06/25/2021

WATCH: Combating Antisemitism: A Conversation with Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt

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WATCH: Combating Antisemitism: A Conversation with Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland brought together the Jewish and general Cleveland community for a virtual event with acclaimed author and historian Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt.

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06/23/2021

Israeli Family Finds Support Through Youth Futures

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Israeli Family Finds Support Through Youth Futures

Harel* is the youngest of four children and is in his second year of Youth Futures, a Federation-supported program.

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06/21/2021

Navigating Alzheimer's and Dementia Together

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Navigating Alzheimer's and Dementia Together

When Betty became the primary caregiver for her husband, Alan, after he was diagnosed with dementia, she turned to JFS's Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Caregiver Support program for help. The Jewish Federation initiated the Nakum Task Force to help our community take on the devastating and increasing number of community members suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Chaired by Kyla Epstein Schneider, the Nakum Task Force recommended increasing caregiver support, leading to a partnership between the Federation and JFSA.

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06/21/2021

Federation Security Provider Offers Safety Recommendations

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Federation Security Provider Offers Safety Recommendations

In the midst of rising antisemitism trends across the United States, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s security provider, JFC Security, LLC, compiled a list of safety recommendations for the Jewish community to follow, where individuals can also protect the entire community.

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06/17/2021

Five Questions with Alex Rogoff, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

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Five Questions with Alex Rogoff, Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

In the midst of a global pandemic, Alex Rogoff of Beachwood was experiencing one of the most transformational years he's ever had. As a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow (MITF) in Tel Aviv and Beit Shean (Cleveland's sister city in Israel), Alex spent 10 months teaching English to children in schools – both virtually and in-person. MITF is a post-college volunteer program that’s part of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s I-Connect initiative designed to create deepening connections for young adults with Israeli life and culture.

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06/14/2021

Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

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Announcing the YLD Microgrant Program Recipients

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced today its next cohort of Young Leadership Division (YLD) Microgrant Program recipients. Through its Microgrant Program, YLD looks empower Jewish young adults to build community and have an impact by hosting innovative experiences for Jewish Clevelanders ages 22-45.

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06/11/2021

Jew Hatred Has No Place in Cleveland

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Last Shabbat, six Jewish teenagers were attacked by someone with a paintball gun fired from a vehicle in the heart of Jewish Cleveland. Although a police investigation is underway and information is still being gathered, we may never know for certain whether this attack was motivated by antisemitic hatred of Jews or merely a random assault.

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06/11/2021

Security Reminders from JFC Security, LLC for the Cleveland Jewish Community

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Many Jewish communities are seeing an alarming rise in antisemitism across the U.S. including here in Ohio. Both law enforcement and the ADL are reporting that antisemitic activity targeting individuals and Jewish facilities are increasing at a very alarming rate. Experts attribute this spike in violent attacks targeting Jews to the national news cycle reporting on the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Even prior to these recent events, the FBI’s Annual Hate Crime reporting indicates threats and violent attacks had already been on the rise in the past several years.

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06/09/2021

Accepting Nominations: Gries Family Award for Community Leadership

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The Gries awardee each year is someone who has demonstrated extensive top leadership in Federation and other local Jewish organization activities, as well as significant leadership in Greater Cleveland’s general community.

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06/08/2021

Thank You to Ohio Reps Standing Up to Antisemitism

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Thank You to Ohio Reps Standing Up to Antisemitism

Thank you to Representatives David Joyce, Marcy Kaptur, Anthony Gonzalez and Tim Ryan – who each signed on to an important letter from members of the House of Representatives to the Biden Administration calling for more robust measures to combat antisemitism. The letter, which you can read here, calls on President Biden to develop an inter-agency strategy to combat antisemitism and to nominate an Ambassador at Large to lead the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the State Department.

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