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Written by Miami Today on December 15, 2011
Jungle Island opens "Winter Wonder Island" with "HumAnimals," an interactive cirque production that combines stilt walkers, contortionists, dancers and acrobatic performances. During the second week of the event, camel rides on the island’s private beach, La Playa, are offered. Additionally, as a special gift for those who purchase a general admission ticket during the event, Jungle Island upgrades them to an annual passport for the park. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every day through Jan. 1. Camel rides from Dec. 26-Jan. 1. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Watson Island. Details: www.jungleisland.com.
Zoo Miami presents Zoo Lights, an eight-day series of holiday events with dozens of bright animal-shaped lights, holiday music, hot chocolate, camel and carousel rides. Included with admission is a pair of 3D glasses to enhance the light shows. 7-10 p.m. Event through Dec. 23. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. $5. Details: www.zoomiami.org.
The history and archeology of Temple Judaism and of early Christianity is presented by world-renowned scholars during a two-day symposium featuring James Charlesworth of Princeton Theological Seminary; Rabbi Lawrence Schiffman of Yeshiva University; Dan Bahat of Bar-Ilan University and leading archaeologist of Jerusalem; and Motti Aviam, leading archaeologist of the Galilee. Speakers address the Dead Sea Scrolls and how the Temple and spiritual life impacted the life of early Jews. 3:30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 18. 5:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Temple Emanu-El of Greater Miami, 1701 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $5 donation to attend. $50 reserved front-row seats. For security purposes, name is required in advance. Details: (305) 538-2503 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.tesobe.org.