With each winter comes more traffic, slower drivers and less space to place a lounge chair at a crowded beach – signs that indicate to Floridians that the snowbirds have arrived. Florida welcomes close to 1 million “snowbirds” – seasonal residents who spend more than a month in the state – every year. They come from places like New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and they’re crucial to the state’s economy. When the pandemic finally wanes, the new South Florida residents will have dozens of synagogues, JCCs, federations and other organizations with which to connect. While these organizations are looking to engage newcomers spiritually and socially, they are also looking to engage them philanthropically. Read more.