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Be a Part of the Jewish Community's Response to Hurricane Ian

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an Emergency Relief Fund to assist people impacted by Hurricane Ian.

To make a donation, please click here.

You can also send a donation check payable to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation with the notation "Hurricane Ian Emergency Relief Fund" to:

Greater Miami Jewish Federation

4200 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33137

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US Holocaust Memorial Museum: Program on Latin American Collection Efforts

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Join us to learn from the top professionals at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum about the Federal institution's urgent initiative to Rescue The Evidence of the Holocaust from Latin American communities. Panelists from the Museum include:

Dr. Krista Hegburg, Senior Program Officer, International Academic Programs in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Jaime J. Monllor, International Outreach Officer in The David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation

Leslie Swift, Chief, Film, Oral History, and Recorded Sound in The David M. Rubenstein National Institute for Holocaust Documentation

This program is presented in partnership with The Holocaust Teacher Institute at the University of Miami, School of Education & Human Development and The Leslie and Susan Gonda Foundation

Base Miami Starts Jewish Learning Experience For Interfaith Couples

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Federation subsidiary Base Miami has been chosen as the pilot partner for Embark, a project of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) created in response to the growing number of interfaith marriages. The program, which has already enrolled 10 participating couples in Miami, brings the group together to study the tenets of Judaism and works to create a sense of community and a foundation for Jewish learning upon which participants can build their lives and raise their children. Miami was a natural choice for Embark’s pilot community since Base Miami had already began a number of initiatives targeting intermarried couples. One of those programs is Honeymoon Israel, which brings interfaith couples married less than five years to Israel for immersive Jewish experiences and provides follow-up educational activities upon their return. Director of Base Miami Rabbi Adam Gindea shared that Embark will offer two meetings per month, in addition to opportunities to join other events organized by Base Miami and Federation’s Young Leadership Division. “Our goals are to forge deep personal connections to Jewish heritage and values, while building and fostering meaningful shared experiences that will connect each cohort to the Jewish community,” he said. Interfaith couples interested in joining the program’s first cohort may contact Rabbi Gindea at

Alexander Muss High School in Israel 50th Anniversary Gala

Join Jewish National Fund-USA in Miami, where it all began, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alexander Muss High School in Israel as we celebrate together and recognize students, alumni and those who have made a significant impact on Zionist education.


Click here to learn more and register today!

Beit Shulamit Cancer Center Established in Israel in Memory of Dr. Shulamit Katzman, z”l

The Emek Medical Center in Afula, Israel, will be the new home of Beit Shulamit Cancer Center, named in memory of the late Dr. Shulamit Katzman of Miami. Founded by the Katzman Family Foundation, Beit Shulamit will be one of the most advanced cancer centers in Israel and will house under one roof all that is necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children and adults.

The purpose of Beit Shulamit will be to offer high-quality medical services to the population in the northern periphery of Israel. Beit Shulamit will operate one of the world’s most advanced centers for cancer research, under the academic leadership of Nobel laureate Professor Aaron Ciechanover of Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

The 11,000-square-meter structure is being designed by world-renowned architect Ron Arad and will integrate into the topography and green surroundings of the area.

Dr. Shulamit Katzman was a beloved Miami pediatrician, devoted wife and mother, and a force for good. On the occasion of her ninth yahrzeit on Sunday, September 18, 2022, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation remembers Dr. Katzman for her deep commitment to community and to the people and State of Israel. Her social activism and generous philanthropy benefited a wide range of organizations, including Federation, where she served as a member of the Board of Directors. She also was involved with the Board of Kesher in North Miami Beach, helped Israeli children afflicted with cancer through the organization Larger Than Life and was a mentor for the Women of Tomorrow at Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School, among many other institutions.

Beit Shulamit will stand as a remarkable testament to its namesake and improve the quality of life for all who access its state-of-the-art services.

To learn more about Beit Shulamit, please contact or visit their website by clicking here.

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Learn How to Be a Spiritual Caregiver — Apply Now for Refuat Ha-Nefesh

Application Deadline: October 14, 2022 in order to schedule an interview

  • Receive professional instruction by rabbis, chaplains, doctors, bereavement specialists and social workers to learn the art of Jewish spiritual care

  • Study the wealth of Jewish spiritual care texts from the convenience of your home

  • Learn how to develop legacy, art, music and creative ritual projects

  • Receive support in developing and maintaining congregational caring communities

  • Reach out to those who are alone or isolated

  • Engage in supervised and supported volunteer activities, including mitzvah projects geared to helping older adults and others who are lonely, ill or in need of support or companionship


For further information, please contact Mishkan Miami of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at or call 786.866.8411.

If you need help with Zoom, please call Charmaine Rappaport at 786.866.8655.

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JCS Wins 2022 NOVO Awards


Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) wins The 2022 NOVO Awards – Innovative Program Excellence for an Organizational Budget of $2 Million and Above Category

MIAMI, Sept. 8, 2022 – Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) is the winner of The 2022 NOVO Awards – Innovative Program Excellence, Organizational Budget of $2 Million and Above Category.

The NOVO Awards, hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, honors nonprofits in Miami-Dade County that have demonstrated innovative excellence and feature best non-profit business practices. Awardees are selected by The NOVO Awards Task Force, and announced at Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Trustee Luncheon on September 7, 2022.

“At JCS, "COMMUNITY" is our middle name, and we are privileged to have served our community for over 102 years," said JCS Board Chair, Scott Singer. "We continue to provide a single standard of high quality care to all members of our community who are in need of life-sustaining services. Our JCS team is grateful for the gracious recognition by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Miami-Dade County is a beautifully diverse, energizing community, and we are proud to serve individuals and families throughout every corner of it. This award is not only a testament to our single, high-standard quality of care, but the community’s trust in our commitment to serve them. We look forward to the year ahead as NOVO Award recipients, and remain dedicated to serving as our community’s safety-net.”

“We are humbled and grateful to have been selected by our Chamber as a 2022 NOVO Award recipient,” said JCS President & CEO, Miriam Singer. “Over the last two years, JCS has worked tirelessly to meet our community’s needs throughout an array of crises and emergencies. We implemented innovative solutions to alleviate a broad variety of social and health challenges, our team has scaled to increase the quality and quantity of services for our frail and vulnerable residents, and we transformed our business and service models to meet clients where they are. Our work in service to our beloved community is made possible through strong and effective partnerships with small, local and national corporate sponsors, local state and federal government agencies, as well as grassroots community-based and faith-based partners representing the vibrant diversity of our community."

About the NOVO Awards: Awardees in the Innovative Program Excellence, Organizational Budget of Less than $2 Million category and Outstanding Board Leader category were also presented with NOVO Awards. All NOVO Awards recipients participated in a rigorous application and selection process by the NOVO Awards Task Force to be considered for recognition.


About Jewish Community Services of South Florida:

Since 1920, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, based on Jewish values, has remained true to the mission of providing a resilient safety-net of health and social services through a broad array of programs to promote health, productivity and self-sufficiency. By partnering with community partners, funders, hundreds of volunteers, sister organizations and local leaders, our team continuously strengthens its engagement and impact. Our professional team continues to offer a beacon of healing and hope as it addresses the many layered needs of residents in our diverse and vibrant community.

If you or someone you know needs help or support, please call 211, our 24/7/365 Information & Referral service. We are here for you. Learn more at

You are invited to JLA's Open House

Academics. Judaism. Service. Your #JLAJourney begins here!

Join us at our first Open House on Sunday, October 30th @ FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus

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