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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.

Join Teens for an Epic Service Day of Play!

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation along with J-Serve, Jewish Volunteer Center and BBYO/Miami Region invites local teens to join their peers from all around the country for J-Serve, the National Day of Teen Service.

Keeping Passover Spirit Alive in Ukraine

Keeping Passover Spirit Alive in Ukraine

Against the backdrop of a crippling humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s longtime overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), ensured that Passover continued uninterrupted for thousands of Jews at Hesed social welfare centers and Jewish community centers on both sides of the ceasefire line throughout Ukraine.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Concentration Camp Liberations and 25th Anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Concentration Camp Liberations and 25th Anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Join hundreds of local residents during a solemn observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) on Sunday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.

31st Annual Judicial Reception to Honor Three Legal Leaders

31st Annual Judicial Reception to Honor Three Legal Leaders

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will recognize the achievements of three exceptional legal professionals at its 31st Annual Judicial Reception on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island. The Judicial Reception is a major networking and social event in the legal community, attracting hundreds of South Florida’s most prominent attorneys and judges each year.

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