05/29/2015

IDF strengthens partnership with Bellefaire

Tags: Israel, PR, Overseas

IDF strengthens partnership with Bellefaire

Soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces uncovered similarities in their work with troubled youth during a visit to Bellefaire JCB in University Heights on April 24. The soldiers, who were visiting Cleveland for a week to participate in Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremonies in the area, engaged in a professional exchange of ideas with Bellefaire employees and mental health professionals during their time at the facility.

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05/28/2015

“Chopped”: Cleveland Edition

Tags: Food, Young Adults, Federation, Blog

“Chopped”: Cleveland Edition

So there I was, uncomfortably staring down a plate of cheez-it dusted tostadas with a garlic spinach remoulade and spicy mustard emulsion. Grandma’s brisket and matzah ball soup this was not.

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05/27/2015

Welcome, Federation Interns!

Tags: College, Federation, Young Adults, Jobs

Welcome, Federation Interns!

We welcome the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s 2015 Summer Interns! Get to know the group of college students who will be spending their summer at the Federation.

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05/27/2015

Houston Floods

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Giving, Blog

Houston Floods

As you all are aware, in the past two days heavy rain has contributed to wide-spread flooding in Houston. Inundating hundreds of homes in high-density Jewish neighborhoods, the situation is a nightmare for thousands of people who have been shut off from municipal services, highways and schools.

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05/26/2015

“One Hour a Day” Exhibit Inspires

Tags: Arts, Federation, Israel, Overseas

“One Hour a Day” Exhibit Inspires

Inspired! Energized! Excited! This is how guests are feeling after visiting the Roe Green Gallery’s new exhibit One Hour a Day by famed Israeli artist Shai Azoulay.

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05/23/2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill

Tags: Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Bill

Bill Jones is a consummate volunteer now that he retired from his profession in sales and marketing in the polymer chemistry industry. Always up for new adventures, Bill recently returned from the Federation's Volunteer Beit Shean 2-week program in Israel.

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05/22/2015

Believe-land?

Tags: Blog, Young Adults, Women, Dating, Family, Volunteer

Believe-land?

In 2004, I moved to Cleveland, clad with a winter coat that more resembled a sleeping bag than any sort of shapely outerwear, nostalgic memories of a sun tan, and the phone number of some distant relatives. I knew no one else.

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05/22/2015

Mazel Tov, The Terrific Trio

Tags: Awards, Women, Federation

Mazel Tov, The Terrific Trio

Mazel Tov to The Gathering Place Warehouse’s Terrific Trio – Ellen Neye, Margo Roth, and Marcia Schumann – this year’s recipient of the Irene Zehman Award for excellence in volunteer service. Learn more about the Terrific Trio’s accomplishments in this short video.

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05/22/2015

Women's Luncheon Draws 800

Tags: Women, Federation, Leadership, Young Adults

Women's Luncheon Draws 800

An afternoon to remember! More than 800 Jewish Cleveland women gathered in celebration at the Women's Spring Luncheon, featuring Cleveland native and COO of Instagram, Inc. Marne Levine.

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05/20/2015

Cheesecake for Shavuot

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

Cheesecake for Shavuot

Shavuot, which begins on the evening of May 23, is also known as Chag HaBikkurim, which celebrates the season’s harvest of its first and best fruits. In ancient times, farmers would tie reeds around the first ripening fruits and grains in their fields. The designated produce, called bikkurim, was harvested upon ripening. Following harvest, the farmers made a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem for Shavuot where each farmer presented his bikkurim to a priest. During the presentation ceremony the farmer thanked G-d for his sustenance provided by nature.

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