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JCRC to Host April 14 Intergenerational Advocacy Seder

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will hold an Intergenerational Advocacy Seder and discussion — featuring two national Jewish agencies’ perspectives on hunger and policy issues — on Thursday, April 14, beginning at noon. The program will take place at Miami Jewish Health Systems' Ruby Auditorium, 5200 NE 2 Avenue, Miami.

Brief advocacy presentations will be given by representatives from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Jewish Community Services of South Florida to provoke a thoughtful intergenerational dialogue on the Jewish community’s role in hunger activism. Following the presentation, attendees will participate in a program that represents a seder and advocate for a better understanding of hunger and nutrition.

The forum is being organized as a component of “Through a Different Lens: Generation to Generation Advocacy Discussion Series,” an innovative initiative created by the JCRC to educate and engage local students, young adults, senior adults and community leaders in meaningful discussions about the vast portfolio of Jewish advocacy efforts. Participants have the opportunity to learn and share ideas about topics of importance, such as public policies affecting South Florida and the nation. Ultimately, the goal is to foster relationships between people of different generations so that they can gain greater understanding about the human condition and become involved in advocacy.

Lori Dearman, a JCRC staff member, is developing and implementing the various programs in the "Through a Different Lens: Generation to Generation Advocacy Discussion Series." The initiative is funded by the Jewish Council of Public Affairs and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Part of funding for the program allows the staff to work with two accomplished individuals who are new to the JCRC.

Mica Cohen is a student at Florida International University and a member of the student board of Hillel Second Generation (H2G), serves as the JCRC’s advocacy fellow. Joe Sachs, a Holocaust survivor and a community activist serves as a mentor for the program and for the student advocacy fellow. Cohen, Sachs, and Dearman work to bridge the generational gap and develop engagement opportunities for people of all ages to demonstrate that everyone can and should have a voice in issues of importance.

For information about the program, contact Lori Dearman at CommunityRelations@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8487. [Photo: Hebrew Academy]

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