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Federation-Supported Hillels Stay Connected to Students Despite Pandemic

Federation-Supported Hillels Stay Connected to Students Despite Pandemic

Since classes began in August, Hillel’s two Miami-based chapters, Hillel at the University of Miami (UM) and Hillel at Florida International University (FIU) have created unique programs to inform, inspire and unite students attending live classes on campus and virtual classes from home.
Need-based Scholarships Available for Jewish Summer Camp

Need-based Scholarships Available for Jewish Summer Camp

Now more than ever, Jewish overnight camp is a critical part of strengthening a child’s religious identity and solidifying their commitment to a Jewish future.
Documentary Film Tells the Story of the Jews of Shanghai

Documentary Film Tells the Story of the Jews of Shanghai

As incidents of anti-Semitism continue to rise and new studies document a growing lack of knowledge about the Holocaust, Federation’s work educating our community is more important than ever.
In an uncertain world... We are providing much certainty.

In an uncertain world... We are providing much certainty.

In an uncertain world...We are providing much certainty.
Commemorate Kristallnacht Virtually, as Part of Holocaust Education Week

Commemorate Kristallnacht Virtually, as Part of Holocaust Education Week

Join our community for a virtual commemoration of Kristallnacht on Monday, November 9 at 7pm. Hear eyewitness testimony from Kristallnacht Survivor Herbert Karliner, pay tribute to Holocaust victims and honor the resilience of Survivors.
Shalom Bayit Provides Help to Domestic Abuse Survivors

Shalom Bayit Provides Help to Domestic Abuse Survivors

Domestic violence can impact anyone, regardless of religion, age, gender, education or economic status. Federation, working with our primary human service partner agency Jewish Community Services (JCS) of South Florida, is assisting survivors of domestic abuse through Shalom Bayit. Translated as “peace in the home,” the program provides short- and long-term help so families can live a life free of fear.
More than 1,000 Women Come Together Online for The Women’s Event

More than 1,000 Women Come Together Online for The Women’s Event

"There is no future without our past." Spoken word artist Vanessa Hidary, the “Hebrew Mamita,” shared these powerful words during her surprise performance at yesterday's Greater Miami Jewish Federation Women’s Event.
Your Vote is Your Voice

Your Vote is Your Voice

Be counted and make your voice heard. Early voting for the Tuesday, November 3 general election has begun and the Federation Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) wants to keep you informed on key issues and races. The JCRC Election Day Toolkit offers resources to ensure you are ready to vote, whether by mail or in person.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Welcomes Historic Israel-Sudan Agreement

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Welcomes Historic Israel-Sudan Agreement

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council enthusiastically welcome the normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan announced today, October 23, 2020. This agreement, the third in as many months, after similar breakthroughs with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, is the latest sign of a diplomatic realignment in the Middle East. It is particularly significant given the decades-long history of hostility between the two countries.
The Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly Provides the Opportunity to be Jewish Together

The Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly Provides the Opportunity to be Jewish Together

The Jewish Federations of North America 2020 General Assembly is bringing the entire Jewish world together — virtually — on Sunday, October 25 through Tuesday, October 27.
Connecting to Jewish Communities in Bahrain and the UAE

Connecting to Jewish Communities in Bahrain and the UAE

In the wake of the historic diplomatic agreements between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel has already begun to support Jewish education and enhance Jewish identity for the Jewish population in each country.
The Women’s Event is Thursday

The Women’s Event is Thursday

Pull up a chair and get ready to settle in to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Women’s Event from the comfort of your living room! It’s not too late to join the more than 800 women who have already registered for the annual Women’s Philanthropy signature program on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m., chaired by Silvia Assor.
Seven Months Later, Federation Continues Support of Miami Jewish Community

Seven Months Later, Federation Continues Support of Miami Jewish Community

Seven months later, members of Miami’s Jewish community are still suffering. And seven months later, Federation continues to support those who are experiencing the effects of the coronavirus crisis including income loss, food insufficiency, mental health challenges and numerous other hardships.
Stay Informed With the Return of The Community Post

Stay Informed With the Return of The Community Post

Stay informed with the latest events in the Jewish community with the return of The Community Post to your inbox every Sunday, beginning October 18. The online publication is a one-stop portal to view a compilation of events happening in Miami’s Jewish community.
Don’t Miss The Women’s Event!

Don’t Miss The Women’s Event!

It’s almost time to “meet” Mayim at The Women’s Event! Chaired by Silvia Assor, Federation Women’s Philanthropy signature program will bring together Jewish women from across our community for a virtual event to remember.
Virtual Sessions Offer Tools to Combat Anti-Semitism and BDS

Virtual Sessions Offer Tools to Combat Anti-Semitism and BDS

Building on a strong foundation of educating our community, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), along with some of its counterparts throughout Florida, is sponsoring an Israel Action Network Regional Training on Israel, BDS and anti-Semitism.
Federation Organizes Another Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

Federation Organizes Another Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

Food is more than just sustenance. It’s community. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation continues to respond to those facing food insecurity as a result of the pandemic with our fifth Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru since the beginning of the pandemic, on Friday, October 16.
Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Celebrate Shabbat With Help From Federation

Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Celebrate Shabbat With Help From Federation

Patients at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital are connecting to their Jewish heritage, even while hospitalized, thanks to support from a Federation Jewish Incubator Grant.
Federation Partners are Building Bridges During the Coronavirus Crisis

Federation Partners are Building Bridges During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Miami-Yerucham Partnership has taken its mission of building people-to-people relationships between the two cities to the next level. A few months ago, the Yerucham Robotics high school team (Y Team) made face shields for Federation partner agencies in Israel that serve populations with special needs.
Federation Provides Emergency Help During Pandemic

Federation Provides Emergency Help During Pandemic

Jewish teachings highlight the importance of extending an open hand to those in need, and throughout the pandemic, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has done just that.
A Day of Giving Back

A Day of Giving Back

Creativity, flexibility and generosity were in action this past Sunday during the Jewish Volunteer Center’s Everything but the Turkey Reimagined.

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Participate in #GivingTuesday

Participate in #GivingTuesday

In a year when everything has changed and so many around us are struggling, the importance of giving takes center stage on #GivingTuesday.

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Ten Years of Success

Ten Years of Success

Nearly 4,000 Jewish job-seekers have found employment over the past 10 years, thanks to JWorks Miami, a program managed by Federation partner agency, Jewish Community Services of South Florida.

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Diller Teens Begin the Year

Diller Teens Begin the Year

The 8th Cohort of the Miami Diller Teen Fellows kicked off its year virtually — without missing a beat.

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