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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.

Help After Hurricane Ian

Help After Hurricane Ian

Be part of the Jewish community's response to help victims of Hurricane Ian.

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Strengthening Security

Strengthening Security

In light of rising antisemitism and extremism in Florida, Federation and the national Community Security Service (CSS) have announced a partnership enabling Jewish congregations in Miami-Dade County to play a more active role in their security through organized volunteer-driven programs and training opportunities.

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Judaism for Interfaith Couples

Judaism for Interfaith Couples

Federation subsidiary Base Miami has been chosen as the pilot partner for Embark, a project of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) created in response to the growing number of interfaith marriages.

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IsraelNow for Eighth Graders

IsraelNow for Eighth Graders

IsraelNow, an immersive travel experience acquainting eighth graders with the Jewish homeland, is accepting applications through October 13 for its second cohort, March 20-29, 2023.

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