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Apr 14, 2021

Understanding Severe Autism

Autism

What is it like to live with severe autism? What does it mean to care for those individuals who need help with daily living? While the public perception about living "on the spectrum” is palpable, user-friendly and often characterizes those diagnosed with autism as “quirky geniuses,” it is far from reality. On Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. join the Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance to hear from experts in the field, Dr. Michael Alessandri, Executive Director of University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and Amy S.F. Lutz, author of We Walk: Life With Severe Autism and the mother of a son with severe autism as they challenge commonly held ideas that define autism either as a disease or as neurodiversity. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

On the Ground in Israel

On the Ground in Israel

With air raid sirens blaring incessantly in Israel as thousands of rockets from the Gaza Strip continue to target civilians throughout the country, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation overseas partners were able to activate immediately to provide assistance throughout the country.

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Helping Victims of Terror

Helping Victims of Terror

Through the Funds for the Victims of Terror, Israelis experiencing trauma and loss due to the recent bombings are already receiving help.

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JCRC Statement on Israel

JCRC Statement on Israel

Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) strongly condemn the barrage of rocket fire in Israel from Gaza by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists.

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Thank Our Elected Officials

Thank Our Elected Officials

As the crisis in Israel escalates, Federation’s JCRC is grateful for the support of our elected officials from Miami-Dade County and South Florida.

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