Wednesday, February 24, 2021
7:30 PM


Zoom Webinar


Registration Is Free

Webinar Sponsor:

Since we can’t all be in Florida, UJA is bringing Florida to Toronto!

Please join us for Northern Hospitality, as we view clips from The Last Resort, a documentary film about the vibrant Miami Beach community of Jewish retirees and the transformation of South Beach between the 1960s and 1980s.

Dara Solomon, Executive Director of the Ontario Jewish Archives, will have an intimate conversation with the film’s director and producer, Kareem Tabsch, who will share how this “shtetl on the beach” has been preserved through the remarkable collections of two young photographers who immersed themselves in the iconic South Beach of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

Kareem Tabsch,
Director, Producer, The Last Resort
Dara Solomon,
Executive Director, Ontario Jewish Archives and Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre
Hosted by UJA's 2021 Annual Campaign Chairs:
Leanne Matlow and Craig Walters
For more information, please contact Jennifer Hazan at


Kareem Tabsch, Director, Producer, The Last Resort

Kareem Tabsch is a documentary filmmaker. His filmmaking focuses on documenting that which exists on the fringes of mainstream society. His feature films include Mucho Mucho Amor (2020) and The Last Resort (2018). Tabsch’s work has been included at prestigious festivals like Sundance, SXSW, HotDocs, and been featured in outlets like The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR, among others. In 2020, Tabsch's film Mucho Mucho Amor was named one of the 20 essential Latino films by The New York Times. He is a recipient of the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship; was named a '40 under 40' documentary filmmaker by DocNYC, America's largest documentary film festival; and was the recipient of the Knight Arts Champion award for his contribution to South Florida's film culture. Tabsch is a first-generation American of Latino and Middle Eastern descent. He lives and works in Miami, Florida.

Dara Solomon, Executive Director, Ontario Jewish Archives and Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre

At the OJA and Neuberger, Dara has developed new partnerships and outreach initiatives to engage a broad public in the community’s Jewish heritage. Prior to joining UJA, Solomon was the Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) in San Francisco, where she was responsible for curating the museum’s inaugural exhibition seasons. Solomon holds an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Religion and Art History from University of Toronto.