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Don’t Miss This Year’s The Main Event!

Don’t Miss This Year’s The Main Event!

Join hundreds of your friends and neighbors to celebrate a night for community and a night for Israel at The Main Event, Wednesday, February 15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Respected journalist, political analyst and former moderator of Meet the Press, David Gregory, will give the evening’s keynote address.

Take Advantage of Year-End Giving!

Take Advantage of Year-End Giving!

We’re counting down to the end of the year, and there are only seven more days to take advantage of year-end giving! Your pledge, payment or new donation to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign by December 31 lets you support Jewish needs in Miami, Israel and around the world.

Create a Jewish Legacy Celebrates Five Years of Success

Create a Jewish Legacy Celebrates Five Years of Success

Federation’s Create a Jewish Legacy (CJL) program recently celebrated a special 5-year milestone at Temple Beth Sholom.The event honored the work of Federation’s 13 partner agencies in securing legacy gifts along with the power of community that has been the foundation of CJL’s achievements.

New Olim Celebrate Chanukah in Israeli Homeland

New Olim Celebrate Chanukah in Israeli Homeland

Federation partner agency, The Jewish Agency for Israel, gathered 100 new olim (immigrants) from 29 countries to light the “global chanukiah” (menorah) last week in their new homeland.

Give the Gift of Meaning with JVC’s Community Volunteer Days

Give the Gift of Meaning with JVC’s Community Volunteer Days

Give the gift of meaning this holiday season and brighten someone’s day by participating in Federation's Jewish Volunteer Center's Eighth Annual Community Volunteer Days.

Double Your Donation!

Double Your Donation!

Double your impact of your contribution to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign by donating on Monday, December 12! As 2016 comes to an end, Federation is counting on your contributions to support Jewish needs in Miami, in Israel and around the world.

Miami Beach Kids Score a Touchdown for Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Miami Beach Kids Score a Touchdown for Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach

Three Miami Beach brothers — Jared, Koby and Evan Resnick — recently raised $14,300 for the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. Conceived by 14-year-old Jared as a Bar Mitzvah project for his brother Koby, the Quarterbacks for the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach event enlisted 50 young athletes and local event sponsors for a flag football tournament on December 4 at the Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center.

Join Women’s Philanthropy on a Civil Rights Mission

Join Women’s Philanthropy on a Civil Rights Mission

Mark your calendar to join Women’s Philanthropy April 24 - 26 for a Social Action & Civil Rights Journey Through a Jewish Lens. Tour important historic sites in Montgomery, Selma and Birmingham, Alabama while learning about Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and the present-day implications.

Five Miami Jewish Day Schools Integrate Blended Learning

Five Miami Jewish Day Schools Integrate Blended Learning

Five Federation-funded Jewish day schools are adopting a cutting-edge approach to Jewish education known as “blended learning,” which combines traditional instruction with digital tools to provide highly personalized student experiences and introduce new models for lifelong learning. Called JBlendMiami, this technique enables students to learn at their own pace, aligned to their personal learning style.

Federation’s Tzedakah Fund Provides Emergency Assistance

Federation’s Tzedakah Fund Provides Emergency Assistance

Every year, Federation’s Tzedakah Fund provides emergency assistance to Jews in Miami, helping with everything from basic necessities to indigent burials and more.

Give Miami Day Raises $476,000 for Federation

Give Miami Day Raises $476,000 for Federation

Thank you, Miami! Because of your generous donations, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation topped the leaderboard with a total of $476,000 in donations on Give Miami Day.

Standing in Unity, Embracing Diversity

Standing in Unity, Embracing Diversity

Prior to and after the election, we have seen a significant uptick in divisive and hateful rhetoric. According to the anti-intolerance watchdog, the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than 400 incidents of harassment, including racist, anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic acts, have been reported.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Helps Israel Recover From Devastating Fires

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Helps Israel Recover From Devastating Fires

In response to the fires that burned across Israel during five days in November, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and our overseas partners are helping Israelis recover from the widespread devastation.

With Hopes for a Brighter Tomorrow, We Stand in Solidarity With the Cuban Community

With Hopes for a Brighter Tomorrow, We Stand in Solidarity With the Cuban Community

Miami's Cuban and Jewish Communities have long enjoyed a close affinity with one another and stand in strong solidarity.

Hillel Opens Its Doors at FIU

Hillel Opens Its Doors at FIU

Students at Florida International University (FIU) now have a dedicated Hillel to call their own, thanks to your ongoing support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign.

Calling All Miami-Dade College Students!

Calling All Miami-Dade College Students!

Do you know an exceptional, career-minded college student in Miami-Dade County? Onward Israel is now accepting applications.

A Statement from the Federation Regarding the Reprehensible Acts of Vandalism and the Death Threats Against Reform Jewish Leaders Found at Kehilat Ra'anan - Beit Samueli

A Statement from the Federation Regarding the Reprehensible Acts of Vandalism and the Death Threats Against Reform Jewish Leaders Found at Kehilat Ra'anan - Beit Samueli

Together with the Jewish Federations of North America, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation condemns the reprehensible acts of vandalism and the death threats against Reform Jewish leaders found at Kehilat Ra'anan - Beit Samueli, a Reform synagogue in Ra'anana, Israel.

Join Us On Give Miami Day

Join Us On Give Miami Day

Did you know that every Federation-designated donation between $25 and $10,000 made through GiveMiamiDay.org on Thursday, November 17 will result in a bonus gift for our campaign?

Iris Yerucham Hotel Awarded Four-Star Status

Iris Yerucham Hotel Awarded Four-Star Status

Mazel tov to Israel’s Desert Iris Hotel in Miami’s partner city of Yerucham, which was recently awarded 4-star status by the Israel Ministry of Tourism!

New JCC Opens in Kiev, Ukraine

New JCC Opens in Kiev, Ukraine

Your donations to the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign support Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) both locally and around the world, including Kiev’s brand-new Halom Jewish Community Center.

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