(Miami, November 20, 2014) – Targum Shlishi is supporting three major cultural and educational projects in Miami. In the coming months, Targum Shlishi’s funding will help support a lecture by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on November 24, the Miami Jewish Film Festival January 15–29, and Limmud Miami on February 22.
“While we concentrate on funding national and international projects, we also place a premium on our local community. It gives us great pleasure to be able to support three important projects that all help to enrich Jewish life in Miami,” says Raquel Rubin, co-director of Targum Shlishi.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Lecture, November 24, 2014
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks will speak on the topic “Shattering the Idols: The Struggle for Holiness in a Secular Age” on Monday, November 24 at 8pm at The Shul (9540 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL). The lecture is free and open to the public. In an article of the same title, Rabbi Sacks argued that the Jewish people “must both strengthen the institutions of Jewish life and articulate a compelling alternative to the prevailing libertarianism of secular culture.” Rabbi Sacks was the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth for twenty-two years, until 2013. An internationally acclaimed religious leader and philosopher, he is the author of more than twenty-five books and a frequent speaker. He is currently the Ingeborg and Ira Rennert Gobal Distinguished Professor of Judaic Thought at New York University and the Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, as well as Professor of Law, Ethics and the Bible at King’s College London. (http://rabbisacks.org)
Miami Jewish Film Festival, January 15–29, 2015
The upcoming Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) will be the eighteenth year that the multi-day event has come to Miami. In previous years, Targum Shlishi has supported individual films related to Holocaust topics; in 2015, Targum Shlishi is donating general support for the Festival, which will present more than seventy films over the course of thirteen days. (http://miamijewishfilmfestival.org)
Limmud Miami, February 22, 2015
This will be the second year for Limmud Miami, a one-day, dynamic learning experience that offers a wide-range of sessions, including workshops, presentations, films, discussions, exhibits, performances, and more, led by gifted educators and performers both local and international. Limmud offers learning experiences for all ages, from young children to adults, and concentrates on six themes: Judaism in the Americas, Spirituality/Torah, Arts and Culture, World Issues/Tikkun Olam, Young Leadership (for teens and young adults), and Young Limmud (for children and youth). (http://limmudmiami.org)
About Targum Shlishi
Targum Shlishi is dedicated to providing a range of creative solutions to problems facing Jewry today. Premised on the conviction that dynamic change and adaptation have historically been crucial to a vibrant and relevant Judaism and to the survival of its people, Targum Shlishi’s initiatives are designed to stimulate the development of new ideas and innovative strategies that will enable Jewish life, its culture, and its traditions to continue to flourish. For more information on the foundation, visit its website at www.targumshlishi.org.