Thanks to the enthusiasm of a few high school students, the entire southern Israeli town of Yerucham, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s partnership city in Israel, has become crazy about robotics. And recently, the Yerucham High School Robotics Team, also known as the Y-Team, won the Judge’s Award at the 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition in St. Louis.
Attention teens! If you’re looking for a meaningful way to spend this summer, join the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and other teens from around Miami in Summer of Service.
In memory of their fellow bus mate, several participants on 2012’s Miami Mega Mission to Israel collected money to plant a few trees in Israel that has now become a fruitful and flourishing community space in Pardes Channa-Karkur.
In March 2013, 15 teenagers from Pardes Channa-Karkur, Israel, went on a 10-day trip to Ethiopia, on a mission called “Roots,” to gain a better understanding of the sacrifices and difficulties their parents and grandparents had to endure to give them a more prosperous life as Israelis. With financial support from the Pardes Channa Ethiopian Israeli Initiative of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the 16- and 17-year-old students traveled to the Gondar area of Ethiopia, where a majority of Ethiopian Jews make aliyah to Israel. Here are several photos chronicling their life-changing journey.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining with other Jewish organizations across America to ask Jewish individuals over 18 years of age and of all backgrounds and interests to participate in an important new intergenerational survey. Y
The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation takes great pride in the thousands of dedicated volunteers who committed their time and energy this year to make a difference.
From the Yiddish Theater and nickelodeons to Hollywood and Broadway, the Jewish people have made tremendous contributions to the world of entertainment. Through the month of May, Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) honors the Jewish fingerprint upon the nation’s popular culture.
Masa Israel Journey, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/Jewish Agency for Israel-funded program that brings post-college adults on transformative experiences through Israel has two new, five-month programs available that will ignite the passions of anyone with an interest in Judaic studies, Israel, organic living and wine—Israel Wine Experience and LaMidbar.
Join teens from around Miami-Dade County for Mitzvah Miami on Sunday, April 28, as they partner with J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish teens.
One hundred thirty local residents will assemble on March 28 and become part of a legacy that changed modern Jewish education, as they depart on the 25th annual March of the Living, a two-week journey to Poland and Israel.
More than six years ago, Miami’s Jewish community established a long-term partnership with the Israeli town of Yerucham, located in the Negev Desert. Michael Biton, Yerucham’s mayor, was recently in the U.S. and stopped in Miami to discuss the past five years of partnership and what’s ahead for the Miami-Yerucham connection.
Amy Hirshberg Lederman is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, author, Jewish educator, public speaker, and attorney.
Hundreds of South Floridians will gather at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Sunday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).
More than 700 children in Miami’s early childhood institutions are now participating in the PJ Library Goes to School program, which brings stories of Jewish values and holiday traditions to children in their classrooms. PJ Library is funded in partnership with The Harold Grinspoon Foundation and made possible for Miami’s community thanks to the generosity of the Blank Family Foundation.
Job seekers interested in attending short-term programs that will enable them to upgrade their skills and become more marketable may apply for training grants through ParnossahWorks Miami, a partnership between Jewish Community Services of South Florida and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation that helps job seekers gain immediate access to available job opportunities.
In preparation for Super Sunday on March 10, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Youth Ambassadors are planning, collecting and rallying at their schools for Miami’s largest annual Jewish community phonathon.
This year, Miami’s largest annual Jewish community phonathon will be more social than ever, as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation celebrates its 75th and Israel’s 65th birthdays with tweets, hashtags, check-ins and status updates at Super Sunday.
Super Sunday, the Miami Jewish community’s largest annual fundraising phonathon, was energized this year by a significant increase in the amount of money pledged to the 2013 Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.