The Greater Miami Jewish Federation deeply mourns the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l, universally recognized as one of Israel’s greatest leaders and a dear friend to Miami's Jewish community. We were privileged to be in his presence on numerous occasions throughout the years, both in Israel and in Miami, and each of us has been forever changed by his inspiring dedication to the Jewish people. May the memory of Shimon Peres be a blessing, and may his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. A community memorial service will be held Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m. at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. Read more.

On behalf of the Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we extend our warmest wishes to you for a sweet New Year. May you and your loved ones be written in the Book of Life and sealed for a year of health, happiness and peace. L’Shanah Tovah 5777! Click here to watch a sweet video.

As the public affairs and advocacy arm of Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is educating members of the community about how, when and where to vote in the upcoming election. Whether you plan to vote early, absentee or at your local polling place on Tuesday, November 8, JCRC’s election briefing is a valuable and informative tool.

Mark your calendars for our next great networking event! Federation and our Jewish Community Relations Council invite you to the North Dade Business Breakfast on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 a.m. at Skylake Synagogue. Ambassador Dennis Ross, former U.S. Envoy to the Middle East, will discuss his book, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S. Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama. RSVP by October 31.

Have you or someone you know experienced a recent loss? Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, in partnership with Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS), is offering spiritually based bereavement groups for a limited number of participants in North and South Dade. Facilitated by both a certified chaplain and a licensed social worker, each confidential group will meet weekly for eight sessions. Learn how to understand and cope with your grief while finding strength and support from those experiencing a similar loss. Advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact Jewish Community Services Access and Referral at or 305.576.6550.