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Sep 28, 2023

Longtime Greater Miami Jewish Federation President & CEO 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. Solomon joined Federation in 1981 as a planning associate and rose to senior leadership positions in the organization, taking on the top executive role 11 years later. Since 1992, he has served in the position, guiding the raising and distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars to support humanitarian services and Jewish educational programs in Miami, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries worldwide. Federation Board Chair Ariel Bentata said, “Throughout his tenure, Jacob has helped shape Miami’s remarkable Jewish landscape ... He has a deep love for Miami and Israel, as well as a steadfast commitment to Jewish peoplehood throughout the world.” Richard D. Fain, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Royal Caribbean Group, has been appointed to lead the volunteer search committee charged with identifying and recommending Solomon’s successor. Click here to read the full announcement along with additional news coverage.

Shabbaton in Yerucham

Shabbaton in Yerucham

“During Shabbat, we were welcomed with open arms by the amazing community of Yerucham,” offered fellow Onward Israel participant Tal Assaf. “They took extra special care of us from the moment we arrived.”

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Apply Now: Diller Teen Fellow

Apply Now: Diller Teen Fellow

Operated by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a Federation subsidiary, the fellowship welcomes rising 10th and 11th graders interested in growing their leadership skills and connecting with a diverse group of teens from Miami-Dade County.

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World ORT Teaches About 10/7

World ORT Teaches About 10/7

Federation overseas partner World ORT recently hosted a three-part educational series via Zoom for its students, informing them about the war and Israel’s response, as well as the connection between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.

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Register Now for Tech vs. Hate

Register Now for Tech vs. Hate

As the importance of online safety increases and the need to leverage unique technology to mitigate harmful narratives, fueled by propaganda and misinformation, Federation is proud to partner with Tel Aviv University for Tech vs. Hate: Combating Online Antisemitism, which will be held online Wednesday, June 26 at Noon EST.

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