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03/28/2014

One man’s legacy keeps many smiling

Tags: Legacy, Blog, Giving

A native Texan, Stanley Blum and his beloved wife, Betty (z”l), moved to Cleveland in 1970 where he became senior vice president at Uncle Bill’s. After “retiring,” Stanley remained in Cleveland, and with a partner, spent the next 17 years creating and marketing 14 unique inventions.

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10/01/2013

Hanoch Piven Artist Statement

Tags: Arts, Blog

Hanoch Piven Artist Statement

I owe my career, in part, to…Saddam Hussein, or more accurately to an accident involving him.

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10/26/2012

From Russia, With Love

Tags: Overseas, Blog

From Russia, With Love

The personal reflections of Neil Waxman (Overseas Connections Commitee Chair) on the St. Petersburg Mission.

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09/10/2012

Our Work Began in 1998

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Blog

Our Work Began in 1998

JCF’s work began during the worst economic conditions facing Russia since WWII: the ruble crashed, the stock market fell 75%, and the government defaulted on its debt.

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09/10/2012

The Beginnings of a Great Partnership

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Blog

The Beginnings of a Great Partnership

JCF’s work began during the worst economic conditions facing Russia since WWII: the ruble crashed, the stock market fell 75%, and the government defaulted on its debt.

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08/27/2012

Cleveland's Engagement with St. Petersburg

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Blog

Cleveland's Engagement with St. Petersburg

The back-story to Cleveland's engagement with St. Petersburg, Russia.

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08/27/2012

JFC Mission to St. Petersburg, Russia

Tags: Russia, Overseas, Blog, Missions, Trips, & Travel

JFC Mission to St. Petersburg, Russia

Until the late 1700’s, Russia generally prohibited Jews from living within its boundaries, but suddenly found itself the “beneficiary” of over 1,000,000 Jews upon the annexation of Poland. From that period until recent times, Russian policy toward its Jews has vacillated between assimilation, discrimination, and isolation, compounded by 4 years of Nazi assault on the Pale of Settlement, bringing desecration and mass execution.

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