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Feb 27, 2024

Yerucham Soldier Falls in Battle

Our Greater Miami Jewish Federation family mourns the loss of Captain Itai Seif, z”l, a 24-year-old platoon commander in the Givati Brigade from our partnership city of Yerucham, who fell in combat in Northern Gaza. The funeral was held earlier this week in Yerucham, where the typically quiet roads were backed up with traffic as Itai's neighbors, friends, teachers and fellow soldiers headed to the Yerucham military cemetery to pay their final respects. Even children from the local matnas (community center) lined the streets waving flags for their local hero. When Itai was in high school in Yerucham, he was part of the Yerucham Robotics team, the Y-Team, serving as captain for two years. His teammates shared that he led with determination and professionalism and was always pleasant and cheerful. Our Yerucham Partnership committee members and professionals attended the funeral, as did Ofer Lichtig, Miami's Israel-based professional, who carried with them condolences from our Miami community. May Itai’s memory be a blessing and his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

The 86th Annual Meeting

The 86th Annual Meeting

Join your Jewish community on Thursday, May 30 for the 86th Annual Meeting of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation at 5:30 p.m. to recognize Federation Chair of the Board Ariel Bentata for his leadership, dedication and concern for the welfare of the Jewish people.

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Ministering to the Elderly Conference

Ministering to the Elderly Conference

What is trauma? Is it environmental? Is it genetic? Or is it both? These questions — and more — will be explored at the 28th Annual Ministering to the Elderly Conference, “Transforming Intergenerational Trauma Into Healing,” on Thursday, May 9.

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JVC Launches Shabbat Friends

JVC Launches Shabbat Friends

Spread the joy of Shabbat by joining Shabbat Friends, a new initiative created by Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center (JVC).

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An Addition to Your Seder Plate

An Addition to Your Seder Plate

This Passover, Federation beneficiary Yodeah is encouraging everyone to add a test tube to their Seder plate to celebrate the scientific advances that help free us from the plagues of our time.

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