In response to yesterday's court rulings on legalizing same-sex marriage in the State of Florida, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation released the following statement.
The Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) applaud the release of Alan Gross and welcome him home after more than five years of imprisonment in Cuba.
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.
What do Israeli President Shimon Peres and entertainer Paula Abdul have in common? Both will be featured speakers at events presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in the weeks and months ahead. Mark your calendar now and plan to join friends from across Miami at these upcoming community programs!
Emotions ran high on the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s recent Berlin Israel Mission, as participants observed the Jewish people’s tragic past in Nazi Germany and its unusual resurrection in today’s German democracy, as well as the Israeli people recovering from war.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation joins the worldwide Jewish community and the State of Israel in expressing its outrage and grief at this morning’s barbaric terror attack at Har Nof Synagogue in Jerusalem, which resulted in the murder of three dual US-Israeli nationals and one British-Israeli citizen.
On Thursday, December 11, 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.
Holocaust survivors will join hundreds of local residents to commemorate one of the most tragic events in modern Jewish history, as the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, observes the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, on Sunday, November 9, at 6 p.m.
The population of the Miami Jewish community has increased by 9 percent during the past decade, reversing about 30 years of decline, according to the 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study:A Portrait of the Miami Jewish Community released by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Enjoy one of the South Florida’s real estate industry’s most popular social traditions and meet hundreds of leading professionals, as the Real Estate Division and The Real Estate Network of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation present the 17th Annual Sunset Over Miami reception.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Officers and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff, the second American brutally murdered by ISIS, the Islamic State.
When Miami and Yerucham – a town in Israel’s Negev Desert – formed a partnership in 2007, one of the goals was for people of all ages to share information, ideas and experiences that would enrich the lives of residents of each community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.