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CHAI FI Offers Virtual Summer Experience

CHAI FI Offers Virtual Summer Experience

While the coronavirus pandemic has certainly changed summer plans, Jewish youth in Miami can still have fun through CHAI Fi.
Federation Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Helps Those in Need

Federation Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Helps Those in Need

Greater Miami Jewish Federation volunteers distributed boxes of free food with chicken, baked goods, fresh produce and other non-perishable items to 1,000 people during a Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Event last week.
Yerucham Robotics Team Members Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

Yerucham Robotics Team Members Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

Thanks to a Greater Miami Jewish Federation emergency grant to the Yerucham Science Center for its high school robotics team, professionals working with special populations in Israel now have transparent face shields to help keep them safe during the pandemic.
Be a Part of the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

Be a Part of the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise throughout Florida, doctors are hoping the convalescent blood plasma of recovered patients can help fight the virus.
Help Our Community Prepare for Hurricane Season

Help Our Community Prepare for Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the first day of Hurricane Season and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center is helping our community prepare for storms during a pandemic.
Federation Reaches Out to Local Institutions to Provide Creative Support Services for Holocaust Survivors

Federation Reaches Out to Local Institutions to Provide Creative Support Services for Holocaust Survivors

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation continues to prioritize the well-being of our community’s precious Holocaust Survivors. For the second year in a row, Federation has received The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care grant for Critical Support Services for Holocaust Survivors.
Federation To Host Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

Federation To Host Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

As part of our continuing efforts to help the community cope with the coronavirus pandemic, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will be hosting a drive-thru kosher food distribution on Thursday, June 18 at Federation Headquarters, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard.
COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop Olim From Immigrating to Israel

COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop Olim From Immigrating to Israel

It was a special day for 119 Ethiopian olim (immigrants) who recently arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport to begin their new life in Israel.
A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Murder of George Floyd

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Murder of George Floyd

May 31, 2020 – The Greater Miami Jewish Federation denounces the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, at the hands of police officers while he was handcuffed and helpless on the ground, pleading for his life. This death is yet another in a disturbingly long list of similar incidents and inexcusable injustices that have been perpetrated against African Americans across the United States. We call on people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and faiths to speak up now against the systemic racism that is a long-standing disgrace, for which we all share responsibility.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Elects New Board

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Elects New Board

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has elected long-time community leader Isaac K. “Ike” Fisher as Chair of the Board at its 82nd Annual Meeting, held on May 26 via Zoom.
JVC Brings Comfort During Coronavirus Crisis

JVC Brings Comfort During Coronavirus Crisis

Generous volunteers support Miami residents who have been impacted socially, financially, physically and psychologically by the coronavirus pandemic.
Become a Diller Teen Fellow

Become a Diller Teen Fellow

Do you know an extraordinary Miami teen entering 10th or 11th grade? Diller Teen Fellows, an international, innovative and immersive leadership program is seeking applications for its fall 2020-2021 cohort.
Women’s Philanthropy Celebrates Leadership at Annual Meeting and Installation

Women’s Philanthropy Celebrates Leadership at Annual Meeting and Installation

The current requirements of social distancing didn’t stop nearly 80 women from recently participating in the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy Annual Meeting and Installation.
#JBlendMiami Jewish Day Schools Thriving in New Online Learning Environment

#JBlendMiami Jewish Day Schools Thriving in New Online Learning Environment

Thanks to #JBlendMiami, an ongoing initiative developed by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a subsidiary of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, many Miami Jewish day schools found themselves ready and able to quickly pivot to the virtual space that has become the new normal in education due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Emergency Hotline Offers Guidance and Support

Emergency Hotline Offers Guidance and Support

Miami’s Jewish community is here to help. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency counseling, financial assistance, food, bereavement support, domestic abuse assistance or help facing other challenges, call 305.576.6550 for guidance and support.
An Important Message to the Community from  the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

An Important Message to the Community from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

As we have watched events unfold around the world over the last several weeks and now with the increasing concern regarding the COVID-19 in the United States and within our own communities, we are feeling the uncertainty and anxiety of the moment.
Be Part of the Jewish Community’s Response to Help Victims of the Nashville Tornadoes

Be Part of the Jewish Community’s Response to Help Victims of the Nashville Tornadoes

In the wake of the devastating tornadoes in Nashville, Tennessee that left more than 25 dead and hundreds homeless, Federation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist those affected.
Masa Israel Gives Young Adults a Chance to Experience Israel

Masa Israel Gives Young Adults a Chance to Experience Israel

Your donation to Federation helps make Israel experiences a reality for young adults. Masa Israel provides young adults ages 18-30 with immersive, life-changing journeys through an array of programs, including study abroad, internships and service-learning opportunities.
Jewish and African American Teens Advocate in Tallahassee

Jewish and African American Teens Advocate in Tallahassee

A delegation of Jewish and African American teens recently received an inside look at government in action.
Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise throughout Florida, doctors are hoping the convalescent blood plasma of recovered patients can help fight the virus.

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Yerucham Robotics Team Helps in the Fight Against COVID-19

Yerucham Robotics Team Helps in the Fight Against COVID-19

Thanks to a Greater Miami Jewish Federation emergency grant to the Yerucham Science Center for its high school robotics team, professionals working with special populations in Israel now have transparent face shields to help keep them safe during the pandemic.

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Federation Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Helps Those in Need

Federation Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Helps Those in Need

Greater Miami Jewish Federation volunteers distributed boxes of free food with chicken, baked goods, fresh produce and other non-perishable items to 1,000 people during a Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Event last week.

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Jewish Community Update

Jewish Community Update

The Federation offices have been closed now for 15 weeks – 105 days! – and yet the business of caring for our community has never stopped.

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