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Grant Applications Now Open

Grant Applications Now Open

In addition to the millions of dollars Federation funds to organizations locally and around the world, $100,000 in grants will be awarded to new or expanding programs at Jewish nonprofits eager to make a difference in Miami-Dade County.
Election Season Support

Election Season Support

Election season is in full swing, and with that, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is ensuring our community is informed and engaged in the process.
Unique Gift of Israel Savings Program Makes Travel More Affordable

Unique Gift of Israel Savings Program Makes Travel More Affordable

A visit to Israel as a young adult not only offers memories that will last a lifetime, but also is a transformative and educational experience that strengthens Jewish identity. But for many families, such trips are unaffordable.
Register Now for March of the Living

Register Now for March of the Living

Registration for the Leo Martin March of the Living is now open. During the two-week trip to Poland and Israel, 100 students from Miami-Dade County join their peers from around the world, along with Holocaust survivors, to take a step back in time.
Watch Our New Video

Watch Our New Video

Thanks to the thousands of people who make donations to our Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation Campaign, we are able to fund more than 100 programs and agencies here at home, in Israel and worldwide.
Helping Mothers and Babies in Argentina

Helping Mothers and Babies in Argentina

Did you know Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population? As the country continues to struggle economically, many families are living below the poverty line, including pregnant women and those with young children.
Leave Your Legacy in the “Book of Life”

Leave Your Legacy in the “Book of Life”

More than 600 members of our Jewish community have already committed to include Federation or a Federation partner organization in their estate plan, representing more than $42 million in heartfelt commitments.
Jewish Volunteer Center Debuts New Website

Jewish Volunteer Center Debuts New Website

Now it’s easier than ever to match your desire to volunteer with the needs of local organizations, thanks to the all-new website, iVolunteer.JewishMiami.org, of Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center.
Federation Helps Argentine Jews

Federation Helps Argentine Jews

Since 2014, Argentina has faced an unemployment crisis, making it difficult for thousands to feed and provide homes for their families. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is delivering food to the country’s most economically depressed Jews through Mezonot, a program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Federation's overseas partner.
Federation Supports a Partnership with a Community of Ethiopian-Israeli Residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur for Over a Decade

Federation Supports a Partnership with a Community of Ethiopian-Israeli Residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur for Over a Decade

For more than a decade, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has supported a partnership with a community of Ethiopian-Israeli residents in Pardes Channa-Karkur, an Israeli city between Tel Aviv and Haifa.
Building a Gojo

Building a Gojo

A Gojo is a traditional Ethiopian structure used for community gatherings, and now with the support of Federation, Ethiopian-Israeli residents of Pardes Channa-Karkur, Israel, will have a Gojo of their own.
Federation Leaders Witness Firsthand Community Dollars at Work

Federation Leaders Witness Firsthand Community Dollars at Work

“I was amazed to see the cutting-edge nature of our programs,” said Federation General Campaign Chair Jeffrey Scheck, who recently returned from The Jewish Federations of North America’s Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission to Paris and Israel.
Local Teen Shares Enthusiasm for Dentistry With Others

Local Teen Shares Enthusiasm for Dentistry With Others

Aspiring dentist Jessica Schlaen, 17, recently shared her passion for good oral health by distributing teeth-cleaning supplies and teaching the importance of proper brushing with children in Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham, Israel.
Largest French Aliyah Flight Lands in Israel

Largest French Aliyah Flight Lands in Israel

More than 200 French Jews arrived in Israel Wednesday, July 20 aboard a special aliyah (immigration) flight organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, along with the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption and Keren Hayesod-UIA.
Russian-Speaking PJ Library Program Serves Miami’s Growing Russian Jewish Population

Russian-Speaking PJ Library Program Serves Miami’s Growing Russian Jewish Population

Less than two years since its launch, Miami's Russian-Speaking PJ Library program has more than 300 subscribers from Northeast Dade’s Russian Jewish population. Like the original PJ Library program, participants ages 6 months through 8 years old receive free, monthly Jewish-themed books and music.
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.
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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