At Work Worldwide

Whether you live in Miami or Morocco… in Tel Aviv or Turkey… in Vancouver or Venezuela, 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. 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 changing the lives of countless Israeli immigrants by helping them adapt to a new life — assisting in times of crisis and so much more.

The impact of a Federation gift last year:

  • 5,202 French immigrants received emotional and financial support to acclimate to their new home in Israel..
  • 7,500 older adults, most Holocaust survivors live in 57 sheltered living complexes that also offer social and cultural activities.
  • Through Youth Futures, 4,237 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.
  • $2.7 million funded programs supporting Reform, Conservative and Modern Orthodox education in Israel, significantly bolstering the presence of these movements in Israel and helping ensure religious diversity and inclusion. These programs drew more than 834,000 participants.
  • A Federation-funded emergency hotline for battered and sexually abused women in southern Israel helped 13,000 survivors receive information, counseling and support services.

Learn about our Miami-Israel Partnership Cities.
Learn about our Israel Initiatives.
Learn about our work in Miami.

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 (FSU), throughout Latin America, Europe and in more than 70 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 strengthen Jewish communities around the world through our overseas partners, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), The Jewish Agency for Israel and World ORT. Despite the 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 provided 110,000 needy and elderly Jews critical nutritional and medical assistance to more than 27,000 Jewish children and their families with a variety of welfare and relief supplies and services.
  • 2,000 communities worldwide joined in educational, engagement and identity-building programs led by 1,700 shlichim (Israeli emissaries).
  • 1,500 Jewish campers from more than 20 countries enjoyed immersive, inspiring Jewish experiences last summer — and every summer — at JDC's camp Szarras, helping build the next generation of Jewish leaders.
  • 511 impoverished individuals in Argentina received hunger relief assistance through the Mezonot program, operated by JDC.
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