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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.
Give Miami Day Raises $476,000 for Federation

Give Miami Day Raises $476,000 for Federation

Thank you, Miami! Because of your generous donations, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation topped the leaderboard with a total of $476,000 in donations on Give Miami Day.
Five Miami Jewish Day Schools Integrate Blended Learning

Five Miami Jewish Day Schools Integrate Blended Learning

Five Federation-funded Jewish day schools are adopting a cutting-edge approach to Jewish education known as “blended learning,” which combines traditional instruction with digital tools to provide highly personalized student experiences and introduce new models for lifelong learning. Called JBlendMiami, this technique enables students to learn at their own pace, aligned to their personal learning style.
Hillel Opens Its Doors at FIU

Hillel Opens Its Doors at FIU

Students at Florida International University (FIU) now have a dedicated Hillel to call their own, thanks to your ongoing support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign.
Calling All Miami-Dade College Students!

Calling All Miami-Dade College Students!

Do you know an exceptional, career-minded college student in Miami-Dade County? Onward Israel is now accepting applications.
New JCC Opens in Kiev, Ukraine

New JCC Opens in Kiev, Ukraine

Your donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign support Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) both locally and around the world, including Kiev’s brand-new Halom Jewish Community Center.
Celebrate CJL’s Five-Year Anniversary!

Celebrate CJL’s Five-Year Anniversary!

Join Federation on Wednesday, November 30 at Temple Beth Sholom to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL). Your generosity and commitment to creating a vibrant Jewish future has resulted in more than $40 million in estimated expected gifts to our community.
Make An Impactful Donation on Give Miami Day

Make An Impactful Donation on Give Miami Day

Mark your calendar now and plan to make a donation to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign on Give Miami Day, an annual community-wide day of online matched giving, on Thursday, November 16.
Iris Yerucham Hotel Awarded Four-Star Status

Iris Yerucham Hotel Awarded Four-Star Status

Mazel tov to Israel’s Desert Iris Hotel in Miami’s partner city of Yerucham, which was recently awarded 4-star status by the Israel Ministry of Tourism!
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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