Israel Programs

Federation’s Israel Programs offer a range of opportunities for different ages to experience Israeli society, while expanding your personal and professional horizons.

Taglit-Birthright Israel: Taglit-Birthright Israel provides young adults ages 18-26 with free 10-day trips to Israel, which work to strengthen Jewish identity and build lasting bonds with the land and the people of Israel. Designed to connect participants with Jewish culture and inform them about modern Israel, Birthright is often the start of a lifelong love affair with Israel and the Jewish people. Following the 10-day journey, Federation offers participants many opportunities to remain connected and involved in the Jewish community. Taglit-Birthright also organizes a community trip for participants ages 27-32. For more information, contact TheNetwork@JewishMiami.org.

Onward Israel: This highly subsidized 8-week professional internship program allows Jewish college students attending Miami area universities to live in Tel Aviv, intern in a field of their choice to gain valuable professional experience and explore Israel. Students will have opportunities to learn about the Miami community’s investment in Israel and learn how to create Israel engagement when they return to Miami.

Miami’s Onward Israel program is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel Journey and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. It is organized by Young Judaea. For more information, click here.

Masa Israel: Masa Israel is a gateway to more than 160 long-term programs in Israel. Federation support, as well as other grant and scholarship opportunities, help make Masa-affiliated Israel experiences possible for hundreds of young Miamians between the ages of 18 to 30. Spend a semester or a year in Israel, and build life-long relationships with Israel and a firm commitment to Jewish life.

Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI): AMHSI is a study-abroad program in Israel for high school students. The program offers 6-week summer sessions, 8-week year-round sessions, and a full semester program. This is a high school unlike any other, where education is imparted through experience, and history is infused into everything students do. While keeping up with classes from their home school and gaining important college preparatory skills, students also learn about Israel through firsthand experience. In Israel, their "classroom" is the land itself, whether it’s at the home of David Ben-Gurion, at the beach, atop a mountain, or inside an ancient fortress. All this makes learning more interesting — and more important, memorable — for teens.

March of the Living: The Leo Martin March of the Living is an annual educational program, which brings students from all over the world to Poland, in order to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. Since the first March of the Living was held in 1988, over 150,000 youth from around the world have marched down the same path leading from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

BBYO: BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences. Events are planned by teens, for teens and programming ranges from fun activities like ice skating and camping overnights, to communal Shabbat celebrations and leadership trainings. For more information, click here.

NCSY: NCSY is the premier organization dedicated to connecting, inspiring and empowering Jewish teens and encouraging passionate Judaism through Torah and tradition. By participating in social and recreational programs, educational initiatives, retreats and summer programs, Jewish teens build a strong connection with their Jewish roots. For more information, click here.

Learn about our scholarship opportunities by clicking here.

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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