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Federation Campaign Chairs and Directors Witness Dollars at Work Overseas

Federation Campaign Chairs and Directors Witness Dollars at Work Overseas

Twenty-four-year-old Sasha of Minsk, Belarus, told Federation leaders at The Jewish Federations of North America’s Campaign Chairs & Directors (CCD) Mission, her life began the day she discovered she was Jewish.

Federation Staff Teams Up to Support Annual Campaign and the Jewish Community

Federation Staff Teams Up to Support Annual Campaign and the Jewish Community

This summer, the staff at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has joined together in a creative way to raise even more dollars and deliver more aid to those who need it through a summer fundraising competition—one of the many activities the team participates in throughout the year to help support the Annual Campaign.

Special Shabbat Celebrated During Inaugural Summer Camp at Miami Beach JCC

Special Shabbat Celebrated During Inaugural Summer Camp at Miami Beach JCC

On June 28, campers celebrated a special Shabbat Friday morning during the inaugural summer of Camp Klurman at the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus. Donors to the JCC’s capital campaign joined them for challah, Shabbat songs and lots of smiles.

‘Create a Jewish Legacy’ Marks Successful Beginning

‘Create a Jewish Legacy’ Marks Successful Beginning

The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has launched a new endowment program that will empower every member of the community to have a long-term impact on Jewish institutions and organizations at home, in Israel and around the world.

Sign Up for the Young Lion of Judah Program

Sign Up for the Young Lion of Judah Program

The Young Lion of Judah Program, a unique B’nai Mitzvah project for students becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, brought to you by the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Women’s Philanthropy Hosts “A Day for the Soul:” Honoring Leadership While Making an Impact

Women’s Philanthropy Hosts “A Day for the Soul:” Honoring Leadership While Making an Impact

Women from around the community were “Reaching Out, Taking Action and Stepping up,” at the Women’s Philanthropy (WP) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation “Day for the Soul” event which took place on May 22 at Briza on the Bay, Miami.

Yerucham Robotics Team Takes Top Honors at International Competition

Yerucham Robotics Team Takes Top Honors at International Competition

Thanks to the enthusiasm of a few high school students, the entire southern Israeli town of Yerucham, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s partnership city in Israel, has become crazy about robotics. And recently, the Yerucham High School Robotics Team won some heavy honors.

Attention, Teens! Register Now for Your Summer of Service!

Attention, Teens! Register Now for Your Summer of Service!

Attention, teens! If you’re looking for a meaningful way to spend this summer, join the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and other teens from around Miami in Summer of Service.

New Greater Miami Jewish Federation Task Force Promoting Awareness About Human Trafficking in Miami-Dade County

New Greater Miami Jewish Federation Task Force Promoting Awareness About Human Trafficking in Miami-Dade County

A new task force will increase public awareness and concern about the dangers and prevalence of human trafficking in Miami-Dade County and Florida.

Mega Mission Bus Plants Community Garden in Memory of Fellow Participant

Mega Mission Bus Plants Community Garden in Memory of Fellow Participant

In memory of their fellow bus mate, several participants on 2012’s Miami Mega Mission to Israel collected money to plant a few trees in Israel that has now become a fruitful and flourishing community space in Pardes Channa-Karkur.

A Life-Changing Journey: Roots Mission 2013

A Life-Changing Journey: Roots Mission 2013

In March 2013, 15 teenagers from Pardes Channa-Karkur, Israel, went on a 10-day trip to Ethiopia, on a mission called “Roots,” to gain a better understanding of the sacrifices and difficulties their parents and grandparents had to endure to give them a more prosperous life as Israelis.

Help Our Jewish Community by Participating in a National Survey

Help Our Jewish Community by Participating in a National Survey

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining with other Jewish organizations across America to ask Jewish individuals over 18 years of age and of all backgrounds and interests to participate in an important new intergenerational survey. Y

Rabbinic Expert on End-of-Life Issues to Speak at Three Programs on May 2

Rabbinic Expert on End-of-Life Issues to Speak at Three Programs on May 2

Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, one of the leading experts on the topic – including advance care directives – will be the keynote speaker at three programs sponsored and presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Chaplaincy Program, Maimonides Society, Attorneys’ Division and Foundation on Thursday, May 2.

JVC Volunteers Thanked, Honored for Service

JVC Volunteers Thanked, Honored for Service

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation takes great pride in the thousands of dedicated volunteers who committed their time and energy this year to make a difference.

Jewish American Heritage Month Spotlights Jews in Entertainment

Jewish American Heritage Month Spotlights Jews in Entertainment

From the Yiddish Theater and nickelodeons to Hollywood and Broadway, the Jewish people have made tremendous contributions to the world of entertainment. Through the month of May, Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) honors the Jewish fingerprint upon the nation’s popular culture.

 Masa Israel Journey Offering Wine and Organic Living Experiences in Israel this Fall

Masa Israel Journey Offering Wine and Organic Living Experiences in Israel this Fall

Masa Israel Journey, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/Jewish Agency for Israel-funded program that brings post-college adults on transformative experiences through Israel has two new, five-month programs available that will ignite the passions of anyone with an interest in Judaic studies, Israel, organic living and wine—Israel Wine Experience and LaMidbar.

Miami Teens to Participate in J-Serve, an International Day of Service

Miami Teens to Participate in J-Serve, an International Day of Service

Join teens from around Miami-Dade County for Mitzvah Miami on Sunday, April 28, as they partner with J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish teens.

March of the Living Celebrating 25th Anniversary as a Global Phenomenon with Miami Roots

March of the Living Celebrating 25th Anniversary as a Global Phenomenon with Miami Roots

One hundred thirty local residents will assemble on March 28 and become part of a legacy that changed modern Jewish education, as they depart on the 25th annual March of the Living, a two-week journey to Poland and Israel.

A Q&A with Yerucham Mayor Michael Biton

A Q&A with Yerucham Mayor Michael Biton

More than six years ago, Miami’s Jewish community established a long-term partnership with the Israeli town of Yerucham, located in the Negev Desert. Michael Biton, Yerucham’s mayor, was recently in the U.S. and stopped in Miami to discuss the past five years of partnership and what’s ahead for the Miami-Yerucham connection.

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