05/02/2016

Remembering Joyce Garver Keller

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Remembering Joyce Garver Keller

We are saddened to inform you that Joyce Garver Keller, retired Director of Ohio Jewish Communities (OJC) who has served our community for more than 25 years, unexpectedly passed away in her sleep last night. Till the very end Joyce was mentor to so many and a tireless advocate on behalf of our community here in Ohio, nationally, in Israel, and around the world.

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04/22/2016

PJ Library Partners with Yehuda Matzos

Tags: Family, Kids, PJ Library, Federation

PJ Library Partners with Yehuda Matzos

PJ Library has a new partner: Yehuda Matzos, an Israeli company touting the Jewish literacy program this Passover season.

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04/22/2016

Opening the Cleveland Chesed Center

Tags: Federation, Family

Opening the Cleveland Chesed Center

Our recent Population Study showed that 19% of Cleveland Jewish households live at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Based on this research, the Federation founded a Task Force on Financial Distress, chaired by Bruce Goodman. Their recommendation: Establish a Chesed Center. Chesed, for kindness.

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04/22/2016

Seder in a Box Can Help Start your Passover

Tags: Interfaith, Young Adults, Family, Education, Federation, PR

Seder in a Box Can Help Start your Passover

Ariella Payne of Lakewood found jHUB’s Seder in a Box so helpful last year, she requested More Seder in a Box for Passover this year.

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04/21/2016

Passover Message from Steve Hoffman

Tags: Federation, Holidays, Blogs

Steve Hoffman - Circle Image 2016

The boxes of matzah always seem to appear first on the kitchen shelf. Then the jars of gefilte fish and the new bottle of horseradish show up. Maybe a carton of fruit flavored jelly candy, never seen at other times of the year, finds a place in the cupboard. These are the real first signs of spring, the Passover supplies, as meaningful to me as the first crocuses that push up in the garden.

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04/21/2016

Mandel JDS Students Act as Museum Docents

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Mandel JDS Students Act as Museum Docents

The Cleveland Museum of Art had an additional 13 docents this weekend. On April 17, the eighth grade class of Mandel JDS was tasked with presenting the work of a master painter to an audience filled with parents, siblings, and community members.

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04/21/2016

Support Houston Flood Relief

Tags: Advocacy, Federation, Giving

Support Houston Flood Relief

The city of Houston and nine surrounding counties were hit this week with extensive flooding, including areas where the Jewish community is concentrated. One to two feet of rain fell in a very short time, completely overwhelming bayous and streams in the area and rain is continuing to fall. It is expected that the damage will surpass the range and severity of last year’s Memorial Day weekend flood.

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04/20/2016

Take a Stand Against BDS: Support HB 476

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Take a Stand Against BDS: Support HB 476

Take a stand against Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS). Support Ohio House Bill 476.

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04/20/2016

Senate Energy Efficiency Bill S. 2012

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Senate Energy Efficiency Bill S. 2012

Thank you to Senator Rob Portman for ensuring that the Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Bill, passed today by the Senate, includes provisions to assist nonprofits with the costs of retrofitting their facilities to become more energy efficient. Creating energy efficiencies is vital to ensuring that we maximize the use of philanthropic dollars to best serve the most vulnerable populations and to maintain healthy and vibrant communities.

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04/20/2016

Connecting with Coaching Circles

Tags: Women, Blog, Federation

Under Jennifer Cohen’s leadership and expertise, Women’s Philanthropy launched Coaching Circles in January with six circles that are comprised of one mentor and up to six members.

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