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Drive-Thru Food Distribution Event Thursday Morning in Miami-Dade County

This video originally appeared on 6 South Florida on January 14th, 2021.

A drive-thru food distribution event is being held Thursday morning amid economic hardship brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. The drive-thru site at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation opened at 9 a.m. In addition to packages containing non-perishable food products, bread, and locally grown fruits and vegetables, kosher meat will also be available to residents. “While the drive-thru is open to all in need, it is a unique opportunity for members of the Jewish community who follow strict kosher dietary laws,” a press release said.

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Black History Month: How Jewish Judges Played Role In Miami’s Civil Rights Movement

This originally appeared on CBS Miami on February 14, 2020.

Recently, Repair the World Miami hosted Shabbat at the Historic Black Police Precinct and Museum. CBS Miami was there while attendees learned about Jewish support during the civil rights movement.

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The true power of volunteer service | Opinion

This originally appeared on The South Florida Sun-Sentinel on August 26, 2019.

By Janu Mendel

One of my most formative memories from childhood growing up in Jamaica has to do with Labor Day. Not because of beaches and barbecues, but because back home, it is a holiday that takes the word “labor” quite literally — it’s a national day of service. All over the island people dedicate the day to volunteer projects that uplift the neighboring communities.

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The Network and Repair the World Camillus House Serving

This article originally appeared on on July 8, 2019. 

Join Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Repair the World Miami for service at Camillus House.

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The Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

This article originally appeared in the Miami New Times on June 12, 2019.

By Jesse Scott

Wednesday is Juneteenth, which commemorates the abolition of slavery June 19, 1865. To honor the landmark day, Repair the World Miami, Base Hillel Miami, and the National Council for Jewish Women Miami are joining forces for a special gathering, Cocktails With a Conscience.

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Hillel of Buffalo: Repairing the world one day at a time

This article originally appeared in the May 2019 edition of Jewish Journal.

By Alexa Zappia

For the past few months, Hillel of Buffalo has been immersed in an intensive discovery process known as Organizational Design Lab (ODL). As part of this process, members of the Hillel staff met one-on-one with students to learn how we can best serve their interests and needs.

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The best charity events in Miami this week

This article originally appeared on Hoodline on February 26, 2019. 

By Hoodline

Looking to make a difference this week? From charitable happy hours to a gala event, there’s plenty to do when it comes to good causes coming up in Miami this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Commit to helping homeless | Opinion

This article originally appeared in The Florida Sun Sentinel on July 27, 2018.

By Alan Goch

Even living in a privileged society, we are exposed to homelessness and hunger almost daily.

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Jewish organization offers free hair cuts for homeless men

This article originally appeared in The Florida Sun Sentinel’s Jewish Journal on July 25, 2018.

By Sergio Carmona

Repair the World Miami recently partnered with the Miami Rescue Mission to organize an event of free hair and beard cuts for men who are experiencing homelessness at His & Hers Parlour in Miami.

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Goch: Resolve to help make a difference in 2018

This post originally appeared in The Florida Sun-Sentinel and Jewish Journal on January 8, 2018.

By Alan Goch

Days into the new year, commitments we make to ourselves to shrug off extra holiday pounds through dieting and workout regiments are well intended but not always easy to keep. While trying to get yourself in shape, why not make 2018 the year to also help shape our world into one where different cultures and communities have a better understanding of each other?

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