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JCRC, The Network to Present Pre-Election Day Forum

JCRC, The Network to Present Pre-Election Day Forum

With elections on the minds of so many these days, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will present Party Politics: An Interactive Discussion for ALL Inquiring Minds, Monday, October 22 at The Green Diamond, 4775 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Israel’s President Shimon Peres Celebrates 89th Birthday in Miami’s Partnership City

Israel’s President Shimon Peres Celebrates 89th Birthday in Miami’s Partnership City

When you are president of Israel and are about to reach the milestone of 89 years old, there are many ways you can celebrate your birthday. Shimon Peres chose to spend his special day – Thursday, August 16, 2012 – in Yerucham, a city in Israel’s Negev Desert region that is partner to Miami’s Jewish community.

Federation Joins National Jewish Response to Hurricane Isaac

Federation Joins National Jewish Response to Hurricane Isaac

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining the national Jewish Federations of North America Disaster Relief Fund to contribute to local recovery and rebuilding in the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac. One hundred percent of all contributions to this fund are being allocated directly to the relief effort.

JCRC Offers Free Israel Educational Resources to Jewish Community

JCRC Offers Free Israel Educational Resources to Jewish Community

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is offering a new video-based mini-course featuring world-renowned experts on Israel and the Middle East. The free course is made available through a partnership between JCRC and Jerusalem Online University (JOU) that will enable individuals as well as organizations to benefit from JOU’s Israel educational resources.

Dream of Miami Beach JCC Becomes a Reality

Dream of Miami Beach JCC Becomes a Reality

Among Miami Beach’s iconic Art Deco buildings and hotels sits the new Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus, the newest jewel of Miami Beach’s architecture, ready and waiting to welcome its first visitors.

Get Ready for the Israel 65/Miami 75 Mission to Israel!

Get Ready for the Israel 65/Miami 75 Mission to Israel!

Were you part of Miami Mega Mission Israel 2012 – or wish you had been? People across Miami’s Jewish community are still talking about this extraordinary journey. Here’s your chance to join your Miami friends and neighbors in Israel in April 2013 – just in time to celebrate two milestones, the 65th anniversary of the creation of the modern State of Israel and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Unique Volunteer Opportunity to Bring Comfort to the Sick and Lonely

Unique Volunteer Opportunity to Bring Comfort to the Sick and Lonely

Discover a remarkable and life-changing opportunity to bring comfort, spiritual solace and joy to people in need. For the fourth consecutive year, The Jewish Chaplaincy Program and Jewish Volunteer Center are seeking volunteers for the Refuat Ha-Nefesh Spiritual Care Program.

Federation's Women's Amutot Joins International Alliance to Support Needs of Israeli Women

Federation's Women's Amutot Joins International Alliance to Support Needs of Israeli Women

The Women’s Amutot Initiative of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has joined 13 other American Jewish women’s foundations and three Israeli counterparts to form the Jewish Women’s Collaborative International Fund (JWCIF).

The Network Offers Cool Drinks and Good Company at Rush Hour

The Network Offers Cool Drinks and Good Company at Rush Hour

The Network, the under-40 connection of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will host its summer Rush Hour, a cocktail and networking event, on Thursday, August 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at Jeronimo’s Bar, 75 Southeast 6th Street.

The Network Offers Cool Drinks and Good Company at Rush Hour

The Network Offers Cool Drinks and Good Company at Rush Hour

The Network, the under-40 connection of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will host its summer Rush Hour, a cocktail and networking event, on Thursday, August 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at Jeronimo’s Bar, 75 Southeast 6th Street.

Yerucham Inventors Play It Cool to Win International Innovation Competition

Yerucham Inventors Play It Cool to Win International Innovation Competition

Standing together on a podium in Washington, D.C., six teenagers from Yerucham exemplified the inventive spirit of the Israeli people by becoming the only non-American team to win an award in the 2012 FLL Global Innovation competition.

Urge the International Olympic Committee to Hold One Minute of Silence in Memory of the Israelis Murdered at the 1972 Munich Games

Urge the International Olympic Committee to Hold One Minute of Silence in Memory of the Israelis Murdered at the 1972 Munich Games

On September 5, 1972, during the Olympic Games in Munich, eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village, killing two members of the Israeli team and taking nine hostages. In the ensuing battle, all nine Israeli hostages were killed, as were five of the terrorists and one policeman.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Provide Financial Assistance to Bulgaria Terror Victims Through Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) Fund for the Victims of Terror

Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Provide Financial Assistance to Bulgaria Terror Victims Through Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) Fund for the Victims of Terror

The Fund for the Victims of Terror, operated by The Jewish Agency for Israel and made possible by contributions from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish federations across North America, will provide financial assistance to Israelis wounded in the attack in Bulgaria and to the families of those killed in the July 18 attack in the resort town of Burgas.

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria Targeting Israeli Tourists

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria Targeting Israeli Tourists

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins together with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in offering our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of July 18’s terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, which targeted Israeli tourists.

Statement of Condolence on the Murder of Journalist Steven Sotloff

Statement of Condolence on the Murder of Journalist Steven Sotloff

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins together with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in offering our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of July 18’s terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria, which targeted Israeli tourists.

Miami Marlins Honoring Jewish Heritage Day

Miami Marlins Honoring Jewish Heritage Day

Join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, local Jewish day schools and the community for a day at the ballpark to support Jewish education, as the Miami Marlins host the Ninth Annual Jewish Heritage Day on Sunday afternoon, August 12 at Marlins Ballpark.

‘Young Lion’ Program Pairs B’nai Mitzvah Students with Holocaust Survivors

‘Young Lion’ Program Pairs B’nai Mitzvah Students with Holocaust Survivors

As many B’nai Mitzvah students search for meaningful ways to involve themselves in the Jewish value of tikkun olam, (repair of the world), the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Young Lion of Judah Program gives them a unique opportunity to bridge generational divides and forge lasting bonds with Holocaust survivors.

Memorial to Remember Victims of 1994 AMIA Bombing

Memorial to Remember Victims of 1994 AMIA Bombing

AJC Latino and Latin American Institute, along with over 30 local Jewish organizations, will host a community-wide memorial ceremony at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center (ATJC) on the 18th anniversary of the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

Interest-free Loans Bridge the Gap for Miami-Dade County Students

Interest-free Loans Bridge the Gap for Miami-Dade County Students

At a time when so many families are struggling to pay for even the most basic necessities, finding dollars to send a child to college can be even more challenging. But thanks to the Jewish Educational Loan Fund (JELF), some Jewish Miami-Dade County students were able to find the “last dollars” they needed to participate in higher education.

Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team Seeking Participants

Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team Seeking Participants

While natural disasters cannot be averted, the best defense in dealing with them is to be prepared. For the eighth consecutive year, the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is continuing its campaign to organize the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT), a data base of volunteers who will be called upon to assist in the event of a hurricane or other emergency in the community.

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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