Davia Mazur grew up in Bay Harbor and attended Miami Beach High. After graduating from Duke University and Duke Law School , she moved to Broward County. She is being recognized for her work promoting cultural arts in the Jewish community. She has chaired the Jewish Book Festival for two years at the David Posnack Jewish Community center and was vice president of Cultural Arts and Programming for a year. She serves as the chairwoman of the Cultural Arts committee and is Co-Chairwoman of the Gala Committee. She also is founder and organizer of the David Posnack JCC Book Club. She is married to Jim and they are the parents of two sons.
Rosen is a fifth-generation Hadassah member had has served in many leadership roles. She currently is a member of the National Board and is coordinator of the Members and unit Services Division, facilitating the work of more than 700 chapters and leadership across the U. S. She is the first woman from Broward Hadassah to be elected to the national board. Recently in keeping with the organization’s 100th anniversary, Rosen and 99 other women were honored for having made Hadassah what it is today — a women’s Jewish organization with more than 330,000 members and supporters. She has been married to Stephen for 45 years. they are the parents of two children and seven grandchildren.
Tickets to the luncheon are $54 per person. To RSVP and for more information call 954-535-9119.
Time to register for Head Start
If you have a child eligible for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, you have until April to enroll your child in these free, comprehensive services geared to low-income children and their families.
Head Start serves preschool children, while the Early Head Start program serves pregnant women, infants and toddlers. According to a press release from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the mission of the programs is to promote school preparation by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.
Applications will be accepted for services to expectant mothers and children ages two months to three years in the Early Head Start Program, and from three and four years old by Sept. 1, 2013, for the Head Start program. For more information visit www.headstart.dadeschools.net.
Synagogue to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center at 20400 NE 30th Ave., will have its 23rd annual Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah, which means "day of remembrance of the Holocaust and heroism at 10:15 a.m. on April 7. The day of remembrance is observed on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan. the date was selected by the Israeli Knesset on April 12, 1951, because it falls between the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and Israel’s Independence Day.
According to a press release, there is no official way to recognize Yom HaShoah, Jewish communities have enacted their own traditions. Aventura Jewish Center says it has the largest number of Holocaust survivors as synagogue members in the United States. This year's speaker will be Golden Beach Councilman Bernard Einstein, who will lecture on the topic, "Unsung Heroes: The Stories of the Late Miriam and Fritz Einstein, Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camps," in memory of his beloved parents. The ceremony will include a candle lighting procession and Holocaust melodies performed in English and Hebrew by Cantor David Muchnick, Cantor Marcos Askenazi and the children at ATJC’s Religious School.
Also at 6:30 p.m. on April 7, a Holocaust observance sponsored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will be at the Holocaust memorial in Miami Beach, 1933-45 Meridian Ave. The event will feature the U.S. debut of eight works of art painted by renowned Belgian artist Carol Deutsch, who perished in the Holocaust the panels depict various biblical scenes and are on loan from the permanent collection of Yad Vashem, Israel’s renowned Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. The works of art were hidden throughout World War II and were discovered by Deutsch’s daughter and mother-in-law in 1945, less than a year after the artist died in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
The program will feature prayers, songs, a candle-lighting ceremony and other presentations that will memorialize the men, women and children who died in the Holocaust and pay tribute to those who survived. The Second Avenue Jewish Chorale will also perform. In case of rain, the commemoration will be at Temple Emanu-el, 1701 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach. For more information, call the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach at 305-538-1663.