In 2013, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation became the first Jewish community in the U.S. to invest directly in Israeli public equities as part of its endowment portfolio, and other communities have since followed Miami’s lead.
To help foster a safe and secure Jewish community environment in Miami-Dade County, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has hired a Community Security Director. Brenda Moxley is a retired Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Miami Division, FBI.
Hurricane season is here, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is seeking compassionate, helpful people to join the 2016 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT) and assist our community in case of a disaster.
On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we express our collective feelings of anguish and outrage at the horrific and hateful attack which took place in the overnight hours between Saturday night, June 11 and Sunday morning, June 12 in Orlando.
On Wednesday, June 8, Israeli police reported a terrorist attack by at least two individuals using automatic weapons at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv’s Commercial District. Four people were killed and at least six others were wounded before the gunmen were neutralized and arrested. An accomplice was later arrested, as well.
Despite the hardships of growing up in the war-torn areas of the former Soviet Union, teens in cities across the region are coming together to celebrate their Judaism. Federation’s overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), has prioritized supporting Jewish teen life around the world.
As we prepare to celebrate Shavuot – commemorating the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people – it’s wonderful to know that your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign is bringing other Jews closer to their heritage.
Attention, employers! Are you looking for qualified candidates to help grow your business? JWorks Miami is a community employment program provided through a partnership of Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, and offered at no cost to local employers and Jewish job-seekers.
Whether you are going through a difficult time or wish to provide comfort to someone who is, Federation’s Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support ensures you are never alone. Mishkan Miami’s caring corps of Jewish chaplains, rabbis and volunteers work year-round with doctors to provide holistic spiritual, mental and physical care to those who are lonely or ill.
Amy N. Dean was elected Board Chair of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jeffrey Scheck was elected General Campaign Chair this week at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting. Robert G. Berrin was honored for his long-time service to Miami’s Jewish community as Board Chair and past Campaign Chair. Young Leadership awards were presented to Matthew L. Adler, Sara Bejar, Amir Gold, Arnaud Karsenti and Shoshanna Wagner. The Annual Meeting was chaired by Steven J. Brodie and Isaac K. Fisher. Dean and Scheck will assume their new roles on July 1. Pictured at left: Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon, Amy N. Dean, Robert G. Berrin and Jeffrey Scheck.
The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish 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.