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Calendar Of Events

Monday, August 29th, 2016

WHAT: Grandparents’ Day Bike-A-Thon sponsored by United Jewish Generations: Raise awareness of senior citizens on Grandparents Day. Join either an 8-mile ride in Aventura or a 32-mile ride from Aventura to Boca. There will be a police escort and refreshment booths along the way.

WHERE: Aventura

WHEN: Sunday, September 11, starting at 8 a.m.

COST: Riders must raise $100 to join the 8-mile ride and $500 to join the 32-mile ride

CONTACT: Rabbi Menachem Smith; call 305-770-4540 or e-mail admin@unitedjewishgenerations.com.

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WHAT: College Prep – What Students Need to Know About the Anti-Israel Climate on College Campuses. View a screening of “Crossing the Line 2” (the new face of anti-Semitism on campus) and get the facts.

WHERE: Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach

WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Registration deadline September 8)

COST: No charge

CONTACT: Carol Brick-Turin; call 786-866-8486 or e-mail communityrelations@gmjf.org.

Shelley Benveniste

Calendar Of Events

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

WHAT: Jewish Heritage Day at Marlins Park: Join the tri-county Jewish community for an afternoon of Jewish pride and great baseball as the Miami Marlins take on the Chicago Cubs in the thirteenth annual Jewish Heritage Day. Kosher food, a really cool baseball cap, Jewish music and other surprises are scheduled for the day. A portion of the proceeds from the event goes to support Jewish education in South Florida.

WHERE: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way (NW 16th Avenue), Miami

WHEN: Sunday, June 26, noon to 5 p.m.

CONTACT: Call 561-702-7663 or visit www.JewishHeritageDay.org for more information.

Shelley Benveniste

Calendar Of Events

Monday, June 6th, 2016

WHAT: Children’s Performance Festival Yachad. The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center invites everyone to celebrate, through dance, our rich heritage, and connection to the land of Israel. The festival will feature colorful costumes, unique musical arrangements and choreography, dramatic sound and light effects and beautiful scenery.

WHERE: Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach

WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Call Roger Weiger at 305-932-4200 ext 152 or e-mail rogerw@marjcc.org

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WHAT: Shavuot Scholar-in-Residence (speaking on a variety of subjects throughout the holiday)

WHERE: Chabad of Aventura, 21001 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura

WHEN: Friday night, June 11

COST: Free of charge

CONTACT: Call 305-933-0770 or email info@chabadfl.or

Shelley Benveniste

Calendar Of Events

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

WHAT: Israel American Council Music and Cultural Festival

WHERE: CB Smith Park, 900 North Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

CONTACT: Call 786-236-6281 or e-mail denise@israeliamerican.org

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WHAT: RASG Hebrew Academy 2016 Alumni Event (in special recognition of alumni couples)

WHERE: Schwartz-Jacobs Campus, 2400 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, starting at 6 pm

COST: $36 couvert

CONTACT: Call 305-532-6421 ext 110 or e-mail developmentoffice@rasg.org

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WHAT: RASG Hebrew Academy Annual Sports Banquet (all 2015-2016 student athletes honored and Hall of Fame induction)

WHERE: 2400 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

CONTACT: Coach Bishop, 305-532-6421 ext 112

Shelley Benveniste

Calendar Of Events

Monday, April 25th, 2016

WHAT: 6th Annual Step Up for Sharsheret. Lace up your sneakers and join us for a family friendly walk/run. Kosher for Passover refreshments.

WHERE: Turnberry Isle Resort, 19999 W.Country Club Drive, Aventura

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, starting at 9 a.m.

COST: $36 per person – registration required

CONTACT: 866-474-2774 or info@sharsheret.org

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WHAT: Remember the Six Million Jewish Victims of the Holocaust. The entire community is invited to the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach to and to honor Holocaust survivors in observance of Yom Ha Shoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.

