Cantor to give concert
In the mood for some great and uplifting music? Then you should attend the concert featuring Cantor David Propis, today at 7 p.m. at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 NE 30th Ave.
Propis, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, has been recognized by CNN as one of the year’s best for his powerful renditions of the "Star Spangled Banner," at numerous national sporting events.
At today’s concert, he will sing traditional Jewish music, modern show tunes and Yiddish selections. Admission is free for members of the center and $18 for non-members. Call the center at 305-937-1880 or email your reservation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. and enjoy.
Jewish spirituality series continues
Temple Israel of Greater Miami will continue its spirituality series with the program, "The Spiritual Path of Mussar," at 7 p.m. Sunday. Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish practice for living a more spiritual and fulfilling life. The program will be led by Dr. Alan Morinis, a Rhodes Scholar, anthropologist, filmmaker, author, and founder of The Mussar Institute.
The program is co-sponsored by Florida International University’s Program in the Study of Spirituality, and The Mussar Institute and the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education.
Morinis is a student of spiritual traditions and an interpreter of the teachings and practices of Mussar. He was born and raised in a culturally Jewish, but non-observant home, and studied anthropology on a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University, which published his first book, Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition. He has studied Hindu and Buddhist thought and practice and for the past decade the Jewish spiritual discipline of Mussar has been his practice. His most recent books are, Climbing Jacob’s Ladder, and Everyday Holiness: the Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar.
The program is the third in Temple Israel’s Jewish spirituality Series. For more information on the Feb. 10 program and the Jewish Spirituality Series, visit the series’ web page at templeisrael.net/spirituality. You may also call the temple office at 305-573-5900 or email email@example.com. Temple Israel is at 137 NE 19th St.
Also, the Program in the Study of Spirituality will present Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz as guest lecturer at 7 p.m. today at Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Chefitz is the best-selling author of The Seventh Telling: The Kabbalah of Moshe Katan. the program is free and open to the public.
Ash Wednesday at St. Thomas Episcopal
St Thomas Episcopal Church at 5690 N. Kendall Dr. in Coral Gables invites the community to its Ash Wednesday worship services to be at 7 and 10 a.m., and noon in the Becket Chapel, and at 8:15 a.m. (with the day school) and 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary. Ash Wednesday is Feb.13.
Unitarians celebrate 50 years
Congratulations to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami on the occasion of its double jubilee — 50 years in its present home at 7701 SW 76th Ave., and 75 years as a presence in Miami.
To honor the occasion, a series of events, starting with the rededication of its current home on Feb. 10, has been planned. The rededication service is 50 years to the day after the original dedication in 1962. The congregation is proud that the sanctuary, inspired by the surrounding palmettos, still looks strikingly modern.