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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.
South Dade Families Give Back by Planting a Community Garden

South Dade Families Give Back by Planting a Community Garden

Jewish Families from South Dade recently earned their green thumbs while bringing the Jewish value of tikkun olam — repairing the world — to life. Partnering with South Dade Gives Back, a program of the Federation Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) and Health in the Hood, an organization dedicated to providing healthy lifestyle options to disenfranchised communities, volunteers planted a community vegetable garden in an economically challenged neighborhood of Opa Locka.
Applications Available for the Sylvia Tuman Scholarship to Help Pay for Higher Education

Applications Available for the Sylvia Tuman Scholarship to Help Pay for Higher Education

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student seeking assistance to pay for your education? The Sylvia Tuman Scholarship, administered by The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will be accepting applications beginning March 1.
Programs Builds Connections Between Preschoolers and Seniors

Programs Builds Connections Between Preschoolers and Seniors

Thanks to a Federation Jewish Incubator Grant, preschoolers and seniors at the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center are developing enduring friendships.
HFLA Provides Interest-Free Loans to Those in Need

HFLA Provides Interest-Free Loans to Those in Need

As we welcome Shabbat, this week’s Torah portion Mishpatim teaches that lending money without interest to those in need is the purest form of aid in Judaism.
Federation Builds a More Diverse and Inclusive Jewish Community

Federation Builds a More Diverse and Inclusive Jewish Community

Federation has awarded a Jewish Incubator Grant to support Miami engagement in A Wider Bridge (AWB), an organization that provides opportunities for LGBTQ individuals in North America to learn about Israel and its LGBTQ community.
Join Us for a Program on the Proposed Peace Plan

Join Us for a Program on the Proposed Peace Plan

Join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation for a timely program, “Is a Two-State Solution Possible? A Briefing on the Newly Proposed Peace Plan and Israeli-Palestinian Relations,” on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 NE 30th Avenue, Aventura.
JWorks Workshop Offers Help Organizing Your Job Search

JWorks Workshop Offers Help Organizing Your Job Search

Attention job seekers! JWorks Miami, a community employment program provided through Federation and our partner agency Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS), invites you to attend its free Organizing Your Job Search workshop on Thursday, February 20.
Women’s Amutot Initiative Supports Programs in Israel

Women’s Amutot Initiative Supports Programs in Israel

Through the Women's Amutot Initiative, the Federation/UJA Annual Campaign has granted more than $300,000 to organizations focused on gender lens grant making.
Moishe House Brickell Gives Young Jewish Adults a Place for Connection

Moishe House Brickell Gives Young Jewish Adults a Place for Connection

Young Jewish adults in the Brickell area have a new place to socialize and connect with their Jewish heritage with the opening of Moishe House Brickell.
Support Federation When You Shop on Amazon

Support Federation When You Shop on Amazon

Calling all teen leaders: deadline extended to Sunday, February 16 for the Stephen Muss Impact Fellowship.
Federation Helps Care for Holocaust Survivors

Federation Helps Care for Holocaust Survivors

For the second consecutive year, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has been awarded a Holocaust Survivor Critical Supports Grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to care for Holocaust Survivors.
Young Jewish Adults Celebrate Shabbat Through OneTable

Young Jewish Adults Celebrate Shabbat Through OneTable

Thanks to support from Federation, OneTable, a national movement that invites people in their 20s and 30s to connect over Shabbat dinner, has launched in Miami.
JCRC Programs Address Growing Threat of Anti-Semitism

JCRC Programs Address Growing Threat of Anti-Semitism

Building upon a meaningful Main Event that brought together more than 1,150 members of our community to stand up against the epidemic of anti-Semitism, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Community Relations Council is convening two important programs to address this growing threat.
Applications Available for Alexander Muss High School in Israel Impact Fellowship

Applications Available for Alexander Muss High School in Israel Impact Fellowship

Calling all teen leaders: deadline extended to Sunday, February 16 for the Stephen Muss Impact Fellowship.
Faith Leaders Travel to Tallahassee to Lobby Government Officials

Faith Leaders Travel to Tallahassee to Lobby Government Officials

A delegation of Jewish clergy from Miami, joined by mothers who have lost children to gun violence, recently traveled to Tallahassee to lobby Senator Jeff Brandes and other government leaders for reasonable gun safety laws.
The Main Event Was a Moving and Meaningful Evening

The Main Event Was a Moving and Meaningful Evening

Monday’s Main Event was a moving and meaningful evening. More than 1,150 people, including members of Miami’s interfaith community, came together on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau to proudly to stand against the epidemic of hate.
Join Us at The Main Event on Monday

Join Us at The Main Event on Monday

Monday is The Main Event, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest community gathering of the year. This is your last chance to register and join more than 1,100 of your community members as we stand together on International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau for a moving program that will celebrate the strength of the Jewish people.
Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Many American universities are planning to offer remote learning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and some students are feeling reticent about the transition to online learning. For those looking for an alternative, this year provides an opportunity to explore gap year options with Masa Israel Journey.

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A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

For Jewish young adults and college students, ages 18-29, the coronavirus pandemic is a moment to make a difference for those affected by COVID-19. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center is launching Serve the Moment, a four-week summer fellowship of service from July 8-August 7.

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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. If you are a COVID-19 survivor, you can join this effort by participating in the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative to ensure the state has enough plasma on hand to treat those who may need it.

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Jewish Community Update

Jewish Community Update

With the beginning of a new fiscal year, our newly-elected Greater Miami Jewish Federation leadership officially took office earlier this week on July 1st. We are grateful for the desire of so many individuals to serve our community during this time of great uncertainty, and we especially want to express our deepest gratitude to Jeffrey Scheck, who has completed his two-year term as Chair of the Board.

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