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Women Filmmakers Take the Spotlight at Miami Jewish Film Festival

Women Filmmakers Take the Spotlight at Miami Jewish Film Festival

Women filmmakers take the spotlight at the 22nd annual Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF), January 10-24, 2019. This year, a record 25 female directors from 12 countries are premiering their movies and more than half of all festival films have women serving in key roles as writers, directors or producers.
At-risk Israeli Youth Find Success Through Chocolate

At-risk Israeli Youth Find Success Through Chocolate

At-risk youth in Israel are gaining important social skills, self-confidence and career development opportunities, thanks to your donation to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign. Through Shades of Sweet, a program run by Federation’s overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, young adults in Israel work as chocolatiers in two Pardes Channa-Karkur chocolate shops, developing an interest, and possibly even a career, in the confectionary world.
Donate to Federation to Support Jewish Needs in Miami, Israel and Around the World

Donate to Federation to Support Jewish Needs in Miami, Israel and Around the World

As we say goodbye to 2018, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is counting on your contributions to support Jewish needs in Miami, in Israel and around the world.
UM Hillel Honored with Outstanding Campus Award

UM Hillel Honored with Outstanding Campus Award

Congratulations to UM Hillel for being honored with the Philip H. and Susan Rudd Cohen Outstanding Campus Award at the Hillel International Global Assembly in Denver, Colorado.
Friendship and a Hot Meal Helps Lonely Seniors Through the Holidays

Friendship and a Hot Meal Helps Lonely Seniors Through the Holidays

Seniors struggling with food insufficiency, especially during the holidays, can find a hot meal and companionship at one of five meal sites provided by Jewish Community Services (JCS) of South Florida, a Federation beneficiary agency.
Ethiopian-Israelis Benefit From Your Federation Donation

Ethiopian-Israelis Benefit From Your Federation Donation

Your donation to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign is helping strengthen the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Israel. In addition to supporting programs that focus on education and teacher training, Federation dollars are funding a variety of initiatives in 2019.
Happy Chanukah from our Family to Yours!

Happy Chanukah from our Family to Yours!

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we wish you a Happy Chanukah! As you celebrate the Festival of Lights, may your home be bright with happiness and love. Click here to watch our Chanukah video.
PJ Library Story Squad Gives the Gift of Chanukah to Miami-Dade Students

PJ Library Story Squad Gives the Gift of Chanukah to Miami-Dade Students

To celebrate the Chanukah season, PJ Library is providing a holiday experience for more than 700 children across Miami-Dade public and private secular schools.
Being Jewish Abroad

Being Jewish Abroad

Hungarian Jews are reinforcing their Jewish heritage and traditions, thanks to your support of the Annual Federation/ UJA Campaign.
Tax-Smart Strategies for End-of-Year Giving

Tax-Smart Strategies for End-of-Year Giving

As the end of the year approaches, you may be looking for some tax-smart strategies to help plan your charitable giving. The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation can help.
Pre-Register for Birthright Miami Community Trip 27-32 Now!

Pre-Register for Birthright Miami Community Trip 27-32 Now!

Are you a young adult looking to experience Israel? We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Miami Community Birthright trip will welcome participants ages 27-32, June 12-24, 2019. Participants will explore Israel with their peers, develop connections with their heritage and make memories to last a lifetime.
OLAM: Looking For Leaders Now!

OLAM: Looking For Leaders Now!

Are you interested in being a leader in Miami’s Jewish community? OLAM, Federation’s Leadership Development Program, is now accepting applications.
Women’s Amutot Initiative Helps Israelis Dealing With Domestic Abuse

Women’s Amutot Initiative Helps Israelis Dealing With Domestic Abuse

Survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Southern Israel receive emergency services and counseling through Maslan, a rape crisis center in the Negev, funded in part by your contributions to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign.
Jews in Moldova Receive Help Thanks To You

Jews in Moldova Receive Help Thanks To You

As winter approaches, your donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign help provide a lifeline for recipients like Liliya Braga, 67, who lives alone in Moldova.
Bring Holiday Happiness with JVC’s Annual Community Volunteer Days

Bring Holiday Happiness with JVC’s Annual Community Volunteer Days

On Friday, December 21; Sunday, December 23; Monday, December 24; and Tuesday, December 25, join volunteers in family-friendly activities that include preparing and serving meals, distributing donated toys at social-service agencies and spending time with hospitalized children, at-risk youth and homeless shelter residents.
Mark Your Calendar for Giving Tuesday

Mark Your Calendar for Giving Tuesday

Continue your Thanksgiving gratitude by participating in #GivingTuesday. Fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, the national movement takes place on Tuesday, November 27 and reminds us of the importance of giving.
Thank You for Your Generosity on Give Miami Day!

Thank You for Your Generosity on Give Miami Day!

Thank you for your generosity! Because of your donations, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation topped the leaderboard with a total of $743,800 raised on Give Miami Day.
New Online Series, “Federation Funds on the Run!” Premieres!

New Online Series, “Federation Funds on the Run!” Premieres!

Watch the premiere of our new online series, “Federation Funds on the Run!” featuring Federation Board Chair Jeffrey Scheck. Click here to learn how your donation to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign helps vulnerable members of our Miami community.
Join Us at the 37th Annual Hebraica Maccabi Games

Join Us at the 37th Annual Hebraica Maccabi Games

Join Federation for community and competition at the 37th Annual Hebraica Maccabi Games, taking place now through Sunday, November 25 at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC.
Federation is Collecting Funds for California Fire Victims

Federation is Collecting Funds for California Fire Victims

In the wake of the devastating fires in California, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is collecting funds to provide immediate support and relief to fire victims and their families.
Miami Medical Mission

Miami Medical Mission

Register for the Federation Medical Mission to Israel, October 28-November 3, 2019.

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Bringing Israel to Miami

Bringing Israel to Miami

Six idealistic, young Israelis are bringing Israel to campers at the three local Jewish Community Centers through a program of Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Girl Power

Girl Power

Tal Ohana, mayor of Federation partner city Yerucham, was recently named one of Forbes’ Israel 2019 Power Women.

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Strengthening Jewish Life

Strengthening Jewish Life

Federation overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is helping Jewish women in Karaganda, Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union find connection and camaraderie.

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