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Help Our Community by Supporting Federation

The resurgence of COVID-19 has reminded us once again of the challenges our community faces and how Federation is meeting the needs of the moment.

Chanukah Celebrations in Ukraine Reach Far and Wide

“I was a teenager — just the age of these young people that brought me this wonderful gift — when the war began,” said Olga Dozorets, a 96-year-old resident of Mykolayiv, Ukraine. “It was a miracle to survive it. Now it is another miracle to feel the sweetness and light of Chanukah.”

Apply Now for a Repair the World Fellowship

Are you a young adult interested in launching your professional career at the intersection of service and Jewish engagement?

Do Good, Feel Good With Seasons for Giving

This year marks the 14th Annual Jewish Community Volunteer Days: Seasons for Giving, organized by Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC), Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and Repair the World.

Celebrating Chanukah With the Miami-Yerucham Partnership

We are one big Jewish family and the unity was in full force on Wednesday’s Chanukah celebration hosted by the Miami-Yerucham Partnership.

Give Your Child the Gift of Israel this Chanukah

This Chanukah, give your child the Gift of Israel, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation that allows you to save for their future Jewish educational experience in Israel.

Kavod Shef Supports Holocaust Survivors

Federation continues to support Holocaust Survivors through our collaboration with KAVOD Survivors of the Holocaust Emergency Fund (SHEF) coalition.

Stand Up to Hate With Florida and Colorado Attorney Generals

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is exploring how to most effectively combat antisemitism and hate through the legal system via a virtual conversation with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and Colorado Attorney General Philip J. Weiser on Tuesday, December 14, 7-8 p.m.

JCRC Shines a Light on Antisemitism

This past Wednesday, 25 leaders from Miami-Dade's Black and Jewish communities convened at Base Miami for the kickoff to the Jewish Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) #ShineaLight on Antisemitism and Racism Campaign, part of a nationwide initiative.

Federation Promotes Religious Diversity in Israel

Federation is helping Israelis exercise choice and self-determination around their Jewish identities and practice as a member of iRep, the Israel Religious Expression Platform comprised of 25 Jewish federations and foundations.

Year End Donations Make a Difference in Our Community

As we ring in 2022, we need your help to meet the challenges we face as a people. Our community has grappled with so much this year including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence and upheaval in Israel and the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, JCRC mourn the death of Rep. Carrie Meek

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) mourn the death of Congresswoman Carrie Meek. The daughter of a sharecropper and granddaughter of slaves, she fought passionately against discrimination and inequality for all communities and was a staunch advocate for refugees and immigrants, in particular Miami’s Haitian community. She also spoke out against the unequal treatment of Afro-Cubans by Cuba’s communist government and marched in Freedom Sunday on Dec. 6, 1987, when 200,000 people protested in Washington, DC in support of Soviet Jewry.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, JCRC, ADL Condemn White Supremacist Vandalism at Homestead Jewish Center

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) are appalled and outraged by this weekend’s vandalism of the Homestead Jewish Center, where an alleged right-wing extremist scaled the synagogue fence and hung a makeshift banner that read, “The goyim know 88.” The incident occurred early Saturday morning during Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) and one day before the beginning of Hanukkah.

The Saul Schottenstein Foundation Helps Local Families Celebrate Chanukah

Thanks to the generous legacy of Saul Schottenstein, individuals and families facing food insufficiency will have something special to include in their Chanukah celebration.

Celebrate Chanukah Around the World

The miracle of Chanukah is celebrated in Jewish communities around the world and now you can be a part of the traditions.

Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance Sponsors Program on Selfcare

Caregivers of children with special needs can enjoy an important virtual program on selfcare on Thursday, December 2 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Everything But the Turkey Prepares Nearly 3,000 Food Items for Thanksgiving

With the help of hundreds of passionate volunteers, Everything But the Turkey’s B’nai Mitzvah year was a resounding success!

Women’s Philanthropy Comes Together to Let The Sunshine In

Thank you, Miami! Because of your overwhelming generosity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation raised more than $1.2 million on Give Miami Day.

Thank You for Your Support on Give Miami Day

Thank you, Miami! Because of your overwhelming generosity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation raised more than $1.2 million on Give Miami Day.

Nominate a Teen Leader for Diller Tikkun Olam Award

Do you know an outstanding Jewish teen leader who is a true changemaker? Each year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation awards 15 Jewish teens with $36,000 in recognition of their exceptional leadership and engagement in service projects that embody the value of tikkun olam (repairing the world).
It’s Film Festival Time!

It’s Film Festival Time!

Clear your calendar because it’s time for the Miami Jewish Film Festival!

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Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru

On Friday, January 21, from 9-11 a.m., hundreds of cars will once again line up for Federation’s Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru.

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Helping Job Seekers

Helping Job Seekers

JWorks Miami, a community employment program, offers free coaching, resume guidance, networking opportunities, resources and more to prospective employees and helps pairs qualified candidates with employers.

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Welcome to Israel

Welcome to Israel

Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic and the violence erupting from Gaza, more than 27,000 olim (immigrants) made Israel their new home in 2021.

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