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World ORT Provides Jewish Day School Options to Children Around the World

World ORT Provides Jewish Day School Options to Children Around the World

Your donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign help provide a Jewish day school experience to underprivileged children around the world.

UM Hillel Chosen to Participate in Hillel International’s Excellence Accelerator

UM Hillel Chosen to Participate in Hillel International’s Excellence Accelerator

Hillel International recently chose University of Miami Hillel to participate in the pilot cohort of its Excellence Accelerator. UM Hillel is one of seven Florida Hillels the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign supports.

The Main Event Is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

The Main Event Is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

We’re less than two weeks from The Main Event on Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Chaired by Colleen and Richard Fain, The Main Event is the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest event, bringing together donors from across our community to support a lifeline of services in Miami, in Israel and around the world.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement on Current Immigration Policy

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement on Current Immigration Policy

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, together with its Jewish Community Relations Council and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, expresses great concern over the current and potential impact of the Executive Order on immigration, signed by President Trump on January 27, 2017.

Miami Book Lover Selected For National PJ Our Way Design Team

Miami Book Lover Selected For National PJ Our Way Design Team

Miami’s Ellie Esquenazi, 10, was selected by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for the national PJ Our Way Design Team! Ellie creates book reviews, videos, polls, quizzes and blogs for PJ Library and participates in monthly online workshops and author interviews.

Statement on Tragic Shooting in Quebec Mosque

Statement on Tragic Shooting in Quebec Mosque

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, its Jewish Community Relations Council and Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, we express our shock and dismay over the tragic shooting in the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center.

Join Federation Attorney’s Division on a Mission to Israel!

Join Federation Attorney’s Division on a Mission to Israel!

Calling all legal attorneys! Join Federation and the Attorneys’ Division on a very special mission to Israel from March 29 to April 4. Chaired by Aaron Podhurst and Alan Kluger, the trip will explore the country through a legal lens while offering attendees the ability to complete more than 16 CLE credits.

Don’t Miss Federation’s Largest Event of the Year!

Don’t Miss Federation’s Largest Event of the Year!

You won’t want to miss The Main Event, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest community event of the year. Join Chairs Colleen and Richard Fain on Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Grammy Award-Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Perform at The Main Event!

Grammy Award-Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Perform at The Main Event!

Wondering what all the hype is about Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari? Now’s your chance to find out! Join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Chairs Colleen and Richard Fain at The Main Event on Wednesday, February 15.

Federation Partnering With Repair the World to Expand Jewish Young Adult Volunteerism in Miami

Federation Partnering With Repair the World to Expand Jewish Young Adult Volunteerism in Miami

Repair the World is coming to Miami! Federation is partnering with this nationally renowned organization to encourage peer-to-peer engagement among young Jewish adults in Miami’s Midtown/Downtown/Brickell area.

2017 Women’s Amutot Initiative Beneficiaries Announced

2017 Women’s Amutot Initiative Beneficiaries Announced

The Annual Federation/UJA Campaign has allocated nearly $300,000 to the Women’s Amutot Initiative, supporting 27 nonprofits organizations in Israel that empower women and improve Israeli society by promoting social, economic, religious and political equality.

Russian and Brazilian Aliyah on the Upswing

Russian and Brazilian Aliyah on the Upswing

According to Federation’s partner agency, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, approximately 27,000 people made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 2016.

Don’t Miss David Gregory at The Main Event!

Don’t Miss David Gregory at The Main Event!

Don’t miss keynote speaker David Gregory at The Main Event on Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Downtown Miami! Chaired by Richard and Colleen Fain, The Main Event is the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest community event of the year.

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Joins in Condemnation of Rising Racist and Bigoted Incidents

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Joins in Condemnation of Rising Racist and Bigoted Incidents

The Board of Directors and staff of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach have joined with 90 Holocaust remembrance organizations and 71 Holocaust scholars of the Association of Holocaust Organizations to strongly condemn the recent surge in racially charged rhetoric and blatantly bigoted behaviors that have been cropping up in communities across the United States.

Women's Amutot Initiative Makes a Difference in Israeli Women's Lives

Women's Amutot Initiative Makes a Difference in Israeli Women's Lives

This year, nearly $300,000 was allocated from Federation’s Annual Campaign to the Women’s Amutot Initiative, which supports 25 different nonprofit organizations in Israel that empower women to improve Israeli society by promoting social, economic, religious and political equality.

Take Advantage of Year-End Giving!

Take Advantage of Year-End Giving!

Time is running out! Tomorrow, December 31, is the last day to make your 2016 pledge, payment or new donation to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

Federation-Funded JAFCO Helping Jewish Children in Need

Federation-Funded JAFCO Helping Jewish Children in Need

Thanks to your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, children and families in need across South Florida have a life-saving safety net – Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO), a Jewish-based group home and social-service resource for children (newborns to age 22) awaiting adoption and foster care.

Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with a Lineup of Fantastic Films

Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with a Lineup of Fantastic Films

The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), a program of Federation subsidiary agency, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), returns to celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary from January 12 through 26, 2017.

36-Hour Hackathon Provides Creative Education Solutions

36-Hour Hackathon Provides Creative Education Solutions

In addition to collaborating on a thriving robotics exchange program in our partnership city of Yerucham, Israel, Federation recently supported another tech initiative in the Negev region: a 36-hour Hackathon, sponsored in part by the Negev Funding Coalition (NFC).

Don’t Miss This Year’s The Main Event!

Don’t Miss This Year’s The Main Event!

Join hundreds of your friends and neighbors to celebrate a night for community and a night for Israel at The Main Event, Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Respected journalist, political analyst and former moderator of Meet the Press, David Gregory, will give the evening’s keynote address.

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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