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07/17/2015

Hillel was my life, Israel is my love

Tags: Israel, PR, Overseas, Partner, Blog

Hillel was my life, Israel is my love

Soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces uncovered similarities in their work with troubled youth during a visit to Bellefaire JCB in University Heights on April 24. The soldiers, who were visiting Cleveland for a week to participate in Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut ceremonies in the area, engaged in a professional exchange of ideas with Bellefaire employees and mental health professionals during their time at the facility.

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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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06/26/2015

Jenna's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Israel, Overseas, Young Adults, Women, Blog, I-connect

Jenna's Onward Israel Experience

Meet Jenna. She’s a Clevelander who attends Ohio University, but this summer she’s interning in Israel! Jenna is a participant with Onward Israel Cleveland, a program that allows 20-25 year olds to spend their summers living, working, and playing for 8 weeks in Tel Aviv. Follow Jenna’s journey on this blog each week, and to learn more about all Israel opportunities, visit I-connect page.

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06/24/2015

June Update from Women's Philanthropy

Tags: Women, Blog

June Update from Women's Philanthropy

I remember my first day of work after college vividly. My manager sat me down for an introductory chat and stated flatly, “if it’s going well, don’t screw it up.”

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06/24/2015

Our Federation Story: In our DNA

Tags: Women, Blog

Our Federation Story: In our DNA

I grew up at the largest reform temple in North America, Temple Israel, in West Bloomfield, Michigan. As the great-granddaughter of a founding member, all of the major milestones in my life occurred there.

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06/15/2015

Preserving Our Jewish Cemeteries

Tags: Cemetery, Federation, Giving, Blog

Preserving Our Jewish Cemeteries

When I first came to work at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland more than 25 years ago, I was given a daunting task: managing the care and preservation of our community’s Jewish cemeteries. Even though I have lived in Cleveland my entire life, it was not until I began my work at the Federation that I heard others mentioning local cemeteries that I never knew about. I later realized that many of our older Jewish cemeteries depict the history and movement of our community.

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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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