We, at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, enjoyed Mike Eidson’s Nov. 2 Other Views column, Downtown’s cultural corridor blossoms. However, while the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts debuted in 2006, Temple Israel has anchored the neighborhood since 1922. We have provided cultural, educational, civic and environmental enrichments, as well as a central address for progressive Judaism.
Having celebrated our 90th anniversary, we welcome community members to participate in our current season, which includes the renowned Winter Jewish Music Concert, Interfaith Chorale Festival, Miami Jewish Film Festival, educational offerings and a weekend of learning with Rabbi Arthur Green, a preeminent authority on Jewish thought and spirituality.
Temple Israel’s enhancements to Miami’s cultural corridor are and have been a priority to our leadership and clergy for generations. With the arrival of Rabbi M. Thomas Heyn, we are well positioned to continue adding to the richness of the central city for another 90 years and beyond.
Joan L. Schaeffer, president, Temple Israel of Greater Miami, Miami