05/04/2016

Survivors Honored, Victims Remembered

Tags: Israel, Events, Holidays, Federation, Family

More than 800 people gathered to honor the survivors of the Holocaust and remember those who perished in it at Cleveland’s annual Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah commemoration May 4 at Green Road Synagogue in Beachwood.

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05/04/2016

Donor Advised Funds for Baby Boomers

Tags: Giving, Federation, PR, Philanthropy, Endowment

Baby Boomers – who are we? It would take much more than a few words to define us. We do know that Baby Boomers as a group are generous people. Americans over 65 are more likely to donate than any other age group, and on average, more than double what adults 25 – 34 give, says a new Merrill Lynch study. Whether donating money or time, it is safe to say that Baby Boomers are looking for ways to make our world a better place.

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05/03/2016

Mandel Jewish Day School Israel Blog

Tags: Teens, Israel, Overseas

Mandel Jewish Day School Israel Blog

8th Graders at Mandel Jewish Day School are embarking on an Israel journey – read about their experience here!

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05/03/2016

Honoring Israeli Soldiers, Terror Victims

Tags: Israel, Events, Holidays, Federation, Family

Honoring Israeli Soldiers, Terror Victims

Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism will be honored at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Yom Hazikaron ceremony at 7 p.m. May 10 at the Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood.

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05/03/2016

Mandel JDS 8th Graders in Israel

Tags: Partner, Israel, Family, Teens, Overseas, PR

Mandel JDS 8th Graders in Israel

On the last Friday before Spring Break, the 8th grade class of Mandel JDS (along with their parents, and the entire school) stood proudly in front of the Israeli flag, singing Hatikvah, Israel’s national anthem. This tradition, commemorating the eighth grade’s upcoming voyage to Israel, has been around for nearly as long as the annual pilgrimage itself.

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05/02/2016

Starrfield Awarded for Leadership

Tags: Federation, Awards, PR

Starrfield Awarded for Leadership

When former board chairman Michael Siegal of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland asked Erica Starrfield to lead the organization’s marketing and communications committee in 2011, she initially needed some time to think about it.

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05/02/2016

Remembering Joyce Garver Keller

Tags: Federation

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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