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Amy N. Dean, Jeffrey Scheck Elected to Lead Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Amy N. Dean, Jeffrey Scheck Elected to Lead Greater Miami Jewish Federation

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation elected Amy N. Dean to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Scheck to serve as Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2016.

Keep Up with the Latest News and Events from PJ Library of Miami

Keep Up with the Latest News and Events from PJ Library of Miami

Moms, dads and grandparents can keep up with the latest news and events from PJ Library of Miami, thanks to a new Facebook page created just for them.

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is seeking compassionate, helpful people to join the 2016 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT) and assist our community in case of a disaster.

Federation Expands List of Funded Organizations

Federation Expands List of Funded Organizations

Five local organizations have joined Federation’s family of partner agencies receiving funding from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign for 2016-2017.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement Regarding Orlando Mass Killing

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement Regarding Orlando Mass Killing

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we express our collective feelings of anguish and outrage at the horrific and hateful attack which took place in the overnight hours between Saturday night, June 11 and Sunday morning, June 12 in Orlando.

Federation’s Cuba Mission Explores Surviving Cuban Jewish Community

Federation’s Cuba Mission Explores Surviving Cuban Jewish Community

Last week, 35 leaders from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation traveled to Cuba to experience the island’s Jewish community firsthand.

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

On Wednesday, June 8, Israeli police reported a terrorist attack by at least two individuals using automatic weapons at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv’s Commercial District. Four people were killed and at least six others were wounded before the gunmen were neutralized and arrested. An accomplice was later arrested, as well.

JWorks Miami: Free Resources for Businesses

JWorks Miami: Free Resources for Businesses

Attention, employers! Are you looking for qualified candidates to help grow your business? JWorks Miami is a community employment program provided through a partnership of Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, and offered at no cost to local employers and Jewish job-seekers.

Jewish Teen Life Thriving in Former Soviet Union

Jewish Teen Life Thriving in Former Soviet Union

Despite the hardships of growing up in the war-torn areas of the former Soviet Union, teens in cities across the region are coming together to celebrate their Judaism. Federation’s overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), has prioritized supporting Jewish teen life around the world.

Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Many of us have the privilege of looking back fondly on our summers at Jewish overnight camp and all they provided: the friendships, the self-discovery, and often, the spark for our Jewish pride.

A Great New Website for Volunteerism

A Great New Website for Volunteerism

Summer is a great time to do something good for others, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center has a brand-new website to help you get started!

Federation Funding Helps Local Kids Go to Camp

Federation Funding Helps Local Kids Go to Camp

There will be lots of happy campers this summer, thanks to $122,000 in need-based Jewish overnight camp scholarships provided by Federation to 200 Miami-Dade children ages 8-17.

Federation: A Security Update

Federation: A Security Update

In the past two weeks, there have been more than 50 bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) around the world, including one in London and two in South Florida.

Learn the Importance of Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing With Mishkan Miami

Learn the Importance of Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing With Mishkan Miami

Whether you are going through a difficult time or wish to provide comfort to someone who is, Federation’s Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support ensures you are never alone. Mishkan Miami’s caring corps of Jewish chaplains, rabbis and volunteers work year-round with doctors to provide holistic spiritual, mental and physical care to those who are lonely or ill.

Federation Honors Community Leaders

Federation Honors Community Leaders

Amy N. Dean was elected Board Chair of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jeffrey Scheck was elected General Campaign Chair this week at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting. Robert G. Berrin was honored for his long-time service to Miami’s Jewish community as Board Chair and past Campaign Chair. Young Leadership awards were presented to Matthew L. Adler, Sara Bejar, Amir Gold, Arnaud Karsenti and Shoshanna Wagner. The Annual Meeting was chaired by Steven J. Brodie and Isaac K. Fisher. Dean and Scheck will assume their new roles on July 1. Pictured at left: Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon, Amy N. Dean, Robert G. Berrin and Jeffrey Scheck.

Maximize Your Giving Through Matching-Gifts Programs

Maximize Your Giving Through Matching-Gifts Programs

Many community-minded companies match their employees’ donations to social-service organizations like the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. While most programs match contributions dollar for dollar, some will even double or triple the amount of the gift!

Application Deadline Extended for Diller Teen Fellows

Application Deadline Extended for Diller Teen Fellows

The Diller Teen Fellows, an international, immersive leadership program, is seeking Jewish teens entering 10th and 11th grades from Miami-Dade County to join its 2016-2017 cohort.

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is seeking compassionate, helpful people to join the 2016 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT) and assist our community in case of a disaster.

PJ Library Introduces Online Jewish Videos for Children

PJ Library Introduces Online Jewish Videos for Children

Now there’s a great, new, animated way to share Jewish values with children ages 4-7. ¸PJ Library has partnered with BimBam to bring a fun, educational webseries called Shaboom! to life.

Yerucham Has Been a Popular Destination for Miami-based Groups Traveling to Israel

Yerucham Has Been a Popular Destination for Miami-based Groups Traveling to Israel

In recent weeks, residents of the Negev desert community have been visited by participants from the Leo Martin March of the Living and the FIU Birthright Israel trip, and members of the senior class of Shaarei Bina-Torah Academy for Girls.

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