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Despite Ceasefire in Israel, Needs Continue

Despite Ceasefire in Israel, Needs Continue

Israeli students and teachers are expected to return to their classrooms for the start of the new school year this Monday, September 1, following a tense and traumatic summer of Hamas rocket attacks and Red Alert sirens.
First-Ever “Legendary Event” for Those Under 40 to Feature Matisyahu

First-Ever “Legendary Event” for Those Under 40 to Feature Matisyahu

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, for the first time ever, The Network of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host the hottest event of the year for Jewish young professionals – The Legendary Event, a night of philanthropy featuring a DJ set with hit recording artist Matisyahu.
Miami’s Partnership Communities Touched by the Crisis and Helped by You

Miami’s Partnership Communities Touched by the Crisis and Helped by You

This summer, many Israelis experienced the terror of rocket attacks for the very first time as a result of Hamas’ ability to fire rockets deeper into Israel from Gaza. Even Yerucham, Miami’s partnership city in the Negev Desert, was not immune; several Red Alert sirens sounded there, sending residents scrambling to the community’s few usable shelters.
When the Rockets Stop: Recovery Programs Under Way

When the Rockets Stop: Recovery Programs Under Way

While there is a temporary ceasefire in place, thousands of Israeli citizens continue to be traumatized by Red Alert sirens, the discovery of an extensive labyrinth of underground Hamas tunnels – many under Israeli communities – and the physical damage to homes, schools and businesses.
The March of the Living Expands Its Message to Address a New Generation

The March of the Living Expands Its Message to Address a New Generation

More than a quarter century after the founding of the March of the Living, an innovative Holocaust education program for high school students, its organizers are re-examining the iconic journey to Poland and Israel and adapting new ways to make it relevant for a new generation of young Jews.
South Florida Jewish Community Joins Together to Ensure Safety and Security

South Florida Jewish Community Joins Together to Ensure Safety and Security

Against a backdrop of geopolitical unrest, a war in Israel and rising anti-Semitism in Europe, our own Miami-Dade Jewish community has recently been alarmed by a series of criminal attacks, including the horrific murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin this past weekend.
Gilberts Share Israel Solidarity Mission Experience

Gilberts Share Israel Solidarity Mission Experience

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s founding President, Stanley C. Myers, z”l, was a passionate advocate for Israel, and last week, his grandson and great-grandson demonstrated their support as well, by participating in a Solidarity Mission organized by The Jewish Federations of North America.
Israel Emergency Fund Provides Comfort to Children in Rocket Danger Zones and More

Israel Emergency Fund Provides Comfort to Children in Rocket Danger Zones and More

Imagine you are a 13-year-old, born and raised in Sderot, an Israeli community located less than a mile from Gaza. You’ve spent your entire life running to bomb shelters and away from terrorist rocket fire. You jump at the sound of a dropped object or a closing door – and you are not alone; an estimated 94 percent of Sderot children show symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
Thousands of Miamians Rally Together in Support of Israel

Thousands of Miamians Rally Together in Support of Israel

More than 3,500 Miamians of all faiths and backgrounds came together to demonstrate their support for Israel in its battle against Hamas terrorists during a Community Solidarity Rally, dubbed “Miami Unites for Israel,” on Thursday, July 31 at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach.
Miami Community Rallys in Solidarity with Israel

Miami Community Rallys in Solidarity with Israel

Thousands of Miamians of all faiths and backgrounds came together to demonstrate their support for Israel in its battle against Hamas terrorists during a Community Solidarity Rally, dubbed “Miami Unites for Israel,” on Thursday, July 31.
Israel Emergency Fund Helping Israelis in Need

Israel Emergency Fund Helping Israelis in Need

As terrorist rockets rain down on Israel – putting more than 6 million citizens in harm’s way and damaging and destroying homes, schools and businesses – a group of Jewish leaders from Miami is also there, experiencing the tense situation firsthand.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Condemns Miami-Area Anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel Actions

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Condemns Miami-Area Anti-Semitic, Anti-Israel Actions

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we express our shock and outrage at the anti-Semitic acts that took place in Miami-Dade County over the past several days.
Miami Jewish Leaders in Israel as Federation Reopens Israel Emergency Fund

Miami Jewish Leaders in Israel as Federation Reopens Israel Emergency Fund

As terrorist rockets rain down on Israel – putting more than 6 million citizens in harm’s way and damaging and destroying homes, schools and businesses – a group of Jewish leaders from Miami is also there, experiencing the tense situation firsthand.
A Statement on Operation Protective Edge

A Statement on Operation Protective Edge

As you may or may not know by now, the situation in Israel has escalated to the point where the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Protective Edge on Monday, July 7 with some 1,500 IDF reservists called up for active duty, with a further draft of some 40,000 approved. In the last 24 hours, sirens have sounded throughout Israel, including in Tel Aviv, Herzliya, Ra’anana and Jerusalem.
Jewish Federations of North America Statement on Murder Arrests

Jewish Federations of North America Statement on Murder Arrests

The Jewish Federations of North America condemn the brutal murder of 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and is appalled by the heinous nature of this crime. We commend the Israeli Police for the swift arrests, and have full confidence that the Israeli justice system will ensure that those responsible will be punished to the full extent of the law.
Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Murder of Three Israeli Teens

Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on the Murder of Three Israeli Teens

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins the worldwide Jewish community, the State of Israel and all people of goodwill throughout the world in expressing our collective grief and outrage at the news of the killing of the three Israeli teens kidnapped 18 days ago.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Announces 2014-2015 Officers

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Announces 2014-2015 Officers

Robert G. Berrin has been elected Chair of the Board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and Amy N. Dean is Federation’s new General Campaign Chair, effective July 1, 2014.
Praying for the Safe Return of Kidnapped Students in Israel

Praying for the Safe Return of Kidnapped Students in Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, our Jewish Community Relations Council and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami extend our heartfelt prayers on behalf of the families of 16-year-old Naftali Frenkel, 16-year-old Gilad Sha’ar and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrah, in hope for the speedy and safe return of their children, who have been kidnapped by Hamas.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation Investing in Businesses in Israel's Negev Region

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Investing in Businesses in Israel's Negev Region

At 4,700 square miles, the Negev Desert covers nearly 60 percent of Israel’s territory, yet is home to just eight percent of its population. Communities in this southern region have consistently lacked sufficient resources for residents, resulting in an ongoing exodus to amenities-rich, highly populated cities.
Discover Israel and Volunteer in the Negev!

Discover Israel and Volunteer in the Negev!

Discover the Negev Desert and its geological, cultural and historical treasures! Join other Jewish professionals and volunteers in Yerucham, the Federation's partnership community in Israel's Negev region.
PJ Library at School

PJ Library at School

PJ Story Squad volunteers visited classrooms to teach students about Chanukah.

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Lend a Hand

Lend a Hand

Your donations to Federation help provide hot kosher meals to seniors struggling with food insufficiency.

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Finding Support

Finding Support

Federation dollars fund programs that help Ethiopian-Israelis acclimate to their new homeland.

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Being Jewish Abroad

Being Jewish Abroad

Hungarian Jews are reinforcing their Jewish heritage and traditions.

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