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Mar 24, 2022

Eighth Graders Return From Meaningful Trip to Israel

Ten eighth graders recently returned from a 10-day trip to Israel as the first Miami cohort of IsraelNow, a national educational experience for teens. The Miami contingent was part of a group of almost 200 teens from Chicago, Rochester and Cleveland. The teens visited Tel Aviv, explored Jerusalem’s Old City, shopped in a shuk candy shop, hiked Masada, floated in the Dead Sea and heard stories from Holocaust Survivors. They also enjoyed some unique experiences — dining at a restaurant where the servers were hearing-impaired and visiting Susan’s House, an Israeli nonprofit organization that empowers youth at risk. The teens made new friends, formed a special bond with Israel and connected to their Jewish identity. Participant Sydney Lefcourt said, "My three favorite parts were the camels, new friends and the shuk. I met so many new people." The program is supported through Federation and managed by its subsidiary the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education. Recruitment for the 2023 cohort will begin in the fall. For more information, click here or contact Claudine Ackerman.

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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