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Indigent Burials

Occasionally, after someone passes there are inadequate funds to provide a proper Jewish burial. Federation’s Indigent Burial Program partners with local cemeteries, funeral homes and monument makers to provide burial plots and Jewish interment for those unable to afford them. The program is supported by donations to the Tzedakah Fund.

For more information, contact MishkanMiami@JewishMiami.org or call 786.866.8621.

JCS Help

If you or someone you know is in need of emergency financial assistance, home health care, bereavement support, addiction counseling or other immediate help, this free, confidential helpline is here for you. Staffed by knowledgeable and experienced professionals, they can help with a variety of issues. Call 305.576.6550.

Disabilities and Inclusion

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation recently launched Miami.JewishAbilities.org. This user-friendly gateway links individuals with disabilities and their families to services, support groups and includes a special section on COVID-19. Click here to visit the site.

JWorks Miami

Whether you are an employer looking to fill an open position or need to find work, JWorks Miami can help you! The employment program, provided through a partnership of Federation and Jewish Community Services of South Florida, is offered at no cost, and boasts an impressive success rate since its inception in 2010. Click here for more information.

Spiritual Needs

Mishkan Miami: The Jewish Connection for Spiritual Support can help you build connections within our community and with our sacred Jewish resources. A program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Mishkan Miami is comprised of an experienced group of rabbis and trained chaplains that can help you find spiritual guidance, healing, comfort and consolation whenever and wherever you or your loved ones may need it. Read more here.

Day School Scholarships

Federation wants to help you provide a Jewish day school education for your child. Despite numerous benefits, tuition costs can be a challenge for many families. With that in mind, Federation provides Jewish day schools with supplemental funds to assist families still struggling after the initial scholarship process. Applications are available through individual day schools.

Need-Based Overnight Camp Scholarships

Let us make your child one happy camper. Federation helps provide need-based assistance for Jewish overnight summer camps to Miami-Dade County children, ages 8 to 17. Need-based scholarships are available only for Jewish overnight camps located in the United States and listed on the Foundation for Jewish Camp website, click here to find an eligible camp

For more information about day school and overnight camp scholarships, contact Planning@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8495.

Israel Programs Scholarships

Recognizing the positive impact an Israel experience program can have on teens and young adults, Federation offers need-based assistance for Miami-Dade County residents, ages 15 to 26. Funding is one-time only, and awards are based on need and length of an approved Israel program, which must be a minimum of three weeks in duration.

For more information, contact IsraelOverseas@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8431.

Personal Loans – HFLA

The Hebrew Free Loan Association of Miami (HFLA), a Federation subsidiary, offers interest-free loans to Miami-Dade Jewish individuals and families in need, including personal loans, business loans and fertitlity and adoption loans. For more information, visit HebrewLoan.org or call 305.692.7555.

Housing Assistance

When you or your loved ones are ready to begin the process of looking for senior residential housing, keep in mind that Federation sponsors two facilities subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Federation Gardens, located in Kendall; and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Federation Towers in Miami Beach. At both locations, residents have their own private apartments with affordable rent. A full range of services is available to residents through Federation’s Partner Agencies, including home healthcare, social services, meals and recreation, enabling residents to remain self-sufficient for as long as possible.

For more information, contact the Community Planning & Allocations Department at Planning@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8495.

The Main Event

The Main Event

Come together to celebrate your Jewish community and the State of Israel’s 75th anniversary at The Main Event of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation on Monday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lowes Miami Beach Hotel, 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.

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Women’s Impact Initiative Grants

Women’s Impact Initiative Grants

Federation continues to inspire and empower Jewish women and girls, to improve our community and work toward social, economic, religious and political equality, this time through our Women’s Impact Initiative grants.

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Special Needs Grants


Special Needs Grants


Federation’s Israel and Overseas Committee has approved more than $93,000 in funding for three vital organizations in Israel that address the needs of people with disabilities.

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Survivors Last Chance Testimony


Survivors Last Chance Testimony


Holocaust Survivors who have yet to record video testimony of their Holocaust-era experiences are urged to participate in the Last Chance Testimony Collection Initiative, a program of the University of Southern California (USC) Shoah Foundation dedicated to permanently archiving Survivors’ personal stories to educate people around the world.

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