To rejoice its founding in 1972 by the late Rabbi Morris Kipper, Jewish National 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 Heart, 20400 NE thirtieth Ave. The occasion will convey native Muss alumni, former educators, and South Florida-area philanthropists collectively to commemorate the varsity’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 Individuals,” Dr. Lenore C. Kipper says. “Utilizing an modern strategy 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 folks and inculcate a dedication to Judaism and Israel. Our household is grateful that Muss has survived and thrived for 50 years with the assist of so many group leaders and alumni. His imaginative and prescient has made a permanent impression on Jewish continuity. Could it develop from technology to technology, l’dor vador.”
The festive reception may even function 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 concept,” Rabbi Greg Litcofsky says, a Muss alumnus who now serves as JNF-USA’s Govt Director, Recruitment and Partnerships, AMHSI. “From its days beneath the management of the Larger Miami Jewish Federation to being renamed the Alexander Muss Excessive Faculty in Israel, and in the present day, being part of Jewish Nationwide Fund-USA, we’re persevering with to understand Rabbi Kipper’s dream and connecting 1000’s of American Jewish youngsters to their ancestral land and religion.”