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Surfside collapse: ‘Console the Soul’ interfaith event is Thursday (in-person & virtual)

In the wake of the Surfside building collapse, Temple Emanu-El Cultural Arts Center and Miami Beach Music Festival Orchestra will be hosting an interfaith musical gathering on Thursday, July 8, from 8-9:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Ave.

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All are welcome to attend the evening, which will feature soothing orchestral and vocal classical music along with inspirational texts from community leaders including Rabbi Marc Philippe (Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El), the Rev. Juan J. Sosa (Pastor of St. Joseph Church Miami Beach), Rabbi Fred Klein (Greater Miami Jewish Federation), and Timothy P. Carr (All Souls’ Episcopal Church).

Monetary donations will be collected to provide relief to the victims and families of the tragedy through the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The federation and its partners are also providing financial assistance, chaplaincy support, crisis counseling, and social services to those impacted by the tragedy. At this time, physical goods are not being accepted.

This musical gathering is free and open to all. Please RSVP at this link to reserve seats. The gathering will also be available via livestreaming at

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