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Mark Your Calendars for Holocaust Education Week

Mark Your Calendars for Holocaust Education Week

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, invites you to Holocaust Education Week 2017. Learn about the Allies’ response to the Holocaust via political cartoons; attend a community read and discussion of Night by Elie Wiesel, z”l; discover the Yiddish songs and poems borne of the creative resistance movement in the Warsaw Ghetto; and much more.
New Olim Celebrate Chanukah in Israeli Homeland

New Olim Celebrate Chanukah in Israeli Homeland

Federation partner agency, The Jewish Agency for Israel, gathered 100 new olim (immigrants) from 29 countries to light the “global chanukiah” (menorah) last week in their new homeland.
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.
Happy Chanukah from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation!

Happy Chanukah from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation!

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we wish you a Happy Chanukah! May the lights of Chanukah shine brightly on you and your loved ones. Click here to watch our Chanukah video.
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.
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.
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.
Create a Jewish Legacy Celebrates Five Years of Success

Create a Jewish Legacy Celebrates Five Years of Success

Federation’s Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL) program recently celebrated a special 5-year milestone at Temple Beth Sholom.The event honored the work of Federation’s 13 partner agencies in securing legacy gifts along with the power of community that has been the foundation of CJL’s achievements.
Miami’s Jewish Community Welcomes Yerucham’s Matnas

Miami’s Jewish Community Welcomes Yerucham’s Matnas

In an ongoing effort to better serve their communities, seven professionals from Yerucham’s Matnas (community center) recently joined their counterparts from Miami’s three JCCs as part of the Miami-Yerucham Partnership
Join Women’s Philanthropy on a Civil Rights Mission

Join Women’s Philanthropy on a Civil Rights Mission

Mark your calendar to join Women’s Philanthropy April 24 - 26 for a Social Action & Civil Rights Journey Through a Jewish Lens. Tour important historic sites in Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham, Alabama while learning about Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the present-day implications.
Give the Gift of Meaning with JVC’s Community Volunteer Days

Give the Gift of Meaning with JVC’s Community Volunteer Days

Give the gift of meaning this holiday season and brighten someone’s day by participating in Federation's Jewish Volunteer Center's Eighth Annual Community Volunteer Days.
Miami Beach Kids Score a Touchdown for Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Miami Beach Kids Score a Touchdown for Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Three Miami Beach brothers — Jared, Koby and Evan Resnick — recently raised $14,300 for the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. Conceived by 14-year-old Jared as a Bar Mitzvah project for his brother Koby, the Quarterbacks for the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach event enlisted 50 young athletes and local event sponsors for a flag football tournament on December 4 at the Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center.
Double Your Donation!

Double Your Donation!

Double your impact of your contribution to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign by donating on Monday, December 12! As 2016 comes to an end, Federation is counting on your contributions to support Jewish needs in Miami, in Israel and around the world.
Jewish Teens Gather to Celebrate and Strengthen Jewish Life

Jewish Teens Gather to Celebrate and Strengthen Jewish Life

Last week, more than 350 young adult Jewish leaders from the former Soviet Union (FSU) celebrated their role in strengthening Jewish life at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) Active Jewish Teens (AJT) 4th annual conference in Kharkov, Ukraine.
With Hopes for a Brighter Tomorrow, We Stand in Solidarity With the Cuban Community

With Hopes for a Brighter Tomorrow, We Stand in Solidarity With the Cuban Community

Miami's Cuban and Jewish Communities have long enjoyed a close affinity with one another and stand in strong solidarity.
Federation’s Tzedakah Fund Provides Emergency Assistance

Federation’s Tzedakah Fund Provides Emergency Assistance

Every year, Federation’s Tzedakah Fund provides emergency assistance to Jews in Miami, helping with everything from basic necessities to indigent Jewish burials and more.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Helps Israel Recover From Devastating Fires

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Helps Israel Recover From Devastating Fires

In response to the fires that burned across Israel during five days in November, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and our overseas partners are helping Israelis recover from the widespread devastation.
Standing in Unity, Embracing Diversity

Standing in Unity, Embracing Diversity

Prior to and after the election, we have seen a significant uptick in divisive and hateful rhetoric. According to the anti-intolerance watchdog, the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than 400 incidents of harassment, including racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic acts, have been reported.
Federation’s Tzedakah Fund Provides Emergency Assistance

Federation’s Tzedakah Fund Provides Emergency Assistance

Every year, Federation’s Tzedakah Fund provides emergency assistance to Jews in Miami, helping with everything from basic necessities to indigent burials and more.
A Statement from the Federation Regarding the Reprehensible Acts of Vandalism and the Death Threats Against Reform Jewish Leaders Found at Kehilat Ra'anan - Beit Samueli

A Statement from the Federation Regarding the Reprehensible Acts of Vandalism and the Death Threats Against Reform Jewish Leaders Found at Kehilat Ra'anan - Beit Samueli

Together with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation condemns the reprehensible acts of vandalism and the death threats against Reform Jewish leaders found at Kehilat Ra'anan - Beit Samueli, a Reform synagogue in Ra'anana, Israel.
The Main Event

The Main Event

More than 1,300 gathered at The Main Event to celebrate community and honor Ambassador Nikki Haley, who was presented with the Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award.

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Visiting Israel

Visiting Israel

This June 12-24, young adults ages 27-32 can take part in Taglit-Birthright by joining the Miami Community Birthright trip.

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Help for Job Seekers

Help for Job Seekers

Learn about how to use social media to help your job search at a JWorks workshop.

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Aid for Israelis

Aid for Israelis

Through Federation overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) program, Families First, at-risk families in Israel receive financial and emotional support.

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