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, and World ORT. 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 The Jewish Agency for Israel, 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:
- More than 67,000 elderly are able to live at home with dignity and independence through support services and social activities in more than 303 funded (supportive) communities.
- 94 youth at-risk and their families in Yerucham received support through the Youth Futures program and 12,084 children received support throughout Israel.
- Enabled 130 families with children with disabilities to receive subsidies for treatments and services.
- Helped 53 ultra-Orthodox women from low-income backgrounds launch small businesses. Some of the types of businesses: handicrafts, coaching, catering, cosmetics and fashion.
- Rescued 25,000 tons of fresh produce from the farming sector and 1.4 million tons of food from the IDF for redistribution to more than 250 nonprofit partners serving needy people in more than 100 towns and cities.
- More than 600 Ethiopian-Israelis received legal counsel on matters related to discrimination in the areas of employment, education, health, housing and law enforcement.
- 7,000 older adults, most Holocaust Survivors, live in 56 sheltered living complexes that also offer social and cultural activities.
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.