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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.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, JCRC, RAGM Decry Recent Spate of Terror Attacks in Israel

Greater Miami Jewish Federation, JCRC, RAGM Decry Recent Spate of Terror Attacks in Israel

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation, its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami (RAGM) decry the recent spate of of terror attacks in Israel, which have resulted in the death of 11 innocent people over the past week and a half.

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Helping in Ukraine

Helping in Ukraine

The world’s attention has been on the Russian’s unprovoked invasion of democratic Ukraine, which has become the largest war in Europe since World War II.

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

With the goal of building bridges between community, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council is presenting Shine A Light on Antisemitism and Racism: A Black & Jewish Art Collaboration on Wednesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery in Overtown.

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IsraelNow Returns

IsraelNow Returns

Almost 200 eighth graders recently returned from the first cohort of IsraelNow, an educational and transformative journey subsidized by Federation.

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