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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.
Federation Expands List of Funded Organizations

Federation Expands List of Funded Organizations

Five local organizations have joined Federation’s family of partner agencies receiving funding from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign for 2016-2017.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement Regarding Orlando Mass Killing

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Statement Regarding Orlando Mass Killing

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.
A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

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.
A Great New Website for Volunteerism

A Great New Website for Volunteerism

Summer is a great time to do something good for others, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center has a brand-new website to help you get started!
Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Many of us have the privilege of looking back fondly on our summers at Jewish overnight camp and all they provided: the friendships, the self-discovery, and often, the spark for our Jewish pride.
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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