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Statement on Tragic Shooting in Quebec Mosque

Statement on Tragic Shooting in Quebec Mosque

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, its Jewish Community Relations Council and Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, we express our shock and dismay over the tragic shooting in the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center.

Join Federation Attorney’s Division on a Mission to Israel!

Join Federation Attorney’s Division on a Mission to Israel!

Calling all legal attorneys! Join Federation and the Attorneys’ Division on a very special mission to Israel from March 29 to April 4. Chaired by Aaron Podhurst and Alan Kluger, the trip will explore the country through a legal lens while offering attendees the ability to complete more than 16 CLE credits.

Don’t Miss Federation’s Largest Event of the Year!

Don’t Miss Federation’s Largest Event of the Year!

You won’t want to miss The Main Event, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest community event of the year. Join Chairs Colleen and Richard Fain on Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Grammy Award-Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Perform at The Main Event!

Grammy Award-Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Perform at The Main Event!

Wondering what all the hype is about Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari? Now’s your chance to find out! Join the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Chairs Colleen and Richard Fain at The Main Event on Wednesday, February 15.

Federation Partnering With Repair the World to Expand Jewish Young Adult Volunteerism in Miami

Federation Partnering With Repair the World to Expand Jewish Young Adult Volunteerism in Miami

Repair the World is coming to Miami! Federation is partnering with this nationally renowned organization to encourage peer-to-peer engagement among young Jewish adults in Miami’s Midtown/Downtown/Brickell area.

2017 Women’s Amutot Initiative Beneficiaries Announced

2017 Women’s Amutot Initiative Beneficiaries Announced

The Annual Federation/UJA Campaign has allocated nearly $300,000 to the Women’s Amutot Initiative, supporting 27 nonprofits organizations in Israel that empower women and improve Israeli society by promoting social, economic, religious and political equality.

Don’t Miss David Gregory at The Main Event!

Don’t Miss David Gregory at The Main Event!

Don’t miss keynote speaker David Gregory at The Main Event on Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Downtown Miami! Chaired by Richard and Colleen Fain, The Main Event is the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s largest community event of the year.

Russian and Brazilian Aliyah on the Upswing

Russian and Brazilian Aliyah on the Upswing

According to Federation’s partner agency, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption, approximately 27,000 people made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 2016.

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Joins in Condemnation of Rising Racist and Bigoted Incidents

Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach Joins in Condemnation of Rising Racist and Bigoted Incidents

The Board of Directors and staff of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach have joined with 90 Holocaust remembrance organizations and 71 Holocaust scholars of the Association of Holocaust Organizations to strongly condemn the recent surge in racially charged rhetoric and blatantly bigoted behaviors that have been cropping up in communities across the United States.

Take Advantage of Year-End Giving!

Take Advantage of Year-End Giving!

Time is running out! Tomorrow, December 31, is the last day to make your 2016 pledge, payment or new donation to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

Double Your Donation

Double Your Donation

Don’t miss out on the advantages of year-end giving! Your contribution will have double the impact as a generous donor has pledged to match all new and increased donations made on this day.

Federation-Funded JAFCO Helping Jewish Children in Need

Federation-Funded JAFCO Helping Jewish Children in Need

Thanks to your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, children and families in need across South Florida have a life-saving safety net – Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO), a Jewish-based group home and social-service resource for children (newborns to age 22) awaiting adoption and foster care.

Mark Your Calendars for Holocaust Education Week

Mark Your Calendars for Holocaust Education Week

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, invites you to Holocaust Education Week 2017. Learn about the Allies’ response to the Holocaust via political cartoons; attend a community read and discussion of Night by Elie Wiesel, z”l; discover the Yiddish songs and poems borne of the creative resistance movement in the Warsaw Ghetto; and much more.

Miami’s Jewish Community Welcomes Yerucham’s Matnas

Miami’s Jewish Community Welcomes Yerucham’s Matnas

In an ongoing effort to better serve their communities, seven professionals from Yerucham’s Matnas (community center) recently joined their counterparts from Miami’s three JCCs as part of the Miami-Yerucham Partnership

UM Hillel Birthright Trip Visits Yerucham!

UM Hillel Birthright Trip Visits Yerucham!

A number of students from University of Miami’s Hillel, one of seven Federation-supported Hillels throughout the state, recently participated in Birthright Israel.

Happy Chanukah from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation!

Happy Chanukah from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation!

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we wish you a Happy Chanukah! May the lights of Chanukah shine brightly on you and your loved ones. Click here to watch our Chanukah video.

Women's Amutot Initiative Makes a Difference in Israeli Women's Lives

Women's Amutot Initiative Makes a Difference in Israeli Women's Lives

This year, nearly $300,000 was allocated from Federation’s Annual Campaign to the Women’s Amutot Initiative, which supports 25 different nonprofit organizations in Israel that empower women to improve Israeli society by promoting social, economic, religious and political equality.

Federation-Funded JAFCO Helping Jewish Children in Need

Federation-Funded JAFCO Helping Jewish Children in Need

Thanks to your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, children and families in need across South Florida have a life-saving safety net – Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO), a Jewish-based group home and social-service resource for children (newborns to age 22) awaiting adoption and foster care.

Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with a Lineup of Fantastic Films

Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with a Lineup of Fantastic Films

The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), a program of Federation subsidiary agency, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), returns to celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary from January 12 through 26, 2017.

36-Hour Hackathon Provides Creative Education Solutions

36-Hour Hackathon Provides Creative Education Solutions

In addition to collaborating on a thriving robotics exchange program in our partnership city of Yerucham, Israel, Federation recently supported another tech initiative in the Negev region: a 36-hour Hackathon, sponsored in part by the Negev Funding Coalition (NFC).

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