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Israeli Partner Organization Helps Create Multi-Sensory Environment at Miami Children’s Museum

Children with disabilities who visit the Miami Children’s Museum can enjoy a special multi-sensory environment, thanks to a collaboration between the museum and Israel’s Beit Issie Shapiro (BIS), a nonprofit focused on special needs children and their families. The museum's Snoezelen Room, created with help from BIS, presents visuals in reduced, comfortable lighting to help children with autism, sensory processing disorders and other special needs engage with the displays. On the second Saturday of every month, the museum limits admission and provides sensory-friendly programming, including special stage performances, modified adjustments to regular exhibits, family networking and guest speakers. Beit Issie Shapiro is a Federation partner agency.

Miami Medical Mission

Miami Medical Mission

Register for the Federation Medical Mission to Israel, October 28-November 3, 2019.

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Bringing Israel to Miami

Bringing Israel to Miami

Six idealistic, young Israelis are bringing Israel to campers at the three local Jewish Community Centers through a program of Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Girl Power

Girl Power

Tal Ohana, mayor of Federation partner city Yerucham, was recently named one of Forbes’ Israel 2019 Power Women.

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Strengthening Jewish Life

Strengthening Jewish Life

Federation overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), is helping Jewish women in Karaganda, Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Union find connection and camaraderie.

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