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2016 Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Miami-Dade Youth

2016 Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Miami-Dade Youth

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for Summer 1016 Jewish overnight camp scholarships for children between the ages of 8 and 17. This is the 14th year Federation is offering need-based scholarships available to Miami-Dade County families to help make Jewish overnight summer camps more affordable.

Never Again: A Community Rally in Response to the Rise in Worldwide Anti-Semitism and the Campaign Against Israel’s Right to Exist

Never Again: A Community Rally in Response to the Rise in Worldwide Anti-Semitism and the Campaign Against Israel’s Right to Exist

An estimated 3,000 members of our community joined in unity at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Sunday, November 15 in response to the alarming rise in global anti-Semitism, in support of Israel and in commemoration of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass.

Thank You for Your Support on Give Miami Day!

Thank You for Your Support on Give Miami Day!

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation thanks you for your support of our vital work through donations made on Give Miami Day, an annual community-wide day of online giving organized by The Miami Foundation.

New “VolunTeams” Program Offers Opportunities for Hands-on Involvement in the Jewish Community

New “VolunTeams” Program Offers Opportunities for Hands-on Involvement in the Jewish Community

A new initiative of the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation seeks to improve the quality of life for local residents by creating “VolunTeams” that focus on different ages and geographic areas to best serve specific community needs.

First-of-its-Kind App Brings Lessons of the Holocaust to Future Generations

First-of-its-Kind App Brings Lessons of the Holocaust to Future Generations

A first-of-its-kind app is bringing history to small screens at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach through survivor testimony, historical video footage, timelines, interactive maps and archival photographs.

Young Lion of Judah Program Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students

Young Lion of Judah Program Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Bar/Bat Mitzvah Students

Jewish middle school students reaching Bar or Bat Mitzvah before August 2016 are encouraged to demonstrate their commitment to the Jewish community by participating in Young Lion of Judah, a uniquely volunteer program presented by the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) and the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Miami Jewish Day Schools Pioneering Bold New Direction in Technology-Supported Education

Miami Jewish Day Schools Pioneering Bold New Direction in Technology-Supported Education

Five Miami Jewish day schools have taken steps toward adopting a cutting-edge approach to Jewish education — known as “Blended Learning” — that combines traditional teaching instruction with technological tools to introduce highly personalized student experiences and new models for lifelong learning.

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council Strongly Denounce this Week’s Acts of Extremism in Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council Strongly Denounce this Week’s Acts of Extremism in Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) are outraged by the heinous terror attacks committed in Israel this week. We condemn the murderous hate crimes perpetrated during the stabbing attack that injured six Israelis at the 14th annual Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance and in the firebombing in Duma, a Palestinian village in the West Bank, which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and severely injured his parents and siblings.

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council: A Nuclear Iran Is Everyone’s Concern

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council: A Nuclear Iran Is Everyone’s Concern

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council are deeply disappointed with the details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s Nuclear Program, signed on July 14, 2015. Regretfully, we have no choice but to oppose it and we urge others to join us.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Services Unveil JWorks Miami to Upgrade Employment Assistance Services

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Services Unveil JWorks Miami to Upgrade Employment Assistance Services

Job-seekers have a newly enhanced tool in their quest for employment with the introduction of JWorks Miami, a joint program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS).

Summer of Service

Summer of Service

Summer is a great time to do something good for the community. Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center, the central clearinghouse for volunteerism in Miami, has organized a list of opportunities for teen, college and adult volunteers. Community service hours are available for students, too!

Teens and College Students, Join the JVC for a Summer of Service

Teens and College Students, Join the JVC for a Summer of Service

Attention teens and college students! If you’re looking for a meaningful way to spend this summer, join the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and other teens from around Miami in Summer of Service.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and JCRC Statement: Iran Nuclear Agreement Must Withstand Close Congressional Scrutiny and Robust Public Debate

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and JCRC Statement: Iran Nuclear Agreement Must Withstand Close Congressional Scrutiny and Robust Public Debate

In the wake of the July 14 announcement of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Federation and its JCRC urge close Congressional review, robust and reasoned public debate, and a renewed commitment to work together in a bipartisan fashion toward the shared goal of eliminating the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

New Federation Initiative Helps Young Latins Get Involved in North Dade Jewish Community

New Federation Initiative Helps Young Latins Get Involved in North Dade Jewish Community

Over the past decade, North Dade has enjoyed several waves of immigration from different Latin American countries. In fact, the 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study found a 64 percent growth of Hispanic Jewish adults from 2004 to 2014.

Hurricane Season Is Here! Join the 2015 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane Season Is Here! Join the 2015 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane season is here, and it’s time to prepare. For the ninth consecutive year, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is organizing the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT), a database of volunteers who will be called upon to assist in the event of a hurricane or other emergencies in the community.

Mishkan Miami Offers Spirituality and Solace in Difficult Times

Mishkan Miami Offers Spirituality and Solace in Difficult Times

Individuals frequently find themselves in turmoil when confronting illness, death, divorce or other significant personal tragedies. Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, provides a variety of resources, including compassionate counsel and companionship, to members of our Jewish community to build hope and resilience in the face of despair.

D-Day Commemorative Event Sunday, June 7

D-Day Commemorative Event Sunday, June 7

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus will host “D-Day and the Road to Liberation,” a Holocaust remembrance program, on Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at the synagogue, 20350 Northeast 26th Avenue in Aventura. The event is supported by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the unfolding catastrophe in Nepal.

Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting to Honor and Elect Community Leaders

Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting to Honor and Elect Community Leaders

Hundreds of people will gather to elect and install new community leadership and to recognize exceptional individuals for their service to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Miami’s Jewish community at Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami.

Jewish Volunteer Center Honors Three Outstanding Volunteers

Jewish Volunteer Center Honors Three Outstanding Volunteers

Each year the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation honors an adult and a teen volunteer for their outstanding service to Miami’s Jewish community. This annual award recognizes and honors the efforts of people in the community who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and improving the world through volunteerism.

The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen
Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.

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