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Israel Safe Haven for Olim from Ukraine and Germany

Israel Safe Haven for Olim from Ukraine and Germany

The Jewish Agency for Israel, one of Federation’s overseas partner agencies, recently helped 200 new immigrants relocate from Ukraine and Germany to Israel. In 2015, Ukraine was the second-largest source of aliyah, with some 7,000 olim (new immigrants) moving to Israel, compared to 2,000 just two years prior.

36 Miami Lions Attended International Lion of Judah Conference

36 Miami Lions Attended International Lion of Judah Conference

Thirty-six Miami Jewish women joined 1,300 others from around the world to celebrate the power of women’s philanthropy at the International Lion of Judah Conference, September 11-13 in Washington, D.C.

Diller Teen Fellows Accepting Applications

Diller Teen Fellows Accepting Applications

Do you know an incredible teen committed to serving the community? Federation-funded Diller Teen Fellows, an international, immersive leadership program operated by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a subsidiary agency of Federation, is seeking Jewish ninth- and 10th-graders from Miami-Dade County to participate in a 15-month pluralistic, informal Jewish educational program.

Spiritual Care Program Seeks Volunteers

Spiritual Care Program Seeks Volunteers

Looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Federation’s Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support and Jewish Volunteer Center present Refuat Ha-Nefesh Spiritual Care Program, a life-changing opportunity to bring comfort, spiritual solace and joy to people in need.

Participate in the High Holidays at Your Local Synagogue

Participate in the High Holidays at Your Local Synagogue

Looking for a synagogue? The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, together with 37 participating synagogues, are offering a limited number of tickets at no charge for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services through the High Holiday Welcome Program. Registration opens at noon on Monday, September 12.

Miami’s Three Jewish Community Centers Are Buzzing with Activity

Miami’s Three Jewish Community Centers Are Buzzing with Activity

From preschool and afterschool programs to adult education and much more, Miami’s three Jewish community centers are buzzing with activity! Last year, the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign provided more than $2.2 million in vital support to the Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Dade, the Miami Beach JCC, and the Dave & Mary Alper JCC in South Dade.

Sunset Over Miami Is a “Must” for Real Estate Pros

Sunset Over Miami Is a “Must” for Real Estate Pros

Real estate professionals, don’t miss the 19th Annual Sunset Over Miami, the highly popular networking event presented by Federation’s Real Estate Division.

Art Therapy for Holocaust Survivors Provides New Skills, New Friends

Art Therapy for Holocaust Survivors Provides New Skills, New Friends

Did you know Federation and our partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), have been supporting Argentina’s Jewish community for the past 15 years? Many of these families have such limited incomes that they are unable to provide financial support for their aging family members.

Argentina’s Jewish Senior Citizens Find a Home at LeDor VaDor

Argentina’s Jewish Senior Citizens Find a Home at LeDor VaDor

Did you know Federation and our partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), have been supporting Argentina’s Jewish community for the past 15 years? Many of these families have such limited incomes that they are unable to provide financial support for their aging family members.

Help PJ Library Fill Food Baskets for Local Seniors

Help PJ Library Fill Food Baskets for Local Seniors

With the High Holidays approaching, it’s important to make time for a mitzvah, especially one that can involve the children in your life. Join PJ Library at the annual Jewish Community Services (JCS) Milk & Honey event.

Florida’s Hillels Help College Students Sustain a Jewish Life

Florida’s Hillels Help College Students Sustain a Jewish Life

As Jewish students across Florida are returning to college campuses, Hillels are ready to welcome them back to Jewish life on campus. From Tallahassee to Tampa, from Gainesville to the Gables, the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign supports seven Hillels across Florida and countless more nationwide.

Join a Synagogue for the High Holidays

Join a Synagogue for the High Holidays

Are you looking for a spiritual connection this Jewish New Year? To help members of Miami’s Jewish community choose a place to worship, Federation and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami have compiled a directory of area synagogues.

Generous Donors Expand the Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund

Generous Donors Expand the Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund

Since 2014, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida have been working together to support the Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund. Started by Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv in honor of their son, the innovative loan fund empowers South Florida Jewish couples with fertility obstacles to pursue parenthood via In Vitro Fertilization.

Federation Welcomes First Miracle Baby!

Federation Welcomes First Miracle Baby!

Federation is thrilled to announce the birth of the very first Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund baby. Since 2014, Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida have worked together to support this innovative loan fund, started by Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv, in honor of their son, to empower South Florida Jewish couples with fertility obstacles to pursue parenthood via In Vitro Fertilization.

JVC Teen Leadership Preps for Day of Service

JVC Teen Leadership Preps for Day of Service

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC), Federation’s central clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities in Miami’s Jewish community, kicks off its teen volunteer program on Sunday, September 11. On the National Day of Service and Remembrance, young leaders will come together to plan volunteer programs for the year ahead, including JServe, the annual teen day of service that recruits more than 200 participants. The JVC offers opportunities year-round for volunteers of all ages to get involved. For more information, click here.

Yad Sarah Opens in Yerucham

Yad Sarah Opens in Yerucham

Since 2007, your donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign have helped Yerucham’s 10,000 residents on a daily basis. Most recently, through the Berlin Fund, Federation financed the build-out of a new Yad Sarah branch in Yerucham.

Celebrate Shabbat with The Network

Celebrate Shabbat with The Network

Enjoy a special evening hosted by The Network and community partners. Join Federation’s Under 40 connection, on Friday, September 9 for a Blue & White Community Shabbat Dinner at Temple Emanu-El. Schmooze with old friends and make new ones. Candle-lighting and services begin at 7 p.m. Prior to September 1, couvert is $36 (after which it is $45) and includes dinner, dessert and open wine bar. For more information, contact TheNetwork@gmjf.org or call 786.866.8446.

Election Season Support

Election Season Support

Election season is in full swing, and with that, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is ensuring our community is informed and engaged in the process.

Helping Mothers and Babies in Argentina

Helping Mothers and Babies in Argentina

Did you know Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population? As the country continues to struggle economically, many families are living below the poverty line, including pregnant women and those with young children.

NYLC Builds Bikes for Local Children

NYLC Builds Bikes for Local Children

Last week, nearly 200 members of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) joined together in Aventura for their annual retreat.

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