05/27/2016

A Memorial Day Message

Tags: Federation, Blog

A Memorial Day Message

Two weeks ago I was sitting in the Yom Hazikaron memorial ceremony for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. As I contemplated the lives lost my thoughts dwelled on the steep price that was paid for Jewish freedom and the price of young lives still lost each year in defense of Israel. And then I thought about the price of freedom that has been paid by so many to defend our way of life in America.

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05/26/2016

Teens Grant 40,000 for Community Needs

Tags: Teens, PR, Federation

Teens Grant 40,000 for Community Needs

40 high school juniors and seniors representing public and private high schools and 12 different synagogues have come together to recommend grants totaling $40,000 to 11 organizations for crucial programs in the Jewish and general communities through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2015-2016 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel.

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05/24/2016

Knesset Members Carefully Talk About U.S. Election

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas

Knesset Members Carefully Talk About U.S. Election

A member of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, was not afraid to take a stand on the 2016 U.S. presidential election May 3 during a visit to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Mandel Building in Beachwood. Michal Rozin, a Knesset member since 2013 from the Meretz party, said as a feminist she hopes the new leader of the U.S. will be a woman, meaning Democrat Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State.

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05/23/2016

Corporate Sponsorships Benefit Everyone

Tags: Federation, Sponsors

Corporate Sponsorships Benefit Everyone

Corporate sponsorships in the nonprofit sector: a win-win for your business, for nonprofits and for the community.

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05/23/2016

Mary Ellen Saltzman Honored Posthumously

Tags: Federation, Women, Israel. Overseas, Events, Awards

Mary Ellen Saltzman Honored Posthumously

Many in attendance at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland women’s philanthropy’s annual Women’s Spring Luncheon May 18 were misty-eyed as they watched a tribute video in honor of Mary Ellen Saltzman.

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05/20/2016

My #JewishCleveland: Kerry Kertesz

Tags: Federation, Blog, Young Adult

My #JewishCleveland: Kerry Kertesz

Hi, my name is Kerry Kertesz and Jewish Cleveland is my home. I grew up here, attending Camp Wise and going to Hebrew school at Park Synagogue. These childhood experiences helped me build my identity, and here–in Jewish Cleveland–I learned to be proud of who I was and my Jewish heritage.

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05/19/2016

Women's Luncheon Empowers & Inspires

Tags: Federation, Video, Women, Awards

Women's Luncheon Empowers & Inspires

An afternoon of inspiration at our Women's Spring Luncheon! Over 700 community members joined together for one of our most popular events of the year!

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05/18/2016

Saltzman Receives Irene Zehman Award

Tags: Women, PR, Federation, Awards, Video

Saltzman Receives Irene Zehman Award

For more than 35 years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Irene Zehman Award has recognized women who demonstrate the highest ideals and practices of volunteer service. This year, the award goes to Mary Ellen Saltzman of Beachwood, founder of Treasures Gift Shop at the Mandel Jewish Community Center (JCC) and Siegal College. Mary Ellen will be honored at the Federation Women’s Spring Luncheon on May 18 at Landerhaven (6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights).

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05/18/2016

From At-Risk Youth to IDF Officer

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults

From At-Risk Youth to IDF Officer

Born into an ultra-Orthodox family in Israel, Alex left home when she was 12 because she had been abused by her father. He was put behind bars and she was placed in an institution for at-risk youth, a place she feared would limit her chances to succeed. But she did.

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05/16/2016

Get to Know: Cheryl Davis, CRC Chair

Tags: Federation, Advocacy

Get to Know: Cheryl Davis, CRC Chair

Cheryl Davis volunteers her time bringing together Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities. As Chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Community Relations Committee (CRC), she and the committee members work to implement the CRC’s mission – to protect, preserve, and promote a just, democratic, and pluralistic American society, advocate for a strong and secure Israel, and safeguard the rights of Jews in Cleveland and around the globe.

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