03/08/2016

Mandel JDS Holds STEM Fair

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Mandel JDS Holds STEM Fair

With activities like “Flying Eggs” and “Don’t Burst the Balloon,” it’s no wonder students and parents alike walked out of Mandel JDS happy and, more importantly, a little bit more educated. Mandel JDS held their first annual STEM Fair, on Sunday, March 6. The concept of STEM (a acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) took hold of the building as students and parents alike in engaged in 18 different interactive, educational activities.

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03/07/2016

Jewish Cleveland Welcomes Henderson

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Jewish Cleveland Welcomes Henderson

CLEVELAND – Wade Henderson, a visionary leader of the civil and human rights movement, joins the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to discuss “Public Education, Civil Rights, and Inequality” at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee (CRC) and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Maltz Performing Arts Center (1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland). The event is free and open to the public; registration is strongly encouraged.

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03/07/2016

Russian Young Leader Finds Jewish Identity

Tags: Young Adults, Overseas, Leadership

Russian Young Leader Finds Jewish Identity

I grew up in Tomsk, Siberia (formerly part of the Soviet Union). Unlike Cleveland, Tomsk has a very small Jewish community with just one synagogue. Many of the Jews who live here don’t call themselves Jews. Some are scared to reveal this because it brings back memories of anti-Semitism. For others like my parents, it doesn’t mean much because they were raised under the Soviet Union where religion was outlawed. To them, their Jewish identity is not important.

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03/04/2016

Addressing Professor's Anti-Semitic Views

Tags: Federation, PR, Advocacy

CLEVELAND – In response to the recent anti-Semitic views expressed on social media by an Oberlin College assistant professor that garnered international attention, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, AJC Cleveland, the Anti-Defamation League Cleveland Region and the Cleveland Hillel Foundation met with Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov and several of his senior staff. In a welcoming atmosphere, we discussed, openly and candidly, the potential implications of a professor’s personal views on classroom activity and student intimidation. We also discussed our shared respect for academic freedom.

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03/03/2016

Women Leaning In on March 9

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Women face many challenges in maintaining a work-life balance in today’s world.

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03/03/2016

Starrfield Receives Yanowitz Award

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Starrfield Receives Yanowitz Award

Erica G. Starrfield of Pepper Pike has been awarded the 2015 Bennett and Donna Yanowitz Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The award recognizes and honors an outstanding young individual who has demonstrated commitment, involvement, and leadership within Cleveland’s Jewish community. Starrfield was presented the award at the Federation’s Board meeting on February 29.

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03/03/2016

Resilient Relationship

Tags: Federation, Overseas, Israel, Young Adults

Resilient Relationship

Through long times and across long distances, Joshua Davidson and Rebecca Richman's love flourished.

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03/02/2016

Anti-Semitic Views by Oberlin Professor

Tags: Federation, PR, Advocacy

The following statement was released by Jewish Federation of Cleveland Board Chair Reneé Chelm in response to anti-Semitic views expressed by an Oberlin College assistant professor, whose statements have garnered international attention.

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03/01/2016

jHUB Connects Interfaith Families

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

jHUB Connects Interfaith Families

When Emma and Brandon met and fell in love, their different faiths didn’t stop them from getting married and starting a family.

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02/29/2016

Mandel JDS Unveils New Logo

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Mandel JDS Unveils New Logo

A palpable feeling of excitement overtook Mandel JDS students and teachers as they trickled into the building on Friday morning, walking under a brand new sign for the first time. The new logo and sign are just two of many changes coming to the school on the heels of the transformative 17 million dollar gift received from the Joseph and Florence Mandel Family Foundation.

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