Children, Teens and Families

Our work connecting your family to Jewish life continues during these extraordinary times. In the coming weeks and months, families will be spending more time together than ever before. Let the Greater Miami Jewish Federation help you adjust to the changing dynamics of a household without school days, extra-curricular activities and outside socialization.

BBYO@Home

Teenagers are navigating a very different world than a few weeks ago. To keep their spirits up, stay connected and have fun, BBYO has developed innovative ways for Jewish teens to enjoy everything it has to offer — anytime, online. The platform brings together Jewish teens and young adults around the world to share ideas, learn together and be part of a community. This new online space features discussions on current events, cooking demonstrations, a virtual dance party, online Shabbatdinners, story time and more. You can see the full lineup of offerings here.

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Explaining the Coronavirus Crisis to Children With Disabilities

This is an especially challenging time for kids with special needs. Here is a way to explain the situation and disruption in routine using a visual story created by Ryan Mathew Morin, Constituency Board Member of the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD).

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International Hotline Offering Emotional Assistance

Beit Issie Shapiro is offering a coronavirus hotline to support those with disabilities

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Staying Home With PJ Library

As families stay home together, PJ Library has activities for all ages to learn, laugh and share experiences. Whether it is cooking with kids, listening to podcasts, reading stories or doing arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Click here to explore all the fun options.

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Teens and Coronavirus

Teens can learn strategies for how to take care of themselves — mentally and physically. They can explore Jewish values in the context of coronavirus and gain coping skills as they manage fear and uncertainty. Click here to read more.

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A Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat for Children With Disabilities

Beit Issie Shapiro, a Federation partner and Israel’s leading provider of innovative therapies for children and adults across the entire range of disabilities, has a special accessible Kabbalat Shabbat in English for kids with disabilities

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Virtual Special Education Kindergarten

Keep children with disabilities active during these difficult days

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Chalk the Walk

Help spread happiness while social distancing by chalking pictures and messages of inspiration on your daily walks.

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