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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.

UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

Thanks to a generous grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and a committed Miami trauma surgeon, individuals injured in Ukraine’s deadly war are receiving top-notch care.

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Hillel at FIU Expands

Hillel at FIU Expands

“We want to make FIU a place where Jewish students are proud to be Jewish, where they feel connected and where they feel safe and included,” said Jon Warech, Executive Director of Hillel at Florida International University (FIU), one of the seven Federation-supported Florida Hillels.

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Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is now accepting applications for its January 5-15, 2023 trip, open to young couples with at least one Jewish partner who together wish to explore Israel and their connection to Judaism for nine “exhilarating, romantic and memorable” days.

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Stock the Fridge

Stock the Fridge

Looking for a fun and meaningful activity with your children this summer? Make sandwiches and bagged lunches for the hungry in our community.

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