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Music for Hope: Benefit Concert for Ukraine

Music for Hope Benefit Concert for Ukraine PERFORMANCE Wednesday July 13 | 7:30 PM Temple Emanu-El

Concert for Ukraine/

The Career Institute of the Miami Music Festival in partnership with Temple Emanu-El announce a special benefit concert to raise funds to support humanitarian relief efforts for the people of Ukraine. The evening will highlight music by Ukrainian, Tartar, and Georgian composers in various chamber music and vocal selections. This performance is free and open to the public. Seating is general admission.

Generously Supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

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Alper JCC Presents Holocaust Impact Theatre for Teens

Holocaust Impact Theatre General Interest Meeting August 22nd | 7 PM | Alper JCC Miami

Holocaust Impact Theatre (HIT) is BACK! HIT is a theater group comprised of local high school students who write, perform, direct, and produce an annual show to address social injustice using themes from the Holocaust to reflect on the dangers of hate. Interested? Contact Ruth Gordon at (305) 793-9537.

A Message From Federation President & CEO Jacob Solomon One Year After the Surfside Disaster

It is one year since the devastating collapse of Surfside’s Champlain Towers South, which fell early on the morning of June 24, 2021, claiming 98 precious souls and leaving an entire community devastated. As the world mourned the loss of life from this horrific tragedy and families struggled to come to terms with its aftermath, it was heartening to see people of all backgrounds and faiths from all around the world come together for rescue, recovery and support services. On June 24, many public and private vigils will be held to honor the memory of the victims and to provide solace to those who survived. We at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation extend our deepest condolences to the families who continue to mourn their loved ones and rebuild their lives, and we remain ready to support our community's needs through our partner agency, Jewish Community Services of South Florida. May the memory of all those lost in the Surfside disaster forever be a blessing and may the spirit of generosity, kindness and unity that we witnessed at that time continue to motivate and inspire us all. – Jacob Solomon, Greater Miami Jewish Federation President & CEO

Federation to Host Another Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

Thousands of community members experiencing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have been relying on Federation’s Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thrus to help them fill their fridge and pantry. On Friday, June 17, from 9 to 11 a.m., packages of kosher meat, fresh produce, milk, eggs, challah, dry goods and other supplies will be placed in the trunks of waiting cars at Federation’s next drive-thru event at Federation Headquarters, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard. Partners in the food drive include Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC), our primary human service agency Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Repair the World Miami, Farm Share and Miami-Dade County. We are also grateful to a number of generous donors for their support, whose loyalty allows us to continue our work. Cars will enter the parking lot via the northbound lane of Federal Highway. Participants must remain in their cars and wear masks. All CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.

Help Our Community Prepare for Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the start of hurricane season and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is here to help in case a storm threatens. You can join the 2022 JVC Emergency Response Team (JVERT) to support our community if a disaster strikes. JVERT is seeking volunteers to remove debris, deliver meals, visit the homebound, provide comfort and more in the event of a weather emergency. Click here to register to be a part of JVERT and participate in a meaningful way to give back. For more information, email volunteer@gmjf.org.

Hillel International Wants to Celebrate Your High School Graduate

Hillel International is sending your graduating high school senior a gift to celebrate their accomplishments and help them get a head start on their college journey. Members of the Class of 2026 can click here to claim their gift and connect to current students and Hillel staff at their college or university. In addition, grads will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

Federation’s Annual Campaign supports seven Hillels across Florida – Central Florida Hillel, Hillel at FSU, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, UF Hillel and UM Hillel. Campus Hillels are more than 600 colleges and universities around the world help students strengthen their Jewish identity through educational opportunities, holiday celebration, activities, travel experiences and mentoring. The programs are unique to each community and can include weekly Shabbat dinner, outings to local events, game nights, guest speakers, service projects and more.

Federation Conducting Youth Mental Health Survey

Participate in our confidential and anonymous mental health survey to be entered in a raffle for a $50 gift card! Are you the parent of a teen or young adult or do you work with them in a professional setting? Federation wants to hear from you — and them!

According to the US Surgeon General, teens and young adults are facing a dangerous mental health crisis. Federation’s Youth Mental Health Task Force is conducting a brief, confidential and anonymous survey of teens, young adults, parents and professionals to assess the area's most pressing needs and ensure appropriate services are available.

Make your voice heard and participate in the brief survey by clicking here. It should take no more than 10 minutes and your participation does a world of good.

Matching Fund Continues for Ukraine Relief Fund

Join our community's response to the war in Ukraine by donating to the Ukraine Relief Challenge, and your contribution WILL BE MATCHED, DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR. A generous member of the community is committed to helping the Greater Miami Jewish Federation raise critical funds for the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Donate now and double the impact of your philanthropy.

Since the war began in February 2022, thanks to your support, Federation has been working with our overseas partners the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Jewish Agency for Israel, World ORT and others to provide life-saving assistance to millions of displaced Ukrainians. But there is more work to be done. Now is the time to come together. Please click here to make a meaningful donation.

Professional Advisors Council to Present Program for Certified Legacy Advisors

Dr. Marc E. Agronin, Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health, and Chief Medical Offer for MIND Institute at Miami Jewish Health, will be the keynote speaker at the second session of a series for Certified Legal Advisors (CLA) presented by Federation’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC) on Wednesday, June 1 at noon.

During the online session, available via Zoom, Agronin will discuss “Planning for Care in the New Normal: How to Understand Age-Related Changes in Cognition and Decision-Making When Working With Your Clients.”

PAC engages professional advisors to educate them about planned giving opportunities for their clients through Federation. After attendance of at least three programs in the PAC series, CLA professionals are recommended for certification and are listed on Federation’s website as a resource for donors to seek professional guidance in formalizing their legacy commitments.

Click here to learn more about the speaker.

Click here to RSVP. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.