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Federation Prioritizes Israeli Food Insecurity

Federation Prioritizes Israeli Food Insecurity

“Thanks to Leket Israel, many families who don’t have the ability to put food in their refrigerators can prepare meals or peel a fruit or send their child to school with dignity,” said Netanela, a single mom and client of Israel’s national food bank.
Apply Now to be a Diller Teen Fellow


Apply Now to be a Diller Teen Fellow


Diller Teen Fellows, a pluralistic and immersive leadership program that invites a select group of Jewish teens to step up, lead their communities and repair the world, is now accepting applications for their next cohort that will take place during the academic year 2023-2024.
Volunteer to Help Your Community During Hurricane Season

Volunteer to Help Your Community During Hurricane Season

June 1 marked the beginning of hurricane season and Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC) is here to help in case a storm threatens. You can join the 2023 JVC Emergency Response Team (JVERT) to support our community if a disaster strikes.
Shlichim Bring Israel and Jewish Heritage to Campers Across North America

Shlichim Bring Israel and Jewish Heritage to Campers Across North America

More than 1,500 young Israeli shlichim (emissaries) are working in Jewish overnight camps across North America this summer as part of the Summer Shlichut Project, a program of Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Eighth Graders: Apply for IsraelNow

Eighth Graders: Apply for IsraelNow

IsraelNow, an immersive travel experience acquainting eighth graders with Israel, is accepting applications through September 28 for its third cohort, March 25-April 2, 2024, for travel during Miami-Dade County Spring Break.
JDC Continues to Help in Ukraine

JDC Continues to Help in Ukraine

Following the June 6 bombing of Ukraine’s Kakhovka Hydroelectric Dam, the city of Kherson experienced extensive flooding, and Federation overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) immediately jumped into action to help local residents.
The Glue JFNA Podcast

The Glue JFNA Podcast

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) recently launched a new podcast, “The Glue With Eric Fingerhut.” In these complicated times, when we are challenged by polarization, partisanship, rapid technological change and social transition, strengthening our social bonds is more important than ever.
MJFF Celebrates Pride Month

MJFF Celebrates Pride Month

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) and Michael-Ann Russell JCC present a special showing of MJFF 2023 Critics Prize Winner America.
Thanking Steve Foldes for His Philanthropic Leadership

Thanking Steve Foldes for His Philanthropic Leadership

“My wife, Nadine, and I have so much to be thankful for, and we feel a responsibility to give back to our community. And, it begins with Jews helping Jews,” said Steve Foldes, immediate Past Chair of The Foundation of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
Learn About the White House’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

Learn About the White House’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is offering a special webinar today, Friday, June 2, at 1 p.m. to learn about the White House’s National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism.
Miami Beach Proclaims Holocaust Survivor Recognition Day

Miami Beach Proclaims Holocaust Survivor Recognition Day

In recognition of national Holocaust Survivor Day and the critical work of the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, the City of Miami Beach proclaimed Tuesday, June 5 as Holocaust Survivor Recognition Day at a special ceremony coordinated by the Holocaust Memorial and Seed the Dream Foundation.
JDC’s “Returning Home” Program Successfully Integrates Mental Health Patients Into Their Community


JDC’s “Returning Home” Program Successfully Integrates Mental Health Patients Into Their Community


Not only during Mental Health Awareness Month, but all year long, Federation overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is supporting individuals experiencing mental health challenges through its “Returning Home” program.
Birthright Israel Participants Visit Yerucham

Birthright Israel Participants Visit Yerucham

Creating people-to-people relationships is a major goal of the Miami-Yerucham Partnership, and that mission was advanced on Jerusalem Day, May 16, when 90 participants from University of Miami and Florida International University Taglit-Birthright Israel trips joined with Israeli youngsters for a day of enriching activities.
South Florida Jewish Day School Students Compete in 6th Annual Robotics Festival


South Florida Jewish Day School Students Compete in 6th Annual Robotics Festival


More than 160 Jewish day school students recently gathered at Scheck Hillel Community School for the 6th Annual South Florida Jewish Day School Robotics Festival.
Federation Attorneys’ Division Brings Together Surfside Settlement Legal Team


Federation Attorneys’ Division Brings Together Surfside Settlement Legal Team


Join Federation Attorneys' Division for Litigating Through Tragedy: The Surfside Settlement Negotiation for a behind-the-scenes look at how the legal community navigated numerous sensitive and complex issues to achieve a settlement following the devastating collapse of Champlain Towers South.
City of Kyiv, Ukraine, Recognizes Jewish Federations of North America for War Relief

City of Kyiv, Ukraine, Recognizes Jewish Federations of North America for War Relief

In recognition of ongoing international support during the war between Russia and Ukraine, the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv has built an “Avenue of International Aid” in its Independence Square, planting seven Japanese cherry trees to thank the seven countries that have been at the forefront of relief efforts.
Federation Attorneys’ Division Brings Together Surfside Settlement Legal Team


Federation Attorneys’ Division Brings Together Surfside Settlement Legal Team


Some of Miami’s best and brightest legal minds will come together on Monday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at Bilzin Sumberg for Litigating Through Tragedy: The Surfside Settlement Negotiation.
Mishkan Miami and Children’s Bereavement Center Partner for Bereavement Facilitator Training Program

Mishkan Miami and Children’s Bereavement Center Partner for Bereavement Facilitator Training Program

Participants of the Bereavement Facilitator Training Program, a joint project of Federation’s Mishkan Miami and the Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC), were honored on Monday, May 22, upon the completion of a two-month course in administering emotional and spiritual care to Jewish community members impacted by loss and grief.
Register Now For the Ministering to the Elderly Conference

Register Now For the Ministering to the Elderly Conference

It’s not too late to plan to attend the 27th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, taking place on Thursday, June 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Miami Jewish Health.
Women’s Philanthropy Welcomes New Lions


Women’s Philanthropy Welcomes New Lions


More than 130 women became new Lions of Judah during the Israel 75 Miami Mega Mission by pledging to donate at least $5,000 every year to the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.
Jacob Solomon Announces Retirement

Jacob Solomon Announces Retirement

After more than four decades with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, President & CEO Jacob Solomon has announced his plans to retire, effective June 30, 2024, according to the 85-year-old, Miami-based Jewish nonprofit.

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Robotics Teacher Trainings

Robotics Teacher Trainings

What began as a program where third-grade educators from three Miami Jewish day schools received robotics training and mentoring from Science Center professionals in Miami’s partnership city of Yerucham, Israel, has flourished into an annual activity involving 13 local schools for the 2023-2024 year.

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PJ Library Story Squad

PJ Library Story Squad

PJ Library Story Squad is seeking volunteer readers to help bring Hanukkah to Miami-Dade elementary school students.

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Support for iRep

Support for iRep

One of Federation’s longtime priorities has been helping Israelis exercise choice and self-determination around their Jewish identities and practice.

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