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.
More than 600 members of our Jewish community have already committed to include Federation or a Federation partner organization in their estate plan, representing more than $42 million in heartfelt commitments.
Since 2014, Argentina has faced an unemployment crisis, making it difficult for thousands to feed and provide homes for their families. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is delivering food to the country’s most economically depressed Jews through Mezonot, a program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Federation's overseas partner.
For more than a decade, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has supported a partnership with a community of Ethiopian-Israeli residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur, an Israeli city between Tel Aviv and Haifa.
A Gojo is a traditional Ethiopian structure used for community gatherings, and now with the support of Federation, Ethiopian-Israeli residents of Pardes Channa-Karkur, Israel, will have a Gojo of their own.
“I was amazed to see the cutting-edge nature of our programs,” said Federation General Campaign Chair Jeffrey Scheck, who recently returned from The Jewish Federations of North America’s Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission to Paris and Israel.
Aspiring dentist Jessica Schlaen, 17, recently shared her passion for good oral health by distributing teeth-cleaning supplies and teaching the importance of proper brushing with children in Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham, Israel.
More than 200 French Jews arrived in Israel Wednesday, July 20 aboard a special aliyah (immigration) flight organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, along with the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and Keren Hayesod-UIA.
Less than two years since its launch, Miami's Russian-Speaking PJ Library program has more than 300 subscribers from Northeast Dade’s Russian Jewish population. Like the original PJ Library program, participants ages 6 months through 8 years old receive free, monthly Jewish-themed books and music.
Miami’s own Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv are featured this week in a Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) story about a program they created in partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida to lower the financial obstacles to accessing fertility treatments and having a child.
Join The Network, Federation’s under 40 division, and AIPAC’s Miami Club on Thursday evening, July 21 for cocktails and a fascinating briefing on how the Jewish and African America communities are working together to advocate for Israel.
This summer, 1,300 young Jews from 20 countries are traveling to rural Hungary to attend Camp Szarvas, an annual program that merges the fun of sleepaway camp with the celebration of Jewish peoplehood.
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.
On April 16, a horrific earthquake hit Ecuador killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The Federation-funded American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was on the ground immediately working with partners and providing aid to those who needed it most.
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.
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.
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.
The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.