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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 – 2019 Grants

Hochberg Lower School-Posnack School: Giborah Girls

A one-hour a week club for 9 weeks to empower students to function as strong, independent, healthy, intelligent heroines giving the tools to make wise decisions.

JAFCO: Creating Successful Transitions-Jewish Females in Foster Care

Offers life skills training, educational coordination, support and advocacy for the women residing at JAFCO to ensure they graduate from high school and have a plan for transition into adulthood.

Jewish Education Center of South Florida: Ohr Fellowships High School Program

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

Jewish Women’s Theater of South Florida: Jewish Women’s Theater of South Florida

To provide the opportunity for artistically gifted Jewish women to develop and express their creative talents through theatrical performance, with sensitivity to observant women

Michael-Ann Russell JCC: Sababa 360

Enable women to enhance their physical and emotional well-being through monthly health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness activities and programs through a Jewish lens.

National Council of Jewish Women, Miami: Listen and Engage Campaign

Leadership development initiative to build a cadre of the next generation of women leaders, aged 22-40, by giving them tools and inspiring them.

NCSY:Women’s Mentorship Initiative

Prepare the next generation of leaders by creating mentoring relationships between Jewish teen girls and accomplished Jewish women.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc.:What to Expect When You’re Expecting with Jewish Genes

Four awareness and screening events for Jewish genetic diseases. Targeted at local Jewish-based organizations.

Scheck Hillel Community School: Girls Building STEAM

Create sustainable model for after-school science instruction to motivate girls for STEAM learning by connecting middle school girls with after-school activities in this area. Consists of 14 two-hour sessions.

University of Miami Hillel: In Conversation With

A speaker series consisting of 1 hour sessions highlighting the greater Miami and national community’s top Jewish entrepreneurs, as well as student entrepreneurs at the University of Miami. Includes film screenings.

Yodeah: Did You Know? Initiative

Educate the Jewish community about their increased risk of carrying the BRCA gene and other hereditary cancer mutations, as well as facilitate low cost genetic testing.

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Miami Medical Mission

Miami Medical Mission

Register for the Federation Medical Mission to Israel, October 28-November 3, 2019.

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Bringing Israel to Miami

Bringing Israel to Miami

Six idealistic, young Israelis are bringing Israel to campers at the three local Jewish Community Centers through a program of Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Girl Power

Girl Power

Tal Ohana, mayor of Federation partner city Yerucham, was recently named one of Forbes’ Israel 2019 Power Women.

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Strengthening Jewish Life

Strengthening Jewish Life

Federation overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is helping Jewish women in Karaganda, Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union find connection and camaraderie.

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