Career Up Now: Miami
October 19-22, 2017

To the Beach

Entrepreneurship, Art, Real Estate, Finance, and more 

Miami is a place of immense cultural diversity amidst its perfect beaches, nightlife, and immaculate weather.  In addition to all of what it is famed for, Miami also offers abundant career opportunities in its cultural melting pot of a professional network.  Within this ever-growing and eclectic city lies a deeply established Jewish community, one with a myriad of career opportunities, business innovation, and professional skills development through its tight-knit Jewish professional network.  


This 4 day experience is specifically designed to provide University of Florida and University of Miami students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the innovative Miami community and gain the critical skills and connections that top employers are looking for. Participating in this experience will help you on your path to personal and career advancement, as well as connect you to our Jewish ecosystem for a competitive advantage moving forward.



Gary Birnberg


JAMS Commercial Mediator and Arbitrator

Jonathan Fichman


President and CEO of C-Anax Ventures & Advisory

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Pamela Berkowsky


President, Blue Sapphire


Strategies, LLC

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Vladi Yurovsky

Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch

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Joanie Stein


Senior Tax Manager at Berkowitz Pollack & Brant

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Blake Janover


Founder at Multifamily.Loans

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Brad Sokol, CPA


Managing Partner at Sokol & Sokol, CPA, PA

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Sheryl Greenwald

Sam Berman Foundation |

Commercial Banking

Darin Schatzman, CPA, PRP


Senior Benefits Consultant at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

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Larry Genet

First Vice President at CBRE

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David Lerner

Founder & Consultant at MGMT Consulting Global, LLC

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Adam Green




Co-Founder, 777 Partners

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Brett Amron


Co-managing Partner at Bast Amron LLP

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Leonard Pinchuk


President & CEO at Innovia, LLC

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Carlos Canizares

Senior Advisor at Paradise Key Media

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Andrew H. Wolf



Independent Insurance Consultation and Evaluation

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Adam Yormack, Esq.




Principal Attorney

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5:00pm: Meet @ Hotel in Miami Beach

6:30-9:00pm: Heavy hors d'oeuvres, networking, panel discussion and facilitated conversation with Career Up Now industry leaders

Where: UM Hillel 

1100 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Dress: Business attire, tie is optional

9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Tour of Cambridge Innovation Center Miami and meetings with leading entrepreneurs

  • Where: CIC Miami: 1951 NW 7th Ave Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136

  • Dress: Business Casual

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Networking and lunch with Miami Jewish Federation’s “The Network”

  • Where: Miami Jewish Federation: 4200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137

  • Dress: Business Casual

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Free time in Miami

6:00 pm - late: Shabbat Services and dinner

  • Leave Hotel at 5:15 pm

  • Where: Temple Beth Shalom: 4144 Chase Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

  • Services 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Dress: Business Casual

  • Dinner: 5 host families have volunteered to have us for Shabbat dinner. You will be introduced to hosts at services and you will join them in their homes for a Shabbat meal

    • Dinner: 7:30 - late

9:00 am -10:30 am: Breakfast (optional)

  • Where: At hotel

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Giving Circle

  • Where: at hotel

  • Dress: Casual

12pm (noon) – 7:00 pm: Free time in Miami 

7:15 pm – 9:00 pm: Havdallah and Dinner

Where: The Wynwood Yard: 56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL 33127

Dress: Casual

9:00 am-10:30 am:

A Conversation with Leonard Pinchuk

  • Where: The Hotel

  • Dress: Casual

10:30 am-11:30 am: 

Debriefing and Goodbyes