Raising Donations to Benefit those affected by Surfside Tragedy

In response to the tragic condominium collapse near Miami Beach on Thursday, June 24th, YI Love Jewish (yilovejewish.org) has joined the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in their commitment to raise donations for the more than 150 people unaccounted for, including those in the greater Miami Jewish Community. As the Synagogue is just over a mile away from where the collapse took place and many other surrounding synagogues mourn the losses of loved ones, YI Love Jewish is stepping in to help as well. Please give what you can in supporting those severely impacted by this tragedy. Our South Florida community, and most importantly our Jewish Community stand united together in this effort.

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Join YI Love Jewish for Continuing Events Celebrating Joe Papp’s Centennial Year!

He revolutionized theater as we know it today and now Joe Papp, born ‘Yosl Papirofsky’, was the subject of a major commemoration on what would have been his centennial birthday on June 22, 2021.

Joseph Papp Celebration


Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that celebrates and promotes Jewish history, life, and culture and their positive and far-reaching impact on the world. From performing arts, publishing, and education to language, philosophy, and literature, YI offers a global clearinghouse of Jewish culture and entertainment. We work with a wide range of organizations, including Federations, JCCs, synagogues, Hadassah chapters, Hillel chapters, men’s groups, women’s guilds, special interest clubs, youth groups, summer camp programs, and educational institutions.


Jacob solomon

“Culture is not only the product of Jewish life, but it’s also a portal into Jewish life. It connects people to community — for those of us who work in the community, it’s very exciting to see how culture touches people.”

JACOB SOLOMON, President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Miami

“It’s important for the next generation of Jewish people to keep our legacy alive — through our culture, through whatever religious connotation they have. Sometimes that means just seeking out pockets of Judaism in your social life, like meeting up with friends for a Shabbat dinner, but keeping our identity strong is ultimately their responsibility.”

HANNAH BENITEZ , Writer and Performer
Rabbi Solomon Shiff

“For thousands of years Yiddish was the language of Jewish knowledge and culture…and to forget that is to forget our past and then we will lose a part of our heritage, and that would be a terrible travesty. Everything about the Jewish culture has to be absorbed and articulated and passed to the next generation.”

RABBI SOLOMON SCHIFF, Director Emeritus of Mishkan Miami and Executive VP Emeritus of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami

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