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Saul Blau

Saul Blau was born in Tarpa, Hungary in 1930 to an observant Jewish family with seven children. At age 13, he and his family were removed from their home and sent to Auschwitz, where his parents and younger sister perished. Blau was sent to work in a coal mine camp and months later was forced on a death march to the Buchenwald concentration camp where he was liberated in 1945 by the US Armed Forces. He returned to Hungary in search of surviving relatives and quickly decided to join the aliyat noar, youth immigration to Israel. Upon arriving in the Jewish homeland, he joined the fledgling Israeli Air Force. Blau remained in the country for seven years before traveling to the United States to reunite with his surviving siblings. There he met his future wife, Viola Schlesinger. They have two sons, Robert and Andrew. Blau now resides in Bal Harbour and serves as a docent at the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach.

Shabbaton in Yerucham

Shabbaton in Yerucham

“During Shabbat, we were welcomed with open arms by the amazing community of Yerucham,” offered fellow Onward Israel participant Tal Assaf. “They took extra special care of us from the moment we arrived.”

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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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World ORT Teaches About 10/7

World ORT Teaches About 10/7

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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