12/03/2015

True Life: I live in MoHo CLE

Tags: Federation, Young Adults

True Life: I live in MoHo CLE

It’s March and I’m sun bathing on the beach in Tel Aviv before heading to Shabbat with my Israeli family and WhatsApp goes off (obviously I’m in Israel, there’s no other way to communicate). I get a message from the Moishe House Regional Coordinator, Eve, saying Cleveland is looking for another resident…

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12/02/2015

Music & Meaning with Local Survivors

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Women, Family, Partner

Music & Meaning with Local Survivors

A POWerful day! Thank you to the 100 Women’s Philanthropy volunteers who joined together for an afternoon of music and meaning with local Holocaust survivors.

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12/02/2015

Hannukkah Lights Glow Brighter for Families

Tags: Volunteer, Federation, Blog, Family, Partners

Hannukkah Lights Glow Brighter for Families

The eight-day celebration of Hanukkah, which begins this Sunday evening (Dec. 6) will be brighter for more than 80 families in financial need through a special program directed by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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12/02/2015

Youth Futures Mentor Pays it Forward

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Blog

Youth Futures Mentor Pays it Forward

We recently met a young woman named Yafit, an Ethiopian Jew whose family made Aliyah more than 30 years ago. She is just one of nearly 100,000 Ethiopian Jews who completed the journey – an effort that Cleveland’s own Federation President Steve Hoffman helped initiate. Now, Yafit is paying it forward as a Youth Futures Mentor, a Federation-supported program that provides community-based mentoring for youth in Israel. Read Yafit’s inspiring story here:

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12/02/2015

Partner Agency Wages Penny Challenge

Tags: Federation, PR, Campaign, Partner

Partner Agency Wages Penny Challenge

BEACHWOOD, OHIO – (December 2, 2015) – Students at Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School (formerly The Agnon School) recently raised $1,427.06 by waging a one week charity Penny Challenge by grade to support the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs. This amount represents an increase from last year’s donation. The Federation will use this money to address the diverse needs of the Jewish community, both locally and worldwide.

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12/01/2015

Lovely Leek Patties for Chanukah

Tags: Food, Holidays, Women, Teens, Family, Young Adults, Federation

Lovely Leek Patties for Chanukah

Thirteen years ago last Shabbat my best friend’s brother was murdered by Palestinian terrorists while providing reinforcement to IDF soldiers who had been ambushed outside the Cave of the Patriarchs. He left behind a wife and six children.

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12/01/2015

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

Tags: Federation, PR, Philanthropy

Giving Tuesday is December 1!

CLEVELAND – The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Coinciding with Thanksgiving, the holiday shopping season, and the Federation’s 2016 Campaign for Jewish Needs, #GivingTuesday will inspire community members to take action to improve Cleveland’s Jewish and general communities. Together, on December 1, 2015, we will help create a better world.

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11/30/2015

French Jews Build New Lives in Israel

Tags: Campaign, Federation, Partners, Israel, Overseas, France

French Jews Build New Lives in Israel

Though he’s been in Israel for less than a year and is far from his family, Thibault already feels more at home there than he ever did in his native France.

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11/30/2015

A Thanksgiving Dinner in Israel

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Blog, Young Adults

A Thanksgiving Dinner in Israel

This Thanksgiving, an American tradition made its way to Israel. The Jewish Federation of Cleveland and Masa Israel Journey sent Cleveland young adults a taste of home.

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11/30/2015

Auschwitz Women's Orchestra Honored

Tags: Arts, Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

Auschwitz Women's Orchestra Honored

Hedy Milgrom has been with The Cleveland Women’s Orchestra since she moved to Cleveland three and a half decades ago. Her first day at the Great Lakes Arts Alliance, she arrived at work to find a news clipping on her desk about the orchestra. The rest was history.

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