Lydia Muniz, CEO and President of Big Brothers Big Sisters said, "We are so happy that our Women’s committee chose to honor Lori’s memory by enabling future generations of our young people to have the opportunity to go to college or vocational school and succeed in life."
For tickets and more information on the Lori Brener Scholarship fund or to attend the "Evening of Love" celebration, call Deborah Perez at 305-644-0066, ext. 935 or email her at: email@example.com. Tickets are $125 per person.
‘Holocaust & the Light’
If you missed this important docudrama, "Holocaust & the Light" project, presented by What if Works Inc, at the Arsht Center last year, there will be a restaging of the program at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, at 7:30 p.m., Monday.
Titled "Holocaust: a living journey-book," the docudrama is comprised of original monologues drawn from the history and situations of real life people and features a company of young actors under the guidance of Artistic Director Phillip M. Church.
The docudrama features the works of German poetess Nelly Sachs, who in 1966, became the first Jewish woman ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Other individuals featured in the docudrama include Gustav Schroeder, captain of the ill-fated SS St. Louis; Anne Frank, who recorded her eye-witness account from the attic of an Amsterdam apartment; Antoni Dobrowolski, Polish school teacher and the oldest living survivor from the camps at Auschwitz ,and Sir Nicholas Winton, known to many as the “British Schindler," for his courage to engineer the rescue of over 2,700 Jewish children.
The program will also feature archival film clips, dramatic scenes, songs and compositions attributed to holocaust composers. Interspersed throughout the docudrama are the recorded reflections of four camp survivors and one "hidden survivor," as they share living testament to one of the darkest and most regrettable periods in living history.
The featured actors are, Caitlyn Lincoln, Rafael Martinez, Amanda Orgega, Yarelis Chavez, Patrick Rodriguez, Gabriel Bonilla, Juanita Castro and Erik Rodriguez. Music is by Amernet String quartet cellist Jason Calloway and the multimedia content is by Anton Church.
Admission is free to museum members, FIU students, faculty and staff. General admission is $6 per person. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, is at 301 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach.
Diane Camber, director emeritus of Bass Museum, will give a lecture and slideshow entitled, "How to Appreciate and Enjoy Great Paintings," at 12:30 p.m. on Jan 23, at Temple Menorah’s Olemberg Hall, 7445 Carlyle Ave. in Miami Beach.
Sponsored by the Isidora Lerman Senior Adult Enrichment Program of Temple Menorah at 650 75th St. in Miami Beach, the program will also feature a special concert.
Admission is free for Temple Menorah members and $10 per person for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 305-866-0221 to make yours.