News from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
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.
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.
Join hundreds of local residents during a solemn observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) on Sunday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.
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.
A sense of collective purpose pervaded the Greater Miami Jewish Federation as more than 700 volunteers participated in Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day on March 15 with a shared commitment to caring for others. This year’s 10-hour phonathon drew more than $760,000 in pledges from more than 1,400 donors.
Representatives from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Women’s Amutot Initiative Committee recently returned from a unique, seven-day Israel Study Trip
that enabled them to see firsthand how Federation dollars are helping to improve the lives of women and children in Israel.
Moishe House International has opened a second home in Miami, aiming to connect the flourishing Jewish young adult population in North Dade. Thanks to the generous long-term support of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, Moishe House Miami-Aventura will provide local, accessible programs for Jewish young adults and continue to serve as a vibrant center of Jewish life.
Just months after retiring from a public service career that spanned 70 years, Shimon Peres – the only Israeli leader to have served as
both Prime Minister and President – was honored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at the 2015 Main Event, with a sold-out crowd of
more than 1,300 people in attendance at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, is seeking dedicated volunteers who share a passion for Jewish education and who understand the importance of teaching the lessons of the Holocaust, to participate in an orientation program and become docents at the Memorial.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation offers our unwavering support for the French Jewish community and sends heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of terror.
While the situation in Paris is fluid and events continue to unfold, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins with The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Jews worldwide and all people of good will in strongly condemning this week’s terrorist attack, police shooting and hostage taking.
In response to yesterday's court rulings on legalizing same-sex marriage in the State of Florida, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation released the following statement.
The Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) applaud the release of Alan Gross and welcome him home after more than five years of imprisonment in Cuba.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for Summer 1014 Jewish overnight camp scholarships for children between the ages of 8 and 17. This is the 12th year Federation is offering need-based scholarships available to Miami-Dade County families to help make Jewish overnight summer camps more affordable.
What do Israeli President Shimon Peres and entertainer Paula Abdul have in common? Both will be featured speakers at events presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in the weeks and months ahead. Mark your calendar now and plan to join friends from across Miami at these upcoming community programs!
Emotions ran high on the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s recent Berlin Israel Mission, as participants observed the Jewish people’s tragic past in Nazi Germany and its unusual resurrection in today’s German democracy, as well as the Israeli people recovering from war.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins the worldwide Jewish community and the State of Israel in expressing its outrage and grief at this morning’s barbaric terror attack at Har Nof Synagogue in Jerusalem, which resulted in the murder of three dual US-Israeli nationals and one British-Israeli citizen.
On Thursday, December 11, hundreds of Miami’s most committed philanthropists will gather at the Hilton Miami Downtown to celebrate Jewish community and pledge their support for the most vulnerable at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s annual Pacesetter Event.
Holocaust survivors will join hundreds of local residents to commemorate one of the most tragic events in modern Jewish history, as the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, observes the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, on Sunday, November 9, at 6 p.m.
The population of the Miami Jewish community has increased by 9 percent during the past decade, reversing about 30 years of decline, according to the 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study: A Portrait of the Miami Jewish Community released by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.