WHERE: Holocaust Memorial, 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

COST: No charge

CONTACT: Call Daniel Reed at 305-538-1663 or e-mail dreed@gmjf.org

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WHAT: RASG Hebrew Academy Community Commemoration of Yom Hazikaron (Israel Memorial Day) Followed by a Joyous Celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

WHERE: RASG Hebrew Academy, 2400 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach

WHEN: Wednesday evening, May 11 starting at 6:15

CONTACT: 305-532-6421 ext 207

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WHAT: RASG Hebrew Academy and Lasko Kosher Getaways Present a Passover Casino Night Texas Hold’em Tournament. Valuable prizes; sponsorships are available.

WHERE: Turnberry Isle

WHEN: Sunday, April 24, 9 p.m.

COST: $100 buy-in. The $50 entry fee includes $25 in casino cash, dessert buffet, and open bar.

CONTACT: Rosanne Gibel, 305-532-6421 ext 211

Shelley Benveniste

Egypt Coptic Christian Leadership Condemns Western Media Coverage

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

In the face of an unprecedented wave of violence directed against Coptic Christians amid the turmoil in Egypt that has left hundred’s dead, the church’s leadership issued a statement condemning the Western media’s biased coverage of the events in Egypt.

“We strongly denounce the fallacies broadcasted by the Western media and invite them to review the facts objectively regarding these bloody radical organizations and their affiliates instead of legitimizing them with global support and political protection while they attempt to spread devastation and destruction in our dear land,” reads the statement, according to a Google translation.

“We request that the international and western media adhere to providing a comprehensive account of all events with truth, accuracy, and honesty,” the statement added.

The Coptic Church also reaffirmed its support for the military-backed government, calling on the army and security forces to continue their fight against the “armed violent groups and black terrorism.”

One of the oldest communities in Christianity, Coptic Christians have survived numerous persecutions in the past. But the recent violence is unprecedented. The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), an independent human rights organization, has documented 39 attacks against Coptic Christian churches, schools, monasteries and businesses since late last week, NPR reported.

Coptic Christians constituted a majority of Egypt’s population until the Middle Ages, when Islam, introduced by the Arab invasions in the 7th century, eclipsed their religion. Today, Coptic Christianity comprises nearly 10 percent of Egypt’s 85 million people, making it the largest single Christian community remaining in the Middle East.

JNS News Service

Global Security Alert after Al-Qaeda Prison Escapes

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

The international police organization Interpol has issued a global security alert, urging increased vigilance for terrorist activity, following a suspected al-Qaeda connection to prison breaks in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan, among others, AP reported.

Interpol says the prison escapes have taken place in nine Interpol member countries over the past month. The organization is requesting its 190 member countries’ assistance in figuring out whether such events are indeed linked.

The full statement from Interpol’s alert reads:

Following a series of prison escapes across nine INTERPOL member countries in the past month alone, including in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan, the INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters has issued a global security alert advising increased vigilance.

With suspected Al Qaeda involvement in several of the breakouts which led to the escape of hundreds of terrorists and other criminals, the INTERPOL alert requests the Organization’s 190 member countries’ assistance in order to determine whether any of these recent events are coordinated or linked.

INTERPOL is asking its member countries to closely follow and swiftly process any information linked to these events and the escaped prisoners. They are also requested to alert the relevant member country and INTERPOL General Secretariat headquarters if any escaped terrorist is located or intelligence developed which could help prevent another terrorist attack.

Staff at INTERPOL’s 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre and other specialized units are also prioritizing all information and intelligence in relation to the breakouts or terrorist plots in order to immediately inform relevant member countries of any updates.

August is the anniversary of violent terrorist incidents in Mumbai, India and Gluboky, Russia as well as in Jakarta, Indonesia. This week also marks the 15th anniversary of the US Embassy bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in which more than 200 mostly African citizens were killed and 4,000 others injured.

In recent years, terrorist attacks focusing on diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan, Greece, India, Kenya, Libya, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey and Yemen have also resulted in hundreds of casualties of all nationalities.

The US State Department has also issued a global travel alert in response to credible intelligence suggesting that Al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks between now and 31 August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition to the US authorities announcing the one-day closure of more than 20 diplomatic missions on Sunday 4 August, the UK Foreign Office has also confirmed the closure of the British embassy in Yemen on 4 and 5 August.

Jewish Press Staff

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