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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.
Leave Your Legacy in the “Book of Life”

Leave Your Legacy in the “Book of Life”

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.
Jewish Volunteer Center Debuts New Website

Jewish Volunteer Center Debuts New Website

Now it’s easier than ever to match your desire to volunteer with the needs of local organizations, thanks to the all-new website, iVolunteer.JewishMiami.org, of Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center.
Federation Helps Argentine Jews

Federation Helps Argentine Jews

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.
Federation Supports a Partnership with a Community of Ethiopian-Israeli Residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur for Over a Decade

Federation Supports a Partnership with a Community of Ethiopian-Israeli Residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur for Over a Decade

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.
Building a Gojo

Building a Gojo

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.
Federation Leaders Witness Firsthand Community Dollars at Work

Federation Leaders Witness Firsthand Community Dollars at Work

“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.
Local Teen Shares Enthusiasm for Dentistry With Others

Local Teen Shares Enthusiasm for Dentistry With Others

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.
Largest French Aliyah Flight Lands in Israel

Largest French Aliyah Flight Lands in 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.
Russian-Speaking PJ Library Program Serves Miami’s Growing Russian Jewish Population

Russian-Speaking PJ Library Program Serves Miami’s Growing Russian Jewish Population

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.
The Making Miracle Babies Fund Provides Interest-Free Loans in Miami-Dade County

The Making Miracle Babies Fund Provides Interest-Free Loans in Miami-Dade County

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 for Cocktails and a Briefing

Join The Network for Cocktails and a Briefing

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.
Maccabi Games Take Place at the Jewish Community Centers in Miami

Maccabi Games Take Place at the Jewish Community Centers in Miami

With the Olympics only a few weeks away, international sports is on everyone’s minds, including those at the three Greater Miami Jewish Federation-funded Jewish community centers in Miami.
Jews from 20 Countries Travel to Rural Hungary to Attend Camp Szarvas this Summer

Jews from 20 Countries Travel to Rural Hungary to Attend Camp Szarvas this Summer

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.
Register Now for March of the Living

Register Now for March of the Living

Registration has opened for the Leo Martin March of the Living (LMMOL), April 8-23, 2018, an impactful educational program for teens studying the Holocaust.
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.
The Federation-Funded American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Provides Aid to Ecuador

The Federation-Funded American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Provides Aid to Ecuador

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

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.
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.
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.
The Sacred Jewish Conversation

The Sacred Jewish Conversation

Become a Sacred Jewish Conversation Facilitator and learn how to facilitate end of life discussions.

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Israel and Miami Come Together

Israel and Miami Come Together

Special needs children enjoy a multi-sensory environment at Miami Children’s Museum through a collaboration with Israel’s Beit Issie Shapiro.

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Hillel Program Helps Jewish College-Bound Students Transition to College

Hillel Program Helps Jewish College-Bound Students Transition to College

First-year college students can connect to Jewish life through JCollege Bound, a program offered by Hillel International.

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New to Miami

New to Miami

If you are new to Miami enroll in Shalom Miami, a Federation program to help you learn about Jewish Miami’s events, services, volunteer opportunities and more.

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