At Work Worldwide
Whether you live in Miami or Morocco… in Tel Aviv or Turkey… in China, Chile or Croatia, if you are Jewish, you are part of a global family. As our tradition teaches, “all Jews are responsible for one another,” the Greater Miami Jewish Federation works every day to provide for the needs of our people the world over.
Read about our Overseas Partner Agencies and how they enable Federation to fulfill our commitment in Israel and in more than 70 other countries worldwide.
At Work in Israel
Israel is at the heart of the Jewish people. Caring for the most vulnerable Israelis — including children and youth at risk, people with disabilities, the elderly, minorities and immigrant groups — is core to Federation’s Mission of strengthening Jewish life. It is also central to the work of our long-time overseas partners, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). The extensive infrastructure we have established through decades of work in Israel enables us to respond to needs efficiently and effectively 365 days a year.
Miami has also engaged in significant partnerships with the Ethiopian-Israeli community in Pardes Channa-Karkur and with the cities of Yerucham and Or Akiva, establishing programs and services to assist their residents. Working closely with JDC and JAFI, and also directly with Israeli non-profit agencies, Federation is effecting change and enhancing the lives of countless Israelis by helping immigrants adapt to a new life, assisting in times of crisis and so much more.
The impact of a Federation gift last year:
- 8,793 children and adults with developmental disabilities in Israel received therapeutic and educational services through our overseas partner agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
- Programs offered by our overseas partner, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), helped 700 lone soldiers, who immigrated to Israel without immediate family, serve in the Israel Defense Forces. These programs strengthen their Jewish and Zionist identity and prepare them for civilian life.
- Through Youth Futures, 6,500 children at risk in 32 cities in Israel received guidance from adult mentors, enabling them to take their place as independent, productive members of society.
- 5,062 Ethiopian Israeli students in 26 cities received afterschool scholastic assistance through the Ethiopian National Project. In addition, 2,750 at-risk Ethiopian Israeli teenagers participated in activities at ENP’s 27 Youth Outreach Centers.
- A Federation-funded emergency hotline for battered and sexually abused women in southern Israel received 9,264 calls and provided information, counseling and support services to these families in crisis.
For further information, contact our Israel and Overseas Department at IsraelandOverseas@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8445.
At Work Overseas
For decades, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has been committed to the welfare of our people worldwide and ensuring that isolated Jews are not forgotten. In the former Soviet Union, throughout Latin America and Europe and in 65 countries around the world, Annual Federation/UJA Campaign dollars have supported programs and services that both care for vulnerable aging populations and foster Jewish renewal among younger generations. We are working each day to help Jewish communities around the world strengthen themselves through our overseas partners, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and World ORT. Despite the tremendous economic challenges we are facing domestically, Federation continues to uphold our promise of responsibility to one another.
The impact of a Federation gift last year:
- In the former Soviet Union, JDC furnished critical nutritional and medical assistance to more than 27,000 Jewish children and their families.
- In Europe, JDC provided food and essential welfare services for nearly 26,000 elderly Jews. JDC also helped 1,500 poor Jewish children, connecting them and their families to Jewish life.
- A JAFI-operated supplementary Jewish education program for 12- to 17-year-old children in Argentina served 2,000 youngsters in 53 centers.
- JDC provided medications, food and winter relief to nearly 160,000 elderly Jews across the FSU through its network of Hesed Welfare Centers.