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Feb 14, 2024

New Olim Receive Essential Services Following October 7 Attacks

Imagine leaving the only home you’ve ever known to make aliyah to Israel and arrive shortly before the deadly Hamas terrorist attacks on October 7. Ethiopian olim (immigrants) like Simachew Beyene and his family have relied on support from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Israel Emergency Fund and our longtime overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel for a lifeline of critical services since the Israel-Hamas War began. From relocation to hotels away from incoming missiles and essentials like clothing, nutritious meals and psychological counseling to schooling and respite activities for children, Beyene shares the profound impact of this assistance. “The service we have is beyond amazing … they are always asking what else can we do for you. There is war here, but we are still being fed and getting everything we need.” Click here to watch a short video of Beyene and his family.

The 86th Annual Meeting

The 86th Annual Meeting

Join your Jewish community on Thursday, May 30 for the 86th Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at 5:30 p.m. to recognize Federation Chair of the Board Ariel Bentata for his leadership, dedication and concern for the welfare of the Jewish people.

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Ministering to the Elderly Conference

Ministering to the Elderly Conference

What is trauma? Is it environmental? Is it genetic? Or is it both? These questions — and more — will be explored at the 28th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, “Transforming Intergenerational Trauma Into Healing,” on Thursday, May 9.

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JVC Launches Shabbat Friends

JVC Launches Shabbat Friends

Spread the joy of Shabbat by joining Shabbat Friends, a new initiative created by Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC).

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An Addition to Your Seder Plate

An Addition to Your Seder Plate

This Passover, Federation beneficiary Yodeah is encouraging everyone to add a test tube to their Seder plate to celebrate the scientific advances that help free us from the plagues of our time.

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