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UM Ryder South Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

UM Ryder South Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

During a recent City of Miami Beach Commission Meeting, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Miami Beach Black Affairs Advisory Committee (BAAC) were honored by Commissioner Steven Meiner with a public proclamation in appreciation of their joint effort to strengthen ties between the two communities in South Florida, naming June 22 "Shine A Light On Antisemitism and Racism Day."
“Stock the Fridge” Program Feeds Hungry Families

“Stock the Fridge” Program Feeds Hungry Families

During a recent City of Miami Beach Commission Meeting, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Miami Beach Black Affairs Advisory Committee (BAAC) were honored by Commissioner Steven Meiner with a public proclamation in appreciation of their joint effort to strengthen ties between the two communities in South Florida, naming June 22 "Shine A Light On Antisemitism and Racism Day."
Fall in Love Again…in Israel


Fall in Love Again…in Israel


Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is now accepting applications for its January 5-15, 2023 trip, open to young couples with at least one Jewish partner who together wish to explore Israel and their connection to Judaism for nine “exhilarating, romantic and memorable” days.
Hillel at FIU Expands to Biscayne Bay Campus

Hillel at FIU Expands to Biscayne Bay Campus

“We want to make FIU a place where Jewish students are proud to be Jewish, where they feel connected and where they feel safe and included,” says Jon Warech, Executive Director of Hillel at Florida International University (FIU), one of the seven Federation-supported Florida Hillels.
JCRC Honored by City of Miami Beach

JCRC Honored by City of Miami Beach

During a recent City of Miami Beach Commission Meeting, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Miami Beach Black Affairs Advisory Committee (BAAC) were honored by Commissioner Steven Meiner with a public proclamation in appreciation of their joint effort to strengthen ties between the two communities in South Florida, naming June 22 "Shine A Light On Antisemitism and Racism Day."
A Rainbow of Sexual Identities: Federation Supports the LGBTQ+ Jewish Community Through Keshet

A Rainbow of Sexual Identities: Federation Supports the LGBTQ+ Jewish Community Through Keshet

All year long, and especially during Pride Month in June, Federation is proud to support Keshet, a Jewish nonprofit working for LGBTQ+ equality and inclusion.
A Message From Federation President & CEO Jacob Solomon on One Year After the Surfside Disaster

A Message From Federation President & CEO Jacob Solomon on One Year After the Surfside Disaster

Today marks one year since the devastating collapse of Surfside’s Champlain Towers South, which fell early on the morning of June 24, 2021, claiming 98 precious souls and leaving an entire community devastated.
Inclusion Grants Provide Funding for People With Special Needs

Inclusion Grants Provide Funding for People With Special Needs

Thanks to a grant from Federation's Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA), the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center (MARJCC) has been able to provide Jewish programming for a group of teens and young adults with special needs.
Miami-Dade County Teachers Learn About Teaching the Holocaust

Miami-Dade County Teachers Learn About Teaching the Holocaust

“Being here is monumental for me as an educator and an African American male,” affirmed Harvey Stribling, one of 50 Miami-Dade County public school teachers who attended a workshop at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach on June 14 as part of a week-long Holocaust studies program.
Miami’s Young Adults Enjoy a Memorable Birthright Israel Trip

Miami’s Young Adults Enjoy a Memorable Birthright Israel Trip

Rafting on the Jordan River, hiking in the Upper Galilee, visiting with the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Pardes Channa/Karkur… these are some of the highlights of Federation’s Young Leadership Division (YLD) Birthright Israel trip.
JVERT

JVERT

June 1 marked the start of hurricane season and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is here to help in case a storm threatens.
Helping Ukrainians Settle in Israel

Helping Ukrainians Settle in Israel

“I was lucky enough to be part of this operation, leading and coordinating all the processes for the integration of new immigrants living in the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv hotel,” said Vera Doroshenko of The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Fundraisers Honored at Miami-Dade County Commission

Fundraisers Honored at Miami-Dade County Commission

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic collapse of Surfside’s Champlain Towers South condominium, three young volunteers from EZS Events — Efraim Stefansky, Zushie Litkowski and Svia Bension — were recognized last week by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman at a County Commission meeting for raising $1.5 million for victims and families of the tragedy.
Miami Beach Street Named for Rabbi Solomon Schiff, z”l

Miami Beach Street Named for Rabbi Solomon Schiff, z”l

On Friday, June 10, a great spiritual and community leader, Rabbi Solomon Schiff, z”l, was memorialized with a Miami Beach street named in his honor.
Double the Impact of Your Donation Through the Ukraine Relief Challenge Fund

Double the Impact of Your Donation Through the Ukraine Relief Challenge Fund

With your help, Federation and our overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Jewish Agency for Israel, World ORT and others have been able to bring hundreds of thousands of people to safety in the face of the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Operation Tzur Yisrael Brings Ethiopian Olim to Israel

Operation Tzur Yisrael Brings Ethiopian Olim to Israel

After 17 long years, Alemitu Belew finally reunited with her daughters in Israel, thanks to Operation Zur Israel, which resumed on Wednesday, June 1, bringing 180 Ethiopians to their new homeland.
Ariel Bentata Named Chair Of Board At The Annual Meeting

Ariel Bentata Named Chair Of Board At The Annual Meeting

Last night, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation elected Ariel Bentata as the Chair of the Board of Directors and Lily Serviansky as Board Vice Chair and General Campaign Chair during our 84th Annual Meeting.
Professional Advisors Council to Present Session for Certified Legacy Advisors

Professional Advisors Council to Present Session for Certified Legacy Advisors

Dr. Marc E. Agronin will discuss “Planning for Care in the New Normal: How to Address Estate Planning and Financial Decisions With an Aging Population” at the upcoming session for Certified Legacy Advisors (CLA) presented by Federation’s Professional Advisors Council (PAC) on Wednesday, June 1 via Zoom.
Apply Now for Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 10

Apply Now for Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 10

Apply to be a Diller Teen Fellow before it’s too late! Diller empowers teens from across the globe to become forces of change in their community and beyond.
Federation Conducting Mental Health Survey

Federation Conducting Mental Health Survey

Participate in our confidential and anonymous mental health survey to be entered in a raffle for a $50 gift card! Are you the parent of a teen or young adult or do you work with them in a professional setting?
UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

Thanks to a generous grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and a committed Miami trauma surgeon, individuals injured in Ukraine’s deadly war are receiving top-notch care.

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Hillel at FIU Expands

Hillel at FIU Expands

“We want to make FIU a place where Jewish students are proud to be Jewish, where they feel connected and where they feel safe and included,” said Jon Warech, Executive Director of Hillel at Florida International University (FIU), one of the seven Federation-supported Florida Hillels.

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Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is now accepting applications for its January 5-15, 2023 trip, open to young couples with at least one Jewish partner who together wish to explore Israel and their connection to Judaism for nine “exhilarating, romantic and memorable” days.

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Stock the Fridge

Stock the Fridge

Looking for a fun and meaningful activity with your children this summer? Make sandwiches and bagged lunches for the hungry in our community.

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