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Jun 16, 2020

Yerucham Robotics Team Members Help in the Fight Against COVID-19

Thanks to a Greater Miami Jewish Federation emergency grant to the Yerucham Science Center for its high school robotics team, professionals working with special populations in Israel now have transparent face shields to help keep them safe during the pandemic. Using a 3D printer, laser cutter and their technological expertise, students made 750 transparent shields, which are preferred over traditional face masks because they allow for lip reading and visible facial expression. The face shields are being used by the teachers in Yerucham, professionals and volunteers serving the elderly, as well as professionals working with special needs children at Federation-supported agencies Aleh Negev, Shalva and Beit Issie Shapiro. The grant is part of the Miami-Yerucham Partnership, a program that builds people-to-people relationships between the two cities.

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.

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Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.

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Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.

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Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Helping Vulnerable Israelis Through the Pandemic

Federation overseas partner The Jewish Agency for Israel is helping the most vulnerable older adults in Israel cope with the pandemic. Residents of Amigour, a housing community supported by The Jewish Agency, are receiving food, other necessities and emotional support. For Etya Papugayev, the help has been a lifeline.

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