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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Addresses 1,300 at Federation’s Main Event

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Addresses 1,300 at Federation’s Main Event

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.

Volunteer Your Time and Talent as a Docent at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Volunteer Your Time and Talent as a Docent at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

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.

A Time for Unity with the Jews of France

A Time for Unity with the Jews of France

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.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Joins Worldwide Jewish Community in Condemning Attacks,  Expressing Support for the People of France

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Joins Worldwide Jewish Community in Condemning Attacks, Expressing Support for the People of France

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.

JCRC Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Court Rulings

JCRC Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Court Rulings

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.

Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Release of American Alan Gross from Cuba

Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Release of American Alan Gross from Cuba

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 Unforgettable Experience of Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Is More Widely Available Than Ever Before!

The Unforgettable Experience of Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Is More Widely Available Than Ever Before!

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.

Four Community Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

Four Community Events You Won’t Want to Miss!

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!

Berlin Israel Mission Presents Powerful Impressions of Jewish People’s Past, Present and Future

Berlin Israel Mission Presents Powerful Impressions of Jewish People’s Past, Present and Future

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.

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Har Nof Synagogue Attack

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Har Nof Synagogue Attack

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.

Former Israeli Ambassador to Headline Pacesetter Event Thursday, December 11

Former Israeli Ambassador to Headline Pacesetter Event Thursday, December 11

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 Memorial Miami Beach to Commemorate 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht with Community Ceremony

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach to Commemorate 76th Anniversary of Kristallnacht with Community Ceremony

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.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Releases New Study on Miami Jewish Population

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Releases New Study on Miami Jewish Population

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.

17th Annual Sunset Over Miami to Celebrate South Florida’s Real Estate Industry

17th Annual Sunset Over Miami to Celebrate South Florida’s Real Estate Industry

Enjoy one of the South Florida’s real estate industry’s most popular social traditions and meet hundreds of leading professionals, as the Real Estate Division and The Real Estate Network of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation present the 17th Annual Sunset Over Miami reception.

Federation’s Overseas Partners Care for Ukraine Jewish Community in Crisis

Federation’s Overseas Partners Care for Ukraine Jewish Community in Crisis

Over the summer, while all eyes were on Israel, the people of Ukraine continued to suffer through serious political instability.

Marking the 42nd Anniversary of the Massacre of 11 Israeli Athletes at the Munich Olympics

Marking the 42nd Anniversary of the Massacre of 11 Israeli Athletes at the Munich Olympics

As the scourge of terrorism and the resurgence of anti-Semitism once again threaten the citizenry of Israel and Jewish people worldwide, we sadly recall September 5, 1972.

Statement of Condolence on the Murder of Journalist Steven Sotloff

Statement of Condolence on the Murder of Journalist Steven Sotloff

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Officers and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff, the second American brutally murdered by ISIS, the Islamic State.

Small-Town Israeli Students Achieve Big Successes Through Robotics

Small-Town Israeli Students Achieve Big Successes Through Robotics

When Miami and Yerucham – a town in Israel’s Negev Desert – formed a partnership in 2007, one of the goals was for people of all ages to share information, ideas and experiences that would enrich the lives of residents of each community.

First-Ever “Legendary Event” for Those Under 40 to Feature Matisyahu

First-Ever “Legendary Event” for Those Under 40 to Feature Matisyahu

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, for the first time ever, The Network of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host the hottest event of the year for Jewish young professionals – The Legendary Event, a night of philanthropy featuring a DJ set with hit recording artist Matisyahu.

Despite Ceasefire in Israel, Needs Continue

Despite Ceasefire in Israel, Needs Continue

Israeli students and teachers are expected to return to their classrooms for the start of the new school year this Monday, September 1, following a tense and traumatic summer of Hamas rocket attacks and Red Alert sirens.

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