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09/26/2018

Call for Entries: 2019 Creative Arts Contest

Tags: Arts, Federation, Advocacy, Holidays, Awards, PR

Call for Entries: 2019 Creative Arts Contest

Calling all Middle and High School Students: Enter your essays and artwork for the 2019 Yom Hashoah V’Hagvurah Creative Arts Contest, Cleveland’s Commemoration of the Holocaust & Heroism.

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06/22/2018

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

Tags: Federation, PR, Arts, Israel, Overseas

On the Grill’ Serves Conflict at Israeli Party at Dobama Theatre

In Israel, like in the United States, Independence Day is often celebrated with family and friends around the grill. But it’s also a time for tension in a new play from Israel that received its North American debut at Dobama Theatre last night.

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06/20/2018

#MyMilestones: Learning Alongside Your Intern

Tags: Federation, Arts

#MyMilestones: Learning Alongside Your Intern

Debbie Yasinow, Director of the Federation's Cleveland Israel Arts Connection, reflects on her time supervising Cory Irwin through the Milestones Autism Resources internship program. Read about her experience in the blog below, as featured in the Milestones Autism Resources blog.

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06/01/2018

Dobama Adds Israeli Best Play ‘On the Grill’ to Summer Schedule

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Dobama Adds Israeli Best Play ‘On the Grill’ to Summer Schedule

It started in 2015 with an offer to go to Israel.

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05/23/2018

Announcing the American Premiere of "ON THE GRILL"

Tags: Federation, Video, Arts, Israel, Overseas

Announcing the American Premiere of "ON THE GRILL"

A special summer event: the American Premiere of ON THE GRILL, running June 21-July 8,

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05/16/2018

Experiencing Israel through Arts and Culture

Tags: Federation, Blog, Arts, Israel, Overseas

Experiencing Israel through Arts and Culture

We recently concluded our 8-day Israel Arts and Culture Mission with a beautiful dinner at the Israel Museum, where our group got to share a few thoughts about what we experienced as we explored the depth and breadth of visual arts, music, dance, theater, architecture, literature, jewelry and textile design, and of course, the culinary arts! Somehow we managed to fit in all of those things between meals!

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04/23/2018

Enjoying "Milk and Honey" in Cleveland

Tags: Federation, Arts, Israel

Enjoying "Milk and Honey" in Cleveland

In 1961, John F. Kennedy took office as the 35th president of the United States, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to fly into space, and Israel was of Bar Mitzvah age – 13. But also in 1961, the play, "Milk and Honey," debuted on Broadway, becoming the first musical ever set in Israel. "Milk and Honey" captures a community – the Jewish community – in Israel as it was, building their land from the ground up. This musical gives the audience a chance to see Israel for the first time through the main characters’ eyes.

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04/20/2018

The Current State of Israeli Cinema: A Conversation with Polishuk

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The Current State of Israeli Cinema: A Conversation with Polishuk

Israeli cinema has grown from a fledgling industry with poor cinematography, curtailed subject matter and low box office sales to a darling of world film festivals and an increasingly visible and promising industry.

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04/11/2018

Rocking Out for Israel's 70th Birthday

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Rocking Out for Israel's 70th Birthday

Jewish Cleveland – get ready to rock out for Israel’s 70th birthday! This year, our community is coming together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut on April 19 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights with a concert featuring Israeli superstar, David Broza, alongside two up-and-coming music stars, Tamar Eisenman and Maya Isac. “It’s the ultimate in specialness to have David Broza perform here in Cleveland for Israel’s birthday,” said Scott Simon, Concert Co-Chair.

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04/02/2018

Cory’s Story

Tags: Federation, Arts

Cory’s Story

Over the years, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland has accumulated an extensive Israeli and Jewish art collection. And thanks to our recent Cleveland Israel Arts Connection intern, Cory Irwin, we are able to learn the stories behind each piece. During his six month internship, Cory cataloged the art collection and researched the history of each piece.

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