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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 786.866.8657.