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May 23, 2023

Mishkan Miami and Children’s Bereavement Center Partner for Bereavement Facilitator Training Program

Participants of the Bereavement Facilitator Training Program, a joint project of Federation’s Mishkan Miami and the Children’s Bereavement Center (CBC), were honored on Monday, May 22, upon the completion of a two-month course in administering emotional and spiritual care to Jewish community members impacted by loss and grief. The training was conducted online and in person, with Mishkan Miami providing the Jewish and spiritual components and CBC teaching the psycho-social aspects through grief-informed education. In addition to learning techniques for providing compassionate and effective grief support, volunteers were taught Jewish strategies for finding meaning, rebuilding hope and enhancing resilience for those experiencing grief. The 27 program participants received a certificate of completion and are well prepared to support individuals and families in our Jewish community. Abramm Kupfer described the impact of the training: “A single act of kindness is so powerful in giving hope. Even a smile when you pass someone on the street could change that person’s outlook.” Noted CBC CEO Debra Albo-Steiger, “We will expand this [grief] support through further collaboration with Mishkan Miami; we all must work together to ensure that no one grieves alone.”

Yerucham Soldier Falls in Gaza

Yerucham Soldier Falls in Gaza

Our Federation family, both locally and in Israel, mourns the loss of Captain Itai Seif, z”l, a 24 year-old platoon commander in the Givat Brigade from our partnership city of Yerucham.

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Mark Your Calendar for Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day

Mark Your Calendar for Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day

Join your Jewish community in person at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation for Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day, our largest phonathon and volunteer program of the year, taking place Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Federation Partner Publishes Report on Gender-Based Violence

Federation Partner Publishes Report on Gender-Based Violence

Supported by both the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign (through the Women’s Amutot Initiative) and the Israel Emergency Fund, ARCCI recently compiled and published the first comprehensive report about the cases of rape and sexual harassment on October 7.

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Sabbath of Wholeness

Sabbath of Wholeness

For those in need of healing or inspiration, the Sabbath of Wholeness, a pastoral care experience presented by Federation’s Mishkan Miami in partnership with Baptist Hospital is offered from 11:30 a.m. to12:30 p.m. every second and fourth Friday of the month.

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