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Jan 6, 2021

Critical Support Grant Extended to Help Holocaust Survivors

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The Jewish Federations of North America has awarded Federation an additional two years of funding to continue the critical support work of caring for Holocaust Survivors. The award totals an impressive $525,000, which includes a $350,000 grant and additional matching funds from local and national partner agencies along with in-kind support from sub-grantees. Community Support Coordinator Fran Katz shared, "Nearly 300 Survivors received critical support services in the first year of this grant to resolve or prevent crisis. Specifically, it was used to provide emergency food, housing and medical needs to help them remain in their homes instead of having to go to institutional settings, as well as to offer socialization programs such as intergenerational engagement and music enrichment." Despite the pandemic, sub-grantees found creative ways to remain connected with program participants through phone calls, Zoom and even distanced visits. This year’s focus will be expanded beyond Holocaust Survivors to address essential needs of all older adults (along with their caregivers) who have experienced trauma using person-centered, trauma-informed care.

UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

UM Rider Trauma Center Director Connects his Ukraine Volunteer Efforts to Federation

Thanks to a generous grant from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and a committed Miami trauma surgeon, individuals injured in Ukraine’s deadly war are receiving top-notch care.

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Hillel at FIU Expands

Hillel at FIU Expands

“We want to make FIU a place where Jewish students are proud to be Jewish, where they feel connected and where they feel safe and included,” said Jon Warech, Executive Director of Hillel at Florida International University (FIU), one of the seven Federation-supported Florida Hillels.

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Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel (HMI) is now accepting applications for its January 5-15, 2023 trip, open to young couples with at least one Jewish partner who together wish to explore Israel and their connection to Judaism for nine “exhilarating, romantic and memorable” days.

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Stock the Fridge

Stock the Fridge

Looking for a fun and meaningful activity with your children this summer? Make sandwiches and bagged lunches for the hungry in our community.

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