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Federation Collecting Funds in Response to Hurricane in Haiti

Federation Collecting Funds in Response to Hurricane in Haiti

As part of the Jewish community’s response to the effects of Hurricane Tomas in Haiti, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is collecting funds to provide immediate humanitarian aid to hurricane victims and their families.

‘Young Lion’ Program Pairs B’nai Mitzvah Students with Holocaust Survivors

‘Young Lion’ Program Pairs B’nai Mitzvah Students with Holocaust Survivors

The Jewish Volunteer Center and the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial have partnered for a Young Lion of Judah program to place B'nai Mitzvah students with Holocaust survivors who never had a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Jewish Volunteer Center Provides Hands-On Ways to Give Back

Jewish Volunteer Center Provides Hands-On Ways to Give Back

Looking for a meaningful way to use your talents, perform a mitzvah and make new friends? Look no further than Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center, the central clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities in Miami's Jewish community.

Federation-Funded Mentoring Program a ‘Win-Win’ for Ethiopian-Israeli Teachers and Students

Federation-Funded Mentoring Program a ‘Win-Win’ for Ethiopian-Israeli Teachers and Students

One of the ways Federation continues to assist the people of Israel is through a partnership with the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Pardes Channa-Karkur, including a mentoring program for elementary school students.

Miami Community to Celebrate Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, November 7

Miami Community to Celebrate Global Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, November 7

The Miami Jewish community will join more than 250 communities worldwide Sunday, November 7 for the Global Day of Jewish Learning. More than 30 special events will take place 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. across Miami-Dade County.

Israel Changes Young Adults' Lives, One Free Trip at a Time

Israel Changes Young Adults' Lives, One Free Trip at a Time

There’s no better way to connect to Judaism and the land of Israel than by visiting the Jewish state — except, of course, when you can do it for free. Registration for the December 2010 trips is now open — don’t delay!.

‘Party Politics’ Forum to Focus on the Facts in Advance of Election Day

‘Party Politics’ Forum to Focus on the Facts in Advance of Election Day

“Party Politics: An Elections Forum” will be held on Wednesday, October 27 with State Reps. Adam Hasner and Richard Steinberg, presented by The Network and the Jewish Community Relations Council to inform voters as they head to the polls.

Your Dollars at Work: ‘Susan’s House’ Provides Safe Haven for At-Risk Israeli Youth

Your Dollars at Work: ‘Susan’s House’ Provides Safe Haven for At-Risk Israeli Youth

Your donation to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign is working to help at-risk Israeli youth at “Susan’s House” in Jerusalem.

Miami-Dade Jewish Educators Learn About Holocaust at Yad Vashem

Miami-Dade Jewish Educators Learn About Holocaust at Yad Vashem

A group of 10 Jewish educators from across Miami-Dade participated in an intensive study program at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, in partnership with the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

Federation Is Collecting Donations to Aid Pakistani Flood Victims

Federation Is Collecting Donations to Aid Pakistani Flood Victims

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is collecting funds to aid victims of the devastating floods in Pakistan.

Federation Launches 2nd Annual Jewish Community Heroes Awards to Recognize and Promote Volunteerism

Federation Launches 2nd Annual Jewish Community Heroes Awards to Recognize and Promote Volunteerism

Jewish Community Heroes is a national initiative recognizing individuals who are bettering their communities through service. Nominations and votes for noteworthy individuals are now being accepted. Last year’s effort attracted over a half million votes.

Families Donate School Supplies to JCS Kosher Food Bank

Families Donate School Supplies to JCS Kosher Food Bank

Members of the Politano family from North Dade recently took part in the annual Jewish Community Services of South Florida “Milk & Honey” program, which delivers kosher food baskets to seniors and others in need during the High Holidays.

Jewish Community Brings Online Job Service to Miami

Jewish Community Brings Online Job Service to Miami

Since its launch in Spring 2010, ParnossahWorks — an online job service and initiative of F•E•G•S Health and Human Services System — has posted more than 100 jobs online, and more new job seekers sign up on the website every day.

Aventura Pilates Teachers Dance into Lives of Ethiopian-Israeli Children in Pardes Channa-Karkur

Aventura Pilates Teachers Dance into Lives of Ethiopian-Israeli Children in Pardes Channa-Karkur

Oriana Franco Azizollahoff and Renee Ricca of Aventura are helping to support a nascent dance program for Ethiopian-born children in Pardes Channa-Karkur, one of Miami's partnership cities in Israel.

Rabbinical Association Announces New Slate of Officers

Rabbinical Association Announces New Slate of Officers

The Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami (RAGM) has elected Rabbi Mark Kram, spiritual leader of Temple Beth Or, as its 2010–2011 President, as well as a full slate of Officers for the coming year.

Community Invited to Celebrate 'Shabbat Across Miami' February 19 and 20

Community Invited to Celebrate 'Shabbat Across Miami' February 19 and 20

Join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, participating Miami-Dade County synagogues, Jewish day schools and agencies, as well as worshippers throughout the community for a special Shabbat celebration on Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20.

Federation Collecting Funds in Response to Hurricane in Haiti

Federation Collecting Funds in Response to Hurricane in Haiti

As part of the Jewish community’s response to the massive earthquake on January 12 in Haiti, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is collecting funds to provide immediate humanitarian aid to earthquake victims and their families. One hundred percent of all contributions to this fund are being allocated directly to the relief effort.

Federation's Attorneys' Division Hosts 26th Annual Judicial Reception

Federation's Attorneys' Division Hosts 26th Annual Judicial Reception

The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will recognize the accomplishments of Judge Paul C. Huck, Judge Scott J. Silverman and attorney Donald I. Bierman

Women with a Mission on a Mission to Israel

Women with a Mission on a Mission to Israel

The Women’s Department of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has scheduled an extraordinary mission to Israel from April 13 to April 20, 2010.*

Alternative Spring Breaks in Israel Available for College Students

Alternative Spring Breaks in Israel Available for College Students

If you’re a college student, here’s a chance to make your spring break much more meaningful with an Alternative Spring Break (ASB), presented by the Jewish National Fund, in partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Volunteer Center, and the Israel and Overseas Department.

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