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The Making Miracle Babies Fund Provides Interest-Free Loans in Miami-Dade County

The Making Miracle Babies Fund Provides Interest-Free Loans in Miami-Dade County

Miami’s own Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv are featured this week in a Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) story about a program they created in partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida to lower the financial obstacles to accessing fertility treatments and having a child.
Join The Network for Cocktails and a Briefing

Join The Network for Cocktails and a Briefing

Join The Network, Federation’s under 40 division, and AIPAC’s Miami Club on Thursday evening, July 21 for cocktails and a fascinating briefing on how the Jewish and African America communities are working together to advocate for Israel.
Maccabi Games Take Place at the Jewish Community Centers in Miami

Maccabi Games Take Place at the Jewish Community Centers in Miami

With the Olympics only a few weeks away, international sports is on everyone’s minds, including those at the three Greater Miami Jewish Federation-funded Jewish community centers in Miami.
Jews from 20 Countries Travel to Rural Hungary to Attend Camp Szarvas this Summer

Jews from 20 Countries Travel to Rural Hungary to Attend Camp Szarvas this Summer

This summer, 1,300 young Jews from 20 countries are traveling to rural Hungary to attend Camp Szarvas, an annual program that merges the fun of sleepaway camp with the celebration of Jewish peoplehood.
Register Now for March of the Living

Register Now for March of the Living

Registration has opened for the Leo Martin March of the Living (LMMOL), April 8-23, 2018, an impactful educational program for teens studying the Holocaust.
Participants Enjoy a Variety of Experiences on the 2016 Summer Family Mission to Israel

Participants Enjoy a Variety of Experiences on the 2016 Summer Family Mission to Israel

B’nai Mitzvahs in Jerusalem, wine tasting in Kiryat Tivon, ATV rides, rafting down the Jordan River, dinner in a Bedouin tent, a traditional Ethiopian lunch and dance performance in Pardes Channa-Karkur, sunset burgers and beers in Tel Aviv, taking in history at Independence Hall, and a visit to the Yitzhak Rabin Center…participants on the 2016 Summer Family Mission to Israel experienced it all and then some on their 10 day journey through our spiritual homeland.
The Federation-Funded American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Provides Aid to Ecuador

The Federation-Funded American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Provides Aid to Ecuador

On April 16, a horrific earthquake hit Ecuador killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The Federation-funded American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was on the ground immediately working with partners and providing aid to those who needed it most.
B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka Baking and Bimbas

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka Baking and Bimbas

B’nai Mitzvahs, Boureka baking and Bimbas: participants on the 2016 Summer Family Mission encountered all three over the past week traveling through Israel. Mission participants met with members of the Y-Team, a championship robotics group from Yerucham, Federation’s partnership city in the Negev.
The Claims Conference Helps Holocaust Survivors

The Claims Conference Helps Holocaust Survivors

The Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) has secured an additional $500 million above previously announced levels for 2016-2018.Helping the tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors in need around the globe is a critical priority of Jewish Federations across North America.
Federation Selected 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

Federation Selected 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors During Annual Meeting

Federation elected Amy N. Dean to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Scheck to serve as Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2016. Federation also selected a full slate of 2016-17 Officers and Board of Directors Members during its recent Annual Meeting, and honored outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin.
Ministers of Knesset Visit Miami to Learn More About the American Jewish Community

Ministers of Knesset Visit Miami to Learn More About the American Jewish Community

Last month, a delegation of Ministers of Knesset visited Miami and other US cities to learn more about the American Jewish community. MK Nachman Shai wrote an editorial in the Jerusalem Post about his observations.
Federation and Overseas Partners Provided Necessities to More than 8,000 Jews in the Ukraine

Federation and Overseas Partners Provided Necessities to More than 8,000 Jews in the Ukraine

Federation and its overseas partners have provided more than 8,000 Jews in the Ukraine with food, medicine, medical care, clothing, housing subsidies, post-trauma care, and Jewish community connections since armed conflict erupted in the region over the past two years. Nearly 10,000 people in the region have died, and inflation and unemployment have skyrocketed, leaving those once independent now struggling to cope.
Register for the International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC)

Register for the International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC)

Join more than 1,500 Jewish women philanthropists in Washington, D.C. this September for unforgettable days of learning, inspiration and friendship at the International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC).
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement on Elie Wiesel

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement on Elie Wiesel

The following statement was issued by Amy Dean, Chair of the Board, and Jacob Solomon, President and CEO of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation:
Birthright Bus of Miamians and Israeli Soldiers Makes Its Way Through Israel

Birthright Bus of Miamians and Israeli Soldiers Makes Its Way Through Israel

A full Birthright bus of Miamians and Israeli soldiers is making its way through Israel! So far the group has explored Tzfat, played soccer in Pardes Channa-Karkur, enjoyed Tel Aviv and even picked enough butternut squash with Project Leket, an initiative in southern Israel that promotes food rescue, to feed 600 people!
Federation’s Investment Committee Chair Led the Inaugural Israel Investment Summit

Federation’s Investment Committee Chair Led the Inaugural Israel Investment Summit

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.
Fostering a Safe and Secure Jewish Community in Miami

Fostering a Safe and Secure Jewish Community in Miami

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.
Amy N. Dean, Jeffrey Scheck Elected to Lead Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Amy N. Dean, Jeffrey Scheck Elected to Lead Greater Miami Jewish Federation

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation elected Amy N. Dean to serve as Chair of its Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Scheck to serve as Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2016.
Keep Up with the Latest News and Events from PJ Library of Miami

Keep Up with the Latest News and Events from PJ Library of Miami

Moms, dads and grandparents can keep up with the latest news and events from PJ Library of Miami, thanks to a new Facebook page created just for them.
Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

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.
Thank you for Joining Us on Super Sunday!

Thank you for Joining Us on Super Sunday!

Take a look at some of our favorite photos from the day.

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35th Annual Judicial Reception

35th Annual Judicial Reception

Join Federation Attorneys’ Division at the 35th Annual Judicial Reception on Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

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For Women, By Women

For Women, By Women

It was curtains up for the new Jewish Women’s Theater Project (JWT), a theater group comprised of Orthodox women, thanks to support from Federation’s Women’s Impact Initiative grant.

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Embracing Diversity

Embracing Diversity

The Masa Israel Teaching Fellow Program is making history by embracing diversity, inclusion and tolerance.

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