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Federation and CAJE Help Miami Jewish Day Schools Face Coronavirus Crisis

Federation and CAJE Help Miami Jewish Day Schools Face Coronavirus Crisis

It’s back-to-school for the 10 Federation-funded Jewish day schools. While some began welcoming students back to campus this week — also offering an online option for students — others remain 100 percent virtual.
Jewish Community Relations Council Continues to Raise Awareness About Anti-Semitism and Bigotry

Jewish Community Relations Council Continues to Raise Awareness About Anti-Semitism and Bigotry

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) continues to raise awareness about the prevalence of anti-Semitism and offer effective ways to combat bigotry.
COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop New Olim From Arriving in Israel

COVID-19 Doesn’t Stop New Olim From Arriving in Israel

Federation overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, continues to support aliyah efforts of Jews around the world, this time, with a first-of-its-kind charter flight from Mexico.
40 Days & 40 Nights Offers Virtual Programs for the High Holy Days

40 Days & 40 Nights Offers Virtual Programs for the High Holy Days

While this time of social distancing means we may not be able to gather in the usual ways we have always done for the High Holy Days, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 40 Days & 40 Nights program is helping Jews find deep, powerful connections with one another.
New Resource Guide Teaches About the Holocaust

New Resource Guide Teaches About the Holocaust

The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, a committee of Federation, is helping to educate Florida students about the horrors of the Shoah. Thanks to a new state law, the Florida Department of Education has introduced a Holocaust Education Resource Guide and curriculum standards for teaching the Holocaust in public school districts throughout the state.
40 Days & 40 Nights Offers Meaningful Programs for the High Holy Days

40 Days & 40 Nights Offers Meaningful Programs for the High Holy Days

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation in partnership with Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami introduces 40 Days & 40 Nights.
MJFF Goes Virtual With Screening Room

MJFF Goes Virtual With Screening Room

The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) is bringing the silver screen to the home screen with its digital Virtual Screening Room, a collection of outstanding Jewish-content films.
Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Helps the Community

Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru Helps the Community

Federation continues responding to these challenging times as volunteers distributed packages of baked goods, chicken, fresh produce and nonperishable food and provisions to 500 people yesterday during a kosher food distribution drive-thru at the Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center in Kendall.
Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Now Accepting Applications for Jewish Incubator Grants

Applications are now open for Federation 2021 Jewish Incubator Grants, which will support nonprofits that develop unique programs to impact Jewish life in Miami.
Continue to Support Your Local Jewish Institutions

Continue to Support Your Local Jewish Institutions

Since the pandemic began, Federation has distributed $4 milion in emergency grants to individuals and institutions throughout our Jewish community. However, the organizations we rely on to sustain Jewish life depend on all of us to survive.
This is Exactly Why Federation Exists

This is Exactly Why Federation Exists

In an uncertain world, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is providing much certainty. The human impact of the COVID-19 crisis is tremendous.
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

August 13, 2020 - The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council celebrate the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. This diplomatic breakthrough includes the establishment of reciprocal embassies and formalization of several bilateral agreements in mutually beneficial areas ranging in scope from security to technology and from healthcare to the environment. We hope and pray that this leads to similar normalization and peaceful diplomacy with neighboring Arab countries, with the fervent belief that it is only through such commitment that the region and the world will achieve a durable, just and lasting resolution to the conflict in the Middle East.
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.
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.
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.
Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel is helping the most vulnerable older adults in Israel cope with the pandemic. Residents of Amigour, a housing community supported by The Jewish Agency, are receiving food, other necessities and emotional support. For Etya Papugayev, the help has been a lifeline.
Federation Helps Provide PPE at Miami Jewish Health

Federation Helps Provide PPE at Miami Jewish Health

With $165,000 in grants from Federation and in-kind donations from individual donors, local agencies Miami Jewish Health and Jewish Community Services of South Florida have been able to secure additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to enhance the safety and well-being of frontline healthcare workers and social workers while on the job.
Emergency Loan Fund Helps Struggling Jewish Communities Around the World

Emergency Loan Fund Helps Struggling Jewish Communities Around the World

Federation long-standing overseas partner, The Jewish Agency for Israel, created a COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis, an emergency initiative that helps Jewish institutions around the world bridge immediate gaps in cash flow amid the pandemic.
Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Support Community

Coronavirus Task Force Continues to Support Community

As the pandemic has dramatically changed the world, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, through its Coronavirus Response Task Force, has mobilized the financial resources to provide immediate help to the most vulnerable.
Make Your Voice Heard by Voting

Make Your Voice Heard by Voting

Primary election day is approaching on August 18 and our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) wants to keep you informed on the key issues and political races.
A Statement from the  Greater Miami Jewish Federation  Regarding Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

A Statement from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Regarding Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain

September 14, 2020 - The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council applaud the normalization of relations between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The two countries will exchange embassies and ambassadors and cooperate on health, business, technology, education, security and agricultural issues.

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Federation Helps Feed 1,000 People

Federation Helps Feed 1,000 People

Greater Miami Jewish Federation helped 1,000 individuals secure free kosher food yesterday during its third Kosher Food Drive-Thru Distribution event yesterday at Federation headquarters.

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Join Us for The Women’s Event

Join Us for The Women’s Event

Be inspired. Feel empowered. Enjoy Friendship . . . like never before at The Women’s Event on Thursday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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Make the High Holidays Meaningful

Make the High Holidays Meaningful

Federation, with support from Mishkan Miami, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami, Base Miami and area agencies, synagogues and day schools, is offering 40 Days & 40 Nights, a schedule of enriching programs providing virtual learning and growing opportunities.

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