07/15/2015

Meet Mara

Tags: I-connect, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens

Mara Geller visited Israel for the first time when she was 16. After graduating from high school and continuing her education at the University of Michigan, Mara joined Hillel and went on Birthright with her best friend. One night while on the beach in Tel Aviv, she and her friend promised each other to return one day to live in Tel Aviv.

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07/15/2015

Josh and Becca’s Israel by Design

Tags: I-connect, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Partner

Josh and Becca met as counselors at summer camp and got engaged in August 2014. In the months leading up to their wedding, they spent six months on a Masa Israel Fellowship, living and learning in Haifa.

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07/15/2015

Meet Jeremy: Israel is my Reality

Tags: I-connect, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Teens

When Jeremy Goldberg’s grandparents relocated from the northeast to Lorain, Ohio, a small town 25 minutes outside of Cleveland about sixty years ago, there were many other Jewish families planted along the lake. By the time Jeremy began elementary school, he was one of five Jewish students in his class.

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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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