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Jacob Solomon

Jacob Solomon serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and has been its chief professional officer since 1992. He began his affiliation with the Miami Federation in 1981 and has held a variety of positions, including Director of Planning and Budgeting and Assistant Executive Vice President overseeing the Annual Federation/United Jewish Appeal Campaign.

Most recently, Jacob served for two years as the President of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America, the central professional association for individuals employed in Jewish communal organizations and agencies.

Before coming to Miami, Jacob trained at the Jewish federations in New York and Philadelphia while a student at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work, where he received his Master’s in Social Work degree. He began his studies in Jewish communal service as a recipient of a Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) scholarship award. In addition, he also holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacob and his wife, Dr. Mindy Hersh, live in South Miami-Dade County and are the proud parents of three children and five grandchildren.

Year-End Donations

Year-End Donations

As we prepare to ring in 2023, please take a moment to consider the needs in our Jewish community.

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Mission to Dubai

Mission to Dubai

“This was a historic Federation Mission,” said Richard Fain, who, along with his wife Colleen, chaired the Dubai-Israel Mission, which traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel November 8-17.

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15th Annual Season for Giving

15th Annual Season for Giving

Looking for a way to give back to your community? Join your Federation family throughout December for Season for Giving, a month-long event offering hands-on volunteer opportunities.

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Field Hospital in Poland

Field Hospital in Poland

Since the war in Ukraine began, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has treated more than 20,000 refugees at its JDC NATAN medical clinic in Przemyśl, Poland, Ukraine’s busiest border crossing.

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