We already know our members are the BEST, so it's nice when they are recognized by others who are just catching on to that fact!

TI's VIRTUAL MINYAN FEATURED IN THE SUN SENTINEL!

The recently-added Temple Israel Virtual Minyan was featured in the Wednesday, July 19 edition of the Sun Sentinel/Jewish Journal. The virtual minyan allows participants to interact with others in a morning prayer service without the need of a traditional minyan of 10 people physically present at the temple. Using Zoom, participants call in and join others for the minyan, which last for 30 minutes. If you are interested in joining the Virtual Minyan, please contact Rabbi Heyn at Temple Israel, or Chaya Lerner.

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RABBI HEYN TO RECEIVE THE "LIGHT OF UNITY" AWARD

Unity orabbi_tomn the Bay has selected Rabbi Heyn as the recipient of their 2016 "Light of Unity" Award. The award is given each year to a leader in the South Florida community who shares Unity on the Bay's core values of "Diversity, Generosity, Gratitude, Integrity, Love, Spirit-led and Wisdom" and who supports their vision of "humanity inspired to its divinity."

The award was be presented at Unity on the Bay's annual Gala, at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach. Rabbi Heyn conducted an important Kabbalat Shabbat service that evening with Mayor Cindy Lerner, dedicated to raising awareness about Sea Level Rise, several members of Temple Israel attended the Gala in support the excellent relationship we enjoy with our "sister congregation."

PETER BERMONT AND RICHARD MILSTEIN HONORED BY AFP

honoreesTemple Israel member Peter L. Bermont (left) received the "Outstanding Philanthropist" award, while Temple Israel member Richard C. Milstein (right) was one of two recipients of the "James W. Mclamore Outstanding Volunteer" award being bestowed by AFP.

The Miami Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) honored the two Temple Israel members at an awards luncheon in November 2016. The annual event celebrates National Philanthropy Day and honors philanthropists, volunteers and community leaders who make a difference through their selfless acts of generosity and kindness. 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE TO HONOR ELIZABETH F. SCHWARTZ

efs-headshot-colorThe Florida office of the Anti-Defamation League held its annual Miami Jurisprudence Luncheon on Thursday, Nov 10, 2016.

Among the year's honorees was Temple Israel member Elizabeth F. Schwartz.

For her years of service, she was tapped to receive the ADL's 2016 Miami Jurisprudence Award which will be added to a long list of other awards she has received.

Congratulations to Gerald K. Schwartz, Esq.!

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