FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 | 8 AV



Registration for the Leo Martin March of the Living is now open. During the two-week trip to Poland and Israel, 100 students from Miami-Dade County join their peers from around the world, along with Holocaust survivors, to learn the history of the Shoah. During this journey, students will march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, a powerful reminder of the 6 million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. The group then arrives in Israel in time to celebrate the joy of Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. Through support of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) and The Friends of the March of the Living, scholarships are available. For more information and to register, click here.

A visit to Israel not only offers memories that will last a lifetime, but also is a transformative and educational experience that strengthens Jewish identity. Federation wants to ensure that every young adult has the opportunity to experience Israel, which is why we partner with local synagogues to fund the Gift of Israel Savings Program. After enrollment, participating synagogues and Federation will make matching $100 annual contributions to your child’s account. You do not need to be a member of a synagogue to enroll. Families deposit $100 a year from 1st to 10th grade per participating child, ultimately accruing $2,000-$3,000 (plus interest) to help finance programs organized by MASA, March of the Living, Alexander Muss High School in Israel, BBYO, NCSY, and more. Since the program began in 1993, more than 1,500 youth have participated. For more information, click here.

Did you know Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population? As the country continues to struggle economically, many families are living below the poverty line, including pregnant women and those with young children. Thanks to Federation’s overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), your donations support Baby Help: Mother and Child Care Program. In addition to providing food, medicine and other necessities for children under age 5, parents are also offered daycare, parenting classes and job search assistance.

Attention, job-seekers! JWorks Miami, a partnership between Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS), invites you to attend its “Social Media and Your Job Search” workshop on Thursday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free event, held at Federation, will provide insight and ideas for your social media job search strategy. Since the program’s launch in 2010, JWorks Miami has matched nearly 1,000 job-seekers with employment opportunities. RSVP here. JWorks Miami is made possible by a generous grant from the Blank Family Foundation.

If you’re looking for a great way to promote your business and support Miami’s Jewish community, Federation’s Proud Business Partners makes it easy to do both. Our valuable corporate sponsors are recognized in a variety of ways and at local Federation events. Most importantly, their generosity underwrites event costs, allowing Annual Federation/UJA Campaign dollars to support critical needs in our Jewish community. For details, contact Emily Stone at 786.866.8414 or estone@gmjf.org.