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Jul 1, 2020

HFLA Provides Safety Net to Vulnerable Populations

Long before COVID-19 caused widespread unemployment, food insufficiency and financial strain, Federation offered a social service safety net to our most vulnerable populations. Now, in the midst of the pandemic, Federation is still providing critically needed help. When the coronavirus crisis began, Federation quickly sprang into action and created a $1.1 million fund to provide emergency grants of up to $1,500 to pay essential bills on behalf of individuals and families impacted by the pandemic and interest-free loans of up to $3,000 through our Hebrew Free Loan Association of Miami (HFLA). To date, more than $556,000 has been distributed in grants and loans to 325 people, representing more than an eight-fold increase in financial assistance provided by Federation, both through emergency grants and through HFLA. This is exactly why Federation exists. If you are in the position to help, please consider making a donation here.

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.

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Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.

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Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.

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Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel is helping the most vulnerable older adults in Israel cope with the pandemic. Residents of Amigour, a housing community supported by The Jewish Agency, are receiving food, other necessities and emotional support. For Etya Papugayev, the help has been a lifeline.

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