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The Needs in Ukraine Continue — And So Does Our Need to Help

The Needs in Ukraine Continue — And So Does Our Need to Help

With no end in sight to the Russian invasion of Ukraine — multiple cities remain under fire and millions of people are displaced — support for Ukraine’s Jewish community is urgently needed.
Emerging Leaders to Receive Awards at 84th Annual Meeting

Emerging Leaders to Receive Awards at 84th Annual Meeting

Five emerging leaders will be honored at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 84th Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 2 at the Hilton Miami Downtown.
Scheck Hillel Community School Students Visit Yerucham

Scheck Hillel Community School Students Visit Yerucham

For many years, Scheck Hillel Community School — a Federation-funded Jewish day school — has taken its 9th-grade students on an annual trip to Israel, with a visit to Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham in the Negev.
Matching Challenge Fund Announced for Ukraine

Matching Challenge Fund Announced for Ukraine

You can DOUBLE THE IMPACT of your donation to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Ukraine Emergency Fund, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.
Federation Launches Youth Mental Health Initiative

Federation Launches Youth Mental Health Initiative

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Federation is shining a light on this important issue. In response to the US Surgeon General’s warning of “a mental health crisis among our nation’s youth,” Federation launched a Youth Mental Health Task Force in January.
73-Year-Old Ukrainian Begins New Life With JDC’s Help

73-Year-Old Ukrainian Begins New Life With JDC’s Help

"It's hard, because, you know, it's very scary to start a new life at the age of 73. I feel pure terror," says Yelizaveta, a Ukrainian who was forced to hide in her bathroom when constant shellings threatened her safety.
Join Us for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Join Us for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

In recognition of their leadership, commitment, dedication, passion and concern for the welfare of the Jewish people, Jeffrey Scheck and Isaac K. “Ike” Fisher will be recognized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at our 84th Annual Meeting, Thursday, June 2 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard.
Electing 2022-2023 Leadership at the 84th Annual Meeting

Electing 2022-2023 Leadership at the 84th Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 2, Miami’s Jewish community will come together to elect the 2022-2023 leadership at Federation’s 84th Annual Meeting, taking place at the Hilton Miami Downtown. These extraordinary individuals comprise Federation’s Officers, Board of Directors and Leadership Council, and also the various entities that make up the Council of Jewish Organizations.
Once a Recipient of Service, Evgenia is Now Paying it Forward


Once a Recipient of Service, Evgenia is Now Paying it Forward


“It was a call from within — simply help people,” shares Evgenia Kasap, a call center coordinator for Federation’s overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
26th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference

26th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference

“Creating Meaning in Times of Uncertainty” is the timely topic that will be explored at the 26th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference on Wednesday, June 8 at Miami Jewish Health.
Jewish Day Schools Celebrate Federation Week

Jewish Day Schools Celebrate Federation Week

Jewish day school students across Miami recently celebrated Federation Week, exploring the Jewish values of tzedakah (charity), gemilut chasadim (kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), pillars around which Federation’s work is based.
JDC Call Center Operators are Saving Lives in Ukraine

JDC Call Center Operators are Saving Lives in Ukraine

“I'm sitting here in the office, but really I'm there. I'm in the war,” recounts Olga Lomkin, an operator at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) call center in Israel where they are focused on one thing: saving lives in Ukraine.
Diller Teen Fellow Miami Alum Cecilia Edelberg Shares Her Experience

Diller Teen Fellow Miami Alum Cecilia Edelberg Shares Her Experience

Meet Cecilia (Ceci) Edelberg, a Diller Teen Miami alum whose experience as a Diller Teen Fellow impacted her long after the culmination of the program.
Elie Wiesel, z”l, Honored With Street Naming in Miami Beach

Elie Wiesel, z”l, Honored With Street Naming in Miami Beach

Visitors to the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the surrounding area will be reminded of the many contributions of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, z”l, now that a Miami Beach street has been renamed for him.
Musicians From Yerucham Share Sephardic Music With Miami’s Jewish Community

Musicians From Yerucham Share Sephardic Music With Miami’s Jewish Community

The Miami-Yerucham Partnership's Kulna Israeli Sephardic Music Fest regaled Miami audiences with concerts for Yom Ha’Atzmaut in locations across Miami-Dade County.
Israel Sephardic Music Fest to Take Place May 1-5 Across Four Miami Locations

Israel Sephardic Music Fest to Take Place May 1-5 Across Four Miami Locations

Direct from Yerucham, Israel’s Kulna School for Traditional and Creative Arts and Music will present a week-long festival of Mizrahi music, May 1-5, celebrating Sephardic Jewry.
Remembering the Holocaust at Yom HaShoah Community Observance This Sunday

Remembering the Holocaust at Yom HaShoah Community Observance This Sunday

Join members of our community, Holocaust Survivors and special guest speakers this Sunday, May 1 for an in-person Yom HaShoah observance at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.
Hibuki Puppets Bring Comfort to Displaced Ukrainian Child

Hibuki Puppets Bring Comfort to Displaced Ukrainian Child

For nearly 20 years, Hibuki, a frowning stuffed puppy with extra-long, made-for-snuggling limbs, has brought comfort to more than 100,000 Israeli children traumatized by war, rocket explosions and terrorist attacks.
Miami Beach Street to Be Named After Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, z”l

Miami Beach Street to Be Named After Nobel Laureate and Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, z”l

A street adjacent to the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach will be renamed Elie Wiesel Way in memory of the late Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust Survivor.
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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