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Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Applications for Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarships Now Being Accepted!

Many of us have the privilege of looking back fondly on our summers at Jewish overnight camp and all they provided: the friendships, the self-discovery, and often, the spark for our Jewish pride.

Federation Honors Community Leaders

Federation Honors Community Leaders

Amy N. Dean was elected Board Chair of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jeffrey Scheck was elected General Campaign Chair this week at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting. Robert G. Berrin was honored for his long-time service to Miami’s Jewish community as Board Chair and past Campaign Chair. Young Leadership awards were presented to Matthew L. Adler, Sara Bejar, Amir Gold, Arnaud Karsenti and Shoshanna Wagner. The Annual Meeting was chaired by Steven J. Brodie and Isaac K. Fisher. Dean and Scheck will assume their new roles on July 1. Pictured at left: Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon, Amy N. Dean, Robert G. Berrin and Jeffrey Scheck.

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Volunteer This Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is here, and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center is seeking compassionate, helpful people to join the 2016 Jewish Volunteer Emergency Response Team (JVERT) and assist our community in case of a disaster.

Maximize Your Giving Through Matching-Gifts Programs

Maximize Your Giving Through Matching-Gifts Programs

Many community-minded companies match their employees’ donations to social-service organizations like the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. While most programs match contributions dollar for dollar, some will even double or triple the amount of the gift!

Application Deadline Extended for Diller Teen Fellows

Application Deadline Extended for Diller Teen Fellows

The Diller Teen Fellows, an international, immersive leadership program, is seeking Jewish teens entering 10th and 11th grades from Miami-Dade County to join its 2016-2017 cohort.

PJ Library Introduces Online Jewish Videos for Children

PJ Library Introduces Online Jewish Videos for Children

Now there’s a great, new, animated way to share Jewish values with children ages 4-7. ¸PJ Library has partnered with BimBam to bring a fun, educational webseries called Shaboom! to life.

Ministering to the Elderly Conference to Focus on “Aging: Envisioning a New Future”

Ministering to the Elderly Conference to Focus on “Aging: Envisioning a New Future”

The 21st Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference will consider the topic of “Aging: Envisioning a New Future” on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Miami Jewish Health Systems, 5200 Northeast Second Avenue, Miami.

Yerucham Has Been a Popular Destination for Miami-based Groups Traveling to Israel

Yerucham Has Been a Popular Destination for Miami-based Groups Traveling to Israel

In recent weeks, residents of the Negev desert community have been visited by participants from the Leo Martin March of the Living and the FIU Birthright Israel trip, and members of the senior class of Shaarei Bina-Torah Academy for Girls.

A Memorial Day Message From JFNA President and CEO Jerry Silverman

A Memorial Day Message From JFNA President and CEO Jerry Silverman

In Israel, when the two-minute siren sounds at 11 am on Yom Hazikaron, the Jewish State's Memorial Day, the nation comes to a halt. As we saw just two weeks ago, cars on streets and highways pull over, and drivers and passengers get out of their vehicles to stand and observe a moment of silence. Shoppers halt in the aisles of stores. Workers stand next to their desks. Places of entertainment close for the day.

Don’t Miss the Chance to Be Part of a Truly Meaningful Evening

Don’t Miss the Chance to Be Part of a Truly Meaningful Evening

There’s still time to register for Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 1 at Jungle Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to thank our outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin, welcome our Board Chair-Elect Amy N. Dean, honor five outstanding leaders and celebrate our community’s many achievements over the past year.

Giving a Child a Trip to Israel Is Easier than You Might Think

Giving a Child a Trip to Israel Is Easier than You Might Think

Giving a child a trip to Israel is easier than you might think. The Gift of Israel Savings Program, created by Federation and participating synagogues, helps Miami-Dade County families start saving early for their child’s Israel experience while enjoying the benefit of matching-dollar grants from the community.

Discover a Remarkable Volunteer Opportunity to Give Educational Assistance to Children

Discover a Remarkable Volunteer Opportunity to Give Educational Assistance to Children

Discover a remarkable and life-changing volunteer opportunity to give educational assistance to children working toward academic achievement. The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) and the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) are looking for educators, retired educators and volunteers with an education background to join the Educator Volunteer Network this summer.

There’s Still Time to Register for Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting

There’s Still Time to Register for Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting

There’s still time to register for Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 1 at Jungle Island. Don’t miss the opportunity to thank our outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin, welcome our Board Chair-Elect Amy N. Dean, honor five outstanding leaders and celebrate our community’s many achievements over the past year.

Promote Your Business and Support Miami’s Jewish Community

Promote Your Business and Support Miami’s Jewish Community

If you’re looking for a great way to promote your business and support Miami’s Jewish community, Federation’s Proud Business Partners program makes it easy to do both.

Miami High School Students Participate in the Leo Martin March of the Living (MOTL)

Miami High School Students Participate in the Leo Martin March of the Living (MOTL)

From bearing witness to the despair of the Holocaust in Poland to joyful celebrations of Independence Day in Israel... That is what 100 Miami high school students are experiencing as part of the Leo Martin March of the Living (MOTL).

Mazel Tov to Five Leaders Whose Commitment to Jewish Life Will Be Recognized at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting

Mazel Tov to Five Leaders Whose Commitment to Jewish Life Will Be Recognized at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting

Mazel tov to five leaders whose commitment to Jewish life will be recognized at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on June 1. Join us as we present the Stanley C. Myers Presidents’ Leadership Award to Matthew L. Adler and Sara Bejar, the Sandra C. Goldstein Young Leadership Award to Arnaud Karsenti and Shoshanna Suzy Wagner, and the Robert Russell Fellowship Award to Amir Gold. Click here to RSVP.

Our Federation Hosted a Delegation of Israeli Knesset Members Last Week

Our Federation Hosted a Delegation of Israeli Knesset Members Last Week

Our Federation hosted a delegation of Israeli Knesset members last week as part of its visit to select communities throughout the U.S. The goal was to increase their understanding of the organized American Jewish community, as well as the depth and breadth of Jewish communal life and the commitment of its members.

Apply Now to Receive Up to $5,000 in Grants from the Sylvia Tuman Scholarship Program

Apply Now to Receive Up to $5,000 in Grants from the Sylvia Tuman Scholarship Program

Attention, college students! Apply now to receive up to $5,000 in grants from the Sylvia Tuman Scholarship Program, administered by The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Students must be enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university in Miami-Dade or Broward counties. Deadline is May 31, so click here for details and to get started.

Special Bonds Were Made During Diller Teen Fellows of Miami Mifgash Program

Special Bonds Were Made During Diller Teen Fellows of Miami Mifgash Program

Special bonds were made between teens from Yerucham and Miami during the 10-day, Diller Teen Fellows of Miami Mifgash program. Yerucham teens were immersed in the local culture. Both the Israeli and American teens sharpened their leadership skills, learned about Jewish peoplehood and their Jewish identity. In July, the Miami group will visit Israel.

Join Us at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 1

Join Us at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 1

Outgoing Board Chair Robert G. Berrin will be honored for his service at Federation’s 78th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 1. The community will gather together to also welcome and install Board Chair-Elect Amy N. Dean and to elect and install Federation’s Officers, Board of Directors, Trustees and Leadership Council and Council of Jewish Organizations.

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Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.

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