L’Shana Tovah to you and your family!
L’Shana Tova to you and your family!

On behalf of the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus, we hope that you and your family have remained safe and healthy during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.  Here at our agency, we are tremendously proud of how we have continued to serve our community in so many new and unique ways ... some “in person at the Center” with strict safety protocols, and many other methods” virtually.”  The bottom line is that we continue to make a very positive impact within our Miami Beach community.  With that said, we hope that in honor of the Jewish New Year that you would consider making a tax-exempt donation to assist our MBJCC’s Agency Sustainability Fund by clicking here.

Even during these most challenging times, our MBJCC continues to be the home away from home and a high priority for so many families and individuals. Our just-concluded Summer Camp Klurman positively influenced 530 individual campers throughout the full 10 weeks.  Following health & safety guidelines, we operated at approximately 75% capacity.  Needless to say, the families that participated were tremendously grateful, as were the families that received necessities this year from our three separate kosher food drives,  services from our “School Days @ the J” program, donations in the CoVid-19 anti-body blood drives, and vaccines through our organized senior adult outreach. Additionally, our Center’s Arts & Culture program “pivoted” remarkably to offer so many new and innovative online & virtual activities – while our Fitness & Wellness, Sports Leagues & Aquatics activities also moved forward within strong CoVid-19 safety protocols & procedures.   
  
We appreciate you as a valued member of our community in this tremendous undertaking.  As you can imagine - with all of the above-mentioned modifications, our Miami Beach JCC has seen a 25% decrease in overall operational dollars.  And, while the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has played an incredibly vital role in granting us Emergency Relief Dollars, your additional donation to our JCC is needed now more than ever!   

We thank you – as always - for your ongoing support of our Miami Beach JCC.

Chag Sameach & Stay Safe,
Michael Tobin,                  
Chairman of the Board 
Paul Frishman, M. Ed.
Chief Executive Officer
Karen Sepsenwol
Development Director
UPCOMING HOLIDAY HOURS
Monday, September 6 • 8 AM - 4 PM
Labor Day & Erev Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, September 7 -
Wednesday, September 8 • Closed
Rosh Hashanah
No After-school or Youth Programs

Wednesday, September 15 • 5:30 AM - 4 PM
Erev Yom Kippur
No After-school or Youth Programs

Thursday, September 16 • Closed
Yom Kippur

Monday, September 20 • 5:30 AM - 4 PM
Erev Sukkot
No After-school or Youth Programs


Tuesday, September 21 • Closed
Sukkot

Wednesday, September 22
Pool & Fitness Only
Sukkot
No After-school or Youth Programs

Monday, September 27 • 5:30 AM - 4 PM
Erev Shemini Atzeret
No After-school or Youth Programs

Tuesday, September 28 • Closed
Shemini Atzeret

Wednesday, September 29
Pool & Fitness Only
Simchat Torah
No After-school or Youth Programs
NEWS
Updated Mask Policy
  • Masks are recommended for fully vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the Fitness Center, Racquetball Court, Group Fitness Classes, Outdoors, and in the Basketball Gym (not during youth programs).
  • Masks will continue to be required in common areas such as the front lobby, elevators, stairwells, hallways, and restrooms/locker rooms.
  • Masks are required for everyone, throughout the facility in all Youth Programs.
Hours are Changing Starting Monday, August 30

FACILITY HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 5:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM – 6 PM (Until Nov 5, 2021)
Friday: 5:30 AM – 5 PM (Starting Nov 19, 2021)
Saturday: 8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 7 AM – 5 PM

KOTZEN AQUATICS CENTER HOURS
Monday – Thursday: 6 AM – 8 PM
Friday: 6 AM – 5:30 PM (Until Nov 5, 2021)
Friday: 6 AM – 4:30 PM (Starting Nov 19, 2021)
Saturday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Valet Parking Starts Monday, August 30

Valet service* hours are:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 - 11:30 AM and 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Friday 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Saturday and Sunday: No Valet

* Valet service will be following all MBJCC COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Procedures.
HAPPENING NOW
Youth Programs Registration is Open!
Enrichment, Sports, Gymnastics, Parent Place, and Aquatics begin the week of Monday, August 30.

Our After-School Program (ASP) began Monday, August 23
REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 30
Lock in Summer 2021 Rates for Summer 2022
Register for camp by September 30 to lock in Summer 2021 rates.

To join the summer of fun, fill out a registration form and email it to camp@mbjcc.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, August 26 at 8 PM
JAKE COHEN
Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch
When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you’re feeling adventurous. But as food writer and nice Jewish boy Jake Cohen demonstrates in this stunning debut cookbook, Jewish food can be so much more.  

