Keeping Israel Strong

Miami and Israel may be nearly 7,000 miles apart on a map, but the two communities share a connection that transcends distance. In fact, Miami leads the nation in both the number of households with someone who has visited our homeland and the number of people who experience a meaningful, emotional attachment to Israel.* Through funding programs and agencies that are on the ground, connecting people to people, Federation is strengthening Israel. Our work includes:

  • Women’s Amutot Initiative
    Established in 2003 to focus exclusively on the needs and welfare of women and girls in Israel, these annual grants are allocated to Israeli not-for-profit organizations (amutot) that provide programs and services for women and girls focusing on economic and societal empowerment, integration and equality, protection against and prevention of violence and leadership development. Click here to read more.
  • Combating Hunger
    Nearly one out of every four Israelis goes to bed hungry each night. Federation supports several programs that provide hot meals, food packages and other resources to thousands of Israelis, including children, single-parent families, the elderly, Holocaust Survivors and the unemployed. Click here to read more.
  • Promoting Religious Diversity
    Federation promotes religious diversity in Israel through programs that encourage respect and legal equality for Jews of all backgrounds and all levels of observance. Click here to read more.
  • Helping Children With Special Needs
    Thanks to Federation’s support of the not-for-profit organization Beit Issie Shapiro, thousands of children with special needs benefit from services, the latest research and a more tolerant and inclusive community. Click here to read more.
  • Strengthening the Negev
    Federation has joined with other Jewish Federations to help support the development of the Negev region through the Negev Funding Coalition. Its mission is to transform this vast desert into a creative and vital place to live. Click here to read more.
  • Assisting Ethiopian-Israelis
    Through the Ethiopian-Israeli Initiative, Federation supports programs that provide the community with academic help, legal counsel and employment opportunities, bridging the gap in social, educational and cultural acclimation. Click here to read more.

*Source: 2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study

For more information, contact [email protected] or 786.866.8495.

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Apply Now: Diller Teen Fellow

Apply Now: Diller Teen Fellow

Operated by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a Federation subsidiary, the fellowship welcomes rising 10th and 11th graders interested in growing their leadership skills and connecting with a diverse group of teens from Miami-Dade County.

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Federation overseas partner World ORT recently hosted a three-part educational series via Zoom for its students, informing them about the war and Israel’s response, as well as the connection between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.

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Register Now for Tech vs. Hate

Register Now for Tech vs. Hate

As the importance of online safety increases and the need to leverage unique technology to mitigate harmful narratives, fueled by propaganda and misinformation, Federation is proud to partner with Tel Aviv University for Tech vs. Hate: Combating Online Antisemitism, which will be held online Wednesday, June 26 at Noon EST.

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