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Be Part of the Jewish Community's Response to Help Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Be Part of the Jewish Community's Response to Help Victims of Hurricane Matthew

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and other communities. One hundred percent of this Jewish response to Hurricane Matthew will provide critically needed aid to those in Haiti and other areas.

All You Need to Know About Voting

All You Need to Know About Voting

As the public affairs and advocacy arm of Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is educating members of the community about how, when and where to vote in the upcoming election.

Federation Supports Local Aging Jews

Federation Supports Local Aging Jews

More than 30 percent of Jewish households in Miami with people over age 75 require in-home healthcare, help with senior transportation, meal delivery or other social services.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Women’s Event!

Don’t Miss This Year’s Women’s Event!

For both first-timers and seasoned veterans, this year’s Women's Event brunch, featuring guest speaker actress Debra Messing is a "can't miss."

Create a Jewish Legacy Continues to Reach Goals

Create a Jewish Legacy Continues to Reach Goals

A hearty yasher koach and thank you to who all who have participated so far in Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL). Because of their commitments to support the Jewish community, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative has provided nearly $300,000 in incentive grants to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s partnering organizations.

Community Security Conference and Workshop a Success!

Community Security Conference and Workshop a Success!

Last week, 120 people, representing more than two dozen organizations, discussed security best practices at the first Community Security Conference and Workshop, presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Office of Community Security and the Anti-Defamation League.

Bring the Miami Service Challenge to Your Organization

Bring the Miami Service Challenge to Your Organization

Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is taking its popular volunteer programming one step further with its Miami Service Challenge, which encourages local groups to participate in rewarding service projects.

Giving Back Meets Back-to-School

Giving Back Meets Back-to-School

Not too long ago, parents were stocking up on school supplies for the new school year. But for many, it isn’t that easy, and back-to-school season presents financial challenges for families around the globe. Federation, through our overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and other Jewish organizations, made sure that two dozen Ukrainian families received backpacks full of school supplies for their children.

Israel Safe Haven for Olim from Ukraine and Germany

Israel Safe Haven for Olim from Ukraine and Germany

The Jewish Agency for Israel, one of Federation’s overseas partner agencies, recently helped 200 new immigrants relocate from Ukraine and Germany to Israel. In 2015, Ukraine was the second-largest source of aliyah, with some 7,000 olim (new immigrants) moving to Israel, compared to 2,000 just two years prior.

36 Miami Lions Attended International Lion of Judah Conference

36 Miami Lions Attended International Lion of Judah Conference

Thirty-six Miami Jewish women joined 1,300 others from around the world to celebrate the power of women’s philanthropy at the International Lion of Judah Conference, September 11-13 in Washington, D.C.

Diller Teen Fellows Accepting Applications

Diller Teen Fellows Accepting Applications

Do you know an incredible teen committed to serving the community? Federation-funded Diller Teen Fellows, an international, immersive leadership program operated by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a subsidiary agency of Federation, is seeking Jewish ninth- and 10th-graders from Miami-Dade County to participate in a 15-month pluralistic, informal Jewish educational program.

Spiritual Care Program Seeks Volunteers

Spiritual Care Program Seeks Volunteers

Looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Federation’s Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support and Jewish Volunteer Center present Refuat Ha-Nefesh Spiritual Care Program, a life-changing opportunity to bring comfort, spiritual solace and joy to people in need.

Participate in the High Holidays at Your Local Synagogue

Participate in the High Holidays at Your Local Synagogue

Looking for a synagogue? The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, together with 37 participating synagogues, are offering a limited number of tickets at no charge for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services through the High Holiday Welcome Program. Registration opens at noon on Monday, September 12.

Miami’s Three Jewish Community Centers Are Buzzing with Activity

Miami’s Three Jewish Community Centers Are Buzzing with Activity

From preschool and afterschool programs to adult education and much more, Miami’s three Jewish community centers are buzzing with activity! Last year, the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign provided more than $2.2 million in vital support to the Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Dade, the Miami Beach JCC, and the Dave & Mary Alper JCC in South Dade.

Sunset Over Miami Is a “Must” for Real Estate Pros

Sunset Over Miami Is a “Must” for Real Estate Pros

Real estate professionals, don’t miss the 19th Annual Sunset Over Miami, the highly popular networking event presented by Federation’s Real Estate Division.

Art Therapy for Holocaust Survivors Provides New Skills, New Friends

Art Therapy for Holocaust Survivors Provides New Skills, New Friends

Did you know Federation and our partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), have been supporting Argentina’s Jewish community for the past 15 years? Many of these families have such limited incomes that they are unable to provide financial support for their aging family members.

Argentina’s Jewish Senior Citizens Find a Home at LeDor VaDor

Argentina’s Jewish Senior Citizens Find a Home at LeDor VaDor

Did you know Federation and our partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), have been supporting Argentina’s Jewish community for the past 15 years? Many of these families have such limited incomes that they are unable to provide financial support for their aging family members.

Help PJ Library Fill Food Baskets for Local Seniors

Help PJ Library Fill Food Baskets for Local Seniors

With the High Holidays approaching, it’s important to make time for a mitzvah, especially one that can involve the children in your life. Join PJ Library at the annual Jewish Community Services (JCS) Milk & Honey event.

Florida’s Hillels Help College Students Sustain a Jewish Life

Florida’s Hillels Help College Students Sustain a Jewish Life

As Jewish students across Florida are returning to college campuses, Hillels are ready to welcome them back to Jewish life on campus. From Tallahassee to Tampa, from Gainesville to the Gables, the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign supports seven Hillels across Florida and countless more nationwide.

Join a Synagogue for the High Holidays

Join a Synagogue for the High Holidays

Are you looking for a spiritual connection this Jewish New Year? To help members of Miami’s Jewish community choose a place to worship, Federation and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami have compiled a directory of area synagogues.

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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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