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In difficult times your sense of well-being may be challenged. You may ask yourself: Who am I now? What will happen to me? How do I speak to loved ones about what I need most now? How can I connect to my faith to give me support? Mishkan Miami can guide you as you think about the meaningful questions of life.

The Sacred Conversation

We often avoid talking about our end-of-life plans, telling ourselves that we do not want loved ones to worry. But in reality, the opposite is true. The most important time to have these discussions is when we are healthy and can fully engage in the conversation. The Sacred Jewish Conversation Project can help you start talking with your family about this difficult topic. We can guide you step-by-step through the conversation, from what to think about to what concrete actions you need to take. Click here to learn more about the Sacred Jewish Conversation Project and communicating what matters to those you love.

Conferences and Seminars

Mishkan Miami partners with other agencies, synagogues, hospitals and assisted living facilities to develop learning opportunities for healthcare professionals, counselors, chaplains and clergy. One of our most popular programs, the Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, addresses the challenges and opportunities associated with caring for aging populations. Topics include Jewish ethics at the end of life, aging with meaning, Jewish views on the afterlife, medical ethics and holding on while letting go. Continuing education credits are often available.

Building a Network

If you are part of a synagogue, agency or healthcare team and you want to learn more about caring for people experiencing difficult times, Mishkan Miami can help you. Our team can train healthcare workers and develop synagogue caring networks that will give you the tools you need to bring Judaism to the bedside.

Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Many American universities are planning to offer remote learning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and some students are feeling reticent about the transition to online learning. For those looking for an alternative, this year provides an opportunity to explore gap year options with Masa Israel Journey.

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A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

For Jewish young adults and college students, ages 18-29, the coronavirus pandemic is a moment to make a difference for those affected by COVID-19. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center is launching Serve the Moment, a four-week summer fellowship of service from July 8-August 7.

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Be a Part of the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

Be a Part of the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise throughout Florida, doctors are hoping the convalescent blood plasma of recovered patients can help fight the virus. If you are a COVID-19 survivor, you can join this effort by participating in the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative to ensure the state has enough plasma on hand to treat those who may need it.

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Jewish Community Update

Jewish Community Update

With the beginning of a new fiscal year, our newly-elected Greater Miami Jewish Federation leadership officially took office earlier this week on July 1st. We are grateful for the desire of so many individuals to serve our community during this time of great uncertainty, and we especially want to express our deepest gratitude to Jeffrey Scheck, who has completed his two-year term as Chair of the Board.

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