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Working Locally to Connect Globally

For decades, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has been committed to the welfare of Jewish people worldwide. Since even before the modern State of Israel was born, Miami’s Jewish community has worked diligently to raise and allocate funds to rescue and assist Jews seeking refuge from lands across the globe.

Today, thousands of Jews in Israel and in 70 other countries depend on Federation and our overseas Partner Agencies – including the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – for a lifeline of programs that provide assistance with food, housing, rescue and resettlement. And Federation-funded programs and services also help to educate Jewish people, revitalize Jewish programming, and rebuild communities devastated by economic hardship and acts of war and terror.

As an integral part of the Federation’s Community Planning & Allocations Department, the Israel & Overseas Department is charged with the responsibilities of:

  • Working with our overseas Partner Agencies to understand the needs of our worldwide Jewish family
  • Working with other Federation departments to raise funds for vital needs (both through the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign and specialized campaigns)
  • Working with Federation volunteers and committees to determine how funds can be allocated most effectively and efficiently
  • Working to engage more people in Federation programs and initiatives in Israel and worldwide

Learn about how the dollars are allocated by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation in Israel and around the world, as well as right here in Miami.

Read about our overseas Partner Agencies and how they enable the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to fulfill our commitment in Israel and in 70 other countries.

Emergency Relief and Non-Sectarian Aid

When people in Israel and around the world are in urgent need of assistance, Federation is there to provide help, thanks to a vast infrastructure of programs and services in place every day. See some examples of how we are providing emergency relief to people of all backgrounds.




For more information about Federation’s Israel & Overseas Department, contact us at IsraelOverseas@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8495.

Visit the Israel & Overseas online group.

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