 6 p.m., dinner 7 sharp
COST: $150 per person
CONTACT: 305-866-0203

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Friday, January 27th, 2012

WHAT: Young Israel of Bal Harbour invites the community to attend a review and signing of Rabbi Simeon Schreiber’s newly published book A Caring Presence. The book provides guidelines for visiting hospital patients, the homebound elderly and families at the time of shiva. Light refreshments will be served.

WHERE: 10155 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour 101 social hall

WHEN: Sunday, Jan 29 at 8 p.m.

 

WHAT: OU South Florida Job Fair. Job seekers and employers can register to participate at www.oujobs.org. Registration is mandatory for applicants – no walk-ins will be accepted

WHERE: Young Israel of Hollywood, 3291 Sterling Road

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 7,11 a.m.-3 p.m.

COST: No Fee

CONTACT: Michael Rosner at jobsco@ou.org or call 212-563-4000

 

WHAT: Emunah Miami Beach Gala Dinner, honoring Janet Shiff and Dr. and Mrs. Norman Turoff

WHERE: The Alexander Hotel, 5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

WHEN: Monday, February 13, cocktail reception 6 p.m., dinner at 7

COST: $150 per person

CONTACT: Call 305-538-1222 or visit www.emunah.org

 

WHAT: Scholar-In-Residence Weekend featuring Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein

WHERE: Young Israel of Bal Harbour, 9592 Harding Ave., Surfside

WHEN: Feb 3-4

CONTACT: 305-866-0203

Young Israel Of Bal Harbour Shabbaton With Rabbi Yagen

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Young Israel of Bal Harbour is planning an inspiring scholar-in-residence weekend for parshah Vayechi. The Shabbaton will take place Friday, January 6 through Shabbos, January 7. The featured speaker will be internationally acclaimed lecturer Rabbi Yaakov Yagen. The gathering promises to be a dynamic and educational event.

Friday night Minchah/Kabbalas Shabbos will begin at the synagogue at 5:30 p.m. A sumptuous dinner will follow at the Solimar Condominium (north building) at 9559 Collins Avenue in Surfside. The Friday evening lecture will be “Harnessing the Power Within You.” Child care will be available during the lecture.

Shacharis will begin at Y.I.B.H. at 9 a.m. The drasha will be “Joseph and his Brothers – a Harbinger of Things to Come.” A lovely kiddush will follow the service.

Minchah will take place at 4:30 p.m. It will be followed by a lavish seudah shlishis. The topic will be “Powder keg in the Middle East, Economic Burnout in Europe, Anti-Semitism on the Rise: What’s the Message?”

Rabbi Yagen is founder and director of Aish Tamid, a multi-faceted community outreach organization that caters to the needs of Jews in New York and beyond. He is also founder and director of Midrasha, a successful program of classes and lectures in Jewish communities around the country.

Rabbi Yagen has lectured widely. He has endeared himself to audiences everywhere with his dynamic presentation and vast knowledge.

Shabbos dinner is available by advance reservation. The cost is $50 per adult and $10 for children. Young Israel of Bal Harbour is located at 9592 Harding Avenue (2nd floor) in Surfside. Call 305-866-0203 or e-maiI yibh@atlanticbb.net for more information.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/community/south-florida/young-israel-of-bal-harbour-shabbaton-with-rabbi-yagen/2011/12/29/

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