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Camp Szarvas Explores and Promotes Judaism in Hungary

Camp Szarvas Explores and Promotes Judaism in Hungary

Summer camps serve as a place for young children to form friendships, create memories and enjoy various summer-fun activities. One camp in Szarvas, Hungary — created by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation — aims to do all of the above in addition to changing and enriching the lives of its campers.
Kulanu Project Earns JAFI’s Partnership of Excellence Award

Kulanu Project Earns JAFI’s Partnership of Excellence Award

The partnership between the Jewish community of Miami and the city of Yerucham, Israel was recognized recently by the Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) Partnership of Excellence Award for its Kulanu Tri-Center Project, an innovative Jewish leadership and educational program for teens.
JCRC Reports on Flotilla and Fly-In

JCRC Reports on Flotilla and Fly-In

A year after a flotilla of anti-Israel ships attempted to break the naval blockade of Gaza, resulting in a confrontation with the Israeli Navy, a second flotilla has been blocked by Greek officials from sailing to Gaza from Greek ports. Now pro-Palestinian activists are planning a mass “fly-in” at Ben-Gurion Airport July 8-16.
JCRC Provides Tools on Second Gaza Flotilla

JCRC Provides Tools on Second Gaza Flotilla

On May 31, 2010, a flotilla of anti-Israel ships attempted to break the naval blockade of Gaza. In anticipation of a second flotilla expected to arrive in early July and the desire to promote informed advocacy, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation offers information the community can use for discussion.
IsraAid Provides Assistance in Japan

IsraAid Provides Assistance in Japan

In the months following the devastating March 2011 tsunami in Japan, Greater Miami Jewish Federation overseas partner IsraAid, a humanitarian relief coalition, has been providing relief for more than 10 shelters in the Japanese cities of Watari, Yamamoto and Sendai.
Send an Online Greeting or Tribute via JewishMiami.org!

Send an Online Greeting or Tribute via JewishMiami.org!

Online greetings and Tzedakah tribute cards are a great way to let loved ones know you are thinking of them. Not only are they quick and easy to send, but on JewishMiami.org, the e-cards are free! From Bar or Bat Mitzvahs to Jewish holidays to condolences, JewishMiami.org has an e-card for all of life’s events.
Two Federation Employees Honored by Their Peers

Two Federation Employees Honored by Their Peers

During a special year-end staff luncheon hosted by Board Chair Barbara Black Goldfarb, General Campaign Chair Brian L. Bilzin and Immediate Past Chair William Lehman, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation recognized two outstanding Federation staff members for their hard work, professionalism and commitment to Federation, their colleagues and the community.
Be Part of the Pre-Mission to Poland

Be Part of the Pre-Mission to Poland

Before the journey to Israel for Miami Mega Mission 2012, join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation from April 17 to 22 for a four-day pre-mission that explores the rich Jewish heritage that thrived in Poland before World War II.
Federation Supports Overseas Initiatives

Federation Supports Overseas Initiatives

B’nai B’rith met with Pope Benedict last month at the Vatican to extend appreciation for his role in fostering Catholic-Jewish relations. The Jewish organization presented the Pope with a dove-and-olive branch gift symbolizing peace.
Summer is almost here!

Summer is almost here!

The summer months are fast approaching and families are gearing up for their annual summer vacations. Before you leave for vacation, make sure you cross a few things off your checklist.
Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of the Midwestern Tornadoes

Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of the Midwestern Tornadoes

While communities across the Midwest struggle to recover from devastating tornadoes that have killed hundreds and left thousands homeless, the Jewish community is working together to provide much-needed humanitarian relief and assistance.
Miami Herald Covers the JVC

Miami Herald Covers the JVC

The Jewish Volunteer Center was recently mentioned in a Miami Herald article, which highlights the works of JVC’s Lion of Young Judah, along with other local programs, and how it has played a role in the volunteer community. Check out the coverage.
Israeli Defense Forces Soldiers Visit Miami

Israeli Defense Forces Soldiers Visit Miami

Two young Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers came to visit the Greater Miami Jewish Federation earlier this month. They spoke about the army experience and their time spent on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip.
Get Connected with The Network

Get Connected with The Network

Those between the ages of 22 and 39 can get connected with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Under 40 division, The Network. The Network offers social, educational, volunteer, philanthropic and leadership opportunities in Miami’s Jewish community.
Federation Collecting Donations to Help Victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes

Federation Collecting Donations to Help Victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes

As residents of Oklahoma try to deal with the effects of recent tornadoes, which have killed dozens and wreaked havoc on their communities, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is joining a national effort to provide immediate, nonsectarian aid where it is needed most.
Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Southeast Storms and Tornadoes

Federation Collecting Funds for Victims of Southeast Storms and Tornadoes

As part of the Jewish community’s response to the deadly tornadoes that hit the Southeastern part of the United States, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an emergency relief fund to respond to the devastation and address the needs of affected communities.
Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Honor Outstanding Individuals at 73rd Annual Meeting

Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Honor Outstanding Individuals at 73rd Annual Meeting

Members of Miami’s Jewish community will come together on Thursday, May 26th for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to elect new officers and Board members and honor five special individuals for their dedication to the Jewish people. Chaired by Isaac K. Fisher, the buffet luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Receives Help from Cruise Line

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Receives Help from Cruise Line

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation received a wonderful gift recently, when volunteers associated with Royal Caribbean Cruises lent a helping hand by painting and landscaping the Miami Beach landmark.
Fundraise for Federation Now Online

Fundraise for Federation Now Online

Today, more and more nonprofits are turning to the Internet as a resource to raise funds. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has created an online application where people can easily raise money via their own personal fundraising page.
Federation's 73rd Annual Meeting Is Just Around the Corner

Federation's 73rd Annual Meeting Is Just Around the Corner

There’s still time to register for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, taking place Thursday, May 26 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Miami. Federation will elect new officers and Board members and honor five special individuals for their dedication to the Jewish people.
Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Five Jewish community leaders will be recognized at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Friday, May 31 at the Hilton Miami Downtown at 11:30 a.m.

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Welcoming New Women

Welcoming New Women

Women’s Philanthropy of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation held its Annual Meeting and Installation Brunch this past Tuesday, a meaningful and inspiring event.

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A Good Death?

A Good Death?

Join the 24th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, sponsored by Federation’s Mishkan Miami, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and Miami Jewish Health, to discover if there is such a thing as a good death and how can we help those in our care achieve this goal?

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ZUAK: Israeli Art

ZUAK: Israeli Art

Yerucham artist-in-residence, Hadasa Yitshak, recently spent a week in Miami sharing her original art form of Zuak with Miami’s Jewish community at the three Federation-supported Jewish community centers in Miami.

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