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Federation Receives Commendation from City of Miami

Federation Receives Commendation from City of Miami

In recognition of the Miami Jewish community’s long-time commitment to equal treatment for all Americans, Carol Brick-Turin, Director of Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council, accepted a Commendation from the City of Miami at the conclusion of Black History Month 2014.

Teen Volunteers Needed for Mitzvah Miami’s J-Serve 2014

Teen Volunteers Needed for Mitzvah Miami’s J-Serve 2014

Mitzvah Miami, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s volunteer program for Jewish youth, invites teenagers from across Miami-Dade County to bring smiles to families living at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless on Sunday, April 13. The event is being coordinated by the JVC in partnership with J-Serve, an international day of service for Jewish teens.

Community Makes Super Sunday  a Super Good Deeds Day

Community Makes Super Sunday
a Super Good Deeds Day

Nearly 1,000 volunteers converged on Federation headquarters on Sunday, March 9 to raise vital funds for the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign and join in hands-on mitzvah projects as part of Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day.

Federation Support Aiding Jewish Community of Ukraine

Federation Support Aiding Jewish Community of Ukraine

As political unrest in Ukraine has escalated in recent weeks, many people have been killed or injured. The turmoil has caused food shortages, the suspension of public transportation, and growing fear, especially among the elderly. But the most vulnerable Jewish residents are receiving the critical support they need, through the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

Professional Seminar to Review Estate and  Tax Strategies for Non-Traditional Families

Professional Seminar to Review Estate and
Tax Strategies for Non-Traditional Families

The Professional Advisors Council (PAC) of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Temple Israel of Greater Miami will present a seminar on Estate and Tax Planning for Non-Traditional Families on Tuesday, March 4, beginning at noon at Temple Israel, 137 Northeast 19th Street, Miami.

Three Legal Leaders to Be Honored at 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception

Three Legal Leaders to Be Honored at 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will recognize the achievements of three legal luminaries -- Judge Scott M. Bernstein, Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis and attorney Aaron S. Podhurst -- at its 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception on Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami.

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 
Jewish Community Relations Council
 on Kehillat Ra’anana in Israel

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 
Jewish Community Relations Council
 on Kehillat Ra’anana in Israel

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation sends a heartfelt message of support to the members of Kehillat Ra’anana in Israel following the unconscionable and hateful vandalism of their synagogue last week, which referenced rulings by Maimonides regarding non-believers.

Taglit-Birthright Israel Expands Eligibility

Taglit-Birthright Israel Expands Eligibility

Just after the New Year, more than 40 young adults returned to Miami from Israel, having spent 10 days on a life-changing Taglit-Birthright Israel trip through funding from the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign. Now, even more young Jews will have the opportunity to experience our spiritual homeland for free as adults after the organization expanded its program eligibility.

Sunday, March 9: A SUPER Day for Giving of All Kinds

Sunday, March 9: A SUPER Day for Giving of All Kinds

Super Sunday, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest annual community-wide fundraising phonathon, has traditionally been a day of giving, as volunteer callers reach out to members of Miami’s Jewish community to ask for support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Mourns the Loss of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Mourns the Loss of Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation mourns the loss of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Mr. Sharon passed away on the Jewish Sabbath on January 11, 2014.

Miami-Dade Synagogues to Participate in National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Saturday, January 11

Miami-Dade Synagogues to Participate in National Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Saturday, January 11

More than a dozen Miami-Dade synagogues will take part in National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, facilitated by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking.

Jewish Volunteer Center Seeking Volunteers for a Day of Civic Pride in Honor of MLK Day of Service

Jewish Volunteer Center Seeking Volunteers for a Day of Civic Pride in Honor of MLK Day of Service

Volunteer for a day of community service and civic pride honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the Jewish Volunteer Service (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation participates in the 2014 MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20.

Federation Applauds Florida International University and  University of Miami Opposition to ASA Academic Boycott of Israel

Federation Applauds Florida International University and University of Miami Opposition to ASA Academic Boycott of Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council are greatly concerned that while assaults on Israel’s legitimacy were once held to the extreme margins of society, they are now seeping into mainstream discourse in academia.

The Women's Event Sold Out!

The Women's Event Sold Out!

Be inspired, feel empowered and enjoy friendship at The Women’s Event, Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, with special guest speaker Fran Drescher.

Federation Volunteers Giving Time to South Florida Causes During Holiday Season

Federation Volunteers Giving Time to South Florida Causes During Holiday Season

Hundreds of volunteers will make the 2013 holiday season more meaningful by giving their time and energies to serving others in the community through the Fifth Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) “Season of Doing” program.

Call for 2014 Judicial Reception Award Nominations

Call for 2014 Judicial Reception Award Nominations

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting nominations for three outstanding legal professionals to be honored at the 30th Anniversary Judicial Reception on April 3, 2014.

2014 Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Miami-Dade Youth

2014 Jewish Overnight Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Miami-Dade Youth

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting applications for Summer 1014 Jewish overnight camp scholarships for children between the ages of 8 and 17. This is the 12th year Federation is offering need-based scholarships available to Miami-Dade County families to help make Jewish overnight summer camps more affordable.

Celebrating Community at the 2014 Pacesetter Event

Celebrating Community at the 2014 Pacesetter Event

On Thursday, December 19, hundreds of Miami’s most committed philanthropists will gather at the Hilton Miami Downtown to celebrate Jewish community and pledge their support for the most vulnerable at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s annual Pacesetter Event.

PHOTOS: Memories of Mission Mosaic

PHOTOS: Memories of Mission Mosaic

As participants on the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s latest mission to Israel get back on Miami time and used to the fact that there won’t be a falafel stand around the corner, we would like to reminisce on their behalf and bring you a few memories from this most incredible Mission Mosaic.

The Foundation Reaches Milestone Golden Anniversary of Creating Lasting Legacies and Caring for Miami’s Jewish Future

The Foundation Reaches Milestone Golden Anniversary of Creating Lasting Legacies and Caring for Miami’s Jewish Future

Jewish tradition teaches us to make the world a better place for future generations. With this in mind, a group of Jewish philanthropists created The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation almost 50 years ago, to build lasting legacies for the vibrancy and continuity of Jewish life in Miami and beyond.

The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 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.

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