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May 12, 2022

Once a Recipient of Service, Evgenia is Now Paying it Forward


“It was a call from within — simply help people,” shares Evgenia Kasap, a call center coordinator for Federation’s overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). As a single parent, Evgenia has turned to JDC's safety net over the years for help to provide food, bedding, school supplies and more for her two sons. Now, she’s the voice on the other end of the line, helping Ukrainian refugees find a place to sleep in the middle of the night along their escape route, offering moral support to those all alone, or providing them with medical supplies and food. “Jews are always united together and helping each other, because help — help that goes both ways — is so important,” she adds. Click here to see Evgenia’s story in her own words. Federation and our partners on the ground have been bringing Jews to safety and ensuring those who remain in the war zone have what they need. To help our efforts, please consider making a meaningful donation to our Ukraine Emergency Fund by clicking here.

Ukraine Webinar

Ukraine Webinar

While three eyewitnesses to the ongoing refugee crisis in Ukraine and the region will provide their reports during a Greater Miami Jewish Federation webinar on Tuesday, August 16, Federation’s Israel and Overseas Chair, Tracey Spiegelman, will also share where your donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund are making a difference.

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Food Drive-Thru

Food Drive-Thru

In our continuing efforts to help those experiencing food insecurity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host another Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Friday, August 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi Games

Mazel tov to the teens who represented Miami’s three Jewish community centers and competed in the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego. Teams from the Miami Beach JCC, Michael-Ann Russell JCC and Alper JCC made our community proud in basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, dance and more.

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Diller Teens

Diller Teens

Applications are still being accepted for Diller Teen Fellowships 2022-2023, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jewish 10th and 11th graders to become advocates for the greater good in their own communities.

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