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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?
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.
Help After Hurricane Ian

Help After Hurricane Ian

Be part of the Jewish community's response to help victims of Hurricane Ian.

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Strengthening Security

Strengthening Security

In light of rising antisemitism and extremism in Florida, Federation and the national Community Security Service (CSS) have announced a partnership enabling Jewish congregations in Miami-Dade County to play a more active role in their security through organized volunteer-driven programs and training opportunities.

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Judaism for Interfaith Couples

Judaism for Interfaith Couples

Federation subsidiary Base Miami has been chosen as the pilot partner for Embark, a project of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) created in response to the growing number of interfaith marriages.

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IsraelNow for Eighth Graders

IsraelNow for Eighth Graders

IsraelNow, an immersive travel experience acquainting eighth graders with the Jewish homeland, is accepting applications through October 13 for its second cohort, March 20-29, 2023.

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