Members of Miami’s Jewish community who are between the ages of 22 and 26 can now register for a free, 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip to be led by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation during winter 2013. Federation is partnering with Israel Outdoors, the largest provider of Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, to offer these experiences exclusively for residents of Miami-Dade County.
“April Showers Bring May Flowers: Benefits and Advice from the Rainmakers” is the subject of the next program in the Professional Advisory Committee Speaker Series presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Attorneys’ Division and The Attorneys’ Network.
This summer, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will lead a free, 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for members of Miami’s Jewish community who are between the ages of 22 and 26. Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15.
Shabbat is traditionally a time of peace, contemplation and togetherness. On Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, hundreds of Jewish people will share this holiday together during Shabbat Across Miami, taking place at venues across Miami-Dade County.
On Tuesday, February 14 at 7 p.m., Ambassador Hannah Rosenthal will speak about her unique role in President Obama’s administration as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, as well as the focus of her efforts over the last two years. The program is being presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
On Sunday, September 9, the Social Action Network (ages 22-39) of the Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will participate in a meaningful volunteer opportunity at the Ronald McDonald House, a home for families whose children are patients at Holtz Children’s Hospital.
Whether it is a love of art, nature, fashion, food or technology – or any of several other subjects – participants on Miami Mega Mission Israel 2012 will have the opportunity to explore their personal interests from a uniquely Israeli perspective during the mission’s “Options Day,” Friday, April 27.
Underscoring Miami’s long-standing commitment to supporting high-quality Jewish educational experiences for students of all ages, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is offering a total of $80,000 in additional grants to Jewish day schools that already receive funding from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign.
Miami Mega Mission 2012 now has 700 confirmed participants, making it the largest Jewish community mission to Israel in more than a decade. “The outpouring of interest and support for this trip has been overwhelming,” said Mega Mission Chair Saby Behar. “People understand that by participating in this trip, they are doing something meaningful, historic and life-changing.” The journey will take place April 22-May 1.
On Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m., members of the Ben-Gurion Society will come together for an evening of celebration and community at the Moore Building, located at 4040 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami. The event will feature a cocktail reception, dancing and live entertainment.
Hundreds of members of the Miami-Dade legal community will gather to celebrate the achievements of three dedicated professionals at the 28th Annual Judicial Reception, hosted by the Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting nominations for three outstanding legal professionals to be honored at the 29th Annual Judicial Reception on January 23, 2013.
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Federation Gardens, a Greater Miami Jewish Federation-sponsored, federally subsidized senior-housing facility, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a big party for the 180 residents who call it home.
On December 25, the Jewish community of Miami will once again come together to help the vulnerable and to enhance the area on the 4th Annual Jewish Community Volunteer Day, presented by the Jewish Volunteer Center of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Three Miami-Dade County middle- and high-school students took the three top honors in a nationwide “Rosh Hashanah Student Photography Contest.” Aptly themed, “New Beginnings,” the contest, sponsored by The Jewish Lens, an international educational program that integrates photography with Jewish curricula.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dr. Charles Krauthammer will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Pacesetter Event, taking place Thursday, December 15 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Hundreds of people will gather for the event to support vital social services in Miami, in Israel and around the world.
A downtown Miami high-rise apartment is the new base for Moishe House Miami, where a range of Jewish programming is being hosted by and for post-college adults. Weeks after moving into their new home, the three residents, ages 23 to 25, have held Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, community service projects, group learning sessions and social gatherings.
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.