06/03/2019

Why We Volunteer with the Maltz Museum

Tags: Federation, Volunteer, Partner Agency

Why We Volunteer with the Maltz Museum

Volunteer as a Docent at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, one of Federation’s beneficiary agencies.

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06/03/2019

Volunteer of the Month: Meet Maury Greenstein

Tags: Federation, Volunteer, Cemetery, impact

Volunteer of the Month: Meet Maury Greenstein

Find out how Maury Greenstein is making an IMPACT! by volunteering.

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06/03/2019

Supporting Each Other and Jewish Cleveland at the Women's Philanthropy Spring Brunch

Tags: Federation, Video, Women

Supporting Each Other and Jewish Cleveland at the Women's Philanthropy Spring Brunch

This year, more than 350 women from across our diverse community came together to support each other and Jewish Cleveland at our annual Spring event. This tremendous turnout is further evidence of our shared commitment to making room for – and listening to – one another, no matter the topic.

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05/30/2019

My Jewish Learning: The Conversation I Regret

Tags: Family, Education, Interfaith, Partners

My Jewish Learning: The Conversation I Regret

Early on in my rabbinate, I decided I would officiate at weddings for interfaith couples if they agreed to have a Jewish family and raise Jewish children. I honestly hadn’t given the issue much thought and believed this was a typical position of many of my fellow Reform rabbinical colleagues. I remember one conversation in which the couple did not agree to these parameters and I refused to officiate at their wedding.

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05/28/2019

Five Questions with Youth Futures

Tags: Federation, Israel, Israel & Overseas

Five Questions with Youth Futures

Youth Futures, Ruthi Shenfeld and regional director, Shlomit Abergel discuss how they're mentoring at-risk youth in Israel

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05/23/2019

Accepting Nominations: Gries Family Award for Community Leadership

Tags: Leadership, Federation

The Gries awardee each year is someone who has demonstrated extensive top leadership in Federation and other local Jewish organization activities, as well as significant leadership in Greater Cleveland’s general community.

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05/17/2019

Five Questions with Tamara Cofman Wittes

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Israel, Overseas

Five Questions with Tamara Cofman Wittes

Even though she grew up in East Lansing, Michigan – “enemy territory” as she calls it – Tamara Cofman Wittes headed south to Northeast Ohio to get her undergrad at Oberlin College. Her senior year, she wrote her thesis on the history of Jewish Cleveland, which sparked a successful career researching Jewish and Middle Eastern culture. Today, she serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization in Washington, D.C.

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05/16/2019

Judith Wolkoff to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Award

Tags: Federation, PR, Awards, Women, Volunteer

Judith Wolkoff to Receive Prestigious Irene Zehman Award

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland announced today that Judith Wolkoff, an active volunteer with the Transplant House of Cleveland, is the 2019 recipient of the Irene Zehman Award. Each year, the Federation recognizes an unsung Jewish woman or group of women who demonstrate the highest ideals and practices of volunteer service on behalf of the Jewish and/or general community. Wolkoff, a Pepper Pike resident, will be honored at the Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Spring Brunch on June 2 at 11:45 am at Landerhaven (6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights).

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05/10/2019

Happy Mother's Day, Jewish Cleveland!

Tags: Federation, Women, Young Adults, Families

Happy Mother's Day, Jewish Cleveland!

Happy Mother's Day, Cleveland! We asked Federation professionals to share their favorite part about being a mom, and why they love their own mom!

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05/10/2019

Yom Ha'atzmaut Draws More Than 1,000 to Cleveland Celebration

Tags: Federation, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Young Families, Women, Teens

Yom Ha'atzmaut Draws More Than 1,000 to Cleveland Celebration

More than 1,000 people schmoozed, partied, listened to performers and danced at a Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration May 9 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights.

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