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Sunset Over Miami Is a “Must” for Real Estate Pros

Sunset Over Miami Is a “Must” for Real Estate Pros

Real estate professionals, don’t miss the 19th Annual Sunset Over Miami, the highly popular networking event presented by Federation’s Real Estate Division.

Participate in the High Holidays at Your Local Synagogue

Participate in the High Holidays at Your Local Synagogue

Looking for a synagogue? The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, together with 37 participating synagogues, are offering a limited number of tickets at no charge for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services through the High Holiday Welcome Program. Registration opens at noon on Monday, September 12.

Miami’s Three Jewish Community Centers Are Buzzing with Activity

Miami’s Three Jewish Community Centers Are Buzzing with Activity

From preschool and afterschool programs to adult education and much more, Miami’s three Jewish community centers are buzzing with activity! Last year, the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign provided more than $2.2 million in vital support to the Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Dade, the Miami Beach JCC, and the Dave & Mary Alper JCC in South Dade.

Art Therapy for Holocaust Survivors Provides New Skills, New Friends

Art Therapy for Holocaust Survivors Provides New Skills, New Friends

Did you know Federation and our partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), have been supporting Argentina’s Jewish community for the past 15 years? Many of these families have such limited incomes that they are unable to provide financial support for their aging family members.

Argentina’s Jewish Senior Citizens Find a Home at LeDor VaDor

Argentina’s Jewish Senior Citizens Find a Home at LeDor VaDor

Did you know Federation and our partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), have been supporting Argentina’s Jewish community for the past 15 years? Many of these families have such limited incomes that they are unable to provide financial support for their aging family members.

Help PJ Library Fill Food Baskets for Local Seniors

Help PJ Library Fill Food Baskets for Local Seniors

With the High Holidays approaching, it’s important to make time for a mitzvah, especially one that can involve the children in your life. Join PJ Library at the annual Jewish Community Services (JCS) Milk & Honey event.

Florida’s Hillels Help College Students Sustain a Jewish Life

Florida’s Hillels Help College Students Sustain a Jewish Life

As Jewish students across Florida are returning to college campuses, Hillels are ready to welcome them back to Jewish life on campus. From Tallahassee to Tampa, from Gainesville to the Gables, the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign supports seven Hillels across Florida and countless more nationwide.

Join a Synagogue for the High Holidays

Join a Synagogue for the High Holidays

Are you looking for a spiritual connection this Jewish New Year? To help members of Miami’s Jewish community choose a place to worship, Federation and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami have compiled a directory of area synagogues.

Federation Welcomes First Miracle Baby!

Federation Welcomes First Miracle Baby!

Federation is thrilled to announce the birth of the very first Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund baby. Since 2014, Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida have worked together to support this innovative loan fund, started by Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv, in honor of their son, to empower South Florida Jewish couples with fertility obstacles to pursue parenthood via In Vitro Fertilization.

Generous Donors Expand the Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund

Generous Donors Expand the Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund

Since 2014, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) of South Florida have been working together to support the Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund. Started by Michelle and Matan Ben-Aviv in honor of their son, the innovative loan fund empowers South Florida Jewish couples with fertility obstacles to pursue parenthood via In Vitro Fertilization.

Yad Sarah Opens in Yerucham

Yad Sarah Opens in Yerucham

Since 2007, your donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign have helped Yerucham’s 10,000 residents on a daily basis. Most recently, through the Berlin Fund, Federation financed the build-out of a new Yad Sarah branch in Yerucham.

Celebrate Shabbat with The Network

Celebrate Shabbat with The Network

Enjoy a special evening hosted by The Network and community partners. Join Federation’s Under 40 connection, on Friday, September 9 for a Blue & White Community Shabbat Dinner at Temple Emanu-El. Schmooze with old friends and make new ones. Candle-lighting and services begin at 7 p.m. Prior to September 1, couvert is $36 (after which it is $45) and includes dinner, dessert and open wine bar. For more information, contact TheNetwork@gmjf.org or call 786.866.8446.

JVC Teen Leadership Preps for Day of Service

JVC Teen Leadership Preps for Day of Service

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC), Federation’s central clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities in Miami’s Jewish community, kicks off its teen volunteer program on Sunday, September 11. On the National Day of Service and Remembrance, young leaders will come together to plan volunteer programs for the year ahead, including JServe, the annual teen day of service that recruits more than 200 participants. The JVC offers opportunities year-round for volunteers of all ages to get involved. For more information, click here.

Grant Applications Now Open

Grant Applications Now Open

In addition to the millions of dollars Federation funds to organizations locally and around the world, $100,000 in grants will be awarded to new or expanding programs at Jewish nonprofits eager to make a difference in Miami-Dade County.

Election Season Support

Election Season Support

Election season is in full swing, and with that, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is ensuring our community is informed and engaged in the process.

Attend JWorks Latest Job Search Workshop

Attend JWorks Latest Job Search Workshop

Attention, job-seekers! JWorks Miami, a partnership between Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS), invites you to attend its “Social Media and Your Job Search” workshop on Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free event, held at Federation, will provide insight and ideas for your social media job search strategy.

Helping Mothers and Babies in Argentina

Helping Mothers and Babies in Argentina

Did you know Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population? As the country continues to struggle economically, many families are living below the poverty line, including pregnant women and those with young children.

NYLC Builds Bikes for Local Children

NYLC Builds Bikes for Local Children

Last week, nearly 200 members of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) joined together in Aventura for their annual retreat.

Unique Gift of Israel Savings Program Makes Travel More Affordable

Unique Gift of Israel Savings Program Makes Travel More Affordable

A visit to Israel as a young adult not only offers memories that will last a lifetime, but also is a transformative and educational experience that strengthens Jewish identity. But for many families, such trips are unaffordable.

Register Now for March of the Living

Register Now for March of the Living

Registration for the Leo Martin March of the Living is now open. During the two-week trip to Poland and Israel, 100 students from Miami-Dade County join their peers from around the world, along with Holocaust survivors, to take a step back in time.

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