Even though the COVID-19 pandemic prevented South Floridians from gathering at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach for its annual Kristallnacht commemoration program, the 82nd anniversary of this tragedy was observed virtually on Nov. 9.
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU and the Global Jewish Studies program at the university's Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs present a virtual series called "Black Lives in a Jewish Context," which includes illustrated lectures, films, and interviews with scholars, historians, and clergy members around diversity and intersectionality within Judaism, beginning on Oct. 12.
Jewish organizations throughout South Florida delivered High Holiday food to seniors. The organizations include Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services and MorseLife Health System.
The American Jewish Committee’s Miami and Broward Office partnered with Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs to present the webinar, “Anti-Semitism in Europe:Implications for Liberal Democracy and Lessons to Be Learned.”
Students from Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach were granted 64 2020 Advanced Placement Scholar Awards, a record number for the Jewish institution, by the College Board in recognition of their achievement on AP Exams.
Teachers from Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes-Klurman Elementary School in Miami Beach participated in a virtual training program focused on social-emotional learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hidden Sparks, an organization that trains educators in Jewish day schools, conducted the program.
The American Jewish Committee co-presented Zoom presentations with South Florida organizations. These presentations were "Confronting the Rise of anti-Semitism in the U.S." with Florida International University, and "Israel and Annexation: A Conversation," with Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest.
300 cars containing people whose families are affected by economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic lined up at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's parking lot for a kosher food distribution drive-thru event.
COVID Plasma Initiative, a group in New York that consists of thousands of New York-based Orthodox Jews who have recovered from COVID-19, has donated convalescent plasma units that were sent to South Florida hospitals to help treat patients who are fighting the virus.
The Miami Jewish Film Festival will host a virtual panel featuring actor Jesse Eisenberg, actress Bella Ramsey, director Jonathan Jakubowicz and cinematographer M.I. Littin-Menz on July 30 to support the release of their new film, "Resistance."