The Main Event – A Night to Celebrate Community and Israel
On Thursday, February 16, 2012, more than 1,200 members of Miami’s Jewish community will come together for one important evening – the Greater Miami Jewish Federation 2012 Main Event. This annual event is more than a celebration – it is also a demonstration of our community’s solidarity with the people and State of Israel. During this memorable evening, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz of Harvard Law School will be honored with the 2012 Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award.
Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is an unwavering advocate for Israel and a long-time friend of Miami’s Jewish community. He has published more than 100 articles in magazines, newspapers and journals such as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, Saturday Review, The Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, and more than 300 of his articles have appeared in syndication nationally. Dershowitz has also written 27 fiction and non-fiction works.
The Main Event, which is being chaired by Stephanie and Jules Trump, begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard.
Non-tax-deductible couvert for the event is $95 per person, or $54 for those age 30 and under. A minimum gift of $1,000 per person to the 2012 Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign is requested.
Members of the community age 30 and under are invited to attend The Main Event with a suggested minimum gift of $365 to the 2012 Federation/UJA Campaign.
Dietary laws will be observed. Valet and self-parking are available. For more information, visit JewishMiami.org or call 786.866.8416.
Super Sunday Is Right Around the Corner!
Our Jewish community’s biggest annual phonathon is almost here! Super Sunday 2012 will be held on March 18, with a full day of activities for the entire family. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to help the Greater Miami Jewish Federation raise funds to support those in need and strengthen Jewish life in Miami, in Israel and around the world.
As an added benefit, any Miami-Dade County synagogue or any agency or day school that receives an allocation from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign can receive 50% of any eligible gift raised by that agency’s representatives on Super Sunday. The organization with the most pre-registered volunteers to attend Super Sunday will also receive an additional $1,000 – so it literally pays to participate!
For more information and to sign up, contact Laura Rodriguez at email@example.com or 786.866.8680.
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
JCRC of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation uses grassroots advocacy, education and engagement to promote social justice, raise awareness of pressing issues, and garner support for Israel.
The Jewish Chaplaincy Program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation helps bring a greater sense of mishpacha (family) to thousands of members of our community. The Chaplaincy program offers a wide range of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. One such initiative is the Refuat Ha’Nefesh Jewish Spiritual Care Visiting Program. Learn more about these programs at JewishMiami.org.
Miami Mega Mission Israel 2012 Promises to Be Memorable, Meaningful, Magical
From April 22 through May 1, 2012, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation Mega Mission will take 800 members of Miami’s Jewish community on a transformational journey across Israel that includes observance of Yom Hazikaron (Israeli’s Memorial Day) and celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day). A partnership with Miami synagogues and agencies is making the Mega Mission a community-wide phenomenon.
Federation is filling the nine-day itinerary with activities and encounters that will inspire and impress even the most seasoned traveler. Participants will have the opportunity to see Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Northern Israel; visit museums, historical and religious sites, and an IDF base; meet with Israeli leaders and experts; and still have time for shopping and outdoor fun.
The highlights of the Mega Mission itinerary will be five spectacular Mega Events. While Mission-goers will travel each day with their own buses to separate places of interest, all participants will gather for the Mega Events, which will feature world-renowned Israeli entertainers -- Shuly Nathan, who made Jerusalem of Gold popular worldwide; pop singer Einat Sarouf; and illustrious Broadway and stage entertainer Dudu Fisher – as well as high-level guest speakers and many surprises.
To view the full Mega Mission itinerary, visit MiamiMegaMission2012.org.
Another exclusive opportunity being offered by Federation is a four-day Pre-Mission to Poland, departing April 17, 2012. Together with three Holocaust survivors from Miami, participants will explore the rich Jewish heritage that flourished in Poland and visit remnants of the sites where Nazi atrocities took place. On Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), participants will join up with 8,000 other people from around the world for the March of the Living, and walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau in testimony of Am Yisrael Chai, the Jewish people live.
Already, more than 630 people have registered for Miami Mega Mission Israel 2012. Space is still available, but going fast. To secure a place on this life-changing experience, make a $500 deposit (fully refundable until September 30, 2011). For more information, contact Katy Boyask, Mega Mission Manager, at 786.866.8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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