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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.