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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.

Complete Our Community Study

Complete Our Community Study

Conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago, the Miami-Dade Jewish Community survey provides vital information on the number and makeup of Jewish households in Miami-Dade County, as well as their attitudes and needs, and will help plan the future of our evolving community.

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Yerucham Mayor Visits Miami

Yerucham Mayor Visits Miami

Yerucham Mayor Nili Aharon, who was elected mayor in March, visited Federation, as well as a local synagogue, Jewish day school, Jewish community center and the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, and met with Federation’s Israel and Overseas Committee, Israeli Division and other committees.

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Shavuot Brunch and Learn

Shavuot Brunch and Learn

Take part in the Jewish tradition of Torah study in advance of Shavuot, as Mishkan Miami presents a special learning opportunity this Sunday, June 9 at Federation.

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Volunteer in Israel This Summer

Volunteer in Israel This Summer

Alexander Muss High School in Israel is offering high schoolers ages 15 and older the chance to participate in a Volunteer Teen Mission for one week in Israel, July 7-15.

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