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06/10/2015

Meet a New Jew – In Person!

Tags: Dating, Women, Young Adults, Federation, Blog

Meet a New Jew – In Person!

You know every Jew in Cleveland, right? Eh, probably not. It might feel like you know everyone, but with Cleveland’s summer parties upon us, you can expand your social circle or even meet the love of your life.

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05/28/2015

“Chopped”: Cleveland Edition

Tags: Food, Young Adults, Federation, Blog

“Chopped”: Cleveland Edition

So there I was, uncomfortably staring down a plate of cheez-it dusted tostadas with a garlic spinach remoulade and spicy mustard emulsion. Grandma’s brisket and matzah ball soup this was not.

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05/27/2015

Houston Floods

Tags: Federation, Advocacy, Giving, Blog

Houston Floods

As you all are aware, in the past two days heavy rain has contributed to wide-spread flooding in Houston. Inundating hundreds of homes in high-density Jewish neighborhoods, the situation is a nightmare for thousands of people who have been shut off from municipal services, highways and schools.

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05/22/2015

Believe-land?

Tags: Blog, Young Adults, Women, Dating, Family, Volunteer

Believe-land?

In 2004, I moved to Cleveland, clad with a winter coat that more resembled a sleeping bag than any sort of shapely outerwear, nostalgic memories of a sun tan, and the phone number of some distant relatives. I knew no one else.

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05/20/2015

A D’var Torah on Shavuot

Tags: Divrei Torah, Blog, Federation, Holidays, Leadership

The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Board of Trustees Meeting on May 20, 2015. This upcoming Shabbos we read Parsha Bamidbar, the first parsha in the Book of Numbers, Bamidbar.

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05/13/2015

Count the Omer & Find your Soulmate

Tags: Dating, Women, Young Adults, Video, Federation, Blog

Count the Omer & Find your Soulmate

Who is Omer? Sounds familiar. Hmm. Is he that Israeli who played for the Cavs while LeBron was in Miami? Nah, that’s Omri. Omri Caspi. So, who is Omer?

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04/28/2015

A Mission to Cuba

Tags: Divrei Torah, Overseas, Missions, Trips, & Travel, Federation, Blog

A Mission to Cuba

I recently returned from a Mission to Cuba, traveling with a small cohort of Cleveland community members and the Federation.

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04/24/2015

2,000+ Celebrate Israel’s 67th

Tags: Israel, Holidays, Blog, Federation, Advocacy, Women, Teens, Family, Young Adults, Arts

2,000+ Celebrate Israel’s 67th

A night to remember! Thousands of community members celebrated Israel's 67th birthday, big and loud. 

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04/24/2015

A Druze Hero in the IDF

Tags: Israel, Holidays, Blog, Federation, Campaign

A Druze Hero in the IDF

My name is Major Rushdi Bader, and I am an officer in the Israel Defense Forces. I want to tell you about my brother, Zedan, while I am here in Cleveland and far away from our holy country.

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04/22/2015

Honoring Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Tags: Israel, Holidays, Blog, Federation, Advocacy

Honoring Israel's Fallen Soldiers

Shalom (Hello). My name is Kobi Dostakam, and I am proud to be a Colonel in the IDF and head of the 2015 IDF delegation to Cleveland. I am married to Marina, have four children and have been serving in the IDF for 26 years. Tonight, we mark Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel.

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