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Mar 22, 2023

Learn About BRCA Mutations With Yodeah

Did you know one of every 40 Jewish men and women of Ashkenazi ancestry carries the BRCA genetic mutation, which leads to an increased lifetime risk of developing breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and other cancers? Yodeah, a local grassroots nonprofit promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention is on a mission to educate the Jewish community about the risk of carrying the BRCA gene and other hereditary cancer mutations. Learn about the BRCA positive gene mutation and its impact on family planning during a Zoom webinar presented by Yodeah on Monday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. Panelists will include two couples who learned they were BRCA-positive and took steps with respect to family planning, as well as Yodeah founder Dr. Elizabeth Etkin-Kramer and in vitro fertilization specialist Dr. Vanessa Weitzman. The volunteer organization, which is supported in part by the Annual Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign, also facilitates on-site, low-cost saliva testing to identify likely carriers. To learn more and register for the webinar, click here.

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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