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.
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.
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.
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.
On Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m, Miami’s Jewish community will come together for the annual Kristallnacht Commemorative Ceremony. The event will take at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, 1933-45 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, and is open to the entire community free of charge.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, our Jewish Community Relations Council, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami and our entire community join the people of Israel in welcoming home Israeli Staff Sergeant Gilad Shalit, who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists when he was only 19 years old on June 25, 2006.
Join Women’s Philanthropy of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and women from across Miami’s Jewish community for a very special luncheon and gathering filled with opportunities for inspiration, empowerment, reflection and fun. The Women’s Event will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is organizing a special Taglit-Birthright Israel trip especially for Miami-area adults ages 22 to 26 this December, and registration is now open. Taglit-Birthright Israel offers first-time, peer-group, educational, 10-day trips to Israel at no charge to participants.
The Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host its 2011 Fall Seminar on Tuesday, October 25 at Temple Israel, Miami. “The Impact of the Eichmann Trial: 50 Years Later” will be discussed by keynote speaker and noted professor and author Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt.
The Attorneys’ Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is now accepting nominations for honorees at the 28th Annual Judicial Reception. The event will feature the presentation of three prestigious awards that recognize accomplished jurists.
On December 3, 2009, Alan Gross, a 61-year-old American Jew working under contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development to help the Cuban Jewish community improve its access to the internet, was arrested in Havana, Cuba. He was found guilty of “actions against the independence of the territorial integrity of the State” and sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence.
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.