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Mar 24, 2022

Eighth Graders Return From Meaningful Trip to Israel

Ten eighth graders recently returned from a 10-day trip to Israel as the first Miami cohort of IsraelNow, a national educational experience for teens. The Miami contingent was part of a group of almost 200 teens from Chicago, Rochester and Cleveland. The teens visited Tel Aviv, explored Jerusalem’s Old City, shopped in a shuk candy shop, hiked Masada, floated in the Dead Sea and heard stories from Holocaust Survivors. They also enjoyed some unique experiences — dining at a restaurant where the servers were hearing-impaired and visiting Susan’s House, an Israeli nonprofit organization that empowers youth at risk. The teens made new friends, formed a special bond with Israel and connected to their Jewish identity. Participant Sydney Lefcourt said, "My three favorite parts were the camels, new friends and the shuk. I met so many new people." The program is supported through Federation and managed by its subsidiary the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education. Recruitment for the 2023 cohort will begin in the fall. For more information, click here or contact Claudine Ackerman.

High Holiday Welcome Program

High Holiday Welcome Program

The High Holiday Welcome Program, a partnership between the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami and numerous Miami-Dade County synagogues that provides a limited number of seats at no charge for holiday services to unaffiliated members of our community, ends this Sunday, September 18.

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Ethiopian Olim

Ethiopian Olim

Israel has welcomed more than 200 Ethiopians as they fulfilled a lifelong dream of aliyah and were reunited with family members already in Israel, some of whom have been waiting anxiously for decades to see their loved ones.

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Refuat Ha-Nefesh

Refuat Ha-Nefesh

Federation’s Mishkan Miami is accepting applications for Refuat Ha-Nefesh, a unique volunteer training program in the art of Jewish spiritual care.

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Refugees in Moldova

Refugees in Moldova

See how Federation overseas partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is coming to the emotional, physical and financial aid of Ukrainian refugees facing the most difficult circumstances in their lives.

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