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Join Us at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 1

Join Us at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 1

Outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin will be honored for his service at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 1. The community will gather together to also welcome and install Board Chair-Elect Amy N. Dean and to elect and install Federation’s Officers, Board of Directors, Trustees and Leadership Council and Council of Jewish Organizations.

The Value of Volunteers’ Time Hit a Record High in the United States in 2015

The Value of Volunteers’ Time Hit a Record High in the United States in 2015

Last year, 10,000 hours of hands-on assistance was provided to community organizations from 2,500 volunteers through the Jewish Volunteer Center, equaling more than $230,000 in paid time. Help increase that number by volunteering with the Jewish Volunteer Center this month at North Dade Gives Back on Sunday, May 15 at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus.

Generations of People Joined Together at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach for Yom HaShoah

Generations of People Joined Together at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach for Yom HaShoah

Generations of people joined together Sunday night at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, for its annual Yom HaShoah program. The more than 1,000 people in attendance honored Shoah survivors and remembered those who perished.

Federation’s Mishkan Miami Is Here for You

Federation’s Mishkan Miami Is Here for You

Whether you are going through a difficult time in your life or wish to provide comfort to someone who is, Federation’s Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support is here for you. Mishkan Miami’s caring corps of Jewish chaplains, rabbis and trained volunteers work year-round to bring spiritual solace and joy to people who are lonely or ill. To learn more, call 786.866.8620 or email chaplaincy@gmjf.org. Click here to learn about the upcoming Ministering to the Elderly conference, sponsored by Mishkan Miami, Miami Jewish Health Systems and Jewish Community Services of South Florida.

Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is Seeking Volunteers for the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Observance

Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is Seeking Volunteers for the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Observance

Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Observance on Sunday, May 1 at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. Help out by welcoming event guests, assisting Holocaust survivors or reading aloud the names of those who perished in the Holocaust. For details about volunteer opportunities, as well as more about the event, click here.

Happy Passover

Happy Passover

As you enjoy Passover, the Festival of Freedom, may you be reminded of the many blessings in life and the power of a strong Jewish community. Thanks to your support of the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign, thousands of people from all over the world have made aliyah (immigration to Israel) and are celebrating this Passover in freedom in Israel. Click here to watch this special video celebrating new beginnings. Happy Passover!

Federation Honors 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Federation Honors 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Mazel tov to our Jewish Volunteer Center’s 2016 Volunteers of the Year, Gary Simon and Felix Lichter, who were honored at this week’s Federation Board of Directors meeting.

Help the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Assist Earthquake Victims in Ecuador

Help the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Assist Earthquake Victims in Ecuador

In response to the devastating April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, which has killed hundreds and injured thousands, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is collecting funds to provide immediate support and relief to victims and their families. Click here to donate.

Beit Issie Shapiro Ensures that Children with Severe Disabilities Can Participate in Family Seders

Beit Issie Shapiro Ensures that Children with Severe Disabilities Can Participate in Family Seders

As Jews in Israel prepare to celebrate Passover, Federation overseas partner Beit Issie Shapiro is ensuring that children with severe disabilities can participate in family seders.

Join Our Community for a Very Special Yom HaShoah Observance: From Holocaust to Homeland

Join Our Community for a Very Special Yom HaShoah Observance: From Holocaust to Homeland

Join our community for a very special Yom HaShoah Observance: From Holocaust to Homeland on Sunday, May 1 at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. The program will honor those who survived the Holocaust, remember the six million who perished, stand with the people of Israel, and recognize the Israel Defense Forces and U.S. military who serve and protect our Jewish homeland and our country every day.

Nearly 60 People of Different Faiths Gathered Together at the Third Annual Advocacy Seder

Nearly 60 People of Different Faiths Gathered Together at the Third Annual Advocacy Seder

Nearly 60 people of different faiths gathered together on Wednesday to decry the evils of modern-day slavery at the Third Annual Advocacy Seder presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Human Trafficking Task Force.

PJ Library Celebrates Delivery of 200,000th Book in Miami

PJ Library Celebrates Delivery of 200,000th Book in Miami

Kindergartener Emily Albert received a very special surprise recently when PJ Library, a global Jewish literacy program for children, made its 200,000th Miami book delivery to her classroom at Pinecrest Elementary School.

Give Your Teen the Chance to Discover Israel Through the Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Give Your Teen the Chance to Discover Israel Through the Alexander Muss High School in Israel

This summer, give your teen the chance to discover Israel through the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI). A partner agency of Federation, AMHSI is an accredited international study abroad, college-prep program where the land of Israel becomes a living classroom.

Four Jewish Leaders from Miami Participated in The Jewish Federations of North America’s First-Ever Mission to the United Nations

Four Jewish Leaders from Miami Participated in The Jewish Federations of North America’s First-Ever Mission to the United Nations

Four Jewish leaders from Miami joined their peers from 50 other communities last week in New York for The Jewish Federations of North America’s first-ever mission to the United Nations, chaired by Saby Behar, a Past President of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Advocacy Seder on April 13 to Decry Human Trafficking as Modern-Day Slavery

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Advocacy Seder on April 13 to Decry Human Trafficking as Modern-Day Slavery

Two generations of local residents will decry the evils of modern-day slavery, as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Human Trafficking Task Force – an initiative of Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council and its Women’s Philanthropy – present its Third Annual Advocacy Seder on Wednesday, April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.

North Dade Jewish Campus Leaders Talk Synergies

North Dade Jewish Campus Leaders Talk Synergies

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Professionals and volunteers from the Michael-Ann Russell JCC on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus, Scheck Hillel Community School and Jacobson Sinai Academy met recently to discuss opportunities to grow and strengthen North Dade’s community of more than 70,000 Jews.

Replenish Your Mind, Body and Soul Through “Yoga on the Beach”

Replenish Your Mind, Body and Soul Through “Yoga on the Beach”

Replenish your mind, body and soul through a “Yoga on the Beach” session inspired by Hebrew letters and presented by the Northeast Dade Area of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy. Chaired by Karen Gampel and Ivette Woldenberg, the special event will take place on Tuesday, April 12 in Golden Beach, and feature guidance by a spiritual intelligence/Kabbalah coach and a yoga instructor. Click here for details and to RSVP.

Sylvia Tuman Scholarship Program

Sylvia Tuman Scholarship Program

Attention, college and graduate students! Apply now to receive a needs-based scholarship of up to $5,000 from the Sylvia Tuman Scholarship Program at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Students must be enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate and graduate degree program at a college or university in Miami-Dade or Broward counties. The deadline is May 31; click here for details and to get started.

Create a Jewish Legacy Surpasses $40 Million in Estimated Legacy Commitments Toward a Brighter Jewish Future

Create a Jewish Legacy Surpasses $40 Million in Estimated Legacy Commitments Toward a Brighter Jewish Future

Just four years since its introduction in Miami, Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL), a philanthropic program that empowers participants to dedicate long-term financial support for specific Jewish institutions, agencies and causes, has achieved another milestone, securing more than $40 million in estimated expectancies from nearly 600 individuals and families throughout the Miami Jewish community.

Secret Aliyah Operation Brings Home Final Group of Yemenite Jewish Immigrants to Israel

Secret Aliyah Operation Brings Home Final Group of Yemenite Jewish Immigrants to Israel

It sounds like a movie plot: An undercover operation to bring a group of 19 Jews to Israel from war-torn Yemen, kept under complete secrecy until their arrival at Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. But that's what happened earlier this week.

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