01/06/2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Terri & Archie Berk

Tags: Volunteer, Federation, Family

Volunteer Spotlight: Terri & Archie Berk

Archie and Terri Berk have been dedicated volunteers in our community for nearly 10 years. Their first volunteering experience: a medical mission in Honduras. And they’ve never looked back. Passionate about volunteering with the Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Network, they now participate in the Winter Break Lunch Program each year. Working in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Jewish Cleveland volunteers serve nearly 1,000 nutritious lunches to children at-risk for hunger during the winter break.

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01/04/2016

Tu B'Shevat in Snowy Cleveland

Tags: Family, Kids, PJ Library, Interfaith, Holidays, Federation, Blog

Tu B'Shevat in Snowy Cleveland

Tu B’Shevat is around the corner. As 10-year-old Gabe says, it’s hard to celebrate the “festival of trees” in Cleveland this time of year when the ground is covered in snow. Youngsters like Gabe understand the importance of this holiday through Federation-supported programs like PJ Our Way and our Community Relations Committee’s (CRC) Interfaith Tu B’Shevat Seder. Read how Gabe learned about the values of Tu B’Shevat right here in snowy Cleveland:

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01/01/2016

Ensuring a Jewish Future

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family, Kids, Teens

Ensuring a Jewish Future

Today's Jewish camper is tomorrow's Jewish leader, which is why philanthropists Michael and Anita Siegal are investing in the next generation and endowing a Jewish summer camp program: it's important to the future of the Jewish community.

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01/01/2016

This is My Legacy: Susie Rubin

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Women

This is My Legacy: Susie Rubin

Being a part of the Jewish Cleveland community is extremely important to me. My house has always been in suburban Cleveland, but the Jewish community has helped make this area my home. It has given me a sense of belonging to something much greater than my family alone.

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01/01/2016

One Man's Bequest Will Keep Many Smiling

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

One Man's Bequest Will Keep Many Smiling

92-year-old Stanley Blum is creating his Jewish legacy every day and is having the time of his life doing it.

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01/01/2016

This is My Legacy: In My Own Words

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Women

This is My Legacy: In My Own Words

The best part of being born and raised in Cleveland is my deep sense of generational attachment to the Jewish community. My parents and grandparents set an example for me to give generously of time, talent, and resources. My commitment of giving back to the community is what motivates me to be a Jewish philanthropist.

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01/01/2016

Donor Advised Funds Bring Families Together

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

Donor Advised Funds Bring Families Together

Donor Advised Funds at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland have historically provided individuals with a near-perfect tool for effective, efficient philanthropic grant making as well as maximizing tax advantages. Donors may not realize, however, that creating a donor advised fund may also be a first step in engaging family members in the philanthropic process

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01/01/2016

Celebrating the Life of Harry Blum

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

Celebrating the Life of Harry Blum

You probably didn’t know Harry Blum z”l.

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01/01/2016

Bringing Your Family Together

Tags: Planned Giving, Charitable Giving, Family

Bringing Your Family Together

For generations, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) have served as an effective and efficient tool for philanthropic grant making with tax advantages. And for generations the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has been helping donors put the tool to work for them — in fact, we help manage nearly 800 DAFs each and every day.

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