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Pack Your Bags for a Tallahassee Advocacy Mission

Pack Your Bags for a Tallahassee Advocacy Mission

Join Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy and Jewish Community Relations Council on a Tallahassee Advocacy Mission March 21-22.
Enhance Your Israel at 70 Mission Experience With Our Pre-Mission to Poland

Enhance Your Israel at 70 Mission Experience With Our Pre-Mission to Poland

Just two weeks after launching Federation’s Israel at 70 Mission, 70 people have already made their deposits, and you can, too! You’ll also want to reserve a spot on the Pre-Mission to Poland, April 10-15, 2018.
Helping Haredis Succeed in the IDF

Helping Haredis Succeed in the IDF

To help Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews thrive in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Federation’s overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, recently created Tiferet Arazim, a pre-military academy that prepares them for enlistment.
Mark Your Calendars for Super Sunday!

Mark Your Calendars for Super Sunday!

On Sunday, March 19, join members of the community to volunteer on Super Sunday – the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest annual phonathon – and Good Deeds Day.
Lion of Judah Sculpture Lovingly Restored by Mother-Daughter Duo

Lion of Judah Sculpture Lovingly Restored by Mother-Daughter Duo

The magnificent Lion of Judah sculpture at the main entrance to Federation’s Stanley C. Myers Building has undergone a restoration, thanks to Laurel Susman Schwartz and Jordan Schwartz, a local mother-daughter team who wanted to express their deep appreciation to our organization.
#DoGoodFeelGood on Super Sunday on March 19

#DoGoodFeelGood on Super Sunday on March 19

Bring the whole family to Super Sunday — Federation’s largest annual phonathan — and Good Deeds Day on March 19. Along with raising money for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, the fun-filled day offers an array of activities from DIY mason jar meals for the elderly to Israeli dancing, PJ Library programming and more.
Register Now For Miami Jewish Day Schools!

Register Now For Miami Jewish Day Schools!

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open in Miami-Dade County, and MiamiJewishDaySchools.org, a new Jewish day school marketing initiative, can help parents choose the best place for their child.
Say "Happy Birthday, Israel!" On Federation's Israel at 70 Mission

Say "Happy Birthday, Israel!" On Federation's Israel at 70 Mission

Gather your friends and family and pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday. Federation’s Israel at 70 Mission, April 16-22, 2018, will celebrate Yom Ha’Zikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’Atzmut (Independence Day).
Women's Amutot Initiative Supports Tahel

Women's Amutot Initiative Supports Tahel

This year, the Women’s Amutot Initiative allocated nearly $300,000 from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign to 28 organizations that empower women to improve Israeli society through social, economic, religious and political equality.
Watch a Day in the Life of Federation

Watch a Day in the Life of Federation

Every day, thanks to your generous donation, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is caring for Jews around the world. Watch this video and let General Campaign Chair Jeffrey Scheck give you a bird’s eye view of some of what Federation accomplishes in a single day.
Join Us for the 33rd Annual Judicial Reception

Join Us for the 33rd Annual Judicial Reception

Join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Attorneys’ Division at the 33rd Annual Judicial Reception on Thursday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island. Robert C. Gilbert and Michael D. Joblove are Co-Chairs of the popular networking event, which will also honor two outstanding members of the legal community.
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.
Registration for Taglit-Birthright Israel Is Now Open

Registration for Taglit-Birthright Israel Is Now Open

Calling all young adults! Do you know what you’re doing this summer? How about a free trip to Israel with Taglit-Birthright Israel and Israel Outdoors?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Five Jewish community leaders will be recognized at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Friday, May 31 at the Hilton Miami Downtown at 11:30 a.m.

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Welcoming New Women

Welcoming New Women

Women’s Philanthropy of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation held its Annual Meeting and Installation Brunch this past Tuesday, a meaningful and inspiring event.

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A Good Death?

A Good Death?

Join the 24th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, sponsored by Federation’s Mishkan Miami, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and Miami Jewish Health, to discover if there is such a thing as a good death and how can we help those in our care achieve this goal?

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ZUAK: Israeli Art

ZUAK: Israeli Art

Yerucham artist-in-residence, Hadasa Yitshak, recently spent a week in Miami sharing her original art form of Zuak with Miami’s Jewish community at the three Federation-supported Jewish community centers in Miami.

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