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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.

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.

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.

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.

Federation Helps Ukrainian Jews Celebrate Purim

Federation Helps Ukrainian Jews Celebrate Purim

Imagine a battle-scarred city, nearly devoid of people, pockmarked by shrapnel and bullet holes and covered in layers of dirty slush and snow. Suddenly, a young member of the Jewish community emerges from a building in a costume and the sound of a frogger – the holiday of Purim’s traditional noisemaker – crackles, breaking the eerie silence.

Unique Federation Programs Generate Acts of Kindness Without Measure

Unique Federation Programs Generate Acts of Kindness Without Measure

Working on behalf of our Jewish community, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation delivers deeds of loving kindness, simple acts of generosity that offer social justice for individuals in need.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Applauds Florida Passage of Anti-BDS Bill

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Applauds Florida Passage of Anti-BDS Bill

The Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) applaud the State of Florida for the passage of anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) legislation to prohibit the investment of State funds in companies that boycott Israel.

33rd Annual Judicial Reception to Recognize Accomplishments of Marcia Cypen, Esq. and Judge Stanley Marcus

33rd Annual Judicial Reception to Recognize Accomplishments of Marcia Cypen, Esq. and Judge Stanley Marcus

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will honor the achievements of two respected members of the South Florida legal community – Legal Services of Greater Miami Executive Director Marcia K. Cypen, Esq. and the Honorable Stanley Marcus, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit – at its 33rd Annual Judicial Reception.

32nd Annual Judicial Reception to Recognize Accomplishments of Three South Florida Judges

32nd Annual Judicial Reception to Recognize Accomplishments of Three South Florida Judges

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will honor the achievements of three respected South Florida judges – Judge Laurel M. Isicoff, Judge Michael A. Hanzman and Judge Bertila A. Soto – at its 32nd Annual Judicial Reception.

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