02/06/2024

Upcoming Events for You

Tags: Federation, Young Adults, Volunteer, Women, Arts, Young Families

Upcoming Events for You

We hope to see you at our February events. This month, we are welcoming Israeli activist and speaker Hen Mazzig to Cleveland for a number of events, hosting two Pajama Havdallah events for young families, presenting our latest Roe Green Gallery exhibit to the community, and more.

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02/01/2024

Remembering Darrell A. Young

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Remembering Darrell A. Young

We are saddened to share the loss of Darrell A. Young z"l, Federation Board of Trustee.

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01/22/2024

Two-Way Street

Tags: Federation, legacy, Philanthropy

Two-Way Street

Jill Miller Zimon grew up in Connecticut, and the town where she lived for the first 12 years of her life had just a handful of other Jewish families. Although she was in the minority, Jill always felt proud of her identity as a Jewish person.

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01/17/2024

Amir (Alan) Jaffa Named Jewish Federation of Cleveland General Campaign Chair

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Amir (Alan) Jaffa Named Jewish Federation of Cleveland General Campaign Chair

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland has named Amir (Alan) Jaffa as its next chair for the Campaign for Jewish Needs. Jaffa will be responsible for providing leadership, vision, and strategy for the Federation’s annual fundraising effort. Jaffa, 52, is the CEO for Safeguard, a property management firm. He succeeds Beth Wain Brandon in this volunteer role.

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01/16/2024

Accepting Nominations: Charles Eisenman Award

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Accepting Nominations: Charles Eisenman Award

The Charles Eisenman Award, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s highest civic honor, was first awarded in 1924 by the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to recognize individuals or organizations for exceptional civic contributions.

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01/15/2024

A Motto for Living

Tags: Federation, legacy, Philanthropy

A Motto for Living

When asked how she would like to be remembered, Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein carefully considered how to respond in a way that covered everything. For her, everything is her family AND her community.

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01/14/2024

100th Day of October 7

Tags: Federation, Blog, Israel

100th Day of October 7

Today is the 100th day since October 7. 100 days since terrorists viciously attacked Israel and murdered over 1,200 people and kidnapped 240 others. 100 days since everything changed.

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01/08/2024

Providing a Thriving Jewish Life for All

Tags: Federation, legacy, Philanthropy

Providing a Thriving Jewish Life for All

Beth and Frank Rosenberg both grew up in Shaker Heights, but their paths did not cross until after college when a friend introduced them. Beth went to Shaker Heights public schools, and Frank attended the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School (then Agnon), then Shaker Heights public schools for middle school onward. Both were active in youth groups, Beth in the North American Federation of Temple Youth Northeast Lakes Region (then NELFTY now NFTY NEL) and Frank in Betar. They each brought meaningful aspects of their Jewish values to their marriage and created a family together that combined their values of Jewish observance and community participation. To this day, the Rosenberg family (Frank’s four siblings and their families) has Shabbat dinner together every week.

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01/05/2024

Letter to Cleveland City Council from Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Tags: Federation, Israel, Advocacy

Letter to Cleveland City Council from Jewish Federation of Cleveland

It has been over 90 days since Israel was attacked on October 7. The conversation has evolved over time, and we would like to clearly state the perspective of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland as it relates to the events of October 7 and the conversation regarding a ceasefire.

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01/02/2024

Federation’s Winter Break Lunch Program Fills a Need

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Federation’s Winter Break Lunch Program Fills a Need

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland held its annual Winter Break Lunch Program over six days between Dec. 19 and Dec. 28 at the May Dugan Center in Cleveland.

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