07/15/2015

Personal Israel Connection

Tags: I-connect, Beit Shean, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens, Women

Personal Israel Connection

Cleveland’s sister city in Israel, Beit Shean, has a lot to offer: beautiful natural springs, breathtaking mountaintop views, and an opportunity for American college graduates to teach English to young Israeli students.

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07/14/2015

Jewish Federations' Statement on Iran

Tags: Federation, Advocacy

Jewish Federations can be found in nearly every city in North America, and our leaders are among the most committed philanthropists in their communities. In just three generations, Jewish Federations across North America forged one of the top 10 philanthropic networks on the continent, helped rescue millions of Jewish refugees from across the globe, helped to build the State of Israel and continue to touch more Jewish lives than any system in the world.

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07/14/2015

Remembering Mort November

Tags: Federation, Family, Leadership

Remembering Mort November

We remember philanthropist Mort November, who passed away on July 12, 2015, leaving a legacy our community will always cherish. Mort understood the importance of Jewish journeys for Cleveland – even for the community's youngest members. Thanks to Mort, and his wife Iris November, in 2012 Cleveland became the very first of 180 communities across the country to endow its PJ Library® program with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.

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07/10/2015

Together For Our Sister City Of St. Petersburg

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

Together For Our Sister City Of St. Petersburg

A group of 20 Jewish young professionals and supervisors from St. Petersburg, Russia, visited Northeast Ohio last week to learn about the region’s Jewish community – and to take those lessons back home to help strengthen the Jewish community there.

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07/07/2015

Updates from our Summer Birthright Trip

Tags: Birthright, Israel, Federation, I-connect, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Teens, Beit Shean

Updates from our Summer Birthright Trip

Find out what the Cleveland Community Birthright trip has been up to during their 10 days in Israel!

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07/02/2015

A Balanced 4th of July Barbecue

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

A Balanced 4th of July Barbecue

July 4th is not a religious holiday, however, many of our American ideals are predicated on Biblical values. As I was contemplating how revolutionary it was for our Founding Fathers...

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06/30/2015

Improving the World Together

Tags: Divrei Torah, Federation, Blog

In this week’s Torah portion, Balak, a non-Jewish king, anticipates that the approaching Jewish nation may attack and defeat his people. To preempt this, Balak hires Bilaam, one of the most powerful non-Jewish prophets, to curse the potential enemy, so that, should they choose to wage war, they would not be victorious.

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06/29/2015

Family Fun at PJ Goes to Camp

Tags: Family, Federation

Family Fun at PJ Goes to Camp

Tons of ruach (spirit) and lots of smiles! Jewish Cleveland families had a great day at PJ Goes to Camp for Family Fun Day.

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06/26/2015

Jenna's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Blog, I-connect

Jenna's Onward Israel Experience

Meet Jenna. She’s a Clevelander who attends Ohio University, but this summer she’s interning in Israel! Jenna is a participant with Onward Israel Cleveland, a program that allows 20-25 year olds to spend their summers living, working, and playing for 8 weeks in Tel Aviv. Follow Jenna’s journey on this blog each week, and to learn more about all Israel opportunities, visit I-connect page.

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06/24/2015

June Update from Women's Philanthropy

Tags: Women, Blog

June Update from Women's Philanthropy

I remember my first day of work after college vividly. My manager sat me down for an introductory chat and stated flatly, “if it’s going well, don’t screw it up.”

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