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Sep 4, 2019

Burying Sacred Jewish Texts in a South Florida Jewish Cemetery

In partnership with Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, Federation honored Jewish tradition by burying out-of-date sacred books in a South Florida Jewish cemetery. Thanks to the generous donation of a burial plot by Levitt-Weinstein Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert Memorial Chapels, the holy books, which are no longer used, were buried as a sign of reverence and respect in a ritual led by Rabbi Frederick Klein, Director of Mishkan Miami. In some ways, the ceremony recalls the example of the famous Cairo Genizah, located in the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo, which contained more than 200,000 documents and ritual objects dating back as far as the 10th Century. Burying the books is a way that we respect and cherish not only the objects themselves, but also the thousands of prayers uttered by fellow Jews in our community. "It was an honor to be part of this tradition and treat our sacred books with the same dignity and respect that we treat our loved ones," said Michael Blasberg, Director of Area Operations for Levitt-Weinstein.

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Celebrates the Historic Israel-United Arab Emirates Agreement

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Celebrates the Historic Israel-United Arab Emirates Agreement

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council celebrate the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

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Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.

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Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.

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Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.

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