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Jan 6, 2021

Critical Support Grant Extended to Help Holocaust Survivors

Support

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.

The Main Event

The Main Event

Come together to celebrate your Jewish community and the State of Israel’s 75th anniversary at The Main Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Monday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

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Women’s Impact Initiative Grants

Women’s Impact Initiative Grants

Federation continues to inspire and empower Jewish women and girls, to improve our community and work toward social, economic, religious and political equality, this time through our Women’s Impact Initiative grants.

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Special Needs Grants


Special Needs Grants


Federation’s Israel and Overseas Committee has approved more than $93,000 in funding for three vital organizations in Israel that address the needs of people with disabilities.

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Survivors Last Chance Testimony


Survivors Last Chance Testimony


Holocaust Survivors who have yet to record video testimony of their Holocaust-era experiences are urged to participate in the Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative, a program of the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation dedicated to permanently archiving Survivors’ personal stories to educate people around the world.

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