On Wednesday, April 6th at 7:30 pm, Hillel Second Generation, in partnership with Florida International University, will sponsor a presentation and discussion with FIU President, Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg entitled "Accelerating the Potential of Miami's New Jewish Demographic". The event will take place at the home of Alex and Viviana Furth. A reception will follow the presentation. There will be no solicitation of funds.
The reception highlights new efforts to strengthen the relationship between H2G and FIU. Over the past 6 years, H2G has been a creative force in identifying new approaches to reaching young adults in North Miami, especially those who have emigrated from Latin America and Israel. With approximately 3,500 Jewish students, FIU now ranks in the top 20 campuses in the nation in terms of Jewish enrollment. According to H2G President Viviana Furth: "Miami's Jewish community has the opportunity to help accelerate the integration and contribution of young Jewish immigrants to American society by using our key asset - networking."
H2G, an affiliate of Hillel and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation seeks to empower Jewish university students and young adults to make informed decisions about their personal life, religion, community involvement and Israel. Modeled after the community-based Hillel concept in Latin America, H2G serves the Jewish students of Florida International University and other campuses in the Greater Miami area. H2G is an affiliate of Hillel and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Florida International University (FIU) is the 15th-largest university in the United States, the 4th-largest university in Florida with a total enrollment of over 42,000 students. The university's strong commitment to serving Latin American students positions it to be an important resource as the demographics of South Florida's Jewish communities change. According to the university's strategic document: "Working within its south Florida community, FIU is foremost in the nation in preparing Hispanic students to leadâ€” in the workforce, in civic and social engagement, and in research."