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Aug 3, 2017

Women’s Amutot Initiative Helps Israeli Women Gain Financial Independence

Through a grant from the Women’s Amutot Initiative, Federation is helping a group of women sew their way toward independence. Early last year, a professional sewing course for women from the city of Rachma opened in Yerucham, Miami’s partnership city in the Negev. Their hard work and dedication recently came to fruition at a unique fashion show and market, where all the clothes were designed and sewn by the students. Many Negev residents attended the show, bought pieces and even placed orders for custom clothes.

The brainchild of Rachma resident Salima A-Sagiara, the sewing course, show and sales will provide many new opportunities for the women in her village. Not only will they be able to contribute to their households, but they also have a way to demonstrate their talent and creativity. The fashion show and sales event was so popular that the participants have received numerous invitations from neighboring communities to plan more. Efforts are already under way for an internet sales catalog and a sewing center.

The Women’s Amutot Initiative allocates funds from the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign to organizations that empower women in Israel to improve Israeli society through social, economic, religious and political equality. For more information, contact Dahlia Bendavid, Israel and Overseas Department Director, at dbendavid@gmjf.org or 786.866.8445.

Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Masa Israel Journey Offers Gap Year Options

Many American universities are planning to offer remote learning in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic and some students are feeling reticent about the transition to online learning. For those looking for an alternative, this year provides an opportunity to explore gap year options with Masa Israel Journey.

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A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

A Summer of Service for Jewish Young Adults

For Jewish young adults and college students, ages 18-29, the coronavirus pandemic is a moment to make a difference for those affected by COVID-19. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Volunteer Center is launching Serve the Moment, a four-week summer fellowship of service from July 8-August 7.

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Be a Part of the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

Be a Part of the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise throughout Florida, doctors are hoping the convalescent blood plasma of recovered patients can help fight the virus. If you are a COVID-19 survivor, you can join this effort by participating in the Florida Jewish COVID-19 Plasma Initiative to ensure the state has enough plasma on hand to treat those who may need it.

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Jewish Community Update

Jewish Community Update

With the beginning of a new fiscal year, our newly-elected Greater Miami Jewish Federation leadership officially took office earlier this week on July 1st. We are grateful for the desire of so many individuals to serve our community during this time of great uncertainty, and we especially want to express our deepest gratitude to Jeffrey Scheck, who has completed his two-year term as Chair of the Board.

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