By now I hope you have heard about the tremendous success of our 2020 Campaign for Jewish Needs! Our amazingly generous community raised $33.1 million by more than 13,000 donors representing 9,869 gifts, and Women’s Philanthropy raised $4.4 million from 3,550 donors. This record-setting number will allow us to do so much good for those in need in Cleveland, Israel and around the world.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland's Saltzman Youth Panel program educates Jewish Cleveland students about the philanthropic process and responding to Jewish and general community needs.
I hope you had a wonderful summer and have been enjoying the beautiful weather we've had. Take full advantage, because fall is right around the corner! Along with fall comes the start of our annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, and the many exciting events that come along with it. I hope you will be able to join us!
Recently, Jason and Allison joined a few other members of the Cleveland cohort on a NYLC world mission study to Cleveland’s sister city of St. Petersburg, Russia and Tbilisi, Georgia to see the impact our Campaign dollars are making. They reflected on what this mission meant to them.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful and meaningful Passover, replete with beautiful seders spent with family and friends. I know that I did and I really enjoyed the time spent together. As we are now getting a true taste of spring, it is time to look forward to our Spring Brunch, which is a new take on our Annual Spring Luncheon.
We invite you to read this message from National Women's Philanthropy (NWP) Board Member, Sandi Fried from Kansas City.
Thanks to all of you, we have once again demonstrated the Power of Women in the 2019 Campaign for Jewish Needs. Women’s Philanthropy raised $4,365,891 from 3,714 donors this year! Through our efforts, women helped in reversing the donor count for the first time in over a decade, bringing us to over 10,000 donors in total.
The Saltzman youth panel 2018-2019 is off to an amazing start! We are already on pace to have a great year and make a huge impact in our Jewish Community.
More than 3,000 people attended the 87th GA which took place this year Tel Aviv, Israel. The annual event came at an interesting time as Jews across North America have increasing voiced frustration over decisions made by the Government of Israel that adversely impacts them.
The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Board of Trustees Meeting on July 25, 2018.