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WHAT: Aleph Auction Featuring MBD in concert, $100,000 Grand Prize. Win dozens of other prizes. Open Bar & BBQ Dinner. Receive FREE $10 auction ticket with admission

WHERE: The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Ave, Surfside


WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 7 p.m.

COST: $55 online; $65 at the door

CONTACT: 305-864-5553


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WHAT: ALEF 2016 Annual Leadership Education Forum – Innovating for Tomorrow 

9 – 9:45 a.m.: Registration and buffet breakfast

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.: Keynote address by Ambassador Yossi Gal. “Israel and the Middle East: Threats and Opportunities.”

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Break

11:30 – 12:45 p.m.: “Designing a Better Future” – Professor Uri Banin, Professor Yaakov Nahmias, Dr. Naomi Habib

12:45 – 1 p.m.: Break

1 – 2:30 p.m.: Keynote address and luncheon – Maxine Fassberg, CEO of Intel Israel, Professor Menahem Ben-Sasson, President, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dietary laws observed.

WHERE: The Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach

WHEN: Sunday, January 17

COST: $180 per person; alumni, $80 per person

CONTACT: Call Laura Abrams at 561-750-8585, e-mail [email protected], or visit


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WHAT: Emunah of South Florida Circle of Life Benefit Dinner – Guest Speaker Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States

WHEN: Wednesday evening, February 3. Buffet dinner, 6:30 p.m.; program, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Young Israel of Bal Harbour, 9580 Abbott Ave, Surfside.

COST: $180 per person; special young leader (29 and under) rate: $125 per person

CONTACT: 305-538-1222 or [email protected]


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Young Israel of Bal Harbour (9580 Abbott Avenue, Surfside) Offers Something for Everyone:


Men’s Beis Medrash Night

Thursday Evenings, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cholent and kugel will be served.

Arrange for a study partner, contact the rabbi or Aaron Attias


Women’s In-Depth Weekly Learning Program

Thursday mornings, 10 a.m -12: p.m.

Lecturer: Rebbetzin Rucha Bauman 


Motzie Shabbos Father & Child Learning Program

Saturday nights, 7 p.m.

Pizza, great prizes, story telling, and – best of all – a time to bond


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Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.