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Jun 14, 2022

Inclusion Grants Provide Funding for People With Special Needs

Thanks to a grant from Federation's Miami Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA), the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center (MARJCC) has been able to provide Jewish programming for a group of teens and young adults with special needs. Created in February for individuals ages 15-38 who have “aged out” of other programs, MARJCC’s Yedidut offers an opportunity to socialize, join in fitness activities, celebrate Jewish holidays and build their Jewish identities. The group meets two evenings a month and participants say the program has fostered friendships and given them something to look forward to, in a comfortable setting “where they can talk about anything.” JAA grants fund inclusion projects in Miami, and invite Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools to apply for funding to kick start inclusion initiatives that offer individuals with disabilities access to Jewish life and community. Grants range from $1,500 to $10,000. To apply, click here. For more information on JAA, click here or contact Nancy Zaretsky at nzaretsky@gmjf.org or 786.866.8657.

Ukraine Webinar

Ukraine Webinar

While three eyewitnesses to the ongoing refugee crisis in Ukraine and the region will provide their reports during a Greater Miami Jewish Federation webinar on Tuesday, August 16, Federation’s Israel and Overseas Chair, Tracey Spiegelman, will also share where your donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund are making a difference.

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Food Drive-Thru

Food Drive-Thru

In our continuing efforts to help those experiencing food insecurity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host another Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Friday, August 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi Games

Mazel tov to the teens who represented Miami’s three Jewish community centers and competed in the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego. Teams from the Miami Beach JCC, Michael-Ann Russell JCC and Alper JCC made our community proud in basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, dance and more.

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Diller Teens

Diller Teens

Applications are still being accepted for Diller Teen Fellowships 2022-2023, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jewish 10th and 11th graders to become advocates for the greater good in their own communities.

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