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Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Murder of Three Israeli Teens

Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Murder of Three Israeli Teens

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins the worldwide Jewish community, the State of Israel and all people of goodwill throughout the world in expressing our collective grief and outrage at the news of the killing of the three Israeli teens kidnapped 18 days ago.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Announces 2014-2015 Officers

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Announces 2014-2015 Officers

Robert G. Berrin has been elected Chair of the Board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and Amy N. Dean is Federation’s new General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2014.

Praying for the Safe Return of Kidnapped Students in Israel

Praying for the Safe Return of Kidnapped Students in Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, our Jewish Community Relations Council and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami extend our heartfelt prayers on behalf of the families of 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, 16-year-old Gilad Sha’ar and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrah, in hope for the speedy and safe return of their children, who have been kidnapped by Hamas.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Investing in Businesses in Israel's Negev Region

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Investing in Businesses in Israel's Negev Region

At 4,700 square miles, the Negev Desert covers nearly 60 percent of Israel’s territory, yet is home to just eight percent of its population. Communities in this southern region have consistently lacked sufficient resources for residents, resulting in an ongoing exodus to amenities-rich, highly populated cities.

Discover Israel and Volunteer in the Negev!

Discover Israel and Volunteer in the Negev!

Discover the Negev Desert and its geological, cultural and historical treasures! Join other Jewish professionals and volunteers in Yerucham, the Federation's partnership community in Israel's Negev region.

Federation’s Youth Ambassadors Learn About Israel Advocacy, Holocaust Education on Spring Mini-Mission

Federation’s Youth Ambassadors Learn About Israel Advocacy, Holocaust Education on Spring Mini-Mission

Just before school let out and summer vacations began, 24 of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Youth Ambassadors gathered together for their spring “mini-mission,” where they learned about the work of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its partner agencies.

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Regarding Anti-Semitic Flyers in Ukraine

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Regarding Anti-Semitic Flyers in Ukraine

As has been widely reported in the media, flyers have been distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine, requiring Jews to “register with the Nationalities Commissioner and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.”

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Condemns Kansas City Shootings and Mourns Loss of Life

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Condemns Kansas City Shootings and Mourns Loss of Life

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation offer our deepest condolences and support to the families of those senselessly murdered and injured on the afternoon of Sunday, April 13, 2014 outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom..

Join Federation for the National Young Leadership

Join Federation for the National Young Leadership "Summer of Soul" Trip to Israel

This summer, hundreds of young professionals from across North America, including a contingent from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will attend the National Young Leadership “Summer of Soul” Summer Trip to Israel with The Jewish Federations of North America.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Human Trafficking Seder Decries Modern-Day Slavery

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Human Trafficking Seder Decries Modern-Day Slavery

More than 50 representatives from non-profit and law enforcement organizations gathered at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Thursday, April 3 to take part in an Advocacy Seder convened by the Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking; a joint task force of the Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council and Women’s Philanthropy.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Feature Eyewitness to Nuremberg Trials in Germany

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Feature Eyewitness to Nuremberg Trials in Germany

Hundreds of South Floridians will gather at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on Sunday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Your Campaign Dollars at Work: Bringing Relief in Times of Crisis

Your Campaign Dollars at Work: Bringing Relief in Times of Crisis

While the rest of the world waits for a resolution to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, people living in the region are struggling with daily challenges – and getting the assistance they need through the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign. One such recipient is 14-year-old Marianna Tikich of southeastern Ukraine.

Local Young Professional Shares National TribeFest Experience

Local Young Professional Shares National TribeFest Experience

TribeFest, the largest Jewish young adult gathering organized by The Jewish Federations of North America‘s National Young Leadership, was held in New Orleans March 16-18. Jacqueline Berenson, who serves as the Chair of Missions and Conferences for The Network, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s under 40 connection, attended TribeFest and shared her unique experience.

Help Honor an Outstanding Community Volunteer

Help Honor an Outstanding Community Volunteer

Do you know someone in Miami’s Jewish community who makes a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism? The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation wants your help in recognizing an exceptional adult or teen with its 2014 Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Federation Receives Commendation from City of Miami

Federation Receives Commendation from City of Miami

In recognition of the Miami Jewish community’s long-time commitment to equal treatment for all Americans, Carol Brick-Turin, Director of Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council, accepted a Commendation from the City of Miami at the conclusion of Black History Month 2014.

Teen Volunteers Needed for Mitzvah Miami’s J-Serve 2014

Teen Volunteers Needed for Mitzvah Miami’s J-Serve 2014

Mitzvah Miami, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s volunteer program for Jewish youth, invites teenagers from across Miami-Dade County to bring smiles to families living at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless on Sunday, April 13. The event is being coordinated by the JVC in partnership with J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish teens.

Community Makes Super Sunday  a Super Good Deeds Day

Community Makes Super Sunday
a Super Good Deeds Day

Nearly 1,000 volunteers converged on Federation headquarters on Sunday, March 9 to raise vital funds for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign and join in hands-on mitzvah projects as part of Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day.

Federation Support Aiding Jewish Community of Ukraine

Federation Support Aiding Jewish Community of Ukraine

As political unrest in Ukraine has escalated in recent weeks, many people have been killed or injured. The turmoil has caused food shortages, the suspension of public transportation, and growing fear, especially among the elderly. But the most vulnerable Jewish residents are receiving the critical support they need, through the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

Professional Seminar to Review Estate and  Tax Strategies for Non-Traditional Families

Professional Seminar to Review Estate and
Tax Strategies for Non-Traditional Families

The Professional Advisors Council (PAC) of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Temple Israel of Greater Miami will present a seminar on Estate and Tax Planning for Non-Traditional Families on Tuesday, March 4, beginning at noon at Temple Israel, 137 Northeast 19th Street, Miami.

Three Legal Leaders to Be Honored at 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception

Three Legal Leaders to Be Honored at 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will recognize the achievements of three legal luminaries -- Judge Scott M. Bernstein, Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis and attorney Aaron S. Podhurst -- at its 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception on Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami.

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