Broward County

Neighbors in Religion: A tribute to the Greatest Generation

There will never be enough words to express our thanks to the many brave men and women who fight for our freedom and the freedom of others.

So, it is befitting that during the month of June, there will be several commemorations honoring the men and women of the World War II era, also known as “the Greatest Generation.”

One such commemoration will be the “D-Day and the road to Liberation” a Holocaust remembrance program to be held at 1 p.m. on June 7 at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, 20350 NE 26th Ave. in Aventura. The event will honor WWII veterans and Holocaust survivors, while commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.

Featured on the program will be a presentation by Michael Berenbaum, director of the Sigi Ziering Institute at American University, where he serves as a professor of Jewish Studies. He also is the author and editor of more than 20 books, numerous scholarly and newspaper articles.

In addition, Berenbaum is a museum and historical film development consultant. His work as co-producer of “One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissman Klein Story” was recognized with an Academy Award, an Emmy Award and a Cable Ace Award.

The event will also feature the screening of “Liberation,” a film that depicts the allied campaign to liberate Europe and Hitler’s genocidal campaign against the Jews. The documentary uses film footage, radio broadcasts and period music gathered from archives around the world. The compelling stories of the Jews of Europe and their unforgettable accounts of tragedy, courage, resistance and survival, are interwoven throughout the film.

The event is presented by Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus, the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and Jewish War Veterans.

For more information, call the Holocaust Memorial at 305-538-1663 or send an email to: info@holocaustMemorialMiamiBeach.org.

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The Sistah to Sistah Connection wants you to know about two upcoming events that will benefit both women and girls.

First, the organization will present Part III of the “Discover Your God-Given Spiritual Gifts” workshops from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6151 Miramar Parkway, Suite 204. The workshop series is entitled: “How to Fulfill your God-Given Purpose and Vision for your Life in 2015.”

At the workshop, women will learn how to determine what their purpose in life is, as well as how to get started on their passion to do something extraordinary in life.

Said Evangelist Gigi Rolle-Holloway of Sistah to Sistah Connection, “Please do not miss us on your spiritual breakthrough. We want you to prosper in the things of God and witness you flourish into God’s chosen women...”

If you go, bring your Bible, a clipboard, pen, and paper and please be on time.

Also, at noon on June 6, Sistah to Sistah Connection will present its Fourth Annual “Girl Power Forum” at 6151 Miramar Parkway, Suite 204.

The event is open to girls ages 7 -17. To register go to the website: www.Sistahtosistahconnection.com orsistahtosistahconnection@gmail.com. Lunch will be served.

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The delightful Miss Maud Newbold will be the guest speaker at St. Agnes Episcopal Church’s annual Feminine Emphasis Celebration, to be held at 10:45 a.m. on May 31. The theme is “Preparing Our Young Ladies to Take a Stand”.

If you go and have never heard Newbold speak, you are in for a treat. The event is being presented by the St. Agnes Chapter of the Episcopal Church women and its free and open to the public. The church is at 1750 NW Third Ave. in Overtown. The Rev. Denrick Rolle is the pastor.

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You are invited to a public Fireside discussion, to be help at 6 p.m. on May 30 at the Baha’i Center, 9300 S. Dixie HWY, Suite 209.

The presenter will be Dr. Hoda Hosseini of Broward and she will speak on the topic, “From Materialism to Spirituality.” In her talk, Hosseini will discuss the balance one has to find between the daily concerns and the desire to improve ones spiritual life, and how to help free the world from the darkness of materialism and human prejudices in order to be illumined with the light of God.

At 10:30 a.m. on May 31, the public is invited to an open, informal interfaith gathering for prayer and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served at both events. No money is solicited or collected at these events. Call 786-472-2240 for more information.

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The annual Blessing of the animals at Temple Beth Or will be from noon to 12:30 p.m. on June 13 at Temple Beth Or, 11715 SW 87th Ave.

Following the service, pet friendly activities will follow and will include a raffle with proceeds to be donated to the Greater Miami Humane society. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations to the Greater Miami Humane Society will be accepted.

Send all items at least two weeks in advance to Religion Notes, c/o Neighbors, 2000 NW 150th Ave., Suite 1105, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, fax it to 954-538-7018 or email bea.hines@gmail.com. Pictures are accepted but cannot be returned.

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