A visit to Israel is a key stepping stone along the journey of Jewish identity-building, commitment and connection for youngsters. But for many families, a trip to Israel may seem financially beyond reach. That is why the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and participating synagogues established the Gift of Israel Savings Program, formerly known as Passport to Israel, in 1993.
Leonardo Bentata and 15 family members celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in Israel with an act of chesed (loving kindness) that will have a positive impact on the lives of residents of Yerucham, Miami’s partnership city in the Negev.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining with The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) as part of the non-sectarian national Jewish response to help the victims of unprecedented flooding across Colorado.
Relentless flooding has devastated southern Louisiana, now a federal disaster area. Following severe storms, rising waters have killed at least seven, destroyed countless homes and forced tens of thousands to flee for their lives – including staff from the local Jewish Federation and many from the local Jewish community.
As the campaign to boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) Israel continues, The Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC) will present an important fall seminar, Combating BDS: Changing the Conversation and Investing in Israel, on Wednesday, September 21.
The Jewish Chaplaincy Program and Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation are seeking participants for the Refuat Ha-Nefesh Spiritual Care Program, a remarkable and life-changing opportunity to bring comfort, spiritual solace and joy to people in need.
Children and teens are back in school and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign continues to support formal Jewish educational opportunities from early childhood through high school across Miami-Dade County.
Israel Bonds, The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Professional Advisors Council (PAC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation of will host its 2013 Fall Seminar on Monday, October 7.
If you have been thinking about joining Mission Mosaic, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation mission to Israel taking place November 3-10, 2013, now is the time to make your reservation. Just a few spaces remain for the unique travel experience, which enables participants to see the Israel that most appeals to them by selecting an itinerary geared toward specific areas of interest.
Tillie is 85 and lives on a fixed income, alone in a tiny North Dade apartment and homebound by debilitating medical conditions. Unable to get to the supermarket regularly and reluctant to ask for help, she used to ration her supply of food to make it last longer and was at high risk for malnutrition – until a cousin stepped in and contacted Jewish Community Services (JCS) of South Florida.
As a new school year begins, the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation wants kids and teens to know about Mitzvah Miami, a group of volunteer and community service projects just for the younger generation.
As we have done each year since 2008, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and our subsidiary agency, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), held an art contest for the cover of our 2013/5774 High Holiday greeting card. The winning entry was created by Alejandro Sabo in 2012, when he was a sixth-grade student at Jacobson Sinai Academy in North Miami Beach.
In the heat of the South Florida summer, leaving the house and the comfort of the air conditioner is often the last thing any of us has the energy for, especially anyone of a mature age. While many senior Miamians head north for the summer months, there are still plenty of activities for those who are still in town.
Twenty-four-year-old Sasha of Minsk, Belarus, told Federation leaders at The Jewish Federations of North America’s Campaign Chairs & Directors (CCD) Mission, her life began the day she discovered she was Jewish.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation partnered with Taglit-Birthright Israel to provide an exclusive Miami community Birthright experience for young adults ages 22 to 26 from Sunday, June 2, 2013 to Thursday, June 13, 2013.
This summer, the staff at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has joined together in a creative way to raise even more dollars and deliver more aid to those who need it through a summer fundraising competition—one of the many activities the team participates in throughout the year to help support the Annual Campaign.
On June 28, campers celebrated a special Shabbat Friday morning during the inaugural summer of Camp Klurman at the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC on the Simkins Family Campus. Donors to the JCC’s capital campaign joined them for challah, Shabbat songs and lots of smiles.
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.