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Feb 7, 2024

Volunteers Help Save Israeli Farms After 10/7

Following the horrific terrorist attacks on October 7, Gilad Yamin, a third-generation farmer, lost half of the workforce on his farm in Hatzav, an Israeli moshav (community) situated not far from the Gaza border. With the constant barrage of air sirens, many of the international workers returned home, creating a massive labor shortage that nearly ruined Yamin’s business. Federation overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) helped him avoid that fate, sending daily agricultural volunteers to Yamin’s farm. “People of all ages came to my farm — children under 10 to people over 80, and all ready to help,” shared Yamin. “They give of themselves a million percent.” Since the war began just over four months ago, more than 110,000 volunteers have helped over 800 farms across Israel, saving crops and getting the produce into the market. “Farming is a hard enough profession in times of peace, and in times of war, it’s nearly impossible. I am quite confident that I wouldn’t have a livelihood without their help.” Click here to learn more about the work of Federation’s overseas partner.

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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