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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.

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.

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.

Federation Hosts Israel Solidarity Mission

Federation Hosts Israel Solidarity Mission

During last week’s Solidarity Mission to Israel, 18 community leaders from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation witnessed firsthand the national trauma and pain that our Israeli brothers and sisters are facing since Hamas’ barbaric terrorist attack nearly two months ago.

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Maslan: Discreet Treatment With Dignity

Maslan: Discreet Treatment With Dignity

Maslan, a Federation beneficiary, has been tirelessly treating survivors who suffered unimaginable trauma.

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Plan Your End of Year Gift

Plan Your End of Year Gift

Just 23 days remain in 2023, and that means time is running out to donate this year to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation/UJA Campaign.

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Saul Schottenstein Foundation Helps Create a Happy Chanukah

Saul Schottenstein Foundation Helps Create a Happy Chanukah

Saul Schottenstein, z”l, made it a priority for the Saul Schottenstein Foundation to provide grocery gift cards to clients of Jewish Community Services of South Florida Kosher Food Bank during special times of the year, including Chanukah, Passover, the High Holidays and the summer.

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