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Dec 23, 2021

Practice Tikkun Olam by Helping Afghan Refugees

The Torah teaches us to welcome the stranger because we were once strangers in Egypt and you can practice this value by helping Afghan refugees now arriving in Miami. Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC), working with our human services partner Jewish Community Services (JCS) of South Florida, is offering a unique opportunity to help 50 Afghan refugees arriving in Miami through JCS’ Refugee Assistance Program (J-RAP). The program will provide comprehensive case management services to the refugees, who have been referred by the State Department. Volunteers can support the new arrivals by providing transportation, accompanying them on shopping trips, delivering food, aiding with employment searches, assisting with homework and English language proficiency and more. “J-RAP is providing a safe and welcoming transition to these new Americans,” said JCS President and CEO Miriam Singer. “It is so very rewarding to volunteer to help the refugees successfully transition into their new lives.” Please click here to help with this important initiative.

Ukraine Webinar

Ukraine Webinar

While three eyewitnesses to the ongoing refugee crisis in Ukraine and the region will provide their reports during a Greater Miami Jewish Federation webinar on Tuesday, August 16, Federation’s Israel and Overseas Chair, Tracey Spiegelman, will also share where your donations to the Ukraine Emergency Fund are making a difference.

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Food Drive-Thru

Food Drive-Thru

In our continuing efforts to help those experiencing food insecurity, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation will host another Free Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru on Friday, August 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

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JCC Maccabi Games

JCC Maccabi Games

Mazel tov to the teens who represented Miami’s three Jewish community centers and competed in the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games in San Diego. Teams from the Miami Beach JCC, Michael-Ann Russell JCC and Alper JCC made our community proud in basketball, volleyball, flag football, tennis, dance and more.

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Diller Teens

Diller Teens

Applications are still being accepted for Diller Teen Fellowships 2022-2023, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jewish 10th and 11th graders to become advocates for the greater good in their own communities.

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