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Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Applications are now open for Federation 2021 Jewish Incubator Grants, which will support nonprofits that develop unique programs to impact Jewish life in Miami.
Continue to Support Your Local Jewish Institutions

Continue to Support Your Local Jewish Institutions

Since the pandemic began, Federation has distributed $4 milion in emergency grants to individuals and institutions throughout our Jewish community. However, the organizations we rely on to sustain Jewish life depend on all of us to survive.
This is Exactly Why Federation Exists

This is Exactly Why Federation Exists

In an uncertain world, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is providing much certainty. The human impact of the COVID-19 crisis is tremendous.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Celebrates the Historic Israel-United Arab Emirates Agreement

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Celebrates the Historic Israel-United Arab Emirates Agreement

August 13, 2020 - The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council celebrate the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This diplomatic breakthrough includes the establishment of reciprocal embassies and formalization of several bilateral agreements in mutually beneficial areas ranging in scope from security to technology and from healthcare to the environment. We hope and pray that this leads to similar normalization and peaceful diplomacy with neighboring Arab countries, with the fervent belief that it is only through such commitment that the region and the world will achieve a durable, just and lasting resolution to the conflict in the Middle East.
Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.
Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.
Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve The Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve The Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.
Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel is helping the most vulnerable older adults in Israel cope with the pandemic. Residents of Amigour, a housing community supported by The Jewish Agency, are receiving food, other necessities and emotional support. For Etya Papugayev, the help has been a lifeline.
Federation Helps Provide PPE at Miami Jewish Health

Federation Helps Provide PPE at Miami Jewish Health

With $165,000 in grants from Federation and in-kind donations from individual donors, local agencies Miami Jewish Health and Jewish Community Services of South Florida have been able to secure additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to enhance the safety and well-being of frontline healthcare workers and social workers while on the job.
Emergency Loan Fund Helps Struggling Jewish Communities Around the World

Emergency Loan Fund Helps Struggling Jewish Communities Around the World

Federation long-standing overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, created a COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis, an emergency initiative that helps Jewish institutions around the world bridge immediate gaps in cash flow amid the pandemic.
Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Support Community

Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Support Community

As the pandemic has dramatically changed the world, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, through its Coronavirus Response Task Force, has mobilized the financial resources to provide immediate help to the most vulnerable.
Make Your Voice Heard by Voting

Make Your Voice Heard by Voting

Primary election day is approaching on August 18 and our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) wants to keep you informed on the key issues and political races.
Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Federation is now accepting applications for its 2021 Jewish Incubator Grants, which will support nonprofits that strengthen Miami’s Jewish community through innovative and impactful programs.
Federation Offers Second Kosher Drive-Thru Food Distribution

Federation Offers Second Kosher Drive-Thru Food Distribution

In response to food insecurity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is sponsoring another Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Wednesday, July 29, 9-11 a.m. at Federation headquarters, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard.
Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance Helps Build an Inclusive Jewish Community

Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance Helps Build an Inclusive Jewish Community

With the idea to build a more inclusive Jewish community, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation recently launched Miami.JewishAbilities.org, a user-friendly gateway that links individuals with disabilities and their families to services, support and resources. This website — the first of its kind in Miami — developed out of a grassroots effort to meet a community need.
Miami-Yerucham Partnership Provides Tablets for Yerucham’s Older Adults

Miami-Yerucham Partnership Provides Tablets for Yerucham’s Older Adults

Federation emergency grants distributed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are helping older adults living in our partner city of Yerucham, Israel connect with family and friends.
Mishkan Miami Offers Free Jewish Community Bereavement Support Workshop

Mishkan Miami Offers Free Jewish Community Bereavement Support Workshop

Perhaps you or someone you know has lost a friend or loved one? How do you cope with losses during this strange time?
Frontier Israel Offers Gap Semester to College Freshmen and Sophmores

Frontier Israel Offers Gap Semester to College Freshmen and Sophmores

In the wake of the pandemic, Federation partner agency the Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education has created a gap year semester program aimed at incoming college freshman and rising sophomores attending US higher learning institutions.
A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council: A Critical Moment

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council: A Critical Moment

July 16, 2020 – This is a critical moment for our country. We find ourselves in the midst of a deadly pandemic, global economic strife and an alarming level of toxic polarization that threatens the very fabric of our society. In addition, we are at the same time also facing unprecedented levels of anti-Semitism and an increase in anti-Semitic sentiments from both sides of the political spectrum.
Community Effort Provides Kosher Breakfast and Lunch for Miami Schoolchildren

Community Effort Provides Kosher Breakfast and Lunch for Miami Schoolchildren

As families continue to feel the impact of the pandemic, the Jewish community is helping fight food insecurity.
L’Shanah Tovah 5781!

L’Shanah Tovah 5781!

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we extend our warmest wishes to you and your family for a sweet New Year.

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Helping Local Synagogues

Helping Local Synagogues

Federation knows the significance of our community’s spiritual response to the COVID-19 crisis, especially as we approach the high holidays.

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Helping Israeli Women

Helping Israeli Women

Your donations to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign helped Federation provide emergency grants to three Israeli nonprofits supporting women and children, which are experiencing an increased demand since the beginning of the pandemic.

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A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Regarding Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Regarding Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council applaud the normalization of relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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