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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.
Jewish Teen Life Thriving in Former Soviet Union

Jewish Teen Life Thriving in Former Soviet Union

Despite the hardships of growing up in the war-torn areas of the former Soviet Union, teens in cities across the region are coming together to celebrate their Judaism. Federation’s overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), has prioritized supporting Jewish teen life around the world.
Federation: A Security Update

Federation: A Security Update

In the past two weeks, there have been more than 50 bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) around the world, including one in London and two in South Florida.
Copy of A Statement From the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Following Terror Attack in Central Israel

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

As we prepare to celebrate Shavuot – commemorating the giving of the Torah to the Jewish people – it’s wonderful to know that your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign is bringing other Jews closer to their heritage.
JWorks Miami: Free Resources for Businesses

JWorks Miami: Free Resources for Businesses

Attention, employers! Are you looking for qualified candidates to help grow your business? JWorks Miami is a community employment program provided through a partnership of Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, and offered at no cost to local employers and Jewish job-seekers.
Learn the Importance of Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing With Mishkan Miami

Learn the Importance of Physical and Spiritual Wellbeing With Mishkan Miami

Whether you are going through a difficult time or wish to provide comfort to someone who is, Federation’s Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support ensures you are never alone. Mishkan Miami’s caring corps of Jewish chaplains, rabbis and volunteers work year-round with doctors to provide holistic spiritual, mental and physical care to those who are lonely or ill.
The Sacred Jewish Conversation

The Sacred Jewish Conversation

Become a Sacred Jewish Conversation Facilitator and learn how to facilitate end of life discussions.

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Israel and Miami Come Together

Israel and Miami Come Together

Special needs children enjoy a multi-sensory environment at Miami Children’s Museum through a collaboration with Israel’s Beit Issie Shapiro.

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Hillel Program Helps Jewish College-Bound Students Transition to College

Hillel Program Helps Jewish College-Bound Students Transition to College

First-year college students can connect to Jewish life through JCollege Bound, a program offered by Hillel International.

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New to Miami

New to Miami

If you are new to Miami enroll in Shalom Miami, a Federation program to help you learn about Jewish Miami’s events, services, volunteer opportunities and more.

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