Join us for a delicious conversation with Elise Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, the husband and wife co-authors of The Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook.

The Berk­shire hills of west­ern Mass­a­chu­setts are famous for their unique cul­ture, from scenic views to artis­tic and lit­er­ary attrac­tions. But in addi­tion to the region’s clas­sic land­marks, the Berk­shires also boasts an impres­sive num­ber of fam­i­ly-run farms. The Berk­shires Farm Table Cookbook offers 125 recipes to recall the mag­ic of the Berk­shire region. Although focus­ing on one region, the sto­ries of the area’s farm­ers and chefs, and the recipes, extend well beyond the Berkshires.

Click Here to visit the MBJCC web page on Books & Books to purchase your copy of this fabulous cookbook. Makes a great gift!




Total Meditation: Practices In Living the Awakened Life

With guest host Nadia Bilchik, CNN Editorial Producer

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there.”

For the last thirty years, Deepak Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution in the West. His new book Total Meditation offers a complete exploration and reinterpretation of the physical, mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual benefits that this practice can bring.

Join New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra as he guides you on how to wake up to new levels of awareness that will ultimately cultivate a clear vision, heal suffering in your mind and body, and help recover who you really are.

Dr. Chopra will be leading a short meditation.

Presented in partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium


Announcing the First-Ever Florida JCCs Jewish Book Fest
Coming Your Way this October!
Ticket links and details to be announced soon!

Join the Miami Beach JCC Arts & Culture Facebook Group

Our Arts & Culture team is working on putting together some exciting virtual events, including music concerts, film screenings and discussions for online audiences, as well as classes, book groups, and other virtual learning experiences. Stay tuned for more details!

MBJCC Duplicate Bridge Players
Click here to learn how to play bridge online (Bridge Base Online = BBO). This link answers your questions on how to hook up with BBO. You will be able to 18 boards, no time limit and receive master points if you have an ACBL player number. At the same time, the MBJCC will receive a portion of your entry fee. A wonderful way to keep playing duplicate bridge while keeping social distancing.


Special Speaker: Gerald Posner

Virtual Literary Event: Andrew Gross

Virtual Piano Concert with Alan Mason

Museum Tours:
British Museum, London
Guggenheim Museum, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Bridge Links:

Mah Jongg App:
Real Mah Jongg

Cooking Up Nutrition with Kara Burnstine of Nutrition Your Weigh, Inc.
Facebook Cooking Demo – Raw cacao energy bites
Facebook Cooking Demo – Cauliflower berry delish smoothie
Facebook Cooking Demo – Creamy cilantro dressing
Facebook Cooking Demo – Guacamame

American Jewish University B’Yachad Together
As the world faces an unprecedented public health crisis, we are pleased to launch B’YachadTogether: Spirited by American Jewish University. This is our new online portal that will serve the AJU community. B’YachadTogether offers immersive experiential learning to drive dynamic Jewish journeys, captures and delivers the insights of our faculty and friends, and convenes our diverse and inclusive community to advance ideas, dialogue and debate.

Miami Jewish Film Festival & Menemsha Films
Even on the darkest of days a little bit of art can shine like a beacon, lifting spirits and bringing joy. So it is with excitement that we announce a new partnership with Menemsha Films, a prestigious US distributor specializing in Jewish and Israeli cinema, which will offer a wonderful way to experience the best of world cinema from your home while you take care of yourself and your family. Through this partnership, South Florida movie lovers are given the opportunity to stream the entirety of Menemsha Films catalog online for $.99 to rent or $4.99 to own on Amazon or iTunes.

Miami Jewish Film Festival Netflix and Chill
If you are staying inside and need some diversion, now is the perfect time to browse online all the MJFF films available to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Youtube. With more than 50 movies to choose from, you can take this time to catch up on all the films you may have missed at our past Festival editions or discover them all over again. Visit our website for a complete list of films streaming now. Click play, sit back, and enjoy!

Unpacked for Educators
Award-winning films paired with cutting-edge educational resources to create the perfect program. Choose the topic and length that works for you and enjoy a meaningful program in any educational setting.

Theater Ted Talks:
“WHY I DO THEATRE” it is an instructor at the Michael Howard Studios, in London with Patsy Rodenberg.  This lecture is about 6 and a half minutes long.  It discusses why Theater is important to a society, and more it may give you a glimpse at why Actors, Directors, and Producers are so passionate about creating Theater.
“WHY LIVE THEATRE MATTERS”  This video is about why “Live Performing Arts” are important to a society. He gives a sobering view of some of the issues facing live performing arts, especially when so many of us are using technology to receive our entertainment and communications. Why do you feel the Live Performing Arts are important to our society?  Why do they need to be supported?
Julie Taymor is a famous Tony Award-winning Director from Broadway.  She talks about what is her process by figuring out the “Essence” of a specific piece of literature and how she creates from knowing this essence.
David Binder is a major Broadway Producer.  Last summer he found himself in a small Australian Neighborhood, watching locals dance and perform on their lawns — and he loved it!  This is just one of the new ways Theater is being brought to an audience.  Arts Festivals are sprouting up all over the world.  Two of the biggest are the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland (founded before WWII), the Avignon Festival in France (founded in 1947), and the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX.  The August 2020 Trip that I have planned for London and Scotland is going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Tattoo.  These festivals are where new work is being flushed out before it makes its way to the big stages of Broadway.  David Brinder’s Ted Talk is about some of these festivals and how art is transformative.