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Nov 24, 2023

Congressional Support for Jewish Communal Security

Governor Ron DeSantis convened the State Legislature for a special session earlier this month, passing $45 million in security funding for Jewish organizations as a result of the horrendous rise in antisemitism occurring since the Israel-Hamas war. The funding is divided into two batches: $25 million for Jewish day schools and pre-schools distributed by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) and $20 million for synagogues, JCCs and community organizations, which will be distributed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM). Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) was intimately involved in lobbying for the funding of FDEM. Its advocacy began nearly two years ago following the synagogue hostage crisis in Colleyville, TX. The application process for FDEM funds opened on November 21 and will close on January 21, 2024, and JCRC is in the process of scheduling a community-wide webinar to assist all Miami-Dade Jewish organizations that would like to apply. JCRC has already communicated with all Miami-Dade Jewish day schools and pre-schools regarding FDOE applications, which have since closed. For more information, email [email protected].

The Main Event Welcomes 1,400

The Main Event Welcomes 1,400

On Sunday, February 18, Greater Miami Jewish Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon was honored with the Friend of Israel Humanitarian Award in front of 1,400 people at The Main Event.

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Youth Mental Health Summit

Youth Mental Health Summit

Recognizing the urgent need to elevate and empower Miami’s young adults and champion their mental wellness, Federation’s BeWell Miami and the Wellness Institute are bringing our community together for a Youth Mental Health Summit on Sunday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jewish Leadership Academy.

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Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day

Super Sunday and Good Deeds Day

Taking place Sunday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the day will bring together people of all ages to make phone calls on behalf of the Annual Federation/UJA Campaign, strengthening our lifeline of support to those who need it most, especially during these challenging times for the Jewish people.

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Life Insurance Program Through The Foundation

Life Insurance Program Through The Foundation

After years of involvement in Federation and our partner agencies, the Ben-Avivs decided to perpetuate their Pacesetter-level Annual Campaign donation through the Legacy Match Life Insurance Program of Federation’s Foundation.

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