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March of the Living Celebrating 25th Anniversary as a Global Phenomenon with Miami Roots

March of the Living Celebrating 25th Anniversary as a Global Phenomenon with Miami Roots

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.

A Q&A with Yerucham Mayor Michael Biton

A Q&A with Yerucham Mayor Michael Biton

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

Amy Hirshberg Lederman

Amy Hirshberg Lederman is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, author, Jewish educator, public speaker, and attorney.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration April 7

Yom HaShoah Commemoration April 7

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).

Training Grants Available Through ParnossahWorks Miami

Training Grants Available Through ParnossahWorks Miami

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.

Federation's Youth Ambassadors Get Ready for Super Sunday!

Federation's Youth Ambassadors Get Ready for Super Sunday!

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.

Super Sunday Goes Social in 2013

Super Sunday Goes Social in 2013

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.

Community Answers the Call on Super Sunday

Community Answers the Call on 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.

Volunteer Opportunities Abound Through the Jewish Volunteer Center

Volunteer Opportunities Abound Through the Jewish Volunteer Center

The Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the central clearinghouse for volunteerism in Miami’s Jewish community, is always looking for individuals, families and groups who would like to get involved and help local nonprofit organizations.

Federation Support Helping Impoverished Seniors in Former Soviet Union

Federation Support Helping Impoverished Seniors in Former Soviet Union

Imagine being frail, elderly and destitute, suffering from illness and isolation, and struggling to survive under some of the most adverse social, political, economic and climatic conditions in the world. That is the very real situation faced by people throughout the former Soviet Union (FSU) each day.

Nominations Sought for 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award

Nominations Sought for 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award. This annual award recognizes and honors the efforts of people in Miami’s Jewish community who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and improving the world through volunteerism.

Federation Launches “Mission Mosaic” Journey to Israel Nov. 3-10

Federation Launches “Mission Mosaic” Journey to Israel Nov. 3-10

Members of Miami’s Jewish community have a new opportunity to experience the mosaic that is Israel by joining the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Mission Mosaic, November 3 through November 10, 2013.

Chad Bernstein, Musician

Chad Bernstein, Musician

Chad Bernstein is one of South Florida’s premier Latin, jazz and funk musicians, and plays with the Latin Grammy-nominated Spam Allstars and the band, ¡Suénalo!

Gift of Israel Matches Funds to Make Israel Experiences Possible

Gift of Israel Matches Funds to Make Israel Experiences Possible

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and participating synagogues have established the Gift of Israel Savings Program, formerly known as Passport to Israel. The program enables families to begin saving early for their child’s Israel experience – and enjoy the benefit of matching-dollar grants from community.

Mission Brings Ethiopian-Israeli Teens Back to Their 'Roots'

Mission Brings Ethiopian-Israeli Teens Back to Their 'Roots'

This March, 15 Ethiopian-Israeli teenagers from Pardes Channa-Karkur will embark on a 10-day journey called “Roots,” taking them to Ethiopia and allowing them to witness the reality of life in the African nation. They will gain a better understanding of the sacrifices and difficulties their parents and grandparents had to endure, enabling them to become Israelis.

Holocaust Education Month to Present Films, Lectures and Education Programs Throughout Miami-Dade

Holocaust Education Month to Present Films, Lectures and Education Programs Throughout Miami-Dade

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will present a series of diverse and informative programs, free of charge, throughout the month of February, as it sponsors its Holocaust Education Month at various locations throughout Miami-Dade County.

Honor the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with  “A Day On, Not a Day Off”

Honor the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with
“A Day On, Not a Day Off”

Join volunteers from around Miami on Monday, January 21, to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” a day of service that will transform Madison Middle School with the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Act Now: IRA Charitable Rollover Reinstated

Act Now: IRA Charitable Rollover Reinstated

The new American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law by President Obama on January 1, 2013, has tax benefits for people with Individual Retirement Accounts making distributions to charities before February 1. Federation General Campaign Chair Robert G. Berrin and Foundation Chair John M. Bussel sent this message to members of Miami’s Jewish community with details.

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