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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 internment 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 eligble camp

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

Israel Programs Scholarship

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. Over the past 30 years, HFLA has provided more than 600 interest-free loans totaling more than $2 million. 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 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Celebrates the Historic Israel-United Arab Emirates Agreement

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation Celebrates the Historic Israel-United Arab Emirates Agreement

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council celebrate the normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

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Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

Federation Hosts Second Kosher Food Drive-Thru

More than 1,000 members of Miami’s Jewish community received free kosher food last week at the second Kosher Food Distribution Drive-Thru organized by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and its Jewish Volunteer Center.

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Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

Young Adults Help Community Members Through Serve the Moment

This summer, Federation joined other organizations under the umbrella of the Jewish Service Alliance to create Serve the Moment. The four-week “summer of service” program engaged 18-29-year-olds with the intent of initiating 100,000 acts of meaningful, community hands-on volunteering projects.

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Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami Becomes a Federation Program

Base Miami, a program aimed at engaging young professionals and families in deep exploration of their Jewish identity in a home-based setting, is now a proud Federation program. Base Miami is centered around the home of Rabbi Adam and Jessie Gindea in Brickell.

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