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New Greater Miami Jewish Federation Task Force Promoting Awareness About Human Trafficking in Miami-Dade County

New Greater Miami Jewish Federation Task Force Promoting Awareness About Human Trafficking in Miami-Dade County

A new task force will increase public awareness and concern about the dangers and prevalence of human trafficking in Miami-Dade County and Florida.

Mega Mission Bus Plants Community Garden in Memory of Fellow Participant

Mega Mission Bus Plants Community Garden in Memory of Fellow Participant

In memory of their fellow bus mate, several participants on 2012’s Miami Mega Mission to Israel collected money to plant a few trees in Israel that has now become a fruitful and flourishing community space in Pardes Channa-Karkur.

A Life-Changing Journey: Roots Mission 2013

A Life-Changing Journey: Roots Mission 2013

In March 2013, 15 teenagers from Pardes Channa-Karkur, Israel, went on a 10-day trip to Ethiopia, on a mission called “Roots,” to gain a better understanding of the sacrifices and difficulties their parents and grandparents had to endure to give them a more prosperous life as Israelis.

Rabbinic Expert on End-of-Life Issues to Speak at Three Programs on May 2

Rabbinic Expert on End-of-Life Issues to Speak at Three Programs on May 2

Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, one of the leading experts on the topic – including advance care directives – will be the keynote speaker at three programs sponsored and presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Chaplaincy Program, Maimonides Society, Attorneys’ Division and Foundation on Thursday, May 2.

Help Our Jewish Community by Participating in a National Survey

Help Our Jewish Community by Participating in a National Survey

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining with other Jewish organizations across America to ask Jewish individuals over 18 years of age and of all backgrounds and interests to participate in an important new intergenerational survey. Y

JVC Volunteers Thanked, Honored for Service

JVC Volunteers Thanked, Honored for Service

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation takes great pride in the thousands of dedicated volunteers who committed their time and energy this year to make a difference.

Jewish American Heritage Month Spotlights Jews in Entertainment

Jewish American Heritage Month Spotlights Jews in Entertainment

From the Yiddish Theater and nickelodeons to Hollywood and Broadway, the Jewish people have made tremendous contributions to the world of entertainment. Through the month of May, Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) honors the Jewish fingerprint upon the nation’s popular culture.

 Masa Israel Journey Offering Wine and Organic Living Experiences in Israel this Fall

Masa Israel Journey Offering Wine and Organic Living Experiences in Israel this Fall

Masa Israel Journey, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/Jewish Agency for Israel-funded program that brings post-college adults on transformative experiences through Israel has two new, five-month programs available that will ignite the passions of anyone with an interest in Judaic studies, Israel, organic living and wine—Israel Wine Experience and LaMidbar.

Miami Teens to Participate in J-Serve, an International Day of Service

Miami Teens to Participate in J-Serve, an International Day of Service

Join teens from around Miami-Dade County for Mitzvah Miami on Sunday, April 28, as they partner with J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish teens.

March of the Living Celebrating 25th Anniversary as a Global Phenomenon with Miami Roots

March of the Living Celebrating 25th Anniversary as a Global Phenomenon with Miami Roots

One hundred thirty local residents will assemble on March 28 and become part of a legacy that changed modern Jewish education, as they depart on the 25th annual March of the Living, a two-week journey to Poland and Israel.

A Q&A with Yerucham Mayor Michael Biton

A Q&A with Yerucham Mayor Michael Biton

More than six years ago, Miami’s Jewish community established a long-term partnership with the Israeli town of Yerucham, located in the Negev Desert. Michael Biton, Yerucham’s mayor, was recently in the U.S. and stopped in Miami to discuss the past five years of partnership and what’s ahead for the Miami-Yerucham connection.

Amy Hirshberg Lederman

Amy Hirshberg Lederman

Amy Hirshberg Lederman is an award-winning, nationally-syndicated columnist, author, Jewish educator, public speaker, and attorney.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration April 7

Yom HaShoah Commemoration April 7

Hundreds of South Floridians will gather at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Sunday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., to remember the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

Training Grants Available Through ParnossahWorks Miami

Training Grants Available Through ParnossahWorks Miami

Job seekers interested in attending short-term programs that will enable them to upgrade their skills and become more marketable may apply for training grants through ParnossahWorks Miami, a partnership between Jewish Community Services of South Florida and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation that helps job seekers gain immediate access to available job opportunities.

Federation's Youth Ambassadors Get Ready for Super Sunday!

Federation's Youth Ambassadors Get Ready for Super Sunday!

In preparation for Super Sunday on March 10, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Youth Ambassadors are planning, collecting and rallying at their schools for Miami’s largest annual Jewish community phonathon.

Super Sunday Goes Social in 2013

Super Sunday Goes Social in 2013

This year, Miami’s largest annual Jewish community phonathon will be more social than ever, as the Greater Miami Jewish Federation celebrates its 75th and Israel’s 65th birthdays with tweets, hashtags, check-ins and status updates at Super Sunday.

Community Answers the Call on Super Sunday

Community Answers the Call on Super Sunday

Super Sunday, the Miami Jewish community’s largest annual fundraising phonathon, was energized this year by a significant increase in the amount of money pledged to the 2013 Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

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