The challah baking class cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. the Rosh Hashanah Cooking class is $36 in advance or $40 at the door. Sign up for both classes and the cost is $40 in advance or $45 at the door.
The classes are open to all those in their 20sand 30s (oops, that leaves me out). Space is limited. To sign up, go to http://www.bethdavidmiami.org/rsvpcooking-with-class.php. Or, you may call Lonni Romirowsky at the temple at 305-854-3911, ext. 200.
Denny’s funds scholarships
Our hat is off to Denny’s Restaurants, for contributing $50,000 to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (FTC) which will be administered bu the nonprofit Step Up For Students program. According to a press release, the donation will help Step Up For Students to fully fund nearly 10 scholarships to low-income school children in Florida.
Because of continuing help from corporations like the restaurant chain, during the 2013-2014 school year, Step Up for Students will fund about 60,000 scholarships to low income students, allowing them to attend either a public or private school of their parents’ choice. Since the program was initiated in 2002, more than $1 billion have been invested by the corporate community, resulting in more than 271,000 scholarships to underprivileged students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Doug Tuthill, Step Up for Students president, commended Denny’s for their partnership with the Hungry For Education scholarship program.
John Miller, president and CEO of Denny’s, said: "We are proud to create inspired opportunities for deserving students through our partnership Step Up For Students and our new scholarship program, Hungry for Education."
It’s almost time for chamber music
South Florida can get ready for some really great musical performances when the 2013-2014 Friends of Chamber Music gets underway with its 57th season. The season opens on Sept. 23 with the Ehnes Quartet at Coral Gables Congregational Church. Since the quartet was founded in 2010 by concert violinist James Ehnes, it has already been established in the top echelon of the world’s string quartets.
In addition to Ehnes, who appears in solo roles with other leading orchestras throughout the world, the quartet includes violinist Amy Schwartz Moretti, the former concertmaster of the Oregon Symphony; Robert deMaine, Los Angeles Philharmonic principal cellist, and Richard O’Neill, a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Tickets for the entire season are still available. The subscription price for all eight concerts is $250 and $350 for preferred seating. Individual tickets are $35 and $40 each and student tickets are $10. All weekly concerts will begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday concerts at 4 p.m. Concerts will be performed at Coral Gables Congregational Church and the University of Miami Gusman Hall.
Other performers for the concert season will include:
Oct. 1 — Cyprien Katsaris, pianist, William DeRosa, cello, and Roberto Diaz, viola, Coral Gables Congregational Church.
Oct. 17 — Anton Kuerti, pianist, Coral Gables Congregational Church.
Nov. 19 — Valentina Lisitsa, pianist, Coral Gables Congregational Church.
Jan. 5 — Ricardo Morales, clarinet, Roberto Diaz, viola, and Joseph Kalichstein, piano, the University of Miami Gusman Hall.
Feb. 9 — The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, University of Miami Gusman Hall.
March 27 — Wallis Giunta, soprano and Ken Noda, piano, Coral Gables Congregational Church.
May 6 — Benjamin Grosvenor on piano with the Escher Quartet, University of Miami Gusman Hall.