Saturday, February 2, 6-8pm. FREE - Please join Next Families for a party to celebrate the release of the groundbreaking book, The Purim Superhero at Next@19th. The Purim Superhero is a children's book about conviction, courage, space aliens, and a Jewish family with two dads. Published by Kar-Ben Publishing, an award-winning publisher of Jewish children's books, the story is the winner of a Keshet writing competition that inspired manuscripts from around the world. The Purim Superhero is the first ever LGBT-inclusive Jewish children's book in English. For ages 4-9, Grades: Pre K-3, 32 pages. The celebration will include Havdallah, dinner, a reading of the book, live music and a mitzvah project of creating Purim gift baskets, mishloach manot, for the Kosher Food Bank of Jewish Community Services.
Next@19th’s New Sanhedrin is a modern system of argument based on the principles of the original Sanhedrin of the early Rabbis. Programs address today’s most challenging issues. All are welcome: come vote with their feet, moving from side to side as the arguments progress.
Thursday – Sunday, February 14 - 17
Thursday, February 14, 7pm
Y-Love will also be featured on a panel about Jews in Hip Hop along with Miami Hip Hop artists Seth "Brimstone" Schere, DJ Trails (Hip Hop Elements), Diwon and others.
Saturday, February 16, 8pm
Y-Love is a Los Angeles-based African-American Jewish gay hip-hop artist. An Orthodox Jew, Y-Love was formerly Hassidic. He rhymes in a mixture of English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic, Latin and Aramaic, often covering social, political and religious themes. Guava Rugelach Lounge programs are presented under the palms in our outdoor lounge setting. Refreshments always available including our Guava Rugelach cocktail featuring L'Chaim Vodka and the best guava rugelach pastries you'll ever taste!
Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for students, seniors and artists and may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800-838-3006.
Saturday & Sunday, March 2-3
Saturday, March 2, 6pm
Saturday, March 2, 8pm
Virtuoso Klezmer violinist, Alicia Svigals presents an evening exploring Klezmer - its sound, its history and its culture – with some help from some local fiddlers and other musicians.
at the Coral Gables Art Cinema and the Miami International Film Festival
Sunday, March 3, 4:30pm
A silent film, The Yellow Ticket features an original score by klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals (co-founder of The Klezmatics) for the silent film starring femme fatale Pola Negri. In addition to violin and vocals by Svigals—considered by many to be the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler—the concert/screening includes piano by Canadian virtuoso Marilyn Lerner whose work spans the worlds of jazz improvisation, klezmer, and 20th century classical music. The Yellow Ticket (1918), the first film to explore antisemitism in Imperial Russia, portrays the story of a young Jewish woman who hides her identity to study medicine in St. Petersburg. Coerced into prostitution to pay the rent, Lea is saved by a beloved professor with a secret of his own.
Saturday, March 23, 8pm - call Next@19th office at 305-542-7732 for more info.
Wednesday, April 10, 7pm
Saturday, April 13, 9pm
Next@19th and Temple Israel present spoken word diva, Vanessa Hidary, known for her bold and frank reflections on intercultural Jewish identity, experience and community.
Saturday, April 20, 8pm
Performer Frannie Sheridan (co-writer of The Waltonsteins (IRT'96), author of Confessions Of A Jewish Shiksa...Dancing On Hitler's Grave!) presents her latest work, The H Word. The piece is a culturally diverse collection of living stories from 2nd and 3rd generation survivors of the Holocaust, and other attempted extermination of an ethnic, or sexual group, shining light on the common thread, that each and every act of genocide has been predicated on the premise that the victims weren't really human so it was okay to treat them as less than human, with a focus on resilience of spirit, passion for indigenous culture, soulful food and humor.