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09/09/2016

Celebrate the Coming of the New Year

Tags: Federation, Blog

We are in the Hebrew month of Elul, the month before Rosh Hashanah, the month that we hear the sound of the shofar at daily morning prayers. The shofar blast is designed to “startle” us – to prepare us for the deep introspection that marks the new year.

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08/31/2016

Sammie's Internship with Onward Israel

Tags: Onward, Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Israel, Overseas

Sammie's Internship with Onward Israel

Hi, my name is Sammie Jacobs. I was born and raised in Beachwood, and will be a Senior at Case Western Reserve University this fall. I participated on Onward Israel this past summer, and was one of 42 Clevelanders who went on Onward this year.

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08/23/2016

D’var Torah: August 2016

Tags: Divrei Torah, Blog, Federation, Leadership

The following d’var torah was presented at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Board of Trustees Meeting on August 18, 2016.

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08/23/2016

Sammie's Onward Israel Experience

Tags: Onward, Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Israel, Overseas

Sammie's Onward Israel Experience

Hi, my name is Sammie Jacobs. I was born and raised in Beachwood, and will be a Senior at Case Western Reserve University this fall. I participated on Onward Israel this past summer, and was one of 42 Clevelanders who went on Onward this year.

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08/22/2016

My #JewishCleveland: Doug Breitenbach

Tags: Federation, Blog, Young Adult, Partners

My #JewishCleveland: Doug Breitenbach

Leader. Ambitious. Hard worker. 29-year-old Doug Breitenbach is all this and more. A Cleveland native, Doug recently moved back home after living and building a successful wealth management career in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

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08/08/2016

A Message from Jennifer Korach

Tags: Women, Blog

A Message from Jennifer Korach

In July, I had the pleasure of traveling on the Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission (CCD) with our international partner, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The purpose of the CCD Mission is to give local Federation lay leaders an opportunity to see the work JFNA does overseas and bring back stories to share with donors of where campaign dollars are being utilized and how they are assisting Jews in need around the globe. This year's trip began in Paris and ended in Israel.

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08/08/2016

Coaching Circles Help Women Connect, Grow, and Learn

Tags: Women, Blog

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In January, Women’s Philanthropy launched Coaching Circles, a leadership development program aimed to offer women a supportive and motivating environment to connect through meaningful conversations and peer coaching. Coaching Circles was created to give participants an opportunity to work with seasoned lay leaders to help enhance leadership skills and talents. This program has enabled women to establish new relationships, learn skills related to leadership, develop in an area that is a current challenge related to a career or community volunteerism, and learn about the Federation.

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08/02/2016

My #JewishCleveland: Donny Zigdon

Tags: Federation, Blog, Young Adult

My #JewishCleveland: Donny Zigdon

Being part of Jewish Cleveland is special. It’s like nowhere else. No matter what stage of life you’re in, the Federation is here to support you. And I’m not just saying that, I speak from personal experience.

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05/27/2016

A Memorial Day Message

Tags: Federation, Blog

A Memorial Day Message

Two weeks ago I was sitting in the Yom Hazikaron memorial ceremony for Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. As I contemplated the lives lost my thoughts dwelled on the steep price that was paid for Jewish freedom and the price of young lives still lost each year in defense of Israel. And then I thought about the price of freedom that has been paid by so many to defend our way of life in America.

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05/20/2016

My #JewishCleveland: Kerry Kertesz

Tags: Federation, Blog, Young Adult

My #JewishCleveland: Kerry Kertesz

Hi, my name is Kerry Kertesz and Jewish Cleveland is my home. I grew up here, attending Camp Wise and going to Hebrew school at Park Synagogue. These childhood experiences helped me build my identity, and here–in Jewish Cleveland–I learned to be proud of who I was and my Jewish heritage.

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