10/22/2015

Hoffman in Israel

Tags: Federation, PR, Israel, Overseas

The mood among Jews in Jerusalem swings from “deeply sad” to “really angry” as a wave of terrorist attacks that show no signs of stopping continues in Israel.

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10/22/2015

My St. Petersburg Journey

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Young Adults, Leadership, Blog

My St. Petersburg Journey

Jewish Clevelander Alexandra is in St. Petersburg, Russia. She is a JDC Entwine volunteer with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Commmitee (JDC), a Federation partner, teaching English and Hebrew to local students participating in a joint YESOD/Jewish Agency camp called TIUL International.

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10/22/2015

A Visit to our Sister City of St. Petersburg, Russia

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Young Adults, Leadership, Blog

A Visit to our Sister City of St. Petersburg, Russia

Barry Feldman, Chair of the St. Petersburg Partnership Subcommittee, shared the following message to his fellow volunteer leaders serving on the Federation's Overseas Connections Committee. We invite you to read his message, and be inspired by the work that we do in our sister city of St. Petersburg, Russia to renew Jewish life where it was once forbidden.

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10/21/2015

When a Community Inspires

Tags: Women, Blog, Federation, Israel, Overseas, Leadership, Partners

When a Community Inspires

One of my first memorable Federation experiences was when I went on a young adult mission to Israel 11 years ago. I’d never been to Israel. I was hesitant to leave my children but something in me said “just go, it will be worth it.” And, it was! Israel was simply beautiful. It moved me.

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10/21/2015

Giving my Heart to Women’s Philanthropy

Tags: Women, Blog

Giving my Heart to Women’s Philanthropy

To me, the last of anything has always meant turning the page to something new. So ending my role as chair of Women’s Philanthropy is not really an end. My Federation journey and our community needs will remain as relevant a passion tomorrow as they are today.

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10/20/2015

Statements on Israel Attacks

Tags: Israel, Federation, Advocacy

Senator Rob Portman, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge shared statements regarding the recent attacks on Israel.

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10/20/2015

Passing of values is a tenet of Judaism

Tags: Giving, Federation, PR, Philanthropy, Women

The first time most of us create a will is when we have children. As we mature and our family structure changes, so too must the manner in which we view our estate plans. A will is more than a means to transfer property; it can be an expression of one’s personal ideals. The passing of values from one generation to the next is one of the most fundamental tenets of Judaism.

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10/19/2015

JFNA Statement on UNESCO Resolution

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel

Our partner, Jewish Federations of North America, released a statement on UNESCO's Dangerous Draft Resolution.

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10/16/2015

A Message from Jerusalem

Tags: Federation, Israel, Blog

A Message from Jerusalem

Here in Jerusalem, the conditions are all too familiar with people expressing gratitude for my coming despite the current situation. I have been here many times during terrorist attacks. This time, however, feels a bit different because the terror is coming from seemingly random attackers, unorganized, but deadly just the same. People continue to go about their business but look around more carefully as they walk on the street, changing familiar routes.

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10/16/2015

10 Reasons to Volunteer at Super Sunday

Tags: Volunteer, Campaign, Federation

10 Reasons to Volunteer at Super Sunday

Excited to be a volunteer? Join us at one of our largest community-wide events of the year to make calls in support of the Campaign for Jewish Needs! Check out the top 10 Reasons Why Being a Super Sunday Volunteer is Super!

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