There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. For more information and to make reservations, call 305-205-3846 or 305-261-9821.
20th Century Fox
The 18th annual New Year's Event, sponsored by the Miami Jewish Health Systems Auxiliary will be at noon on Sept. 10 at Rechtshaffer Synagogue, Hazel Cypen Tower at the facility, 5200 NE Second Ave.
The program will feature Susan Fox-Rosellini, vice president of foundation and marketing for the Miami Jewish Health Systems and author of William Fox: A Story of Early Hollywood 1915-1930 — How a Jewish Immigrant from Hungary Helped Create the Early Motion Picture Industry.
Tickets to the Book Review and Buffet Luncheon are $36 per person and reservations are required by Sept. 4. All guests will receive a signed copy of the book. For more information call Jenny Ray at 305-762-1382.
Courses at Jewish Museum
You may sign up now, for Florida International University classes to be offered this fall at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.
The semester will open with three courses — "Jews of Latin America," "The Holocaust," and "Religion: Analysis and Interpretation," all to be offered at the museum, 301 Washington Ave. in Miami Beach.
Classes can be taken for college credit or on an auditing basis. Registration is available onsite during the first week of classes to begin Aug. 26. For more information, contact FIU's Department of Religious Studies at 305-348-2186.
A "Banned4Life" blood drive will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave. in South Miami .
According to a press release from the church, one purpose of the blood drive is to highlight the FDA's anti-gay donation policy. The congregation is partnering with Banned4Life, a national advocacy group based in Orlando in working to raise awareness about the FDA policy and promote the importance of donating blood by encouraging eligible donors to donate blood in place of those who are Banned4Life.
Blake Lynch, a co-founder of Banned4Life said, "Only 38 per cent of the population is eligible to donate blood." Of that number he said, "Less than 10 per cent donate. Our program is designed to include everyone, eligible or not, to participate in the lifesaving process."
Sunday School registration and more
Christ the King Lutheran Church at 11295 SW 57th Ave. in Pinecrest will have its rally day on Sunday. The day, said the Rev. Kathryn Carroll, kicks off with Sunday school registration and sign-up opportunities for everything from choirs to youth groups to a new youth dance program.
In addition, the first Sunday of each month is known as Family Sunday at the church, a time when young and old gather for a family-friendly worship service, followed by a chance to kayak in the Snapper Creek Canal alongside the church grounds.
Call the church at 305-665-5063, for more information.