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Jan 13, 2021

Partnership With Mt. Sinai Helps Holocaust Survivors Obtain Vaccinations Against COVID-19

Vaccine

Thanks to a partnership with Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami’s treasured Holocaust Survivors have begun to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The crisis has impacted everyone, but for aging Survivors, who began their lives amidst unimaginable horror, the pandemic poses special psychological, emotional and health concerns. "The welfare of our community’s Survivors is of paramount importance to Federation and to our entire community,” said Federation President and CEO Jacob Solomon. With this in mind, Federation is working with our primary human service agency, Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCS) and Mt. Sinai Medical Center to administer vaccines to Survivors at Mt. Sinai.

"JCS' partnership with Federation and Mt. Sinai to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to our Survivors represents an ongoing commitment and treasured alliance that provides a strong and resilient safety net to the most vulnerable members of our community," said JCS President Miriam Singer.

Miami-Dade County is home to approximately 1,800 Holocaust Survivors and many rely on Federation’s agencies and services for meals, home care, social support and more. The effort to get them vaccinated is part of Federation’s commitment to be a safety net for the most vulnerable among us. Solomon added, “I was deeply moved by Mt. Sinai’s immediate and enthusiastic response to our request for assistance and I am grateful for the care and compassion JCS constantly provides to our Survivors and other vulnerable members of our community. This is a great example of the great things that are accomplished when a community works together."

Don’t Miss Miami’s Jewish Community Study

Don’t Miss Miami’s Jewish Community Study

Don’t miss your last chance to participate in the Miami Jewish Community Study! The Miami-Dade Jewish Community Study is a once-a-decade study sponsored by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and conducted by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago. The study will provide vital information on the number and makeup of Jewish households in Miami-Dade County, as well as their attitudes and needs.

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Women Lead Federation

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For the first time in the history of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, two women assume the organization’s top leadership positions. Lily Serviansky will become Chair of the Board and Mojdeh Khaghan Danial will serve as General Campaign Chair, following their installation at Federation’s 86th Annual Meeting, on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jungle Island Ballroom.

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Federation Participates in Collaborative Grant-Making

Federation Participates in Collaborative Grant-Making

Federation continues to prioritize the support of women and girls in the aftermath of the October 7 terrorist attacks, this time, in partnership with 10 other nonprofit organizations through the Jewish Women’s Collective Response Fund.

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Volunteer to Chat With Ukrainians

Volunteer to Chat With Ukrainians

Make a difference in the lives of Ukrainians impacted by the ongoing conflict by volunteering to help improve their English through Connect for Good: Chat With Ukraine.

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