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Women’s Impact Initiative Grants

Each year, Federation awards grants to local organizations that inspire and empower Jewish women and girls through programs that focus on social, economic, religious and political equality. Our past recipients include initiatives that promote breast cancer awareness, address sexual assaults on local college campuses, encourage civic engagement and foster positive self-images among elementary-aged girls.

Women’s Impact Initiative – 2022 Grants

Alper JCC
When You Know Your Worth

Workshops to help women address issues that hold them back from living their most fulfilling lives, empower them to find ways to challenge inequality, and to lead/join efforts to help their communities through gender-equal initiatives.

At the Well
Enhance the Well-being of Women Through Rosh Chodesh Practices

Teach, support, and inspire the ritual of Rosh Chodesh to be practiced by hundreds of women in the Miami area specifically focusing on the Latin community and individuals disengaged from traditional Jewish institutions.

Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus

Three-pronged month-long program series. Two mitzvah programs with multi-generational participants to acquire tools and strategies for self-esteem and leadership, and self-defense.

Chai Lifeline
Women’s Wellness

10 emotional, psychological and spiritual support programs to Jewish mothers of critically ill children, or who are themselves facing medical crises.

Fuenta Latina
Young Creators Council: Women in Media

Provide Latinx Jewish women with professional media development training to better relay the stories of Israel to non-Jewish audiences and to empower the women’s voices.

JAFCO-Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options
Women’s Wellness Retreats

Support services and wellness activities for mothers of children with developmental disabilities in Miami-Dade.

Jewish Community Services
Shalom Bayit Domestic Abuse Prevention Program

Assistance for 64 children in the Shalom Bayit program via a tailored plan with goals and timeline.

Jewish Education Center of South Florida
Ohr Fellowships High School Program

Engage high school juniors and seniors in an after-school Jewish study program to delve deeper into their Jewish heritage and strengthen their Jewish identity while connecting with a mentor in the community.

Miami Beach JCC
Rosh Chodesh-It’s a Girl Thing!

Use Jewish values and engaging activities to empower adolescent girls to build their self-esteem, leadership skills, and Jewish identity.

Michael-Ann Russell JCC
Jewish Women’s Choir

Provide 15 women, ages 55+, to develop a musical repertoire that includes songs in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English.

National Council of Jewish Women
Listen and Engage Campaign

Leadership development initiative to build a cadre of the next generation of women leaders, aged 22-45, by giving them tools and inspiring them.


Empower young women and connect them with lay leaders in our community through monthly gatherings.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
Essential Health Literacy for Jewish Women in the Age of COVID19

Internship program and lecture series to addresses women’s lack of access to trustworthy medical information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chai community ambassador program for 2 college students.

Sharsheret in the Kitchen

Three cooking webinars for Jewish women and families living with, or at high risk for, breast and ovarian cancer to feel empowered to make healthier diet choices

UM Hillel
UDISRUPT! Year 2-Women’s Innovation and Pitching Competition

Give female students the opportunity to create a product to address the negative impact of COVID-19 on women in the workforce. 20 students in the competition with 5 winners.

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UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

Thanks to a generous grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and a committed Miami trauma surgeon, individuals injured in Ukraine’s deadly war are receiving top-notch care.

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Hillel at FIU Expands

Hillel at FIU Expands

“We want to make FIU a place where Jewish students are proud to be Jewish, where they feel connected and where they feel safe and included,” said Jon Warech, Executive Director of Hillel at Florida International University (FIU), one of the seven Federation-supported Florida Hillels.

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Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is now accepting applications for its January 5-15, 2023 trip, open to young couples with at least one Jewish partner who together wish to explore Israel and their connection to Judaism for nine “exhilarating, romantic and memorable” days.

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Stock the Fridge

Stock the Fridge

Looking for a fun and meaningful activity with your children this summer? Make sandwiches and bagged lunches for the hungry in our community.

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