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Apr 24, 2024

Leket Adapts to Changing Landscape Post October 7

Despite the ongoing hostilities in northern Israel, a significant agricultural loss and a substantial portion of the country’s population remaining displaced, Leket Israel has continued its critical work of feeding thousands of Israelis during Passover. In preparation for the holiday. Leket will deliver hot meals to vulnerable individuals throughout the country. Since October 7, Leket has experienced a staggering 30 percent increase in demand for assistance. The nonprofit has answered the call in a number of efficient ways, adapting its response to meet the current challenging landscape. Using a 15-ton truck, Leket Express is distributing 24,000 tons of fresh produce weekly into the hands of nearly 5,000 individuals. Produce stands have been assembled at hotels housing evacuees, ensuring 3,000 displaced individuals free access to fruit and vegetables. The organization is also assisting Israeli farmers by engaging 80,000 volunteers to harvest, sort and package produce for distribution. In addition to a yearly allocation from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, Leket has also received more than $1 million from the Jewish Federations of North America's Israel Emergency Fund, for which our Miami Federation raised nearly $30 million. To support Leket Israel and other Federation partners through a donation to the Annual Campaign, please click here.

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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