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JSTAR Program Offers Miami Teens Exciting Mitzvah Projects

JSTAR Program Offers Miami Teens Exciting Mitzvah Projects

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) offers a mitzvah program for South Dade eighth-grade students called JSTAR (Jewish Students Taking an Active Role). Teens have the opportunity to complete fun and unique mitzvah projects that they can participate in as a group activity as well as earn up to 30 community service hours.

Miami Mega Mission Update

Miami Mega Mission Update

Israel is the place to be April 22 through May 1, 2012. More than 650 members of our Jewish community have already signed up for the Miami Mega Mission, a transformational nine-day journey that will take more than 800 Miamians to our spiritual homeland together.

Federation to Lead Advocacy Mission to Washington, D.C. in February

Federation to Lead Advocacy Mission to Washington, D.C. in February

Join theMajor Gifts Division and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation for the Fourth Annual Advocacy Mission to Washington, D.C. in February.

In Environment of Economic Hardship, Federation Support Stays Constant

In Environment of Economic Hardship, Federation Support Stays Constant

During these challenging economic times, when more people in our Jewish community have been forced to seek assistance from social-service agencies, many of those very agencies are struggling to maintain services as they face cutbacks from the government and other funding organizations.

The Jewish Lens Program, Introduced by Federation and CAJE, Coming to Eight Miami and Two Israeli Schools

The Jewish Lens Program, Introduced by Federation and CAJE, Coming to Eight Miami and Two Israeli Schools

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its local partner agency, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), are introducing The Jewish Lens to the Miami Jewish community. This year-long educational program is a gateway for young people to explore Jewish identity and values through photography.

Yerucham to Receive Much-Needed Ambulance

Yerucham to Receive Much-Needed Ambulance

Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham, Israel, is receiving a fully equipped ambulance, thanks to a special gift from a longtime Federation donor. Through its relationships with organizations, communities and individuals throughout the Jewish world, Federation is able to match philanthropists with specific funding opportunities.

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us! Join the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us! Join the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane season is here, the tropics are brewing and it’s time to prepare. For the ninth consecutive year, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is organizing the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT), a database of volunteers who will be called upon to assist in the event of a hurricane or other emergencies in the community.

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us! Join the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane Season Is Upon Us! Join the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Hurricane season is here, the tropics are brewing and it’s time to prepare. For the ninth consecutive year, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is organizing the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT), a database of volunteers who will be called upon to assist in the event of a hurricane or other emergencies in the community.

Join the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

Join the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team

The Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is ready in case of the threat of hurricane with the Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT) data bank. An orientation session will be held on July 28.

Volunteers Share Skills and Create Lasting Memories in Yerucham

Volunteers Share Skills and Create Lasting Memories in Yerucham

On May 30, 2013, five volunteers from Miami embarked on a two-week adventure through the rough terrain of Israel’s Negev to live and work in the city of Yerucham, as part of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Volunteer BaMidbar (Volunteer in the Desert) program, offered in partnership with Skilled Volunteers for Israel.

Searchable Holocaust Database Now Online

Searchable Holocaust Database Now Online

Holocaust survivors and their families can now search an amazing online database of photos and documents, thanks to an exciting new project of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), an overseas partner of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The Shared Legacy Project allows users to search within the JDC’s digitized archives from the World War II era.

Sunset Over Miami Reception for Real Estate Professionals on September 15

Sunset Over Miami Reception for Real Estate Professionals on September 15

Hundreds of local real estate professionals will network and socialize, as the Real Estate Division and Real Estate Network of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation present the 14th Annual Sunset Over Miami on Thursday, September 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by Apollo Bank, 1150 South Miami Avenue.

Camp Szarvas Explores and Promotes Judaism in Hungary

Camp Szarvas Explores and Promotes Judaism in Hungary

Summer camps serve as a place for young children to form friendships, create memories and enjoy various summer-fun activities. One camp in Szarvas, Hungary — created by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation — aims to do all of the above in addition to changing and enriching the lives of its campers.

Cruise Line Helps Beautify

Cruise Line Helps Beautify

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation received a wonderful gift recently, when volunteers associated with Royal Caribbean Cruises lent a helping hand by painting and landscaping the Miami Beach landmark.

'Young Lion' Program Pairs B’nai Mitzvah Students with Holocaust Survivors

'Young Lion' Program Pairs B’nai Mitzvah Students with Holocaust Survivors

For the second year in a row, the Jewish Volunteer Center and the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation are partnering for the Young Lion of Judah program, pairing B'nai Mitzvah students with Holocaust survivors. The program is designed for students who are seeking to put more mitzvah in their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Kulanu Project Earns JAFI’s Partnership of Excellence Award

Kulanu Project Earns JAFI’s Partnership of Excellence Award

The partnership between the Jewish community of Miami and the city of Yerucham, Israel was recognized recently by the Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) Partnership of Excellence Award for its Kulanu Tri-Center Project, an innovative Jewish leadership and educational program for teens.

JCRC Reports on Flotilla and Fly-In

JCRC Reports on Flotilla and Fly-In

A year after a flotilla of anti-Israel ships attempted to break the naval blockade of Gaza, resulting in a confrontation with the Israeli Navy, a second flotilla has been blocked by Greek officials from sailing to Gaza from Greek ports. Now pro-Palestinian activists are planning a mass “fly-in” at Ben-Gurion Airport July 8-16.

JCRC Provides Tools on Second Gaza Flotilla

JCRC Provides Tools on Second Gaza Flotilla

On May 31, 2010, a flotilla of anti-Israel ships attempted to break the naval blockade of Gaza. In anticipation of a second flotilla expected to arrive in early July and the desire to promote informed advocacy, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation offers information the community can use for discussion.

Send an Online Greeting or Tribute via JewishMiami.org!

Send an Online Greeting or Tribute via JewishMiami.org!

Online greetings and Tzedakah tribute cards are a great way to let loved ones know you are thinking of them. Not only are they quick and easy to send, but on JewishMiami.org, the e-cards are free! From Bar or Bat Mitzvahs to Jewish holidays to condolences, JewishMiami.org has an e-card for all of life’s events.

IsraAid Provides Assistance in Japan

IsraAid Provides Assistance in Japan

In the months following the devastating March 2011 tsunami in Japan, Greater Miami Jewish Federation overseas partner IsraAid, a humanitarian relief coalition, has been providing relief for more than 10 shelters in the Japanese cities of Watari, Yamamoto and Sendai.

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