In Jew-ish, he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. Imagine the components of an everything bagel wrapped into a flaky galette latkes dyed vibrant yellow with saffron for a Persian spin on the potato pancake, best-ever hybrid desserts like Macaroon Brownies and Pumpkin Spice Babka! Jew-ish features elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations.
Sunday, September 12 at 8 PM
BILLIE JEAN KING, All In: An Autobiography
In Conversation with Katie Couric, Award-winning Journalist and Founder, Katie Couric Media

Zoom Author Talk & Q & A

An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8
Join us for the MBJCC City National Bank Golf Classic
Join us for a day on the golf course to benefit the MBJCC's Everyone Belongs, Scholarship Fund.

Register as an individual or a foursome.
For more information about sponsorships, contact Karen Sepsenwol at karen@mbjc.org
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 12:30 PM
THE MBJCC Book Club is Back!
Meeting monthly on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm beginning this October. 
Join us for a moderated book discussion followed by a Q&A with the Author via Zoom.
n the ear­ly 1980s, on a remote part of the Sudanese coast, a new lux­u­ry resort opened for busi­ness. Cater­ing to divers, it attract­ed guests from around the world. Lit­tle did the guests know that the staff mem­bers were under­cov­er spies, work­ing for the Mossad — the Israeli secret ser­vice. Writ­ten by BBC News web­site Mid­dle East edi­tor Raf­fi Berg, this page-turn­er tells the true sto­ry that inspired the recent Net­flix dra­ma The Red Sea Div­ing Resort. 

Raf­fi Berg is the Mid­dle East edi­tor of the BBC News web­site and has exten­sive expe­ri­ence report­ing on Israel and the wider region. His arti­cle, scratch­ing the sur­face of this sto­ry, was the most-read orig­i­nal fea­ture in the his­to­ry of the site, with more than five and a half mil­lion read­ers to date.
ONGOING
FALL 2021
Fitness Schedule
For the most up-to-date fitness schedule, please refer to the "My J" app.
JCCA Events
JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement
JCC Association of North America presents, JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement – a Jewish Arts festival that offers high-quality cultural and educational content delivered continentally via the Virtual J platform.
Thursday, October 21 at 8 PM
SUSTAIN: A Root to Stem Jewish Cooking Experience LIVE with Chef Michael Solomonov

Join Israeli chef and restauranteur Michael Solomonov for a live “root to stem” cooking show honoring Jewish cuisine, seasonal ingredients, and sustainability. Recipes will be provided in advance.

Sunday, October 24 at 8 PM
Sparking the Jewish Story: The Objects That Define Us

In partnership with the Jewish Book Council and Reboot, this JFest event brings Laura Arnold Leibman, author of the National Jewish Book Award-winning “The Art of the Jewish Family,” into conversation with Reboot’s “What Would You Bring” initiative, for a broad exploration of Jewish storytelling and resilience.
STAY SAFE AT OUR PLACE
Reminder Before Entering the MBJCC

Members, Participants, and Staff are required to quarantine for 14 days if presented with the following, within the past 24 hours:

  • Fever or Felt Feverish (100.4 or higher)                
  • Sore Throat, Chills (with or without repeated shaking)  
  • Shortness of Breath, Cough                                            
  • Headache, Muscle pain                
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
  • Traveled outside of the United States within the last 14 days 

*The MBJCC adheres to strict protocols during the COVID-19 Pandemic and with the current rise in cases in Florida.  
If you can lend any extra support to our MBJCC through a tax-deductible donation,
 please do so by supporting our newly established Agency Sustainability Fund.
COMMUNITY
Stay connected to the MBJCC through
Facebook, Instagram and Youtube:
(please click on the links to join each program's page)
MBJCC General Pages
MBJCC Program Pages
MBJCC Basketball
MBJCC Gymnastics
MBJCC Football
MBJCC Camp Klurman
MBJCC After-school
MBJCC Maccabi
MBJCC Facebook Groups
Join the Miami Beach JCC
Fitness Group
Connect with our expert fitness staff and get all the latest news and updates that our Fitness Center and Group Exercise Class specific. Connect with your MBJCC fitness family on our Fitness Facebook page.
Join the Miami Beach JCC
Arts & Culture Group
Our Arts & Culture team is working on putting together some exciting virtual events, including music concerts, film screenings and discussions for online audiences, as well as classes, book groups and other virtual learning experiences. Stay tuned at mbjcc.org/stayconnected for more details!  
Join the Miami Beach JCC
Sports Central Group
Stay connected with your favorite MBJCC coaches and staff! We will share virtual videos, links and program information and much more!
The Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus is a beneficiary agency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
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