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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06/04/2021

Federations Visit Israel in Solidarity Mission

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Federations Visit Israel in Solidarity Mission

Jewish Federation of Cleveland President Erika B. Rudin-Luria and board vice chair Neil R. Waxman showed their continued support for Israelis and a desire to combat antisemitism during a nationwide federation solidarity mission to Israel, led by the Jewish Federations of North America from May 24 to May 28.

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06/02/2021

WATCH: Rally for Israel

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WATCH: Rally for Israel

Last month, Jewish Cleveland came together to show our support at a Rally for Israel. More than 500 community members walked from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland together in solidarity with Israel, and sent a message of peace and healing across the world.

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06/01/2021

Accepting Israel’s Right to Exist as a Jewish State is the Path to True Peace

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Accepting Israel’s Right to Exist as a Jewish State is the Path to True Peace

CLEVELAND – The innocent Palestinian and Israeli lives that have been tragically lost this month are, very sadly, only the latest casualties of an ongoing conflict between Israel and an array of forces seeking Israel’s elimination. These forces include well-known terrorist organizations – like Hamas, Hezbollah (the much larger terrorist organization operating on Israel’s northern borders), and Palestinian Islamic Jihad – as well as the government of Iran.

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05/28/2021

YLD Weinberg Mission to Israel: March 7 – 13, 2022

Tags: Young Adults, Federation, Missions

YLD Weinberg Mission to Israel: March 7 – 13, 2022

Innovation. Leadership. Identity. Join us on the Young Leadership Division (YLD) Weinberg Mission to Israel.

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05/28/2021

Saltzman Youth Panel Grants $40,000 for Community Needs

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Saltzman Youth Panel Grants $40,000 for Community Needs

41 Jewish high school juniors and seniors from public and private high schools across Cleveland have come together to recommend grants totaling $40,000 to 14 organizations for crucial programs in the Jewish and general community through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2020-2021 Maurice Saltzman Youth Panel.

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05/27/2021

Danielle Wild Receives Ruby Bass Challenge Award

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Danielle Wild Receives Ruby Bass Challenge Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced that Danielle Wild of Beachwood was awarded the 2021 Ruby Bass Challenge Award, the organization’s most prestigious award for women philanthropists. Wild was honored with the award at the Federation’s Women IN Philanthropy virtual Signature Event on May 27.

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