To rejoice its founding in 1972 by the late Rabbi Morris Kipper, Jewish Nationwide Fund-USA’s Alexander Muss Excessive Faculty in Israel (Muss) will host a celebratory gala at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Middle, 20400 NE thirtieth Ave. The occasion will convey native Muss alumni, former educators, and South Florida-area philanthropists collectively to commemorate the college’s fiftieth anniversary and acknowledge its success, which has served over 35,000 highschool college students, together with 10,000 from the South Florida area.
“Rabbi Kipper’s imaginative and prescient of the Excessive Faculty in Israel program was to attach Jewish college students to the land of Israel and the journey of the Jewish Folks,” Dr. Lenore C. Kipper says. “Utilizing an modern method that mixed severe research and experiential studying, he believed that this program would strengthen Jewish id at a vital time within the lives of younger individuals and inculcate a dedication to Judaism and Israel. Our household is grateful that Muss has survived and thrived for 50 years with the help of so many neighborhood leaders and alumni. His imaginative and prescient has made an everlasting influence on Jewish continuity. Might it develop from era to era, l’dor vador.”
The festive reception may even characteristic remarks from the previous Dean of Israel research, David Mitchell; Ron and Bob Werner; and Muss alumna Rabbi Lauren Berkun, in addition to performances by the Aventura Turnberry & HaZamir Jewish Youth Choirs. Moreover, a Miami-Dade County official will current a certificates proclaiming Nov. 13 as Alexander Muss Excessive Faculty in Israel Day.
“The founding of Muss was a revolutionary thought,” Rabbi Greg Litcofsky says, a Muss alumnus who now serves as JNF-USA’s Government Director, Recruitment and Partnerships, AMHSI. “From its days below the management of the Better Miami Jewish Federation to being renamed the Alexander Muss Excessive Faculty in Israel, and right now, being part of Jewish Nationwide Fund-USA, we’re persevering with to appreciate Rabbi Kipper’s dream and connecting 1000’s of American Jewish youngsters to their ancestral land and religion.”
To RSVP, go to https://www.jnf.org/events-landing-pages/sfl-amhsi-anniversary-gala.