04/22/2015

Honoring Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Tags: Israel, Holidays, Blog, Federation, Advocacy

Honoring Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Shalom (Hello). My name is Kobi Dostakam, and I am proud to be a Colonel in the IDF and head of the 2015 IDF delegation to Cleveland. I am married to Marina, have four children and have been serving in the IDF for 26 years. Tonight, we mark Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel.

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04/17/2015

Idan Raichel Project to rock Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration April 23

Tags: PR

Idan Raichel Project to rock Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration April 23

Israeli singer-songwriter and musician Idan Raichel recalls having a warm feeling when his band, the Idan Raichel Project, made its Cleveland debut in February 2013 at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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04/17/2015

Mifgash (encounter) in Cleveland

Tags: Teens, Israel, Partner

Mifgash (encounter) in Cleveland
Having the Israelis stay with us was a truly incredible experience.
I was lucky enough to be paired with a girl, Inbal, who spoke fluent English. Bringing her to hang out with my friends, giving her a tour around Shaker Heights, and bringing her to school may have been even more interesting for me than it was for her. While she was experiencing a new culture outside of her own, I was provided with an outside perspective on my daily life, which is rare.
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04/17/2015

Our Israel Mission

Tags: Teens, Israel, Beit Shean, Partner

Our Israel Mission

Ever since the Israelis left, we’ve been counting down the days until we see them again. Reuniting with our Israelis is one of the many reasons we’re anxious for our 10-day mission.

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04/17/2015

Our Beit She’an Family

Tags: Teens, Israel, Beit Shean, Partner

Our Beit She’an Family

As a member of icnext, I was given an opportunity to view Israel as an insider and abandon my tourist outlook on the country. I accomplished this goal of connecting and engaging with Israel by living with the Dalal family in Beit She'an.

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04/17/2015

Back Home

Tags: Teens, Israel, Partner

Back Home

Throughout our Israel trip, each one of us has seen so many unique people and places. There is no way to recreate once-in-a-lifetime experiences

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04/16/2015

Watch Now: Holocaust Education Video

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Video, Women, Israel, Overseas, Family, Teens, Arts, Advocacy

Watch Now: Holocaust Education Video

No words can adequately describe the suffering of those who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust firsthand. And, no words can adequately describe the heartache felt by the hundreds of Cleveland community members who join together each year to listen to survivors tell their stories at Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah, on Holocaust Remembrance Day. We created this video in partnership with Kol Israel Foundation to share the importance of Holocaust education. Today, children survivors are nearing the end of their lives and we won’t be able to hear their stories firsthand forever. Please watch and share as we say “Never Again.”

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04/15/2015

700+ Attend 111th Annual Meeting

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Video, Women, Israel, Overseas, Family, Teens

700+ Attend 111th Annual Meeting

700+ filled the room and tuned in via Live Stream to celebrate the strength of our community at our 111th Annual Meeting!

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04/15/2015

2015 Irene Zehman Award Winners

Tags: Awards, Federation, Video, Featured, PR, Women

2015 Irene Zehman Award Winners

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland continued 90+ year tradition by recognizing the recipient of the distinguished Charles Eisenman Award for exceptional civic contributions: Harley I. Gross. The Federation honored Harley at the 111th Annual Meeting on April 14 at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation.

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04/15/2015

Gross Receives Eisenman Award

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Gross Receives Eisenman Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland continued 90+ year tradition by recognizing the recipient of the distinguished Charles Eisenman Award for exceptional civic contributions: Harley I. Gross. The Federation honored Harley at the 111th Annual Meeting on April 14 at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation.

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