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The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has earned the reputation of being a trusted philanthropic partner for more than 50 years working with donors, professional advisors and Jewish agencies and synagogues to build a strong Jewish future in Miami, Israel and around the world. Our Foundation holds more than $500 million in assets, representing more than 700 individuals, families and organizations.

In addition to serving as a one-stop source for smart, tax-wise giving, The Foundation can help with:

  • Finding the best giving options to meet your needs, lifestyle and interests
  • Sharing your values with those you care about
  • Engaging your family in conversations about giving

The Foundation works with individuals and families on their charitable giving today through our donor-advised fund program. Donors can establish their own "charitable bank account" and recommend distributions from their fund to support almost any charitable organization - Jewish or secular, local or global.

Hundreds of donors have also entrusted their Jewish legacy with The Foundation, matching their values and passions with the community's needs. These legacy commitments will provide the Federation with the resources to care for those in need, meet unexpected challenges and plan for the future, now and forever. Through The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, you can do something lasting and significant for the community you care so much about. Creating your Jewish legacy ensures that you will be remembered and your values will continue beyond your lifetime.

The Foundation is proud to launch our new Book of Life, an online album containing stories and photos of those donors who have generously included the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and/or any of our Create A Jewish Legacy partner organizations in their estate plan. To view the Book of Life and to learn more, click here.

To learn more, contact:

Scott Kaplan
Foundation Director
Phone: 786.866.8623
Email: skaplan@gmjf.org

Jill Hagler
Director of Foundation Development
Phone: 786.866.8627
Email: jhagler@gmjf.org

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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