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Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.
Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.
Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve The Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve The Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.
Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel is helping the most vulnerable older adults in Israel cope with the pandemic. Residents of Amigour, a housing community supported by The Jewish Agency, are receiving food, other necessities and emotional support. For Etya Papugayev, the help has been a lifeline.
Federation Helps Provide PPE at Miami Jewish Health

Federation Helps Provide PPE at Miami Jewish Health

With $165,000 in grants from Federation and in-kind donations from individual donors, local agencies Miami Jewish Health and Jewish Community Services of South Florida have been able to secure additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to enhance the safety and well-being of frontline healthcare workers and social workers while on the job.
Emergency Loan Fund Helps Struggling Jewish Communities Around the World

Emergency Loan Fund Helps Struggling Jewish Communities Around the World

Federation long-standing overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, created a COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis, an emergency initiative that helps Jewish institutions around the world bridge immediate gaps in cash flow amid the pandemic.
Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Support Community

Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Support Community

As the pandemic has dramatically changed the world, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, through its Coronavirus Response Task Force, has mobilized the financial resources to provide immediate help to the most vulnerable.
Make Your Voice Heard by Voting

Make Your Voice Heard by Voting

Primary election day is approaching on August 18 and our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) wants to keep you informed on the key issues and political races.
Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Federation is now accepting applications for its 2021 Jewish Incubator Grants, which will support nonprofits that strengthen Miami’s Jewish community through innovative and impactful programs.
Federation Offers Second Kosher Drive-Thru Food Distribution

Federation Offers Second Kosher Drive-Thru Food Distribution

In response to food insecurity brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is sponsoring another Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Wednesday, July 29, 9-11 a.m. at Federation headquarters, 4200 Biscayne Boulevard.
Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance Helps Build an Inclusive Jewish Community

Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance Helps Build an Inclusive Jewish Community

With the idea to build a more inclusive Jewish community, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation recently launched Miami.JewishAbilities.org, a user-friendly gateway that links individuals with disabilities and their families to services, support and resources. This website — the first of its kind in Miami — developed out of a grassroots effort to meet a community need.
Miami-Yerucham Partnership Provides Tablets for Yerucham’s Older Adults

Miami-Yerucham Partnership Provides Tablets for Yerucham’s Older Adults

Federation emergency grants distributed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are helping older adults living in our partner city of Yerucham, Israel connect with family and friends.
Mishkan Miami Offers Free Jewish Community Bereavement Support Workshop

Mishkan Miami Offers Free Jewish Community Bereavement Support Workshop

Perhaps you or someone you know has lost a friend or loved one? How do you cope with losses during this strange time?
Frontier Israel Offers Gap Semester to College Freshmen and Sophmores

Frontier Israel Offers Gap Semester to College Freshmen and Sophmores

In the wake of the pandemic, Federation partner agency the Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education has created a gap year semester program aimed at incoming college freshman and rising sophomores attending US higher learning institutions.
A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council: A Critical Moment

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council: A Critical Moment

July 16, 2020 – This is a critical moment for our country. We find ourselves in the midst of a deadly pandemic, global economic strife and an alarming level of toxic polarization that threatens the very fabric of our society. In addition, we are at the same time also facing unprecedented levels of anti-Semitism and an increase in anti-Semitic sentiments from both sides of the political spectrum.
Community Effort Provides Kosher Breakfast and Lunch for Miami Schoolchildren

Community Effort Provides Kosher Breakfast and Lunch for Miami Schoolchildren

As families continue to feel the impact of the pandemic, the Jewish community is helping fight food insecurity.
A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

For Jewish young adults and college students, ages 18-29, the coronavirus pandemic is a moment to make a difference for those affected by COVID-19. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center is launching Serve the Moment, a four-week summer fellowship of service from July 8-August 7.
Virtual Mezuzah Hanging at Moishe House Brickell

Virtual Mezuzah Hanging at Moishe House Brickell

Last week, the three residents of Moishe House Brickell enjoyed an evening of community with a virtual mezuzah hanging at their new home. Friends and family, including Federation leaders and Moishe House Founder and CEO David Cygielman, gathered by Zoom as Rabbi Adam Gindea of Base Miami officially blessed the home.
Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Many American universities are planning to offer remote learning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and some students are feeling reticent about the transition to online learning. For those looking for an alternative, this year provides an opportunity to explore gap year options with Masa Israel Journey.
Federation Helps Support Israel’s Increased Food Insufficiency During Pandemic

Federation Helps Support Israel’s Increased Food Insufficiency During Pandemic

In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Federation is not only providing much needed assistance in Miami, but is also supporting Israeli organizations experiencing increased hardship due to the pandemic.
Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.

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Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.

Read More

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.

Read More

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel is helping the most vulnerable older adults in Israel cope with the pandemic. Residents of Amigour, a housing community supported by The Jewish Agency, are receiving food, other necessities and emotional support. For Etya Papugayev, the help has been a lifeline.

Read More

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