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Amateur Athletes Can Train Online

Amateur Athletes Can Train Online

If you can’t go to the training room, bring the training to you! That’s the approach of Jewish Sports Now, a website providing elite skills and fitness instruction for amateur Jewish athletes during the Coronavirus pandemic. The site offers free access to a library of training videos for baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and general fitness, assembled by leading professional coaches across the Jewish sports and fitness world. Visit here to register.

Mental Health Information: A Jewish Perspective

Mental Health Information: A Jewish Perspective

The Blue Dove Foundation addresses the issues of mental illness and substance abuse in the Jewish community and beyond. For an array of articles, information and resources about physical and mental health,click here.

Reflection and Prayers During the Time of COVID

Reflection and Prayers During the Time of COVID

Chaplains from Mishkan Miami - The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, have created and compiled prayers, poetry and reflections to help us face life in the time of COVID-19. Click here to access them.

Aquatics for the Whole Family

Aquatics for the Whole Family

From babies to adults, click here for the resources the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC Simkins on the Family Campus has posted to enjoy the water.

At-Home Workouts

At-Home Workouts

Keep up with your fitness routine in the comfort of your own home by clicking here for more than 100 workouts. There is something here for everyone, from high intensity interval training designed to improve strength and fitness fast, dance fitness workouts, a martial arts inspired program, a postpartum series and workouts for kids.

Health and Well-Being

Coronavirus has changed how we work and live. We are all missing the camaraderie of our workplace, the zen of our favorite yoga class or the endorphins of our CrossFit group. Explore our list of resources that will help you be fulfilled and enjoy activities in new and different ways.


At-Home Workouts

Keep up with your fitness routine in the comfort of your own home by clicking here for more than 100 workouts. There is something here for everyone, from high intensity interval training designed to improve strength and fitness fast, dance fitness workouts, a martial arts inspired program, a postpartum series and workouts for kids.


Aquatics for the Whole Family

From babies to adults, click here for the resources the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC Simkins on the Family Campus has posted to enjoy the water.


Stay Fit While Staying Home

Be active, tone your body and feel great with these at-home workouts. Fitness instructors from the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC Simkins on the Family Campus have posted virtual workouts here to maintain a fitness routine during these extraordinary times.


5 Quarantine Tips from Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky, former Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, a freedom fighter and Zionist who was imprisoned in isolation for many years by the Soviets, shares some advice here for people who are in quarantine and to help us all deal with the coronavirus crisis.


Keep Calm and Swim On

The Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center has posted ways for all ages to enjoy the water. From babies to adults, here are resources to have fun in the water.


Commit to be Fit

Whether you are interested in a light workout or intense action, the Michael-Ann Russell JCC has fitness classes for all levels. You can work out with the expert MAR-JCC fitness staff with their livestreamed classes on the MAR-JCC fitness Facebook page. The schedule is updated on a regular basis.


Telemedicine During the Coronavirus Crisis

Visit a doctor and receive medical advice from your living room


Aetna is Waiving Telemedicine Copays Until September 30

Click here for more information.


Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health South Florida is Offering a Free Care on Demand Consultation With Code CARE19 here.


Reflection and Prayers During the Time of COVID

Chaplains from Mishkan Miami - The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support, a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, have created and compiled prayers, poetry and reflections to help us face life in the time of COVID-19. Click here to access them.


Mental Health Information: A Jewish Perspective

The Blue Dove Foundation addresses the issues of mental illness and substance abuse in the Jewish community and beyond. For an array of articles, information and resources about physical and mental health,click here.


Amateur Athletes Can Train Online

If you can’t go to the training room, bring the training to you! That’s the approach of Jewish Sports Now, a website providing elite skills and fitness instruction for amateur Jewish athletes during the Coronavirus pandemic. The site offers free access to a library of training videos for baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and general fitness, assembled by leading professional coaches across the Jewish sports and fitness world. Visit here to register.

Pyschosocial Support for Women Cancer Patients

Sharsheret: The Jewish Breast & Ovarian Cancer Community supports Jewish women and families facing breast and ovarian cancer. All of the organization’s services are available online and over the phone, including peer support, connection to social workers and web-based resources. During a time when immunocompromised women are losing their support networks because of social distancing, these critical resources are incredibly important.

JWorks Miami Goes Virtual

JWorks Miami has moved operations online to continue helping Jewish job-seekers in Miami-Dade County find a job. The program helps residents develop resumes and cover letters, hosts mock interviews (which will be online during the COVID-19 outbreak) and network with potential employers. The program is free to job seekers and employers through a partnership between the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida.

To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Financial Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Miami is offering an emergency Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan this time. Federation is providing interest-free emergency loans to qualified Jewish borrowers in need in Miami-Dade County. The emergency loans, up to $3,000 can help with expenses related to the pandemic, such as lost wages due to being unable to go to work, childcare costs due to school closures, related medical expenses and more.

Repayment terms: Repayments will begin on the 1st or the 15th of the month, 6 months after the loan is initiated.

Process:

  • Loan applications will be reviewed in the order they are received by HFLA.
  • A video interview will be scheduled with members of the HFLA loan committee.
  • If approved, HFLA staff will send loan documents to the applicant via email.
  • Once all loan documents are signed and returned, HFLA will release funds to the borrower.

Call 305.692.7555 or click here for more information and to apply.

Learn more about HFLA at http://www.hebrewloan.org

JCS of South Florida Continues Community Support

Throughout the pandemic, Federation’s primary human service agency, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS), is providing immediate help the vulnerable and at-risk members of the community. Call 305.576.6550 to reach the helpline, 24/7 every day. JCS is working around the clock to provide a safety net for those in need.

Services include:

· Food assistance

  • Kosher Food Bank is offering boxed groceries at scheduled appointment times
  • Meal deliveries for the frail and homebound
  • Limited grocery shopper services are available for senior, frail clients that are homebound and/or are self-isolating in order to avert exposure to the virus.

· Home Health Care

  • Home Health Aides provided by the Masada Program are specially trained in all health and safety procedures and continue to care for our clients in the Holocaust Services Program with utmost care and unique precautions.

· Job counseling and assistance

· Mental health counseling

  • Behavioral Health Counseling staff in all programs are making phone call “check-ins” with their clients. JCS staff will be implementing a pilot Tele-Mental Health Program in April.

· Domestic violence support

· Screening for financial assistance or interest-free loans