On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we wish you a Happy Chanukah! May the lights of Chanukah shine brightly on you and your loved ones. Click here to watch our Chanukah video.

We’re counting down to the end of the year, and there are only seven more days to take advantage of year-end giving! Your pledge, payment or new donation to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign by December 31 lets you support Jewish needs in Miami, Israel and around the world. What’s more, a generous donor will match all new or increased contributions made before the end of the year. Click here to donate or call 305.576.4000 for personal assistance.

This year, nearly $300,000 was allocated from Federation’s Annual Campaign to the Women’s Amutot Initiative, which supports 25 different nonprofit organizations in Israel that empower women to improve Israeli society by promoting social, economic, religious and political equality. One such program is the Center for Women’s Justice, a public interest law organization focused on defending the basic human rights of Jewish women in Israel. By creating new and effective legal recourse, the Center for Women’s Justice educates thousands of Israeli women about life-changing legal policies and resources available to them.

Thanks to your support of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, abused and neglected Jewish children and those with developmental disabilities across South Florida have a safety net through Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options (JAFCO), a Jewish-based child welfare agency. JAFCO provides comprehensive, high-quality services for children, including foster care, adoption, family preservation, mentoring, independent living and developmental disability programs. The JAFCO Children’s Village, consisting of an Emergency Shelter and six Group Homes, serves as a model for others across the nation. Read more.

Join the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, for A Community Read of Night, a special evening honoring Elie Wiesel, z”l, on Wednesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at the Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center. In his haunting autobiography, Wiesel recounts his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. A discussion of Night will be led by Holocaust scholar and Elie Wiesel expert Dr. Avraham (Alan) Rosen, with a special introduction by Holocaust Memorial Education Committee Chair Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff. It is recommended that you read the book prior to the event and bring your copy with you.