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Mar 27, 2024

On the Road to Recovery: Federations Create Israel Emergency Loan Fund to Aid Small Businesses


While much of the immediate and critical needs of Israelis are being addressed following the terror attacks on October 7, there remains a long road to economic recovery. In every sector, from agriculture to high tech, tens of thousands of businesses have closed, and micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses have been the hardest hit. To help spur Israel’s economy, the Jewish Federations of North America launched the Israel Emergency Loan Fund as a lifeline to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the war and don’t have access to traditional banking credit. The fund has already raised half of its $100 million goal, thanks to partnerships with Federations, foundations and other donors. “We want to ensure that the many small businesses in Israel affected by the war will have access to much-needed capital, including those on the geographical periphery and in sectors often overlooked by the traditional banking system,” said Matthew Salter, Director of the Loan Fund. Read more here about Federation’s support of small businesses.

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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