Important Issues

Grounded in the Jewish traditions of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and caring for those in need, the JCRC’s advocacy efforts build a more just society. JCRC partners with other ethnic, religious, governmental and civic groups to promote discussion, mobilize for change and provide innovative approaches to a number of important issues.

What Do You Care About?

Campaign to delegitimize Israel, including Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement

Our programs educate the community about how to combat the BDS movement.

United States-Israel relations

JCRC is the pro-Israel voice in the community and advocates for legislation that supports Israel at the local, state and federal level.

Global anti-Semitism

JCRC brings all Miamians together with workshops and educational events that focus on the rising tide of anti-Semitism.

Interfaith and intergroup affairs

Working with community and faith-based organizations, JCRC develops programs and policies around issues of shared concern, including voter education/registration, gun violence, anti-hate initiatives and more.

Human trafficking

Through programs such as our annual Interfaith Freedom Seder, JCRC educates the community about the prevalence of human trafficking.

Government funding

We serve as a resource for local agencies seeking federal security grants and work toward increasing public funding for a variety of important issues.

We would like to share statements released by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), AJC and AIPAC regarding the decision of the Israeli government to not allow certain members of Congress to travel to Israel:

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Statement

AJC Statement

AIPAC Statement

Ukraine Webinar

Ukraine Webinar

While three eyewitnesses to the ongoing refugee crisis in Ukraine and the region will provide their reports during a Greater Miami Jewish Federation webinar on Tuesday, August 16, Federation’s Israel and Overseas Chair, Tracey Spiegelman, will also share where your donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund are making a difference.

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Food Drive-Thru

Food Drive-Thru

In our continuing efforts to help those experiencing food insecurity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host another Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Friday, August 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi Games

Mazel tov to the teens who represented Miami’s three Jewish community centers and competed in the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego. Teams from the Miami Beach JCC, Michael-Ann Russell JCC and Alper JCC made our community proud in basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, dance and more.

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Diller Teens

Diller Teens

Applications are still being accepted for Diller Teen Fellowships 2022-2023, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jewish 10th and 11th graders to become advocates for the greater good in their own communities.

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