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May 18, 2022

Federation Launches Youth Mental Health Initiative

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Federation is shining a light on this important issue. In response to the US Surgeon General’s warning of “a mental health crisis among our nation’s youth,” Federation launched a Youth Mental Health Task Force in January. This multiprong initiative has three main priorities: raising awareness and destigmatizing seeking help; educating teens, parents and professionals working with young adults; and ensuring the availability of support services and tools. "Our community is not immune to these trends and we are committed to addressing this national emergency," said Task Force Chair Elise Scheck Bonwitt. To assess the area's most pressing needs, Federation is conducting a survey of teens, young adults, parents and professionals. Make your voice heard and participate in the survey by clicking here. Additional local resources include the JTeen website and our Jewish Community Access Services, a referral and helpline that can be reached at 305.576.6550.

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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