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Volunteer Program to Benefit the Homeless on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Volunteer Program to Benefit the Homeless on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On Monday, January 17, the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will once again take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service and Learning, honoring the civil rights leader’s legacy with a meaningful day of giving back to the community.

ParnossahWorks Miami Event to Discuss the Power of Social Media

ParnossahWorks Miami Event to Discuss the Power of Social Media

ParnossahWorks Miami, a job services program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, will host a session about the power of social media at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 26 with Georgianne Brown, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Big Couch Media Group, a firm focused on auditing and evaluating various companies’ digital efforts.

Pacesetter Event Brings Out the Best in Jewish Philanthropy

Pacesetter Event Brings Out the Best in Jewish Philanthropy

More than 450 of Miami’s most committed Jewish philanthropists came out in full force on Thursday, December 16 for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2011 Pacesetter Event at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

Federation Offering Subsidies for Young Jewish Adults to Attend TribeFest

Federation Offering Subsidies for Young Jewish Adults to Attend TribeFest

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is offering subsidies to help young Jewish adult attend TribeFest this March 6-8, when Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s from across the nation will gather in Las Vegas for an exciting three-day extravaganza that will offer an amazing mix of inspirational programming featuring music, food, arts, entertainment and a hands-on community service project.

TribeFest Extravaganza Offers New Approach to Connecting with Judaism

TribeFest Extravaganza Offers New Approach to Connecting with Judaism

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is offering subsidies to help young Jewish adult attend TribeFest this March 6-8, when Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s from across the nation will gather in Las Vegas for an exciting three-day extravaganza that will offer an amazing mix of inspirational programming featuring music, food, arts, entertainment and a hands-on community service project.

Federation to Lead Advocacy Mission to Washington, D.C. in March

Federation to Lead Advocacy Mission to Washington, D.C. in March

The Major Gifts Division and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will lead the third annual advocacy mission to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday, March 2 and 3, 2011.

The Main Event – A Night for Our Community to Celebrate Israel!

The Main Event – A Night for Our Community to Celebrate Israel!

More than 1,200 supporters of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will come together for one important evening – The 2011 Main Event – on Thursday, February 24, 2011. This annual event is a “don’t-miss” occasion, with a delicious kosher dinner, compelling guest speakers, outstanding entertainment and a strong sense of community spirit.

Update on Devastating Forest Fires in Northern Israel

Update on Devastating Forest Fires in Northern Israel

As of December 6, almost all of the fires in Israel's Carmel Mountain region had been extinguished, and a few small spot fires remaining were expected to be doused shortly. The focus has now turned to assessing the human impact of the disaster.

Foundation PAC to Host Lunch & Learn Discussing IRA/401k Conversion

Foundation PAC to Host Lunch & Learn Discussing IRA/401k Conversion

Retirement funds can be tricky, but the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will try to take some of the confusion out of the equation at its next Lunch & Learn session on Thursday, December 16.

Summit to Focus on Fighting Back Against the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

Summit to Focus on Fighting Back Against the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

An Israel Summit will be held on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Jungle Island to educate our community on how to fight against the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, convened by the Jewish Community Relations Council.

Third Annual Jewish Community Volunteer Day Set for December 24

Third Annual Jewish Community Volunteer Day Set for December 24

The Third Annual Jewish Community Volunteer Day, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, will take place on Friday, December 24, with more than a dozen hands-on projects throughout Miami-Dade County.

The Network to Host ‘The White Feast’ Shabbat Dinner

The Network to Host ‘The White Feast’ Shabbat Dinner

The Network, Federation’s under-40 connection, will host “The White Feast” Shabbat Dinner on Friday, December 10, following Shabbat services at Temple Emanu-El in Miami Beach.

Federation to Host Pacesetter Event Thursday, December 16

Federation to Host Pacesetter Event Thursday, December 16

The Pacesetter Event Thursday, December 16 will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will, for donors to the 2011 Federation/UJA Campaign, and members of The Foundation’s Star of David and Heritage Societies.

Federation Gardens is Home to Two Centenarians

Federation Gardens is Home to Two Centenarians

The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Federation Gardens in Kendall may be the best place to learn the secrets of long life. The independent living facility is the home of two healthy and strong centenarians — Ana Adler and Ignacio Llerena — who look and act as if they are decades younger.

Federation to Send Second Medical Mission to Haiti in January 2011

Federation to Send Second Medical Mission to Haiti in January 2011

Federation will send 15 healthcare professionals on a medical mission to Haiti from January 7 to January 14, 2011. There is no cost to participate in this trip in partnership with UM Miller School of Medicine’s Project Medishare for Haiti.

‘Give Thanks. Give Help. Give Hope. It’s What Being Jewish Feels Like.’

‘Give Thanks. Give Help. Give Hope. It’s What Being Jewish Feels Like.’

Federation has launched the 2011 Campaign, which funds support in Miami, in Israel and overseas. This year is no different, as one in every eight people in our Jewish community receives some financial assistance from Federation and local Partner Agencies.

Many Shabbat Programs Around Miami-Dade for Families with Young Children

Many Shabbat Programs Around Miami-Dade for Families with Young Children

Families with young children have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of Shabbat worship programs throughout Miami-Dade County.

Lion of Judah Luncheon ‘Celebrating the Happiness We Get by Giving’

Lion of Judah Luncheon ‘Celebrating the Happiness We Get by Giving’

The annual Lion of Judah luncheon will be held on Tuesday, November 30, featuring bestselling author Marci Shimoff, the face behind the biggest self-help book in history — Chicken Soup for the Soul.

2011 Ben-Gurion Society Event to be Held in January

2011 Ben-Gurion Society Event to be Held in January

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2011 Ben-Gurion Society Event will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011 in Miami Beach.

JCRC Ensures Issues Remain at the Forefront

JCRC Ensures Issues Remain at the Forefront

Jewish Community Relations Council is Federation’s public affairs and advocacy arm, standing up for social justice and raising awareness about important issues. Already this year, JCRC has hosted events on genocide, security and intergenerational topics.

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