In Miami, it is estimated that merely one-third of the Jewish population is affiliated with a synagogue or a Federation and just over sixty percent of the “unaffiliated” are in their 20's and 30's. According to national studies it is likely that this group, approximately 8,000 young Jews, will spend at least 10 to 15 years, if not their entire lives, disconnected from our community and unengaged in Jewish life.
The Tribe is part of a national effort to reverse this alarming trend, with great urgency. At stake is nothing less than Jewish continuity, explains one of our funders, particularly in the liberal sector where 90 percent of Jews are not committed to significant Jewish identity.
The Tribe offers South Florida’s young Jews an alternative, and it is working. Over the past year our database has nearly doubled and our retention rate has soared. We have seen growing interest in our programs and activities, and it is clear that we are addressing a real void within our local community.
We are in a strong position to continue to make an ever bigger impact, but we need you. You can play an important role in ensuring that young people in Miami have a Jewish community that is their own – open, accessible, vibrant and healthy.
The Tribe programs are made possible by generous support from The Woldenberg Foundation, Temple Beth Sholom, The Sandler Foundation, The Marcus Foundation through Synagogue 3000/NextDor, The Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s The Network, Birthright NEXT, Temple Beth Sholom and dozens of other corporate and private donors.
But if we’re to succeed, we also need you. Please consider becoming a Tribe supporter by making a contribution. All contributions are tax deductible. Donations of all sizes are appreciated and welcomed.
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