A Neighbors in Religion salute to Trinity Cathedral on its recent award. The Cathedral at 464 NE 16th St., and its architect R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, recently were named “Design Award Winners” at the 2014 AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor and Design Awards program held at the Trump National Club in Doral with Richard Heisenbottle.
The award is the fifth in the list of awards Trinity has received recognizing the restoration of its historic sanctuary. Previous awards were received from Dade Heritage Trust, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, Miami Dade County Historic Preservation, and Associated Builders and Contractors.
Also from Trinity: The children in Cathedral Camp will learn to plant seeds, conserve water, eat better, and to reduce, reuse and recycle as they learn about the importance of God’s Creation.
Called God’s Green Team, the Cathedral Camp is open to children ages 4 to 12 and will be from Aug. 11-15. The suggested donation is $50 per child or $100 per family for those who can afford it. Lunch is included. To register your child. Contact the Rev. Grey Maggiano at email@example.com.
Love Day with
The congregation at Greater Holy Cross Missionary Baptist Church is inviting family and friends to a “Love Day with the Community” program to honor the Rev. Dr. W.L. Strange, founder and pastor of the church at 1555 NW 93rd Terr.
“We are doing this to honor a man who has served 54 years in the ministry, and 27 years as pastor of Greater Holy Cross,” said William M. Clark Jr., a member of the church. “We are asking all friends, family members, pastors and their congregations to come out and fellowship with us as we honor ‘Daddy’ Strange Sr.,” Clark said.
The special worship service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church and will feature the Rev. Dr. Machel Davis, pastor of the Prince of Peace Worship Center. Special music will be performed by several invited musical groups. Following the service, dinner will be served in the church’s fellowship hall.
joins Temple Judea
A warm welcome to Rabbi Jonathan Fisch, who joins Temple Judea in Coral Gables as assistant rabbi.
Rabbi Judith Siegal, senior spiritual leader at Temple Judea said: “Rabbi Jonathan Fisch is a dynamic and energetic person . . . who brings love of study, community and worship to his rabbinate and can relate to all ages in meaningful ways.”
She said the new assistant rabbi who is a newlywed — his wife is Abby — has experience with young adult programming, collaborating and community building, which makes him a “great addition to our Temple Judea leadership team. Children, teens and adults will be attracted to his infectious and positive energy and his passion for teaching and learning.”
Before joining Temple Judea, Fisch was a Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, California. He was ordained in May 2014 and received his master of arts in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles. He also attended California State University Northridge, where he earned a bachelor of arts in Modern Jewish Studies. In 2012, Fisch was awarded “The Louis and Minnie Raphael Memorial Prize for Outstanding Service to a Small Congregation.”
Preschool to have
“God’s Place 4 Kids” the preschool at Palm Springs United Methodist church, will have an Open House from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14. At that time, parents will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms, review the curriculum, meet the pastor, director and teachers, including the new VPK teacher.
Preschool is offered to children ages 2 1/2 to 5, free VPK, kindergarten and before and aftercare. The hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for children ages 3 to 11 years old. Pickup is available. And on Dade County Teacher’s planning day, the preschool offers a “fun-filled” day camp from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The school is located at the church, 5700 W. 12th Ave. in Hialeah. For more information, call Vilma Pamies, school director at 305-822-1395. You may also send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
to be discussed
Once upon a time, colorful and fragrant orchids could be found hanging from oak and mahogany trees throughout South Florida, making it a tropical paradise. Now, more than 100 years later and decades of development, many of the species of native orchids were shipped north to sell as potted plants.
But help is on the way. To change this pattern and provide a comeback for the orchids, Coral Gables and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden have become partners for the “Million Orchid Project,” which aims to restore the Orchid’s prominence in public spaces throughout Miami-Dade County.
To get the word out about the orchid restoration project, on Sept. 9, the South Dade Chapter of Hadassah will present Dr. Carl Lewis, director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in a lecture about a comeback for the orchids.
Lewis will speak at the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center, 11155 SW 112th St.
In his lecture, Lewis will share the latest updates on the thousands of orchid seedlings that have been planted. He will also speak on the new science wing and the Wings of the Tropic Butterfly Conservatory.
The event is free. For more information on the orchid restoration project and the lecture, email Laura Aiken at: email@example.com.
officers begin term
Congratulations to Douglas M. Jacobs, who was elected for the second term, president of the 92-year-old Temple Israel of Greater Miami. Jacobs, who served in the role from 2009-11, began his new term July 1. He succeeds Joan Schaeffer, who recently completed her two-year term as temple president.
The incoming slate of officers at Temple Israel includes: Lance Harke, vice president of administration; Orlee Bushman and Dr. Julia Zaias, vice presidents of education, and Dr. Mark Walker, treasurer.
Also returning for a second term are: Brian Hirsch, vice president of membership; Howard D. Goldstein, vice president of programming; Diane Lindner, vice president of religious affairs, and Robert Glazier, secretary.
Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 NE 19th St., is the oldest Reform synagogue in Miami.
Jacobs and his wife Jane Kahn Jacobs, also a past president of the temple, live in North Miami.