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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world.