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Professionals Cruising to Sunset Over Miami, a Celebration of South Florida’s Real Estate Industry

Professionals Cruising to Sunset Over Miami, a Celebration of 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 16th Annual Sunset Over Miami reception on Thursday, October 17.

The Network: Connecting Miami's Young Professionals to the Community and Beyond

The Network: Connecting Miami's Young Professionals to the Community and Beyond

On a hot Friday night this past June, more than 100 young Jewish professionals gathered for a Kabbalat Shabbat Service and dinner at Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach, followed by drinks and socializing at a nearby South Beach club. The evening, called “Shabbat and the City,” was the latest in a long history of successful events presented by The Network.

Give Your Child the Gift of Israel Without Breaking the Bank

Give Your Child the Gift of Israel Without Breaking the Bank

A visit to Israel is a key stepping stone along the journey of Jewish identity-building, commitment and connection for youngsters. But for many families, a trip to Israel may seem financially beyond reach. That is why the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and participating synagogues established the Gift of Israel Savings Program, formerly known as Passport to Israel, in 1993.

Bentata Family’s Visit Makes a Difference in Yerucham

Bentata Family’s Visit Makes a Difference in Yerucham

Leonardo Bentata and 15 family members celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in Israel with an act of chesed (loving kindness) that will have a positive impact on the lives of residents of Yerucham, Miami’s partnership city in the Negev.

Join PJ Library for an Afternoon of Ice Skating

Join PJ Library for an Afternoon of Ice Skating

Celebrate a successful start to the school year with a fun-filled afternoon! Join PJ Our Way at the Scott Rakow Youth Center on Sunday, September 11 for ice skating and a book-related project.

Help Flood Victims in Louisiana

Help Flood Victims in Louisiana

Relentless flooding has devastated southern Louisiana, now a federal disaster area. Following severe storms, rising waters have killed at least seven, destroyed countless homes and forced tens of thousands to flee for their lives – including staff from the local Jewish Federation and many from the local Jewish community.

Learn How to Combat BDS at PAC’s Upcoming Seminar

Learn How to Combat BDS at PAC’s Upcoming Seminar

As the campaign to boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) Israel continues, The Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC) will present an important fall seminar, Combating BDS: Changing the Conversation and Investing in Israel, on Wednesday, September 21.

Federation Collecting Donations to Help Victims of Colorado Flooding

Federation Collecting Donations to Help Victims of Colorado Flooding

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining with The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) as part of the non-sectarian national Jewish response to help the victims of unprecedented flooding across Colorado.

Refuat Ha-Nefesh Program Trains Volunteers to Bring Comfort to the Sick and Lonely

Refuat Ha-Nefesh Program Trains Volunteers to Bring Comfort to the Sick and Lonely

The Jewish Chaplaincy Program and Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation are seeking participants for the Refuat Ha-Nefesh Spiritual Care Program, a remarkable and life-changing opportunity to bring comfort, spiritual solace and joy to people in need.

Students Get Back to School With the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Students Get Back to School With the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Children and teens are back in school and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign continues to support formal Jewish educational opportunities from early childhood through high school across Miami-Dade County.

Federation, Israel Bonds Present

Federation, Israel Bonds Present "A Conversation with David Tepper"

Israel Bonds, The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Professional Advisors Council (PAC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation of will host its 2013 Fall Seminar on Monday, October 7.

Federation Mission Mosaic Nearly Sold Out

Federation Mission Mosaic Nearly Sold Out

If you have been thinking about joining Mission Mosaic, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation mission to Israel taking place November 3-10, 2013, now is the time to make your reservation. Just a few spaces remain for the unique travel experience, which enables participants to see the Israel that most appeals to them by selecting an itinerary geared toward specific areas of interest.

Federation Applauds State of Florida Action on Iran and Sudan Sanctions

Federation Applauds State of Florida Action on Iran and Sudan Sanctions

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council applaud the State of Florida in its efforts to strengthen sanctions against Iran and Sudan.

Supplemental Gifts Provide Vital Support for Senior Meals Programs and Other Important Causes

Supplemental Gifts Provide Vital Support for Senior Meals Programs and Other Important Causes

Tillie is 85 and lives on a fixed income, alone in a tiny North Dade apartment and homebound by debilitating medical conditions. Unable to get to the supermarket regularly and reluctant to ask for help, she used to ration her supply of food to make it last longer and was at high risk for malnutrition – until a cousin stepped in and contacted Jewish Community Services (JCS) of South Florida.

Mitzvah Miami Offers Kids and Teens Community Service, Volunteer Opportunities

Mitzvah Miami Offers Kids and Teens Community Service, Volunteer Opportunities

As a new school year begins, the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation wants kids and teens to know about Mitzvah Miami, a group of volunteer and community service projects just for the younger generation.

Sixth Grader’s Art Featured on Federation High Holiday Greetings

Sixth Grader’s Art Featured on Federation High Holiday Greetings

As we have done each year since 2008, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and our subsidiary agency, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), held an art contest for the cover of our 2013/5774 High Holiday greeting card. The winning entry was created by Alejandro Sabo in 2012, when he was a sixth-grade student at Jacobson Sinai Academy in North Miami Beach.

Summer Activities Keep Seniors Minds, Bodies Active Throughout Miami

Summer Activities Keep Seniors Minds, Bodies Active Throughout Miami

In the heat of the South Florida summer, leaving the house and the comfort of the air conditioner is often the last thing any of us has the energy for, especially anyone of a mature age. While many senior Miamians head north for the summer months, there are still plenty of activities for those who are still in town.

Hundreds of Miami-Area Youth Enjoy a Jewish Summer Experience Through Federation-Funded Programs

Hundreds of Miami-Area Youth Enjoy a Jewish Summer Experience Through Federation-Funded Programs

Miami-area youth are busy this summer going to camp, exploring Israel and making a difference through various Greater Miami Jewish Federation-funded programs and agencies.

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.

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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