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10/07/2023

Join Us: Gathering in Support of Israel on October 9

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Join Us: Gathering in Support of Israel on October 9

We invite you to join us for a special community gathering in support of Israel on Monday, October 9 at 5 pm at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland offices in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Building (25701 Science Park Drive). This event will feature comments from local clergy, community leaders, and others as we come together to demonstrate our unshakeable stand with Israel at this time of crisis.

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09/27/2023

Ohio House of Representatives Explore Israel Together

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Ohio House of Representatives Explore Israel Together

“Hine ma tov, shevet achim gam yachad, how good it is for brothers & sisters to sit together.” These words rang true throughout our recent trip to Israel with a delegation of leaders from the Ohio House of Representatives hosted by Ohio Jewish Communities and the Negev Foundation.

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09/14/2023

Let the Best About Us Guide Us Forward

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Let the Best About Us Guide Us Forward

HaYom Harat Olam – today the world is born. Each year on Rosh Hashanah, we celebrate the birthday of the world and renew creation in its entirety. To celebrate a birthday and begin anew is an incredible dichotomy. We retain the wisdom of all that has come before while getting to start over. This is a unique opportunity to bring forward as individuals and as a community only the best of our past to enrich our future.

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07/26/2023

Tisha B'Av and Hope for the Future

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Tisha B'Av and Hope for the Future

As the Jewish world mourns the destruction of the Temple and a long list of other horrific events that have happened on this date to the Jewish people, it’s hard not to draw parallels between the lessons learned from Tisha B’Av and our current political climate.

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03/31/2023

Leaving Egypt

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Leaving Egypt

We were slaves in Egypt (avadim hayinu). This yearly reminder at Passover is core to our Jewish memory and culture. The retelling of the exodus from Egypt reminds us of the bitterness of slavery, the journey to freedom, and how we became a Jewish nation.

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03/17/2023

When Jews Are Hurting, We Are There

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When Jews Are Hurting, We Are There

When Jews are hurting anywhere in the world, we show up. When Israel is hurting, we show up. This week, we traveled to Israel for 24 hours because Israel is hurting. We joined leaders from Jewish communities across North America to show our love for our Israeli brothers and sisters at this challenging time.

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02/23/2023

Lighting a Third Shabbat Candle for Ukraine

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Lighting a Third Shabbat Candle for Ukraine

We were there from the start. One year ago tomorrow the war in Ukraine began. Immediately, the Jewish Federation, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and their partners mobilized to deliver lifesaving aid and care for tens of thousands of Jews and their neighbors in and outside of Ukraine.

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02/17/2023

Keeping Jewish Cleveland Safe

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Keeping Jewish Cleveland Safe

This week, we had one of the most important discussions that our Federation can have – one that is sadly still needed to have. This week, we met with middle schoolers at Gross Schechter Day School to discuss all that we are doing to help keep them safe.

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11/23/2022

Keeping Cleveland Stronger Than Hate

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Keeping Cleveland Stronger Than Hate

This time in the Hebrew calendar is known for heshbon hanefesh – accounting of the soul, a time of self-reflection.

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10/21/2022

Dollars Given Locally Help Around the World, Too

Tags: Federation, Blog, Overseas, Israel

Dollars Given Locally Help Around the World, Too

Almost five weeks ago, I walked into the Addis Ababa airport to greet 209 Ethiopian Jews who were about to make aliyah, ending the wait their families had endured for generations – to fulfill the promise of making their way to Jerusalem “delivered on the wings of eagles.” The strength, courage and focus of these men, women, and children were every bit as steadfast as the wings on the airplane that was about to fly four hours to Israel, where their dreams would finally come true.

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