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Mar 27, 2024

Supporting the Daily Needs of Israeli Reservists’ Families

As thousands of IDF reservists continue to report for duty, nonprofit HaOgen has deployed thousands of women volunteers to provide hands-on help for families separated by the war. HaOgen, which means "the anchor," was founded by female activists immediately after October 7 to help women and men whose spouses have been drafted as they try to juggle work, childcare and home life, all without a partner. The organization, supported through the Jewish Federations of North America’s Israel Emergency Fund — for which Federation has raised nearly $30 million — has already assisted more than 12,000 families in 250 localities. As the war approaches its sixth month, the challenges faced by the families of reserve soldiers are only increasing. By receiving assistance from HaOgen with seemingly mundane daily tasks, reservists’ families feel supported during this stressful time and that they are not completely on their own. From homemade Shabbat meals and dog walking to arts and crafts time with the kids, HaOgen's work is truly remarkable, as you can see in this short video.

The 86th Annual Meeting

The 86th Annual Meeting

Join your Jewish community on Thursday, May 30 for the 86th Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at 5:30 p.m. to recognize Federation Chair of the Board Ariel Bentata for his leadership, dedication and concern for the welfare of the Jewish people.

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Ministering to the Elderly Conference

Ministering to the Elderly Conference

What is trauma? Is it environmental? Is it genetic? Or is it both? These questions — and more — will be explored at the 28th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, “Transforming Intergenerational Trauma Into Healing,” on Thursday, May 9.

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JVC Launches Shabbat Friends

JVC Launches Shabbat Friends

Spread the joy of Shabbat by joining Shabbat Friends, a new initiative created by Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC).

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An Addition to Your Seder Plate

An Addition to Your Seder Plate

This Passover, Federation beneficiary Yodeah is encouraging everyone to add a test tube to their Seder plate to celebrate the scientific advances that help free us from the plagues of our time.

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