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Aug 18, 2022

Miami Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees

As Ukrainians continue to flee their war-torn country, many are coming to Miami, and our Jewish community is providing a much-needed welcome and services to help them acclimate to their new home. Federation is helping fund a case manager through our primary human services partner agency Jewish Community Services of South Florida, with additional support by the Shapiro Foundation, who is responsible for assisting newly arrived Ukrainians with housing, job placement, school enrollment, medical and mental health services, financial support and more. Meanwhile, this summer at the Federation-funded Michael-Ann Russell JCC, a swimming academy provided free weekly lessons every Sunday for Ukrainian refugees, with 47 children, ages 3-16, participating. The lessons are the brainchild of Nazarii Kosylo, a former Ukrainian national champion and National Team member, who said, “Swimming helps the refugees forget the war, even for just the moments while they are in the pool!” To donate to our Ukraine Emergency Fund, click here.

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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