08/14/2018

Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced today its third cohort of Young Leadership Division (YLD) Microgrant Program recipients. With the YLD Microgrant Program, YLD hopes to create a thriving, vibrant Jewish Cleveland young adult community by empowering individuals or groups to create, plan, and host experiences for Jewish Clevelanders (ages 22-45).

YLD Microgrant Program recipients may receive up to $1,000 to support their projects per calendar year. YLD Microgrant Program funding is available twice annually, with applications due in July and December.

“We’re proud to build upon the momentum that the launch of this program created last year with another round of superb, personalized events that empower community members to create meaningful experiences for one another throughout the year,” said Natan Milgrom, YLD Board Chair. “Last year, the diverse range of innovative programming that was funded through this program engaged a significant number of young adults in Jewish Cleveland. The YLD Board and I are confident this year will be equally successful, if not more so.”

July 2018 YLD Microgrant Program Recipients:

  • Yael Amitz-Lev Sperber of Orange, representing ORT Next Gen, will host Shabbat dinners for the young professionals group.
  • Alana Bandos of University Heights, representing ADL Cleveland, will host a National Refugee Shabbat dinner in Cleveland for young professionals.
  • Ethan Krasnow of Beachwood, representing Fairmount Young Professionals, will host a social program for young adults on Christmas Eve.
  • Angela Siegel of Chagrin Falls, representing Charlotte Goldberg Community Mikvah, will host “A Deeper Dive: A Fresh Perspective on Spirituality & Non-Traditional Uses of the Mikvah” for young couples.
  • Ali Stern of University Heights, representing Cleveland Partnership Minyan, will host a scholar-in-residence Shabbaton featuring Aliza Sperling.
  • Aaron Wolkoff of Beachwood, representing B’nai Jeshurun Congregation’s BJ Atid, will host Shabbat dinners for the synagogue’s 20s and 30s group.

For more information about the YLD Microgrant Program, visit www.jewishcleveland.org/yldmicrogrant, or contact Matt Newman at mnewman@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2880.


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