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The Claims Conference Helps Holocaust Survivors

The Claims Conference Helps Holocaust Survivors

The Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) has secured an additional $500 million above previously announced levels for 2016-2018.Helping the tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors in need around the globe is a critical priority of Jewish Federations across North America.

Fostering a Safe and Secure Jewish Community in Miami

Fostering a Safe and Secure Jewish Community in Miami

To help foster a safe and secure Jewish community environment in Miami-Dade County, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has hired a Community Security Director. Brenda Moxley is a retired Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Division, FBI.

Federation Selected 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

Federation Selected 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

Federation elected Amy N. Dean to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Scheck to serve as Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2016. Federation also selected a full slate of 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors Members during its recent Annual Meeting, and honored outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin.

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka Baking and Bimbas

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka Baking and Bimbas

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka baking and Bimbas: participants on the 2016 Summer Family Mission encountered all three over the past week traveling through Israel. Mission participants met with members of the Y-Team, a championship robotics group from Yerucham, Federation’s partnership city in the Negev.

Federation and Overseas Partners Provided Necessities to More than 8,000 Jews in the Ukraine

Federation and Overseas Partners Provided Necessities to More than 8,000 Jews in the Ukraine

Federation and its overseas partners have provided more than 8,000 Jews in the Ukraine with food, medicine, medical care, clothing, housing subsidies, post-trauma care, and Jewish community connections since armed conflict erupted in the region over the past two years. Nearly 10,000 people in the region have died, and inflation and unemployment have skyrocketed, leaving those once independent now struggling to cope.

Federation’s Investment Committee Chair Led the Inaugural Israel Investment Summit

Federation’s Investment Committee Chair Led the Inaugural Israel Investment Summit

In 2013, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation became the first Jewish community in the U.S. to invest directly in Israeli public equities as part of its endowment portfolio, and other communities have since followed Miami’s lead.

Participants Enjoy a Variety of Experiences on the 2016 Summer Family Mission to Israel

Participants Enjoy a Variety of Experiences on the 2016 Summer Family Mission to Israel

B’nai Mitzvahs in Jerusalem, wine tasting in Kiryat Tivon, ATV rides, rafting down the Jordan River, dinner in a Bedouin tent, a traditional Ethiopian lunch and dance performance in Pardes Channa-Karkur, sunset burgers and beers in Tel Aviv, taking in history at Independence Hall, and a visit to the Yitzhak Rabin Center…participants on the 2016 Summer Family Mission to Israel experienced it all and then some on their 10 day journey through our spiritual homeland.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement on Elie Wiesel

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement on Elie Wiesel

The following statement was issued by Amy Dean, Chair of the Board, and Jacob Solomon, President and CEO of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation:

Amy N. Dean, Jeffrey Scheck Elected to Lead Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Amy N. Dean, Jeffrey Scheck Elected to Lead Greater Miami Jewish Federation

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation elected Amy N. Dean to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Scheck to serve as Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2016.

Keep Up with the Latest News and Events from PJ Library of Miami

Keep Up with the Latest News and Events from PJ Library of Miami

Moms, dads and grandparents can keep up with the latest news and events from PJ Library of Miami, thanks to a new Facebook page created just for them.

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is seeking compassionate, helpful people to join the 2016 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT) and assist our community in case of a disaster.

Federation Expands List of Funded Organizations

Federation Expands List of Funded Organizations

Five local organizations have joined Federation’s family of partner agencies receiving funding from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign for 2016-2017.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement Regarding Orlando Mass Killing

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement Regarding Orlando Mass Killing

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we express our collective feelings of anguish and outrage at the horrific and hateful attack which took place in the overnight hours between Saturday night, June 11 and Sunday morning, June 12 in Orlando.

Federation’s Cuba Mission Explores Surviving Cuban Jewish Community

Federation’s Cuba Mission Explores Surviving Cuban Jewish Community

Last week, 35 leaders from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation traveled to Cuba to experience the island’s Jewish community firsthand.

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

On Wednesday, June 8, Israeli police reported a terrorist attack by at least two individuals using automatic weapons at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv’s Commercial District. Four people were killed and at least six others were wounded before the gunmen were neutralized and arrested. An accomplice was later arrested, as well.

Copy of A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

Copy of A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

As we prepare to celebrate Shavuot – commemorating the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people – it’s wonderful to know that your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign is bringing other Jews closer to their heritage.

JWorks Miami: Free Resources for Businesses

JWorks Miami: Free Resources for Businesses

Attention, employers! Are you looking for qualified candidates to help grow your business? JWorks Miami is a community employment program provided through a partnership of Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, and offered at no cost to local employers and Jewish job-seekers.

Jewish Teen Life Thriving in Former Soviet Union

Jewish Teen Life Thriving in Former Soviet Union

Despite the hardships of growing up in the war-torn areas of the former Soviet Union, teens in cities across the region are coming together to celebrate their Judaism. Federation’s overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), has prioritized supporting Jewish teen life around the world.

Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Many of us have the privilege of looking back fondly on our summers at Jewish overnight camp and all they provided: the friendships, the self-discovery, and often, the spark for our Jewish pride.

A Great New Website for Volunteerism

A Great New Website for Volunteerism

Summer is a great time to do something good for others, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center has a brand-new website to help you get started!

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