03/30/2016

Meet Mandel JDS's Student Wordsmith

Tags: Federation, PR, Partner

Meet Mandel JDS's Student Wordsmith

They say a pen is mightier than the sword - a sentiment that couldn’t be more true for the sharp wordsmith, Allison Dettelbach, seventh-grader at The Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School (Mandel JDS). Dettelbach recently qualified for the statewide Power of the Pen Finals after competing in district and regional tournaments over the course of the year.

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03/25/2016

Celebrating 20 Years with Beit Shean

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel, PR, Beit Shean

Celebrating 20 Years with Beit Shean

In 1995, a small group of people associated with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland went on a scouting mission to Israel. That weeklong trip turned into a 20-year partnership with Beit Shean and Valley of Springs, resulting in numerous new programs and initiatives and impacting thousands of people.

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03/23/2016

Roslyn Z. Wolf: An Inspiring Life

Tags: Young Adults, Awards

Roslyn Z. Wolf: An Inspiring Life

“I shall pass through this world but once. Any kindness that I can show…let me do it now.” This was a motto that Roslyn Z. Wolf, wife of Ambassador Milton A. Wolf, lived by. Together, the family lived a life of generosity and philanthropic good.

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03/22/2016

Celebrating Purim with PACT

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Holidays, Blogs

Celebrating Purim with PACT

Life in Israel is more than what you read in the news. This time of year, Jews all over Israel are getting ready to celebrate Purim! Bags of pre-packaged mishloach manot filled with oznei Haman (hamentashen), candy, games, drinks, masks and more have been on sale in the supermarkets for weeks. Costumes of all sizes and funny hats are sold in small stores on almost every block. Children, teens and even adults appear on the streets in costumes, hats or bits of make-up. Jerusalem billboards announce a myriad of upcoming parties all over the city. Even during the Jerusalem Marathon this past Friday, there was a festive atmosphere as the city’s residents came out en masse to cheer 25,000 friends and relatives.

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03/22/2016

Joseph C. Mandel dies at 102

Tags: Federation, PR

Joseph C. Mandel dies at 102

Joseph C. Mandel, business leader, philanthropist, co-founder of the Premier Industrial Corp., Parkwood LLC, and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, died March 22 in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 102.

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03/21/2016

Cleveland Unites for Education Equity

Tags: Advocacy, Federation, Education

Cleveland Unites for Education Equity

An evening of inspiration! Community leaders, elected officials, and special guests from across our Cleveland community joined together to discuss an issue important to all of us: education equity and civil rights. Together, we are all partners in ensuring a strong future for Cleveland children.

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03/21/2016

Women Leaning In Offers Advice

Tags: Women, Federation, PR

Women Leaning In Offers Advice

Gayle Simon, co-chair of the third annual Women Leaning In event, said it from the start: “Tonight, we’re going to tackle hard-hitting gender issues.” That’s exactly what occurred as 200-plus women filled a ballroom at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Mandel Building in Beachwood to discuss how to balance family and work.

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03/18/2016

Music by Israeli Superstar, Rita

Tags: Israel, Events, Holidays, Arts

Music by Israeli Superstar, Rita

A true performer, Rita is by far the most celebrated and successful singer in Israel. Watch her perform LIVE in Cleveland at this year's Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration on May 12!

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03/16/2016

Schechter Students Take Home Top Honors

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Schechter Students Take Home Top Honors

At Gross Schechter, our mission is to provide children with an outstanding education that ignites students’ passion for learning in a rigorous and nurturing academic environment. We inspire students to lead engaged Jewish lives and achieve personal success. We see this coming to life in our students, who excel in and out of the classroom. In the past month, Gross Schechter students have been recognized for outstanding achievement in Science, Creative Writing and Art in local, regional and state competitions.

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03/16/2016

7 Principle Issues of Education

Tags: Federation, Video, Advocacy, Education

7 Principle Issues of Education

Eric Gordon, CEO of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, joined us at our 69th Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee to discuss seven principle issues of education. Hear his remarks now:

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