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A Fitting Finale to Federation's Israel at 70 Miami Mission

A Fitting Finale to Federation's Israel at 70 Miami Mission

Less than one week ago, 825 Miamians had a private audience with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. It was a fitting finale to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's Israel at 70 Miami Mission.

Join Us for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 80th Annual Meeting

Join Us for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 80th Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 80th Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Jungle Island. Chaired by Ray Ellen and Alan Yarkin, the program will honor Amy N. Dean for her service as 2016-2018 Chair of the Board, and install the 2018-2019 Federation Officers and Board of Directors, Trustees, Leadership Council and Council of Jewish Organizations.

Seven Jewish Teens Have Been Selected for the Stephen Muss Impact Fellowship

Seven Jewish Teens Have Been Selected for the Stephen Muss Impact Fellowship

Seven exceptional Jewish teens have been selected for the inaugural cohort of the Stephen Muss Impact Fellowship. Thanks to the generosity of Stephen Muss and Federation, the group will spend this fall studying at Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI).

Pre-Mission to Poland Journeys From Darkness to Light

Pre-Mission to Poland Journeys From Darkness to Light

Before arriving in Israel, 224 Mission participants traveled through Warsaw and Krakow, learning about the atrocities Jews suffered during the Holocaust.

A Message From the Israel 70 Mission Chairs

A Message From the Israel 70 Mission Chairs

It has been an incredible week celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday with 825 Miamians in the country we all consider our spiritual home. Follow our journey on our Facebook page or on Israelat70MiamiMission.org.

Get Involved With Federation!

Get Involved With Federation!

Has the Israel at 70 Miami Mission inspired you to get involved in Federation? Whether or not you traveled with us to Israel, there’s a place for you at Federation.

Rosh Lowe Reports on the Mission From Israel

Rosh Lowe Reports on the Mission From Israel

Rosh Lowe, WSVN Channel 7’s General Assignment Reporter, has been traveling with the Israel at 70 Miami Mission all week long. He has reported from sites across Israel, including Gaza, the Kotel and Yad Vashem, bringing Miami powerful stories of the country’s pride and resilience, as well as the Mission participants' reactions.

Mission Participants Visit Federation-Supported Sites

Mission Participants Visit Federation-Supported Sites

Throughout the week, Mission participants have had the opportunity to visit a variety of agencies supported by Federation, our overseas partners — the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and The Jewish Agency for Israel — and other non-governmental agencies.

Help a Meaningful Project Supported by Federation’s Jewish Incubator Grant

Help a Meaningful Project Supported by Federation’s Jewish Incubator Grant

Purchase delicious challah while helping a meaningful project supported by Federation’s Jewish Incubator Grant! Friendship Bakery, a program of Friendship Circle Miami Beach & North Dade, equips special needs individuals with valuable employment skills.

Israeli and Diaspora Young Jews Master a Well-Formed Approach to Life at Kiryat Yearim

Israeli and Diaspora Young Jews Master a Well-Formed Approach to Life at Kiryat Yearim

Through Federation’s Annual Campaign, Israeli and Diaspora young Jews master a well-formed approach to life at Kiryat Yearim, one of Israel’s many mechinas, pre-military academies.

Participants in the Pre-Mission to Poland Mark Yom HaShoah on the March of the Living

Participants in the Pre-Mission to Poland Mark Yom HaShoah on the March of the Living

Last week, participants in the Pre-Mission to Poland attended the Annual Yom HaShoah Ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Beach. This week, they joined thousands of people from around the world to mark Yom HaShoah on the March of the Living.

Federation’s Israel at 70 Miami Mission begins!

Federation’s Israel at 70 Miami Mission begins!

Federation’s Israel at 70 Miami Mission begins! More than 825 Miamians will be traveling to Israel to participate in this historic journey. You can keep up with all of the Mission activities and celebrations at Israelat70MiamiMission.org.

Miami and Yerucham Diller Fellows Come Together for Mifgash

Miami and Yerucham Diller Fellows Come Together for Mifgash

Miami’s Diller Teen Fellows and their families recently hosted Diller Teens from Federation's partnership city of Yerucham, Israel, in their homes, as part of the program’s Jewish communities' Mifgash (encounter).

Federation Sheds Light on Modern-Day Slavery With Freedom Seder

Federation Sheds Light on Modern-Day Slavery With Freedom Seder

Federation’s Task Force to Combat Human Trafficking recently held its 5th Annual Freedom Seder to shed light on modern-day slavery. Representatives of numerous civic and interfaith organizations came together to discuss the societal problem of domestic minor sex trafficking.

Federation Collaborates With Other Local Nonprofits to Focus on Women’s Safety

Federation Collaborates With Other Local Nonprofits to Focus on Women’s Safety

The Women’s Impact Initiative of Federation is participating in Change the Culture, a collaborative grant that aims to change attitudes on South Florida college campuses, support survivors, empower women and engage men as allies.

Recent Olim (Immigrants) Learn Hebrew Through Ulpan

Recent Olim (Immigrants) Learn Hebrew Through Ulpan

Working with our historic overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Federation is helping recent olim (immigrants) learn the language of their new home through Ulpan.

New Israelis Acculturate with Federation’s Assistance

New Israelis Acculturate with Federation’s Assistance

Federation helped 29,300 new olim (immigrants to Israel) settle in to their new home this past year through Ulpan, intensive language classes and acculturation programs offered by our overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel.

JCRC Participates in a Day of Advocacy in D.C.

JCRC Participates in a Day of Advocacy in D.C.

Last week, leadership from Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) traveled to Washington, D.C. on behalf of our Miami Jewish community for a Day of Advocacy.

Mishkan Miami Offers Pre-Shabbat Healing Services

Mishkan Miami Offers Pre-Shabbat Healing Services

Are you or a loved one struggling with illness, or are you looking for a moment to connect and reflect with your community? Mishkan Miami, Federation’s chaplaincy initiative, in partnership with the Pastoral Care Department of Baptist Health, offers free pre-Shabbat healing services the second Friday of every month.

HaZamir Brings Together Students From Miami and Yerucham

HaZamir Brings Together Students From Miami and Yerucham

This week, Jewish teens from Miami and Yerucham’s chapters of HaZamir — the International Jewish Teen Choir — are strengthening their bond as they perform together at local schools, synagogues and JCCs.

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