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Summer of Service

Summer of Service

Summer is a great time to do something good for the community. Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center, the central clearinghouse for volunteerism in Miami, has organized a list of opportunities for teen, college and adult volunteers. Community service hours are available for students, too!

Teens and College Students, Join the JVC for a Summer of Service

Teens and College Students, Join the JVC for a Summer of Service

Attention teens and college students! 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.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and JCRC Statement: Iran Nuclear Agreement Must Withstand Close Congressional Scrutiny and Robust Public Debate

Greater Miami Jewish Federation and JCRC Statement: Iran Nuclear Agreement Must Withstand Close Congressional Scrutiny and Robust Public Debate

In the wake of the July 14 announcement of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Federation and its JCRC urge close Congressional review, robust and reasoned public debate, and a renewed commitment to work together in a bipartisan fashion toward the shared goal of eliminating the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

New Federation Initiative Helps Young Latins Get Involved in North Dade Jewish Community

New Federation Initiative Helps Young Latins Get Involved in North Dade Jewish Community

Over the past decade, North Dade has enjoyed several waves of immigration from different Latin American countries. In fact, the 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study found a 64 percent growth of Hispanic Jewish adults from 2004 to 2014.

Mishkan Miami Offers Spirituality and Solace in Difficult Times

Mishkan Miami Offers Spirituality and Solace in Difficult Times

Individuals frequently find themselves in turmoil when confronting illness, death, divorce or other significant personal tragedies. Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, provides a variety of resources, including compassionate counsel and companionship, to members of our Jewish community to build hope and resilience in the face of despair.

Hurricane Season Is Here! Join the 2015 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane Season Is Here! Join the 2015 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane season is here, and it’s time to prepare. For the ninth consecutive year, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is organizing the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT), a database of volunteers who will be called upon to assist in the event of a hurricane or other emergencies in the community.

D-Day Commemorative Event Sunday, June 7

D-Day Commemorative Event Sunday, June 7

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus will host “D-Day and the Road to Liberation,” a Holocaust remembrance program, on Sunday, June 7 at 1 p.m. at the synagogue, 20350 Northeast 26th Avenue in Aventura. The event is supported by the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Nepal Earthquake

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the unfolding catastrophe in Nepal.

Federation to Honor and Elect Community Leaders at 79th Annual Meeting

Federation to Honor and Elect Community Leaders at 79th Annual Meeting

Hundreds of people will gather to elect and install new community leadership and to recognize exceptional individuals for their service to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Miami’s Jewish community at Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami.

Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting to Honor and Elect Community Leaders

Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting to Honor and Elect Community Leaders

Hundreds of people will gather to elect and install new community leadership and to recognize exceptional individuals for their service to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Miami’s Jewish community at Federation’s 77th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami.

Jewish Volunteer Center Honors Three Outstanding Volunteers

Jewish Volunteer Center Honors Three Outstanding Volunteers

Each year the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation honors an adult and a teen volunteer for their outstanding service to Miami’s Jewish community. This annual award recognizes and honors the efforts of people in the community who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others and improving the world through volunteerism.

Keeping Passover Spirit Alive in Ukraine

Keeping Passover Spirit Alive in Ukraine

Against the backdrop of a crippling humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s longtime overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), ensured that Passover continued uninterrupted for thousands of Jews at Hesed social welfare centers and Jewish community centers on both sides of the ceasefire line throughout Ukraine.

Join Teens for an Epic Service Day of Play!

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation along with J-Serve, Jewish Volunteer Center and BBYO/Miami Region invites local teens to join their peers from all around the country for J-Serve, the National Day of Teen Service.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Concentration Camp Liberations and 25th Anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Holocaust Remembrance Day Event to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Concentration Camp Liberations and 25th Anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Join hundreds of local residents during a solemn observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) on Sunday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m.

31st Annual Judicial Reception to Honor Three Legal Leaders

31st Annual Judicial Reception to Honor Three Legal Leaders

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will recognize the achievements of three exceptional legal professionals at its 31st Annual Judicial Reception on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island. The Judicial Reception is a major networking and social event in the legal community, attracting hundreds of South Florida’s most prominent attorneys and judges each year.

Generosity of Spirit Pervades Super Sunday/Good Deeds Day Event

Generosity of Spirit Pervades Super Sunday/Good Deeds Day Event

A sense of collective purpose pervaded the Greater Miami Jewish Federation as more than 700 volunteers participated in Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day on March 15 with a shared commitment to caring for others. This year’s 10-hour phonathon drew more than $760,000 in pledges from more than 1,400 donors.

Miami Women See Federation-Funded Nonprofits at Work in Israel

Miami Women See Federation-Funded Nonprofits at Work in Israel

Representatives from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Women’s Amutot Initiative Committee recently returned from a unique, seven-day Israel Study Trip that enabled them to see firsthand how Federation dollars are helping to improve the lives of women and children in Israel.

Moishe House Has a New Home for Young Jewish Adults in Aventura

Moishe House Has a New Home for Young Jewish Adults in Aventura

Moishe House International has opened a second home in Miami, aiming to connect the flourishing Jewish young adult population in North Dade. Thanks to the generous long-term support of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, Moishe House Miami-Aventura will provide local, accessible programs for Jewish young adults and continue to serve as a vibrant center of Jewish life.

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.

The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen
Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.

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