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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 [email protected] 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 This user-friendly gateway links individuals with disabilities and their families to services and support groups. Click here to visit the site.

BeWell Miami Youth Mental Health Initiative

BeWell is a resource designed to educate, prepare and support the well-being of teens and young adults in Miami’s Jewish community. Click here to visit the site.

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.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 786.866.8495.

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 or call 305.692.7555.

Shabbaton in Yerucham

Shabbaton in Yerucham

“During Shabbat, we were welcomed with open arms by the amazing community of Yerucham,” offered fellow Onward Israel participant Tal Assaf. “They took extra special care of us from the moment we arrived.”

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Apply Now: Diller Teen Fellow

Apply Now: Diller Teen Fellow

Operated by the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a Federation subsidiary, the fellowship welcomes rising 10th and 11th graders interested in growing their leadership skills and connecting with a diverse group of teens from Miami-Dade County.

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World ORT Teaches About 10/7

World ORT Teaches About 10/7

Federation overseas partner World ORT recently hosted a three-part educational series via Zoom for its students, informing them about the war and Israel’s response, as well as the connection between anti-Zionism and antisemitism.

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Register Now for Tech vs. Hate

Register Now for Tech vs. Hate

As the importance of online safety increases and the need to leverage unique technology to mitigate harmful narratives, fueled by propaganda and misinformation, Federation is proud to partner with Tel Aviv University for Tech vs. Hate: Combating Online Antisemitism, which will be held online Wednesday, June 26 at Noon EST.

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