The Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council and its umbrella organization, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, have worked to counter anti-Israel divestment efforts in several Christian churches. At the end of June, leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will consider a report that calls for divestment from three companies for their sales to Israel. Click here to raise your voice against these efforts.
This summer, the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will be offering a wide range of service programs for teenagers ages 12 through 18 as a part of the new Teen Summer of Service program. Teenagers will have the opportunity to assist the elderly, serve as assistant teachers, provide food to those in need, work at summer camps, or even travel to Boston, Chicago, DC or Israel.
“Transitions in Life and Beyond” is the theme of the 17th Annual Conference on Ministering to the Elderly, being presented by The Jewish Chaplaincy Program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, in collaboration with Miami Jewish Health Systems and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, taking place on May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 5200 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami.
As the Greater Miami Jewish Federation reaches a milestone anniversary, leaders of old and new will gather to honor the past and pave the way for the future at the 75th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 31. The kosher buffet luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Five outstanding leaders will be honored for their service to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and to Miami’s Jewish community when Federation presents its annual leadership awards at its 74th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 31.
Judy Gilbert-Gould was a very young girl on May 7, 1938 when her father, Stanley C. Myers, of blessed memory, and a small group of Jewish Miamians gathered at a local home to create what would later be known as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host its 2012 Spring Seminar on Tuesday, May 8 at Temple Israel, 137 NE 19 Street, Miami. The keynote speaker will be attorney Charles A. Lowenhaupt, an advisor to high-net-worth families around the world.
All eyes are on Miami Mega Mission Israel 2012 as the largest Jewish community mission in more than a decade journeys to sites across our spiritual homeland. Click here for links to all the media coverage from reporters in Miami, in Israel and more.
Just 17 days remain until Sunday, April 22, the day the El Al charter plane departs Miami International Airport, taking 400 Miami Mega Mission participants to Israel – and joining more than 300 more in our spiritual homeland for the journey of a lifetime.
If you’re one of the 700 members of Miami Jewish community participating in the Miami Mega Mission to Israel, don’t miss the orientation session on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard.
Another 20 compassionate volunteers have graduated from Refuat Ha-Nefesh, the Jewish Spiritual Care Visiting Program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Jewish Chaplaincy Program and Jewish Volunteer Center.
Hundreds of members of our community will gather at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Sunday, April 15 in observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). Together, they will honor the memory of the six million Jewish people who perished at the hands of the Nazis and pay tribute to those who survived the horrors of the Holocaust.
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will hold its third annual anti-hunger Intergenerational Advocacy Seder, “Through a Different Lens,” on Tuesday, April 3, around the theme “Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat.”
We are shocked and outraged by the tragic terror attack that took place on the morning of March 19 at a Jewish school in southern France and has left at least four dead, including three young children.
What will the Jewish future look like? That is the question on many minds as people across our community work to ensure that Jewish traditions and values are passed on to the next generations. This video provides a bit of insight into how our children see their own future.
At the beginning of February, a sudden wave of dangerous winter weather gripped Eastern Europe and parts of the former Soviet Union. Thanks in part to yearly allocations from the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign, Federation’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was able to provide a lifeline of heat, food and medicine to those in need.
The Dow Jones Industrial average has surpassed 13,000 for the first time since May of 2008. With this exciting economic news, now is a great time to consider using appreciated securities to fund your philanthropy.
On Sunday, February 12, members of the community gathered to celebrate the topping out of the new Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center. The highly anticipated community landmark, which began construction on July 14, 2011, was on display for the first time during the ceremony and hard hat tours.
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.