Honorable Menschen

* A mensch is a defined as a person of integrity and honor.

There are many very special people in Miami’s Jewish community who have contributed time and energy to make the world a better place for all. Read about some of these selfless individuals and families and how their work as Federation volunteers is truly changing lives.

Know of someone who is deserving of recognition? Contact us at Volunteer@JewishMiami.org, and we’ll consider writing a story about him or her.



Three Honored for Volunteerism

Three Honored for Volunteerism

The Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation recently presented awards to three exceptional individuals from Miami’s Jewish community. Seth Kudish (center) was named 2011 Outstanding Young Adult Volunteer, and Dana Tangir (left) and Karina Chocron (right) received the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Award in the Adult category.

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Federation's 73rd Annual Meeting Is Just Around the Corner

Federation's 73rd Annual Meeting Is Just Around the Corner

There’s still time to register for the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, taking place Thursday, May 26 at the Hilton Miami Downtown Miami. Federation will elect new officers and Board members and honor five special individuals for their dedication to the Jewish people.

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Aventura Pilates Teachers Dance into the Lives of Ethiopian-Israeli Children in Pardes Channa-Karkur (Summer 2010)

Aventura Pilates Teachers Dance into the Lives of Ethiopian-Israeli Children in Pardes Channa-Karkur (Summer 2010)

Oriana Franco Azizollahoff and Renee Ricca of Aventura are helping to support a nascent dance program for Ethiopian-born children in Pardes Channa-Karkur, one of Miami's partnership cities in Israel.

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Families Donate School Supplies to JCS Kosher Food Bank (September 2010)

Families Donate School Supplies to JCS Kosher Food Bank (September 2010)

After traveling to Israel with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation's “We Are Family Summer Mission to Israel” and returning home energized and ready to give back, several mission-participant families did just that by supporting two programs of Jewish Community Services of South Florida, a Federation local partner.

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Combatting BDS

Combatting BDS

The Movement to Delegitimize Israel: Current State-of-Play of Boycotts, Divestments & Sanctions Movement will have breakout sessions facilitated by various local Jewish organizations.

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Never Forget

Never Forget

Through films, lectures and discussions, Holocaust Education Week will highlight the stories of survivors and examine the legacy of the Holocaust.

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Supporting Women

Supporting Women

This year, the Women’s Amutot Initiative allocated nearly $300,000 from the 2018 Annual Federation/UJA Campaign to 26 organizations.

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Helping the Hungry

Helping the Hungry

The Bonwitt Family spent a day volunteering at The Jaffa Institute, giving their children a chance to see Federation dollars at work.

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